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‘A Walk in the Woods’: Hiking tale takes a few missteps

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 06:00
A review of the film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir of hiking the Appalachian Trail, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

Seattle police release video of suspects in attack on toursists

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 05:57
Police have released a photo and video of the group suspected of robbing and assaulting three tourists in downtown Seattle on Aug. 24.

Seattle police release video of suspects in attack on toursists

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 05:57
Police have released a photo and video of the group suspected of robbing and assaulting three tourists in downtown Seattle on Aug. 24.

Notes from the practice field: Nelson Valdez, Lamar Neagle watch from the sidelines

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 05:56
Sounders attackers Nelson Valdez and Lamar Neagle watched Tuesday morning’s Sounders training at Starfire Sports Complex from the sideline in track pants, the second straight session the pair has missed. Valdez is suffering from bruised shins picked up in last weekend’s Portland match and should be available for Saturday’s home match against Toronto FC. Neagle […]

Notes from the practice field: Nelson Valdez, Lamar Neagle watch from the sidelines

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 05:56
Sounders attackers Nelson Valdez and Lamar Neagle watched Tuesday morning’s Sounders training at Starfire Sports Complex from the sideline in track pants, the second straight session the pair has missed. Valdez is suffering from bruised shins picked up in last weekend’s Portland match and should be available for Saturday’s home match against Toronto FC. Neagle […]

Hotels fight Expedia and other travel sites for bookings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 05:20
Amid high financial stakes, hotels try to lure travelers into booking directly with them through enticements such as free Wi-Fi, free meals and more.

Delta wooing business travelers with ‘we’ll pay if we’re late’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:40
New program for corporate clients would award travel credits if Delta on-time arrival/flight completion falls behind American and United. But will it really mean anything or is it marketing hype?

Carroll: No decision yet on Fred Jackson, Turbin ankle injury one reason for interest

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:37
The Seahawks have yet to make a decision on signing free agent running back Fred Jackson. But the team revealed that Robert Turbin has a high ankle sprain, helping to explain the team's interest in the 34-year-old running back.

Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over big grocery deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:30
The Bellingham grocer says Albertsons tricked it into buying hundreds of stores with false promises and then sabotaged its entry into new markets by unfair practices.

Pregame notes and lineups: First wave of September call-ups, Arizona Fall League roster announced

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:27
The Mariners announced their first wave of September call-ups, recalling two players from Class AAA Tacoma and selecting two players’ minor league contracts and putting them on the 40-man roster. Seattle had two open roster spots on the 40-man with the respective trades of Austin Jackson and Fernando Rodney to the Cubs. Jose Ramirez, RHP, recalled from […]

Man and officer wounded, dog killed in police address mix-up

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:20
ATLANTA (AP) — A man shot by police officers who went to the wrong Atlanta house ran bleeding outside where a neighbor heard him asking, “Why did they come in my house? Why did they shoot me? Why did they shoot my dog?” It happened Monday night when officers arrived at the wrong Atlanta address […]

Bush-Trump feud intensifies in GOP primary

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:20
MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on. It’s a risky strategy for the former Florida governor, still considered the GOP front-runner by many party officials, but a move his advisers suggest […]

Assault charges for 3 deputies in horse-chase beating

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:19
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in San Bernardino County, California, have filed felony assault charges against three sheriff’s deputies involved in the televised beating of a suspect after he tried to escape on horseback. Nicholas Downey, Michael Phelps and Charles Foster each face a charge of assault by a public officer, District Attorney Mike […]

West Point prof who called legal scholars treasonous resigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:19
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A West Point professor criticized for writing an article calling some legal scholars treasonous and “lawful targets” for the U.S. military in its war on terrorism has resigned a month after he was hired to teach a law course. A spokesman at the U.S. Military Academy said William C. Bradford […]

Former TV judge Joe Brown released from jail

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:19
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown has been released from jail after serving a five-day jail sentence for contempt of court. The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1NVcQco) Brown was released from the Shelby County Jail Tuesday morning. Brown turned himself in last Thursday. Brown, a former Memphis judge, was charged with contempt after […]

State wants to trap, kill ‘very gentle’ bear cub that approached a hiker

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:18
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A debate over Connecticut’s wildlife policy reignited after state officials said last week they will trap and kill a bear cub that approached a hiker in a wildlife area, startling but not harming her. Animal rights advocates say the policy is inhumane and ineffective, and a social media petition drive is […]

Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:17
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — How many cinnamon rolls does it take to feed a presidential entourage? If you’re President Barack Obama and you’re unsure, you err on the safe side and take the whole bunch. Obama paid a surprise visit Tuesday to Snow City Cafe, a hopping brunch spot in downtown Anchorage with a bit […]

White police chief makes plea deal in shooting of black man

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:16
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white ex-police chief agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to misconduct in office in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, a far lesser offense than the murder charge that ended in two mistrials. Prosecutors agreed to drop the murder charge against 38-year-old Richard Combs, who is the former police […]

Report says ending ban wouldn’t hurt consumers at pump

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report concludes that removing restrictions on crude oil exports wouldn’t hurt consumers at the gasoline pump, and may even help them. The finding is providing ammunition to lawmakers seeking to pass legislation this year to end the restrictions. A Senate panel passed such a measure before Congress adjourned for […]