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Huskies morning links: Kasen Williams not taking senior year for granted

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:18
The Huskies are back out on the practice field at 10 a.m. today for their first full-squad workout.

Agricultural disasters can be avoided by cutting out meat products

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste ["Tainted Ohio water coming under increased scrutiny," Nation & World, Aug. 4]. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it might happen again in our own state.

It’s time for peaches

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
Recipes for cayenne-spiced peaches; peachy Greek panzanella; chicken and peaches with green beans and orzo; rosemary-peach chicken kebabs with orange glaze; double-crust peach pie; and peach-honey icebox pie.

Recipe: Peach Crumble Slab Pie

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
A recipe that combines traditional pie and a crumble.

Aug. 6 TV Picks: ‘Top Chef Duels’ series premiere on Bravo

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, include “Top Chef Duels” on Bravo, Rachel McAdams on “Who Do You Think You Are?” on TLC and “Extant” on CBS.

Officials: US drone kills 7 militants in Pakistan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a sprawling compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan on Wednesday, killing seven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

Militants attack Egypt checkpoint, kill 5 police

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
Militants attacked a police checkpoint near a Mediterranean resort area frequented by Egyptian holidaymakers, killing five policemen and losing four of their own in the ensuing gunbattle, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Dogs that killed Michigan man are euthanized

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:16
Authorities say two dogs that fatally mauled a Michigan jogger last month have been euthanized.

College finance trends: Students, families borrowing less

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:01
Has the national anxiety about student loan debt caused parents and students alike to pay more college costs out-of-pocket, and choose community college over four-year institutions? 

GOP establishment on a roll over tea party

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:32
Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Republican Senate incumbents. Next up, Tennessee, and the odds are getting tougher for the upstarts.

Boy dies after playground stabbing by 12-year-old

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:20
A 9-year-old boy repeatedly stabbed by a 12-year-old at a Michigan playground ran screaming to his home and collapsed bleeding on his porch before dying at a hospital a short time later, witnesses and police said Tuesday.

World stocks fall on Russia-Ukraine concerns

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 20:01
Worries over Russian troops amassing near the Ukraine border caused a sharp sell-off in global stock markets on Wednesday.

Obama welcomes African leaders for unusual dinner

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 20:01
Take a White House state dinner and multiply it by 50. The result is the most elaborate and unusual dinner of President Barack Obama's administration, a one-of-a-kind affair put on Tuesday night for a one-of-a-kind gathering of several dozen leaders from countries across Africa.

Obama, African leaders to talk security, economics

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 20:01
President Barack Obama and dozens of African leaders are holding talks Wednesday on regional security issues and business investments on the continent.

Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:31
To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages.

Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:31
The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.

Hawaii more used to storm prep than actual hits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:01
Hawaii is used to preparing for tropical storms -- stock up on water, toilet paper and other essentials and wait. But actually getting hit with systems like the two approaching the islands? Not as much.

Air strike injures 2 in key Ukrainian rebel city

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
Air strikes and artillery fire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern city of Donetsk have brought the violence closer than ever to the city center, as Kiev's forces move in on the rebel stronghold.