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‘Terminator Genisys’: Arnold’s back, but you may want to stay away

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:45
A movie review of “Terminator Genisys”: The franchise performs a massive overhaul of the “Terminator” characters, their relationships and motivations, but it’s all really, really confusing. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.

‘Magic Mike XXL’: Channing Tatum makes a great thong and dance man

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:44
A movie review of “Magic Mike XXL”: This lightweight, cheerful sequel delivers the hip-swivelling goods. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:42
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. Brown, a Democrat, issued a signing statement just one day after lawmakers sent him the bill […]

Seahawks mailbag: The offensive line, Christine Michael, Kevin Williams and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:40
Questions about Christine Michael, the defensive line and Chris Matthews in this edition of the Seahawks mailbag.

Judge blasts plan to expand authority of SPD review board

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:35
An angry federal judge on Tuesday excoriated efforts to expand the authority of a citizen police-review board in Seattle, calling it an attempt to “grab power” without the approval of the court.

Police release sketch of man who robbed woman in Washington Park home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:29
Seattle police have released a sketch of the man who tied up a woman in her Washington Park home stole jewelery and cash.

Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch does his thing on ‘Conan’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:27
Marshawn Lynch cracked jokes, talked about retirement and went Beast Mode on a tank full of Skittles Monday night on late-night show 'Conan'.

Ex-Im Bank is dead. Long live the Ex-Im Bank? | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:54
The Export-Import Bank will cease operations after 80 years and reviving it may not be easy. Ideology, not economics, is driving this move.

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo jailed on rape charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:49
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on a rape charge. The 50-year-old Castronovo was arrested June 14 in Salem, Oregon, on misdemeanor charges related to domestic violence. He was released on bail and ordered not to have contact with the woman. Charges of rape and other crimes have […]

Tukwila group to submit expansion application to NHL

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:42
Connecticut investment banker Ray Bartoszek will submit a formal application to the NHL to acquire an expansion team for Tukwila, a source close to the negotiations has confirmed. Bartoszek, 50, is heading a group looking to build a multi-purpose arena in the municipality just south of Seattle.

FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine packets

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are considering new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine packets used with e-cigarettes and other next-generation tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration says it is responding to an uptick in nicotine poisonings reported by emergency rooms and poison centers nationwide. Liquid nicotine is primarily used to refill […]

Baker River sockeye returns continue to climb at a moderate pace

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:08
The sockeye heading back to the Baker River have increased in recent days although still not approaching the “wow” factor just yet. Through Saturday (June 27), a total of 2,061 sockeye were counted at the Baker River fish trap, and 1,875 have been transferred to Baker Lake. The single-day counts were 415on June 27; 284 on […]

Huskies an early underdog for season opener at Boise State

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:08
Opener marks return of Chris Petersen to Boise.

Man wounded in drive-by shooting in Seattle’s Central District

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 01:07
Seattle police say a man was wounded early Tuesday morning in an apparent drive-by shooting in the Central District.

Wenatchee firefighters wary of July 4 fireworks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:59
Fire officials near Wenatchee — where a wildfire has burned two dozen homes — fear Fourth of July fireworks will spark other blazes in dry conditions.

Fox News launching real estate program

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:49
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out, HGTV. Fox News Channel is getting into the real estate television business. The network announced that it will debut a new weekend series, “Bob Massi is the Property Man,” on July 11. Massi is a real estate attorney based in Las Vegas, and Fox says his show will explore […]

UCC church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:35
NEW YORK (AP) — The top legislative body of the United Church of Christ voted Tuesday to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, in a sign of the growing momentum of a U.S. protest movement against Israeli policy. The denomination’s General Synod endorsed the action on a vote of 508-124 with […]

Photos of the Day: June 30, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:11
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Shell oil rig leaves Everett, kayaking protesters detained

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:09
An oil drilling rig that drew protest from kayaking activists pulled out of Everett at 4 a.m.

Lake Washington sockeye return climbs to 7,294 through Sunday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:08
The Lake Washington sockeye return has steadily increased the past few days, but is still a far cry from having a summer fishery. Through Sunday, June 28, the sockeye figure has increased to 7,294 at the Ballard Locks fish counter. Single-day counts began on June 12 with 87; June 13, none; June 14, 61; June […]