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Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:44
Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.

‘Maybe in America’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:52
There are too many people walking around the world saying, “Maybe in America, but not here,” writes syndicated columnist Thomas L. Friedman.

Editorial: Lance Dickie’s legacy lives on through The Seattle Times’ school-supplies drive

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:51
The man who inspired The Seattle Times' annual school-supply drive is retiring, but his legacy of service to children in need will not be forgotten.

Editorial: In November, make the right choice for universal pre-K in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:49
Seattle voters have a choice this fall: a thoughtful, controlled experiment with universal preschool, or a competing union-backed measure that doesn’t even have support from local union leaders.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn talks about Bryon Maxwell, Greg Scruggs, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:46
Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn also met the media after practice Wednesday. Here's what he had to say:

How the Pac-12 will be won and lost: The trap games

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:46
Last week at the Pac-12's football media kickoff in Los Angeles, Stanford coach David Shaw was asked what his team needs to do to get better. In answering, he touched upon a phenomenon that's going to apply to virtually every team in the conference in 2014.

Kitsap songwriting legend Bill Carter | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:59
Last year, the late Kitsap County-bred songsmith Ron Davies was celebrated in a sparkling, star-studded Nashville compilation, "Unsung Hero," featuring Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and others singing Davies' songs.

Pilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:56
A former Utah airline pilot was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old girl in the seat next to him during an off-duty flight.

Wednesday's pregame notes and lineups for Mariners at Indians

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:46
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Clashes, land mines block recovery of jet victims' remains

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:00
Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones.

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:59
A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

Game thread: Mariners at Indians -- July 30, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:58
Greetings from Cleveland. The Mariners will look to build on Tuesday's win over the Indians with their best pitcher on the mound. Cleveland will counter with it's ace. Felix Hernandez vs. Corey Kluber - that's a damn good pitching matchup. Runs will likely be scarce, which fans should be used to at

Wednesday Memo: Gas Works shooting ... Holocaust gun comment ... Dramatic rescue

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:57
Gas Works Park shooting: Seattle police officers shot a man in Gas Works Park early this morning. The man reportedly approached the officers and threatened them with a broken bottle. This story is developing.

Fumbled information made ferry delays worse, left riders fuming

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:56
An apparent lapse in communication within Washington State Ferries about ferry capacity made passenger delays even worse Tuesday after the breakdown of the M/V Tacoma, near Bainbridge Island.

Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:56
U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.

Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:01
Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks, the minority of local voices that do agonize over Gazans' suffering are being silenced in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic debate.

Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:00
The 168 juveniles recovered last month during an FBI child sex trafficking bust included some kids who had never been reported missing, a population that law enforcement encounters often and that child welfare advocates say they're especially concerned about.

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:00
A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:00
Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

'Mikado,' 'Othello' spark public forum at Seattle Rep

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:59
Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: