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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Ex-EPA chief Pruitt registers as energy lobbyist in Indiana

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:54:28 -0700


WASHINGTON (AP) — Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt has registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana as fossil fuels interests there are fighting the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. A lobbying disclosure report for Pruitt filed Thursday provides little insight into what he’s doing in Indiana, but several clues point to work on […]

Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:51:21 -0700


BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee. He was reinstated April 9 and appeared in four games with Boston, making four starts at second […]

Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:39:31 -0700


NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith’s 1939 song “That’s Why Darkies Were Born.” The song originated […]

Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:51:21 -0700


BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee. He was reinstated April 9 and appeared in four games with Boston, making four starts at second […]

Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:39:31 -0700


NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith’s 1939 song “That’s Why Darkies Were Born.” The song originated […]

Attorneys accuse police, prosecutors of leaking Kraft video

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:25:33 -0700


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for two of the women charged in a Florida prostitution sting asked a judge on Thursday to hold police and prosecutors in contempt of court following reports that someone was shopping around undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The motion was filed in Palm Beach […]

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