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Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:59
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man. Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an Israeli affiliate of the Nevada carnival, burned a wooden temple Saturday on a hilltop scattered with flint tools from the […]

Judge dismisses case from Ohio pair trying to keep pet bear

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:59
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has dismissed a civil case by a northeast Ohio couple who want to keep their toothless, 41-year-old black bear despite not getting a required state permit. The court could have jurisdiction to consider an injunction if the animal were seized, but it can’t appropriately address that yet because the […]

Man accused of attack on 5-year-old girl at day care

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:59
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man high on synthetic marijuana smashed his way into a Pennsylvania day care facility and held a 5-year-old girl by the neck before a passer-by and police were able to rescue her, police said Thursday. Harrisburg police charged Michael McQuay, 27, with attempted homicide and other offenses for the attack […]

Army chief: Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army’s top general said Thursday. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, told reporters the problem may have been a […]

Boston still has snow piles — and they’re filled with trash

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:57
BOSTON (AP) — Snow piles from the record-setting New England winter are lingering in the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like. A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston’s Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash — including bicycles, traffic cones and even half a $5 bill — that […]

Boy injured in Enumclaw blast upgraded to serious condition

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:18
One of two boys injured in an explosion outside a home in Enumclaw last Friday has been upgraded to serious condition.

Russell Wilson’s agent says in 710 ESPN Seattle interview that contract talks “encouraging” but that there is no real deadline for getting a deal done

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:08
The agent for Russell Wilson, Mark Rodgers, talked at-length about contract negotiations with the Seahawks today during an interview on ESPN 710 Seattle.

UW frat under social suspension after alleged sexual assault

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:50
A University of Washington fraternity is barred from holding social events in the wake of a sexual-assault allegation that followed a party last week.

Polish police search for man who entered bear enclosure

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:49
WARSAW, Poland — Polish authorities are searching for a man who tangled with a bear at Warsaw’s zoo and escaped, leaving traces of his blood behind. Maria Krakowiak, head of the animals of prey section at the Warsaw zoo, said Thursday that the man hasn’t been found after his dangerous Sunday stunt. Some blood was […]

Serious injuries in crash on I-5 at Boeing Access Road

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:44
A crash on southbound Interstate 5 near the Boeing Access Road has traffic reduced to one lane, causing a major backup.

Mysterious oil globs close 7 miles of Los Angeles-area beach

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:41
Nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area beaches were closed as scientists investigated balls of tar washing ashore.

Uber, Lyft push back against proposed NYC regulations

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:39
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber and Lyft are pushing back against a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services. The proposal before the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission would require car services that riders can book with their smartphones to comply with many of the rules that govern the yellow cabs with which […]

Police: Steven Tyler not really doing a strawberry farm show

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:38
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — Police have alerted residents of a New Jersey township that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will not be performing at a small pick-your-own strawberry farm. reports ( ) the rock star and “American Idol” judge was listed on concert websites ReverbNation and Eventful as performing a Saturday morning show at Windsor […]

US gambling market saturated, yet casinos keep on coming

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:36
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The casino market in the northeastern United States is saturated, yet that’s not stopping some states from approving gambling legislation and companies from building new gambling halls. That’s the consensus of participants at a major casino conference in Atlantic City. Eugene Johnson, of Spectrum Gaming Group, says by the end […]

Boston Marathon bomber to be sentenced June 24

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:34
BOSTON — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  will be formally sentenced to death on June 24. U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. set the date on Thursday. A jury determined earlier this month that Tsarnaev should get the death penalty in the 2013 attack. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when […]

Students may have to re-test after hundreds of SATs get lost

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:03
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Parents say hundreds of SAT tests taken by Virginia students at a high school were lost in the mail, leaving students in a bind. WJLA-TV ( reports tests are missing for 300 students who took the SAT on May 2 at Broad Run High School in Ashburn. A Loudoun County schools […]

N.Y. village cites resident for having beehives without a permit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:02
MONTEBELLO, N.Y.  — A New York man is battling his village after he was issued citations for having beehives on his property. Zev Oster says he keeps two beehives on his Rockland County property in Montebello to pollinate 50 blueberry bushes. The 39-year-old man says he was ticketed for having the bees without a permit. […]

Barry Manilow works magic in Seattle concert

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:00
The pop master delighted glow-stick-waving “Fanilows” at KeyArena Wednesday with hit after hit from his extensive songbook.

Police: Man dies at hospital after shot by police stun gun

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 22:41
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, say a man shocked by an officer’s stun gun has died at a hospital. Police said officers were summoned Wednesday afternoon to a report of man behaving strangely at the parking lot of a Family Dollar store. They say the man turned combative when paramedics […]

Familiar faces among top 49 in National Spelling Bee semis

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 22:41
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, with 49 of the nation’s top young spellers competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. The semifinalists include three who made the finals last year. Three siblings of past champions also made it. Thirteen-year-old Vanya Shivashankar of […]