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Seahawks training camp at a glance, Day 6

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:31
Marines performed a water landing right next to the Seahawks’ practice fields with five helicopters.

Lynnwood detainee may be sent back to North Korea labor camp

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:31
Kenneth Bae, of Lynnwood, told Japanese media that going back to labor camp after months of hospitalization could seriously harm him. His family and friends in the Pacific Northwest are worried for his life and asking for urgent U.S. intervention.

Inslee signs letter opposing coastal oil exploration

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:29
Gov. Jay Inslee has joined his counterparts in California and Oregon in signing a letter opposing new oil and gas leases in the waters off the West Coast. A letter dated July 30 and released Thursday by Inslee's office,  sums up the governor's qualms to Sally Jewel

Driver of truck sought in fatal hit-and-run on First Hill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:29
UPDATE 7:42 p.m.| The fatality collision investigation in the 800 block of  James Street has cleared and all roads are now open.

SPD: 'Out of hand' birthday party led to Gas Works Park graffiti spree

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:28
Police said a man arrested today in connection with the $8,000 graffiti spree at Gas Works Park said he began spray-painting walls in the park early Monday after his 19th birthday party “got out of hand."

Former Gov. Gregoire heading to Harvard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:28
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NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:19
NASA plans to make oxygen -- a key ingredient of rocket fuel -- on Mars early next decade.

First woman referee will marry partner

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:16
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years Friday.

Justice Ginsburg: Supreme Court won’t ‘duck’ gay marriage

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:16
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she expects the Supreme Court to hear and decide a same-sex marriage case by June 2016.

Mike Leach, WSU football ready to open camp on Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:16
Heading into his third season at Washington State, Mike Leach seems more upbeat, saying this is the best team he has had in Pullman.

Senate approves veteran and highway bills

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:16
The two Senate votes were something of a consolation prize for a chamber marred this year by gridlock. The vote on the veterans bill was 91-3; the highway bill vote was 81-13.

Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch ends holdout; $1.5 million reworked in his deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:10
The Seahawks held firm to their stance of not giving him any “new’’ money, having made it clear they did not want to set a precedent of ripping up existing contracts. Lynch, meanwhile, got the assurance of a little more money that he wasn’t necessarily guaranteed to receive.

Woman, 1-year-old hit by fleeing suspect at 6th and Denny in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:09
UPDATE, 10:50 p.m. | Seattle Police say both a mother and a baby in a stroller were hit tonight when a suspected drug dealer, who had moments before escaped arrest during a police operation, ran to a waiting car that took off driving erratically.

Storm leader Karen Bryant honored before 76-67 loss to Indiana

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:09
The crowd of 6,179 expressed appreciation for Bryant’s part in creating a women’s professional basketball legacy in Seattle.

Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:08
Argentina entered economic limbo Thursday, forced into a default that could undermine an already frail economy if a dispute with U.S. creditors is not resolved soon.

Snowden's asylum status in Russia ending

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:17
Edward Snowden's temporary asylum status in Russia will expire at midnight Thursday, but the former U.S. National Security Agency systems administrator appears set to stay on until authorities decide on his application for an extension.

Asia stocks dip on Dow drop, China data cuts loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:16
Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy.

Judge won’t free Russian accused of hacking Seattle-area businesses

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:16
A federal judge in Guam cleared the way Thursday for a Russian man accused of stealing thousands of credit-card numbers in the Puget Sound area and elsewhere to be sent to Washington state to appear in court.

What retirement? Winningest hydro driver Dave Villwock is back at Seafair

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:11
Dave Villwock, the all-time leader in H1 Unlimited wins, expects to drive the Beacon Plumbing boat in the Seafair Albert Lee Cup competition. “This ain’t no popularity contest, you know? I’m here to race,” he says.

Man accused of putting needles in packaged meat

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:10
A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat "just for the hell of it" at a grocery store in his hometown at least seven times over more than a year.