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9 sickened after maid sets off bear repellent in SeaTac hotel

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:30
A maid at a SeaTac hotel accidentally set off a canister of bear repellent, causing evacuations and minor injuries, according to Kent fire officials.

Live coverage: Seahawks training camp, Day 7

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:23
The Seahawks wrap up their first week of training camp Friday, yet Kam Chancellor still hasn't joined them as he holds out. Follow our live camp coverage from our reporters at the VMAC.

Fire that burned 2 homes likely caused by battery charger

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:21
Authorities say a fire in Mukilteo that burned two houses and two cars was likely caused by a battery charger.

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith released after latest arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:10
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Linebacker Aldon Smith has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after his latest arrest. The team announced the move Friday, hours after Smith was let out of jail. “It’s a sad day,” 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said. “This is a day that doesn’t have anything to do about football.” […]

Slow down in Port Gamble, a New England village in Washington woods

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:01
Browse the general store. See the local-history museum. Mountain-bike. Or just watch the boats sail past and ponder the town’s timberland past and uncertain future.

Blue Nile shares rise on Wall Street beat

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 01:52
Sales of diamonds and jewelry rose 6.7 percent to $113.7 million, higher than the $111.5 million forecast by analysts. Earnings of 20 cents per share beat Wall Street expectations by one cent.

Vote: A CEO as president? | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 01:42
The United States has never had a president who had a business background and no experience in public service. Would it be a good idea to start?

Sounders sign Paraguayan forward Nelson Valdez as a Designated Player

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 01:06
The Sounders have signed Paraguayan forward Nelson Valdez, the club announced Friday in a release, though, per club and league policy, exact terms were not disclosed. The release also confirmed that Seattle used Targeted Allocation Money to lower the salary budget of midfielder Osvaldo Alonso to fit in the 31-year-old forward, who most recently played […]

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reports great success for kings at Brewster Derby

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 00:38
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: The Brewster Salmon Derby was a big success again this year. Tickets sold fast and the event sold out at 275 participants (and) they enjoyed good fishing, too. There were 128 kings weighed in this year. This derby continues […]

Airline technology firm Sabre investigating computer breach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 00:34
DALLAS (AP) — A spate of recent computer-system breaches has spread into the travel industry, hitting a company that provides technology used for airline and hotel reservations. Sabre Corp. said Friday that it is investigating a “cybersecurity incident” but isn’t sure yet what if any information was stolen. American Airlines, which uses Sabre, says it […]

Heat causes fish to die at Whatcom Falls hatchery

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 00:31
Water that was too warm killed about 5,400 rainbow trout at the Whatcom Falls Park hatchery during a summer marked by drought and high temperatures.

No charges warranted in Franklin County jail death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 00:30
The state Attorney General's Office has cleared a Washington State Patrol trooper and staff at the Franklin County jail of wrongdoing in the death of a Kennewick man.

Basic fly casting class is Aug. 9 in Federal Way

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 00:28
The Fundamentals of Fly Casting Class is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Sportsman’s Warehouse, 1405 S. 348th St. in Federal Way. The class introduces beginning students to angling equipment, leaders, knots and the fundamentals of fly-casting. Each five-hour session covers instruction, demonstration and practice on private waters. In addition, there […]

Photos of the Day: Aug. 7, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 23:42
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Trump: ‘I don’t recognize’ insults of women

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he can’t recall specifics of insulting women, though news reports paint a long history of him comparing women to animals. Trump said Friday he doesn’t recognize the words Fox News’s Megyn Kelly used during a debate on Thursday. Kelly asked about him having called women “fat […]

Man takes backpack stuffed with dirty socks to drug deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:33
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan man who brought a backpack stuffed with dirty socks to a couple looking to buy a pound of marijuana is facing prison. The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports (http://bit.ly/1NeBVMX ) the fraudulent July 8 marijuana sale in Lenawee County’s Raisin Township was described Wednesday in Circuit Court when […]

Police charge Georgia woman with calling 911 about 150 times

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:32
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A central Georgia woman has been arrested after police say she called 911 scores of times over several weeks. Bibb County authorities charged 41-year-old Toshiba L. Smith of Macon, Georgia, with making false reports and misusing the emergency number earlier this week. The Macon Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1OTEggN ) reports that the woman […]

After capturing Syrian town, IS abducts dozens of Christians

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:32
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Islamic State group has abducted 230 residents, including dozens of Christians, from a central Syrian town captured by the extremists earlier this week. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syria-based activist Bebars al-Talawy say they have no information where IS militants took the residents after overrunning the heavily […]

US stocks fall after solid jobs report suggest higher rates

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:11
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower in midday trading after a solid jobs report kept alive the possibly that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as soon as next month. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 113 points, or 0.7 percent, at 17,305 as of noon Eastern time Friday. The Standard […]

Key takeaways from the first GOP debate of 2016 campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:10
CLEVELAND (AP) — The first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president opened with an absolute bang as billionaire businessman Donald Trump refused to pledge his loyalty to the GOP. Over the course of the next two hours, the 10 leading candidates for the Republican nomination argued about issues that included immigration, taxes, health […]