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Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reports plenty of fish lurking east of the Cascades

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:51
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Summer has officially started now that Memorial Weekend is behind us, and there are so many great fishing opportunities for anglers it is impossible to name them all. Two come immediately to mind, though, and that is the walleye […]

6 Baltimore officers charged in death seek to move trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:51
BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and receive a fair trial. The officers face charges ranging from assault to second-degree “depraved-heart” murder. Gray’s death […]

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:51
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday referred to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides. Morgan’s lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said he and […]

No sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:49
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism. The women were arrested this month during an operation involving Honolulu police and federal authorities. But instead of being arrested on suspicion of prostitution, police accused the […]

U.S. moral authority tackles FIFA corruption

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:47
The U.S. crackdown on alleged corruption at FIFA, soccer’s governing body, brings overdue accountability to an organization that has brought shame to a great sport.

S2 defeats Portland’s T2 in extra time to advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:44
Pablo Rossi certainly has a flair for the dramatic. The S2 midfielder relishes standing over a dead ball, making the opposing goalkeeper sweat, then aiming for the upper corner of the net. Rossi scored the go-ahead goal in third round of the U.S. Open Cup, burying the Kitsap Pumas with an extra time free kick. […]

Video: Nelson Cruz makes a splash with his ninth-inning three-run homer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:39
The Mariners looked to be dead in the water (offensively-speaking), until Nelson Cruz launched a ninth-inning go-ahead home run into the water at Tropicana Field during Wednesday’s 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. After Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer befuddled Mariners’ hitters for eight innings, allowing just two hits while striking out 12, reliever Brad […]

Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores. “At this time we do not suspect […]

Reader’s Lens: Fisheye lens on the forest canopy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:01
Seattle Times reader Martin Palmer’s artful photo of trees along a trail in the North Cascades.

SIFF 2015: 12 highlights of week three

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 05:57
Week three of the Seattle International Film Festival includes special events, such as a night of disco. “The Glamour & the Squalor,” “3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets,” and “Paper Tigers” are among the films recommended by Seattle Times reviewers.

Diller Room a divey oasis in downtown Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 05:44
Amid the high-rises, this charmingly unburnished hole-in-the-wall is a welcome place to stop in for a drink.

Popular cash-for-grass program expands during drought

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 05:01
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major water wholesaler on Tuesday added $350 million to its budget to replenish a cash-for-grass program that has gained popularity during the California drought with homeowners, landlords and businesses looking to replace water-draining lawns. The giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board approved the additional money to pay homeowners […]

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, what to watch for

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:58
The Sounders can assume outright control of first place in the Western Conference with a win Wednesday night against the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field. Here’s what to watch for. Last time out: Seattle 3, Colorado 1 on April 18 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Lamar Neagle scored twice as the Sounders edged a wide-open […]

Singapore Airlines investigates jet that lost power in both engines during flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:54
SINGAPORE  — Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it is investigating how one of its jets suffered a loss of power in both of its engines over the weekend and descended 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai. The Airbus A330-300 was carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members when […]

Point guard Renee Montgomery welcomes fresh start with Storm

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:12
Montgomery appears to be developing as starter Sue Bird’s backup, but coach Jenny Boucek said it’s too early to predict season rotations and roles.

Washington scores well in latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate report

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:58
The Washington football program ranked second and the men’s basketball team was fourth among Pac-12  teams in Academic Progress Rate scores released by the NCAA on Wednesday for the 2013-14 school year. The Huskies’ football team four-year rolling average increased to 977 – up from 967 last year and above the national average of 956 […]

U2’s longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:56
NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area. U2 frontman Bono posted a statement Wednesday on the band’s website about Sheehan’s death. “We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it […]

FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:54
The head of the Federal Communications Commission is circulating a new proposal designed to close loopholes and strengthen current rules against unwanted telemarketing calls and spam text messages.

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:52
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — BASE jumpers, by nature, just want to be free. Their sport is inherently death-defying, growing at the bleeding edge of high-risk extreme sports, and they tend to be hostile to any attempt at containing their passion. In the U.S., their devil-may-care culture has been pushed out of urban areas, national parks […]

Department of Justice to help Pasco PD following fatal shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:51
The federal office of Community Oriented Policing Services will offer technical assistance and training to the Pasco Police Department following the recent shooting of an unarmed Hispanic man by officers.