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Storm leader Karen Bryant honored before 76-67 loss to Indiana

Seattle Times Headlines - 47 min 19 sec ago
The crowd of 6,179 expressed appreciation for Bryant’s part in creating a women’s professional basketball legacy in Seattle.

Snowden's asylum status in Russia ending

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 29 sec ago
Edward Snowden's temporary asylum status in Russia will expire at midnight Thursday, but the former U.S. National Security Agency systems administrator appears set to stay on until authorities decide on his application for an extension.

AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 31 sec ago
For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad.

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 33 sec ago
Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwanese port

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 34 sec ago
At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began.

Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 36 sec ago
As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the two weeks since the plane was blown out of the sky.

Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 37 sec ago
After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia.

Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 38 sec ago
Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 40 sec ago
The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.

3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 43 sec ago
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.

Asia stocks dip on Dow drop, China data cuts loss

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 44 sec ago
Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy.

Death toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian village

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 47 sec ago
Heavy rains hampered efforts Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India rose to 51.

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 49 sec ago
Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

Seattle Times Headlines - 50 min 54 sec ago
The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers.

Judge won’t free Russian accused of hacking Seattle-area businesses

Seattle Times Headlines - 51 min 28 sec ago
A federal judge in Guam cleared the way Thursday for a Russian man accused of stealing thousands of credit-card numbers in the Puget Sound area and elsewhere to be sent to Washington state to appear in court.

What retirement? Winningest hydro driver Dave Villwock is back at Seafair

Seattle Times Headlines - 55 min 53 sec ago
Dave Villwock, the all-time leader in H1 Unlimited wins, expects to drive the Beacon Plumbing boat in the Seafair Albert Lee Cup competition. “This ain’t no popularity contest, you know? I’m here to race,” he says.

Man accused of putting needles in packaged meat

Seattle Times Headlines - 56 min 41 sec ago
A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat "just for the hell of it" at a grocery store in his hometown at least seven times over more than a year.

FAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - 58 min 8 sec ago
The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there.

Truck sought after pedestrian struck and killed on First Hill

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 8 sec ago
UPDATE 7:42 p.m.| The fatality collision investigation in the 800 block of  James Street has cleared and all roads are now open.

Defendant hopes photos with Seattle officials will lighten his sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 1 min ago
In an unusual move, a first-time offender who faces a nearly 9-year sentence for selling crack cocaine argues for a lower sentence using photos of himself with city officials as proof of his community spirit.