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First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some lucky Girl Scouts were set for the ultimate camping experience Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn. Until late-night rain and thunder washed out the campout. It was the first time that one of the country’s most well-known expanses of manicured grass was turned into a […]

UN: migrant crossings to Europe jump 83 percent in 1st half

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:09
BERLIN (AP) — The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to southern Europe was more than 80 percent higher in the first half of 2015 than a year earlier, with deaths initially soaring before dropping back as rescue efforts at sea were stepped up, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday. The routes taken by refugees […]

What’s next for California’s contentious vaccine law

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:08
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. The following is a look at what the new law signed Tuesday means for the nation’s […]

Kim Kardashian’s insights to Commonwealth Club: Sexy selfies can be empowering

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:05
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The big reveal from Kim Kardashian’s guest turn for San Francisco’s revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? She was wearing maternity Spanx under her black designer dress to conceal cellulite, not her pregnant belly. The reality TV star and fashion mogul was invited by the 112-year-old club that describes […]

New twists for your holiday potato salad

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:01
Recipes for Garlic Aioli Potato Salad, Spicy Kimchee Potato Salad, Bacon and Shallot Potato Salad, Lemon Potato Salad with Mint and Creamy Deviled Egg Potato Salad.

Rant & Rave: Seafair Pirates save the day

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:00
Readers thank Seafair Pirates, complain about throwing cigarette butts

Greece appears to cave to demands, but Europe skeptical

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:58
Greece's government has made new concessions in talks with its creditors, though some European officials said they were still not good enough and that a deal was nevertheless impossible before a Greek referendum on Sunday.

Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:54
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s air force said Wednesday it will investigate if the transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating orders by carrying paying passengers. A local military commander said the search for bodies has ended. The dead included all 122 on the plane, including military personnel and […]

Brutal heat wave in Pakistan last month killed 1,250

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:54
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s government says the brutal heat wave that hit the port city of Karachi and the country’s southern province of Sind in June killed 1,250 people before subsiding. A government statement on the latest death toll from the heat wave was handed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a high-level meeting in […]

UN world heritage body warns of threat to Great Barrier Reef

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:53
BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations says it is concerned about the state of the Great Barrier Reef and is urging greater efforts to conserve one of the most world’s spectacular natural sites. The decision Wednesday in Bonn, Germany, puts pressure on Australia to prevent further destruction of the 2,300-kilometer (1,430-mile) reef off the Queensland […]

Syria’s Kurds warn Turkey not to intervene militarily

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:53
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s main Kurdish party warned Turkey on Wednesday that any military intervention would threaten international peace and said the country’s main Kurdish militia is ready to face any “aggression.” The statement by the Democratic Union Party, or PYD, comes as Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to […]

Wednesday TV Pick: Cyberthriller ‘Mr. Robot’ debuts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:07
‘Mr. Robot’ There’s a lot of good buzz around this new drama series that follows the life of cybersecurity engineer Elliot (Rami Malek), who leads a double life as “vigilante hacker.” The series also features Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallström. 10:01 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, on USA. Doug Knoop: dknoop@seattletimes.com or […]

Study: More testing refusals in wealthy districts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:04
A new study in New York state suggests that more New York students refused to take state exams in wealthy school districts than in less affluent ones.

Mariners 5, Padres 0 — postgame videos, notes and boxscore

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:26
Game story MLB.com Highlights Boxscore Mike Montgomery tossed his second consecutive shutout on Tuesday night, allowing just one hit, while walking four batters, hitting another and posting seven strikeouts. He’s now 3-2 in his six MLB starts with a 1.62 ERA.  And while he was figured to be a temporary replacement in the starting rotation […]

Notes and quotes from Seattle’s win against WNBA-leading Tulsa on June 30

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:44
Seattle’s bench outscored Tulsa's 28-11 led by rookies Jewell Loyd and Ramu Tokashiki.

U.S. blanks Germany, advances to Women’s World Cup final

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:04
The United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 in a semifinal match to advance to Sunday’s final of the Women’s World Cup.

Mariners rookie Montgomery pitches second consecutive shutout in 5-0 win over Padres

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:01
Young left-hander Mike Montgomery made a strong case to remain in the starting rotation Tuesday night as he tossed his second consecutive shutout — a one-hit gem — in the Mariners’ 5-0 win over the San Diego Padres.

Indiana snaps Connecticut’s winning streak at 7

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:39
Tamika Catchings had 26 points and 10 rebounds to help the visiting Indiana Fever beat Connecticut 92-84, ending the Sun’s winning streak at seven games.

Hisashi Iwakuma goes 5 2/3 innings in rehab start for Rainiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:36
Right-hander allows one run on five hits in Tacoma’s 8-4 victory over Las Vegas.

Road-flare clue could lead to I-5 arson suspects

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:32
The Washington State Patrol is looking for two men in connection with 10 fires set along Interstate 5 near Marysville on Tuesday.