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Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 03:11
Two more people in Baltimore were killed Thursday, becoming the city's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years. Meanwhile, arrests have plunged: Police are booking fewer than half the number of people they did last year.

‘San Andreas’: Never fear, The Rock’s here

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 03:03
A movie review of “San Andreas”: This disaster movie, starring Dwayne Johnson, is no masterpiece, but it nicely delivers the computer-generated goods. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

As extra session closes, GOP proposes another state budget

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 03:01
As state lawmakers were in the final day of a special session intended to find compromise on the 2015-17 operating budget, Senate Republicans released a budget proposal.

Suspect arrested after man shot in face in Renton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:33
Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting another man in the face in Renton.

Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:31
Houston is the No. 1 city in America to be injured and die in a flood, says an official, so the flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains hit the area this week should be no surprise.

THE LATEST: Bach says FIFA can learn from Salt Lake scandal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:23
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments: IOC President Thomas Bach says Sepp Blatter and FIFA can learn from the way the Olympic body cleaned itself up after the Salt Lake City scandal. Bach urged Blatter — who is also an IOC member — to “take all necessary measures” following the U.S. and Swiss […]

Detroit suburb reaches $1.4M settlement in police beating

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:13
INKSTER, Mich. — A Detroit suburb has agreed to settle a lawsuit over excessive force by police for nearly $1.4 million, four months after an officer repeatedly punched a motorist in the head during a traffic stop that was recorded on dash-cam video, an attorney said Thursday. The settlement emerged on the same day that […]

Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau after 5 seasons

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:09
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, saying a change was needed from the strong-willed coach who took his team to the playoffs in each of his five seasons. Thibodeau went 255-139 with the Bulls, a .647 winning percentage that ranks seventh in NBA history among coaches with at least 200 […]

Goal? FIFA and the banksters | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:06
The governing body of soccer is the focus of a criminal probe that could result in serous jail time. It's too bad the same standard wasn't applied on the playing fields of Wall Street.

3 bodies found in burning Spokane-area home were homicide victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:05
SPOKANE  — The bodies of three people found in a burning house north of Spokane this week were the victims of homicide. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday asked for help from the public in solving the case. The fire was reported early Tuesday morning at a rural home near Deer Park, north of […]

Man suing his ex-girlfriend for half of $1M prize gets a win in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:03
The Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of a man who says his ex-girlfriend broke an agreement to share lottery winnings after she won $1 million in the Florida Lottery's Firecracker Millionaire Raffle.

Wife, husband say they hit back-to-back holes-in-one

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:00
A wife and husband from Michigan say they both got a hole-in-one in consecutive shots at the same hole. According to the National Hole-in-One Association, the odds of two amateur golfers in a foursome getting an ace on the same hole in the same round are 26-million-to-1.

Dog saves deputy: K-9 partner stops attack at rest stop

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:56
A deputy sheriff was attacked at a highway rest stop in Mississippi, and officials say his K-9 partner, a black Belgian Malinois, came to his rescue.

Nebraska ends ban on driver’s licenses for immigrant youths

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:52
Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the U.S. illegally as children, after the Legislature voted to override a veto.

Tacoma $15 minimum wage group needs hundreds more signatures

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:27
A group looking to boost Tacoma's minimum wage to $15 an hour needs less than 500 more signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot.

Officers find liquor in small plane that hit Florida tower

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:25
Authorities say a pilot reeked of alcohol after his plane struck a communications tower on the ground in Central Florida. The pilot's 10-year-old son also was aboard the twin-engine Cessna as it was preparing to fly to Dayton, Ohio.

Justices toss Washington law countering bad-faith lawsuits

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:22
The Supreme Court has struck down Washington's anti-SLAPP law that attempts to curtail lawsuits brought in bad faith to hinder public discussion.

Coast opens Saturday for hatchery chinook, and the good news is fish are around

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:08
On the saltwater scene, south central Puget Sound opens Monday (June 1) for hatchery chinook, and try places like the Clay Banks off Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Point Dalco on Vashon Island, Colvos Passage and south of the Southworth Ferry Landing. Central Puget Sound also opens Monday north of a line from Point Monroe […]

Ex-roller-derby queen Jessi Bloom is a rock star in the ecological gardening movement

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:02
She’s a model of self-sufficiency, following her own path to permaculture success. And her lectures transcend gardening, taking on a contemporary ecologic ethos.

Astoria port uses beach balls to scare sea lions off docks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:00
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Port of Astoria is trying a more playful approach to keep sea lions off its docks: beach balls. The Daily Astorian reports ( ) that a resident suggested the colorful balls as a deterrent. He says unlike seals, who like to play with the toys, sea lions are afraid of […]