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Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:32
Proposal would restrict naughty nudies and aggressive tip seekers in downtown tourist zone.

GDP’s 2 percent solution won’t raise growth | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:22
Growth of economic output by the broadest measure improved in the second quarter compared with the first. But why don't many Americans feel better?

Monfort, sentenced to life for killing SPD officer, says ‘I killed a good man’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:21
Cop killer Christopher Monfort was formally sentenced Thursday to life in prison for fatally ambushing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton on Halloween night 2009.

Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:20
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities in Sierra Leone are now monitoring more than 500 people after one man died from Ebola in area where the virus had been gone for months. Hassan Abdul Sesay, a member of parliament from the area, said Thursday that the victim had contracted Ebola in the capital of Freetown. […]

Valerie Harper hospitalized after falling ill before musical

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:20
OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — Officials at a Maine playhouse say Valerie Harper has been hospitalized after falling ill before a performance. Officials at the Ogunquit (oh-GUHNG’-kwit) Playhouse say the 75-year-old actress, who has battled cancer, was taken to a hospital Wednesday before the evening performance of “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” A statement […]

Great white shark thwarts marathon swim in San Francisco Bay

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:13
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A great white shark thwarted a Northern California man’s quest to become the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands. The Marin Independent Journal reports ( ) Thursday that Corte Madera marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez was trying to swim about 28 miles Wednesday afternoon when […]

Surviving Seattle’s sidewalks: Pedestrian rage rises as the population grows

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:02
Instead of “After you. No, after you,” we have “Screw you!” as we encounter people who can’t see beyond their own electronics.

Anglers must release chinook in Tulalip Bubble Fishery beginning this Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:58
Low numbers of chinook returning to the Snohomish river system has prompted state Fish and Wildlife to announce an emergency closure to the catch-and-keep chinook fishing in the Tulalip Bubble Fishery. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31 until further notice, anglers who fish in the bubble fishery will need to release all chinook. […]

3.3 million dry erase boards recalled after due to cut risk

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:56
NEW YORK (AP) — Acco Brands Corp. is recalling about 3.3 million wall-mounted dry erase boards after customers said they cut their hands, fingers and feet while removing the board from a wall. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says metal can be exposed when the board is taken down from a wall. Seven people […]

Photos of the Day: July 30, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:19
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Ernest Ranglin at Nectar Lounge Aug. 1-2

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:16
Ernest Ranglin, 83, is one of the founding fathers of reggae — he worked with Bob Marley and served as Jimmy Cliff’s musical director.

US delivering 8 newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:03
CAIRO (AP) — The United States Embassy in Cairo says the U.S. is delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of an ongoing military support package. It says in a Thursday statement that the aircraft, of the current Block 52 production variant, will be flown in from the U.S. and delivered to an […]

Man wearing ninja mask robs pharmacy with sword

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:02
PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — Police are looking for a robbery suspect who was wearing a ninja mask and armed with a sword when he demanded cash from a clerk at a Walgreens pharmacy in Placentia, California. The Orange County Register reports ( ) that police had responded to a report of a robbery at the […]

Trump turns golf trip into extension of campaign trail

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:01
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women’s British Open at his plush Turnberry resort on Thursday. The first round of one of the high-profile events in women’s golf wound up being a mere […]

Baltimore’s monthly homicide count reaches a high again

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:01
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s monthly homicide count is reaching a historic high for a second time this year. Police reported a fatal shooting Wednesday night, bringing Baltimore to 42 homicides so far in July. That matches the number of slayings recorded in May, which was the deadliest month since August 1990, when the city recorded […]

Pac-12 media poll: Huskies picked fourth in North; USC favored to win conference title

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:46
UW projected to finish behind Oregon, Stanford and Cal in Pac-12 North.

India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:38
NEW DELHI (AP) — Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country’s worst terrorist attack. The police barred media from publishing images of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon’s funeral, apparently fearing a backlash against the execution […]

Live updates from Pac-12 Conference media days

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:35
UW coach Chris Petersen scheduled to take the stage at Warner Bros. Studios at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

T-Mobile’s second-quarter profits beat estimates

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:28
The Bellevue wireless carrier also post stronger than expected revenue and reported adding 2.1 million customers to its service.

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:08
COLUMBIA RIVER FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Angling for summer Chinook, sockeye and summer steelhead is open through Friday July 31, between the Astoria-Megler Bridge and the OR/WA border above McNary Dam. The fall salmon season opens Saturday August 1, from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam (see Sport Fishing Regulation […]