Rad Cyrus, an Iranian immigrant and tech worker living in Shoreline, looks forward to evenings at home, when he gets to spend time with his wife by video chat. She lives in Tehran, and has been waiting years for a visa. 
(Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Rad Cyrus, an Iranian immigrant and tech worker living in Shoreline, looks forward to evenings at home, when he gets to spend time with his wife by video chat. She lives in Tehran, and has been waiting years for a visa. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

‘I want to live my life with her’; Trump travel ban is keeping families apart for years, many in Seattle’s tech community

A young generation of highly educated residents in the Seattle area, some working at high-profile tech companies, continue to be separated from their loved ones by President Trump's travel ban. Applying for a waiver is a vague process — with no application form.  VIEW

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Fatal shooting probe closes one lane of eastbound Highway 520 bridge near Montlake

A man died in the driver's seat of a car from an apparent gunshot wound on the Highway 520 bridge early Monday morning. The scene is being processed as a homicide, "but further investigation may prove otherwise," Trooper Rick Johnson, a State Patrol spokesman, said Monday morning. Detectives believe the public isn't in danger, he...

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Health

Sheriff: Juvenile charged in shooting death of newborn baby

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a juvenile has been charged in the shooting death of a newborn baby at a home in North Carolina. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that the juvenile is in custody in the shooting death Friday night of a 21-day-old infant in Fayetteville. The sheriff's office says the...

Eastside

Fatal shooting probe closes one lane of eastbound Highway 520 bridge near Montlake

A man died in the driver's seat of a car from an apparent gunshot wound on the Highway 520 bridge early Monday morning. The scene is being processed as a homicide, "but further investigation may prove otherwise," Trooper Rick Johnson, a State Patrol spokesman, said Monday morning. Detectives believe the public isn't in danger, he...

Science

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment. Twenty years and more than 12,380 shipments later, tons of...  VIEW