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Officer trials in Freddie Gray death will stay in Baltimore

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:04
The trials for six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray will be held in Baltimore after a judge dismissed arguments from the officers' attorneys, who said the days of riots, protests and city-wide curfews would make it impossible to choose unbiased jurors.

Tropical Storm Henri moving north in Atlantic

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:03
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Henri is moving more quickly across the Atlantic well east of Bermuda with no change in strength. The storm had maximum sustained winds Thursday of about 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening forecast in the next day or so. Henri is centered about 235 miles (375 kilometers) east of […]

Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11 responders and survivors are set to expire next year, meaning a new round of uncertainty for people exposed to the toxic dust that fell on New York after hijacked jets toppled the World Trade Center. […]

Note to angry callers: Clerk named Kim is not that clerk named Kim

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 23:00
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Tabor sometimes wears a bright orange T-shirt bearing a slogan she’s found herself repeating for weeks: “Hello my name is not Kim Davis.” Tabor works for the Rowan County Circuit Court Clerk, the office that handles court filings. Across the street is the Rowan County Clerk, where Kim Davis licenses […]

Huskies morning links: Marques Tuiasosopo a finalist for Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:54
Huskies host Sacramento State for an 11 a.m. kickoff Saturday at Husky Stadium.

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:45
MAGALIESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa. The creature shows a surprising mix of human-like and more primitive characteristics — some experts called it “bizarre” and […]

Video shows object thrown in Planned Parenthood arson in Pullman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:30
Investigators have recovered video showing a flammable object being thrown through the window of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington state before a fire broke out Friday.

‘Projectile’ hit reported in Phoenix amid spate of shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:30
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Arizona are checking out another possible shooting on a Phoenix-area freeway. The state Department of Public Safety says officers are responding to a report of a damaged window on a vehicle that was traveling on Interstate 10 Thursday morning. Trooper Tim Case says a “projectile” hit the window but no […]

US stocks rising in early trading amid speculation on Fed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:30
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising slightly in early trading Thursday as investors try to anticipate when and how quickly the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. A government report on unemployment claims suggested the job market remains strong. Markets in Europe and Asia were mostly lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial […]

Police: Golfer dies after being stung by bees in Michigan

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:21
DOVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 64-year-old golfer from Ohio has died after being stung at least 20 times by bees as he searched for a ball in woods in northern Michigan. Michigan State Police Sgt. Mark Tamlyn says Darryl Dever of Powell was pronounced dead Wednesday after having trouble breathing. reports […]

Colbert: First show almost didn’t make it

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:21
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert says he came awfully close to not making his much-ballyhooed debut on “The Late Show” this week. Colbert, opening his second program on Wednesday night, said that a combination of an overstuffed show that needed to be edited and a technical glitch temporarily prevented producers from sending the finished […]

New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean, according to new safety rules released Thursday by the government in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts. The rules, once promoted as an Obama administration priority, ran into long delays and […]

Oakland Zoo to auction paintings by its animals

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:13
SAN FRANCISCO — Elephants, giraffes, lemurs, and even a cockroach at the Oakland Zoo have been exploring their creative sides to produce colorful paintings that will be auctioned for charity. The painting sessions were conducted by zoo keepers who used only positive-reinforcement, including plenty of treats, as they worked with the animals, zoo spokeswoman Nicky […]

Rare photos of Colorado lynx captured by automated cameras

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:08
Colorado researchers have captured photos of lynx as they prowl the San Juan Mountains. Using automated cameras mounted in trees, the researchers are studying where lynx live and how well they're doing.

For Biden, calendar makes his 2016 decision tough to delay

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he’s not in a hurry to decide about the presidential race, but the calendar presents him with a simple reality: the longer he waits, the harder it gets to win. The 2016 presidential campaign is barreling forward with or without him, giving a key advantage to declared […]

2 senators whose families fled Nazis support deal with Iran

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the most strident opponents of the nuclear accord with Iran are invoking memories of the Holocaust in an effort to defeat the agreement, arguing the deal could enhance Iran’s ability to build a bomb, leading to the destruction of Israel. Those arguments, however, failed to sway two senators who grew […]

Clinton stirs up old difference with Obama on foreign policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years, two presidential elections and one shared commitment to the nuclear deal with Iran later, Hillary Rodham Clinton is delicately resurrecting her 2008 critique of Barack Obama’s approach to world affairs. In a speech on Wednesday, the Democratic presidential candidate once again positioned herself as the hawkish alternative to the president, […]

5 food news bites of the week: Shorty’s in jeopardy, Renee Erickson announces new pastry chef, Amazon on your plate and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:00
An excellent addition to Renee Erickson's Capitol Hill spots, Belltown might not be entirely ruined, Amazon gets up in your food and more.

Cochlear controversy dramatized in ‘Sound’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:00
The world-premiere play “Sound” explores the controversy over cochlear implants for the deaf.