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Sunday Memo: Gas prices are high ... Outrage at pooh smells ... Sounders to play Timbers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:28
Gas price here are higher than in other parts of the country. Duh. There are several factors. Find out what they are in this piece by Seattle Times business reporter Angel González.

Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams quarterback, to miss season because of knee injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:23
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury in an exhibition game Saturday night.

Serena Williams resumes quest for 18th major title

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:16
Serena Williams will seek her 18th major title at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday.

Homeowners in wildfire country urged to take steps to trim risks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:16
As wildfires burn homes and thousands of square miles across the West, fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks could make the difference in whether a house survives or burns to the ground.

Party fight leads to gun shots; one man wounded

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:16
A man was shot in the leg in North Seattle early this morning when he tried to break up a fight that started at a party, according to Seattle police.

Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:16
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Stopshoppingdebbie wins again, and might be shopping at the Breeders’ Cup soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:14
Horse from Emerald Downs now undefeated in her first nine races

Miller comes on, and comes up big for the Mariners in win over Red Sox

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:12
Brad Miller came on to play in Robinson Cano’s place on Sunday, and came up with two big runs for the Mariners in an 8-6 win.

Stryker Phd rallies down the stretch to win the $200,000 Longacres Mile

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:12
Jockey Leslie Mawing credited with keeping the horse in the clear until an opening arrived

Boeing Classic notebook: Fred Couples fires 66 on the final day of his hometown tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:11
Seattle native vows to keep playing in the Boeing Classic for six or seven more years

Scott Dunlap answers one final challenge to net first victory in the Boeing Classic

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:11
Scott Dunlap’s impressive second shot in playoff nets title in Boeing Classic

Two killed in head-on crash on Highway 202 east of Redmond

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:02
Two drivers were killed in a head-on collision at Highway 202 between Redmond and Fall City, the Washington State Patrol said late Sunday.

Phoenix Mercury sweeps Los Angeles Sparks, reaches West final series

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:04
Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points as the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinal series.

Jihadis capture major Syrian air base in northeast

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:02
Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadi group, activists and state media said.

Dickerson aims to reprogram federal software efforts

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:01
Mikey Dickerson, called in to fix the HealthCare.gov website, has been hired away from Google to help revamp the federal government’s other computer systems and websites.

Proud but private parents say no to Facebook baby photos

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:01
Some parents of babies and young children are reluctant to post photos, anecdotes or videos of their kids due to concerns about privacy and security. That’s the case even if the parents themselves are otherwise active in social media.

To post or not to post about baby

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:01
Some social-media tips for parents, relatives and friends.

Emerald Downs results

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:01
Racing results for Sunday, Aug. 24

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:01
The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.