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Friday Memo: Fourth of July ... Carrasco apologizes ... Mariners in Chicago

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 07:28
%%%70055e393a6af2614fa9f3b8cdbb5c19%%%The long holiday weekend is off to a nice start, with temperatures in the low 70s in the forecast. Perhaps the rain clouds have declared their own independence and relocated elsewhere. More from the National Weather Service forecast.

In newspaper about-face, Google reinstates links

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 07:27
Google restored links to some news articles that were removed to comply with a European Union court privacy ruling days after the deletions were criticized by publishers.

California police: good Samaritan beaten, run over

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 07:01
A good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman being assaulted by twin brothers was brutally beaten by the suspects before being run over by a driver, police said.

Ex-Illinois governor emerges, talks death penalty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 07:01
George Ryan, an ex-Illinois governor and now an ex-convict, says he'd like to re-engage with the cause he left behind when he went to prison in 2007 -- campaigning for the end of the death penalty in the U.S.

Rebel leader Kony "hibernates,"evades jungle hunt

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 06:46
The African troops hoped the latest defector from the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group would have fresh insight into the location of infamous warlord Joseph Kony.

What's behind the new airport security measures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 06:46
The Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.

Fourth of July links: Wilson will settle elite debate in time

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 06:31
Happy Fourth of July everyone!!

Crews fighting wildfire near Ellensburg, Wash.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 06:31
A wildfire that burned sagebrush and grass south of Ellensburg in central Washington was about 80 percent contained by Friday morning.

Tony Floor's Tackle Box filled with summer fishing fun

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:31
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OneDrive user wants separate password for privacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:01
Patrick Marshall provides advice on how to prevent other people who are using your PC from getting access to certain apps. He also provides tips on dealing with support-staff scammers and problems with a computer not going to sleep properly

Comparing keyboard covers of Lumia, Surface tablets

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:01
Can tablets with keyboard covers substitute for a laptop? A reviewer tries out the Lumia 2520 and Surface Pro 3, both with covers that extend the value of the device.

Director, 2 more indicted in fatal Ga. train crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:51
The director of a movie about singer Gregg Allman and two other executives on the project were indicted Thursday on felony charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a freight train plowed into the film's crew in southeast Georgia.

Black bear attacks woman, dogs in Montana

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:50
State and federal officials are investigating a woman's report that she and her dogs were attacked by a black bear as they ran on Forest Service land in Montana.

Ex-Navy officer pleads guilty in sweeping fraud

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:50
A retired Navy officer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a worldwide scheme to bilk the Navy out of millions of dollars for port services.

32,000 Mormon missionaries to get iPad minis

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:01
The Mormon church is moving forward with its plan to arm missionaries with iPad minis and broaden their proselytizing to social media.

Journal expresses 'concern' over Facebook study

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:01
The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled.

UK opens probe into Facebook's psych experiment

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:01
British regulators are investigating revelations that Facebook treated hordes of its users like laboratory rats in an experiment probing into their emotions.

Islamic militants seize Syria oil field

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 03:16
Islamic militants seized an eastern Syrian oil field near Iraq and inched closer to the Turkish border on Friday as they try to consolidate their control of an area along the length of the Euphrates river stretching through Syria and Iraq.

Happy Fourth of July

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:46
Happy Fourth of July, folks. Enjoy the day and a long weekend.

Hobby Lobby ruling: How to ensure corporations beliefs are deeply held?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:16
How is the government going to ascertain that the closely held corporations’ religious beliefs are “deeply held” and not just a scam to get out of paying for their employees’ insurance? [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion,