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Major League Soccer power rankings, 7/29

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 7 min ago
First-place musical chairs continues in this week's version of the Major League Soccer power rankings.

Want a personalized college tour? Students start new peer-to-peer service

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 37 min ago
Campus Sherpa is a network that matches current college students with prospective ones for independent tours.

Consumer Reports: Seattle-area hospitals get low marks for stopping infections

Seattle Times Headlines - 18 hours 37 min ago
Latest Consumer Reports ratings add categories for how well hospitals avoid passing along potentially deadly MRSA and C. diff infections — and many could stand to improve, it finds.

Diamondbacks 8, Mariners 4 — postgame video, notes, links and boxscore

Seattle Times Headlines - 22 hours 31 min ago
Game story Notebook MLB.com Highlights 07.28.15 Box Score   Postgame notes

Dispatcher tells 911 caller, ‘deal with it yourself’

Seattle Times Headlines - 22 hours 39 min ago
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico dispatcher has resigned after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to save the life of a shooting victim to “deal with it yourself.” Matthew Sanchez was reassigned after officials became aware of the call, fire officials said on Monday. But a statement Tuesday evening from the […]

Kirkland hunter defends acquaintance who allegedly killed treasured lion

Seattle Times Headlines - 22 hours 45 min ago
Kirkland resident Dennis Dunn, a longtime acquaintance of the Minnesota dentist accused of killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, said trophy hunters like Walter Palmer and himself get “a bum rap in this world.”

Outtakes: Tyrone Mears on hard-won lessons and his Sounders contract status

Seattle Times Headlines - 22 hours 53 min ago
Sounders right back Tyrone Mears is an introspective athlete, brunt truths wrapped in a charming English accent. Not all of his insightful quotes could be squeezed into my feature on his Seattle peace of mind, so I’ve included some particularly noteworthy outtakes from our interview last week at Starfire Sports Complex. - Mears was taught a […]

Mariners fall to Diamondbacks, 8-4

Seattle Times Headlines - 23 hours 37 min ago
In what may have been his last game for the Mariners this season, Hisashi Iwakuma had a poor outing in an 8-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:54
New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC Championship Game has been upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The players association will appeal the ruling in court.

Royals acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:52
The Royals made another big addition for their stretch run, acquiring the versatile Ben Zobrist for right-hander Aaron Brooks and a minor-leaguer.

Rainiers beat El Paso, 9-4

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:43
The Tacoma Rainiers used four two-run home runs, two by Justin Ruggiano, to beat the El Paso Chihuahuas, 9-4 on Tuesday night at Southwest University Park.

Future unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile production

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:40
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe. However, as this year’s harvest begins, labor shortages, shrinking acreage, drought and foreign competition have hurt production in the state. Farmers and producers say the problems reveal the need for changes in the industry. To rejuvenate […]

Le’Veon Bell’s suspension is reduced to 2 games

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:11
League officials reduced the suspension against Pittsburgh All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell from three games to two games. The suspension is part of the fallout from Bell’s arrest in August 2014 on DUI and drug charges.

Magnitude-6.3 quake felt by some in Anchorage, Kodiak

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:06
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has shaken southern Alaska and was felt by some people in Anchorage and Kodiak. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck near Redoubt Volcano on the Kenai Peninsula, 140 miles southwest of Anchorage, at about 6:35 p.m. KTUU reports that people across southcentral Alaska said they felt […]

Windows 10 tests Microsoft’s new collaborative culture

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:00
Throughout the development of Windows 10, Microsoft has attempted to bring more voices and more collaboration into the process. How well the new operating system does will help render judgment on this new Microsoft.

Carson Smith won’t say so, but his recent struggles might be due to a heavy workload

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:43
Young closer Carson Smith has had two subpar outings and Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon believes his struggles are due to fatigue from a heavy workload much of the season.

With attacks on Kurds, Turkey complicates war on extremism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:41
Turkey turned to its allies in NATO on Tuesday for political backing, after it agreed to step up efforts against the Islamic State group but also renewed its conflict with Kurdish extremists.

Obama takes entrenched African leaders to task

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:16
As he wrapped up his trip to Africa, President Obama used his tenure to take on one of the continent’s most enduring obstacles to democratic progress: its history of one-man rule by presidents and potentates who enrich themselves and cling to power for years.

FBI: No poison found in packages sent to Oregon sheriffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:12
Though one sheriff reported experiencing burning, numbness and other symptoms, the FBI said Tuesday that no toxic substances have been found in rambling and incoherent letters sent to about 20 Oregon sheriffs or their offices.

Russell Wilson’s contract conundrum: What’s the value of happiness, contentment?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:12
The Seahawks’ talks with quarterback Russell Wilson are reaching a critical point, but here’s my 2 cents: Don’t underestimate the value of happiness and contentment.