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In Women’s World Cup viewership, new generation is older one

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:52
A generation of American women who grew up playing sports because of Title IX now makes up the television audience that advertisers covet. Today’s adults were young, impressionable fans when Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey to celebrate the winning penalty kick at the 1999 Women’s World Cup, and even earlier when the buzz of […]

Serena Williams battles back to beat Watson at Wimbledon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:49
LONDON (AP) — Pushed to the absolute limit, Serena Williams once again found a way to win. Down 3-0 and 5-4 in the third set, twice within two points of defeat, Williams dug deep and overcame Britain’s Heather Watson 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Friday to keep alive her bid for […]

Man, 21, arrested in shooting of 3 at Everett fast-food lot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:42
An Everett man, 21, has been arrested in connection with a Monday shooting that injured three people in the parking lot of an Everett fast-food restaurant. The man was arrested Thursday night and booked into Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of three counts of first-degree assault, police said. The injuries were not considered life-threatening. Everett […]

Who’s John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:37
Though John Jay was one of three contributors to the Federalist Papers, president of the wartime Continental Congress and the nation's first chief justice, some say he's the forgotten founder.

Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:27
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation’s security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target. The tough statement appears to herald a new round in spiraling Russia-West confrontation over Ukraine. It followed a session of Russia’s Security Council chaired by President Vladimir […]

Same-sex couple in Mississippi goes to court to seek divorce

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:26
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce. Hood sided Thursday with a similar request filed by the attorney for Lauren Czekala-Chatham, who argued a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26 requires all states to issue marriage licenses to […]

U.N. rights group backs call for accountability in Gaza war

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:25
The U.N.'s top human-rights body backed calls for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, but the decision by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council has no binding effect.

Beer or weed? Denver campaign would allow pot use in bars

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:23
A campaign is under way to ask Denver voters about allowing pot consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21.

European temps climb, pope gives thanks for some rain

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:20
From Spain to Poland, European temperatures have climbed as a mass of hot air from Africa has pushed northward. Some cities have seen temperatures near or beyond 104 degrees, and they're expected to stay high through the weekend.

‘Enjoy your ride’: Baltimore police probe transport-van sign

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:17
BALTIMORE — Police in Baltimore are investigating a sign posted inside a police transport van that tells passengers: “Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!” WBAL-TV reports that a woman sent the station photos she snapped Tuesday when van doors were left open near the central district station. Baltimore police released a statement Friday calling […]

California couple married 75 years die in each other’s arms

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:13
SAN DIEGO  — Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each 8 years old when they became smitten with one another. They married in 1940 and were rarely apart in the decades since. They told their children they wished to die in each other’s arms. And last month at their home in San Diego, just days before […]

Ballard Bridge reopens after malfunction

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:50
Update, 12:27 p.m.: The Ballard Bridge has reopened to traffic after being stuck in the open position for about an hour.  Traffic on Leary Way and other roads in the area is heavy because of the last hour’s detours.   Original post: The Ballard Bridge is stuck open. It is closed to traffic until further […]

140 pairs of underwear stolen from store hit by 4 bra heists

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:39
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — First they took the bras. Now they’ve come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that’s been struck by four bra heists since February. Police say the manager of the Victoria’s Secret store reported the Thursday afternoon theft but couldn’t provide […]

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute; team to give $3.5M to charities

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $4.9 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their $275 million, […]

Artisan producers are turning Spokane into a wine destination

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:31
With its historic brick buildings, downtown is slowly becoming gentrified, giving way to small wineries, restaurants and complementary businesses.

Teen wounded in Renton shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:15
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg in downtown Renton late Thursday, police said. Renton police received a 911 call just after 10 p.m. about a shooting in the 500 block of South Second Street. Officers found the teenager, who is from Seattle, inside a nearby business. A news release from the Renton Police […]

Get out of the gym and into the park for your summer workouts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:15
Fit for Life columnist Nicole Tsong met her fitness friends at Bellevue Downtown Park, which has a lovely walking path. Then they mostly focused working out by using park benches and picnic tables.

This Olympia house has been trucked, dragged and condemned, but it never looked better!

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:02
Interior designer David Bettencourt Goularte has lovingly brought the home, which once housed the governor, back to its full glory.

Dahlias rule: They’re the perfect summer flower

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:01
Are you crazy for this summer favorite? There’s a group for you: the Puget Sound Dahlia Association.

Robinson Cano’s dumb plays, Russell Wilson’s contract: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:00
Letters to The Seattle Times sports editor for July 6, 2015.