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Michael Bennett fined for hit on KC QB Alex Smith

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 04:26
Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett was fined $17,363 for a hit on Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith last Friday night. The play drew a penalty for roughing the passer (it was actually Kansas City’s first possession of the game) and the fine was for striking Smith in the head and neck area. While Seattle coach […]

River waters cleanse spirits at India festival

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 04:15
Millions of Hindus are expected to join India’s two-month-long Kumbh Mela festival and immerse themselves in the Godavari river.

Vatican gets embroiled in Italy’s ‘banned books’ fray

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 04:05
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has gotten embroiled in a modern-day, secular version of the Index of Banned Books. The Holy See press office had to set the record straight on Friday after the Italian media interpreted a formulaic blessing by Pope Francis of a lesbian children’s book publisher and her partner as an endorsement […]

Wet weekend ahead, with high winds and heavy rain expected

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:55
The system could bring winds of up to 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph on the coast, the weather service predicts. Winds this strong usually occur in fall and winter.

Latest state Fish and Wildlife ocean salmon catch data

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:43
Here is a rundown on coastal salmon catch figures gathered by state Fish and Wildlife on how fishing success fared: ILWACO (Coho quota is 79,400 and chinook guideline is 15,000. Cumulative chinook catch is 7,118 with 45.2 percent of the guideline caught, and cumulative coho catch is 35,181 with 44.3 percent of the quota caught […]

US oil prices climb again after Thursday’s big jump

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:37
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices surged again Friday, a day after recording their biggest gain in more than six years. U.S. crude rose 6.3 percent to finish at $45.22 per barrel after climbing 10.3 percent on Thursday. That was the biggest one-day gain for U.S. oil since March 2009. The price of U.S. crude […]

Tacoma school officials close Stadium Bowl due to sinkholes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:21
Tacoma Public Schools has closed the athletic facility at Stadium High School after three sinkholes appeared in the Stadium Bowl.

Foster Farms fined for untreated chicken wastewater release

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:19
The Washington Department of Ecology has fined Foster Farms in Kelso $44,000 for releasing untreated chicken processing wastewater to a treatment plant.

Idaho football players who allegedly stole clothing won’t face charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:17
Several Idaho Vandal football players allegedly were caught on video stealing nearly $400 worth of clothing from a campus store. Coach Paul Petrino returned the clothing and said the incident will be handled internally.

Washington faces challenge of replacing defensive stars

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:00
Husky fans are likely to get a truer image of defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski and his philosophy in his second year at Washington than last season when he inherited a veteran defensive unit that included three All-Americans and four players taken in the first two rounds of the NFL draft.

Before nation’s top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 02:41
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won’t be easy. While Clinton and her team speak warmly of Biden in public, they have taken steps to make clear how they’ve taken control of the […]

Friday TV Picks: M’s versus Sox, the Vienna Phil, ‘Gaslight’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 02:34
Also worth watching on Friday, Aug. 28: “Cold Justice,” “Redwood Kings” and “Dark Matter.”

Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 02:23
A graduate of a New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses against a freshman in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

Cecil and Caitlyn heat up the Halloween costume wars early

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 02:14
The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costumes have heated up early. Petitions and social media outrage are flying over a blood-spattered dentist's smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head, along with a replica of Caitlyn Jenner's corset she wore for her coming out.

Audio: Talking Sounders-Timbers, Clint Dempsey and playoff hopes on ExtraTime Radio

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 02:12
I hopped on MLSSoccer.com’s ExtraTime Radio podcast this week to talk the upcoming Sounders-Timbers match at CenturyLink, including Clint Dempsey’s status, Seattle’s playoff hopes and the biggest day on the local soccer calendar.

Air guitarists strum out for the world title in Finland

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 02:09
OULU, Finland — In a sweaty, dark, clubhouse in northern Finland, people were jerking, jumping and screaming into the early hours Friday while moving their fingers with precision through the air. To the sound of blasting rock music, they were battling it out for a spot in the final of a competition now in its […]

USDA to approve Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 02:00
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops. Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. says that the Russet Burbank can also be stored at colder temperatures longer to reduce food waste. The potato is the […]

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 01:52
NEW YORK — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members. Avid Life Media Inc. says Noel Biderman’s departure is effective immediately and was a mutual decision. “This change is […]

Apple’s music service losing key player as exec resigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 01:50
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews. Ian Rogers is leaving Apple to take a job at an unidentified company in Europe. Apple confirmed Rogers’ departure Friday without providing additional […]

Australian, New Zealand firefighters arrive to help at Okanogan blazes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 01:49
About a dozen international firefighters arrived in camp to help fight the Okanogan complex blazes, and at least two more are at the North Star fire.