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10 acts to see at Capitol Hill Block Party Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:16
Saturday features two way-retro headliners in Canadian ’80s-electro-funk revivalists Chromeo and New York’s The Budos Band, who make the kind of big-band instrumental funk that sounds like it belongs on ’70s kung fu movie soundtracks. Manchester, England, producer Star Slinger&rsqu

Oregon man arrested over bribe for traffic ticket

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:12
TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say they arrested a man after he tried to bribe a trooper to tear up a citation during a traffic stop.

Tacoma father charged with drugging baby

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:08
TACOMA (AP) — A Tacoma man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he drugged his baby by spiking his bottle with an anesthetic called ketamine.

South King County PSA Salmon Derby is Aug. 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 01:31
The South King County Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby is Aug. 2 from daylight until 1 p.m., and is part of the Northwest Salmon Derby Series.

Boeing should end aloof management practices

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 01:31
Boeing CEO Jim McNerney states that he will not retire when he turns 65 next month, even though it is Boeing company policy [“Boeing profit rises, but tanker program worries analysts,” Business/Technology, July 23].

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 00:20
The State Department has shuttered the U.S. embassy in Libya and evacuated American staffers there as the security situation in the capital Tripoli deteriorates amid worsening clashes between rival militias.

Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 00:10
Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.

Gazans survey destruction as 12-hour lull begins

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:17
Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce.

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:16
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending July 26.

Torchlight Parade, city festivals | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:16
Community events for the weekend of July 26-27, 2014, include Seafair Torchlight FanFest/Torchlight Parade, Renton River Days and Lake Stevens Aquafest.

‘Bloody Spring:’ war in the Northern Virginia wilderness

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:16
Joseph Wheelan’s “Bloody Spring” chronicles the dismal months of 1864’s Overland Campaign, when Union and Confederate troops in the wilderness of Northern Virginia “slaughtered one another by every possible means.”

Daily Rant & Rave: Stealing from kittens? Shame on you

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 23:01
RAVE To the good citizens of Seattle and Metro’s efficient lost-and-found system for successfully reuniting my teenager with her borrowed ukulele, days after it was left on the bus but only minutes after we finally realized it was lost. You turned a potential disaster into a feel-good story. W

Editorial: Open-court issues in the spotlight with state Supreme Court ruling

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 21:16
The state Supreme Court waded into sticky questions of privacy in the digital age, and ruled wisely.

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 20:16
More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 20:16
The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there.

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 20:16
Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.

Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 20:16
Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.

Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 20:16
A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker -- and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back -- has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said.

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 20:01
It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 20:01
Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact.