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State makes offer to florist in gay-marriage case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:46
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers a $2,000 settlement to the owner of a Benton County flower shop found to have discriminated against a gay couple.

Sounders take positive preseason step with exhibition rout

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:46
Seattle hammered host FC Tucson 6-0 on Wednesday night in its opening match of the 2015 Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Ariz.

Rebels capture 32 Syrian troops and allied gunmen in Aleppo

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:19
Rebels in Syria have captured 32 soldiers and pro-government gunmen near the northern city of Aleppo, where fighting is raging as the two sides try to grab new territory ahead of a possible truce, activists said Thursday.

Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:19
For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victory. The retreating Ukrainian soldiers were grim, stunned and relieved to have escaped with their lives as the scope of their losses became clearer: at least 13 dead and hundreds missing, captured or wounded.

Giuliani questions Obama's love of US; Democrats cry foul

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:19
Democrats on Thursday assailed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama's love of country, and urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates to rebuke him for his comments.

Official: Mission to retake Mosul to begin in April, May

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:19
The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday.

NY tourism site that urged visitors to go to Florida crashes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:17
A New York tourism office's suggestion that potential visitors should go to the Florida Keys instead has ended up crashing its website.

Playoff basketball | Bellevue proves it can hang in 3A with win over Garfield

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:16
Behind a brilliant fourth-quarter defensive effort, Bellevue erased a 10-point deficit to beat No. 3 Garfield 67-62 and advance to the Sea-King 3A tournament title game, knocking off one of Metro’s best teams. In the girls semifinals, Bellevue edged Cleveland.

Teen charged after alleged threat to ‘shoot up’ Bellevue school

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:16
Prosecutors on Thursday charged an Eastside teen with felony harassment for allegedly threatening to “shoot up” the International School of Bellevue.

State to pay $2.5 million to man shot 16 times by police

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:16
The state Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $2.5 million to Dustin Theoharis, who survived being shot 16 times by a corrections officer and a King County sheriff’s deputy in February 2012.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:10

California refinery unit was down with problems before blast

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:47
A California oil refinery unit that was damaged by an explosion was already offline for unplanned maintenance when the fire occurred, industry analysts said Thursday.

Reports of illness tied to pet jerky treats drop sharply, FDA says

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:46
After seven years of increases, the number of complaints about animal illnesses tied to pet jerky treats made in China has fallen, federal officials said.

Messing with mosquito DNA creates angry buzz in Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:46
If the federal Food and Drug Administration gives the go-ahead, Key Haven, Fla., would become the focal point of the first U.S. release of several million mosquitoes genetically altered by Oxitec, a British biotechnology company.

Mariners finally appear ready to put 1995 nostalgia behind them

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:46
The Seahawks own the city, but now it’s the Mariners’ turn to step forward and do their part to make winning a widespread Seattle thing.

Sally Clark becomes third on council to not seek re-election

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:20
Sally Clark, who has been on the Seattle City Council since 2006, joins Nick Licata and Tom Rasmussen in announcing they won’t run again, setting up a shake-up in Seattle politics.

Politics blog is moving to new seattletimes.com

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:16
Blogs at seattletimes.com are moving. You can still find our politics coverage at seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics at the new seattletimes.com.

Seahawks’ Jeremy Lane also needs knee surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:16
The backup cornerback, who suffered a broken arm and torn anterior cruciate knee ligament while returning an interception during the Super Bowl, could miss the start of the 2015 season.

Bellevue mayor to challenge Jane Hague for King County Council seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:16
Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci announced Thursday she’ll challenge 20-year incumbent Jane Hague in a bid for King County Council’s District 6 seat.

That’s no cue stick, that’s an accessory to crime

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:01
Marcus Geddis has been charged with trying to rob a store in England while brandishing an unusual weapon: A snooker cue.