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Prosecutor: Man who tried to join IS group threatened FBI

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:57
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he’d kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he’d “spit on America” at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors. The document reveals […]

53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. Most of the cases — 31 — are in California, officials at the California Department of Public Health said. Other affected states include Arizona, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington […]

Reality star Duggar resigns from Family Research Council

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:54
NEW YORK (AP) — The Family Research Council has accepted the resignation of Josh Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star’s apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen. Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Christian lobbying group, said in a statement Thursday that Duggar resigned because of information becoming public that […]

Armed elderly woman engages California deputies in standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:52
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are trying to subdue an armed elderly woman who has barricaded herself at a Southern California mobile home park for most of the day and shot at a police robot. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say they were called around dawn Thursday by a woman saying she needed medical assistance. […]

Watchdog report examines FBI’s use of Patriot Act authority

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has broadened the scope of records it seeks under a section of the Patriot Act that permits agents to gather wide-ranging materials during national security investigations, and also took too long to create procedures for the handling of certain nonpublic information it collects, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday […]

Bing no longer a search-engine blip

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:50
Microsoft’s search engine has gone from a nervous, shaky beginning to becoming a credible competitor, recently reaching a point where it is behind one of every five desktop searches in the U.S.

SKorea court suspends nut rage executive’s prison term

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:46
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline’s chairman, did not violate aviation security law when she ordered the chief […]

Tacoma knocks off Iowa 5-3

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:38
Rainiers open four-game series at Iowa with victory.

Rents are half the Queen Anne norm at revitalized apartments

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:06
A 50-unit apartment building in pricey Queen Anne has been renovated for low-income workers, thanks to a new funding mechanism that supplements regular financing with private capital by socially motivated investors.

Commissioner Rob Manfred says Yankees have grounds not to pay bonus to Alex Rodriguez

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:05
Manfred says Yankees DH has done well in his return, adding, “I’m pleased for him.”

Orioles 5, Mariners 4 — postgame notes, video and boxscore

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:01
Here’s the postgame video from Lloyd McClendon. The game story has comments from McClendon, Kyle Seager, Danny Farquhar and Willie Bloomquist. The notebook has stuff on J.A. Happ’s start and the failures with runners in scoring position.   Game story Postgame notebook Most Read StoriesBeloved Mama's Mexican Kitchen in Belltown to closeWest Seattle couple leaves […]

Students give bees a hand

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:55
Chimacum Elementary School students learned the basics of pollination in their 4th-grade class but had an opportunity to do what bees do naturally manually pollinating cider apples at Alpenfire Organic Hard Cider’s orchard in Port Townsend.

2015 All-SPSL 3A Baseball Teams

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:34
Justin Marsden wins regular season MVP in the Class 3A SPSL.

Rain scuttles J.A. Happ’s outing after two innings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:23
J.A. Happ’s day was done after two innings. He wasn’t pitching particularly well, having given up a grand slam in the first inning. But he also wasn’t pitching poorly enough not to give the Mariners some much-needed innings.

FAA cockpit email system promises to reduce airline delays

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:20
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is giving the go ahead for a new data and email system that allows tower controllers and airplanes sitting on the tarmac to relay requests and instructions for flight plans.

2015 All-Seamount 2A/3A Soccer Teams

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:16
Foster’s Desire Ketamaya takes home Seamount Athlete of the Year.

Elephant transport from Seattle with San Diego side trip was costly

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:06
Woodland Park Zoo says no taxpayer funds will be used to cover the cost of moving Chai and Bamboo from Seattle to San Diego to Oklahoma City

Tiny mysteries of the ocean reveal themselves to scientists

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:59
Research on the diversity of these microbes from around the globe was virtually impossible until a few years ago, with the advent of relatively quick and affordable genetic analysis.

2015 All-Metro League 3A Soccer Teams

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:50
Lakeside's Wallis Lapsley and Garfield's Roko Bedalov took home Class 3A Metro League MVP honors.

In reply to Obama’s inaugural tweets, president faces racist attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:43
It took only a few minutes for President Obama’s Twitter account to attract racist, hate-filled posts and replies.