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Two tied for lead at 64 at Memorial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:48
Hideki Matsuyama was bracing for a rough day at the Memorial and wound up with a share of the lead Thursday.

Suicide car bomber in Nigeria kills 8 soldiers near barracks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:32
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bomber exploded a car at a checkpoint outside a military barracks and killed eight soldiers on Thursday, witnesses said of the latest of daily attacks blamed on Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri. More than 60 people have been killed by bombings and rocket-propelled grenades since Nigeria’s […]

Mom yells during custody trial that she killed 2 of her kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:27
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother accused of killing two of her children and storing their bodies in a freezer yelled during separate court outbursts Thursday that she killed them. Mitchelle Blair was temporarily removed during the custody trial to settle her parental rights to her surviving 8-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter. She was arrested […]

Police look for links between assistant, DC exec’s slaying

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are searching for evidence that would link an assistant of a slain corporate executive to the killings of the executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son, and their housekeeper inside their Washington mansion, court documents show. Police obtained a search warrant for a vehicle belonging to the 28-year-old assistant, a driver for […]

Nestle India decides to remove popular noodles from stores

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:24
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nestle India said Friday it had decided to take its popular brand of instant noodles off the shelves in the country after several Indian states banned it for allegedly containing unsafe levels of lead. The company said in a statement that the trust of its consumers and the safety of products […]

Australian entrepreneur, America’s Cup winner Alan Bond dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:22
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Alan Bond, the polarizing global entrepreneur who became an Australian hero by bankrolling a historic America’s Cup yacht race victory before going to prison over the nation’s biggest corporate fraud, died on Friday. He was 77. Bond, who had rheumatic fever as a child which weakened his heart, died in Fiona […]

Tornadoes damage several homes in Colorado; no injuries

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:21
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A tornado that touched down in northern Colorado damaged several homes Thursday as storms brought flooding and marble-size hail to some areas. At least three homes were destroyed in the town of Berthoud, about 40 miles north of Denver, said Lori Hodges, director of the Larimer County Office of Emergency Management. […]

Woman, 74, hospitalized after robbery in Seattle’s Seward Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:19
A man knocked a 74-year-old woman to the ground and ripped a necklace from her neck Thursday afternoon in Seward Park, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Ailing Serena Williams advances to final

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:14
Down a set and a break Thursday, and clearly not herself, Serena Williams summoned the resolve to reach the French Open final by beating 23rd-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

Bellevue’s head coach suspended over improper recruiting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:55
Bellevue High School’s decorated head football coach, Butch Goncharoff, has been suspended and the team placed on probation after a broad investigation, according to records obtained by The Seattle Times.

Distance, 7 rivals challenge American Pharoah

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:55
All that separates American Pharoah from ending the longest drought in horse racing history — 37 years without a Triple Crown winner — is 1½ miles and seven rivals determined to make him earn a victory in the Belmont Stakes.

Texas slugger Josh Hamilton will be out a month with strained hamstring

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:18
Hamilton placed on disabled list just seven games into return.

Mariners designate Justin Ruggiano for assignment

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:07
The Mariners cleared up a roster logjam Thursday by designating outfielder Justin Ruggiano for assignment.

Ultrarich won’t settle for run-of-the-mill Rolls-Royce

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:57
Buyers are looking for even more exclusivity, so Rolls and other luxury automakers are more than happy to serve them, offering custom-tailored cars and limited-production “special edition” sedans.

NSA secretly expanded international searches for computer hacking

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:56
The NSA program disclosure comes at a time of unprecedented cyberattacks on U.S. financial institutions, businesses and government agencies.

Washington wins recruiting battle over Cal and lands Noah Dickerson

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:52
Well, that didn’t take long. Noah Dickerson wasted little time and verbally committed to Washington on Thursday afternoon. The former Florida signee had planned to spend two days visiting with the Huskies before traveling to the Bay Arena this weekend and taking an official trip to California. However, the four-star prospect ended his recruitment after […]

Enumclaw’s Quinn Breidenbach earns Gatorade softball honor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:51
Junior right-hander is selected as Washington’s Gatorade Softball Player of the Year.

Fishmongers sling salmon to bears

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:51
Fishmongers from Pike Place Market tossed salmon to grizzly bears at the Woodland Park Zoo Thursday in anticipation of Saturday’s Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day.

SoundCloud adding 20,000 indie labels

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:27
SoundCloud’s deal with the independents is seen as a step toward showing it could generate money for the artists and their labels.