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Funds for new icebreaker tucked in defense-spending bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:57

A U.S. Senate appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday approved a bill that includes $1 billion for the Coast Guard vessel.

Northwest cherry growers find sweet success can be fickle crop

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:47

Earlier harvest is just part of the ongoing challenge of marketing Northwest cherries, one of the region’s most seasonal crops. Changing weather conditions, labor availability and competition from overlapping cherry growing regions add additional layers of unpredictability.

Huskies pitcher Troy Rallings: yoga, meditation and the mixed martial art of baseball

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:40

One of college baseball’s best relief pitchers is a big reason Washington is challenging for the Pac-12 title and likely to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament, but Troy Rallings has taken an unconventional approach to stardom.

Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:39

TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will undoubtedly voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive. Aging workforces, sagging productivity and lingering damage from the 2008 […]

Education funding: No need for an income tax

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:39

Because the state Supreme Court said that the schools were not being fully funded by the state, way back in 2012 — and even though the Legislature has played a shell game with the funds it needs to pay for the other duties of the state and forked over an additional $4.8 billion — you […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:33

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. BILL COSBY IS ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL IN SEX CASE The comedian could get 10 years in prison if convicted. He is currently free on $1 million bail. 2. WHO SEEKS BETTER TIES WITH U.S. FOES Most […]

Guzan pushes struggles aside, puts focus on starting for US

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:14

DALLAS (AP) — Brad Guzan wants to put a rough Premier League season behind him and take a break from uncertainty over his club future. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann gave the Aston Villa goalkeeper plenty to think about in the next month, picking him to play in the Copa America over Tim Howard, the starter […]

Elephant rescued from Swaziland delivers calf at Dallas Zoo

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:12

DALLAS (AP) — An elephant rescued from the southern African nation of Swaziland has given birth to a baby at the Dallas Zoo. The zoo issued a statement Tuesday announcing the May 14 birth of the male calf. The calf doesn’t yet have a name. He weighs 175 pounds, stands about 3 feet tall and […]

Animals of slain Arlington couple find new homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:10

Neighbors of Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude notified authorities of the couple’s disappearance after noticing their untended livestock, which prompted the investigation into the couple’s killings.

Seattle weighs charges over homeless nonprofit’s use of unlicensed accountant

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:05

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office is reviewing possible charges related to the use of an unlicensed accountant by a homeless-services nonprofit that recently shut down its shelters.

Oregon mayor places police chief on leave after shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland mayor has placed Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an accidental shooting while hunting in eastern Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ( ) Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward told them O’Dea indicated […]

Mariners vs. Athletics: Live coverage as Nathan Karns makes start against Oakland in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:58

Follow our live analysis and commentary as the Mariners look to bounce back from Monday's series-opening loss at Safeco Field.

Photos: Mariners inspire students to DREAM

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:53

Seven Mariners players inspired Concord International School students through the DREAM Team program, which stand for Drug-free, Respect, Education, Attitude and Motivation.

Loose moose, O’Dea golfer have close encounter at 3A boys tournament in Spokane

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:36

Male calf approaches O’Dea golfer during play at The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course in Spokane, then disappears.

James Hinchcliffe making new memories in Indianapolis

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:26

NEW YORK (AP) — In his return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May, James Hinchcliffe didn’t find himself reliving the terror and agony of the crash there that nearly killed him. “My last memory of the Speedway last year was a great one: I was driving around, my car felt good, and life was peachy,” […]

More fishing days added to catch spring chinook on Lower Columbia River

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:24

The Lower Columbia River spring chinook fishery will reopen this Friday through Monday and June 3-15 or until the catch guideline is achieved. Washington and Oregon fishery managers agreed to the extension after it was determined that enough remained in the catch harvest guideline. The predicted updated return is now 180,000 upriver adult spring chinook […]

Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at ESPYS

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:14

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS on July 13. Sager has continued to work as he receives treatment for leukemia. The award is named for the late North Carolina State coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano, who gave his famous “Don’t ever give up” speech at the […]

Toyota expands Takata air-bag recall

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:09

The company is recalling models of Lexus, Scion, Sienna, 4Runner, Yaris, Corolla and Matrix vehicles.

Lawyer: 48-year fugitive hospitalized for kidney failure

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:06

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison has been hospitalized. An attorney told WTIC-TV ( on Tuesday that 71-year-old Robert Stackowitz is in a hospital for kidney failure. Stackowitz was arrested May 9 at his home in rural Sherman after his Social Security application […]

Probe: Missteps factor in 2 Kansas City firefighters’ deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City Fire Department investigation attributes the deaths of two firefighters at least partly on the department’s culture of aggressive fire suppression. The Kansas City Star ( ) reports that an internal report released Tuesday also cites a loose management style as possible factors in the October 2015 deaths […]