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Man takes backpack stuffed with dirty socks to drug deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:33
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan man who brought a backpack stuffed with dirty socks to a couple looking to buy a pound of marijuana is facing prison. The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports ( ) the fraudulent July 8 marijuana sale in Lenawee County’s Raisin Township was described Wednesday in Circuit Court when […]

Police charge Georgia woman with calling 911 about 150 times

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:32
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A central Georgia woman has been arrested after police say she called 911 scores of times over several weeks. Bibb County authorities charged 41-year-old Toshiba L. Smith of Macon, Georgia, with making false reports and misusing the emergency number earlier this week. The Macon Telegraph ( ) reports that the woman […]

After capturing Syrian town, IS abducts dozens of Christians

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:32
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Islamic State group has abducted 230 residents, including dozens of Christians, from a central Syrian town captured by the extremists earlier this week. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syria-based activist Bebars al-Talawy say they have no information where IS militants took the residents after overrunning the heavily […]

US stocks fall after solid jobs report suggest higher rates

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:11
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower in midday trading after a solid jobs report kept alive the possibly that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as soon as next month. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 113 points, or 0.7 percent, at 17,305 as of noon Eastern time Friday. The Standard […]

Key takeaways from the first GOP debate of 2016 campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:10
CLEVELAND (AP) — The first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president opened with an absolute bang as billionaire businessman Donald Trump refused to pledge his loyalty to the GOP. Over the course of the next two hours, the 10 leading candidates for the Republican nomination argued about issues that included immigration, taxes, health […]

Key takeaways from the GOP’s second-tier White House debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:09
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president, there was the undercard: a matchup of seven GOP candidates who didn’t have the poll numbers to make the main event. It was a chance for the four current and former governors, a sitting senator from a crucial early-voting state, a […]

5-year-old girl who’s losing sight will get to visit Rome

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:07
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The parents who created a “visual bucket list” for their 5-old-old daughter who’s slowly going blind started by showing her wondrous sights close to their Ohio home. They never dreamed she’d get to see Rome someday. Elizabeth “Lizzy” Myers and her family will travel to Italy sometime next spring thanks to […]

UK police investigate migrant who allegedly walked 31-mile tunnel

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:06
LONDON (AP) — British authorities are investigating how a Sudanese migrant managed to walk nearly the entire length of the 31-mile (50-kilometer) Channel Tunnel from Calais before being stopped. Kent police say Abdul Rahman Haroun, 40, has been charged with causing an obstruction to an engine or carriage using the railway. He allegedly slipped past […]

Huge migrant camp in Calais takes on air of permanence

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:06
CALAIS, France (AP) — The kitchen is a rustic grill under a tarp in a fetid-smelling camp teeming with migrants — but for Zubair Nazari it means survival. The teen, who ended up in this port city after a perilous escape from the Taliban, sticks with a group of fellow Afghans who do their best […]

Bounty hunters’ raid of police chief’s home may have been a prank

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:06
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say they are investigating whether a group of armed bounty hunters who mistakenly swarmed the Phoenix police chief’s home were the victims of a prank. It will take time to probe the social media tip that led 11 people to believe a fugitive was hiding in Chief Joe Yahner’s house, Phoenix […]

Sludge from Colorado mine spill heads down river to NM

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:05
DENVER (AP) — A plume of orange-ish muck from million-gallon mine waste spill in Colorado was headed down river to New Mexico, prompting communities along the water route to take precautions until the sludge passes. Officials emphasized that there was no threat to drinking water from the spill. But downstream water agencies were warned to […]

South Africa, Namibia criticize airline ban on trophies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:05
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some African countries that allow hunting have criticized a decision by a number of international airlines to ban the transport of parts of animals killed in hunts. South Africa is disappointed at Delta Air Lines’ announcement this week that it will no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies, the […]

Youth camp resumes on isle 4 years after Norway massacre

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:05
UTOYA, Norway (AP) — Hundreds of teenagers arrived Friday at a summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utoya for the first time since a fanatic gunman killed 69 there and shook the small Scandinavian country. William Reinemo said he was excited and looking forward to meeting “new people and old friends” on Utoya, where […]

1 dead after fiery crash Friday morning

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 21:21
Seattle police are investigating a serious rollover collision that left at least one person dead in South Seattle early Friday morning.

‘America’s Got Talent’ performers head on tour in October

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 21:09
NEW YORK (AP) — Popular performers from the NBC series “America’s Got Talent” are heading on the road this fall. The “America’s Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour!” kicks off Oct. 6 in Salina, Kansas. The tour will feature top stars from the long-running variety competition series, including comedian Taylor Williamson, singer Emily West, acrobatic […]

‘The Girl Who Slept with God’: turmoil in a God-fearing family

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 21:00
Val Brelinski’s novel “The Girl Who Slept with God” traces the upheaval in an evangelical family when their daughter returns from a service mission convinced that she is carrying the child of God. Brelinski appears Aug. 11 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

Head of Washington health exchange to step down

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 20:58
The man who has led the Washington health insurance exchange since its inception in 2012 has announced he will be stepping down at the end of the month.

FBI investigates bullet holes at Toppenish health center

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 20:58
The FBI is investigating after bullet holes were found inside the Indian Health Services clinic in Toppenish.

Federal aid for prisoners a welcome change, Washington educator says

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 20:03
But Tanya Erzen said she's concerned about parts of the pilot program announced last month by the Obama administration.

Analysis: Outrageous Trump steals the show

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 14:35
From the opening moments of the Republican debate, when he flashed a wry grin and a mischievous victory sign, Donald Trump remained his irrepressible self: aggrandizing, unapologetic and cutting.