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Seahawks training camp: July 31, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 05:35
Photos from Seahawks training camp: July 31, 2015

Ex-Everett firefighter who sought sex with teen sentenced to 8 months

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 05:20
A former Everett firefighter who arranged online to pay for sex with a 15-year-old girl received an eight-month jail sentence Friday following a guilty plea last month.

Clintons paid 35.7 percent federal tax rate between 2007-14

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 05:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal tax returns released by Hillary Rodham Clinton show she and former President Bill Clinton paid an overall 35.7 percent tax rate on tens of millions the couple earned between 2007 and 2014. In a statement released by her campaign Friday, the Democratic candidate for president says the couple has paid nearly […]

Sarkisian, USC spark Pac-12’s power shift South

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 05:16
The former UW coach has his Trojans favored in the Pac-12 this season.

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:56
SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don’t have to tip at Ivar’s Salmon House on Seattle’s Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city’s $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule. It is staff, not diners, who feel the real difference, with wages as much as 60 […]

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner on contract talks: ‘Now. That’s my deadline’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:54
Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner said he is ‘hopeful’ that he and the Seahawks can reach an agreement on a new contract. When asked if he has a deadline or if he is OK with the talks extending into the season, Wagner replied,” Now. That’s my deadline.” When asked to clarify or expand, Wagner declined. “If […]

Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:46
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. Police reported three deaths — two men shot […]

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.