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Friday Memo: Hello, fall ... Bumpin' at Bumbershoot ... King Felix ... Methow bound

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:11
%%%766844421b6870f259e0204659604d0e%%%Hey fall. Long time, no see:  Get your sweaters out for Labor Day weekend. The highs aren't even expected to reach 70 until maybe Monday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. It's a weekend to embrace your love of Northwest gray skies, drizzl

Chad Barrett making most of chance with Sounders

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:10
Chad Barrett, who scored just three MLS goals in 2012 and 2013, has been a key player for the Sounders, after being reunited with coach Sigi Schmid.

Federal judge blocks key part of Texas law on abortion clinics

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:03
The decision followed recent legal victories across the South for abortion-rights advocates, as federal courts have blocked measures that would have forced the closing of the only abortion clinic in Mississippi and three of five clinics in Alabama.

Comedian Tracy Morgan still struggling after crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:25
An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead.

Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:25
Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Startups offer banking for younger smartphone users

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:16
Moven and Simple say most of their users are between the ages of 25 and 36, an age group that is often ignored by bigger banks who are more concerned with customers who have more money in their accounts.

Guard fatally shoots Oregon prison inmate

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:16
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Police: Blood found in Auburn likely came from homicide victim

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:16
The Washington State Patrol crime lab has determined blood found on items left along an Auburn roadway earlier this month came from 30-year-old Brandon Shane Zomalt, Auburn police said on Friday.

1,000-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:30
A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record.

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:30
Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.

Purchased pie crust could void state fair blue ribbon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:29
Linda Horton is picky about the ingredients in her prize-winning buttermilk pie. That's what led her to use a store-bought crust before dropping off her entry to be judged at the Kentucky State Fair.

Man is guilty of murder after his dogs kill woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:28
A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs.

Editorial notebook: What are your discoveries, disasters about moving to Seattle?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:24
Recent arrivals are encouraged to share their stories of Seattle discovery — good and bad — with Times columnist Robert J. Vickers. He’ll periodically share some to keep the conversation going.

New WSU health clinic won’t be restricted by Catholic directives

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:24
The American Civil Liberties Union had expressed concern about the clinic’s bylaws and asked Washington State University regents to address the matter at their Sept. 11 meeting.

5-pound Pomeranian is world's fastest on 2 feet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:23
Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too.

Navigating the tricky world of network connectivity issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:19
Troubleshooting performance problems on networks is difficult because networks tend to involve many different pieces of equipment. Cable modems, routers, client Wi-Fi adapters, client Ethernet adapters. Any one of these can be a bottleneck.

A day later, WSU's loss still looks every bit as ugly . . .

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:16
Just got done reviewing the game tape of Washington State's 41-38 defeat to Rutgers Thursday night at CenturyLink. It was every bit as grim for the Cougars the next day as it was live.

Accident on Ship Canal Bridge jams traffic on southbound I-5

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:15
Update at 11:10 a.m.: The DOT reports the accident on the Ship Canal Bridge has been cleared. All southbound lanes are now open.

State suspends wolf hunt this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:10
SPOKANE  — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) will suspend its hunt for three more members of the Huckleberry wolf pack until after the Labor Day weekend.