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Obama honors arts luminaries including Sally Field

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored 21 individuals and organizations on Thursday for works that he says have helped Americans connect and understand each other a little better through the arts and humanities. The honorees included actress Sally Field, author Stephen King and chef Alice Waters. And to paraphrase one of Field’s most famous […]

Police investigate man’s shooting death in Kent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:10
Kent police are investigating the death of a man who was found suffering from a gunshot wound on Thursday morning.

Firefighters battle to protect treasured California Sequoias

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:09
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Central California on Thursday say the state’s largest wildfire threatens to sweep through an ancient grove of Giant Sequoia trees considered to be a national treasure. Firefighters are clearing lines with bulldozers around the Grant Grove and putting up sprinklers, said Andy Isolano, a spokesman for the Clovis Fire […]

Hospital: Father in stabbing of 3 boys expected to survive

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says a Los Angeles father who police believe stabbed his young sons to death before turning the blade on himself is expected to survive his wounds. Rosa Saca, a spokeswoman for LAC+USC Medical Center, says Luis Fuentes is in stable, non-critical condition. Los Angeles Police say he will […]

Police: 5 family members found dead in Minnesota home

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:08
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five family members, including three children, were found dead in their lakeside home in an upscale western Minneapolis suburb on Thursday in what police said appeared to be a murder-suicide. South Lake Minnetonka police went to check on the family at 12:21 p.m. after no one was seen or heard from in […]

After insulting Fiorina, Trump gets wave of criticism: ‘madman’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — A wave of criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike rose Thursday after GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump insulted the physical appearance of Carly Fiorina, his party’s only female White House contender. It’s a new test for the candidacy of the brash-talking Trump, whose standing in opinion polls has surged despite a series […]

At a Theater Near You: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,’ ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’ and ‘ Monsoon Wedding’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:06
The Cinerama’s Fan Film Series enters its final week and the Second Saturday Film Series begins.

Engine parts found on runway from British Airways 777 fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 05:21
A preliminary NTSB report on the fire on a British Airways 777 about to take off in Las Vegas cites a serious engine failure with multiple breaches of the engine case.

Washington men’s basketball begin Pac-12 play Jan. 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 05:18
The Washington men’s basketball team will play its 2015-16 Pac-12 opener at home on Friday Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. against UCLA. The game will be televised on Fox Sports 1. Here’s a the complete schedule. Date Opponent Location Time (PT) Results Media Thu, Nov 05 Seattle Pacific (exh.) Seattle, WA TBA Fri, Nov 13 […]

No, that’s not Kam Chancellor at Seahawks’ practice, that’s Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 05:08
The Seahawks hit the practice field again Thursday without strong safety Kam Chancellor, now into day 42 of his holdout with the Seahawks. But there was a No. 31 at practice today as Marshawn Lynch wore Chancellor’s jersey out to practice. As for Chancellor, he was declared out for Sunday’s regular season opener against the […]

Campfire deprived? This is your weekend, as many campfire bans are lifted

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 04:54
After a long, hot summer of campfire bans in state parks, on ocean beaches, and in some national parks and national forests across Washington, this weekend you can have your campfire — but not everywhere. Because of recent rains and cooler weather, many campfire bans were lifted by last weekend, just in time for Labor […]

Iran nuclear deal survives: Democrats block disapproval vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 04:47
Senate Democrats voted to uphold the hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran, overcoming GOP opposition and delivering President Obama a legacy-making victory.

Starbucks to roll out mobile ordering and pay for Android in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 04:22
Starbucks is bringing mobile ordering and pay to Android users sometime in September, and also plans to roll out the feature across the U.S. to stores it operates by the end of this month.

Man dies in fire at home for homeless vets

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 04:14
A 72-year-old man has died in a fire at a north Spokane house where several veterans were living.

Video: Chris Petersen on Huskies’ final preparations for Sacramento State

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 04:09
Here’s everything UW coach Chris Petersen had to say after practice Thursday in his final media availability before Saturday’s 11 a.m. kickoff against Sacramento State: (How did practice go? What optimism do you see from your group trying to run the ball better?)  “We’re working hard, that’s all I can tell you. Let’s play the […]

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid returns to practice, will not travel to Saturday’s match in San Jose

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:50
Sounders coach Sigi Schmid returned to practice Thursday after missing last weekend’s match against Toronto with “health issues” but will not be traveling to the team’s Western Conference showdown in San Jose on Saturday. “On Saturday early morning, I had a health issue that required me to go to the hospital,” Schmid said after practice. “They […]

Fed upgrade El Nino to strong, but not as big as 1997-98

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:24
WASHINGTON — Federal forecasters upgraded this year’s El Nino to an unusual strong status, but said it’s probably not a record breaker or drought buster. Mike Halpert, deputy director of the federal Climate Prediction Center, said the current worldwide weather shifting event doesn’t match the monster El Nino of 1997-1998, nor is it likely to. […]

Seattle enlists legal help to fight NRA lawsuit over gun tax

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:23
Seattle says it has enlisted some high-powered legal help to combat a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups over the city's adoption of a so-called "gun violence tax."

Another warm weekend on tap, but wildfires need the rain

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:22
While a warm, dry weekend may be good news for Seattle residents, more rain is needed to dampen wildfires, the National Weather Service says.

Mayor wants to expand Seattle’s program of tax breaks for affordable housing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:17
Mayor Ed Murray wants to expand a program that gives tax breaks to Seattle developers in exchange for setting aside some rent-restricted apartments affordable to low- and moderate-wage earners.