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30-foot dead whale washes ashore at Grayland

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:01
GRAYLAND (AP) — A 30-foot humpback whale washed ashore Sunday at Grayland on the Washington coast north of Westport.

Brita recalling children's water bottles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:54
Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

TV Alert: National broadcast for WNBA playoffs opening round

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:01
%%%96d7996188b5e099dfb70a486f33599d%%%Here's the TV schedule for the WNBA playoffs. The Storm did not advance and will be in the draft lottery for the first time since the 2004 draft. Where Seattle will pick in April will be decided on Thursday during halftime of San Antonio's matchup against Minnes

Daily Rant&Rave: Happy driver's license

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:01
RAVE For the woman at the driver’s license office who worked around an outdated document, made me laugh, and got me a driver’s license in a very short time, and to the other employees there who transformed a tedious business into a social event.

Tuesday Memo: Pipe bomb in Olympia … Slain girl's parents seek custody of other children

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:01
Disturbing find: An Olympia woman cleaning her garage found what apparently was a pipe bomb. Yikes.

Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:08
As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days.

Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:03
A local official and a resident say clashes have broken out between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit.

African elephants’ plight worsens as poaching soars

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:02
A study by the world’s leading elephant experts found that illegal killings have climbed from 25 percent of all African elephant deaths a decade ago to about 65 percent today.

Lakeside basketball: Part of a trend of forgoing students' futures

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:06
The Steve Ballmer crusade at Lakeside School to buy athletics success at the high school level leaves me feeling incredibly sad ["With Ballmer’s aid, elite school pushed limits of prep-sports rules," Local News, Aug. 17]. As a society, we have corrupted so many of the ideals and institutions t

Huskies morning links: Budget shortfall could sack Hawaii football program

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:05
Happy Tuesday, everyone. Apologies for making you wake up to Softy's mug there. (I kid, I kid. Kind of.)

'The Mikado,' yellowface: All the coverage

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:03
The controversy about a Seattle "Mikado" production began with my July 14 Seattle Times column, "The yellowface of 'The Mikado' in your face."

USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:58
A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.

USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:31
A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.

Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:31
Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid.

Washington has first 2014 case of West Nile virus 

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:01
KENNEWICK, Tri-Cities (AP) — Health officials are confirming the first case of West Nile virus contracted in Washington state this year.

It's OK to boldly split infinitives, says Harvard psychologist

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:00
English teachers take notice.

Woman finds possible pipe bomb in garage

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:51
OLYMPIA (AP) — Police in Olympia say a woman who was cleaning her garage reported finding a possible pipe bomb.

Slain Bremerton girl's parents seek custody trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:45
PORT ORCHARD (AP) — The parents of a slain 6-year-old Bremerton girl have asked for a full trial as they attempt to regain custody of three other children.

Israelis, Palestinians resume talks on Gaza deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:25
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo resumed indirect talks on Tuesday, trying to hammer out a roadmap for the war-torn Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for negotiations.

Ukrainian govt troops inch closer to rebel city

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:25
The Ukrainian government has captured most of a town near Donetsk, tightening the noose around the key rebel-held stronghold, officials said on Tuesday.