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Cougar Links: Wildfires might force WSU to reschedule opener vs. Portland State

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:33
The Cougars are examining their options in case the wildfires force them to postpone or move their season opener against Portland State on Sept. 5.

Evan Mathis signs with Denver after also considering the Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:28
Veteran guard Evan Mathis, who visited the Seahawks over the weekend, has instead signed with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos announced the signing on their website Tuesday afternoon. Adam Caplan of ESPN reported the deal is for up to $4 million, which is more than the Seahawks were going to be able to afford. Another […]

Huskies open to using two quarterbacks against Boise State

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:11
Nothing has been settled in Washington’s three-man quarterback competition, and UW coach Chris Petersen says it’s possible he may not announce a starter before the Sept. 4 season opener at Boise State. Petersen also reiterated that he is open to a two-quarterback system, and because of UW’s young roster he says the starting unit could […]

Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge sees very good catches of kings and coho

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:08
The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association hosted the Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge this past weekend, and with the largest king return dating back to at least 1982 it is no wonder that catches were off the charts good. More than 250 anglers took part in Saturday’s event, and by late afternoon 140 chinook and 28 coho […]

Portraits of Syrian refugee mothers with their children

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:07
Syrian refugee mothers care, fear for newborns.

In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:00
CAIRO (AP) — A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group’s campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria. The group has destroyed ancient buildings and artifacts, as well as shrines to Shiite and Sunni […]

Bush hit from both sides on birthright citizenship

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:57
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jeb Bush came to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post to talk about veterans’ affairs but two words hung over the town hall event in a Denver suburb Tuesday: anchor babies. That’s the loaded term that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has used to refer to U.S.-born children of people who […]

Los Angeles looks at harsher penalties for child sex buyers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:55
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into prostitution — charging them with crimes that could mean prison time and registration as a sex offender. Targeting “johns,” or commercial sex buyers, is not a new concept, but […]

3rd-grader playing with gun shoots child at Georgia school

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:53
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say an elementary school student suffered minor injuries after being accidentally shot by a third-grade classmate playing with a gun. The shooting happened Tuesday morning at Hornsby Elementary School in Augusta. Richmond County School Board spokesman Kaden Jacobs says a student brought the weapon to school and was […]

Dark pools were losers in high-volume downturn

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:43
When markets are volatile, investors are usually more concerned about getting a trade done than waiting to find the best price.

Doug Baldwin on Kam Chancellor, the price of success, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:42
Kam Chancellor remains the unavoidable topic at the VMAC, the holdout of the popular strong safety and team leader reaching day No. 26 when he was absent again on Tuesday. Receiver Doug Baldwin, who met the media after Tuesday’s practice, said he talk to Chancellor every day and remains hopeful the situation will be resolved […]

Prosecutors reviewing evidence in Caitlyn Jenner crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:40
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday began reviewing evidence and considering whether charges should be filed against Caitlyn Jenner over a traffic collision on a coastal highway that killed a woman earlier this year. The case was presented Tuesday and is being reviewed by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s Major Crimes Division, said […]

S2 forward Myron Samuel named USL Player of the Week

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:39
Myron Samuel has had a busy August. Less than a week after signing with S2, the St. Vincent international commemorated his debut with two goals and an assist against Colorado Springs last Wednesday. And on Tuesday, Samuel was rewarded as the USL Player of the Week following a vote of the league’s media members. Below […]

WNBA Mailbag: Was interview with players-union official a missed opportunity?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:17
Evie Goldstein, director of operations for the WNBA players’ union, wants to explore revenue opportunities and give the players a more powerful voice.

Judge awards $5 million to man abused by Yakima priest

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:59
A judge has awarded an Oregon man $5 million in damages stemming from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Yakima more than 30 years ago.

Memorial service for fallen firefighters is Sunday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:56
A service for the three firefighters who died while battling the Okanogan Complex of wildfires last week will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Toyota Center in Wenatchee.

Chinese man sentenced in Seattle for trying to export satellite part

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:55
SEATTLE — A Chinese citizen was sentenced in federal court to 18 months in prison for trying to export an instrument used in satellites and spacecraft. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Yue Wu was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in May to one count of conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act. Wu was […]

Video: Recapping Tuesday’s Seahawks’ news

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:50
Recapping Tuesday's Seahawks' news, with Kam Chancellor still gone and no additions to the roster.

UW’s Chris Petersen declines comment on Sam Ukwuachu’s transfer to Baylor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:50
Petersen on dispute with Baylor: "I don’t have anything more to add than what my statement was. I really don’t."

Tour guide killed in Zimbabwe park where Cecil the lion lived

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:47
A tour guide died after being mauled by a lion in the same park in Zimbabwe where Cecil, a well-known lion, was killed by an American dentist.