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Your week in Seattle music: Van Halen, Gregg Allman and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:51
Gregg Allman, Shellac, Van Halen & Tyler, The Creator all part of your week in Seattle music.

‘Prairie Home’ fan Thile excited about subbing for Keillor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:41
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mandolinist Chris Thile (THEEL’-ee) of the band Punch Brothers says hosting “A Prairie Home Companion” is like “getting to be Luke Skywalker.” Thile will substitute for “Prairie Home” host and creator Garrison Keillor on the public radio show Saturday and Feb. 14 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. A longtime “Prairie […]

Here is the latest Columbia River summer salmon catch data

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:24
Here is the latest word on the Columbia River summer salmon fishery by state Fish and Wildlife: Based on the pre-season forecast of 73,000 adult summer chinook, an estimated 3,200 adult summer chinook are available for recreational harvest on the Lower Columbia mainstem. Through June 28, an estimated 1,600 fish have been kept.  The season […]

Empty ATMs force some tourists in Greece to scramble

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:23
Cash crunch comes as Greece enters peak holiday season, and forces some travelers who haven’t been able to get money to stiff taxi drivers and tourist businesses.

Series of ‘bizarre’ brush fires break out along I-5 near Marysville

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:59
Update at 1:58 p.m.: The state Department of Transportation says traffic is backed about eight miles as a result of the brush fires along southbound I-5. Update 1:43 p.m. A series of brush fires near Marysville resulted in the brief shutdown of all southbound lanes of Interstate 5. Most Read StoriesResidents return to ‘war zone’ […]

Leap second will be added to clock this afternoon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:54
International timekeepers are tacking a second to the clock to compensate for a slightly slower Earth rotation.

Boeing loses $1.3B South Korean tanker deal to Airbus

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:51
South Korea said Tuesday it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion.

Vatican says pope might sample coca leaves in Bolivia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:48
Bolivian Culture Minister Marko Machicao told local media that Francis had asked to chew coca leaves upon arrival in Bolivia next week.

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at American Ballet Theatre

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:40
ABT announced the promotion six days after Copeland made her New York debut in the role of Odette/Odile in “Swan Lake.”

Coast Guard cutter returns to Seattle after seizing 6 tons of cocaine during 71-day patrol

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:19
The Coast Guard cutter Midgett returned to Seattle Tuesday morning after seizing 12,100 pounds of cocaine during a 71-day voyage along the coast of South America.

Who is in, and about to get in, the GOP race for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:59
The Republican presidential field: who’s in and who’s still waiting for the right moment. ___ IN THE RACE: TED CRUZ Most Read StoriesResidents return to ‘war zone’ in wake of Wenatchee wildfireWoman knocked unconscious by falling drone during Seattle's Pride paradeNurse dies from injuries in attack near CenturyLink FieldHow ISIS methodically groomed a lonely young […]

Wimbledon champions advance with ease; Bouchard, Halep out

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:57
LONDON (AP) — It looked all too easy for the champions at the All England Club. It was another story, though, for one of last year’s finalists and for one of the highest seeded women in the draw. Defending women’s champion Petra Kvitova and former men’s winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all […]

Woman, 75, survived for days on pond water after Texas crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:56
SEYMOUR, Texas (AP) — A 75-year-old woman says she couldn’t walk after crashing her car into a ravine in North Texas, but survived for two days after pulling herself through a broken windshield and soaking her T-shirt in a nearby pond to get water. Wanda Mobley (MAH’-blee) told The Associated Press from her hospital room […]

‘Terminator Genisys’: Arnold’s back, but you may want to stay away

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:45
A movie review of “Terminator Genisys”: The franchise performs a massive overhaul of the “Terminator” characters, their relationships and motivations, but it’s all really, really confusing. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.

‘Magic Mike XXL’: Channing Tatum makes a great thong and dance man

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:44
A movie review of “Magic Mike XXL”: This lightweight, cheerful sequel delivers the hip-swivelling goods. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:42
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. Brown, a Democrat, issued a signing statement just one day after lawmakers sent him the bill […]

Seahawks mailbag: The offensive line, Christine Michael, Kevin Williams and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:40
Questions about Christine Michael, the defensive line and Chris Matthews in this edition of the Seahawks mailbag.

Judge blasts plan to expand authority of SPD review board

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:35
An angry federal judge on Tuesday excoriated efforts to expand the authority of a citizen police-review board in Seattle, calling it an attempt to “grab power” without the approval of the court.

Police release sketch of man who robbed woman in Washington Park home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:29
Seattle police have released a sketch of the man who tied up a woman in her Washington Park home stole jewelery and cash.

Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch does his thing on ‘Conan’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:27
Marshawn Lynch cracked jokes, talked about retirement and went Beast Mode on a tank full of Skittles Monday night on late-night show 'Conan'.