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Circle the skies, from your smartphone or tablet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:52
Apps focusing on realistic graphics, sophisticated controls and staged missions allow users to capture a bit of the delight of flight.

Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:51
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.

Bank guard, suspect involved in shooting both improving

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:49
A bank security guard and a suspect wounded Thursday in Seattle have improved to serious condition.

US fighter jets escort plane back to Toronto

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:46
Two U.S. F16 fighter jets escorted a Panama-City bound plane back to Toronto on Friday after a passenger threatened the aircraft.

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:00
Pot may be legal in some states -- but the neighbors don't have to like it.

Coming up: Events across the region

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:01
A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle

Lufthansa, Air France to resume Tel Aviv flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:01
Air France and Germany's two biggest airlines decided Friday to resume flights to Tel Aviv after canceling operations for several days over safety concerns.

Where's the Weed?: The morning report for July 25

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:00
Good news this time! Seattle's one-stop pot shop will be back in business tomorrow. Cannabis City's owner James Laythrop estimates that he will run out of weed today (again), but Cannabis City will begin keeping regular hours, selling glassware, rolling papers, and other paraphernalia even if there'

Air travel a leap of faith for passengers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 03:58
Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.

‘Y’all’ needs no translation: U.S. country music is big abroad

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 03:57
For decades country acts rarely toured outside the U.S., with exceptions for superstars such as Johnny Cash, but it’s now one of America’s hottest musical exports, thanks in part to younger country acts with a knack for marketing themselves on social media.

Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 03:54
For years, President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections.

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:59
A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel -- dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military -- is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.

Latest Columbia River northern pikeminnow catch figures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:56
Here is the weekly update on the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program happening on the Columbia River.

Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:55
Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had to seek shelter.

Timber! Festival off to a soggy but inspiring start | Concert review

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:54
The Timber! Outdoor Music Festival got off to a soggy start Thursday, but by the time Seattle artist Benjamin Verdoes started playing at around 8:30 p.m., it was dry and Tolt-MacDonald Park had started filling up.

2.8 earthquake near Duvall felt east of Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:54
A small earthquake near Duvall was felt in the area about 20 miles northeast of Seattle.

Pacific Continental Bank CEO retiring

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:51
Hal Brown, who is retiring after leading the company for 12 years, will be replaced by president Roger Busse.

Symetra Financial stock up on Q2 results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:50
Symetra, which sells annuities, medical insurance and life insurance, had total revenue of $547.1 million for the second quarter, up from $513.2 million a year ago.

Lifetime drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:49
The Lifetime TV network says it dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and the co-owners were charged with corpse abuse.

Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:51
One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president.