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Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:19
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:19
"What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.

Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:19
For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground and from the sea, and the conflict with Hamas was causing almost no casualties in Israel.

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:19
President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.

US wants international push for Mideast cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:19
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support as he pushes for a Mideast cease-fire, but he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term solution.

Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium.

Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.

Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.

WNBA Talk: A weekend of ups and downs for Gail Goestenkors

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
Assistant coach named to Hall of Fame, and then resigns position with the Sparks

US working on case against Russia on downed plane

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.

White House reports drop in minors crossing border

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly.

Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.

Fred Couples-Steve Ballmer and Rick Neuheisel-Mitch Levy will compete in Snoqualmie Showdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
Four local celebrities will golf for charities at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge at 2 p.m. on Aug. 4.

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

Seahawks repeat: Tickets already sold out again

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:18
The Seahawks’ last regular-season tickets sold out within a few hours after they went on sale Monday morning.

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:28
Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet.

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:28
Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.

$5M bond set for teens in homeless beating deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:27
Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.