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Miami defensive end Dion Jordan is suspended for four games

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:39
Defensive end Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended for the first four games of the season after testing positive for a stimulant prohibited under the NFL’s policy on use of performance-enhancing substances. Jordan, a former Oregon standout, was the third player drafted last yea

Sizzling jobs report heats up economic optimism

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:31
The new jobs exceeded widespread expectations that the economy would add about 200,000 jobs last month. Statisticians also increased May’s already strong preliminary jobs number by 7,000 to 224,000, and April’s number by 22,000 to 304,000.

Martha Nishitani, modern-dance champion in Seattle, dies at 94

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:00
Martha Nishitani, a modern-dance performer, choreographer and teacher who, in the early 1950s, led the only modern dance-troupe in Seattle, has died at 94.

Assessment takes over No. 2 earnings spot at Emerald Downs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:59
Still going strong at age 10, Assessment took the early lead and never looked back Thursday while scoring a 4¾-length victory over Chu and I in the $14,800 Carl’s Jr. Purse for 3-year-olds and up.

Boston Pops' annual July Fourth show a day early

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:52
With the season's first hurricane bearing down on New England, Boston hosted the Boston Pops Fourth of July outdoor concert and fireworks show Thursday, a night earlier than planned and just ahead of drenching rain.

UK opens probe into Facebook's psych experiment

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:52
British regulators are investigating revelations that Facebook treated hordes of its users like laboratory rats in an experiment probing into their emotions.

Darren Collison agrees to terms with Sacramento Kings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:45
Guard Darren Collison has agreed to leave the Los Angeles Clippers for a three-year, $16 million contract with the Sacramento Kings.

Lower Grande River to reopen a second time for hatchery spring kings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:52
After a brief opening in late June, the first in 40 years, the Lower Grande Ronde River will reopen again for hatchery spring chinook fishing from Saturday, July 5 through Monday, July.

Voter-registration deadline is Monday for Aug. 5 primary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:46
Monday is the deadline for citizens who plan to vote in the Aug. 5 primary to register or update their registrations either online or by mail. After that, they must visit their local elections office before July 28.

Germany, France to collide in quarterfinal match Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:44
Plenty of history surrounds Friday’s World Cup quarterfinal match between Germany and France.

A 1982 clash revived as France-Germany meet in Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:43
When Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer embarked on a series of hair-raising dashes out of his area in the second-round win over Algeria, it would have struck a chord with French football fans of a certain vintage.

City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco apologizes for recent controversies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:41
Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco offered public apology Thursday for recent controversies that caused him to lose a $60,000 pay raise.

What’s open, closed on the Fourth

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:39
What’s open and closed on the Fourth of July holiday

Citizen tip closes LaConner's "rainbow bridge," traffic being detoured

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:01
The landmark arch bridge between LaConner and the Swinomish Reservation was closed Thursday afternoon, after someone told dispatchers a piece of it fell off the bottom.

Kurdish leader calls for independence referendum

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:52
The president of the regional Kurdish government ordered steps to hold a referendum “as soon as possible” on self-rule, as the Islamic State advances in both Iraq and Syria.

Girl, 9, missing off Long Beach; boy rescued

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:46
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Rape charge dismissed against former Microsoft manager

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:46
A second-degree rape charge filed a year ago against a former Microsoft senior program manager has been dismissed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Heaven-sent chef adds skillful nuance to Saint’s Mexican fare

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:46
With the arrival of Mexico City-born chef Álvaro Candela, The Saint’s menu moved away from rice and beans and became a taqueria focused on Mexican street snacks.

In time, Russell Wilson will settle the ‘elite’ debate on his terms

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:59
Russell Wilson is the new benchmark for what an NFL quarterback can accomplish by age 25. He has no true historical peer. The Seahawks begin training camp in three weeks, and amid the boredom of this calm period, a period of manufacturing conversation has commenced.

O’Toole suspends officer charged with molestation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:58
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has suspended without pay a veteran police officer charged with molesting the daughter of a former girlfriend.