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Later departure for Seattle-Portland evening train

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:13
Permanent schedule change for Amtrak Cascades train starting July 11; train will leave at 6.05 p.m. instead of 5.30 p.m.

Thursday notes: Seahawks escape suspension binge, NFL.com ranks Carroll, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:10
The NFL is notorious for its Friday afternoon dumps of bad news. With today essentially being a Friday — a Thursday heading into what amounts to a three-day weekend — the bad news indeed came, with the NFL announcing the suspensions of four players for various violations of the league’s drug policy. None, thankfully for […]

Bargains and outdoor movies: ‘Goonies,’ ‘Wolfpack,’ ‘Aloha’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:05
Here are places offering discounted movie tickets and outdoor films during week of July 3.

‘Eden’: Life’s tables turn for several DJs in Paris

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:05
A movie review of “Eden”: This ambitious if sometimes shapeless tale follows several techno-music DJs whose fortunes in Paris rise and fall over 20 years. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.

On art-house screens: ‘Grey Gardens,’ ‘Sharknado 2? with RiffTrax

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:05
Art-house offerings during the week of July 3 include “Grey Gardens,” “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” “Roman Holiday” and “A Few Good Men.”

Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:04
When the New York Times urged the world to add peas to guacamole, Twitter erupted in outrage. But wait, there’s more.

Bison gores woman in latest attack at Yellowstone park

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 05:58
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Bison gored a woman and tossed a teenager into the air in Yellowstone National Park, the latest run-ins with the massive animals during tourist season in the popular landmark. The National Park Service says a bison gored a 68-year-old woman Wednesday on a trail near Yellowstone Lake. She was […]

Greek honeymooners penniless in New York after bank cards frozen

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 05:54
NEW YORK  — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis’ long-planned “dream trip” to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless. “We were hungry, and I cried for two days,” Limnioti said. “I […]

Seattle man charged with murder, terrorism in New Jersey

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 05:22
A Washington state man has been indicted on murder and terrorism charges for the 2014 killing of a New Jersey college student.

Brain-eating amoeba kills California woman, health officials say

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 05:13
Tests by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were positive for Naegleria flowleri, a brain-eating amoeba often found in fresh water and soil. People become infected when contaminated water enters the nose, likely while swimming or diving.

Can you say Skamoka-what? Take our Washington pronunciation quiz

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 05:03
Are you a lifetime Washingtonian? Test your knowledge here.

Maria from ‘Sesame Street’ is retiring

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:57
Sonia Manzano, 65, who has played Maria since 1971, also served as a writer on the beloved show, which earned 15 Emmys. She began her acting career in the original cast of “Godspell.”

Microsoft adds detail to Windows launch timeline

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:36
Windows 10 will start to make its way to consumers near the end of this month, and businesses will be able to get their hands on Microsoft’s upcoming operating system a few days later. Terry Myerson, the executive leading the development of Windows (along with all of Microsoft’s hardware after last month’s reorganization), in a blog post […]

Washington lottery stops advance purchasing for now

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:31
People who like to buy Washington lottery tickets in advance of upcoming drawings will be out of luck for the near future.

News you can eat: A big brother for Little Uncle, Green Leaf shut down, free ice cream and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:28
A sibling for Thai favorite Little Uncle is coming to Capitol Hill, Green Leaf's been closed by the health department, where to get free ice cream on July 4th and more.

Sailor sentenced to six months for hate crime attack on cabbie

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:28
A sailor who pleaded guilty to a hate crime after beating an immigrant taxi driver in Magnolia in December was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail.

Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:27
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk. But park officials said Thursday their scientific work has continued with the cooperation of the new license holder. Yellowstone biologist Doug Smith said new licensee NorthWestern […]

Suit filed in death of worker replacing Boeing 777 air bag

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:26
Jamco America employee Kenneth Ott died month after air bag seat belt exploded in his face.

Nadal stunned by Dustin Brown in 2nd round at Wimbledon

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:10
LONDON (AP) — Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life. Dustin Brown, a German of Jamaican heritage with a clever touch, go-for-broke attitude and throwback serve-and-volley game, beat Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on […]

Roundup: Students perform better than expected on new tests; meltdown in Olympia over ed bills

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 03:48
Students perform better than expected on Smarter Balanced tests: A preliminary batch of test scores released Thursday suggest Washington students performed better than expected on the new Smarter Balanced exams, which are tied to Common Core standards. In reading, more than half of students earned a score of proficient or better — higher than the […]