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WSU Cougars morning links: Can you remember the last time WSU took an East Coast trip?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 01:58
WSU hasn't been to the East Coast in a while. The Cougars leave for New Jersey on Thursday

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage inches up to 3.9 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 01:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates inched up this week as financial markets awaited the Federal Reserve’s crucial decision next week on interest rates. The subdued gains followed a sharp drop the previous week, as global markets continued to whipsaw amid economic disruption in China and uncertainty over the Fed’s interest-rate policy. Mortgage […]

GOP contender Jindal brands Trump a ‘madman’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 01:49
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal threw the book of insults at Donald Trump on Thursday, even calling him a “madman.” More specifically, he called the GOP front-runner an “egomaniacal madman who has no principles” and who risks costing the party its chance to regain the White House. The Louisiana governor’s […]

White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 01:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase from the 1,500 migrants that have been cleared to resettle in the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern country more than four years ago, the White House said Thursday. […]

Hillary Clinton: Trump insults women every chance he gets

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 01:47
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton swiped at Donald Trump for insulting a Republican rival's looks.

How much will the Seahawks use Tyler Lockett as a receiver this season?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 01:35
Tyler Lockett's preseason success has the team preparing an even bigger role for him in the offense than might have been expected.

Police recover body from Ship Canal near Fremont Bridge

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 01:02
A man’s body has been taken out of the water near Seattle’s Fremont Bridge.

‘Passport day’ coming up in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 01:00
No appointment needed to get new or replacement U.S. passport.

Woman swallowed 68 cocaine pellets in smuggling bid

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:57
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Authorities say a woman swallowed 68 cocaine pellets before flying from Jamaica to Fort Lauderdale in an unsuccessful smuggling scheme. Court documents show 30-year-old Venesya Oldacre was arrested Aug. 31 when she arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and was interviewed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents. The Sun Sentinel […]

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.7M trucks for air bag, weld troubles

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:55
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.7 million trucks to fix problems with air bags and welds in the steering system. The biggest of three recalls announced Thursday covers 1.35 million Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks and 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs, mainly in North America. All are from […]

Brian Williams returning to air on Sept. 22

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:54
NEW YORK — Former NBC News anchor Brian Williams will return to the air on Sept. 22 as part of MSNBC’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. The network pinpointed the date on Thursday. It had been looking toward coverage of the pope’s visit as the place to start him in his […]

Pro Football Focus previews Rams-Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:53
Some links and notes from Pro Football Focus about the Seahawks and their game Sunday.

Pink salmon fishery now shifts to rivers and estuaries where action has been good at times

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:51
The pink salmon fishery has now shifted into many rivers that are open for fishing, and catches have been quite good. “There was a lot of happy fishermen coming off (the Skykomish and Snohomish) with limits of pinks, but the past few days it has been a little on the slow side,” said Jennifer Whitney, […]

Doctor in blockaded Gaza makes stethoscope with 3-D printer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:45
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian-Canadian doctor has created a low-cost stethoscope using a 3-D printer, the first in a series of inventions he hopes will help alleviate medical supply shortages caused by an eight-year blockade on the Gaza Strip. Dr. Tarek Loubani says his stethoscope can be made for just $2.50 — […]

Berlin unearths granite head of Lenin after 24 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:40
BERLIN (AP) — A 3,900-kilogram (8,600-pound) head of Vladimir Lenin that was removed from a Berlin square in 1991 has been unearthed for a new exhibition. The granite head was part of a 19-meter (62-foot) Lenin figure unveiled in 1970 on East Berlin’s Leninplatz, or Lenin Square. After German reunification the statue was removed, broken […]

2 Nepal maids allegedly raped by Saudi diplomat return home

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:40
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two Nepalese maids who alleged they were beaten and raped by a Saudi diplomat in India were taken to a women’s shelter in Nepal on Thursday. The women had their faces covered and were protected by several police officers on arrival at the Kathmandu airport. They were whisked away in a […]

Corned-beef kings: 5 Seattle-area spots doing the sandwich right

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:21
The best places to try this deli staple in Seattle, Bellevue and Bainbridge Island.

NYC police boss: We’re trying to apologize to ex-tennis pro

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Former tennis professional James Blake said Thursday that he wants an apology after a case of mistaken identity led police to handcuff him and take him to the ground. “I’d like an apology,” Blake said on ABC’s “Good Morning America. “I’d like an explanation for how they conducted themselves because I […]

Roadside bomb kills 5 Afghan police officers on patrol

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:13
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police say a roadside bomb has killed five officers who were on patrol in central Afghanistan. Asadullah Ensafi, the deputy chief police in Ghazni province, said the blast was likely from a remote-controlled bomb. It happened Thursday morning in the city of Ghazni, about 150 kilometers (95 miles) southwest of Kabul. […]

Scholarship fund awards $115.9M to families of 9/11 victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:10
NEW YORK (AP) — A private scholarship fund for family members of 9/11 victims says it has awarded $115.9 million to 2,825 students. The Families of Freedom Scholarship fund distributed $12.5 million to 760 students in the 2014-15 school year. The fund is a program of Scholarship America, a nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization. […]