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Get the waffles! Maple syrup spills on New Hampshire highway

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:06
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The only thing missing was the waffles. Authorities in Keene, N.H., were in for some sticky times when a load of maple syrup shifted in a tractor trailer and leaked very slowly all over a main highway. Police Sgt. Thaddeus Derendal says about 220 gallons of the sweet-smelling pancake-topper from a […]

Hiker climbs tree to escape coyotes, gets stuck for 5 hours

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:01
MANCHESTER, N.J. (AP) — A hiker trying to escape from coyotes in a wooded area of southern New Jersey has gotten stuck in a tree for nearly five hours. The Asbury Park Press ( ) says Manchester Township police found April Lewis tied to a tree about 15 feet off the ground early Monday. The […]

Seattle officer faces firing over arrest of man with golf club

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:50
Officer Cynthia Whitlatch was notified Monday she faces termination over the arrest of a 69-year-old African-American man who was carrying a golf club as a cane but she accused of wielding as a weapon, sources said.

True-crime author Ann Rule dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:12
Ann Rule, the prolific Seattle writer of true-crime novels, has died at age 83. The cause was heart failure, according to her daughter, Leslie Rule.

Machinists at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station ratify contract

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:03
About 140 Machinists who work for a civilian contractor at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have ratified a new contract that provides wage and pension increases.

City will replace Pioneer Square water main starting in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:57
Seattle plans to do an emergency water-main replacement in Pioneer Square soon, aggravating tunnel- and seawall-related traffic obstacles.

Washington Huskies 2015 opponent preview: Arizona Wildcats

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:50
Linebacker Scooby Wright leads Wildcats into Husky Stadium on Halloween.

3 sets of twins born same day at Montana hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:31
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three sets of fraternal twins were born on the same day at a Bozeman, Montana, hospital — adding up to more than half of the hospital’s births that day. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports ( the first of the trio of twins was born at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital at 7:49 a.m. […]

Appeals court upholds California’s shark fin ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:06
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Monday dismissed a legal challenge to a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins. The legislation does not conflict with a 19th century law that gives federal officials authority to manage shark fishing off the California coast or significantly interfere with interstate commerce, […]

Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:05
CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 magnitude quake at 1:12 p.m. Monday and a 4.0 magnitude quake at 12:49 p.m. Both were about 3 miles northeast of Crescent, or about 35 miles north of Oklahoma City. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office […]

Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:04
Around the world, crops fail in some places, thrive elsewhere. Commercial fishing shifts. More people die of flooding, fewer from freezing. Americans spend less on winter heating. The global economy shifts.

2 rescued near Kingston by crews from ferry, private boat

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:02
Two people were rescued in the water off Kingston Monday morning.

Strong earthquake rattles Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:36
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting no damage from a strong earthquake that rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The quake struck at 8:49 p.m. Sunday and was centered 45 miles southwest of the village of Nikolski (nih-KOHL’-skee) at a depth of 16 miles. The USGS says the quake had a preliminary magnitude […]

Nation’s first offshore wind farm under construction, opportunity in NW

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:30
Construction of the nation's first offshore wind farm began Sunday. A Seattle company plans to construct the nation's first offshore floating turbines in Coos Bay, Ore.

Boston out and USOC to look elsewhere

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:26
Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over. The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties after a board teleconference Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the moment it started. The decision throws the bid process — and hopes that the U.S. will host another Olympics — into flux. Only […]

Cosby appeals ruling that unsealed deposition excerpts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:26
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers are appealing a judge’s decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give women before sexual encounters. Cosby’s lawyers in Pennsylvania filed a brief notice Monday appealing the July 6 decision in a 2005 lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery. The newly public court […]

New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:24
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia airport, replacing the cramped, outdated hub with a unified terminal that will have more than double the space. “Welcome to the new LaGuardia Airport,” Cuomo said. “This is what New Yorkers deserve and have deserved for a long […]

Fugitive’s role in horror film leads to his arrest in Olympia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:12
A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a story featuring a low-budget horror movie in The Olympian newspaper.

This week in MLS: So many goals

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:08
If the only Major League Soccer game you watched this weekend was the Snoozer at the Stade Saputo, you missed out. That game, was sloppy, disjointed, Seattle lacking for confidence having suffered through a lengthy recent losing streak and Montreal lacking the sharpness to take advantage until late. The other league games this weekend might […]

Putrid-smelling flower attracts large crowds in California

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:48
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials with UC Berkeley’s botanical garden say the garden had its busiest day in more than a decade as people flocked to get a whiff of the “corpse flower,” a plant known for its pungent odor. KPIX-TV reports ( ) that the Sumatran titan arum nicknamed “Trudy” came into full bloom […]