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Clinton, Democrats meeting labor leaders on 2016 bids

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her Democratic presidential rivals are holding private meetings with labor leaders in hopes of landing union endorsements that would bring organizational muscle and money to their 2016 campaigns. Clinton and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met Monday with board members of the American Federation of State, County and […]

More of us are working part-time, whether we want to or not | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:52
In the past, recoveries have meant a decline in involuntary part-time work. Not this time.

Police search for gunman in Rainier Valley shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:46
Seattle police are investigating a shooting Tuesday morning in the Rainier Valley.

Health officials to monitor for plague at Grand Canyon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:42
Fleas from squirrels will be tested monthly through September; last human case in Arizona was 2008.

Service dog throws self in bus’ path to protect blind owner

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:37
BREWSTER, N.Y. (AP) — A service dog threw himself in front of a mini school bus to try to protect his blind owner and stayed by her side as emergency responders tended to the injured pair, authorities said. Both Figo, the golden retriever, and his owner, Audrey Stone, were on the mend Tuesday, a day […]

WSU scientists solve mystery of milky rain

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:36
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists at Washington State University have solved the mystery of dirty rain that fell on portions of the Pacific Northwest in February. The scientists reported Tuesday that the milky rain was the result of a rare weather pattern that began nearly 500 miles away near an Oregon lake. Meteorologist Nic Loyd […]

Split ruling on New Hampshire parking meter ‘Robin Hoods’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:35
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The conduct of a band of self-styled “Robin Hoods” who feed about-to-expire meters while following parking enforcement officers is protected under the First Amendment, though the city of Keene has a right to pursue an injunction against them in the interests of public safety, New Hampshire’s highest court ruled Tuesday. City […]

NCAA approves 30-second shot clock in men’s basketball

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:20
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College basketball is undergoing a major overhaul next season. Men’s teams will use a faster shot clock — 30 seconds instead of 35 seconds — and have fewer timeouts, while women’s teams will play four 10-minute quarters instead of two 20-minute halves. All of it became official Monday when the NCAA’s Playing […]

Tuesday morning notes: Seahawks back for an open OTA, and could Michael Vick be in their plans?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:17
It’s a beautiful Tuesday here in Seattle, and the Seahawks will take advantage of it, hitting the field for what will be their eighth of 10 OTAs. It’s open to the media, the last one that will be, and we’ll be there to cover it all. As we detailed last week, the Seahawks have just […]

Record heat causes US 195 near Spokane to split

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:56
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Record heat in the Spokane area damaged a portion of US Highway 195. The Washington State Patrol says temperatures in the high 90s on Monday baked the pavement until a section of highway split a few miles south of the city. Traffic lanes were reduced around the crumbled pavement. But the […]

South African medics make big effort to save Hope the rhino

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:55
Hope's caregivers seek to rally support for what could ultimately be a positive story of survival amid the escalating poaching in South Africa

Photos of the Day: June 9, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:55
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Nevada’s GOP governor won’t run for Harry Reid’s Senate seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:52
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Tuesday that he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by longtime Democratic Sen. Harry Reid. The announcement ends speculation that the popular Republican would enter the race and clears the way for another top-tier GOP candidate to join with his blessing. […]

Melissa Rivers is funny and affectionate in ‘Book of Joan’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:51
NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Rivers wanted to laugh — and she wants her readers to do the same. Consider it mission accomplished on both counts, thanks to her best-selling memoir, “The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation” (Crown Archetype). It’s a touching, revealing and above all funny paean to her mother, […]

Southern coast closed to all Dungeness crab fishing due to increase in marine toxins

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:08
The problems that plagued and eventually closed the late-spring coastal razor clam season seems to have now spread to the Dungeness crab fisheries off the southern coast. State Fish and Wildlife announced this past week, the immediate closure of sport and commercial Dungeness crab fishing from the Washington-Oregon border north to Point Chehalis off the […]

Number of US job openings jumped to a 15-year high in April

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 22:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in April than at any time in the 15 years that the government has tracked the data, a sign that this year’s steady hiring will likely continue. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of open jobs at the end of April jumped 5.2 […]

Anti-Shell protesters blocking Terminal 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 22:28
Activists say they want to prevent the drilling rig from leaving Seattle on time, en route to Alaska.

Egypt’s winemakers seek to revive ancient art

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 21:49
CAIRO (AP) — An organic wine producer is growing indigenous grapes near famed pharaonic tombs in central Egypt, vintners in the Nile Delta have modernized a long-neglected 19th century winery, and in Cairo’s hotels, tourists can now enjoy Egyptian wine described by an expert as “eminently drinkable.” It’s all part of a now 15-year effort […]

Indonesian mayor orders curfew for women in Aceh’s capital

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 21:47
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — The capital of Indonesia’s devout Aceh province has imposed a partial curfew for women that it says will reduce sexual violence but which critics say is discriminatory. Banda Aceh Mayor Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal ordered venues including restaurants, sport centers, Internet cafes and tourist attractions to not serve women after 11 […]

South Korea says its deadly MERS outbreak may have peaked

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 21:47
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea believes its MERS virus outbreak may have peaked, and experts say the next several days will be critical to determining whether the government’s belated efforts have successfully stymied a disease that has killed seven people and infected nearly 100 in the country. The biggest outbreak of Middle East […]