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Year-over-year US home prices show a slowing gain

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:05
U.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market.

Mexican Consulate to help reissue lost documents for fire victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:01
Seattle’s Mexican Consulate will set up a mobile office in Brewster this fall to help reissue lost documentation to orchard workers whose homes burned in the Carlton Complex wildfires.

Swedish study: Mammograms beneficial in women 75 and up

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:01
Mammograms detect breast cancer at an earlier stage in women 75 and older, allowing less aggressive treatment, researchers found. But others worry that detection of low-stage cancers unlikely to progress will lead to overtreatment.

Utah rock tower, beloved by climbers, topples

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:59
The Cobra, a sandstone pillar with a broad top near Moab, has fallen.

Utah rock tower, beloved by climbers, topples

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:59
The Cobra, a sandstone pillar with a broad top near Moab, has fallen.

Gallup: Washington 4th in reducing uninsured residents

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:58
The percentage of Washington residents without health insurance dropped from 16.8 percent last year to 10.7 percent by mid-2014 according to a national survey released Tuesday by Gallup.

Gallup: Washington 4th in reducing uninsured residents

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:58
The percentage of Washington residents without health insurance dropped from 16.8 percent last year to 10.7 percent by mid-2014 according to a national survey released Tuesday by Gallup.

Daily Rant & Rave: Kids don't belong at a Beyoncé and Jay-Z show

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:58
RANT To the parents who thought it was a good idea to bring your elementary school-aged children to the Beyoncé and Jay -Z concert at Safeco Field. Not only were the ones I saw not wearing any ear protection (my earplugs barely protected my hearing) but the show was clearly not children-frien

Diamond sticker shock shaves Blue Nile earnings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:04
The online diamond retailer said that rising prices for diamonds had a negative influence on sales of engagement jewelry, and that it is cutting back on margins in order to sell more stones.

Diamond sticker shock shaves Blue Nile earnings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:04
The online diamond retailer said that rising prices for diamonds had a negative influence on sales of engagement jewelry, and that it is cutting back on margins in order to sell more stones.

Geese force Deception Pass park lake to close

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:01
Cranberry Lake, at a very popular campground in Deception Pass State Park, has had to close because geese waste has fouled the water.

US services firms grow at fastest pace in 8 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:55
U.S. services firms grew at the fastest rate in more than eight years in July, the latest sign of an economy picking up speed in the second half of the year.

US factory orders rise 1.1 percent in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:45
Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, led by demand for aircraft, industrial machinery and computers and electronics.

WNBA star Becky Hammon becomes second female to coach in the NBA

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:40
San Antonio PG Becky Hammon continues to break barriers. On Tuesday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich named her to his staff as an assistant coach. Terms weren't released but the move makes Hammon the second woman to serve as a coach during the regular-season in the history of the NBA. She'll make the tra

WNBA star Becky Hammon becomes second female to coach in the NBA

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:40
San Antonio PG Becky Hammon continues to break barriers. On Tuesday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich named her to his staff as an assistant coach. Terms weren't released but the move makes Hammon the second woman to serve as a coach during the regular-season in the history of the NBA. She'll make the tra

Tuesday morning links: UW picked to advance to Wooden Legacy finals

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:01
ESPN.com takes a look at the holiday tournament brackets and Dana O'Neil predicts UTEP will top Washington in the finals at the Wooden Legacy.

All-Star Week: Catching up with UW standout Cristian Roldan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:01
Cristian Roldan was the Soccer America and Pac-12 freshman of the year whose seven goals and five assists helped lead the University of Washington to the NCAA quarterfinals.

Juno Therapeutics snags $134M

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:46
Juno Therapeutics, the Seattle biotechnology startup unveiled in December by leading cancer scientists here and in New York, has raised $300 million in less than a year.

Subaru recalls 5 models for air bag problem

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:46
Subaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of air bag problems that have affected much of the global auto industry.