Seattle Times Headlines

Pennsylvania probes possible link between quakes, fracking

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:50

Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether a series of minor earthquakes in the state this week were caused by nearby fracking operations. Five tiny temblors took place in a 22-hour span in Lawrence County, about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh and three-quarters of a mile from a natural gas well. No damage was reported. […]

What should the Seattle Seahawks do in day two of the NFL Draft?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:26

The Seahawks have four picks in day two of the NFL Draft. Here is a look at what some mock drafts have Seattle doing with some of those picks.

Vigil planned for 8 family members killed in Ohio massacre

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:26

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A vigil is planned for the eight family members killed in a shooting massacre in rural Ohio. The Pray for Pike County vigil at the Pike County Fairgrounds is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. The Rhoden family members were found shot to death April 22 at four homes in the rural […]

After 2012 stunner, ex-con makes another White House run

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:19

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Hillary Clinton tries to vanquish Bernie Sanders in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary next month, she will also have to watch out for Keith Judd. That should be no sweat, right? Judd is a political nobody and a felon, who barely scraped together the $2,500 needed to get his name […]

Will Ferrell ‘not pursuing’ Reagan film, says spokesman

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:18

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Ferrell is not pursuing a film project about President Ronald Reagan, a spokesman for the actor said Friday. The actor had read and considered the script for “Reagan” but had never committed to developing or starring in the comedic film, which had prompted a strong family backlash. The script for […]

Andrew McCarthy is downright creepy in ABC’s ‘The Family’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:16

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew McCarthy has been recognized in some pretty odd places. He was there when the Berlin Wall came down and was singled out by an East German guard as he tried to take a piece of the wall as a souvenir. “It was chaos and these East German guards were pushing […]

Former star of “The West Wing” greets White House reporters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allison Janney played a White House press secretary on “The West Wing.” She got a chance to do the real thing on Friday. Janney won four Emmy Awards playing C.J. Cregg and now stars on “Mom,” for which she also won an Emmy. She took the podium normally reserved for spokesman Josh […]

Original power lunch eatery to close and everything must go

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:14

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s original power lunch restaurant is closing, and the furniture, tableware and even the pots and pans will be sold. Items including the wine glass that President John F. Kennedy drank from and Henry Kissinger’s favorite banquette will go on the auction block when the Four Seasons closes in July. […]

Police: Irate woman waves gun over boneless wing mix-up

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:01

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have charged a couple after a fouled-up order of chicken wings apparently prompted a woman to wave a gun inside a restaurant. Wilmington police spokeswoman Linda Rawley says 24-year-old Clarissa Gagum walked into the restaurant Thursday and placed an order of bone-in chicken wings, but received boneless […]

Island County man fined $100,000 for pointing laser at ferry wheelhouse

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:59

An Island County man has been fined $100,000 for allegedly pointing a high-powered laser at a ferry’s wheelhouse last October.

Boeing saved $305 million last year from state tax breaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:58

Boeing saved $305 million in state taxes last year thanks to Washington’s suite of aerospace tax incentives granted by lawmakers to keep the company building jets here.

Prince Harry gets the queen, Obamas to plug Invictus Games

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:48

LONDON (AP) — It helps to have friends in high places when you’re promoting an athletic event. That’s certainly the case for Prince Harry, who released a video Friday promoting the upcoming Invictus Games for wounded veterans. The cast includes his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, and Barack and Michelle Obama, who Harry had over for […]

Friend of white man accused in black Charleston church massacre pleads guilty to lying to feds

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:46

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Friend of white man accused in black Charleston church massacre pleads guilty to lying to feds.

Grand Forks drone unit cleared to fly nationwide missions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:45

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A county law enforcement unit in North Dakota that has been at the leading edge of unmanned aircraft development is cleared to fly drones throughout the country. The authorization announced earlier this month by the Federal Aviation Administration makes the Northeast Region Unmanned Aircraft System unit in Grand Forks one of […]

Senate confirms first female officer for warfighting command

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:44

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed an Air Force general to be the first female officer to lead one of the military’s warfighting commands. By voice vote late Thursday, the Senate approved Gen. Lori Robinson to be commander of U.S. Northern Command. The command is responsible for preventing attacks against the United States. She […]

Federal investigators fault VA review of Texas wait times

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:38

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities have determined that an investigation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs into the manipulation of wait times for Texas veterans seeking care was “deficient and unreasonable.” The U.S. Office of Special Counsel said in a release this week that the investigation of scheduling manipulation at several Texas VA […]

North Carolina lawmaker defends law, acknowledges fallout

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:37

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A leading North Carolina lawmaker has told business leaders he respects their right to speak out against a law limiting protections for LGBT people — but he’s not changing his mind. The Human Rights Campaign posted a copy of the letter, dated April 19, online Friday. In the letter, Republican Senate […]

Feds call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:35

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The federal government is asking a judge to disband the police department in polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona border found guilty of violating the constitutional rights of nonbelievers. U.S. Department of Justice attorneys say in a court filing Friday that outside agencies such as county sheriffs need to handle the […]

Norovirus sickens 159 on cruise ship docked in Norfolk

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:00

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Passengers on a cruise ship docked in Virginia have been sickened with norovirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Balmoral, which is docked Friday in Norfolk, reports 159 crew and passengers have reported being sick. The ship operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines left Britain April 16. A […]

Adam Hochschild on ‘Spain in Our Hearts’, this week on Well Read

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 00:58

Whether you know nothing or quite a bit about the Spanish Civil War, historian Adam Hochschild’s new book “Spain in Our Hearts” is well worth a read. It’s a moving and tragic story, about the Americans and other international residents who signed up to help the Spanish Republic fight a right-wing nationalist insurrection in the […]