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Here’s what Obama is tweeting about pop culture, politics

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — After dipping his toe in the online world of Twitter years ago, President Barack Obama is now jumping in head-first, popping off tweets at all hours of the day about pop culture, sports and even Supreme Court rulings. Although the White House has used Twitter throughout Obama’s presidency, until recently it’s been […]

Relief from heat wave may be on way by weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:12
The Seattle area can expect cooler temperatures, and the chance of a shower, this weekend.

Court upholds ban on contractor political contributions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a 75-year-old ban on government contractors making political contributions to federal candidates or political parties. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the ban satisfies the government’s interest in preventing corruption. Congress outlawed political contributions by federal contractors largely […]

After legal fight, public path to ‘Billionaires’ Beach’ open

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:54
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — It may be called “Billionaires’ Beach,” but the pristine views along one of Malibu’s most exclusive coastlines are now easily accessible to anyone. After a decadelong legal fight that pitted public access advocates against a wealthy homeowner who refused to build a path, the California Coastal Commission is officially opening a […]

Main break leaves some Bellevue residents without water

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:49
A nearly 50 year-old water main break in northeast Bellevue has impacted about 100 apartment units.

Recovery effort ahead at collapsed ice cave

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:42
Search-and-rescue teams return to Snohomish County ice caves to attempt recovery of hiker killed when cave collapsed.

Photos of the Day: July 7, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:38
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:27
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill removing the Confederate flag from a pole in front of the Statehouse, sending the proposal to the House, where it faces a less certain future. The banner at the Capitol came under greater scrutiny over the last few weeks after […]

Afghan government officials in direct talks with Taliban

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:08
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In an unprecedented step after more than a decade of hostility, Afghan government officials are meeting in Pakistan with representatives of the Taliban, according to Afghan and Pakistani officials. An official from the Afghan government’s high peace council told The Associated Press that the meeting took place Tuesday in the Pakistani […]

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:08
SALMON/STEELHEAD Cowlitz River – At the barrier dam, 13 bank anglers kept 10 adult spring Chinook and released 3. During four days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 233 spring Chinook salmon, 27 jacks, 33 mini-jacks, 165 summer steelhead. Most Read StoriesOne killed, four injured in Snohomish Big Four Ice Caves collapse MondayStarbucks […]

Woman arrested after calling 911 with Chinese food complaint

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:07
ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been arrested after calling 911 to complain about an order of Chinese food. Police say the 44-year-old Alliance woman called the emergency number late Monday afternoon to say the Chinese food she’d ordered from a local restaurant was “not up to par for her liking.” After police […]

Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:53
The world’s largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips will be through its new […]

NY to expand ‘yes means yes’ policy to private colleges

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:50
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state’s private colleges and universities will soon have a new, affirmative sexual consent policy to combat campus sexual violence. Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to sign the measure into law Tuesday at New York University. The bill includes a “yes means yes” definition of consent requiring a clear, affirmative agreement […]

Kenya says Islamic extremists kill 14 in Kenya’s north

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:48
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country’s north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia, a Kenyan official said. Eleven people were wounded in the attack in Soko Mbuzi village in Mandera County near Kenya’s border with Somalia, said Mandera County Commissioner Alex […]

Federal, Indiana authorities raid home of Subway spokesman

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:22
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said the FBI was conducting an investigation in Zionsville, an affluent Indianapolis suburb, area but wouldn’t […]

SpaceX close to figuring out rocket failure during launch

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:21
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX says it is still trying to figuring out what caused its rocket to break apart during liftoff nine days ago, but it’s getting close. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket had just lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on June 28, carrying cargo for the International Space Station, when the […]

Confident US employers post more job openings in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised slightly more job openings in May, a sign of an increasingly energized economy where companies are expecting continued growth. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of open jobs rose 0.5 percent to 5.36 million in May. April’s total was revised down to 5.33 million from 5.38 million, […]

US stocks edge lower in early trade as Greece talks proceed

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:04
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging lower in early trading as investors wait to see what happens at a summit meeting of European leaders to discuss Greece’s strained finances. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 36 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,649 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s […]

Man shot while stopped at South Seattle intersection

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 21:41
A man was hospitalized with critical injuries after being shot twice at a traffic light in South Seattle.

Spain: 2 Americans, 1 Briton gored in 1st Pamplona bull run

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 21:35
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight other people were injured Tuesday as thousands of daredevils dashed alongside fighting bulls through the streets of Pamplona on the first bull run of the annual San Fermin festival, organizers said. Mike Webster, a 38-year-old occupational therapist from Gainesville, Florida, was gored […]