UPDATE - 09:52 PM
The Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday at a congressional hearing that it will not consider the climate effects of burning U.S. coal in Asia as part of its review of proposed coal-export terminals in the Pacific Northwest.
Seven members of Washington’s congressional delegation are urging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to assure that the federal government won’t penalize pot users and sellers “for activities legal under state law.”
UPDATE - 09:51 PM
Washington’s cities, counties, ports, Indian tribes, public utility districts and school districts spent about $2.5 million lobbying state lawmakers during the regular legislative session — more than any other group.
State officials predict rapid progress in budget negotiations after two forecasts on Tuesday gave the Legislature an additional $320 million to spend over the next two years.
A national advocacy group released a report Tuesday that harshly criticized the nation’s higher-education teacher-preparation programs, but Washington educators called the report flawed.
It’s tough for a lot of his foes to admit. But Rodney Tom, the Democrat who turned on his own party, is the big winner in Olympia politics this year.
A Boone inspector says a motel pool heater that leaked carbon monoxide and killed a Washington state couple and later a South Carolina boy was installed without the knowledge of the town's inspection department.
A federal judge has ruled that a class of more than 650 farm workers should have had information about wages and other job conditions disclosed to them by the company that hired them.
Timothy Ray Brown, a native of Seattle who was the first person cured of the AIDS virus, is joining with scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to help extend the cure to others.
Seattle lives an uncomfortable life as a Plan B for NHL, NBA
Retiring goalkeeper must wait for playing time behind starter Michael Gspurning, and missed chances to play when the Sounders were eliminated from the U.S. Open Cup.
NASCAR driver Mike Harmon has turned himself in to authorities in North Carolina after warrants were issued for him and a business partner.
Sounders FC moves up from eighth to seventh in the latest rankings.
Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry
A would-be bicycle thief picked the wrong victim — a West Seattle distance runner.
Olivia Carville, 24, is a journalist from The Press, a daily newspaper in Christchurch, New Zealand. Last Tuesday, she went to her first American sports event and it didn’t exactly go as planned.
UPDATE - 10:33 PM
Secrecy about injuries is an NHL tradition, especially in the playoffs.
UPDATE - 10:32 PM
Top-seeded North Carolina beat fourth-seeded Louisiana State in an elimination game at the College World Series.
Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry
The Angels pounded 21 hits to back former Mariner left-hander Jason Vargas, who struck out a season-high nine.
If he had it his way, DJ Peterson would treat the minor-league ladder like Mike Zunino did. After making short work of Seattle's farm system, Zunino has been the team's most recent first-round major-league baseball draft pick to climb his way up the ranks and don the Mariner uniform.
Former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon is part of a lawsuit that could end up playing a significant role in whether NCAA athletes get paid.
Google is the top dog, dominating mobile maps used on smartphones, and Waze makes Google a bigger dog. The question now is whether the U.S. government pushes back and forces Google to give back its new toy.
The Landmark Theatre will show its last movie June 27 after a new lease agreement couldn’t be reached.
Sprint is suing to stop Dish Network's buyout of wireless data network operator Clearwire. The nation's third-largest cellphone carrier said the proposed deal violates the rights of Sprint and other Clearwire shareholders.
Starbucks has a new way to wake up its customers: showing the calories in its drinks.
UPDATE - 09:40 PM
After initially defying federal regulators, Chrysler abruptly agreed Tuesday to recall some older-model Jeeps with fuel tanks that could rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.
An Everett aircraft maintenance company has agreed to pay $275,000 to settle two Federal Aviation Administration penalty claims.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew won't win any prizes in penmanship, but his official signature which will go on the nation's currency is at least a slight improvement over the loopy scrawl he had a few months ago.
A federal bank that backed a huge airplane loan for Air India will have to explain that the loan didn't hurt U.S. airlines.
U.S. retail sales of video games, hardware and accessories declined 25 percent in May as demand for aging game consoles continued to fade and fewer new games launched compared with last year, according to market researcher NPD Group.
President Barack Obama has given the clearest signal yet that Chairman Ben Bernanke will likely leave the Federal Reserve when his term ends in January.
Britain's Serious Fraud Office has charged a former trader with conspiracy to defraud in the rigging of a benchmark interest rate.
U.S. consumer prices rose slightly last month, as higher energy costs partly offset cheaper food. The small increase is further evidence that consumers are benefiting from mild inflation.
Todd Bradley, the head of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s printing and personal computer business, has been appointed to a new position in charge of the company's strategy with a focus on China, the company said Tuesday.
The domestic impact of U.S. Export- Import Bank loan guarantees for Air India’s purchase of 30 Boeing aircraft weren’t adequately explained, a federal appeals court ruled in a challenge by Delta Air Lines.
U.S. safety regulators said Tuesday that they are investigating problems with air-bag sensors in the seats of some small Suzuki SUVs.
The survey classifies three types of employees. The first is actively engaged, the second type of worker is “not engaged,” and the third type, labeled “actively disengaged,” hates going to work — which Gallup says costs companies money.
U.S. builders stepped up home construction in May and applied for permits to build single-family homes at the fastest pace in five years. The gains show housing remains a key source of growth for the economy.
