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White House: Court ruling risks women's health

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:14
The White House says women's health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court's decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives.

All-Star Courtney Vandersloot out with season-ending knee injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:13
Chicago PG Courtney Vandersloot sustained an injury to her left knee in Friday's win against the New York Liberty. Vandersloot, the No. 3 overall draft pick in the 2011 draft, played 32 minutes but was 0-for-6 from the field, finishing with two points, four assists and four turnovers in the game.

U.S. vs. Belgium match televised at CenturyLink Event Center

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 05:20
The USA vs. Belgium World Cup match on Tuesday will be televised at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Gates will open at 11 a.m. for the 1 p.m. game.

Study: Plastic debris widespread on ocean surface

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 05:17
Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says.

GOP bucking business priorities on Capitol Hill

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 05:16
Traditional ties between the business community and the Republican Party are fraying on Capitol Hill, where the House GOP has bucked corporate interests on a series of priorities this year, from immigration to highway funding to trade.

Confused by Hotwire’s app, hotel rating

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:23
Elsa Chung’s Hotwire booking goes “awry” after her promo code doesn’t work and the hotel isn’t what she expected. What should she do?

Contracts to buy US homes up sharply in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:18
The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes shot up in May. But the pace of buying this year remains slower than in 2013, in part because of sluggish sales during winter.

WSP seeks info on Edmonds woman killed in Cowlitz County crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:16
The Washington State Patrol is trying to learn more about an Edmonds woman who was killed when her car collided with a semi-truck June 22 in Cowlitz County.

Benghazi case unfolds against political backdrop

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:16
The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Capitol Hill, an appropriate setting for a case that has drawn stark lines between President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress.

Tempers fray as displaced Iraqis break Muslim fast

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:16
Waving pots and pans, police pushed back dozens of hungry Iraqi refugees as they rushed to seize free food, ending their first daylong fast of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in an encampment for the displaced.

Two decades of 4th of July movies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:16
In the mysterious world of movie release dates, this year's "4th of July movies" actually open on Wednesday, July 2. Though the Transformers will continue to make a lot of noise at the multiplexes throughout the holidays, "Tammy," "Earth to Echo," "Deliver Us from Evil" and "Begin Again" will join i

Ukraine's Lviv withdraws bid for 2022 Winter Games

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:16
The Ukrainian city of Lviv withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Games on Monday, becoming the third contender to drop out of the race for an Olympics that no one seems to want.

Court to weigh gov't duty to settle bias claims

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:13
The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a dispute over the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's duty to try and settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

Obama to seek border aid; Pelosi visits Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 01:16
President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents, a White House official said Saturday.

Italy navy finds 30 corpses in migrant boat

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 01:16
The bodies of some 30 would-be migrants were found in the hold of a packed smugglers' boat making its way to Italy, the latest deaths in a surge of immigration to Europe, the Italian navy said Monday.

360 pound bear captured in Woodinville to be released

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:05
A 360-pound black bear captured in Woodinville early Sunday is set to be released back into the woods today.

The 6 most memorable moments from the BET Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 23:50
After nearly four hours of prizes, performances and the occasional bleeped expletive, the 2014 BET Awards came to a close. When it was all over, Pharrell Williams had two trophies, as did newcomer August Alsina, and Lil Wayne dropped the mike, apparently breaking it.

Zendaya no longer playing Aaliyah in TV film

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 23:10
Dust yourself off and try again Lifetime Network: Zendaya will no longer play Aaliyah in an upcoming film.

Court won't hear dispute over Calif. fuel standard

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 23:03
The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.