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Insurer merger mania paints muddied picture for consumers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 07:46
Here are some answers to questions that may arise if your insurer becomes part of an acquisition.

Uber halts low-cost ‘Pop’ service in France

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 07:42
In an unusual concession, Uber halted its ride-hailing service after the stakes mounted in Uber’s standoff with France.

Review: Gadgets for the beach — and for getting you there

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 07:22
If you can’t force yourself to disconnect at the shore, consider these items to pack with you.

This Independence Day, serve those who have served our nation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 07:03
On the Fourth of July, our nation comes together to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy — freedoms our service members, veterans and their families have made possible through their sacrifices. Just as these Americans responded to the call to defend our liberties, our nation must respond to our call to duty: ensuring veterans and their […]

Keep up strong support of giving supplies to students

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 07:03
The Fourth of July marks the start of the school-supply drive of The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy. Please help children from homeless and struggling families head back to class with the tools of learning.

Let’s face it: Washington’s state flag is a bit of a bust

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 06:03
We’re fortunate to have a state flag that doesn’t completely suck. But like anything that old, the flag could stand “a little work,” as they say. Here are a couple suggestions.

Photos of the Day: July 3, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 05:45
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Police dogs, Taser employed in Edmonds burglary arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 05:43
A man was arrested Friday — suspected of having broken into some Edmonds homes — after a chase that involved several 911 calls from residents, tracking by police dogs and ultimately, use of a Taser.

Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 05:22
Online compendium of pseudo-holidays has become a resource for TV and radio stations looking to add a little levity to their broadcasts, among others.

Pregame notes and lineups: Expect a few roster move announcements postgame

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 05:17
M’s go with their left-handed heavy lineup against A’s right-hander Jesse Chavez. The exception is Dustin Ackley being out and Mark Trumbo being in the lineup. Ackley had been ill early in the road trip, but this was about getting Trumbo going. The hope is that consistent playing time will get Trumbo into a rhythm. “We […]

Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from ‘General Lee’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 05:05
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Bubba Watson says he’s painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in “The Dukes of Hazzard” television series. The two-time Masters champ said Friday he’ll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the “General Lee 01.” Confederate symbols have been the focus of […]

‘Vendetta’: Bobby Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa at war

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 05:01
James Neff’s engrossing “Vendetta,” the history of the blood feud between Robert Kennedy and Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, is as riveting as any courtroom thriller. Neff reads Monday, July 13, at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

A big crook, the Kennedys and more! The lurid tale of Seattle’s Dave Beck and the Teamsters union

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 05:01
A new book by The Seattle Times Investigations Editor James Neff digs deep into Bobby Kennedy’s quest to oust the thieving union leader.

Game thread: Mariners at Athletics — July 3

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 04:16
J.A. Happ (3-5, 3.89 ERA) takes the mound against Oakland's Jesse Chavez (4-7, 3.02 ERA) as the Mariners look to rebound from Thursday's loss against the A's

Strong salmon return allows liberal summer Lower Columbia fishing season

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 04:08
It has been one great ride for salmon anglers on the Lower Columbia River, which started back in early spring and now is expected to carry well into the summer. State Fish and Wildlife decided this week to keep the summer salmon fishery on the Lower Columbia to remain open through this month, and revised […]

Coming up: Events beyond Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 04:01
Plan ahead with this roundup of regional festivals and celebrations.

In Women’s World Cup viewership, new generation is older one

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:52
A generation of American women who grew up playing sports because of Title IX now makes up the television audience that advertisers covet. Today’s adults were young, impressionable fans when Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey to celebrate the winning penalty kick at the 1999 Women’s World Cup, and even earlier when the buzz of […]

Serena Williams battles back to beat Watson at Wimbledon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:49
LONDON (AP) — Pushed to the absolute limit, Serena Williams once again found a way to win. Down 3-0 and 5-4 in the third set, twice within two points of defeat, Williams dug deep and overcame Britain’s Heather Watson 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Friday to keep alive her bid for […]

Man, 21, arrested in shooting of 3 at Everett fast-food lot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:42
An Everett man, 21, has been arrested in connection with a Monday shooting that injured three people in the parking lot of an Everett fast-food restaurant. The man was arrested Thursday night and booked into Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of three counts of first-degree assault, police said. The injuries were not considered life-threatening. Everett […]

Who’s John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 03:37
Though John Jay was one of three contributors to the Federalist Papers, president of the wartime Continental Congress and the nation's first chief justice, some say he's the forgotten founder.