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Federal agency cites Shell for oil-rig mishap in Gulf of Alaska

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:20
A National Transportation Safety Board report issued Thursday said the probable cause of the grounding of the company’s mobile-drilling vessel, the Kulluk, in 2012 was “Shell’s inadequate assessment of the risk for its planned tow” across the Gulf of Alaska.

Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against Islamic State group militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:18
Since the beginning of May, Kurdish fighters have wrested back more than 200 Kurdish and Christian towns in northeastern Syria and strategic mountains seized earlier by Islamic State group forces.

Google Cardboard works as cheap virtual-reality viewer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:14
The gadget — a cardboard box, with some lenses and a magnet, that looks a lot like a plastic View-Master toy — can allow anyone with a smartphone to do things like fly through a Google Earth map of Chicago or view personal pictures in three dimensions.

Recipe: Brew an American pale ale at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:00
Brew with Us: It's time to brew an American pale ale at home. Here is a recipe we've created to get you started, along with detailed instructions and a video from our own Brew Day. Happy brewing!

Google unveils latest Android tricks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:58
The company introduces the next version of Android, which will feature powerful search technology that works with what’s on a mobile device screen, mobile payment features and fingerprint scanning.

Lehman Brother’s Fuld talks about bankruptcy, new venture

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:58
Once one of the most powerful men on Wall Street, Dick Fuld runs a consulting firm for small companies and is working on a plan for a stock exchange to make it easier for them to go public.

Sanders’ insurgent message resonates with a certain age group: his own

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:14
It is not every day in 2015 that an Ike joke gets a laugh, but Sen. Bernie Sanders landed the line perfectly.

Wednesday’s prep lacrosse results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:00
Bryan Glant scored four goals for Mercer Island to lead the Islanders into the Division I final against Bellevue. Lake Washington and Juanita will meet in the Division II final.

Report completed on Pasco police shooting of unarmed Mexican man

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:58
A report has been completed on the February death of an unarmed Mexican man who was shot by police in Pasco, but details were not released.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:55
Friday Pro baseball TV Radio 7:05 p.m. Round Rock at Tacoma 850 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Seattle ROOT 710 NHL hockey playoffs 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers CBUT Pro golf 4 a.m. European Tour, Irish Open GOLF 10 a.m. LPGA ShopRite Classic GOLF 1 p.m. […]

Is demand-pricing coming to Disney theme parks?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:37
Disneyland and other parks could cost more — $115 a day — on high-demand days in summer on holidays, and less for off-peak days. It’s similar to the way airlines set higher fares for busy periods.

Pregame notes and lineups: Robinson Cano out with ‘flu-like symptoms’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:32
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano will miss Thursday night’s series opener against the Cleveland Indians with “flu-like symptoms,” Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said. Cano hasn’t missed a game since late July of last season and played in all but five of Seattle’s games in 2014. “He’s sick,” McClendon said, “… dehydrated, taking an IV. I’m […]

Neverland, former home of Michael Jackson, on sale for $100M

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:29
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neverland Ranch is up for sale. The California property that once served as Michael Jackson’s home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez Valley features such amenities as a train station, six-bedroom house, 50-seat movie theater and […]

California gears up to legalize motorcycle lane-splitting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:23
California would be the first state to approve the traffic-evading tactic, already widespread on traffic-choked freeways of Los Angeles.

UW men’s and women’s crew gear up for national title chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:21
Washington men’s crew is going for an unprecedented five IRA national titles while the Washington women’s crew is attempting to win its first national title since 2001.

Storm falls at Phoenix in preseason matchup

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:17
Crystal Langhorne had 17 points and seven rebounds, but the Storm couldn’t hold a halftime lead and fell 79-73 to the Mercury in a preseason game Thursday in Phoenix.

Game thread: Indians at Mariners — May 28

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:15
This is the live thread for Thursday's game between the Indians and Mariners from Safeco Field. After going 6-3 on the road, James Paxton (3-2, 3.52 ERA) and the M's open up an 11-game home stand against the reigning AL Cy Young champ Corey Kluber (2-5, 3.49 ERA).

Suspected human remains found near Kent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:09
Suspected human remains have been found along the Green River near Kent.

Mystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:04
Scientists added different amounts of hay dust to the milk and discovered it allowed them to regulate the number of holes.