The Best of Seattle

Seattle is a major coastal seaport city and the seat of King County, in the U.S. state of Washington. With an estimated 634,535 residents as of 2012, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. The Seattle metropolitan area of around 4 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city is situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the 8th largest port in the United States and 9th largest in North America in terms of container handling.

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Experts fear ‘snowball effect’ as Iran abandons nuclear deal

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 23:07:07 -0700


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran is preparing to break through limits set by Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, and each step the country takes narrows the time its leaders would need to have enough highly enriched uranium for an atomic bomb — if they chose to build one. Breaking the stockpile […]

Western Panama hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 23:04:14 -0700


DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck western Panama. The quake hit early Wednesday, about 20 minutes after midnight local time (0523 GMT), on the nation’s western coast just north of La Esperanza at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). There were no […]

UConn board expected to finalize switch from AAC to Big East

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 23:03:41 -0700


STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees is expected to accept an invitation to move most of the school’s athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference to the Big East. The board has added the vote to a regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday morning. The Huskies were a charter member of the […]

UConn board expected to finalize switch from AAC to Big East

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 23:03:41 -0700


STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees is expected to accept an invitation to move most of the school’s athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference to the Big East. The board has added the vote to a regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday morning. The Huskies were a charter member of the […]

La Stella’s inside-the-park HR powers Angels past Reds, 5-1

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:13:59 -0700


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tommy La Stella hit a leadoff inside-the-park homer and Luis Rengifo added a three-run shot in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Pinch-runner Wilfredo Tovar tagged up and scored from second on Shohei Ohtani’s long fly to left in the seventh inning for the […]

Hernandez hits leadoff homer, Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 3-2

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:53:34 -0700


PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers hit the halfway mark of their schedule with the most wins in the majors and matched the best midway mark in franchise history. The season hasn’t been perfect so far, but it’s pretty close. Enrique Hernandez hit his sixth career leadoff home run, Justin Turner added a solo […]

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