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Tuesday Memo: Election help ... Party on your block ... Bear cub rescue ... Not-so-nice otter

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:00
 It's election day, and it's not too late. Really. Grab that ballot and spend a few minutes with our last-minute guide to the primary election. Pop it in the mail and you get your gold star for civic duty.

All-Star Week: Yedlin talks rumors and other training notes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 06:09
DeAndre Yedlin has a simple strategy for avoiding the rumors that have been a constant swirl since the World Cup.

Mariners minor league report, August 5 -- Walker struggles in Albuquerque

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 06:02
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.

Video: Kasen Williams opens up about recovering from leg injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 06:01
Washington senior receiver Kasen Williams spoke with the media for the first time since suffering a leg injury last year that cut his season short.

Seahawks practice over --- CB Trey Wolfe added, Dion Bailey waived/injured

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 06:01
Seattle's practice is over for today. We did not get coach Pete Carroll today, as was regularly scheduled., so no specific personnel updates.

CenturyLink giving parts of Seattle ultrafast broadband, finally | Brier Dudley

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:09
CenturyLink is finally offering ultrafast broadband service to some Seattle neighborhoods but only pockets of the city will be served as the project rolls out over the next year.

A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:09
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.

Police seek malicious mischief charge in Gas Works Park vandalism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:08
Seattle police investigating last week's $8,000 graffiti spree at Gas Works Park today submitted their case to the King County Prosecutor's Office seeking criminal charges.

Saddam Hussein's tomb damaged in fighting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:05
The tomb of Iraq's deceased dictator Saddam Hussein was damaged in clashes between militants from the Islamic State radical group and government soldiers in his hometown, according to local officials Tuesday.

Dubai's Emirates halting flights to northern Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:04
The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, said Tuesday it is halting flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, as the country struggles to confront a destabilizing insurgency led by jihadist militants.

Marvel's 'Guardians' lands $94.3M at box office

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:03
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is already orbiting $100 million at the box office.

Red ceramic poppies spill from Tower of London

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:02
A blood-red sea of ceramic poppies is spilling from the Tower of London to commemorate British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in World War I on the 100th anniversary of its start.

Japanese scientist in research scandal found dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 05:00
A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal died Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said.

Russian tourists stranded abroad as crisis deepens

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:10
Last week, tens of thousands of Russians sunning themselves on Italian beaches and Turkish resorts received an unpleasant surprise: their tour companies had gone bust, stranding them and forcing them to pay double for a ticket to get home.

'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:09
Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

Seahawks day 10 live training camp updates

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:07
Practice starts today at 10:15 a.m. Follow along. ..

Year-over-year US home prices show a slowing gain

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:05
U.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market.

Mexican Consulate to help reissue lost documents for fire victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:01
Seattle’s Mexican Consulate will set up a mobile office in Brewster this fall to help reissue lost documentation to orchard workers whose homes burned in the Carlton Complex wildfires.

Swedish study: Mammograms beneficial in women 75 and up

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:01
Mammograms detect breast cancer at an earlier stage in women 75 and older, allowing less aggressive treatment, researchers found. But others worry that detection of low-stage cancers unlikely to progress will lead to overtreatment.