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Marco Pappa called up to Guatemalan national team, will miss Saturday’s Dallas match

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:24
Sounders winger Marco Pappa, who has scored two goals in Seattle’s last three games and already matched his MLS career high with five assists this season, has been called up to the Guatemalan national team and will miss Saturday’s home match against FC Dallas, the team announced Wednesday in a release. Guatemala takes on Bermuda […]

Roundup: Schools get creative to deliver summer lunches; LA expected to lower grad requirements

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:24
Schools get creative in bringing summer lunches to kids (NPR): Summer hunger is a problem for thousands of students who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, and some districts are getting creative in how they get USDA-funded meals to kids when school is out. One district in Tennessee drives an air-conditioned […]

Pregame notes and lineups: No Nelson Cruz

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:06
CLEVELAND – Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz elaborated on the circumstances of his early exit to the series-opening win against the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. He’d started feeling tightness in his back during Sunday’s loss but played through it, all the way into the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game until he reached for […]

American fighting with Kurds killed in Islamic State battle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:01
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said Wednesday, making him likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside them against the extremists. Keith Broomfield, who was from Massachusetts, died June 3 in a battle in a Syrian […]

Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:59
Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation’s largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care. Walgreens said Wednesday that it will offer a smartphone application that links doctor and patients virtually in 25 states […]

2 killed after car hits 4 high school students near Bellingham

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:58
Four people walking along a road were struck by a car northeast of Bellingham, killing two of them, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Los Angeles leaders give final approval to $15 minimum wage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials have given final approval to an ordinance that makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The City Council voted 12-1 in favor of the increase Wednesday and forwarded it to Mayor Eric Garcetti. His office says he plans […]

Seattle Symphony associate conductor moving on

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:50
Stilian Kirov, who has moved through the Seattle Symphony ranks from conducting fellow to the assistant and associate conductor spots, is on his way again: as of July 1, he’s the music director for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra in California. Kirov replaces John Ferrer, who led the Bakersfield orchestra for 39 years. Bakersfield is not his only […]

Skagit County man who stole 22 guns sentenced to 6 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:47
A Skagit County man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison for stealing 22 handguns from a Fred Meyer store in Oregon.

Officials monitoring rodents for plague at Grand Canyon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:35
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Summertime in Arizona’s higher terrain means an increased risk of residents and tourists coming into contact with rodents that carry the plague. Health officials spend months monitoring squirrels, mice and prairie dogs for the rare but sometimes fatal disease. They also warn the public to avoid contact with wildlife and recommend that […]

Suspected arrested in fatal Federal Way shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:31
A felon known as "Joker" was arrested Tuesday in connection with a fatal shooting May 23 in Federal Way.

Comedian Kevin Hart coming to KeyArena

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:50
Kevin Hart, the wildly successful stand-up comedian and actor, is coming to KeyArena, Saturday, Sept. 12. Tickets are $45.50-$121.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 12, via Ticketmaster.com. The diminutive comedian is best known for his humility and self-deprecating style. Hart, who got his start in the late 1990s in  Philadelphia, has […]

Monroe woman recants tale of kidnapping, robbery

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:33
Police now say a woman who reported that she was kidnapped at knife-point by two men who ordered her to drive them to Lake Stevens has admitted she concocted the story.

Auburn woman, 21, arrested in death of 3-year-old daughter

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:25
An Auburn woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her 3-year-old daughter.

Sounders Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans named to provisional U.S. Gold Cup roster

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:00
Sounders forward Clint Dempsey and defender Brad Evans have been named to the provisional, 35-man U.S. men’s national team roster ahead of next month’s Gold Cup, the federation announced Wednesday. Evans was called into USMNT camp for its recent pair of friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany, while Dempsey stayed behind for the birth of […]

Librarian of Congress to step down after nearly 3 decades

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:37
The librarian of Congress, 86, who has led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, will step down at year's end. The post will be filled by a presidential nomination with Senate confirmation.

Amazon backs 80-megawatt solar farm for its data centers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:20
Amazon.com hired Community Energy to build an 80-megawatt solar farm in Virginia that will supply power to the retailer’s data centers.

Microsoft buys BlueStripe, builder of business app management tools

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:10
Microsoft has acquired BlueStripe Software, a startup that makes software designed to track and troubleshoot business applications running across multiple operating systems and data centers. Microsoft brass have given the green light for a series of deals recently to buy startups focused on consumer-facing productivity applications, networking and cloud infrastructure tools, and data crunching software. The company didn’t disclose the […]

Why Americans are getting new credit cards

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:09
U.S. banks are in the process of replacing tens of millions of old magnetic strip credit and debit cards with new cards that are equipped with computer chips that store account data more securely.

Columbia shad numbers on the rise with largest single-day count at Bonneville topping 82,000 on Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:07
The Columbia River fisheries are starting to ramp up with a wide range of fish species to catch. Shad counts on the Lower Columbia River at Bonneville have soared, and the single-day count on Tuesday was 82,464 (the largest count so far this spring) with a season total of 642,088. “Fishing has picked up a […]