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Interest waning in straw poll, Iowa GOP to discuss its fate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:18
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As a rising number of 2016 GOP hopefuls distance themselves from Iowa’s Republican Straw Poll, state party officials are set to discuss the future of the event during a Friday conference call. Iowa GOP spokesman Charlie Szold confirmed Wednesday that a call had been set up, but he declined to […]

Acura SUV recall shows glitch in automatic braking system

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:09
Acura has recalled two models of SUVs because the automatic emergency braking systems can malfunction and put the vehicles at risk of a collision. The recall involves just under 48,000 MDX and RLX SUVs worldwide from the 2014 and 2015 model years and shows how even sophisticated safety technology can be prone to real-world glitches. […]

House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans voted Wednesday to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of meat — a move to avoid costly trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico. The World Trade Organization ruled against the law last month, saying the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against […]

Garfield students show support for choir leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:32
About 100 Garfield High students walked out of class Wednesday to support their choir teacher, who was placed on administrative leave after a field trip in which chaperones were drinking and one male student allegedly groped two female classmates.

New York Yankees place closer Andrew Miller on disabled list

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:29
Miller suffers left forearm strain and is not expected to throw for at least 10 days.

Court revives woman’s suit claiming police raided wrong home

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:17
The state Court of Appeals has reversed a King County Superior Court judge’s decision to toss out a lawsuit filed by a woman who was dragged out of her apartment when a Tacoma police SWAT team bashed in the wrong door during a drug raid.

U.S. Open weather forecast looking cool and cloudy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:08
No big rain in the forecast for Chambers Bay

Chicago gets past Tampa Bay, evens Stanley Cup Final

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:07
Brandon Saad scores the go-ahead goal and the Blackhawks win 2-1 to even series with Lightning.

LeBron James does brunt of work for banged-up Cavaliers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:01
James averages 41 points as Cleveland leads the NBA Finals 2-1 with Game 4 Thursday at home. Injured guards Matthew Dellavedova and Iman Shumpert are expected to play.

At Seafair kickoff, a royal moment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:00
The Seafair king and queen are introduced.

Measles exposure reported in downtown Seattle, other areas

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:58
A traveler with measles visited several locations in King County, including the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, while contagious last month and may have exposed others to the infection, health officials said Wednesday. On May 30, the traveler was at the Baroness Hotel on Capitol Hill, Bartell Drugs, McDonalds and T-Mobile, all in downtown Seattle, and at Sea-Tac, […]

In Olympia, a new levy reform proposal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:56
Even as negotiations have yet to produce a state operating budget, lawmakers Wednesday announced a new plan to reform local property-tax levies.

One swing from Kyle Seager gets Mariners rolling to big 9-3 victory in Cleveland

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:28
Third baseman hits a grand slam as Seattle puts its offensive woes away for a day

USGA should do the right thing, give Seattle’s Fred Couples a U.S. Open exemption

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:16
This paradise that we call home will be on full display next week when the world comes to Chambers Bay for the U.S. Open. Each round will be like a postcard to the masses, with the televised visuals of the Puget Sound sure to sparkle through the screen. But, as of now, one of our […]

Sidestepping mayor, citizen panel to go to council with SPD reforms

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:14
Seattle’s Community Police Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to submit a reform package to the City Council for legislative consideration after failing to reach an agreement with Mayor Ed Murray on key issues.

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:01
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 12-18, 2015.

O’Dea speedster Myles Gaskin a force in football and track

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 09:57
After an outstanding four years of high school athletics and a particularly tremendous senior year, Gaskin has been named The Seattle Times male Prep Athlete of the Year.

Seattle No. 1 for techies looking to flee California

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 09:57
For Silicon Valley residents battered by the housing market, a West Seattle spot at less than $1M is a welcome option.

Dr. Lester Sauvage, Seattle heart surgeon, dies at 88

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 09:55
Dr. Lester R. Sauvage, a longtime Seattle heart surgeon, died Friday after a career that included more than 10,000 surgeries. He was 88.