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UW’s Chris Petersen declines comment on Sam Ukwuachu’s transfer to Baylor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:50
Petersen on dispute with Baylor: "I don’t have anything more to add than what my statement was. I really don’t."

Tour guide killed in Zimbabwe park where Cecil the lion lived

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:47
A tour guide died after being mauled by a lion in the same park in Zimbabwe where Cecil, a well-known lion, was killed by an American dentist.

Michael Bennett on Kam Chancellor, his state of mind, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:27
Michael Bennett reiterated he's still unhappy but says he plans to play hard for his teammates this season.

White House: Obama’s ‘crazies’ reference a ‘little too flip’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama’s reference to “the crazies” in Congress may have been “a little too flip” and was not about Iran. Obama told guests at a Democratic fundraiser near Las Vegas late Monday that he and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada had spent time “figuring out […]

Excellent salmon catches at Buoy 10, and sixth highest on record dating back to 1982

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:19
Here are the latest updates from state Fish and Wildlife on the Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the Columbia River mouth. Anglers must now only keep hatchery-marked chinook (those with a missing adipose fin) as part of their two-salmon daily limit. Only one may be a marked chinook and only hatchery-marked coho may be kept. […]

Group threatens to sue over farmed salmon in Puget Sound

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:58
A conservation group says it intends to sue the federal government for allowing farm-raised salmon in Puget Sound.

Burglar may have been scared off by car crashing into home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:56
Olympia police say an attempted burglar was probably scared off when a car crashed into the apartment.

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:55
Salmon/Steelhead Cowlitz River – Anglers are catching summer run steelhead between the hatcheries. During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 124 spring Chinook adults, 23 jacks, 50 mini-jacks, 22 fall Chinook adults, eight jacks, 828 summer-run steelhead, and one cutthroat trout. Most Read StoriesBellevue High’s football […]

Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:38
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities. The lawsuits were filed between last month and Monday by Ashley Madison users in California, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, […]

Zoo: Panda mom not swapping in smaller cub for feeding

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — A tiny newborn panda cub is getting extra care at the National Zoo after mom Mei Xiang stopped letting animal keepers swap the smaller cub in for feedings as she cares for the larger twin, the zoo said Tuesday. Mei Xiang has the larger cub in her possession and appears to be […]

Nicaraguan man set to be executed in Texas gets reprieve

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:29
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas’ top criminal court on Tuesday stopped the scheduled execution of a Nicaraguan man convicted of killing a Houston high school teacher during a robbery more than 18 years ago. Bernardo Tercero, 39, had been set for lethal injection Wednesday evening. In a brief order, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals […]

Donald Trump’s grandfather got business start in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:22
Far from the bright lights of Manhattan, Friedrich, a German immigrant, opened a restaurant called the Dairy Restaurant with “private rooms” for prostitution, writes Gwenda Blair in Politico.

Reign midfielder Kim Little voted NWSL Player of the Week

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:13
Seattle Reign midfielder and reigning league MVP Kim Little has been voted the National Women’s Soccer League Player of the Week for Week 19 of the season, the NWSL announced Tuesday in a release. Little recored her first league hat trick while leading the Reign to a 3-0 victory at the Houston Dash on Friday […]

Seattle police shoot man suspected in fatal beating under Magnolia Bridge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:03
A Seattle police officer shot and wounded a naked homeless man suspected of beating a woman to death and critically injuring her husband under the Magnolia Bridge on Monday night.

Uber to work with UofA on mapping, self-driving cars

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:58
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Uber is partnering with the University of Arizona to develop mapping technology as the ride-hailing company expands its research of driverless car technology. The partnership announced Tuesday between the San Francisco-based company and the university includes a $25,000 grant to UofA’s College of Optical Sciences. Uber will also test its self-driving […]

CWU to offer tuition waivers for students affected by wildfires

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:54
Central Washington University is giving tuition waivers to incoming and current students whose families were displaced by Washington wildfires.

Weekend getaways, from San Juan Island car show to Vancouver wooden-boat fest

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:35
Three quick ideas to get you out of town, Aug. 27-30.

Did Amazon really kill Seattle? | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:32
Amazon isn't just getting blame as a brutal place to work, but as a monster that devoured a fair and dearly loved city.

Photos of the Day: Aug. 25, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:19
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Your week in Seattle music: Randy Newman, Sublime with Rome and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:08
Randy Newman, Jenny Hval, Thee Oh Sees and more are all part of your week in Seattle music.