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A passing reminder of summer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:26

A temporary art installation at Westlake Park offers a respite from the rain.

As Bertha waits, groundwater-removal wells to be shut down, slowly

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:52

With the groundwater wells off during Bertha’s latest shutdown, a tense time may be ahead for nearby building owners and state engineers who baby-sit the seismically vulnerable Alaskan Way Viaduct. If water arrives too suddenly, the ground could rise in places.

Japan will lift Iran sanctions following nuclear deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:48

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese Cabinet approved Friday the lifting of sanctions on Iran, following the recent completion of a landmark deal to try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The widely expected move will allow Japanese companies to pursue investment in Iran’s oil and gas industry. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters […]

Spy’s spouse never gave up on quest to discover who poisoned him

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:46

Marina Litvinenko’s husband was poisoned at a posh London hotel. At one point, she took the British government to court and put her house on the line.

Seoul: Time to push for nuclear talks without North Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:38

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president questioned the role of long-dormant North Korean nuclear disarmament talks, saying Friday that regional powers should meet without the North in the wake its recent nuclear test. The so-called six-nation talks aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear program in return for aid have been stalled since they […]

Black shop owner in Redmond reports finding KKK robe

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:18

A man reportedly entered her consignment store and left behind a bag with a robe, loose rope and other items inside.

4 arrested at California Subway shop after 1 denied sandwich

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:17

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four people are under arrest in an attack at a Sacramento Subway shop after one of them was denied a sandwich. Police tell KCRA-TV ( on Thursday that one person walked into the Subway restaurant and got into a dispute with two employees after he was denied a sandwich. Police did […]

Return of North Puget Sound League among big changes in latest WIAA classification

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:11

The resurrection of one league, the possible destruction of another – a plethora of changes are on the horizon for high-school athletics for the next classification cycle, which begins this fall.

Remains of Vietnam War soldier buried in southern Illinois

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:07

ALBION, Ill. (AP) — A staff sergeant from Illinois who served in the U.S. Army and was killed during a mission in Vietnam has been laid to rest next to his parents 46 years after his death. Kenneth Leroy Cunningham was aboard a Mohawk aircraft during a surveillance mission on Oct. 3, 1969, when the […]

State Sen. Jayapal to run for McDermott’s 7th District seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:52

Pramila Jayapal, a state senator and nationally known immigrant-rights advocate, has entered the race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott.

Quite a rush at Snoqualmie Falls

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:49

Due to the recent heavy rains, the Snoqualmie River is flowing at the Falls at a heightened rate.

Davis signs for 7 years, $161 million with Orioles

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:41

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis slipped on the Orioles jersey with No. 19 on it, smiled broadly and said, “Feels familiar.” After spending much of the offseason wondering if he would continue his baseball career in Baltimore, Davis formally signed a $161 million, seven-year contract Thursday. The deal was announced in a news conference at […]

Airline pilot charged with flying under influence of alcohol

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Alaska Airlines captain was charged with piloting an airliner while under the influence of alcohol. David Hans Arnston, 60, of Newport Beach, California, was arraigned in federal court on Wednesday on one felony count. He was freed on $25,000 bond and ordered to return Feb. 10 for a hearing. […]

Is Jordan Morris making the right choice by staying home with the Sounders in MLS?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:31

Mercer Island’s Jordan Morris picked the Sounders and MLS over playing in Europe, a decision that didn’t seem smart a few years ago. Now the gap has shrunk and more players are staying home.

Australian authorities seize drugs shipped from China

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:31

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian authorities say they have seized large quantities of methamphetamine and ephedrine hidden in bar stools and soup mix packets shipped from China to Sydney. Australian Federal Police Commander Chris Sheehan said Friday that four people had been arrested in Sydney on Thursday and charged over the shipment of illicit drugs and […]

‘Hat’ hangs on the passions of the urban underdog | Theater review

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:27

A review of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play, staged by Washington Ensemble Theatre, that depicts the struggles inherent in addiction, recovery and romance.

Hollywood dramatizes Wall Street tumult with rush of shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:25

“Equity,” the first Wall Street film in years to feature a woman in the lead role, joins a rush of movies and TV shows dramatizing the investing world as Hollywood seeks to chronicle Wall Street’s tumultuous recent history.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks fans show incredible feats of strength

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:22

From lifting a 7,000-pound truck to yanking out a tooth, these Russell Wilson fans are as tough as they come

Appeals court upholds FEC rule on disclosure requirements

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:13

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday dealt a setback to campaign finance reform advocates in a ruling about who pays for political ads. The ruling upheld a Federal Election Commission regulation that narrows disclosure requirements for corporations and labor groups paying for ads that run close to Election Day. The regulation says […]

Airbnb takes its case to U.S. mayors conference

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:11

The heated battle between Airbnb, the popular room-sharing app, and the hotel industry is playing out in city halls across the country — and at this week’s mayors' conference in Washington, D.C.