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Trump starts with stunner — and keeps on shocking

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:35
Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination.

Jon Stewart mixes tears, message in ‘Daily Show’ farewell

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:19
In an hourlong farewell that kept the fake news to a minimum, Jon Stewart hosts his last “Daily Show.”

Tacoma handles Reno Aces, 8-3

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:13
Ramon Flores’ homer starts five-run third inning for Rainiers.

Kerry links better US-Vietnam ties to rights on anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:07
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday celebrated the 20th anniversary of normalized relations between the United States and Vietnam but said ties would not reach their full potential without improvements in the communist nation’s human rights record. Speaking in Hanoi, Kerry extolled the virtues of reconciling with former enemies […]

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:03
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Aug. 8.

‘The Wanted 18’: a serious, and seriously funny, cow incident

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:00
Movie review of “The Wanted 18”: Stop-motion animation, interviews and re-enactments are employed to tell the true-life tale of a Palestinian, Israeli conflict over cows.

Washington state trooper dies on duty near Yakima

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:51
A state trooper from Whatcom County died Thursday from an apparent medical emergency while on duty near Yakima.

What the said: Doug Baldwin, Frank Clark, Jesse Williams

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:49
Seattle players Jesse Williams, Doug Baldwin and Frank Clark talked to the media after practice Thursday, Here are the transcripts of what they said: First, DL JESSE WILLIAMS On how it feels to be back on the field: “It feels good, man. I was running around moving around with the team. Today was the like […]

Surging Blue Jays have won five straight headed for N.Y.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:44
Mark Buehrle has a “special feeling” about the Toronto Blue Jays these days.

Major winners open with 70sat World Golf Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:38
Graeme McDowell and Jordan Spieth were in good spirits Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational, which was good news for only one of them.

Mercer Island golfer Charlie Kern wins Washington State Men’s Amateur

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:31
Over three rounds played in difficult windy conditions, no player in the field finished under par at Suncadia.

Top primary candidate for City Council seat pleaded guilty to DUI

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:27
Debora Juarez, top vote-getter in the Seattle City Council’s District 5 primary, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence in 2012.

GOP rock ‘n’ rolls in Cleveland

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:15
Quick look at what happened in the main debate.

Junior Seau fondly recalled as he goes into Hall of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:12
Junior Seau was one of the most ferocious linebackers of all time, the fist-pumping, emotional leader of his hometown San Diego Chargers for 13 seasons.

UN expected to approve resolution on Syria chemical weapons

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:07
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expected to unanimously approve a resolution Friday aimed at identifying those responsible for using chlorine and other chemical weapons in attacks in Syria that have killed and injured a growing number of civilians. While Russia and the United States have failed to agree on a way […]

Cuba plans boating boom as US luxury ships head to Havana

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:07
HAVANA (AP) — A $3 million yacht left Key West this week with two barbeque grills, 250 channels of satellite TV and a just-in-case plan for rescuing stranded Cuban rafters encountered in the Florida Straits. After four hours smooth sailing, the Still Water tied up at Havana’s Hemingway Marina. The well-heeled passengers breakfasted on smoked […]

GOP candidates spar in first debate of 2016 campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:53
GOP presidential hopefuls argued about key policy issues Thursday night, and clashed on a few points of personality as well.

Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky win golds

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:31
Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky carried the United States to its first two-gold medal night at the world swimming championships Thursday in Kazan, Russia.

North Korea to set up new time zone, push clocks back

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:28
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes. Local time in North and South Korea and Japan has been the same since Japan’s rule over what was single Korea from 1910 to 1945. The North’s […]

Green Lake gathering pays tribute to Hiroshima victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:19
Hundreds gathered near Green Lake Park Thursday night to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, and remember its victims.