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Gov't closing emergency child immigrant shelters

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:16
The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters it established at U.S. military bases to temporarily house children caught crossing the Mexican border alone. It said fewer children were being caught and other shelters will be adequate.

Scheduler testifying in ex-Virginia governor trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:16
The person who handled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's schedule is testifying in his public corruption trial.

Report: Miami quarterback Kevin Olsen suspended after failed drug test

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:46
Miami quarterback Kevin Olsen reportedly will be suspended for at least one game after failing a drug test. Contenders to start the Hurricanes’ opener include Kansas transfer Jake Heaps, a graduate of Skyline High in Sammamish. “I didn’t come here to be the backup,” Heaps sai

Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:46
Separated by only a small patch of yellow daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery lie two former enemies: British Captain Kenneth James Roy and German Gefreiter Reinhold Dietrich. Also between the two are some 9 million dead soldiers over four years.

2 states carry on with executions using sedative

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:46
Despite a shortage of lethal-injection drugs, two of the nation's most active death penalty states have quietly carried on with executions by turning to pentobarbital, a powerful sedative that generally puts inmates to death swiftly and without complications.

Taijuan Walker roughed up, allows eight earned runs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:31
Walker pitched a scoreless first, then allowed five runs in the second and three in the third.

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, gets 6-year extension for a reported $115 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:17
Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton signed a contract extension, reportedly for six years and $115 million. He has averaged 3,787 passing yards in his three seasons with the Bengals.

Hau’oli Kikaha looking to make impact in new role with Huskies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:16
As a defensive end, Washington’s Hau’oli Kikaha terrorized opposing quarterbacks last season. He had 13 sacks, second-most in the Pac-12. This season, the Huskies hope Kikaha can be just as valuable in a new role.

Manchester United beats rival Liverpool in Guinness International Champions Cup final in Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:59
In a matchup of English Premier League rivals, Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final of the eight-team Guinness International Champions Cup, an exhibition tournament. The final attracted a crowd of 51,104 in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Brandon McCarthy earns victory as Yankees edge Detroit 2-1

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:56
McCarthy gets better of Max Scherzer and AL Central-leading Tigers.

Marvel's 'Guardians' lands $94.3M at box office

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:53
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is already orbiting $100 million at the box office.

ATP World Tour cancels Israel Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:50
The ATP World Tour canceled the inaugural Israel Open tennis tournament that was set to be played next month in Tel Aviv because of security concerns “arising from the military conflict in the region.”

Latest wildfire, near Ellensburg, claims 16 structures

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:46
A wildfire burning 12 miles north of Ellensburg has destroyed six homes and 10 other structures, said Jill Beedle, spokeswoman for the Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center. 

Richard Sherman quotes and video following Seahawks practice

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:45
Here's what Richard Sherman had to say after practice today, with some video below:

Not so golden: Wealth gap lasting into retirement

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:41
William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. It's looming and threatening, but there's little he can do.

Homegrown Sean Okoli waits for opportunities afforded teammate DeAndre Yedlin

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:00
Okoli, who played in the MLS Homegrown game Monday in Portland, grew up playing alongside Yedlin and patiently waits for an opportunity to shine on a more prestigious level.

Seahawks’ Paul Richardson ready to see NFL action in familiar territory

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:51
Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson plans to play in Thursday’s exhibition opener in Denver. Playing for Colorado last season, Richardson had a big receiving day at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Sunni militants target Iraq's two biggest dams

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:47
The militants who have overrun large parts of Iraq are now battling ferociously to capture one of the country's vital resources, water.

Steve Ballmer on buying the Clippers: ‘This was probably the best path for me to take’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:46
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke to reporters before a charity round of celebrity golf ahead of this month’s Boeing Classic. He expressed regret at leaving the group fronted by Chris Hansen, but said the opportunity to buy the Los Angeles Clippers was too big to pass up.

Share a faith? Now you can share costs of health insurance

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:01
More than 300,000 Americans are taking advantage of a little-known provision in the nation’s health-care law that gave its blessing to those opting out of the insurance mandate if they object on religious grounds.