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Take a walk in the easy streets of Copenhagen

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:47
Europe travel specialist Rick Steves takes a look at the fun-loving Danish capital, from counterculture neighborhoods to cutting-edge architecture

No need to talk to hotel’s front desk, just text

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:34
Hotels experimenting with new way to keep guests happy (and avoid bad online reviews).

Vegas casinos going for video-game gambling

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:21
Slots are declining in popularity at Nevada casinos as younger people, brought up on video skill games, aren’t interested in slot machines.

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:08
SALMON/STEELHEAD Cowlitz River – 5 bank anglers had no catch.  Effort has been light. During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 407 spring Chinook salmon, 82 jacks, 43 maxi-jacks, 168 summer steelhead. Most Read StoriesResidents return to ‘war zone’ in wake of Wenatchee wildfireWoman knocked unconscious […]

Brazil plans massive reforestation as part of climate pledge

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazil pledged Tuesday to restore millions of acres of forests and expand renewable energy use, as the United States and Brazil worked to build momentum toward a budding global climate treaty. Rich and poor countries alike have been putting forth their commitments, known as nationally determined contributions, to reduce emissions as part […]

Justices will hear new case on Arizona state redistricting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona by an independent commission, a day after the justices upheld the commission’s congressional map-drawing. The court said it will consider in its new term whether the legislative districts are unconstitutional. Eleven Republican voters […]

Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:00
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police antagonized crowds gathered to protest in Ferguson, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report summary obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The summary cited “vague and arbitrary” orders to keep protesters moving that violated their rights of assembly […]

APNewsBreak: Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmen

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:58
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The young college student that murdered 38 tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort was in a jihadi training camp in western Libya at the same time as the two attackers who hit the national museum in March, a top security official said Tuesday. The revelation confirms repeated fears that the strong […]

Online retailer Amazon opens in Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:57
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon has opened its Mexico site for business, offering free delivery on orders of over 599 pesos ($38.25). A statement posted on the Amazon.com.mx site Tuesday said “we are launching in Mexico with more categories, more items and more functions than any other international Amazon website has featured […]

Second Shell Oil drilling rig on its way to Alaska

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:57
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell’s second Arctic drilling ship, the Noble Discoverer, is on the move from Washington state to Alaska. KIRO-TV reports (http://is.gd/G0PLSO ) the massive oil drill rig was escorted from the harbor in Everett by two tug boats and two Coast Guard vessels. The Noble Discoverer started its move around […]

Toshiba’s ‘scorpion’ robot will look into Fukushima reactor

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:51
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A new robot that raises its tail like a scorpion is scheduled to look at melted nuclear fuel inside one of the three wrecked reactors in Japan. Toshiba Corp., co-developer of the “scorpion” crawler that was demonstrated Tuesday, said the robot will venture into Unit 2 reactor’s primary containment vessel in […]

Fire chief says blaze destroys historic stadium in Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:39
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A spectacular fire destroyed Eugene’s historic Civic Stadium on Monday evening and prompted the temporary evacuation of a two-block area, the fire chief said. Fire crews found flames shooting twice the height of the structure when they were called to the stadium at about 5:30 p.m., police spokesman John Hankemeier said. […]

Seattle area home prices up nearly 1 percent for April

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:31
Home prices and sales volumes in the Seattle metro area in April posted healthy gains that outpaced the nation, according to Case-Shiller index data released Tuesday.

US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:30
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2-to-1 that a lower court judge was right to […]

US stocks open higher on speculation of a late Greek deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:25
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading on speculation that the Greek government is considering a last-minute attempt to break the deadlock between the country and its creditors. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose nine points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,066, as of 10:10 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones industrial […]

Dubai plans to build 3-D printed office building

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:20
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says the Gulf commercial hub of Dubai will soon add the world’s first office building made using three-dimensional printer technology to its collection of eye-catching buildings. Emirati Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed al-Gergawi said on Tuesday that the project is part of a broader effort […]

Consumer confidence index climbs to 101.4 in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 101.4 in June, up from a May reading of 94.6. The […]

Questions and answers about the expiring Export-Import Bank

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Export-Import Bank expires Tuesday at midnight for the first time since the small federal agency was created during the Depression to help U.S. businesses export their products. Congress failed to renew the bank’s charter because of opposition from Republicans who say it amounts to corporate welfare. However, the shutdown may end […]

Man jailed for not paying $749 fare for 300-mile cab ride

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:45
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiancee has been jailed because he couldn’t pay the $749 fare. Police say 35-year-old New York City resident John Williams Jr. took the taxi from Philadelphia to Uniontown with his children early Saturday. But when they […]

Pennsylvania racetrack cancels races due to running deer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:45
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania thoroughbred track has canceled its racing card for a second day as officials deal with deer running onto the track during races. The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/1LzQlII ) says one deer ran onto the track at Presque Isle Downs & Casino on Sunday, cutting in front of the lead horse […]