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Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 17 min ago
U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

Met Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 20 min ago
The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about a month to go before the season is scheduled to start.

Met Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 20 min ago
The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about a month to go before the season is scheduled to start.

Eagles find their offensive groove in exhibition win over Steelers

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 15 min ago
Nick Foles threw one touchdown pass and led Philadelphia’s starting offense to three first-half scores in a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 15 min ago
Susan Poling’s opinion, which does not carry the force of law, revealed for the first time the price tag of the operation in which U.S. special-forces commandos whisked Sgt. Bergdahl away in a Blackhawk helicopter after he was freed in Afghanistan: $988,400.

Western Washington, Seattle Pacific are 1-2 in GNAC women’s soccer poll

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 15 min ago
Western Washington was projected to repeat as Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season champions in women’s soccer, receiving six first-place votes and 62 points in the coaches preseason poll.

Pot businesses pay July taxes, one brings box of cash

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 15 min ago
For marijuana businesses, Wednesday was the first deadline to pay their tax obligations to the Liquor Control Board. Pot businesses owed the state about $750,000 for July excise taxes, according to Liquor Control Board spokesman Brian Smith. Over the past several days, many have

Angels’ Richards out for season with knee injury

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 15 min ago
Richards was 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA this year. It’s a serious blow to the Angels, who lost starter Tyler Skaggs to Tommy John surgery earlier this season.

Mural mystery cracked; Skagit family plans to keep, share it

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 30 min ago
The mystery of the Bill Cumming mural that turned up in a Skagit County barn appears to have been solved. The family that owns the work, valued at a quarter-million dollars, plans to keep it and hopes it can be displayed for others to enjoy.

Local NAACP rallies in solidarity with Ferguson over Michael Brown’s shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 38 min ago
About 100 people attended the NAACP Seattle King County’s gathering Thursday in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo.

Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 45 min ago
To most civilians, an 18-year-old unarmed man may not appear to pose a deadly threat. But a police officer’s perspective is different. And that is how an officer should be judged, Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote in the 1989 use-of-force Supreme Court opinion.

Pot buses draw ire from state transportation commission

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 45 min ago
After a wave of media attention, the state transportation commission shot down the burgeoning pot-bus industry in a notice Thursday.

City, federal monitor move to dismiss suit by SPD officers

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 45 min ago
Attorneys for the city of Seattle and a federal monitor asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by more than 100 Seattle police officers, who are seeking to block new use-of-force policies imposed under court-ordered reforms.

Effort to restore grizzlies in North Cascades gets rolling

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 45 min ago
Nearly 40 years after the grizzly bears were declared threatened, the federal government will start environmental analysis of restoring the species to Washington.

Police: Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slaves

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 49 min ago
A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming frightened by news reports, an investigator said.

No more games for Mo’ne:Chicago ousts Philadelphia

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 50 min ago
Joshua Houston hit a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning and Jackie Robinson West Little League held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 in a matchup of inner-city teams at the Little League World Series.

Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 23 min ago
Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any uncertainty around the victory of Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo.

Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 24 min ago
When she died, Alexis Rasmussen was a 16-year-old Utah girl trying to find her own identity, her mother said.

Tim Howard stepping away from U.S. team for a year

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 25 min ago
World Cup star Tim Howard is taking a break from international soccer and will not be considered for selection to the national team until September 2015, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday.

Woman pays fine for climbing into giraffe pen

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 29 min ago
A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized.