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State should pass vaccine requirement for children

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:29
The nation's first measles-related death in 12 years happened right here in Washington state. Parents should vaccinate their children.

U.S. World Cup victory ushers in a new era for women’s sports

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:28
Congratulations to the U.S. Women's National Team for winning the World Cup in grand style and inspiring a new generation of female athletes.

Felix Hernandez selected to sixth All-Star Game

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:00
Mariners starter Felix Hernandez was selected to his sixth All-Star Game on Monday, the most ever by a Mariners' pitcher.

Picky eater in the bunch? You are not alone

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:36
Tips on feeding picky children, beyond sneaking veggies into dishes where they are unexpected.

Will women’s World Cup translate into sustained growth for U.S. pro league?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:21
Huge TV numbers and interest were generated by the United State’s victory in the World Cup, but as men’s soccer has learned, that doesn’t guarantee American pro soccer can capitalize on the bump.

Video: Russell Wilson talks about faith, baseball, the last play of the Super Bowl — but not his contract

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:30
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson gave an especially revealing interview over the weekend, talking about his faith, baseball, Ciara and the last play of the Super Bowl.

Panel: Possible aerial attack on Hammarskjold plane in 1961

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:25
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent review of new information about the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold puts to rest claims that he was assassinated after surviving the crash but provides new information about a possible aerial attack or interference. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a further inquiry or […]

Cosby testified in 2005 he got drugs to give women for sex

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:22
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and “other people,” according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The AP had gone to […]

Hiker rescued after becoming lost on Pacific Crest Trail

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:18
Searchers have rescued a man near White Pass after he became lost while hiking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail in central Washington.

Donald Trump doubles down on immigrant comments

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:17
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is doubling down on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals. The GOP businessman issued a statement Monday responding to critics in and out of his party. Trump called Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists as he launched his presidential bid last month. Several businesses, including NBC, […]

Spacecraft closing in on Pluto hits speed bump, but recovers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:14
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a “speed bump” that temporarily halted science collection. A computer overload prompted the spacecraft to partially shut down on July 4th — just days before the first-ever close flyby of Pluto. Flight controllers managed to […]

Iowa inmate escaped maximum-security cell through piping

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:04
IOWA CITY, Iowa — A convicted armed robber managed to escape from one of Iowa’s most highly secure prison cells by sneaking through the building’s piping onto the roof and guiding himself to the ground with a makeshift rope, authorities said Monday. Justin Kestner, 25, escaped early Sunday from a cell in the A-Pod unit […]

Median price for single-family homes pushes past $500,000 in King County

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:03
The median price of single-family homes sold in King County in June climbed to $500,000.

Woman whose body was found in Ebey Slough identified

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:54
The body was recovered from Ebey Slough near Lake Stevens last month.

Columbia River summer chinook and sockeye returns fast approaching record-sized proportions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:40
Here is the latest update on Columbia River summer chinook and sockeye by Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist: Bonneville Dam counts of adult summer chinook are closing in on a new record dating back since at least 1938. Only the 76,538 fish counted between June 16-July 5, 1957 is larger than the […]

Body discovered in abandoned van in Renton

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:37
Police say the body of an unidentified person was found in an abandoned van in Renton.

2nd concert-goer dies after Gorge music festival

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:29
QUINCY — A second concert-goer has died after falling ill while attending a music festival  at the Gorge Amphitheatre last month. The British Columbia Coroners Service says 22-year-old Vivek Pandher died Sunday at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia. The service’s Barbara McLintock says a cause has not been determined yet but coroners are looking […]

Satanic Temple sees Arkansas as possible monument location

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:11
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that will rid the Capitol grounds of a religious monument has simultaneously scuttled the plans of a group advocating for a Satanic statue there, and they now hope to enshrine the deity outside the Arkansas Statehouse. The Satanic Temple, which advocates for the separation of […]

Mariners activate Hisashi Iwakuma from DL, option James Jones to Tacoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:04
As expected, the Mariners activated right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma from the 15-day disabled list in time to start Monday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Safeco Field. Iwakuma, 34, had been on the disabled list since April 24 because of a strained lat muscle. Iwakuma is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA in three major-league starts this […]

Man charged with threatening Obama’s life in online post

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:40
BOSTON  — A Massachusetts man has been charged with posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill President Barack Obama. Twenty-eight-year-old Andrew O’Keefe, of Mansfield, has been charged with a felony count of posting an online threat against the president. He made an initial appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in Boston and […]