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CeDell Davis to sing the sounds of the Delta at the Crocodile

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:23
CeDell Davis, an Arkansas blues man who as a boy actually saw Robert Johnson perform, will play and be celebrated by such Seattle rock royalty as Peter Buck and Mike McCready on Sunday, June 14, at the Crocodile.

Starter J.A. Happ struggles as M’s fail to complete sweep at Cleveland

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:18
Happ was pulled from the game in the bottom of the third inning, the Mariners managed just two hits in seven innings off Shaun Marcum, and their bid for a three-game sweep went up in smoke early in a 6-0 loss to the Indians.

House passes defense spending bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved a $579 billion defense spending bill that reflected deep divisions on budget priorities and whether President Barack Obama needs new war powers to fight Islamic State militants. The vote was 278 to 149 in favor of the bill, which drew stiff opposition from Democrats because it uses […]

Oculus’ virtual-reality headset to simulate touch, gestures

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:15
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oculus is expanding its highly anticipated virtual-reality headset to simulate the sensation of touch and gesturing as part of its quest to blur the lines between the fake and genuine world. The touch controllers unveiled Thursday by Oculus founder Palmer Luckey are designed to enable people to pick up guns and […]

US household wealth reaches new high of nearly $85 trillion

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rising stock market and climbing home prices boosted Americans’ net worth to a new high in the first three months of the year. The Federal Reserve said Thursday that the value of Americans’ stock holdings, real estate and other assets rose to $84.9 trillion from $83.3 trillion in the final three […]

Seahawk Jesse Williams Tweets he’s cleared to work out

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:08
Seattle Seahawk defensive tackle Jesse Williams Tweeted Thursday morning he had been cleared to work out, indicating he is making good progress following kidney surgery last month after being diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer. Williams had surgery on May 28 and has remained on the team’s 90-man active roster. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said […]

Three space station astronauts return to Earth

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:06
A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a longer-than-expected orbital stint.

Jeb Bush says he’s ‘evolved’ on unwed motherhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:42
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says his views toward single mothers “have evolved” since he suggested 20 years ago that they were becoming too accepted by society. In a 1996 book, Bush and co-author Brian Yablonski expressed concern about changing cultural mores and wrote, regarding unwed motherhood, that there was “no […]

Man accused of trying to go to Syria to remain held

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:23
MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge has ordered a Minnesota man to be held until his trial on charges that he tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Mohamed Abdihamid Farah appeared in court Thursday for a detention hearing. He’s charged with four counts, including conspiracy to support a foreign terrorist group. […]

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:08
COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Angling for spring Chinook and summer steelhead is open between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam. Angling for spring Chinook and summer steelhead is open from Tower Island powerlines upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks between Bonneville and Tower Island powerlines. Shad angling is open […]

Silver Alerts for missing seniors on the way

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:03
Following the lead of 41 other states, Washington will soon implement an Amber Alert-type system to help find senior citizens with dementia or Alzheimer’s who have gone missing.

Deputy: Whatcom County man shoots wife, kills himself

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:01
A 51-year-old Whatcom County man fatally shot his wife before killing himself with a shotgun Wednesday evening near Nooksack.

Jim Morrison poem found in Paris hotel room being auctioned

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:58
NEW YORK — A handwritten poem by Jim Morrison found among his possessions in the Paris hotel where he died in 1971 ends with the line “Last words, Last words out.” Written on the last page torn out of a thick notebook, the double-sided document is the highlight of an online auction that went live […]

Drowning man in Lake Coeur d’Alene punches off-duty deputy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:49
An off-duty sheriff's deputy received an unconventional thank you for saving a man from drowning on Lake Coeur d'Alene -- a punch in the face.

Walla Walla prison employees to protest outside penitentiary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:43
Employees of the State Penitentiary at Walla Walla say there are alternatives to prison overcrowding that would be better than shipping inmates out of state.

House panel OKs bill punishing State over Benghazi response

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over White House objections, a House panel approved a bill Thursday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Department until it produces more documents to lawmakers investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The $47.8 billion bill for the fiscal year beginning Oct. […]

Parents going viral with ugly hair cut videos shaming kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:29
NEW YORK — Russell Fredrick’s middle son was 12 when he wouldn’t quit playing around in class and ignoring his homework, so the barber did what he does best. He picked up his clippers and cut off his fade. But it wasn’t just any cut. It was a complete shave intended as a form of […]

Ornette Coleman, jazz visionary, dead at 85

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:25
NEW YORK — Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, the visionary saxophonist who pioneered “free jazz” and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, has died. Publicist Ken Weinstein says Coleman died on Thursday at 1 a.m. in Manhattan. He was 85. The Texas-born Coleman was only the second jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize in music […]

Reporter needles Angola’s power elite from his kitchen table

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:24
Rafael Marques de Morais, a journalist and human-rights advocate, needles Angola's ruling establishment with reports on alleged wrongdoing by officials, military figures and business executives. He runs Maka Angola, an investigative news website.

Stronger growth in Washington, Oregon | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:15
National output growth continued to be modest last year, but there were some standouts. Two were in the Northwest, and they didn't depend on oil.