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Migrant fishermen recount labor abuse at sea for U.S. pet food

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 15:31
Labor abuse at sea can be so severe that the boys and men who are its victims might as well be captives from a bygone era. Those who fled recounted horrific violence: the sick cast overboard, the defiant beheaded, the insubordinate sealed for days below deck in a fishing hold.

U.S., Vietnam forge new friendships

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:50
Nguyen Phu Trong, the head of Vietnam’s Communist Party, who comes to the United States this week, will be signing a deal with Boeing and visiting the White House.

GOP candidates following scripted message on abortion, pregnancy

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:43
With help from a well-funded, well-researched and invigorated anti-abortion movement, Republican politicians have refined how they are talking about pregnancy and abortion rights, choosing their words in a way they hope puts Democrats on the defensive.

Hundreds gather for vigil held in remembrance of Donnie Chin

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:17
Mourners gathered at a candlelight vigil in the Chinatown International District on Sunday to remember local hero Donnie Chin, who was fatally shot last week.

Dog reunited with Arizona owners after turning up in Indiana

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:03
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A dog that went missing from a Mesa home two years ago is back after journeying more than 1,800 miles. KPHO-TV in Phoenix reports (http://bit.ly/1S4ScKX) that Rocky, a Boxer, was welcomed home Sunday morning by his owners. Brittany Romero and her son, Aden Wasil, thought they might never see Rocky again […]

Mexico beats Jamaica in CONCACAF Gold Cup final

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:02
Andres Guardado, Jesus Corona and Oribe Peralta scored to help Mexico beat Jamaica 3-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final before a supportive crowd of 68,930 in Philadelphia.

2 kids charged in Utah fire that displaced 20 residents

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:01
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Fire officials say two children have been charged with starting a Taylorsville apartment building fire that displaced 20 people. Unified Fire spokesman Dave Ulibarri said Sunday a 10-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl have been booked on one count each of aggravated arson. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports (http://bit.ly/1IvsNFQ) that […]

Snapchat drives trend toward vertical videos

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:00
In keeping with smartphones, which are built vertically, the Snapchat app, popular with teens and 20-somethings, has started a movement away from the familiar landscape image shape and toward vertical, portrait-shaped videos.

Second body found in New Zealand search for Canadian hikers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:59
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police said Monday they have found and recovered a second body from a field of avalanche debris during a search for two missing Canadian hikers. Search and rescue teams said they found the second body near where they had found the first a day earlier, about 350 meters […]

Car crash kills 2, closes lanes on major Phoenix highway

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:58
PHOENIX (AP) — A rollover crash on Interstate 10 in downtown Phoenix has killed two and injured seven. The Arizona Department of Public Safety news release says a Chevrolet Tahoe driving east lost the left rear tire tread at around 3 p.m. Sunday. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the median before […]

China turns to ‘picking quarrels’ law to silence Internet speech

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:52
The increasing use of a law to police online speech, which appears to have become more common in recent months, is a piece of President Xi Jinping’s strategy to deploy the legal code to silence dissent and clamp down on civil society.

Seattle Reign shuts out ‘big sister’ Portland, 3-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:39
Not so long ago, the Seattle Reign was considered a ‘little sister’ to the Portland Thorns, but the Reign’s 3-0 defeat of the Thorns on Sunday is a sign this ‘sibling rivalry’ is changing.

Many paddlers keep the ship moving

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:32
Children paddle with their nanny through the waters of the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle.

Kona Kai Coffee brews a future for homeless, disadvantaged young people

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:31
Mychal Boiser uses lessons from his youth to help troubled South King County young people by teaching them basic job skills at a Kent coffee house.

Seattle-area Somalis seek to shape politics back home

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:27
With one of the largest Somali communities in the U.S., Washington state could play a role in the fate of one of the most chaotic and violent places in the world. That’s why Somali politicians are coming to Seattle to campaign.

Assad in rare admission, says Syria’s army lacks manpower

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:11
In a televised speech, President Bashar Assad of Syria gave his most substantive public nod yet to the magnitude of the challenges to his government and of the struggles confronting ordinary Syrians amid a complex civil war.

Rivero, Blash homers lift Rainiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:04
Carlos Rivero and Jabari Blash each homered as the Tacoma Rainiers beat the Fresno Grizzlies 12-5 Sunday in a Pacific Coast League game at Cheney Stadium.

Monday Memo

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:00
The business week ahead

CFO’s focus on discipline soothes Google investors

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:00
Ruth Porat, a former chief financial officer at Morgan Stanley, recently made her public debut as Google’s chief financial officer, speaking and fielding questions at Google’s earnings news conference. To say she was well received would be putting it mildly.

Tune can tell how much traffic is coming to your app

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:00
Growing Seattle company’s newest product manages and monitors advertising for mobile marketers.