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Union raffling gun to benefit officer who shot unarmed man

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 22:02
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s police union is raffling off a pistol and other items to benefit an officer who has been on restricted duty since he fatally shot an unarmed burglary suspect in March. The fundraiser is being held Aug. 8 for Alan Buford. He’s been on desk duty since March 19 and is barred […]

Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 22:02
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said. The amount of THC, one of the active components of marijuana, in Bland’s […]

Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 22:02
TOKYO (AP) — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it sold 5.02 million vehicles in the first six months of this year, down 1.5 percent from the same period the […]

3 men charged with murder of teens in firebombing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 22:02
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three fugitives have been arrested and charged in connection with a firebombing that killed three teenagers at a tire shop in April. Prosecutors announced Monday that 20-year-old German Monrreal, 20-year-old Estevan Castillo and 19-year-old Mario Godina were arrested in Mexico and returned to Los Angeles on Sunday. They’re being held without […]

Summer camp for Iraqi Shiite boys: Training to fight IS

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 22:02
BAGHDAD (AP) — In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group. This is summer camp in Iraq, set up by the country’s largest paramilitary force after Iraq’s top Shiite cleric issued an edict calling […]

British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine-and-sex sting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 22:02
LONDON (AP) — A member of the upper chamber of Britain’s Parliament quit Tuesday, apologizing for causing “pain and embarrassment” after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine during sessions with sex workers. John Sewel — whose title is Lord Sewel — caved in to pressure, telling parliamentary officials he was “terminating my membership of the […]

Washington State Patrol considers larger academy class size

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 21:08
The Washington State Patrol is considering an increase in class sizes at the academy in Shelton to combat a shortage of troopers.

Charges pending in double-fatal crash near Toppenish

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 21:03
Depending on blood test results, Washington State Patrol says the Wapato driver involved in a fatal crash near Toppenish could face criminal charges.

Rant & Rave: No marijuana in public spaces

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 21:00
Readers rave about concert no-cannabis policy, rant about Lake City shooter

Snohomish County pays $620,000 over inmate’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:58
Snohomish County has agreed to pay $620,000 over the death of a severely allergic jail inmate who died after being served oatmeal that contained dairy.

State wants contempt order lifted, but plaintiffs want sanctions in landmark school-funding case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:03
The latest filings in the ongoing McCleary lawsuit were filed Monday, and now the justices will decide whether lawmakers made enough progress this session.

PushSpring raises $5M to learn who uses what apps

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:01
Small Seattle startup PushSpring raised $5 million in new venture funding to crunch data useful to mobile-app developers and advertisers.

Diamondbacks 4, Mariners 3 (10 innings) — postgame videos, notes and boxscore

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:39
Postgame videos of Lloyd McClendon and Carson Smith, notes, boxscore and reaction from the Mariners' 4-3 loss on Monday night in 10 innings.

Local player Jake Lamb lives his heroic moment in leading Arizona past Mariners, 4-3

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:01
Former Blanchet, UW player drives in winning run in 10th inning

Police say body believed to be missing California girl found; teenage boy detained in case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:49
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Police say body believed to be missing California girl found; teenage boy detained in case.

Thailand remains blacklisted by US for human trafficking

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:18
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery. The State Department said Monday that labor abuses in the Southeast Asian country’s seafood sector are persistent, abusive and largely ignored by the government. Those abuses […]

Boston bid for 2024 Olympics is history

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:02
After the USOC and Boston cut ties, CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation still wants to try to host the 2024 Summer Games. Speculation centers on Los Angeles.

Is a lion loose in Milwaukee?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:48
The Milwaukee Lion, as it is now widely known, has captivated this city of 600,000 people, who seem to be alternately amused and panic-stricken by the creature in their midst.

Tacoma wins, 11-10, on wild pitches

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:41
Fresno reliever James Hoyt threw a pair of wild pitches, allowing the Rainiers to score two runs in the eighth inning.

FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there. The FDA announced the partial ban Monday after cilantro imported from the state of Puebla was linked to 2013 and 2014 outbreaks of […]