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Kenyans celebrate Obama visit

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 06:38
U.S. President Barack Obama has a large following amongst Kenyan citizens because of his family lineage.

Photos of the Day: July 26, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:34
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

2016 Republicans use Trump, TV to make debate cut

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:24
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump’s credibility and branding the billionaire businessman “a cancer on conservatism.” Rick Santorum, a conservative stalwart, popped up on a TV program popular with liberals. Lindsey Graham set his cellphone on fire. With the first debate of the Republican presidential campaign approaching, the White House hopefuls […]

Gunman in theater shooting had history of seeking vengeance

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:22
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The stranger clenched his fists and shook his head, recounting a time when he tried and failed to beat a cat to death with a steel rod. His audience, two women lunching at a Lafayette bistro on a Saturday afternoon, sat across from him, shocked and silent. The man in a […]

Turkey calls for NATO meeting to discuss security threats

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:21
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Sunday called for a meeting of its NATO allies to discuss threats to its security and its airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq. The move came as Turkey’s state-run media reported that Turkish F-16 jets again took off from the country’s southeastern Diyarbakir […]

Tribes preparing for climate change impact on First Foods

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:19
ELGIN, Ore. (AP) — Against the backdrop of a region-wide drought, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are bracing for the potentially harmful long-term effects of climate change. The tribes have secured hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to study climate change in the Pacific Northwest and come […]

Boat of missing teens found off Florida; Namath offers help

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:16
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a boat belonging to two missing 14-year-old fishermen has been found off Florida’s Atlantic coast. Petty Officer Steve Lehman says the boat was found Sunday about 67 miles off Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos were last seen Friday in the […]

Nebraska man, 85, says mail carrier saved his life

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:14
SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) — An 85-year-old Nebraska man credits a mail carrier with saving his life on a recent hot day after he fell in the yard. The Columbus Telegram reports ( ) Marvin Skarda didn’t let the summer heat keep him from doing his yard work. But after mowing the back yard on July […]

Jazz Port Townsend ventured all over the map

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:44
The annual festival included a Portuguese set by Brazilian vocalist Maucha Adnet; performances by Duduka Da Fonseca and Trio Da Paz; and stellar work from Regina Carter, Kim Nazarian and the Faculty All-Star Big Band.

Randy Johnson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:38
Randy Johnson, the 6-foot-10 native of Walnut Creek, California, played 22 seasons in the major leagues and led his league in strikeouts nine times. He also earned four ERA titles and recorded 100 complete games and 37 shutouts.

Two killed, 3 hurt in Toppenish crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:18
State patrol suspects alcohol or drugs were involved in early morning collision on State Road 22

Live coverage: Seattle Mariners host Toronto Blue Jays (July 26)

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:30
Follow our live coverage as the Mariners host the Blue Jays on Sunday in the final game of their three-day series at Safeco Field.

Strictly Seattle dance showcase is satisfying, surprising

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:23
A review of Velocity Dance Center’s 2015 “Strictly Seattle” performances. Highlights included works by Zoe Scofield, Kate Wallich and Pat Graney, and a breakout performance by dancer Jack Russell in Anna Conner’s “Pigeon.”

Storm willing to be patient with newly-acquired Monica Wright

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:12
The Storm is willing to be patient with Monica Wright, out indefinitely after undergoing knee surgery, because it is in a long-term rebuild. The Storm is guaranteed to have Wright for two seasons, giving her time to rehabilitate in hopes of at least one productive season.

On Wonderland Trail’s centennial, 100 things to know

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 02:59
The famed 93-mile loop around Mount Rainier reaches the century mark.

Guaranteed money remains at heart of Russell Wilson extension impasse

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 02:19
As the deadline looms for Russell Wilson to work out a contract extension with the Seahawks, guaranteed money remains at the heart of the impasse.

Ohio zoo presses charges against man who petted cougars

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 01:27
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio zoo officials say they are pressing charges against a man who jumped a fence to pet cougars, then posted his video on YouTube. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the Delaware County Sheriff’s office has charged a suspect with a misdemeanor count of trespassing. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Tracy Whited says 35-year-old […]

Bellingham soccer referee gets 3 years on child porn charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 01:27
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A former Bellingham youth soccer referee faces three years in federal prison for posing as a teenage girl online to get access to child pornography. The Bellingham Herald reports ( ) that 28-year-old Timon Anderson Berry pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in March. On July 10, he was sentenced […]

Escaped Mexican drug lord no saint, but lesser evil at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 01:23
BADIRAGUATO, Mexico (AP) — People living in the hometown of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have heard stories of his benevolence: gifts of medicine for the poor, deliveries of drinking water to storm-stricken towns. But finding anyone who’s actually received or even seen such a gift is another matter. In Badiraguato, the small mountain […]

FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business at Putin home

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 01:22
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. The two presidents joined on stage for speeches to open a draw ceremony that almost two hours […]