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US terrorism database doubles in recent years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
A U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, according to newly released government figures. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often after a near-miss attack in 2009.

2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment that has never before been tested on humans.

Missouri inmate executed for raping, killing woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
A Missouri man was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. prisoner executed since a lethal injection in Arizona last month in which an inmate took nearly two hours to die.

News Guide: Primary election highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:16
Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington.

Voters in 4th Congressional District to decide between 2 Republicans in November

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:50
For the first time in state history, voters in a Washington congressional contest will choose from two Republicans on the November ballot — leaving Democrats on the sidelines.

2 boats collide on Lake Washington; woman injured

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:46
A 50-year-old woman was injured in a two-boat collision on Lake Washington today, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.

Pam Roach in tight race to retain her Senate seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:43
In Tuesday night’s vote count, Sen. Pam Roach was barely ahead of Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, 40 to 39 percent.

Hawaii more used to storm prep than actual hits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:43
Hawaii is used to preparing for tropical storms -- stock up on water, toilet paper and other essentials and wait. But actually getting hit with systems like the two approaching the islands? Not as much.

300 rescued when Tahoe paddle-wheeler hits sandbar

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:31
Authorities are investigating why a paddle-wheel boat ran aground in Lake Tahoe, prompting rescuers to evacuate about 300 people aboard.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:16

Scientist on Rainier chases climate change’s butterfly effect

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:16
A biologist hikes around Mount Rainier to log butterfly populations at risk because of climate change.

Spurs hire WNBA star Becky Hammon as assistant

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:16
The San Antonio Spurs hired WNBA standout guard Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff.

U.S. inspectors general say administration has blocked access

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:16
Independent watchdogs of dozens of federal agencies decried on Tuesday what they said were Obama administration efforts to delay or stall their investigations.

Gaza death toll depends on who’s counting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:04
Even as the war appears to draw toward an end, the battle over casualty statistics rages on and the number of dead in Gaza seems to depend on who’s doing the counting.

General killed in Afghan attack was engineer in first war post

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:02
Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who on Tuesday became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army's war materiel. He was on his first deployment to a war zone.

Mariners get past Braves behind Felix Hernandez’s eight sharp innings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:02
Hernandez allows one run and strikes out eight as Mariners doubled up Atlanta 4-2.

Cougar RB Wicks proving a sore sight for tacklers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:01
Redshirt freshman running ‘like a horse with blinders,’ says WSU quarterback Halliday

Coast Guard: Be careful on NW ocean beaches

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:01
Alarmed by the number of people swept into the ocean during the past two months along the Oregon and Washington coasts, the Coast Guard is warning beachgoers to be aware of possible dangers.

Why Phil Bates might be Seahawks’ next breakout receiving star

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:00
Seahawks’ Phil Bates has the size and hands to catch the ball, but now the guy once best known for a fight in training camp could be this season’s Jermaine Kearse?

Rory McIlroy is wary of all the hype entering PGA Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:54
Top-ranked Rory McIlroy enters the PGA Championship after two consecutive tournament victories, including the British Open.