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Study says dogs can be green with envy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:39
A new study suggests dogs can show a “primordial” form of jealousy — not as complex as the human emotion, but similar in that there is a social triangle and the dog is trying to make sure it, not the rival, receives the attention.

Laborers lost a lot to fast-moving wildfire, now work to rebuild lives

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:36
Fifty laborers and family members living at the King Blossom Natural orchard in Brewster lost nearly everything to the Carlton complex fire early Friday morning. Now they must rebuild their lives.

Rafal Majka of Poland wins 17th stage of Tour de France in Pyrenees

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:36
Majka takes his second stage victory, but Vincenzo Nibali of Sicily increased his overall lead to 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:34
Nazi hunters seeking to prosecute aging war criminals have been dealt a blow with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker.

Most of Wash. delegation stumps for conservation fund in Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:31
The Land and Water Conservation Fund, the nation’s main source of federal money to improve access to outdoor recreation, has never received the full funding Congress promised. After 50 years, supporters are demanding more money.

Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:40
Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America's towns and cities.

Israel flight ban extended by FAA

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:36
Safety concerns after rocket strike near Tel Aviv airport.

Thousands remain without power from fire; floods still a danger

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:35
With transmission lines down in the trail of the Carlton complex wildfire, about 7,000 Okanogan County customers remain without power as a mix of fire and rain complicates recovery efforts.

U.S. craft brewers tapping overseas markets

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:33
When the Brewers Association first gave presentations overseas about the American craft-beer scene about 10 years ago, people would laugh aloud.“They’re not laughing anymore,” said Bob Pease, chief operating officer for the U.S. beer trade group.

Wednesday's 0.74 inches of rain breaks records

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:31
Today's rainfall broke the record for the most rain on July 23 that the city's seen since 1949.

Pot growers worry wildfires will slow deliveries to retailers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:40
While record-setting wildfires engulfed Central Washington, budding marijuana businesses in the area suffered from scorched plants unfit for production, pop-up fires on farms and road closures that slowed deliveries to retailers.

Bowl game was nice but Cougars have bigger plans this year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:40
Washington State has just three viable quarterbacks on the roster but one of them is senior standout Connor Halliday. “How far can we take this thing?” Halliday asked Wednesday at the Pac-12 media days event.

Firefighters battle electrical substation fire near Seattle Center

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:36
Update at 12:29 p.m.: Seattle City Light estimates power will be restoed around Seattle Center by 2 p.m. or earlier. Power to the Monorail has been restored.

Kent woman charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:36
Update at 2:17 p.m: Hinda Osman Dhirane of Kent appeared this afternoon at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue ordered her held pending a detention  hearing next Tuesday.

Sounders sign former Timbers midfielder Aaron Long

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:35
Aaron Long was drafted last year by Portland in the SuperDraft but he never played for the Timbers. He was waived by Portland and signed last week by the Sounders.

City Light investigating morning fire at Broad Street substation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:32
A fire at a power substation near Seattle Center sent a plume of black smoke into the air Wednesday morning but did not cause any injuries, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Meat supplier in China scandal grew up as McDonald’s butcher

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:31
OSI Group, a privately held company based in Aurora, Ill., was thrust into the spotlight this weekend when a Chinese TV station reported that one of its Shanghai plants repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them.

Judge dismisses excessive-force claim against SPD

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:29
U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly on Monday granted the city of Seattle’s motion to dismiss remaining claims brought by David Rengo, who had alleged a Seattle police officer choked him.

Seattle police: Blacks disproportionately cited for public pot use

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:24
A report by Seattle police shows blacks were disproportionately cited for consuming pot in public in the first six months of the year.

SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:24
Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry -- the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds -- at least for some money funds used by big investors.