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Live: Sounders open miniature homestand against Columbus Crew

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 53 min ago

Follow along live as the Sounders host the first of two consecutive home matches on Saturday afternoon against the Columbus Crew. Kickoff at CenturyLink Field is set for 1 p.m. PST.

Bellevue High principal leaves school amid scrutiny of football program

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 58 min ago

Bellevue High School Principal Scott Powers is heading to another Eastside school, at a tumultuous time for Bellevue’s celebrated football program.

Big-rig driver flees after deadly pickup truck crash

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 8 min ago

VERNON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a big-rig that crushed a pickup truck in a Los Angeles suburb unhitched the trailer and fled the scene after the fatal crash. Police are looking for that trucker. Police say the 18-wheeled rig was involved in a minor crash about a block away before it […]

911 call: Hurt survivor explains aftermath of Georgia crash

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 11 min ago

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A survivor of the crash that killed four University of Georgia students fought through tears to explain what happened to a 911 dispatcher. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office released a recording of the call Saturday. State troopers say a Toyota Camry carrying the Georgia students went into the opposite lane of […]

Woman struck, killed by duck boat in downtown Boston

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 38 min ago

BOSTON (AP) — A woman has died after she was struck by an amphibious sightseeing vehicle in downtown Boston. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday right near public park Boston Common. A city police department spokeswoman said the person hit was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans […]

1 teen killed, 1 hurt after being ejected from carnival ride

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 41 min ago

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival. The girls were at a parking lot carnival marking the annual Dia de los Ninos holiday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church when they were hurled from […]

Good catches of lake trout and cutthroat, but spotty for kokanee in Lake Chelan

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 15 min ago

Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service: Trolling for Lake Trout is hot on Lake Chelan in the Barrens and along Colyar Ledge. Kokanee fishing is spotty, but can be quite productive in locations as far flung as Moore Point to Rocky Point. Finally, fishing the […]

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson endorses Ted Cruz

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 19 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a key pickup for his California campaign, Ted Cruz is being endorsed by former Gov. Pete Wilson. Two Republicans with knowledge of Wilson’s decision told The Associated Press that the former governor and U.S. senator will announce his support for Cruz on Saturday at the state Republican Party convention in Burlingame. […]

Derby 2016: Undefeated Nyquist headlines Kentucky Derby

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 20 min ago

A year after American Pharoah thrilled the sports world by winning horse racing’s first Triple Crown in 37 years, here comes Nyquist. The colt named for Detroit Red Wings player Gustav Nyquist is looking like a worthy successor to a sport eager to retain the new fans it gained during American Pharoah’s sweep of the […]

No serious injuries after train hits car in downtown Suffolk

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 22 min ago

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities say no one was seriously injured when a Norfolk Southern train struck a car in Suffolk, Virginia. The city said in a statement that an Acura sedan became stuck on train tracks in downtown Suffolk and was struck by a westbound train around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. A 26-year-old male passenger […]

Trails around Boise are mountain-biking gold

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 23 min ago

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A string of volunteer workers, mostly mountain bikers, were marching down an Avimor trail they just built toward a well-earned lunch when Steve Noyes put their effort in perspective. “We made the Earth a little more fun today,” Noyes said. Mountain bikers have been doing that across the Boise Foothills for […]

Central Oregon’s Whychus Canyon is worth exploring

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 23 min ago

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — Although I’ve roamed the extensive trails of Central Oregon for 15 years, I still come across areas where I have never set foot. Somehow I had yet to explore the Whychus Canyon Preserve, nearly 1,000 acres of stunning canyon and stream terrain where the pine trees stubbornly give way to the […]

Gibraltar pushes for airport to be under EU aviation laws

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 35 min ago

GIBRALTAR (AP) — Gibraltar’s authorities have joined air-travel industry leaders in calling for the small British territory on Spain’s southwestern tip to be included in the European Union’s laws governing European aviation. Joseph Garcia, Gibraltar’s Civil Aviation Minister, says Saturday that Gibraltar is legally entitled to inclusion “by virtue of our terms of membership of […]

Raiders trade up to take QB Cook in fourth round

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 52 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Connor Cook set Michigan State records for passing touchdowns and yards through the air while becoming the winningest quarterback in school history. It didn’t mean very much in the NFL draft. Cook was selected by Oakland with the second pick of the fourth round Saturday, with the Raiders making a trade with […]

CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 12 min ago

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — When Carly Fiorina speaks to the California Republican party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport Saturday night, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the newly-minted vice presidential candidate. Fiorina grew up in the Bay Area and became chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard there before plunging into […]

Cowabunga! Ninja Turtles are official NYC ambassadors

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 31 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Cowabunga, dudes! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are New York City’s official family ambassadors for 2016. The city’s tourism agency, NYC & Company, has announced that the sewer-dwelling reptiles will star in ads to encourage families to explore New York. Agency CEO Fred Dixon says the turtles are “the perfect guides […]

GOP race shifts California’s political fault lines

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 33 min ago

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party’s […]

Secretary of State heads to Switzerland for talks on Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 39 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Switzerland this weekend for urgent talks on Syria. His trip comes amid escalating violations of a fragile truce around the city of Aleppo. The State Department says Kerry would leave Sunday for Geneva, where he would hold meetings the following day with the U.N. […]

Strahan-Ripa breakup isn’t TV’s first botched transition

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 46 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — “Live with Kelly and Michael” host Kelly Ripa emerged from her brief “strike” this past week on stronger footing, having extracted an apology from Walt Disney Co. officials for giving her little advanced word that her co-host Michael Strahan was leaving for “Good Morning America.” She had briefly boycotted the popular […]

Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 11 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities. The two recalls are just the latest in a string of safety problems to hit automakers in the past year […]