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Washington QB Cyler Miles suspended for season opener at Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:46
Washington sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the season opener at Hawaii, UW coach Chris Petersen told The Seattle Times.

Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:44
For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.

CBS event marks civil rights anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:31
A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.

NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:23
The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

Thursday Memo: Pot freighter afloat ... Revenge of the uncool ... Tank cars derail

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:46
Pot-smuggling freighter to be salvaged: The vessel, which was seized carrying a whopping $74 million worth of marijuana 18 months ago and later sank in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway, has been refloated and hauled to Seattle to be salvaged for $1.2 million. A lot of pot, expensive salvage, no?

Morning links: Steve Sarkisian loving life at USC

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:46
Good morning from Hollywood.

US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:40
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years.

Man run over by own truck during road rage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:33
A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

July 24 TV Picks: ‘Project Runway’ Season 13 premiere

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Thursday, July 24, 2014, include “Project Runway” on Lifetime, “Foyle’s War” on KCTS and “Working the Engels” on NBC.

Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with Bowie

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:39
David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children.

Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:50
AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:48
Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.

MI boys soccer coach to lead U12 team on trip to China

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:16
A group of 14 young soccer players from Mercer Island will experience the trip of a lifetime when they embark upon an 11-day stay in China, starting later this week by mixing soccer and a cultural experience.

Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:37
Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises.

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:31
Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:31
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:31
After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

Boss of company in China meat scandal apologizes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:31
The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC.

Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:31
A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.

Prayers for man who died in NY police custody

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:16
Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his family was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in efforts to get a civil rights probe of his death.