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Rainiers pound out 12-7 win over Las Vegas

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 5 min ago
Steve Baron had four runs batted in as the Tacoma Rainiers defeated the Las Vegas 51s 12-7 Friday night in a Pacific Coast League game at Cheney Stadium.

Prosecutors: Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 8 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man in a wheelchair has been arrested two days after he pocketed $1,212 in a daytime bank robbery, authorities announced Friday. Kelvin Dennison, 23, was picked up by officers at a hospital two days after he rolled into a Santander Bank branch in Queens Monday afternoon and […]

Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 9 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island’s Nathan’s Famous. Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weigh-in Friday ahead of the 99-year-old Independence Day boardwalk tradition. The dogs will be served Saturday morning. Chestnut tipped the scales at […]

Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 11 min ago
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago. The military staged an unusually large two-hour parade of homegrown […]

America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 12 min ago
As the nation gears up to celebrate America’s birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: ___ IN AMERICA’S BIRTHPLACE: CONCERTS, A PARADE AND BEER Philadelphia started its Fourth of July celebration a little early. Most Read StoriesPursuit of big-money contract comes at a cost for Seahawks QB Russell WilsonAs Puget […]

Democrats in New Hampshire find some of Chafee’s ideas ‘odd’

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 17 min ago
Lincoln Chafee, the former Rhode Island governor, is running for president.

Clinton says she takes a ‘backseat to no one’ among liberals

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 18 min ago
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a “backseat to no one” on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. Clinton addressed 850 people at an outdoor amphitheater at Dartmouth College, a last-minute venue change made to accommodate a […]

Mariners 9, A’s 5 — postgame video, highlights, notes and boxscore

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 24 min ago
Postgame videos, notes, boxscore and other tidbits from the Mariners' 9-5 win over the A's in Oakland

M’s pound A’s with 4 home runs

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 27 min ago
The Mariners piled on four home runs and cruised to a 9-5 victory over the Athletics Friday night in Oakland.

Sounders get breakthrough goal in victory

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 35 min ago
Tyrone Mears turned what would have been a hugely frustrating draw into a momentum-reversing victory with a single swing of his leg.

U.S. men beat Guatemala 4-0 in exhibition match

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 37 min ago
Clint Dempsey of the Sounders converted a penalty kick as the United States beat Guatemala 4-0 on Friday in Nashville, Tenn., in an exhibition before the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Center DeAndre Jordan agrees to leave Clippers, play for Dallas Mavericks

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 43 min ago
Free-agent center DeAndre Jordan agreed to leave the Los Angeles Clippers for the Dallas Mavericks, spurning the only pro team he has known to begin a new chapter in his career. Jordan, 26, committed to Dallas for four years and $80 million.

Mariners’ roster moves have Iwakuma starting Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 54 min ago
The Seattle Mariners’ roster changes include optioning Roenis Elias to Class AAA Tacoma and starting Hisashi Iwakuma against the Detroit Tigers on Monday.

First impressions: Sounders 1, D.C. United 0

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 55 min ago
Tyrone Mears’ rocket with three minutes remaining snapped Seattle’s three-game MLS losing streak as the Sounders edged 10-man D.C. United 1-0 on Friday night at CenturyLink. - What a time to score your first MLS goal – and what a way to do it. Tyrone Mears turned what would have been a hugely frustrating draw […]

Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

Seattle Times Headlines - 21 hours 59 min ago
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney’s property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on […]

400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 12:55
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the Ferris wheel that towers 400 feet over central Florida after the attraction shut down Friday afternoon, authorities said. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told The Associated Press no one was hurt and all were […]

China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 3, collapses homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 12:51
BEIJING (AP) — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that shook China’s far-western region of Xinjiang killed three people, injured 71 and collapsed thousands of houses, officials said Saturday. The quake hit Pishan county in the Hotan region of Xinjiang early Friday. Earlier reports on state media said that six people had died, but by Saturday the […]

Emerald Downs results and entries

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 12:31
Race results for Friday, July 3; entries for Saturday, July 4

Talk of ‘the 99ers’ inspires U.S. women to match title feat

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 12:26
There is a shadow hanging over the U.S. team as it prepares for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final against Japan in Vancouver, B.C. Inside the American team, the shadow of 1999 is inescapable. That is the last time the U.S. won a World Cup.

GOP tuition cuts a breath of fresh political air

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 12:16
We’re now the laboratory for two social experiments: the $15 minimum wage, and big cuts to college tuition. What’s unique is they come from opposite sides of the political spectrum.