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Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:39
Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts.

Feds ease concerns about migrant kids who might come to JBLM

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:36
If migrant children from Central America do come to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, local communities would not be responsible for their welfare, federal officials told local representatives Wednesday.

Marshawn Lynch expected to hold out of Seahawks training camp, Michael Robinson says

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:48
Marshawn Lynch, who threatened to hold out during Seattle’s minicamp last June but then showed up anyway, is expected to be absent when the Seahawks begin training camp Friday. The news was revealed by former Seahawk fullback Michael Robinson, who is now working for the NFL Network.

Texas getting wired for wind power

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:46
For years, the wind industry has been hampered by such a severe lack of transmission lines that when the wind is strong, a local power surplus forces some machines to be shut down. Now, Texas is conducting an experiment that might hold lessons for the rest of the U.S.

Baldwin, LaBeouf share a role — defendant— in NYC

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:46
Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf never ended up sharing a Broadway stage as planned last year, but real-life dramatics landed both of them Thursday in a distinctly less celebrated venue: Manhattan criminal courts.

Bring back firing squads, judge argues; guillotine also ‘foolproof’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:31
An influential federal appeals-court judge says lethal injection was a “dishonest” attempt to disguise the brutal nature of capital punishment and properly trained firing squads are a “foolproof” way to quickly execute an inmate and avoid complications surrounding lethal inje

Media-days event a hit, and more from the Pac-12 commish . . .

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:31
Pac-12 football media days ground to a close Thursday, and in my mind, the new two-day format was a big success. I heard some reservations from colleagues about how it worked, but if the overriding goal of the league is increased visibility – duh – this seemed the way to go.

Once-common marine birds disappearing from our coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:50
From white-winged scoters and surf scoters to long-tailed ducks, murres, loons and some seagulls, the number of everyday marine birds here has plummeted dramatically in recent decades. The reasons are often complex, but for many the loss of forage fish like herring might hold a clue.

SPD: Reports of drone strike on Space Needle greatly exaggerated

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:49
To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of a drone strike on the Space Needle were greatly exaggerated.

Seahawks add two to fill out roster

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:49
The Seahawks have, according to varying reports, added two players to their roster tonight to get to the NFL limit of 90.

Man to face murder charge in Redmond stabbing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:46
A man charged with fatally stabbing a 17-year-old girl in Redmond threatened to stab the next person he saw, according to court documents.

Old film clips found in storage locker turn into unexpected gift

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:46
A current-day documentary, “Grays Harbor Happenings,” gives new life to rediscovered film clips depicting life in Grays Harbor nearly a century ago.

2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:42
Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.

Ukraine disaster in search of an investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky one week ago on Thursday, thrusting at least 10 countries whose citizens were on board into the middle of a war between Ukraine’s government and pro-Russia rebels. Yet there is no sign of an investigation.

Game thread: Orioles at Mariners -- July 24, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:26
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Charges: South Park man killed mother, stepfather with ax

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:22
A 45-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of his mother and stepfather on Saturday in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood.

Bakery, lunch and tea help lift Starbucks to record revenues

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:50
Starbucks’ growing ability to draw people into the store for items other than a latte brought in record quarterly revenues and higher-than-expected profit.

Admiral Theater in West Seattle in 'limbo'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:46
It's not an easy time to be running an independent movie theater: In recent years, virtually all have had to pony up to pay for digital conversion, as the release of movies on 35mm film fades away. (Among the area's indies who have converted, or are in the process of converting: Northwest Film Forum

Historians will recall leaders’ inaction

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:46
It’s difficult to justify our outrage over the failure of the Palestinians and the Israelis to act in the best interests of their people when Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill can’t do it either, writes syndicated columnist

Editorial: EPA acts to protect Bristol Bay

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:46
The Pebble Mine project is bad news for a vital Alaskan salmon fishery and the thousands of jobs its supports throughout the Northwest.