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Digging is finished on Bellevue light-rail tunnel


Employees and machines from Atkinson Construction finished digging Sound Transit’s future light-rail tunnel in Bellevue this week from East Main Street to Bellevue Downtown Station next to City Hall.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 3:29 am


Oregon senators succeed as Trump judicial pick withdrawn minutes before vote


Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden had objected to Ryan Bounds’ nomination, highlighting writings from Bounds’ years at Stanford that they said revealed alarming views on race, workers’ rights and the gay community.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 3:26 am


Jewell Loyd scores 31 points to lead Storm to victory at Connecticut


Jewell Loyd scored a season-high 31 points as the WNBA-leading Storm improved to 8-2 in road games this season.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 3:22 am


Photos: Capitol Hill Block Party


Published on 21 July 2018 | 3:22 am


Groove along with Capitol Hill Block Party


The annual festival runs through July 22 in the Seattle neighborhood.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 3:06 am


Who heard what Trump said to Putin? Only one other American


Marina Gross, the American interpreter during President Donald Trump’s meeting with President Vladimir Putin, is facing calls from Congress to testify. Her fellow interpreters are outraged.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 3:05 am


Hillary Clinton to appear at Central Park summer festival


NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton will be part of a star-studded lineup at a summer festival in New York’s Central Park. Clinton will be at the festival of conversation, music and food called the OZY Fest Saturday in the park’s Rumsey Playfield. The former Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state and U.S. senator from […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:58 am


India leader’s warm welcome of eight killers sparks waves of disgust


It has become the year of the mob in India. Dozens of people have been beaten to death by crowds of bored young men who alternate between booting someone in the head and taking a selfie.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:55 am


Worries of violence accompany 2020 GOP convention choice


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte, the North Carolina city selected for the 2020 Republican national Convention, has a history of diversity and inclusiveness that has sometimes been difficult to achieve. The Democratic-leaning city was chosen over Las Vegas at the summer meeting of the GOP’s national committee Friday. In 2012, North Carolina’s largest city hosted […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:50 am


WWII hero’s lost Purple Heart returned to his family


NEW YORK (AP) — A lost Purple Heart medal has been returned to the family of a New York City sailor who died trying to rescue shipmates after his Navy vessel was attacked by a German submarine during World War II. Ensign Rubin Keltch’s medal was received by his niece during a ceremony Friday at […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:49 am


Braves star 2B Albies likely to sit with tight hamstring


WASHINGTON (AP) — All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves will probably miss a couple of games after an early exit because of tightness in his right hamstring. Albies was pulled for a pinch-hitter Friday night in an 8-5 win at Washington. The 21-year-old Albies hit an RBI double in the first inning, […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:41 am


Feds want trustee to oversee bankrupt Oregon mega-dairy


Lost Valley Farm supplies milk to the Tillamook County Creamery Association, which produces Tillamook Cheese. The owner faces criminal charges in California for possession of methamphetamine and trying to bribe an officer.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:37 am


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CHICAGO — Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles in just six innings, tying the major-league record for extra-base hits in a game, and the St. Louis Cardinals hammered the Chicago Cubs 18-5 Friday. Carpenter went 5 for 5 and drove in seven runs at Wrigley Field. He led off the game with […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:37 am


Girl, 11, critically hurt in Graham house fire


While checking to see if anyone was inside, firefighters found the girl and carried her outside.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:19 am


Comic-Con gets a look at Spider-Man spinoff ‘Venom’


SAN DIEGO (AP) — Director Ruben Fleischer says that there aren’t really any heroes in the superhero movie “Venom,” who is a grittier, more violent and more complicated character than his Marvel brethren. Comic-Con attendees got a look at footage from the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Friday and heard from stars Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:19 am


With Magnus Wolff Eikrem gone and Raul Ruidiaz now in, Sounders down to final chance to start scoring and winning


The Sounders waived Norwegian midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem on Friday, saying the targeted allocation money player was no longer the fit once envisioned. The team needs some goals and a win Saturday at home against the Vancouver Whitecaps to get back in the Western Conference playoff picture

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:02 am


Orcas are back, and they’ve never faced a bigger menace


Our endangered killer whales have returned for the summer, with the pods limping into Puget Sound the smallest they’ve been in 34 years. The federal government has chosen this precarious moment to gut the law that protects them.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:02 am


Man suspected of shooting and killing Hawaii officer during traffic stop dies in police shootout, authorities say


HONOLULU (AP) — Man suspected of shooting and killing Hawaii officer during traffic stop dies in police shootout, authorities say.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:59 am


‘It was a nightmare’: Witnesses recount deadly sinking of duck boat in Missouri


The tourist boat, carrying 31 people, sank in a storm in Branson that hit with shocking ferocity, raising new concerns about the safety of these kinds of boats. Officials said at least 17 people were killed.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:56 am


Migos’ Offset arrested on felony gun charges in Georgia


JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Offset of the hip-hop group Migos is facing two felony gun charges after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta. Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells WXIA-TV that an officer pulled over a Porsche 911 Friday afternoon for failing to maintain its lane. Police say Offset, whose […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:56 am








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