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Lesbian couple, like Kentucky clerk, standing up for beliefs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 01:38
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. “Will you still love me for the rest of my life?” the band Chicago sang. “I can’t go on if I’m on my own.” […]

Kentucky clerk gets help from GOP state Senate president

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 01:38
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Republican president of the Kentucky state Senate has asked a federal judge to withhold his ruling ordering a county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says U.S. District Judge David Bunning needs to give the state legislature time to pass a law that […]

Kentucky clerk’s defiance is a test for GOP presidential rivals

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 01:37
ATLANTA (AP) — The Kentucky clerk who is defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is putting Republican presidential contenders on the spot as they try to mollify social conservatives without alienating the majority of Americans who support gay marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke Wednesday to the clerk, […]

WSU Morning Links: Cougars give out free tickets to those affected by wildfires

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 01:28
Cougars donate tickets in the name of wildfire relief; Mike Leach is the third-most disliked coach in college football

Game prediction: Back in Boise, Huskies need something special to pull off upset

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:44
Huskies open at No. 23 Boise State at 7:15 p.m. PT Friday for an ESPN broadcast.

Fall chinook count at Bonneville Dam second highest on record since at least 1938

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:40
The fall chinook returns continues on a near record pace, according to Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. The 185,644 adult fall chinook counted at Bonneville Dam to-date is the second highest on record (since at least 1938). The record is the 221,375 fish counted from August 1-September 1, 2013. Single-day counts are […]

State Supreme Court rules against

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:32
The state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of three young girls who sued after they were sold as prostitutes on the site.

Cool find: Sleek chair adds energy, extra seating to living space

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:20

Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:15
WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) — The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland — as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold. Government reports that two men may have located the legendary World War II treasure, […]

Police cruiser hit by gunfire, crashes, catches fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:14
MILLIS, Mass. (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who fired at a police cruiser in a town southwest of Boston, and schools are being closed as a precaution. The police car crashed and caught fire Wednesday in Millis. The officer wasn’t seriously hurt. Two threatening phone calls were made to a middle school […]

Photos of the Day: Sept. 3, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:14
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

False report jolts investigation into Illinois officer death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:10
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A false report sent dozens of officers scrambling through a cornfield at night in hopes of finding the suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a northern Illinois police officer, officials said Thursday, as the manhunt entered a third day. The report came from a woman who phoned police late […]

Illinois community mourns slain police officer, ‘G.I. Joe’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:05
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job called for it. But he also had a sweet side that endeared him to the […]

Ex-corporal: Tulsa sheriff failed to act on deputy criticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:04
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff’s corporal said Wednesday that the leader of the department should have taken action after an internal memo raised questions about the training and workplace behavior of a volunteer deputy who later fatally shot an unarmed man. Bill Adams, who left the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office in 2010 after […]

Australian leader causes offense by comparing ISIS with Nazis

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:50
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister angered some Jewish leaders on Thursday by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II. It is the third time this year that gaffe-prone Prime Minister Tony Abbott has riled Jewish Australians with Nazi analogies. Abbott used an interview with Sydney Radio […]

Targeting Trump, GOP seeks loyalty pledge from 2016 hopefuls

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:49
The GOP presidential candidates started putting pen to paper, pledging not to mount a third-party bid as they awaited news that front-runner Donald Trump may do the same. A Republican official said there were signals indicating Trump was likely to sign the pledge.

US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam’s message

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:49
BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad. The New York-based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: “Muhammad […]

Hungary blasts EU on migration amid chaos at train station

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:45
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders for lacking urgency in dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis as chaos reigned back home, where migrants by the thousands surged into Budapest’s main train station after police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance. In a swirl of confusion, excited migrants piled […]

Bittersweet reward for brothers wrongly imprisoned 30 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:35
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Receiving $750,000 apiece for wrongful imprisonment is a bittersweet reward for two North Carolina brothers who suffered an emotional and physical toll from their three decades of incarceration. Henry McCollum says he’s happy to be free and the money will help him and his family. But his brother, Leon Brown, is […]

Officials: King cobra on the loose, escaped home in Orlando

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:30
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Florida say they’re searching for an 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped from a home in Orlando. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Greg Workman says the snake was reported missing Wednesday by its owner. Officials say the non-native, venomous snake is green and yellow. Workman says […]