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Obama arrives in Seattle for two fundraisers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:59
President Obama arrived in Seattle Tuesday afternoon to headline two Democratic fundraisers.

Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:00
Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:00
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.

Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:57
A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned painkiller, morphine.

Driver stops to help ducklings, gets ticket

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:50
A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $44 ticket.

FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:56
The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.

Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:59
Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.

US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:58
Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.

Helicopter crashes in Snohomish County; 1 injured

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:55
Update at 12:38 p.m.: According to the tail number, the helicopter is owned by Olympic Air of Shelton. A man who answered the phone at the company said he had heard that one of the company's helicopters had gone down, but they're awaiting more information.

Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:48
An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:55
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.

US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:55
Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum.

Toss your schedule (sometimes) when traveling

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:55
Rick Steves remembers, and celebrates, the pleasures of being more spontaneous on European trips.

Federal charges in fatal Bellevue hash-oil explosion and fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:46
Federal and state authorities have filed criminal charges againsgt seven people in connection with a series of suspected hash-oil explosions and fires, including one that killed a former Bellevue mayor last year.

Where's the Weed? (Hint: nowhere): The morning report for July 22

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:39
There's still no weed within driving distance of Seattle, but Herbal Nation, a new recreational retailer just outside of Bothell, has gotten their license. They plan to open within the next 10 days. Cannabis City will re-open this Friday.

American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:00
The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.

Gas, housing prices push Seattle inflation rate up in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:56
Inflation rate for Seattle area 2 percent higher from previous year.

Toymaker to hitch My Little Pony to 3-D print technology

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:56
Hasbro’s collaboration with Shapeways may extend the reach of its trademarks while keeping control of what is associated with the brand.

Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:57
A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown.