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Al-Qaida in Syria withdraws from area near Turkish border

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:00
BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria said Monday it is withdrawing from areas along the border with Turkey where Ankara and Washington hope to drive out the Islamic State group. The move by the Nusra Front came two weeks after Turkey began carrying out airstrikes against IS targets in Syria. Turkey also agreed to […]

New test gauges dogs’ city savvy, from streets to elevators

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) — They’re skills any city dweller needs: Taking strangers and noisy streets in stride. Riding calmly in elevators. Hopping a cab or subway. And ignoring tempting food all around you. Magneto, a 170-pound Leonberger dog, was out to show he could do all that as he sauntered along a crowded Manhattan street […]

DEA seizes $20M in cocaine from vehicle, storage

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:00
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Drug Enforcement Administration agents in New Jersey say they uncovered $20 million worth of cocaine in a vehicle and a storage facility in Pennsylvania. A Passaic County Sheriff’s officer stopped the vehicle with Pennsylvania license plates in Clifton on Friday. The driver fled on foot. Officers found 105 kilograms of cocaine […]

Disney apologizes over tweet on Nagasaki A-bomb anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:00
TOKYO (AP) — Walt Disney Japan apologized Monday after a tweet sent from its corporate Twitter account wished readers “congratulations on a not special day” on the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The company on Monday offered “deep apologies for causing discomfort,” saying it would take care to manage the Twitter […]

Man accused of beat son to death while driving due in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:00
RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — A man accused of beating his 4-month-old son to death while driving is due in court. The News-Enterprise reports that 35-year-old Daniel Cox is scheduled to face a murder charge Monday in Hardin District Court. According to court documents obtained by WLKY-TV, Cox was seen hitting Jayceon Chrystie while he drove […]

Recipe: Peach Crumble Slab Pie

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:03
This go-to peach pie feeds a crowd and then some.

Fresh peaches become savory delights

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:03
Recipes for Fresh Peach Cake; Peach-and-Tomato Gazpacho with Cucumber Yogurt; Grilled Peach Pizzas with Prosciutto; and Fresh Georgia Peach Bourbon.

Hikers, help WTA with trail work this week. Here’s what’s doing.

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:01
Hiking among Washington’s mountains, forests and streams is a big benefit of living here. Want to do some payback? Be a trail-work volunteer. Here’s a sampling of upcoming work parties led by the nonprofit Washington Trails Association: August 13 — Grand Ridge Trail/Water tower Loop (King County Parks): Adjacent to the Issaquah Highlands development is […]

Recreational fishing closed at Olympic National Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:00
The National Park Service will close most rivers and streams in Olympic National Park to recreational fishing due to severe drought conditions.

Rant & Rave: Helpful neighbors needed

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:00
Readers thankful for free dehumidifier, ask for more work to improve neighborhood

Group sues Whatcom County over redistricting ballot question

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:57
A group of conservative activists is suing Whatcom County to remove a proposal from the November ballot that would redraw the county's political districts.

City’s old brick buildings could see huge damage in big quake

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:30
A major earthquake could spell disaster for the city’s older brick buildings, many of which lack reinforcement, but Seattle’s efforts to require that building owners retrofit is virtually at a standstill.

Demand for bilingual teachers especially high in Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:03
This state's immigrant youth population (first and second generations) is growing much faster than it is in the nation as a whole.

Day of violence in Istanbul leaves at least 3 dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 13:59
ISTANBUL (AP) — Two women opened fire at the heavily protected U.S. Consulate in Istanbul Monday, while assailants exploded a car bomb at a police station then fired on police inspecting the scene, in a day of heavy violence in Turkey’s largest city. In the southeast of the country a roadside bomb killed four police, […]

Japan to restart 1st reactor under new rules since crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 13:59
TOKYO (AP) — A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan on Tuesday, the first restart under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster and a milestone for the nation’s return to nuclear power. Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Monday that it will restart the No. 1 reactor at its […]

Magnitude-6.9 quake strikes near Solomon Islands; no damage

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 13:59
HONIARA, Solomon Islands (AP) — A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck near the Pacific’s Solomon Islands Monday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake struck 214 kilometers (132 miles) west of the capital, Honiara. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any warnings for the […]

Fistfights, sporadic reports of fraud in Haiti elections

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 13:58
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Fistfights and sporadic reports of voter fraud marked weekend elections that saw Haitians choose lawmakers for the next Parliament in a contest that was delayed for years. The legislative elections had been postponed for nearly four years because of a political showdown between Haiti’s executive and opposition. They have been billed […]

American Sloane Stephens wins her first WTA Tour title

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:56
American Sloane Stephens won a WTA Tour title for the first time, as she captured the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.

Vikings beat Steelers in league’s exhibition opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:42
Backup quarterback Mike Kafka threw a touchdown pass and running back Joe Banyard ran for another score to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 in the Hall of Fame exhibition game.

Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling for a “new college compact,” Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt. At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the state with the highest average student debt in the country, Clinton will […]