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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.

Budget bill’s done, but Legislature still isn’t

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:11
With about 20 minutes before the state would have entered a partial government shutdown, Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday night signed the state’s 2015-17 operating budget.

Luke Ridnour joins his 5th team in less than a week

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:11
Luke Ridnour was traded to the Toronto Raptors — becoming a member of his fifth team in a little less than a week and extending one of the more bizarre NBA player odysseys in recent memory. Ridnour, 34, is a Blaine High graduate and former Sonic.

Storm guts out 74-69 victory over Tulsa

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:09
Rookies Ramu Tokashiki and Jewell Loyd combine for 25 points to help Storm snap a five-game losing streak while ending Tulsa’s eight-game winning streak.

How an Evergreen State prof guided the Supreme Court

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:04
When Reagan-appointed Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote his gay- marriage opinion, it turns out he was channeling an Evergreen State College professor.

Corey Pereira leads Sahalee Players Championship by three strokes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:01
The University of Washington golfer is at 7 under heading into final round.

‘Historic’ tuition cut sets state apart from rest of U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:59
With a 5 to 20 percent rollback in tuition prices, Washington has become the only state in the country to cut tuition for its colleges and universities this year.

City to audit real-estate-development incentive program

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:50
Seattle’s city auditor will investigate a real-estate-development incentive program at the request of City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, who says planners were ready to let a hotel builder contribute less than required toward the city’s low-income housing fund.