The nation's teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.
Scandals involving the mayors of Montreal and Toronto, and corruption probes risk tarnishing Canada’s reputation as one of the most graft-free countries in the world.
NEW - 09:31 PM
Police say the passenger argued with the cabdriver over the fare and killed him with an umbrella jab to the eye.
Michael Hastings died early Tuesday in a one-car crash in Los Angeles. His controversial article on Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to McChrystal’s resignation.
UPDATE - 09:41 PM
Sweeping immigration legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, at the same time it would bestow legal status on an estimated 8 million immigrants living in the United States unlawfully.
After weeks of sometimes violent confrontation with police, protesters in Turkey have found what could be a more potent form of resistance: standing still.
A California grand jury has indicted a Florida man on charges he strangled his ex-wife and tossed her off a cruise ship in Italy.
A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a French ship that disappeared while exploring the Great Lakes in the 17th century.
A 6-year-old San Francisco Bay Area boy died after he was attacked by a dog that belongs to his uncle, who is a police officer, authorities and a family spokesman said Tuesday.
A scrappy Vice President Joe Biden vowed Tuesday to "beat the gun lobby" by ultimately passing stronger firearm laws and said some lawmakers who voted against background checks have privately told him they want another chance.
A mosquito-borne disease that preys on the young and malnourished is sweeping across poverty-riven northern India again this monsoon season in what officials worry could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade.
The latest possible resting place of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is an overgrown farm field where the normal calm of chirping crickets is being drowned out by a beeping backhoe, the chop of an overhead news helicopter and the bustle of reporters and onlookers.
A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a chaotic search for a murder suspect that was recorded by a reality TV crew.
Radar indicated a tornado briefly touched down Tuesday over the east runways of Denver International Airport, where thousands of people took shelter in bathrooms, stairwells and other safe spots until the dangerous weather passed, officials said.
A Mississippi woman has pleaded not guilty to killing a woman by giving silicone injections as a buttocks enhancement.
A Utah man shot in the head during a Father's Day Mass was upgraded to fair condition Tuesday - just a few hours after his son-in-law was charged with attempted homicide in the shooting.
The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats characterized as yet another example of a GOP war on women.
Two suicide bombers targeted a Shiite mosque in Baghdad on Tuesday, one blowing himself up at a nearby checkpoint while the other slipped inside during prayers. The blasts killed 34 people, Iraqi officials said.
A teenager is recovering after being bitten by as shark as he was standing in waist-deep water at a Texas beach.
Russia is on its way to sharply limiting the adoption of children by people from countries that allow same-sex marriage.
A woman says she and her 5-year-old developmentally disabled daughter were thrown out of a theater during a "Beauty and the Beast" performance because the girl was making giggling and humming noises she makes when she's happy.
Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temple complex.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of hundreds of mourners attending a funeral in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 29 people. Among the dead was a newly elected lawmaker who may have been the target, authorities said.
Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.
Nearly 3 million New Yorkers' homes are now in evacuation zones that cover more than a third of the city's population, under new maps released Tuesday.
Prosecutors in Poland and Germany said Tuesday they are reviewing files on a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit to see if they have enough evidence to press charges and request his extradition from the United States.
Physicist Kenneth Wilson, who earned a Nobel prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transitions, has died in Maine, where he retired to enjoy kayaking with his wife. He was 77.
A former teacher in central Pennsylvania is facing charges after police say she allowed a student to perform body piercings in class.
The city of Seattle’s contract with the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild should be reopened, as soon as it is signed, to end paying the president’s salary.
If action isn’t taken we will see jobs like these continue flying off into the horizon, writes guest columnist Mike Hewitt.
Bruce Ramsey / Times editorial columnist
The marijuana industry did not turn out as social activists imagined it, writes Seattle Times columnist Bruce Ramsey.
Hard-won gains narrowing the academic-achievement gap need not be lost to summer. Reading programs continue the effort
Books of Seattle-area interest: “Dead Silence” by Kimberly Derting, “Murdock Tackles Taos,” by Robert J. Ray, “Sons of Zeus” by Noble Smith and “Darwin’s Doubt” by Stephen C. Meyer.
Prominent art collector Charles Saatchi has accepted a police caution for assault after grasping the throat of his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.
TV picks for Tuesday, June 18, 2013, include the season finale of “The Voice” on NBC, “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox and “Pretty Little Liars” on ABC Family.
Selma Blair is making a sudden exit from the Charlie Sheen sitcom "Anger Management."
New DVD releases for Tuesday, June 18, include the adventure “Jack the Giant Slayer”; Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, “Quartet”; and the party comedy “21 & Over.”
The endangered Lakota language has lost one of its greatest supporters.
Video shows Justin Bieber running into a photographer with his white Ferrari in Hollywood, but police say there was no crime and the injuries aren't life-threatening.
Following crowd-funding campaigns from "Veronica Mars" and Zach Braff, James Franco is trying to raise $500,000 to bankroll a trilogy of movies.
Prominent British art collector Charles Saatchi has admitted assault and accepted a police caution after published photos showed him grasping the throat of his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.
Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it could be contaminated with salmonella.
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