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Baby sloth born at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:53
CHICAGO (AP) — A Hoffman’s two-toed sloth born at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo is the first offspring of a breeding pair. The zoo said Thursday the sloth was born July 25 to 21-year-old mother Hersey and 32-year-old father Carlos. It says the sex and measurements of the newborn haven’t been determined because the baby is […]

It’s Taylor Swift’s world; we just live in it

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:20
Two years ago, Taylor Swift played the Tacoma Dome. Now she’s graduated to CenturyLink Field, with more than twice that capacity, for a stop on her 1989 World Tour.

Museum: Specimens from lion-hunting doctor legally obtained

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:15
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum says four animal trophies donated by a doctor accused of illegally hunting a lion in Zimbabwe were legally obtained by him. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History reviewed the donations of two alligator specimens, one crocodile and one ostrich after Zimbabwe officials over the weekend accused Dr. Jan Seski, […]

Clinton tries to break through Trump surge with GOP attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Republican candidates for president in 2016 will debate Thursday for first time. Spend any time listening to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton this past week, though, and it would seem like only one really matters: Jeb Bush. As billionaire businessman Donald Trump thunders his way to the top of the summertime […]

Aides to Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign indicted

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:10
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have charged several top aides to Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, now working to help his son Rand Paul win the Republican nomination, with conspiring to buy the support of an up-and-coming state senator in the days just before that year’s Iowa caucuses. Jesse Benton, John Tate and Dimitrios […]

The Latest: Paul admits to ‘distraction’ before GOP debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:10
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president: ___ 3:25 p.m. Quiz: How many of the 2016 presidential candidates can you name? Are you good with names at parties? Because we've got a lot of names and two parties here. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says the indictment […]

10 of Jon Stewart’s highlights from ‘The Daily Show’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:09
NEW YORK (AP) — When he leaves Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Aug. 6 after hosting nearly 2,600 episodes, Jon Stewart will have logged too many great moments to count. But here are 10 Stewart highlights — both on and off the show — worth remembering: ___ HAIL TO THE CHIEF Quiz: How many […]

With first debate, GOP looks to narrow vast candidate field

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political veteran with the right resume, but perhaps the wrong last name. The rookie senators and their focus on foreign policy and individual rights. Governors with experience — and baggage. The never-been-elected outsiders, and of course, the billionaire showman. For the Republican Party, the narrowing of that vast field of presidential […]

Washington justices: Attorney-client privacy not absolute

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:04
The state Supreme Court rules arrested suspects do not have a right to total privacy in conversations with their lawyers.

Wolverine fire grows, moves closer to 2 towns

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:55
The Wolverine fire near Lake Chelan is about 42 miles and moving closer to Holden Village and Stehekin.

Road near inactive Hawaii volcano vent to be cleared of lava

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:51
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County has called for restoration of a lava-covered road in Pahoa, despite the site having become a popular attraction for tourists. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that work on Cemetery Road has been put out to bid and is expected to start in coming months. Lava crossed the road on Oct. […]

The Major League Soccer summer transfer window closes Thursday afternoon

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:44
The Major League Soccer transfer window — defined by league rules as “the dates between which MLS may request the transfer certificate of a player under contract in another country” — closes at 2 p.m. this afternoon. That is not, however, as definitive as it might sound. For one, rosters don’t actually freeze until Sept. […]

Senate report urges government crackdown on airline fees

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government should crack down on airline fees for things like seat reservations, checked baggage and ticket changes or cancellations, which are often unfair or hidden from consumers, according to a Senate report released Thursday. The report, which is based on an investigation by the Democratic staff of the Senate commerce committee, […]

Central District crosswalks marked with colors of Pan-African flag

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:02
It’s not clear exactly who painted area crosswalks red, black and green more than a month after the city unveiled rainbow crossings on Capitol Hill.

Feds: Seattle-area raids net 17 arrests, drugs, cash and firearms

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:02
A series of raids in the Seattle-area targeted a drug trafficking ring with ties to California and Mexico, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle.

Garfield choir teacher says she is going to be fired

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:46
Carol Burton said her attorney was told by a school-district lawyer that she will receive a termination letter Friday. It’s related to a choir trip to New Orleans in March.

Manhunt prompts closure of section of Pacific Crest Trail

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searching for a gunman linked to a kidnapping, killing and wounding of two deputies have closed a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail in the southern Sierra Nevada. Kern County sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt said Thursday the search remains focused on a 5-square-mile portion of sparsely populated territory east of […]

‘Weirdo Shrine’ by La Luz highly listenable

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:27
La Luz, ‘Weirdo Shrine’ (Hardly Art) “Weirdo Shrine” caps a busy year for Seattle locals La Luz, arriving just three months after singer-guitarist Shana Cleveland’s first LP with her side band The Sandcastles. On the new album, produced by garage rock hotshot Ty Seagall, the foursome ups the fidelity from its 2013 Hardly Art debut, […]

‘Fantastic Four’: a weak end to this superhero summer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:24
Movie review of “Fantastic Four”: This Marvel superhero movie is not that fantastic. Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell star. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.

2 men wounded in early-morning shooting in Everett

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:06
Two men have been hospitalized after they were shot early Thursday morning at an Everett-area apartment complex.