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Jamie Moyer’s charitable work with children continues in Seattle long after his career ended

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:53
Former Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer and wife Karen’s charitable work with The Moyer Foundation almost unparalleled by other sports figures. Here’s how it began, who it helps and why it still matters to them.

U.S. tightens visa-waiver program with updated passports, more air marshals

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:49
Countries in the program such as Britain and France that have many citizens who have traveled to Iraq and Syria will have to allow more U.S. air marshals on flights and step up data sharing.

Pennsylvania attorney general charged in grand jury leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:37
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general was charged Thursday with leaking secret grand jury information to strike back at her critics, then lying about it under oath, in a case that could spell the downfall of the state’s highest-ranking female politician. Kathleen Kane leaked the material to a political operative to pass it on […]

El Centro constructs an answer for affordable housing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:34
Community organization El Centro de la Raza is building Plaza Roberto Maestas, a low-income housing development on Seattle’s Beacon Hill.

Bento boxes another way for kids to do lunch

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:15
Originating in Japan, bento-style boxes are compact, visually appealing meals packed in a box-shaped container. A traditional bento box in Japan may hold rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables.

Mariners’ Nelson Cruz hesitant to discuss accomplishments, but teammates happy to do so

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:10
It’s worth talking about Cruz even if it makes him uncomfortable. In this season of unmet expectations for the Mariners, Cruz has been everything they hoped for and more when they signed him to a four-year, $58 million contract in the offseason.

Alaska Air board OKs $1B stock buyback

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:05
The parent of Alaska Airlines said in a statement that the repurchase program would be the largest in its history.

Staying the course pays off for ‘Fast Jack’ Beckman

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:00
Beckman, the 2012 World Funny Car champion, was winless in 55 races before bouncing back this season with five victories. Beckman, a cancer survivor, will be going for his second NHRA Northwest Nationals title this weekend at Pacific Raceways.

Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
The investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes a charging decision.

Judge: Fine cabbie $25,000 for turning away black passengers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
NEW YORK (AP) — A taxi driver may have to pay $25,000 after a judge said the cabbie refused to pick up passengers because they’re black, passing them over for white riders while they watched. Cabbie Baqir Raza “discriminated based on race and color” when he turned away Cynthia Jordan and her two daughters in […]

Oregon Ducks like their uniforms and like stomping on Sark

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
USC football coach Steve Sarkisian made the mistake of taking a poke at the Ducks at Pac-12 Media Days, saying, “We’re not going to take the field this year in 13 different uniforms in 13 games.”

Bail set at $350,000 for suspect in deadly Federal Way drive-by

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:43
A judge set bail at $350,000 for a Tacoma man suspected of fatally shooting a 20-year-old Seattle man in Federal Way last week.

The Texas effect on family planning and women’s health

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:33
A misguided effort by anti-abortion members of Congress to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood would be disastrous for Washington state.

Police say truck bomb in Kabul kills 8 people, wounds 198

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:32
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb hidden in a truck exploded in the center of the Afghan capital, killing eight people and wounding another 198, police and hospital officials said Friday. Police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the pre-dawn blast was near a Defense Ministry compound, but that all of the victims were civilians, including […]

Hashtag aims to break gender stereotypes in engineering

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:14
Using the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer, thousands of women have tweeted photos of themselves with explanations of the work they do as engineers.

Media stocks slammed as pay TV bundle starts unraveling

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:11
Media stocks were hammered for a second day Thursday as Viacom’s underwhelming earnings gave investors another reason to sell, after industry bellwether Disney earlier in the week trimmed a profit outlook due to more people cutting the cord on pay-TV packages.

Key takeaways from the GOP’s second-stage White House debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:01
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president, there was the undercard: a match-up of seven GOP candidates who didn’t have the poll numbers to make the main event. It was a chance for the four current and former governors, a sitting senator from a crucial early-voting state and […]

ESPN report: Chancellor might end hold out if future base salaries turned to signing bonus

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:40
A week into Kam Chancellor’s holdout we are finally getting a little bit of a sense of what it might take to get him to come back to the Seahawks, via a report from ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Anderson wrote on her Facebook this afternoon that: “I’m told what would help assuage Seattle Seahawks S Kam […]

Collision, traffic, cause 10-mile backup on northbound I-5

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:30
From Georgetown to Shoreline, Interstate 5 is heavily congested.

Federal agents install video surveillance cameras in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:12
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has installed video surveillance cameras in Seattle’s Central District.