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Indictment: Former Texas surgeon so derelict he left 2 dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:44
DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling injuries in what’s seen as one of the worst recent cases of malpractice in Texas. Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who lost his medical […]

Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:43
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some western Alaska Natives can travel back and forth to a Russian region without a visa under a 1989 agreement that was recently revived. Vera Metcalf, a Native leader who works part time with the State Department, said Friday that the program allows indigenous residents from both sides of the Bering […]

Quick notes from first Seahawks practice

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:41
The Seahawks’ initial training camp practice is over. And it could hardly have been more eventful with Russell Wilson getting his deal done shortly befoer it began. Here are some quick notes: — Pete Carroll said afterward that Earl Thomas, Tharold Simon, Jeremy Lane and Paul Richardson are all on the PUP list (Physically Unable […]

Triathletes shrug off water warnings, swim in Rio

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:39
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Triathletes swam in waters off Copacabana Beach Friday ahead of weekend Olympic test events, despite published warnings that water in the area was “unfit” for swimming. The website of the Rio de Janeiro environmental agency said the water, which has been declared unfit ten previous times this year, was unsafe […]

What people are saying about Russell Wilson’s new deal with Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:37
The Russell Wilson contract drama has ended, as the quarterback agreed to a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension with the Seahawks Friday before the start of the team’s training camp. Here is what some media members thought of Wilson’s new deal. “Russell Wilson is vastly overpaid” – Chris Chase, USA Today “In one fell swoop, […]

Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:15
She had been barred from boarding flight because dog wasn’t properly contained.

Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal. Sabrina Maurer’s (MOW’-ers) case involves her fight over death benefits and inheritance taxes following the 2013 death of Kim Underwood. Bucks County Judge C. Theodore Fritsch Jr. says […]

‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’ unfolds outdoors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:50
A review of Theater Schmeater’s rollicking outdoor production of an ancient Sumerian tale, adapted by Julia Leonas and directed by J.D. Lloyd.

Mariners pregame notes and lineups: Ketel Marte and Jesus Montero recalled from Class AAA Tacoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:48
The expected roster moves have been made official. First baseman/DH Jesus Marte and infielder/outfielder Ketel Marte have been recalled from Class AAA Tacoma. They replace Dustin Ackley and Chris Taylor on the 25-man roster. Ackley was traded to the Yankees on Thursday afternoon while Taylor was optioned back to Class AAA Tacoma after Thursday’s loss […]

Woman found in duffel bag had been in drug-treatment program

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:42
The woman found dead inside duffel bag in SeaTac was in Seattle attending a drug-treatment program, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking release of Kurt Cobain death-scene photos

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:15
A King County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who sought the release of graphic photos and other police records from the 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain.

Russell Wilson through his years as a Seahawk

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:07
As the Seahawks reach an agreement on a contract extension with Russell Wilson, we take a visual look back at what the star quarterback has done the past three seasons for the team.

Bernie Sanders to headline Seattle rally Aug. 8

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:06
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to speak at a rally in Seattle’s Westlake Park on Aug. 8.

Weyerhaeuser profit down by half from a year ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 02:40
Weyerhaeuser reported a second-quarter net profit of $133 million on sales of $1.8 billion, compared with year-earlier earnings of $280 million on $2 billion in sales.

Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 02:39
NEW YORK (AP) — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth. Low oil and gas prices are good for the overall economy because they reduce costs for consumers and business. […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 02:28
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world’s largest social network used a Facebook post Friday to announce that Chan is pregnant with a healthy baby daughter. He didn’t say when the baby is due. Zuckerberg, 31, also said the […]

Clinton’s doctor says 2016 candidate in “excellent” health

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 02:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s physician said Friday that the Democratic presidential candidate is in “excellent physical condition” and has completely recovered from the effects of a concussion she suffered in 2012. The assessment, which pronounced Clinton “fit to serve as president of the United States,” came as part of flood of disclosures Friday […]

Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 02:19
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn’t advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they’ll seek the death penalty. During a brief […]

No bail for man charged with trying to support IS group

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 02:18
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a western New York man accused of attempting to support terrorism by buying combat gear, making overseas trips and declaring his allegiance online to the Islamic State group. A federal judge on Friday agreed with the government that Arafat Nagi (NAH’-gee) is too much of […]

World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 02:17
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions displaced by Syria’s conflict. A last-minute U.S. donation of $65 million kept food aid in Jordan going for August, though at reduced levels, the WFP […]