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Official sued in landmark marriage case reads at gay wedding

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:49
Ohio's health director, whose refusal to list a gay man as the surviving spouse on a death certificate led to last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, has delivered a Bible reading at a gay wedding.

Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:33
Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.

Lake Washington sockeye building, but a far cry from any possible fishery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:08
The Lake Washington sockeye return continues to climb upward, but still nowhere on pace to have a summer fishery. Through Tuesday, June 30, the sockeye figure has jumped to 9,032 at the Ballard Locks fish counter. Single-day counts began on June 12 with 87; June 13, none; June 14, 61; June 15, 46; June 16, […]

Foods of the future: wine ice cream, Broccoli Bites?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:59
Those were some of the alternate-universe products at this week's 61st annual Fancy Food Show. Many have limited distribution and aren't easy to find, but could signal coming trends.

Teatro ZinZanni’s ‘Return of Chaos’ serves up superheroic antics

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:15
Monorail Man and the Space Needler are just two of the cartoony characters in the dinner-cabaret outfit’s new show.

Home viewing: ‘Danny Collins,’ ‘Get Hard,’ ‘Downton Abbey: Season 5’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:15
A list of titles available for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, beginning the week of Friday, July, 3, 2015.

Steve Albini’s Shellac to bring minimalist rock to Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:15
Steve Albini is best-known in Seattle as the producer of Nirvana’s “In Utero,” but he’s also the leader of a minimalist rock trio, Shellac, that hits the Tractor on Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7.

Go that extra step to keep firearms away from children

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:15
Gun safety; guiding children musically; recovering alcoholic’s advice when offered alcohol; parents’ powerful influence; envy of someone doing well.

2 suicide bombings kill 13 in northeastern Nigeria

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:04
Two female suicide bombers killed 13 people at a crowded market and a military checkpoint outside the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Friday.

Ex-drug lab chemist may have tainted 10,000 cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:02
Newly released documents indicate that a former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought.

Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 50

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:01
Rescuers on Friday were winding down the search for survivors and bodies from a ferry that capsized shortly after departing from a central Philippine port.

Seattle Sounders vs. D.C. United, what to watch for

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:00
The Sounders will attempt to snap a three-game Major League Soccer losing streak when they welcome league-leading D.C. United to CenturyLink Field on Friday night. Here’s what to watch for: Last time out: Sounders 1, United 0 on June 28, 2014, at RFK Stadium — Sounders forward Chad Barrett scored the game’s only goal in […]

Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:00
Chinese authorities have closed some polluting factories in the region, stepped up law enforcement of polluting industries and limited carbon emissions.

High fire danger: Celebrate the holiday at a community fireworks display

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:00
After reading about the horrible Sleepy Hollow fire [“Residents return to ‘war zone’ in wake of Wenatchee wildfire,” Front Page, June 29), my only question is, what firefighter in the western U.S. isn’t wary of Fourth of July fireworks? Here on Vashon, we are bone dry. When you drive up Vashon Highway, midway up the […]

For Friday: New crime drama debuts

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:07
‘The Doctor Blake Mysteries’ In this new crime drama, World War II veteran Dr. Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan) returns home to Ballarat, Australia, to take over his father’s medical practice. And what do you know, there is murder around every corner. 9 p.m. Friday, July 3, on KCTS. Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop […]

‘Vanishing Games:’ scouring Macau for a mysterious treasure

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:03
Seattle writer Roger Hobbs’ “Vanishing Games” tells the story of an expert thief hot on the trail of a mysterious item, snagged by pirates in the South China Sea, that could make its owner obscenely rich. Hobbs signs books Tuesday, July 7 at Seattle Mystery Bookshop.

Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:21
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions. A Soyuz-U rocket blasted off flawlessly from Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan, placing the Progress M-28M ship into a […]

Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:11
BOSTON (AP) — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to American-made goods. Over a year after […]

Obama’s counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:05
Doubts are growing about the effectiveness and sustainability of the Obama administration's "light footprint" strategy against global extremist movements.

‘When Marnie Was There’: a lovely, muddled anime tale

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:05
A movie review of “When Marnie Was There”: This anime tale from Studio Ghibli follows a lonely 12-year-old girl befriended by a mysterious golden-haired beauty.