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Casey Kasem’s widow won’t face criminal charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 06:47
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday they will not file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow. A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said there was insufficient evidence to charge Jean Kasem. Prosecutors cited Jean Kasem’s efforts to ensure her husband was continuously supervised by […]

WNBA links: Isiah Thomas petition, Glory Johnson a no-show and Gold Mamba anointed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 06:47
Updates from the first week of training camp for the league's 12 teams.

Olympic National Park fees going up, too, but not until June 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 06:45
Following suit with Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park is raising its entry fee to $20 this summer, and to $25 next year. But Memorial Day visitors get a break: Unlike Rainier, Olympic won’t up the entry cost until after this holiday weekend. The fee increase, up from $15 per vehicle, takes effect Monday, […]

Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 06:29
PHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes’ dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world. Haynes, often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. He was […]

These ‘crankie’ folk artists nothing but charming

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 06:07
Sketched May 20, 2015 Impromptu folk perfomances at the Léger household in Shoreline are not unusual for the self-described family of music geeks. Dejah is playing the guitar and singing a traditional French-Canadian tune, while her husband, Devon, accompanies on the violin, and her father-in-law, Louis, operates a “crankie,” an illustrated panorama brought to life […]

Apps help turn water guzzlers into sippers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:56
A handful of apps can help you learn more about water usage and how you might change your practices, especially in a time of drought conditions.

Sounders prepared for physical play vs. versatile Sporting Kansas City

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:49
But when push sometimes literally comes to shove, Kansas City will employ any means necessary to escape CenturyLink Field with a result Saturday night when it takes on the Sounders for the first time this season.

High roads open early in Olympic National Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:47
The record-low snowpack in much of Washington’s mountains is again showing a spinoff benefit for hikers, campers and other lovers of the outdoors: High-elevation roads in Olympic National Park have opened in time for the Memorial Day weekend, a full month earlier than typical. The nine-mile Deer Park Road opened Friday, May 22, along with […]

Early pregame notes and lineups: Brad Miller gets the start in center field

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:45
So the lineup is a little different. Manager Lloyd McClendon is giving Brad Miller his first start in center field and starting Mike Zunino at catcher and Welington Castillo at designated hitter. With both catchers in the lineup, it means if Zunino were to get hurt and Castillo moved to catcher, the Mariners would lose […]

Going for the ‘Goonies’ (and more) in Astoria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:29
Oregon town is marking the 30th anniversary in June of the filming of the hit Steven Spielberg movie ‘The Goonies”. See the Goonies house, join the party and see Astoria’s more standard tourist sights.

As Boeing chief lets answers fly, it is what it is

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:26
It’s all perfectly clear now thanks to that rare one-on-one with the head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Dentist accused of running ‘house of horrors’ agrees to quit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:23
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children’s dentist accused of performing unneeded tooth extractions and surgical procedures without anesthetic has agreed to stop practicing medicine. The Florida Department of Health late Friday said Dr. Howard Schneider of Jacksonville relinquished his license to practice in the state. Schneider faces multiple lawsuits and his office has […]

SIFF rocks out with music docs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:20
A look at three music documentaries screening at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Gas, housing costs push Seattle consumer prices up

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:18
Consumer prices in the Seattle area rose in March and April, largely due to higher prices for gas and shelter, though the local CPI over the past 12 months still only rose 0.4 percent.

Arrest in Florida on child abuse charges from Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:06
A 43-year-old man has been arrested in Florida for suspicion of child rape following an investigation that began in Washington state.

Museum shows off first dino bone found in state

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:03
Seattle’s Burke Museum unveiled the first dinosaur bone ever found in this state. The leg bone, 16.7 inches long and weighing about 15 pounds, belongs to a creature that was from the T. rex family, but smaller — around 36 feet long. (That’s still about the size of a city bus.) The fossil was found […]

Game thread: Mariners at Blue Jays — May 22

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 05:03
This is the live thread for Friday's game between the Mariners and the Blue Jays. After a rough series in Baltimore, the Mariners look to their ace Felix Hernandez (6-1, 2.30 ERA) to right the ship as they take on Marco Estrada (2-1, 3.55 ERA) and the Jays.

Shana Cleveland of La Luz makes haunting solo debut

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 04:59
Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles, ‘Oh Man, Cover the Ground’ (Suicide Squeeze) Does Shana Cleveland rock? You might not expect it — she’s an acoustic singer-songwriter. But on her solo debut, “Oh Man, Cover the Ground,” the Seattle musician shreds both guitars and emotions. Cleveland’s main band, La Luz, writes relaxed, summery songs. They emote […]

Tacoma police open fire on mental patient after assault, carjacking

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 04:56
Tacoma police say a mental health patient assaulted three staff members, carjacked a woman and tried to run down two police officers, prompting one to open fire.

Adult dating site investigating possible breach of user data

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 04:52
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it’s investigating a potential security breach, following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual preferences of up to 4 million members. Britain’s Channel 4 news outlet reported that hackers posted some of the information on […]