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Police seek man who grabbed teen on the street

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:24
Seattle police are looking for a man who grabbed a teenager on the street Wednesday night in an apparent abduction attempt. He was driving a blue SUV, possibly a newer-model Jeep, with a license-plate number that begins with “A.”

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on Tyler Lockett, Chris Matthews, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:14
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about the team's receiving corps, and other topics, when he met the media after Saturday's practice.

Seafair Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:09
Photos from Seafair Saturday, Aug., 1, 2015.

Seattle may require drivers to clear road of cars after crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:04
Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen plans to introduce legislation to require that drivers who can safely move their vehicles after a crash do so. That’s already state law, but local officials want to underscore the need to clear roads quickly after a collision.

How Seattle can heal Chinatown-ID after Donnie Chin’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:04
As Seattle’s Chinatown-International District grieves, city leaders must stay engaged with the community and ensure Donnie Chin's death leads to solutions and improved public safety.

Two cheers for capitalism

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:04
We are clearly heading toward another great debate about the nature of capitalism. Contemporary capitalism’s critics are becoming both bolder and more intellectually rigorous. Protests and discussions are sprouting up all over the place. For example, this week I was attending the Aspen Action Forum, a gathering of young business and NGO leaders selected because […]

Why the naysayers are wrong about the Iran deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:03
Mike Huckabee says President Barack Obama is using his nuclear deal to “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” Mitt Romney describes it as a “generational calamity.” And while polls diverge, one recently taken by CNN suggests the public wants Congress to reject the agreement by a 52 percent to […]

Seahawks defensive tackle Mebane believes 30 is the new 25

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:01
In the context of pro football, turning 30 can be labeled as the beginning of old age for a player, but Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane scoffs at the idea, saying he is “a different breed.”

A helping hand reuniting dads and kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:01
A South Seattle nonprofit is help break the cycle of fathers who abandon their children.

Guest: Four ways parents can help preschoolers grasp early math concepts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:00
Activities like counting and playing games can go a long way in exposing young children to basic math concepts, writes Bryan Street, math coach at South Shore PK-8 School in Seattle.

The pains caused by absent dads

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:00
The most shocking part about fatherlessness is society’s acceptance of it

Iraq’s hot weather and spotty electricity lead to protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 06:49
A large protest over the lack of electricity shut down traffic in Baghdad on Friday night, and more protests took place Saturday in southern Iraq.

Amnesty International advocates decriminalization of prostitution

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 05:34
The proposal to decriminalize sex buyers and sellers has been denounced by women’s groups such as the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, and celebrities such as Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Gloria Steinem.

Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 05:34
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A special prosecutor says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted on felony charges accusing the Republican of misleading investors before taking office. Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney appointed by a judge to the case, told The New York Times on Saturday that Collin County grand jurors indicted Paxton […]

CDC’s overblown estimate of Ebola outbreak draws criticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 05:24
Disease modelers use math to try to provide a more precise picture of a certain situation or to predict how the situation will change, and have become critical in the world of infectious diseases. But the accuracy — or inaccuracy — of such models is increasingly a talking point.

Impressions from Day 2 of Seahawks’ training camp

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 05:01
Our reporters at Seahawks headquarters share their first impressions from Saturday's second day of Seahawks training camp.

Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 05:01
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country’s wildlife authority said Saturday. In addition, bow and arrow hunts have been suspended […]

State senators: Investigate Goldmark over ‘low’ lease deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 04:58
Two senators have asked the acting state auditor to investigate the Commissioner of Public Lands for an “artificially low” deal with the Navy restricting shoreline development in the Hood Canal.

How your U.S. lawmaker voted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 04:50
WASHINGTON — Here’s how Washington state’s members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 31. The House is now on its summer recess until Sept. 8. The Senate meets for another week before its summer recess begins. House Civil-service job protections By a vote of 256 for and 170 against, the […]