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Canada PM triggers election with vote in October

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 43 min ago
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power. Analysts say the election is a toss-up and Harper faces an uphill battle to form another majority […]

Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 43 min ago
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations. Wildfires are also burning in Washington and Oregon. The biggest California wildfire — raging in the Lower Lake area north of San […]

Trump fires adviser after racially charged Facebook posts

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has fired a campaign aide after racially charged Facebook posts surfaced on the aide’s account. The Trump campaign says longtime aide Sam Nunberg was fired. The website Business Insider reported the posts Friday. They included a racist slur to describe the Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter and references […]

Lollapalooza music festival evacuated by storm threat

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 14 min ago
Organizers in Chicago said Sunday afternoon they were shutting down the music festival for “a short period” and sent the audience to underground shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.

Video: Richard Sherman talks about Kam Chancellor’s hold out

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 27 min ago
Seattle strong safety Kam Chancellor completed the third day of his holdout when he skipped training camp again on Sunday. Seattle coach Pete Carroll hinted that the fact that the Seahawks have gotten contracts done with Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner could allow them to now turn their attention to doing something with Chancellor and […]

Reggae giant Ernest Ranglin plays rare Seattle gig | Concert review

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 23 min ago
Guitarist Ernest Ranglin, one of the founders of ska and reggae guitar style, gave a rare performance in Seattle Saturday, Aug. 1.

Center founded by Donnie Chin ‘still very angry,’ needs time to grieve

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 47 min ago
“We are still devastated by his loss, and frankly still very angry about the circumstances of his death. We need time to grieve before we can move forward as an organization,” the board of the International District Emergency Center said in a statement.

Driver hits pedestrian south of downtown Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 57 min ago
The state patrol is seeking information about a hit-and-run crash involving a passenger car and a pedestrian just south of downtown Seattle on Sunday morning.

Central Washington wildfire grows to over 24 square miles

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 15 min ago
A lightning-caused fire in Central Washington has burned more than 24 square miles near Lake Chelan, growing thousands of acres between Saturday and Sunday.

Seahawks trade undisclosed 2016 draft pick to Detroit for CB Mohammed Seisay

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 45 min ago
The Seahawks Sunday traded an undisclosed 2016 draft pick to Detroit for cornerback Mohammed Seisay.

Rare piebald blacktail deer fawns spotted in Clallam County

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 21 min ago
Unusual piebald blacktail deer are appearing in Clallam County, with as many as four brightly marked fawns spotted this year.

Live coverage: Mariners battle Twins in final game in Minnesota

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 35 min ago
Follow our live coverage as starter Hisashi Iwakuma and the Mariners look to fend off the Twins in the last matchup of their four-game series at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Seahawks release DT Tony McDaniel to clear salary cap space for Wilson, Wagner signings

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 48 min ago
The Seahawks Sunday released veteran DT Tony McDaniel in a cost-cutting move.

Belfair woman accused of fatally shooting boyfriend due in court

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 53 min ago
A Belfair woman charged with killing her longtime boyfriend is to be arraigned in Mason County Superior Court on Monday.

Geo quiz: What small nation shares borders with Spain and France?

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 5 min ago
Test your geography smarts with this quiz: Q: What tiny nation shares borders with Spain and France in the Pyrenees Mountains? A: Andorra, with a population of about 85,000. Its governmental system includes two co-princes — the Spanish/Roman Catholic Bishop of Urgell and the President of France.

Mariners pregame notes and lineups: Trying to salvage a split at Target Field

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 7 min ago
Pretty standard lineup for the Mariners against right-hander Mike Pelfrey on a day game after a night game. Jesus Montero is not in the lineup.  Manager Lloyd McClendon said they are keeping Montero out of the lineup as a precaution. Montero jarred his neck and also took some contact to the side of his head. Montero’s […]

Seahawks release DT Tony McDaniel to clear cap space for signings of Wilson, Wagner

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 12 min ago
The Seahawks released starting defensive tackle Tony McDaniel on Sunday, according to a report.

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 45 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in […]

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 45 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Big-voiced British singer Cilla Black, a product of Beatles-era Liverpool who became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career, has died. She was 72. Spanish police said Sunday that the singer died Saturday at her home in Estepona, southern Spain. Black’s spokesman, Nick Fiveash, confirmed her death and said […]