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Google unit sorry for including concentration camps in game

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:46
BERLIN (AP) — A Google subsidiary has apologized for making Nazi concentration camps part of a mobile role-playing game. Niantic Labs says players of ‘Ingress’ can propose historic location and monuments for inclusion in the game, in which two factions use smartphones to battle for control of these sites. The German weekly Die Zeit reported […]

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:45
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. A preliminary investigation into the Feb. 4 crash of TransAsia flight GE235 […]

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:45
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. A preliminary investigation into the Feb. 4 crash of TransAsia flight GE235 […]

Don’t forget the sides for your Fourth of July menu

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:30
Recipes for Mid-Century Macaroni Salad, Corn Salad with Tomato and Avocado, Black Rice with Mango, Pomegranate and Avocado, Kahlua Baked Beans, and St. Anselm’s Iceberg Wedge Salad.

Don’t forget the sides for your Fourth of July menu

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:30
Recipes for Mid-Century Macaroni Salad, Corn Salad with Tomato and Avocado, Black Rice with Mango, Pomegranate and Avocado, Kahlua Baked Beans, and St. Anselm’s Iceberg Wedge Salad.

Man accused of using selfie stick to record female neighbor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:24
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland have accused a Bethesda man of using a selfie stick to record videos of the woman who lived above him. According to police, 60-year-old Donald F. Beard attached a camera to a long metal pole and used the device to record videos through a window for more than […]

Man accused of using selfie stick to record female neighbor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:24
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland have accused a Bethesda man of using a selfie stick to record videos of the woman who lived above him. According to police, 60-year-old Donald F. Beard attached a camera to a long metal pole and used the device to record videos through a window for more than […]

Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:17
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant’s oil spill in 2010. The settlement money will be used to resolve the Clean Water Act penalties; resolve natural resources damage claims; settle […]

Nights at the Neptune: Where art and social justice meet

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:15
STG hosts free showings of films and performances by local up-and-comers with a social-justice bent throughout July.

Insecure people make snide comments

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:15
Actions of insecure individuals; divorced woman coping with social changes; mother-in-law don’ts.

Boy bitten by shark on South Carolina coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:11
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) — There’s been another shark attack in the waters off the coast of the Carolinas. Area media outlets report that a 12-year-old boy was bitten while swimming off the Isle of Palms northeast of Charleston, South Carolina, on Tuesday. The youngster was swimming with a cousin about 15 feet out […]

Ringleader of OxyContin operation sentenced to 50 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:08
The leader of an illicit painkiller operation that moved thousands of OxyContin pills to Spokane from California has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison.

Ex-Pasco cop, murder suspect accused of witness intimidation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:07
Investigators say a former Pasco police officer charged with murder has made concerted efforts in jail phone calls to contact a former girlfriend who is now a witness for the prosecution.

Woman found not guilty by insanity denied hospital release

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:04
A woman found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2003 stabbing death of her former boyfriend will not be getting out of the state mental hospital soon.

Rant & Rave: Pot cookie didn’t work out well

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:00
Readers rave about returned wallet, rant about pot cookie

US employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market paint a mixed picture. The unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in May, the Labor Department said Thursday. But the […]

One critically injured in crash on Pacific Highway S. in Des Moines

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:50
One person was critically injured after a car crashed into a pole early Thursday morning on Pacific Highway South in Des Moines at South 216th Street.

TV picks for Thursday: ‘Food Fighters and ‘Alone’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:07
‘Food Fighters’ For the second season of this celebrity-versus-amateur-chef competition, a new ingredient of kid chefs will be added to the mix. The celebrity chefs featured this season include Rocco DiSpirito, Nadia G., Lorena Garcia, Duff Goldman, Eric Greenspan, Antonia Lofaso and Fabio Viviani. Adam Richman is back as host. Season premiere, 8 p.m. Thursday, […]

More educators embrace social and emotional learning, national survey says

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:02
While it might not be the most important factor in learning, teachers and administrators say it deserves more attention.

Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 36 dead, 26 missing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:49
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 26 others missing, coast guard officials said. They said at least 127 people from the M/B Kim Nirvana were rescued by nearby fishing boats and […]