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State fire crews too busy to test drones over wildfires

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 19 min ago
State fire officials say they have not had time to test drones over the major fires in Okanogan County, though federal officials did fly some over a more remote fire in Olympia National Park.

Amazon to let Prime members download videos

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 20 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos. The e-commerce powerhouse will now let members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program download some shows and movies on its streaming video service to watch offline, or when there is no Internet connection available, for free. To watch […]

US construction spending reaches highest level in 7 years

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that construction spending rose 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.08 trillion, the highest level since […]

US factories grow in August at slowest pace since May 2013

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong dollar and China’s economic slowdown dragged growth at U.S. factories to the lowest level since May 2013. The Institute for Supply Management reported Tuesday that its manufacturing index slid to 51.1 last month from 52.7 in July. It was the second straight drop; economists had been expecting the index to […]

US auto sales expected to drop in August

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 26 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales were expected to drop in August, but a quirk in the calendar — not lack of demand — was likely to blame. Labor Day is typically one of the biggest sales weekends of the year as dealers hold model year-end clearance sales and new models arrive. Last year, Labor […]

Lydia Boss delivers glass art with unique spin

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 52 min ago
A review of “Lost and Found,” works by Seattle artist Lydia Boss, at Pilchuck Glass School Seattle Exhibition Space.

Stolen Wi-Fi leads to wanted Idaho man’s arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 52 min ago
The Post Falls Police Department was investigating a man who was using a hotel's Wi-Fi without being a guest, when they discovered there was a $25,000 warrant for his arrest.

Police officer shot after responding to wrong home

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 16 sec ago
ATLANTA (AP) — A police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said. The homeowner was also shot in the leg and his dog was killed in what DeKalb County police Chief Cedric Alexander is calling a […]

The war room, the street: 2 responses to Baltimore violence

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 41 sec ago
BALTIMORE (AP) — There are only three rules at the Kids Safe Zone: Sign in, clean up after yourself, and read for 15 minutes before playing with the toys stacked around the space, a converted laundromat in West Baltimore. Ericka Alston — who launched the center in the poor, crime-riddled neighborhood in response to the […]

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve ‘sin of abortion’

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 1 min ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church’s upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the “sin of abortion” if they repent with a “contrite heart.” Reflecting his papacy’s central theme of mercy, Francis said in letter published Tuesday by the Vatican that he has met […]

Man sentenced to life with no parole walks free in Missouri

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 2 min ago
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tuesday, after spending two decades behind bars. The release of Jeff Mizanskey followed years of lobbying from family, lawmakers and advocates for the legalization of marijuana, who […]

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 2 min ago
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb. “It would be […]

Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 2 min ago
More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found. Just under 6 percent of the full-time students surveyed by University of Michigan researchers for the annual “Monitoring the Future” study reported using […]

Police: 12-year-old girl thwarts suspected burglar

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 3 min ago
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Police in Auburn are crediting a quick thinking 12-year-old girl with thwarting a man she saw breaking into her home. Chief Andrew Sluckis Jr. says the girl hid in a closet and called 911 when a man broke in Monday afternoon. After the suspect left, the girl came out of the […]

Storm hits Phoenix — flash floods, slowed air travel

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 4 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — Monsoon storms hit the Phoenix area Monday night that knocked out power to thousands, slowed air travel, and stranded motorists in flash floods. The storms began moving through the area around sundown with high winds, lightning and heavy rain. Officials say there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injury. Phoenix […]

Selznick, Franzen, Kaling among authors with books this fall

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 56 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Selznick and Edwidge Danticat, authors of two of fall’s most anticipated works for young people, both know something about living in multiple worlds. Selznick has been traveling, in his mind, among movies, printed books and digital texts. He worked on drawings for “The Marvels,” a 600-page adventure across the centuries […]

Buckle up with summer fruit

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 7 min ago
Buttery buckle batter collapses slightly into the fruit beneath it as it bakes. Its surface cracks unevenly and browns marvelously, while any sugar that you’ve sprinkled on top melts into a crunchy crust.

Corn and chard marry in a cheesy gratin

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 7 min ago
Gratin proves to be a perfect vehicle for summer chard.

Rant & Rave: Neighbors pitch in to move downed tree

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 10 min ago
Readers rant about taking roses, rave about helpful neighbors removing tree downed by storm

J.J. Abrams on keeping ‘Star Wars’ grounded

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 11 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine for a moment the peculiar experience of finding yourself in the Arabian desert, telling C3PO what to do. Such was the case for J.J. Abrams, who — despite his own trepidation — stepped into George Lucas’ space opera with the monumental task of meeting the Death Star-sized expectations that await […]