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Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:56
U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.

Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:01
Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks, the minority of local voices that do agonize over Gazans' suffering are being silenced in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic debate.

Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:00
The 168 juveniles recovered last month during an FBI child sex trafficking bust included some kids who had never been reported missing, a population that law enforcement encounters often and that child welfare advocates say they're especially concerned about.

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:00
A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:00
Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

'Mikado,' 'Othello' spark public forum at Seattle Rep

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:59
Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes:

'Mikado,' 'Othello' spark public forum at Seattle Rep

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:59
Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes:

Killer of Kelsey Grammer's sister denied parole

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:57
A man who raped and killed Kelsey Grammer's sister nearly 40 years ago has been denied parole after the actor testified against his release.

Killer of Kelsey Grammer's sister denied parole

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:57
A man who raped and killed Kelsey Grammer's sister nearly 40 years ago has been denied parole after the actor testified against his release.

What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:57
What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!

Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:57
Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors.

Extra Points: Jayson Jenks talks about the Jesse Williams injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:55
Seattle Times sports reporter Jayson Jenks wraps up the news from day five of Seahawks training camp, notably an injury to defensive tackle Jesse Williams:

Extra Points: Jayson Jenks talks about the Jesse Williams injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:55
Seattle Times sports reporter Jayson Jenks wraps up the news from day five of Seahawks training camp, notably an injury to defensive tackle Jesse Williams:

Indianapolis man buys 2 $1M tickets in 3 months

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:59
An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months.

Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:59
A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.

GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:59
Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:00
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have cost more lives on both sides.

Boeing will build largest 787 model only in S. Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:59
Boeing confirmed Wednesday that the longest version of its 787 Dreamliner — the 787-10 — will be assembled exclusively in North Charleston, S.C.

Speight Jenkins recalls 31 years of Seattle Opera highs, lows

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:56
You can’t run an opera company without a few mishaps and a lot of memorable moments. Seattle Opera’s retiring general director, Speight Jenkins, shares a few of each from his 31 years in the job.

Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:54
Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class.