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2 Southwest Airlines planes clip wing tips in California

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:24
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two commercial airliners clipped wing tips at the Oakland International Airport in California, but no injuries were reported. KNTV reports Monday that a Southwest Airlines spokeswoman says a flight was headed to Orange County in Southern California on Sunday night when its wing came into contact with the wing […]

Unstable antenna atop Trump tower closes streets in Toronto

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:43
TORONTO (AP) — Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto’s downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto. Toronto police spokeswoman Lyn Dsey said Monday three blocks around hotel and condo tower are cordoned off. The building is in the heart of Canada’s financial […]

No deal reached for Goodell, Brady in ‘Deflategate’

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of “Deflategate.” Federal Judge Richard Berman announced at a conference in Manhattan on Monday that both sides tried hard to reach a deal during the […]

Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:06
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The city of Walbrzych and its surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men, a Pole and a German, informed the […]

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:06
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. In addition to the gridlock at the Hegyeshalom border crossing — about a 30-kilometer (18 1/2-mile) backup at its peak — traffic was […]

Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameraman

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:05
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week. The family of Ward, a 2007 graduate of the school, has asked visitors to […]

Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:04
NEW DELHI (AP) — Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years. The attack on Malleshappa M. Kalburgi sent a chill through Indian civil […]

Alleged Facebook mention in prayer call sparks Egypt outcry

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:04
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians in a Nile Delta province were outraged on Sunday after a cleric allegedly changed a line in the traditional Islamic call to prayer to mention Facebook. Instead of saying “prayer is better than sleep” twice during the dawn prayer, Sheikh Mahmoud Maghazi of Beheira province allegedly said: “Prayer is better than […]

Migrants bike into Norway at remote Arctic border crossing

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:04
HELSINKI (AP) — As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a remote Arctic border post in Norway, partly on bicycles. Police Chief Inspector Goeran Stenseth said Monday that 151 people have crossed the border this […]

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:04
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. The Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday featured people sporting masks, underwear, body paint, glitter or nothing at all. A lot of riders wore just their shoes. Debbie Kaighn, […]

Islamic State group seizes 200 residents of Iraqi town

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:04
BAGHDAD (AP) — The mayor of a remote, Islamic State-held town in western Iraq said on Monday that some 200 residents have been detained by the group at an unknown location following clashes there. Trouble in Rutbah, in Anbar province near the Jordanian border, started Saturday when Islamic State militants killed a local resident for […]

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:03
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, as part of a widening investigation that yielded its first arrest over the weekend in connection with a deadly bombing in Bangkok two weeks ago. National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said he […]

Death toll rises to 158 in blasts at China’s Tianjin port

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:03
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll rose Monday to 158 from massive explosions of chemical warehouses in the Chinese port of Tianjin, where cleanup crews were grappling with cyanide contamination caused by the blasts. About 15 people remain missing, authorities said. The Tianjin government’s official microblog said the confirmed toll rose from 150 last week, […]

Jury selection to start in murder trial of 13-year-old boy

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:02
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to start in the trial of a 13-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground. The boy, who was 12 at the time, is charged in the death of Michael Verkerke a year ago in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids. His […]

Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:02
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China. The ministry endorsed a 5.1 trillion yen ($42 billion) budget request Monday for the year beginning next April, up 2.2 […]

Egypt starts dig on Gaza border to stop smuggling tunnels

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:02
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian military bulldozers are digging through the sand along Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, pressing ahead with what appears to be a renewed campaign to pressure Gaza’s Hamas rulers and stamp out militant activity along the border. The project, billed as an Egyptian military-operated fish farm, […]

Recipes that bring out the best in tomatoes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 21:03
Recipes for Tomato Tart, Moroccan Stuffed Tomatoes, Tomatoes Glazed with Balsamic Vinegar and Garden Fresh Tomato Soup.

Tomatoes ripe for fresh, quick homemade sauce

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 21:03
Tomatoes are at their ripest, reddest and cheapest now.

Rant & Rave: Don’t harass student driver

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 21:00
Readers thank kind fireman, complain about impatient drivers

Lake Washington to use new ‘green’ portable classrooms

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:08
The Lake Washington School District will debut portable classrooms that are considered more environmentally-friendly.