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Jay-Z and Beyoncé play Safeco Field Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 22:46
Mr. Carter and Mrs. Carter — better known as the pop-music royal couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé — have been celebrating life and love together with erotic abandon on their “On the Run” tour, which opened in Miami on June 25, despite sizzling rumors that their marriage is on

Interactive map: What your census tract says about you

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:59
Hover over the King County census tracts to find out which demographic group rules your neighborhood. You'll see the top two demographic groups for each area, and the percentage of households that fit into those categories. Learn more about these demographics at FYI Guy: Does where you live say who you are?

Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:58
Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.

Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:46
Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers -- a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground on the Chesapeake Bay.

Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:46
U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent -- and unusual -- request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.

Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:31
The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:31
The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:31
Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, as Israel's Security Cabinet was to meet later in the day to decide whether to expand its operation or consider ideas for a cease-fire.

Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:31
Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:31
French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people. France's interior minister said Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, though it was likely due to bad weather.

Teacher quality and test scores: Recent studies raise questions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:00
As we reported earlier this week, the standoff continues between our state and the feds over the use of student test scores in teacher evaluations.

Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:46
Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road overnight Friday, an official said.

Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:31
A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off American Samoa.

Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:16
In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table.

House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:31
Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:01
Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed dozens of people and Islamic militants destroyed a Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah, underscoring the overwhelming challenges facing the divided nation.

Bellevue BNSF site is choice for Sound Transit rail yard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:46
Sound Transit decided its preferred location for a light-rail maintenance facility is in Bellevue, across the street from the planned mixed-use urban village known as The Spring District.

Federal Way man accused of threatening Obama to stand trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:46
A federal judge says Anton Caluori has been restored to competency and can stand trial for allegedly threatening President Obama and assaulting a Secret Service agent with a loaded shotgun.

Chuck Knoblauch charged with assaulting wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:46
Chuck Knoblauch has been charged with assaulting his wife, and as a result will not be inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame on Aug. 23.