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Freshman safety Lavon Washington dismissed from UW football team; Derrick Brown suspended

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:01
Freshman safety Lavon Washington has been dismissed from the Washington football program and junior tight end Derrick Brown has been suspended, UW announced on Saturday morning.

National Zoo celebrates panda's first birthday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:03
The National Zoo in Washington threw a party Saturday in honor of the first birthday of panda cub Bao Bao.

Seahawks snap counts verus Bears

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:01
Here are the snap counts for the Seahawks for Friday night's 34-6 win over the Chicago Bears.

Mariners minor league report, August 22 -- Jabari Henry hits his 30th homer of the season for High Desert

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:01
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.

Trial gets juicier with ex-Va governor's testimony

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:31
After former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his public corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier.

Seahawks player quotes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:31
Here's more of what Seattle Seahawks' players had to say following the win over the Bears Friday night:

Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:01
The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.

Latest Columbia River northern pikeminnow catch figures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 01:46
Here is the weekly update on the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program happening on the Columbia River.

Mental health: Psychiatry's compensation too low

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:46
One of the major problems here is a severe shortage of psychiatrists, the physicians who specialize in mental disorders ["What's troubling mental health," Opinion, Aug. 17]. And to those of us in primary care medicine and, indeed, to doctors in general, there is no mystery to the shortage. Psychiatr

Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:09
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace -- the fourth such incident since March.

Migrant boat carrying 250 capsizes off Libya

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:51
A Libyan coast guard official says a boat carrying over 250 migrants has capsized off the coast near the capital Tripoli.

In India, human pyramids draw crowds, and concerns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:16
The Hindu festival of Dahi Handi, which was celebrated Monday, reaches its annual climax with the heart-stopping sight of young boys hoisted to the tops of wobbly human pyramids. And every year, boys and men are hurt in falls.

Shoddy U.S. roads, bridges take a toll on the economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:16
America’s transportation infrastructure, once an engine of mobility and productivity, has fallen into such disrepair that it’s become an economic albatross. Rhode Island has an unusually large share of shoddy highways, streets and bridges, but it’s not much better in the rest of th

Prison hospice comforts dying, changes inmate volunteers as well

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:01
In the hospice program at Illinois’ Dixon Correctional Center, both patients and caregivers have been convicted of grievous crimes. But the program is based on the belief that everyone deserves compassion as they are dying, and no one should die alone.

Daily Rant&Rave: cruel and littering drivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:01
RAVE To the guy in the sporty BMW who kept honking and pointing until I finally stopped my car just before entering I-5 to find my daughter’s purse and wallet sitting on the back trunk in my blind spot. You saved us a lot of hassle!

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 3: Couch gags

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:01
Welcome to our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel's broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy so far.

Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:46
Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.

Hamas backs International Criminal Court bid

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:46
Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Palestinian acceptance of the court's jurisdiction could expose Israel -- as well as Hamas -- to war crimes investigations.