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Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:15
Beijing will be the first city to host the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics. It won the bidding for the 2022 Winter Games, after hosting the 2008 Summer Games.

Maya Moore leads Minnesota to victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:57
Maya Moore had a double-double to help league-leading Minnesota beat the visiting Atlanta Dream.

Tacoma hands El Paso 7-3 loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:55
Rainiers win three of four games in series.

‘Gut-wrenching’ decision: Search for teens suspended

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:50
As the formal search effort ended, private planes and boats prepared to keep scouring the water for Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos.

Storm drops close one to Sun, 67-66

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:41
Shekinna Stricklen scored off a rebound with 8.2 seconds left to give Connecticut the lead and finished with 15 points in the Sun’s 67-66 victory over the Seattle Storm on Friday night.

Jail inmate in Arizona pulls eye out of its socket

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:39
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A jail inmate in Arizona is hospitalized after authorities say he pulled one of his eyeballs out of its socket. Sheriff’s officials in Pinal County, just southeast of Phoenix, say Colin Corkhill, of Scottsdale, was booked into jail Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, auto theft, aggravated assault and resisting arrest. […]

Mayor Murray should have let sun shine on housing meetings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:39
The mayor is blaming the media for the failure of part of his big housing and zoning plan. He should have let the sun shine in from the beginning.

Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest had been disciplined

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:37
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about “unprofessional conduct” in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to documents released Friday. Bland, a 28-year-old Chicago-area woman, was found dead in her Waller County jail cell […]

Original sound of Japan emperor’s war-end speech released

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:36
TOKYO (AP) — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan’s modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form. Hirohito’s “jewel voice” — muffled and nearly inaudible due to poor sound quality — was broadcast on Aug. 15, […]

Tiger Woods is tied for 5th in event he hosts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:27
Tiger Woods was tied for fifth place halfway through the Quicken Loans National, a PGA Tour event he hosts. Ryo Ishikawa leads by one stroke over Kevin Chappell, who owns a home in Kirkland, and Rickie Fowler.

Firefighter killed battling blaze in California forest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:26
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires raging across California, Forest Service officials said Friday night. David Ruhl, an engine captain from South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest, died sometime Thursday while battling the fire in the Modoc National […]

Famed pilot, here for Seafair, introduces Puyallup teen to stunt flying

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:52
Sean Tucker, a renowned acrobatic pilot who is performing at Seafair, took 15-year old Carson Lobdell on his first acrobatic flight on Thursday as part of the “Young Eagles” program to inspire youth through flight.

Washington adds former Saint Junior Galette

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:44
Less than a week after being released by the New Orleans Saints because of off-field problems, outside linebacker Junior Galette agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington team. He has 22 sacks over the past two seasons.

US Navy Blue Angels and the hydroplanes practice for Seafair weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:33
Check out photos from the US Navy Blue Angels and hydroplanes practicing for Seafair weekend.

Medical-pot dispensaries vie for space near Medford, Ore.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:23
This spring, Jackson County commissioners adopted rules that dispensaries must be at least a half-mile apart — a more stringent standard than an Oregon law requiring dispensaries to be at least 1,000 feet from each other.

Yoenis Cespedes dealt to Mets

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:17
Yoenis Cespedes put on a scintillating show at Citi Field while winning the 2013 Home Run Derby. Now he has two months to power the New York Mets into the playoffs.

Ronda Rousey to fight in Brazil on Saturday night

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:09
UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will fight Brazilian challenger Bethe Correia in UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night. Both are undefeated.

Hillary Clinton’s speech on race upsets Jeb Bush’s plans

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:01
As Jeb Bush waited to speak before the National Urban League, Hillary Rodham Clinton portrayed him as a hypocrite who had set back the cause of black Americans.

Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:00
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers’ association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader. Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress […]

Taijuan Walker cruises through Twins with one-hitter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:57
Walker strikes out career-best 11 in first complete game, allowing just a homer by Miguel Sano, and Seattle snaps a four-game losing streak.