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With bacon so cheap, even veggie burgers get two strips on top

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:16
Bacon always has been popular, but now, driven by reduced cost and innovative concoctions, that popularity has exploded.

Mayor Murray’s Israel trip supports human rights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:01
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is right to participate in the Tel Aviv pride conference.

It’s a key week for golfers on U.S. Open ‘bubble’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:54
The top 60 in the world in next week’s rankings will get into the June 18-21 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place without qualifying — if they’re not already in the field based on other criteria.

Vancouver man pleads guilty in stock manipulation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:42
A 20-year-old man who continued manipulating penny stocks even after a federal judge ordered him to stop has pleaded guilty to securities fraud for pump-and-dump schemes involving a half-dozen stocks.

Brick boom follows Nepal quakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:38
Nepal’s emergency authority reports the two major earthquakes that struck the country on April 25 and May 12 have damaged or destroyed nearly 745,600 buildings and homes. For workers laboring in the nation’s brick industry, the high demand for bricks means there is still an opportunity to earn a daily wage.

Death penalty for Tsarnaev hurts Boston

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:37
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence — and his appeals — threaten to move the focus from the victims and their resiliency to the criminal, writes columnist Froma Harrop.

Reform U.S. immigration detention system

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:37
Lawmakers should support U.S. Rep. Adam Smith’s proposal to create new oversight and standards for immigration detention centers.

Reform U.S. immigration detention system

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:37
Lawmakers should support U.S. Rep. Adam Smith’s proposal to create new oversight and standards for immigration detention centers.

Seattle Immersive Theatre brings audience into ‘Dump Site’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:33
A review of Julia Nardin’s play, staged by Seattle Immersive Theatre at a Sodo warehouse.

NFL tweaks PAT procedure

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:11
The Seahawks were one of 30 teams to vote today to change the procedure for point after touchdowns.

Pipeline bursts, spills oil into ocean off California coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:51
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a broken pipeline has spilled oil and created a slick about four miles wide in the ocean off the central California coast. Capt. Dave Zaniboni of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department says a pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach broke Tuesday and spilled oil into a […]

Disneyland’s 60th anniversary could pack the theme park

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:47
Celebrations begin Friday with new parade, upgraded fireworks.

Trucker killed when car knocks deer into windshield

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:46
Oregon State Police say the driver of a semitrailer truck was killed near Eugene when a car hit a small deer and launched it into the truck’s windshield.

NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on 2-point conversion turnovers. The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee’s proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make them more challenging. In recent seasons, kickers made more than 99 percent of the […]

Vermont man charged with locking wife in bedroom for 4 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:10
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with holding his wife captive in their home over four years by padlocking her into a bedroom and boarding the windows shut could face life in prison if convicted. Michael Jokinen appeared in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping with bodily injury or […]

Chincoteague stud Surfer Dude found dead: ‘He was the man’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:05
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — With his long, blond mane, bronze-colored body and sweet disposition, Surfer Dude was perhaps the most popular pony of his day. The stallion, who sired dozens of ponies like those celebrated in the childhood classic “Misty of Chincoteague,” has died. The remains of the 23-year-old pony were found last week on […]

Man found dead under mattress in NYC hotel was bludgeoned

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man found dead under a mattress at a hotel near the Empire State Building had been bludgeoned. Police on Tuesday identified the victim as 28-year-old Roderick Goodwin of Bridgeton, New Jersey. The medical examiner ruled Goodwin died from blunt force trauma and was asphyxiated. No arrests […]

Iowa Capitol evacuated for burnt pizza crust

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:04
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Weeks after burned macaroni and cheese emptied out the Iowa Capitol, a charred pizza crust has done it again. The crust burned Tuesday morning in the Capitol cafeteria, prompting a brief evacuation. Department of Administrative Services Spokesman Caleb Hunter says property was not damaged and no one was injured. The […]

Mom angry after yearbook omits special education students

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:04
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An angry Utah mother says school administrators made a mistake by leaving her daughter and her special education classmates out of a high school yearbook for the first time in years without announcing the change. Leslee Bailey said yearbooks published by Blue Peak High School in Tooele, Utah, typically include […]

U.S. looking into whether hostage was kept by ISIS leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating the possibility that the Islamic State militant leader killed Friday was the captor of American hostage Kayla Mueller for a time. Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, confirmed the line of inquiry at a breakfast with reporters Tuesday, but declined further comment. […]