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Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:33
Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign

Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:33
An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

Putin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:33
A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.

Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:21
New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:21
Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:03
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman shows his discipline in practice ... preparing to fight boredom

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:46
Talented cornerback still working hard despite the fact not many balls could come his way

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:46
North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and -- watched by officials as they spoke -- called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Taijuan Walker provides strong relief in September call-up

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:46
Heeding manager Lloyd McClendon’s advice, Walker throws six innings, allowing one run and striking out five.

Novak Djokovic copes with heat at U.S. Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:34
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was able to deal with the heat and advanced at the U.S. Open in New York. Meanwhile, in the women’s bracket, No. 7 Eugenie Bouchard struggled physically before losing to Ekaterina Makarova.

UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:31
The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq.

More women hitting the road on motorcycles

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:12
Motorcycle companies are producing smaller, lighter bikes, more suitable for female riders, and featuring more women in their ads — riding the bikes, not decorating them.

Poverty rate higher in suburbs than cities, including Seattle area

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:01
Across the country, more poor people live in suburbs than live in cities. According to research last year by the Brookings Institution, poverty also was shown to be on the rise in Seattle suburbs.

Oakland Raiders announce rookie Derek Carr will start at quarterback

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:01
Oakland Raiders rookie Derek Carr beat out veteran Matt Schaub for the starting job. Carr passed for 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns last season at Fresno State and was drafted in the second round.

Louisville opens coach Bobby Petrino’s 2nd stint at school with victory over Miami

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:54
Dominique Brown’s 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian’s 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth backed Louisville’s big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night.

Tacoma loses season finale to Fresno, 9-5

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:48
Rainiers finish season 74-70 after allowing Grizzlies to score six runs in fifth inning.