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Police shoot tear gas to disperse New Jersey concert crowd

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:27
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert at MetLife Stadium had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside — some without tickets — and they later used tear gas to try to disperse them, according to […]

Civil War Trust’s battlefield preservation push raises $52M

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:26
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Civil War Trust has surpassed its $40 million goal in a campaign to protect 64 battlefields in 16 states, raising $52 million over four years. The national nonprofit group announced Saturday at its annual conference that its effort to save battlefields during the war’s just-concluded 150th anniversary was a success. […]

June 8 TV Picks: ‘UnREAL’ on Lifetime

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 20:07
Also airing Monday, June 8, 2015: “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox and “The Island” on NBC.

Which college or university tops the list of median wages after graduation? Hint: Not the UW

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 20:02
A state website offers useful information about how much college students can earn depending on where they go to school and their field of study.

Rant & Rave: Stop pointless honking

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 15:00
Readers praise lovely park, complain about needless car honking

Political notes: Walker on invading Iraq; Christie on pot; Graham on Jenner

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 13:29
Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, the Wisconsin governor initially demurred when interviewer Jonathan Karl asked if he’d rule out a “full-blown U.S. re-invasion of Iraq and Syria.”

Surveillance law lets US ratify nuclear terrorism treaties

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 13:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tucked into the surveillance bill that became law was a little-noticed section that will let the United States complete ratification of two long-stalled treaties aimed at stopping a frightening scenario: terrorists wielding radioactive bombs. “Today, nearly 2,000 metric tons of weapons-usable nuclear materials remain spread across hundreds of sites around the globe […]

Cleveland wins in overtime, evens NBA Finals at a game apiece

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 13:01
LeBron James scored 39 points as part of a triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the host Golden State Warriors 95-93 in overtime to even the best-of-seven NBA Finals at a game apiece.

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.