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London’s commuters make do as strike shuts subway system

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:58
LONDON (AP) — The choices Thursday in London: take a hike, ride a bike, try to find a bus you like. Millions of commuters jammed buses, rented bicycles or simply walked for miles as a 24-hour strike shut down the British capital’s well-known subway system and threw public transport into chaos. Train drivers on the […]

Army troop cuts could grow if budget impasse persists

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of a war against the Islamic State that the Obama administration says will last many years, the Army is moving ahead with big troop cuts. And they could grow even larger unless Congress and the White House find a way to stop further across-the-board spending reductions this fall. Army […]

Connell man charged in killing of woman, son

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:45
A Connell man accused of killing his 18-year-old girlfriend and her 3-year-old son has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Boeing gets China Eastern order for 50 737s

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:43
China Eastern Airlines has ordered 50 single-aisle 737 aircraft from Boeing, the Shanghai-based carrier said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange Thursday.

Seoul: North Korean leader has so far executed 70 officials

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:43
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has executed 70 officials since taking power in late 2011 in a “reign of terror” that far exceeds the bloodshed of his dictator father’s early rule, South Korean officials said Thursday. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, at a forum in Seoul, compared […]

Baby dies after being left inside SUV in South Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:41
LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida say an 11-month-old baby died after being left inside a sport utility vehicle parked outside their apartment near Fort Lauderdale. Lauderhill police spokesman Gregory Solowsky says the baby’s parents and four other children were unloading groceries on Wednesday afternoon and forgot to get the baby out of […]

Honda announces another recall for faulty Takata air bags

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:37
TOKYO (AP) — The recalls at Honda Motor Co. over defective Takata air bags have grown by another 4.5 million vehicles, raising the tally at the Japanese automaker to 24.5 million. Tokyo-based Honda said Thursday the latest recall affects 1.63 million vehicles in Japan, but none in North America. It declined to give a regional […]

Overflowing GOP presidential field has Fox News in demand

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the stuff of Republican nightmares: Fox News runs out of advertising time. But in an election bursting with money from an expected 17 Republican presidential candidates and dozens of outside groups supporting them, NCC Media, the company that handles placement of political ads for most of the country’s cable systems, is […]

Subway planned to rebrand Jared Fogle as a family man before FBI raid

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:24
In an animated TV spot released this year, a narrated cartoon shows a sweater-clad Fogle as a new father taking his wife, Katie McLaughlin, and their two young kids—the couple have a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter—to a nearby Subway store.

Woman found fatally stabbed in Pierce County

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:20
A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says a 69-year-old woman was found fatally stabbed in her home after officers traced an abandoned Ford Explorer.

Intiman season opens with Tennessee Williams rarity

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:15
Intiman presents “Orpheus Descending” at 12th Avenue Arts in collaboration with The Williams Project.

Crews fight large fire at Walla Walla archery company

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:12
Firefighters from across the Walla Walla area battled a large blaze at a company that makes archery equipment.

July 9 TV Picks: ‘Rectify’ season premiere on Sundance

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 20:07
Also airing Thursday: “The Astronaut Wives Club” on ABC and “Aquarius” on NBC.

Study finds housing vouchers best way to keep kids in same school

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 20:02
Students who change schools are likely to fall behind academically, and helping families get stable housing can prevent that.

‘Self/Less’: Why body-swapping is a bad idea

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:05
Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds star in an attractively shot but pointless action film. Rating 2 stars out of 4.

‘The Gallows’ hangs on too many horror-movie clichés

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:05
A review of the cheap found-footage teen-horror movie, “The Gallows,” starring Reese Mishler and Ryan Shoos. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.

‘Minions’: Silly fun for the little ones

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:05
A movie review of “Minions”: The prequel to “Despicable” proves that chittery gibberish, by itself, can only carry a picture so far. But the bright colors and goofiness will keep the kids entertained. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.

Q&A: What can be done to stop pear rust?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:00
Unfortunately, there are no environmentally friendly sprays to combat Pacific Coast pear rust or trellis rust on pear trees. The best option is to remove affected leaves and twigs to try to limit the severity of the disease.

Southwest plane aborts takeoff in Chicago; no injuries

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 14:04
CHICAGO (AP) — Southwest Airlines says no one was injured when one of its planes aborted takeoff at Midway International Airport in Chicago due to a mechanical issue. Airline spokeswoman Emily Samuels says emergency responders met the Boston-bound plane Wednesday night and that the 143 passengers exited via air stairs and returned to the terminal. […]

Three-alarm blaze extinguished at Kent recycling plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 13:02
A half-acre of paper and cardboard caught fire outside a Kent recycling plant Wednesday before spreading to the interior.