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Body of abalone diver found along Northern California coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 07:44

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A diver was found dead after searching for abalone off the coast of Northern California, becoming at least the ninth person to perish this year while seeking the delicacy. The body of Eric Stine, 58, was discovered Sunday in the surf in Manchester State Beach, 140 miles north of San Francisco, […]

Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 07:44

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago, according to test results announced Monday by a state agency. Alaska health authorities working with the federal Food and Drug Administration pronounced Alaska salmon, cod, halibut and other species free from radioactive contamination connected to the power […]

Seattle Seahawks place TE Jimmy Graham on season-ending Injured Reserve, call up DT A.J. Francis

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 07:04

The Seattle Seahawks on Monday placed TE Jimmy Graham on season-ending Injured Reserve and promoted DT A.J. Francis from the practice squad to take his place on the 53-man roster.

Kin of Robert Durst’s missing 1st wife file $100M lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 07:03

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the missing wife of millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst have filed a $100 million lawsuit against him in her presumed death, the second legal action taken against Durst by the family of Kathleen McCormack Durst in recent weeks. Kathleen Durst vanished in 1982 and was pronounced dead in […]

Take 2: Why the seeds of the Washington Huskies’ football turnaround were planted in a bitter desert defeat

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 05:20

If Washington football fans thought the Huskies’ second-half meltdown at Arizona State two weeks ago was hard to watch on TV, I can assure you no one took it harder than some of the diehards I was sitting with on that glorious, sun-drenched afternoon in Tempe, Ariz. As Washington’s 17-0 lead in the second quarter […]

Andrew Andrews’ soaring to top of Washington’s scoring list

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 05:08

Huskies guard wins Pac-12 Player of the Week award after setting scoring records at the Battle 4 Atlantis last week in the Bahamas. He averaged 23.7 points.

Feds say U of Chicago threat a response to police shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 05:08

A Chicago man threatened online to kill 16 white male students or staff at the University of Chicago, according to the criminal complaint released Monday afternoon by the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago.

From sun hats to shoe dryers: gifts for the traveler

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 05:03

Got a wanderer on your shopping list? Here’s a helpful list of gift ideas for travelers.

Police: Man drove away from Seattle shooting before noticing he’d been hit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 05:03

A man told Seattle police he drove away from a confrontation near the Roxhill neighborhood on Saturday night before noticing he was bleeding from gunshot wounds.

Police shooting of black teen cited in U of Chicago threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:54

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities said an online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes Monday targeted whites and was motivated by the police shooting of a black teenager, video of which was released last week and sparked protests. Jabari R. Dean, 21, of Chicago, threatened to kill 16 white male students […]

La Scala gala season premiere to open under extra security

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:54

MILAN (AP) — La Scala’s gala season premiere of Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” (“Joan of Arc”) will take place under extra security in the wake of the Paris attacks and indications that the famed Milanese theater is a possible target for extremists. General Manager Alexander Pereira said Monday that guests would pass through metal detectors as […]

Burn ban lifted in Pierce, Snohomish counties, raised in Darrington

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:43

A change in the weather is expected to clear the air in the Seattle area.

Pope: There are bigger issues than condoms and HIV

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:32

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against AIDS by saying there are more important issues confronting the world, like malnutrition, environmental exploitation and the lack of safe drinking water. Francis was asked about the church’s opposition to condoms while returning […]

1st court appearance in shooting over Waffle House smoking

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:32

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A 45-year-old Biloxi man accused in the shooting death of a Waffle House server after she told him not to smoke made his first court appearance and asked about the death penalty. The Sun Herald reports Johnny Mount asked Judge Albert Fountain on Monday whether the death penalty would be involved […]

Speculation swirls on motive as judge seals docs in Planned Parenthood attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:31

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people, including a police officer, at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs lived a troubled, isolated life in the Carolinas and Colorado, but acquaintances said he never hinted that he would target the organization. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, Is accused of shooting a […]

GOP leader defends House Planned Parenthood investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top congressional Republican defended a House probe of Planned Parenthood for providing fetal tissue to researchers and gave no indication Monday that last week’s fatal shootings at one of the group’s Colorado clinics will affect that investigation. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters that a special committee GOP leaders […]

4.7 magnitude earthquake among 4 recorded in Oklahoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:30

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — Four earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma, with the strongest a 4.7 magnitude quake felt throughout much of the state and into Kansas. There were no immediate reports of damage from Monday’s quakes. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit at 3:49 a.m. 16 miles west-southwest of Medford, […]

Hundreds pay respects to slain California police officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:30

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law enforcement officers from across the nation wiped away tears and saluted a flag-draped coffin Monday at the funeral for a Southern California police officer who was shot and killed outside his department’s headquarters. Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles […]

Putin, Obama discuss Syria political settlement

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he and President Barack Obama have a shared understanding on how to move toward a political settlement in Syria, but added that incidents like the recent downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet stymie broader cooperation against extremism. Putin and Obama had a half-hour meeting […]

‘Come From Away’ run extended at Seattle Rep

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 03:51

The heralded show, playing in the Rep’s Bagley Wright Theatre, will now run through Sunday, Dec. 20.