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Panic over: South Carolina town’s Peachoid tower is just getting a face-lift

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:57
The Peachoid has been a startling roadside attraction along I-85 between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta. But after the tower starred in a 2013 episode of the Netflix series “House of Cards,” its fame spread.

ESPN: Documents reveal new details of Hope Solo arrest in Kirkland

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:35
U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, a former Washington Huskies standout who plays for Seattle Reign FC, was combative and insulted Kirkland police during her arrest on suspicion of domestic violence last year, according to an ESPN report.

Mexico’s 1st independent candidate leads in exit polls

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:19
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s ruling party has lost seats in congress but may gain a majority from its coalition with the small but growing Green Party that was everywhere during the campaign, according to official voting trends released late Sunday by the electoral institute. Voters also elected Mexico’s first independent governor after a reform […]

Tony Awards 2015: A historic night

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:12
The groundbreaking coming-of-age show “Fun Home” was named best musical at the Tony Awards on Sunday.

Martin Truex Jr. gets first victory at NASCAR’s top level since 2013

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:09
Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono, ending a 69-race winless skid at NASCAR’s top level.

South Korean team wins $2M in disaster-response robot test

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:55
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — The robots drove, walked through rubble, climbed stairs, turned valves and sometimes fell, amid cheers and groans from a crowd of thousands at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. After three years of research, development and an obstacle course of competition, a South Korean team on Saturday won the three-year and $3.5-million […]

Woman sets out to row across the Pacific solo

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:54
A 29-year-old athlete from Florida set out on Sunday from a port east of Tokyo headed for San Francisco in her 23-foot -long vessel, hoping to finish the 6,000-mile journey by late September and become the first woman to row solo across the Pacific.

David Lingmerth wins Memorial on 3rd extra hole

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:41
David Lingmerth of Sweden beat Justin Rose on the third extra hole to win the Memorial, a PGA Tour event hosted by Jack Nicklaus in Dublin, Ohio.

Co-CEOs of Deutsche Bank quit under pressure

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:17
Some large shareholders had called for Jain and Fitschen to step down because of a series of large legal penalties imposed on the bank for past wrongdoing, as well as inconsistent profit and questions about the bank’s strategy.

CC Sabathia ejected, but still gets a win

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:16
Left-hander records seven strikeouts in six innings before being ejected for arguing balls and strikes as Yankees win sixth consecutive game.

2015 Tony Awards: A list of winners

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:14
A list of winners of the top awards granted on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Mariners will wait until No. 60 for first pick in MLB draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:13
Seattle gave up first-round pick when it acquired Nelson Cruz in free agency.

Fishery council chops halibut-discard limit by 25%

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:09
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council on Sunday voted to reduce by 25 percent the amount of halibut a Seattle-based bottom trawl fleet can catch and discard while pursuing other fish in the Bering Sea.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:07
Monday Minor League baseball TV Radio 7:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at Sacramento 850 NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago NBCSN 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago CBUT Cycling 10 p.m.* Criterium du Dauphine NBCSN FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer 1 p.m. Sweden vs. Nigeria 13 4:30 p.m. United States vs. […]

Kikisoblu easily wins Washington State Legislators Stakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:07
In a virtual repeat of her stakes victory last month, heavily favored Kikisoblu drew clear for a 6¼-length victory in Sunday’s $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.

Wawrinka Defeats Djokovic for French Open Title

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:00
Swiss wins second career Grand Slam singles title after downing No. 1 Djokovic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

Walgreens gets European makeover with Scottish exec Gourlay

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:00
Moving to America has been difficult, Scotland native Alex Gourlay admits, but coming to Walgreens was “quite easy.”

Symbol of women in technology to leave leadership team at Cisco

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:00
The list of women in technical leadership positions in tech companies is not long, and one who has been at the top of that list is leaving her position at Cisco Systems.

Cloud pioneer’s lifework catches the eye of IBM

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:00
Seattle-based Blue Box, which provides on-demand private cloud technology and was founded by Jesse Proudman when he was a freshman at the University of Puget Sound, was purchased by IBM.

Video ads on Facebook, other social media on the rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:00
More big-name advertisers are putting video advertising squarely in their marketing plans. Projections say U.S. spending on video ads will reach nearly $8 billion this year.