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

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 33 min ago
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 - 4 hours 36 min ago
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 - 4 hours 38 min ago
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 - 4 hours 41 min ago
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 - 4 hours 46 min ago
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 - 5 hours 8 min ago
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 - 5 hours 19 min ago
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 - 5 hours 20 min ago
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 - 5 hours 28 min ago
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 - 5 hours 43 min ago
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 - 5 hours 44 min ago
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 - 5 hours 57 min ago
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 - 5 hours 58 min ago
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 - 5 hours 59 min ago
Letters to The Seattle Times sports editor for July 6, 2015.

Greek villagers’ secret weapon: Grow your own food

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 16 min ago
Rural Greek communities have survival tactics that allow them to weather storms such as World War II deprivation and natural disasters. They will need to draw on them deeply, as Greece's current problems are unlikely to go away soon — whatever the outcome of the referendum on whether to accept the bailout proposals.

Greek voters confused by referendum wording as vote nears

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 20 min ago
ATHENS, Greece — Greek voters facing a momentous vote Sunday that may determine the country’s future in Europe can be forgiven for scratching their heads when they read the ballot question that has to be marked with a “yes” or a “no.” The question does not address the future of the euro currency — which […]

Yes or no? What Greece’s landmark vote might bring

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 21 min ago
The Greek people are preparing to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro.

Northern Idaho resort to build new lodge

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 24 min ago
SANDPOINT, Idaho — Officials with Schweitzer Mountain Resort, just north of Sandpoint, Idaho, say they plan to build a new summit lodge. The company’s board of directors approved the plans for a two-story, $3.8 million lodge late last month. Resort CEO Tom Chasse says the company is excited to move forward with the project, which […]

Before Seafair, there were Polatch festivities; see opening day in 1911

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 44 min ago
As the first citywide, multiday, summer festival, the several Potlatches (1911-14, 1935-41) were precursors for the now retirement-age annual Seafair celebration.

U.S. airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights […]