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Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch, agent cancel ‘terrible’ biopic

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 06:48
For all you film fanatics out there, you can cross one movie off your viewing list. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch reportedly has shut down production of his biopic “Family First the Marshawn Lynch story,” because the film didn’t live up to his expectations. The internet was graced with a trailer for the film in […]

Bomb blamed on Boko Haram kills 20 in northern Nigeria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 06:32
ZARIA, Nigeria (AP) — A bomb blast in Nigeria’s northern university town of Zaria killed at least 25 people Tuesday including a 2-year-old toddler, the Kaduna state governor reported, the latest in a string of deadly bombing and shooting attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. Witnesses said the blast came from a woman […]

Your week in Seattle music: Steely Dan, J. Cole and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 06:23
Brian Wilson, Steely Dan and Graham Nash are all on tap for your week in Seattle music.

Pregame lineups and notes: Taijuan Walker goes for his fifth straight win

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 06:12
  Matchups Only one player on the Tigers has ever batted against Taijuan Walker in the big leagues – center fielder Anthony Gose, who went 0-for-3 against Walker when he played for the Blue Jays last season in that game in September. No one on the Mariners has faced Tigers’ starter Kyle Ryan in the big leagues. […]

Greece gets until Sunday for proposals to stave off collapse

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 06:12
BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustrated and angered eurozone leaders gave Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a last-minute chance Tuesday to finally come up with a viable proposal on how to save his country from financial ruin. Overcoming their surprise when Tsipras failed to present them with a detailed plan, the leaders reluctantly agreed to a final […]

‘Subway guy’ Jared was key in giving chain healthy image

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:47
NEW YORK (AP) — Subway said Tuesday it mutually agreed with Jared Fogle to suspend their relationship after the home of the chain’s longtime pitchman was raided by federal and state investigators. The separation was jarring because the 37-year-old everyman has become a familiar face around the world. To many, he’s known simply as “the […]

Drug bundles block pipe near border, send sewage into home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:46
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in the border city of Nogales, Arizona, believe smugglers were using an international sewage line to transport drugs into the U.S. from Mexico when the pipe became clogged, sending gallons of waste through an illegal tunnel and into a house and local businesses. City officials discovered waste coming out of […]

Boy, 8, dies of injuries following I-5 crash near Tumwater

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:44
The Washington State Patrol says an 8-year-old Nevada boy has died of his injuries following a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near Tumwater over the weekend.

Man found dead in van parked in Renton was slain

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:32
A man found dead Monday inside an abandoned van in Renton was slain, police said.

On your way to Hawaii? Storm might be heading that way, too

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:53
A “budding tropical system” in the Pacific could bring unpleasant surprises to Hawaii visitors by this weekend. AccuWeather reports that a weather system some 1,300 miles southeast of Hawaii’s Big Island is being monitored for development into a tropical depression, a development that could happen by Tuesday evening. At present course and speed, the system […]

LA students to get education about sexting this fall

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:44
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sext ed will be part of the curriculum for Los Angeles students this fall. The LA Unified School District will roll out a broad plan to educate students on the dangers of sharing sexually explicit photos via texting and the Internet. The Los Angeles Times ( reports Tuesday that schools will […]

Groups call for Hindu, vegan displays at Arkansas Capitol

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:43
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Capitol lawn could soon get crowded: Existing statues that honor Confederate soldiers, fallen firefighters and the nine black children who integrated Little Rock Central High School might be joined shortly by tributes for vegans, a monkey-faced deity and a cloven-hooved demon. State legislators this year approved placing a […]

Florida county votes to fly Confederate flag once again

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:42
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — As lawmakers in South Carolina consider removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, a north Florida county has decided to do the opposite. The Marion County Commission voted Tuesday unanimously to again fly the Confederate flag in front of a government building, weeks after it had been taken down. The […]

Report: Troops face hassles with student loans, despite law

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government regulator says military personnel are still being hassled over their student loans despite the federal laws and programs put in place to protect them, and officials worry it could signal a broader problem in the $1.2 trillion student debt market. In a report released Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau […]

Appeals Court considers ‘Big Mountain Jesus’ case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:40
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The home for a six-foot-statue known as Big Mountain Jesus rests with a three-judge appeals panel after a lawyer representing a group of atheists asked for it to be removed from U.S. Forest Service property in Montana. A federal district judge in 2013 said the Flathead National Forest could reissue a […]

Study: More than a third of US college students transferred

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:36
BOSTON (AP) — A new national study reports that more than a third of college students who started in 2008 transferred to another school. That challenges ideas about the typical college trajectory and is stoking debate about how schools should help transfer students. Researchers at the nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that out […]

Drop single-family zoning, Seattle housing panel considers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:21
A draft of the work of the Seattle mayor’s housing task force includes a big surprise: They want to do away with the city’s single-family zoning.

Expert: Theater shooter still thinks killing increases worth

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 03:49
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado theater shooter still believes killing people increases his self-worth, three years after he opened fire at a crowded midnight movie premiere, a nationally known schizophrenia expert testified Tuesday. Holmes continues to suffer from the bizarre delusions that preoccupied him before he killed 12 people and wounded 70, including that […]

70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 03:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — At 22, 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 306th Bomb Group when he was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in Germany in 1944. Pedevillano and his crew were missing for a month before being taken as prisoners of war. The men were liberated […]

Popular ice caves have long history of accidents, rescues

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 03:32
The Big Four Ice Caves have a history of collapses, accidents and rescues.