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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:28
Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet.

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:28
Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.

$5M bond set for teens in homeless beating deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:27
Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.

Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:23
The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?"

Death of baby killed by dog is ruled an accident

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:18
The death of a 7-month-old Indiana boy who was attacked and killed by a dog in Ohio has been ruled an accident.

Man slashed during Lake City Way robbery

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:11
Seattle police are looking for the armed robber who slashed a man with a knife during a robbery on Lake City Way early Sunday morning.

'Fargo' gets 2nd season on FX with new cast, crime

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:10
FX is taking another trip to "Fargo."

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:05
NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Okanogan County fire now largest in state history

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:03
Even as one of Washington's wildfires became the largest in state history Monday -- burning an area 4.5 times the size of Seattle --  fire crews and aid workers are bracing for the possibility that lightning could trigger a new round of fires by midweek.

Monday's pregame lineups and notes for Mets vs. Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:58
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Aaron Hernandez protests airing of court chats

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:39
Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are protesting the broadcasting of chats Hernandez had with his defense team during courtroom hearings.

'Suspicious' bag that caused Metro bus scare was left over from drill

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:31
UPDATE at 1 p.m.: The suspicious bag left on a King County Metro bus that caused passengers to be evacuated and businesses to be shut down in Kent this morning contained a dummy pipe bomb left over from a drill last week, according to the sheriff's office.

Palestinian death toll in Gaza reaches 508

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:31
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state headed to Cairo on Monday to try to end two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting that has killed at least 508 Palestinians and 20 Israelis and displaced tens of thousands of Gaza residents.

Woman with fake whiskers robs Kennewick store

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:31
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Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:29
Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

Malaysia: Rebels agree to turn over Flight 17 black boxes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:24
The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday.

US companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:16
Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will continue this fall, according to a new survey by the National Association for Business Economics.