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Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:37
When she died, Alexis Rasmussen was a 16-year-old Utah girl trying to find her own identity, her mother said.

Tim Howard stepping away from U.S. team for a year

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:36
World Cup star Tim Howard is taking a break from international soccer and will not be considered for selection to the national team until September 2015, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday.

Woman pays fine for climbing into giraffe pen

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:32
A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized.

Fight of her life: Jen Hamann says boxing lessons have helped her deal with brain tumor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:37
Seattle’s Jen Hamann once lived to box. Now the lessons she learned from the sport are helping her battle a malignant brain tumor.

It’s the first sign of life from the Buffalo Bills in years

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:31
Bills coach Doug Marrone, boiling mad after one too many intrasquad scuffles, says fighting has no place in football. Though he wouldn’t mind his offense adopting the must-score system.

Feds limit availability of painkiller hydrocodone

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:31
The rule places hydrocodone, the most widely prescribed painkiller in the United States, in a tougher, more restrictive category.

David Price brilliant, but ends up a loser in Rays’ 1-0 victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:35
Price (12-9) retired the next 23 batters after Brandon Guyer’s hit gave Alex Cobb all the support he needed. Price never even went to a three-ball count in the superb outing.

Sears holdings posts first-half loss of nearly $1 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:31
Members of its free Shop Your Way rewards program accounted for 73 percent of quarterly sales, the company said Thursday, and its online sales in the quarter grew 18 percent from the period a year before. But rewards for the company have not materialized.

Seattle Seahawks players to watch against the Chicago Bears

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:31
Here are our weekly players to watch for the Seahawks. First, Jayson Jenks picks his three players to keep an eye on against the Chicago Bears:

Israel’s targeted bombings limit civilian casualties in Gaza

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:29
A senior Hamas leader in exile admitted that Hamas was behind the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank, the group’s first claim of responsibility for the June attack that triggered an Israeli crackdown and eventually led to the Gaza war.

Kent slaying suspect alleges racial slurs led to shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:22
The Burien man accused of killing two men at a Kent gas station on Wednesday told police he opened fire after a group of construction workers directed racial slurs at him and a friend, according to a court document.

Healthplanfinder: 'Moderately effective,' could improve

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:19
How does Washington's online exchange marketplace compare to those in other states?

Storm wins No. 1 pick in April’s WNBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:16
The Storm, which finished 12-22 this season, won the WNBA Draft lottery on Thursday and will have the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft. The Storm has had the No. 1 overall choice twice, selecting Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird.

Seattle's Kim Little wins NWSL Golden Boot

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:16
Seattle Reign midfielder Kim Little was recognized Thursday as the winner of the NWSL Golden Boot as the league’s leading scorer this season.

Colorado coach shapes up, hope team follows

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:16
Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre lost 55 pounds during the offseason. He hopes his team, which won just four games last season, is also in better shape.

Fred Couples hoping for hometown victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:38
Seattle native Fred Couples will play in the Boeing Classic this week at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, hoping to win the tournament he has finished third at twice.

Six things to watch for in Seahawks’ game against Bears

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:38
The Seahawks’ starters will play into the third quarter in the exhibition game Friday against Chicago at CenturyLink Field.

Bernhard Langer looks to continue his great year in Boeing Classic

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:36
This year, Langer, 57, is a runaway lock for the Champions Tour player-of-the-year honors with five victories and a huge lead on the money list with $2.6 million in earnings. No one else is above $1.9 million.

Prep football teams open up fall practices

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:23
The first official day of fall practice is considered by every program as more of a conclusion than a beginning. The three weeks or so of fall camp completes a nearly yearlong process for these programs.