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Snohomish deputy fatally shoots man early Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 21:10
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is investigating the fatal shooting of a man early Tuesday by a deputy near Monroe.

Orders for durable goods drop 0.5 percent in April

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 21:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April. But a category that reflects business investment climbed for a second month, a hopeful sign that this key sector is starting to revive. Total orders for durable goods slipped 0.5 percent from March, when orders had surged 5.1 percent, the […]

New on the shelves: Orangette blogger’s memoir, Sparky the hero reader

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 21:01
Books from local authors include “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter,” “Delancey,” “My Only Choice: Hungary 1942-1956” and “Sparky and Tidbit” (for kids).

Rant & Rave: Take junk to the dump, not to school’s sidewalk

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 21:00
Readers thankful for boat ride and fresh shrimp, complain about junk dumped near school

Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer’s is brewing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer’s, but the suspects are its two hallmarks — the gunky amyloid in those brain plaques or tangles […]

What does Ireland vote say about US debate on gay marriage?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:59
NEW YORK (AP) — Ireland’s national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States. A look at some of the parallels and contrasts in the countries’ situations: […]

For an ISIS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate’s heart

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:59
BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria’s war. In the capital of the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate,” Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They married, then passed the days dining […]

GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it’s Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would […]

2 men in custody after chase and striking WSP vehicle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:58
Two men are in custody after their car hit a Washington State Patrol car and a pick-up truck and engaged in a high-speed chase.

Biden tries to smooth over anger sparked by Ash Carter’s comment

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is reassuring Iraq’s government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for “the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces” one day after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned the Iraqi military commitment. Biden’s call on Monday followed […]

Obama at Arlington: Never stop paying tribute to the fallen

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:57
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war. Speaking under sunny skies to some […]

Yakima boy dies in ATV crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:57
A 16-year-old boy from Yakima has died after crashing an ATV near the town of Tampico.

Mom doesn’t want a baby shower if men aren’t invited

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 19:00
But the guest of honor’s parents are hosting, and they’re appalled at the idea of a coed shower.

Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer’s is brewing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer’s, but the suspects are its two hallmarks — the gunky amyloid in those brain plaques or tangles […]

Bones in SF Bay Area found to be student missing since 1982

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:10
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say bones found in the San Francisco Bay Area are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared in the area in 1982. Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. Patricia Wilson tells the Marin Independent-Journal (http://bayareane.ws/1Bmsjcu) Monday that the seven bones located four years ago in Fremont have been found to be […]

Australia to pass law to strip citizenship for terror crimes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:04
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday. More than 100 Australians are suspected to be fighting with the Islamic State movement […]

Anaheim wins in OT, takes 3-2 series lead over Chicago in West finals

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:00
Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime to give host Anaheim a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Ducks lead the best-of-seven Western Conference finals 3-2.

Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:59
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans’ disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it’s El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname. As mayor of a suburb of the northern industrial city of Monterrey, he survived two assassination attempts that left his car bullet-ridden, defying, he says, the […]

California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:57
SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world’s driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed “a sunburnt country,” suffered a torturous drought from the late 1990s through 2012. Now Californians are facing their own “Big Dry,” and looking Down Under to […]

Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:54
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region. Five years after the BP […]