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Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores. “At this time we do not suspect […]

Reader’s Lens: Fisheye lens on the forest canopy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:01
Seattle Times reader Martin Palmer’s artful photo of trees along a trail in the North Cascades.

SIFF 2015: 12 highlights of week three

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 05:57
Week three of the Seattle International Film Festival includes special events, such as a night of disco. “The Glamour & the Squalor,” “3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets,” and “Paper Tigers” are among the films recommended by Seattle Times reviewers.

Diller Room a divey oasis in downtown Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 05:44
Amid the high-rises, this charmingly unburnished hole-in-the-wall is a welcome place to stop in for a drink.

Popular cash-for-grass program expands during drought

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 05:01
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major water wholesaler on Tuesday added $350 million to its budget to replenish a cash-for-grass program that has gained popularity during the California drought with homeowners, landlords and businesses looking to replace water-draining lawns. The giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board approved the additional money to pay homeowners […]

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, what to watch for

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:58
The Sounders can assume outright control of first place in the Western Conference with a win Wednesday night against the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field. Here’s what to watch for. Last time out: Seattle 3, Colorado 1 on April 18 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Lamar Neagle scored twice as the Sounders edged a wide-open […]

Singapore Airlines investigates jet that lost power in both engines during flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:54
SINGAPORE  — Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it is investigating how one of its jets suffered a loss of power in both of its engines over the weekend and descended 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai. The Airbus A330-300 was carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members when […]

Point guard Renee Montgomery welcomes fresh start with Storm

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:12
Montgomery appears to be developing as starter Sue Bird’s backup, but coach Jenny Boucek said it’s too early to predict season rotations and roles.

Washington scores well in latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate report

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:58
The Washington football program ranked second and the men’s basketball team was fourth among Pac-12  teams in Academic Progress Rate scores released by the NCAA on Wednesday for the 2013-14 school year. The Huskies’ football team four-year rolling average increased to 977 – up from 967 last year and above the national average of 956 […]

U2’s longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:56
NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area. U2 frontman Bono posted a statement Wednesday on the band’s website about Sheehan’s death. “We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it […]

FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:54
The head of the Federal Communications Commission is circulating a new proposal designed to close loopholes and strengthen current rules against unwanted telemarketing calls and spam text messages.

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:52
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — BASE jumpers, by nature, just want to be free. Their sport is inherently death-defying, growing at the bleeding edge of high-risk extreme sports, and they tend to be hostile to any attempt at containing their passion. In the U.S., their devil-may-care culture has been pushed out of urban areas, national parks […]

Department of Justice to help Pasco PD following fatal shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:51
The federal office of Community Oriented Policing Services will offer technical assistance and training to the Pasco Police Department following the recent shooting of an unarmed Hispanic man by officers.

Former Rep. LaTourette files claim over missed cancer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:51
Former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, has filed a claim against the government over the treatment he received from his Capitol doctors.

Nelson Cruz’s home run in ninth inning lifts Mariners to sweep of Rays

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:45
The slugger delivered once again with a three-run homer, Felix Hernandez pitched his second shutout of the season, and the M's improved to .500.

Outdoor cookbook author Tiffany Haugen offers delightful and simple bottomfish recipe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:38
The bottomfish fisheries in Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca and off the coast are generating great catches of lingcod, flounder and black rockfish. In this week’s seafood recipe of the week, outdoor cookbook author Tiffany Haugen who has a passion for preparing Pacific Northwest seafood offers a tasty herb-coated fish recipe to sweep […]

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor has spring in step thanks to injury-free offseason

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:37
Chancellor’s success is so tied to his bludgeoning style that nagging injuries can limit his effectiveness in a way they maybe don’t with other players.

Seattle’s natural medicine university hires new president

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:15
Bastyr University, Seattle's natural medicine school, has hired a new president.

Police: Greenwood pizza shop employee serves up purse-snatcher

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:12
Seattle police are crediting the employee of a Greenwood pizza shop with helping take down a suspected purse-snatcher early Wednesday morning.

Eco chic: Coasters cut from bamboo evoke the ocean

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:11
Serve up drinks in sustainable style with a set of Port Rhombus’ Skeleton Coasters, laser-cut bamboo coasters handmade in Portland.