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Bulldozer gets buried in sand at gravel site, killing worker

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:13
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters say a bulldozer has been buried by an “avalanche” of sand at a Massachusetts gravel site, killing a worker. Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz identifies the construction company worker killed Tuesday as 65-year-old Whitman resident Charles Pace. Plymouth fire Chief Edward Bradley says about 12 feet of sand fell on […]

Comparing economic woes in Puerto Rico and Greece

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:13
The governments of both Puerto Rico and Greece are facing financial crunches in which neither has enough money to make payments on mountains of borrowed money.

Another Major League Soccer rule change could be on its way: The “core player”

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:01
Goal.com dropped a pair of Major League Soccer news bombs on what had been an otherwise quiet Monday afternoon. First, it reported that L.A. Galaxy is in “advanced talks” with Spanish club Villarreal for Mexican star Giovani dos Santos. Secondly — and with wider-ranging implications — it reported that MLS owners are ready to approve […]

Live updates: U.S.A. takes on Germany in Women’s World Cup semifinals

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:58
Follow along with Sounders reporter Matt Pentz and fellow fans as the U.S. women take on Germany in a semifinal match for a chance to reach the Women's World Cup title game.

Urban Sushi Kitchen: Fresh fish at a friendly price

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:49
One of downtown’s better sushi deals.

Columbia River sockeye and chinook returns are second largest on record

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:40
Here’s the latest updates on Columbia River summer chinook and sockeye by state Fish and Wildlife that shows sockeye stocks are the second largest on record dating back to 1938, and chinook would be the second largest since at least 1980. SUMMER CHINOOK Adult summer chinook passage at Bonneville Dam during June 16-29 totals 53,197 […]

5 things to keep in mind as Apple Music is launched

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:30
Daniel Ek of Spotify, the Beggars Group label consortium and the almighty Taylor Swift (among many others) are among the many who have all inveighed, quipped or protested against Apple Music, which stands to profoundly reshape the music industry with its launch this week. Offering a centralized location for streaming music, integration with Apple’s universe […]

Scarcely working for major studios, women filmmakers find niche in Indy films

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:25
Less than 5 percent of major studio movies were directed by women last year, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck say they’re getting divorced

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck say they’ve decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage. The couple announced in a joint statement Tuesday that the decision comes after careful consideration. They say they remain committed to co-parenting their three children, Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Garner Affleck. […]

Your week in Seattle music: Van Halen, Gregg Allman and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:51
Gregg Allman, Shellac, Van Halen & Tyler, The Creator all part of your week in Seattle music.

‘Prairie Home’ fan Thile excited about subbing for Keillor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:41
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mandolinist Chris Thile (THEEL’-ee) of the band Punch Brothers says hosting “A Prairie Home Companion” is like “getting to be Luke Skywalker.” Thile will substitute for “Prairie Home” host and creator Garrison Keillor on the public radio show Saturday and Feb. 14 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. A longtime “Prairie […]

Here is the latest Columbia River summer salmon catch data

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:24
Here is the latest word on the Columbia River summer salmon fishery by state Fish and Wildlife: Based on the pre-season forecast of 73,000 adult summer chinook, an estimated 3,200 adult summer chinook are available for recreational harvest on the Lower Columbia mainstem. Through June 28, an estimated 1,600 fish have been kept.  The season […]

Empty ATMs force some tourists in Greece to scramble

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:23
Cash crunch comes as Greece enters peak holiday season, and forces some travelers who haven’t been able to get money to stiff taxi drivers and tourist businesses.

Series of ‘bizarre’ brush fires break out along I-5 near Marysville

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:59
Update at 1:58 p.m.: The state Department of Transportation says traffic is backed about eight miles as a result of the brush fires along southbound I-5. Update 1:43 p.m. A series of brush fires near Marysville resulted in the brief shutdown of all southbound lanes of Interstate 5. Most Read StoriesResidents return to ‘war zone’ […]

Leap second will be added to clock this afternoon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:54
International timekeepers are tacking a second to the clock to compensate for a slightly slower Earth rotation.

Boeing loses $1.3B South Korean tanker deal to Airbus

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:51
South Korea said Tuesday it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion.

Vatican says pope might sample coca leaves in Bolivia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:48
Bolivian Culture Minister Marko Machicao told local media that Francis had asked to chew coca leaves upon arrival in Bolivia next week.

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at American Ballet Theatre

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:40
ABT announced the promotion six days after Copeland made her New York debut in the role of Odette/Odile in “Swan Lake.”

Coast Guard cutter returns to Seattle after seizing 6 tons of cocaine during 71-day patrol

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:19
The Coast Guard cutter Midgett returned to Seattle Tuesday morning after seizing 12,100 pounds of cocaine during a 71-day voyage along the coast of South America.

Who is in, and about to get in, the GOP race for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:59
The Republican presidential field: who’s in and who’s still waiting for the right moment. ___ IN THE RACE: TED CRUZ Most Read StoriesResidents return to ‘war zone’ in wake of Wenatchee wildfireWoman knocked unconscious by falling drone during Seattle's Pride paradeNurse dies from injuries in attack near CenturyLink FieldHow ISIS methodically groomed a lonely young […]