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Mullah Omar’s family declares support for new Taliban leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents say that the family of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has announced their support for Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as his successor. A statement posted on the Taliban’s web site on Tuesday said that Mullah Omar’s brother, Mullah Abdul Manan, and eldest son, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoub, declared their […]

Photos of the Day: Sept. 16, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:56
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Colorado lines up for tax-free pot on one-day tax holiday Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:15
DENVER — An accounting error in Colorado is paying off for marijuana consumers Wednesday, when a quirk in a state tax law prompts the state to suspend most taxes on recreational pot. The one-day pot tax holiday means Colorado won’t collect 10 percent sales taxes on pot. The state is also suspending a 15 percent […]

Big surplus trout plant going into Goose Lake near Carson

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:08
Goose Lake near Carson – From John Weinheimer state Fish and Wildlife District 9 Fish Biologist Region 5 – Vancouver  – Through next week, Goose Lake is being planted with rainbows, browns, and cutthroats.  The browns will be quite small but will grow.  We had to plant them way early because of water shortages at our facilities.  […]

Court again denies Kim Davis’ bid to delay marriage licenses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:00
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis “has not demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success” in her legal bid to exempt her office from licensing same-sex marriages, a federal appeals court reiterated Tuesday. One day after Davis returned to work following a stint in jail for defying a federal judge, the Sixth Circuit […]

QB’s role in Steubenville rape hangs over college’s new team

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:45
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A small community college in Ohio is banking on its newly created football team to boost school spirit and enrollment. In turn, its starting quarterback — a former high school player convicted in a notorious rape case — is banking on this school that took him when others wouldn’t. But though […]

US stocks waver; Anheuser-Busch jumps on deal proposal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:33
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed in early trading Wednesday as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve and work through company news, including a possible deal between two giant beer makers. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,627 as of 10:26 a.m. Eastern. […]

On-air shooting survivor describes gunfire, what she did next

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:30
The woman who survived an on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists in Virginia says the gunman never said a word. In her first public comments since last month’s shooting, Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce executive director Vicki Gardner spoke with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren in an interview broadcast Tuesday night. Gardner said […]

Russian moves in Syria flummox U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s recent military buildup in Syria has perplexed the Obama administration and left it in a quandary as to how to respond, complicating Washington’s efforts to both combat Islamic State extremists and assist moderate rebels trying to oust Syria President Bashar Assad. Underscoring U.S. uncertainty about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions, Secretary […]

Target, developing healthier habits, hands workers Fitbits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:13
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target is going on a health kick, aimed at both customers and its employees. The discount-store chain will push granola bars over candy bars at the checkout and hand out free basic activity trackers from Fitbit Inc. to its more 300,000 employees as part of the effort. Target will also give employees […]

Former ‘Star Trek’ actress charged with indecent exposure

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:04
HARRIMAN, Tenn. (AP) — A former actress on the “Star Trek: Voyager” television series has been arrested in eastern Tennessee and is accused of exposing herself to children. Multiple media outlets report that 41-year-old Jennifer Ann Lien, who played “Kes” on the TV show, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure involving children […]

Marlins surprise Christian Yelich with lookalike from ‘SNL’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:03
NEW YORK (AP) — The newcomer in a Miami Marlins uniform sure looked a lot like Christian Yelich — except in the batting cage. Even though they are more than 20 games under .500 as the season winds down, the Marlins had some fun Tuesday evening at Citi Field. They surprised their Gold Glove outfielder […]

US homebuilder sentiment hits highest level since Oct. 2005

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:03
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly more optimistic about the housing market, nudging their confidence this month to a level not seen since the high-flying days of the housing boom nearly 10 years ago. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday rose this month to 62, up from 61 in August. […]

Race is on: 5 cities to compete for 2024 Summer Olympics

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:01
LONDON (AP) — The race is on for the 2024 Olympics: A five-city contest pitting four European bids against a two-time host from the United States. The International Olympic Committee announced the official field of candidates Wednesday, and there were no surprises as the previously declared bidders were all on the list — Budapest, Hungary; […]

Migrants keep sneaking through Hungary’s razor-wire fence

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:00
ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Small groups of migrants continued to sneak into Hungary on Wednesday, a day after the country sealed its border with Serbia and began arresting people trying to breach the razor-wire barrier, while migrants began arriving in Croatia seeking a different way into the European Union. Hungarian authorities said they have arrested […]

Suds and brats signal Oktoberfest in Fremont

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:00
Fremont Oktoberfest, Sept. 18-20, Seattle.

Sept. 16 TV Picks: ‘South Park’ season premiere

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:00
Also airing Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 are “MasterChef” on Fox and “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.

Take a bao: Chinese steamed buns are easier than you think to make at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:00
All it takes is a simple yeast dough rolled into rounds, folded over and cooked as is. No filling until it hits the table, no pleating dough, no mess.

Adult daughter doesn’t need mother’s approval to find happiness

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:00
Taking charge of your future sometimes means telling a parent to step aside.

The most important rule for keeping your pets safe in the garden? No poisons — ever

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:00
Consider this statistic from a British insurance company: One in 12 pets has eaten poisonous plants or flowers, half of these became sick enough to need veterinary care and 15 percent died.