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Sherpa guides on Seattle team killed on Everest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:01
A Seattle-based guiding service says five Nepalese guides on its climbing team are among those who died in an avalanche on Mount Everest.

Guidebook author offers 5 favorite peak scrambles in Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:16
Here’s the first in an occasional series of interviews with authors of new Northwest guidebooks, spotlighting some of the author’s favorite spots.

California farmers to get more water

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:16
Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

Share your Skagit Valley tulip photos (and see others here)

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:16
Skagit Valley tulips are at their peak. Have you visited the valley and taken a photo you'd like to share? Here's your forum. Click on "Upload" below and add your image.

UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:16
An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.

In India, where sacred rivers converge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:16
The Ganges and Yamuna rivers, linked to Hindu gods and much venerated, converge at the northern India city of Allahabad.

Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:14
A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.

"The Boys in the Boat" wins national bookseller award

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:01
I'm happy to report that Redmond author Daniel James Brown has won the 2014 Indies Choice Award from the American Booksellers Association for his fabulous story of the 1936 Huskies rowing team, "The Boys in the Boat." Brown won the prize for the adult nonfiction book of the year.

Coming up: Festivals and fun around the region

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:01
A long-range calendar of events beyond Seattle

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:57
NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:56
The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

The Sounders are unbeaten against Chivas USA since 2009

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:20
Some say what's past is prologue (actually, I think that was Shakespeare) and others say what's past is pointless. So say what you will, but the Sounders haven't lost to Chivas USA since 2009, a 7-0-4 run that includes five-straight wins.

Friday Memo: Deputy prostitution investigation ... Potty pranks ... Peeps prizes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:20
Times have been tough, but really? Anonymous sources say King County sheriff’s investigators are looking into an allegation that a veteran deputy, while under financial strain, aided his wife in working as a prostitute, including using the county’s computer system to check the background

Pastors reach out on pot-lover’s highest holiday — 420

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:16
Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo.

A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:16
The third-season finale of “Scandal” was a reminder of its tasty kookiness. Not as jaw-dropping as some (or many) episodes, it still was a display of how this show routinely shakes things up almost, though somehow not quite, beyond belief or recognition.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:16
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

Asparagus harvest off to good start in Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:12
If you're driving through Mid-Columbia farmland, look closely at the fields. Chances are good you'll spot asparagus spears pushing up to the light.

Review: Windows Phone gets it right with 8.1 update

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:11
If you have a Windows phone or are thinking of getting one, the new features in this update should be pleasing. But it still doesn’t have as many apps as iPhones and Android phones, although it’s closing the gap.