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NYC man gets prison for subway hammer attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:54

NEW YORK (AP) — A mugger who hit two New York City subway riders on the head with a hammer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson says Anthony Coward was sentenced Monday. The May 2014 attacks occurred in the Rockaway Avenue station in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The victims were ambushed […]

Professor faces 5 years, likely more, for child porn

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:51

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An award-winning contemporary literature professor faces at least five years in federal prison when he’s sentenced for his massive child pornography collection. But the 58-year-old could likely face more. An Erie federal judge agrees with federal prosecutors that guidelines for Monday’s sentencing of Kirk Nesset call for between 12 years, seven months […]

At least 30 injured, several critically, in bus crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:51

MADISON, Conn. (AP) — A charter bus driving through a snowstorm to a casino flipped onto its side Monday, injuring at least 30 people, several of them critically, and closing the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Connecticut. The bus, which was on its way from New York City to the Mohegan Sun casino, crashed […]

Conan O’Brien to discuss liberal arts education at Harvard

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:50

BOSTON (AP) — Conan O’Brien is coming to Harvard to talk about the value of a liberal arts education. The late night TV host will visit the Cambridge campus on Friday for a conversation about arts and education with university President Drew Faust, followed by questions from the audience. O’Brien is a Brookline native and […]

Residents displaced by gas leak get more time to return

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:48

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Gas Co. has agreed to give Los Angeles residents displaced by a massive gas leak much more time to return to their homes once the well is plugged. The utility and city attorney on Monday announced an agreement to allow residents to take up to eight days to move […]

Johns Hopkins approved for HIV-positive organ transplants

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:46

BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently received approval to perform organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients. The hospital announced in a news release Monday that it plans to perform the nation’s first kidney transplant between an HIV-positive donor and recipient and the first such liver transplant in the world. These transplants could […]

5th Ave’s musical ‘Business’ succeeds

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:42

A review of the 5th Avenue Theatre’s staging of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” on stage through Feb. 21.

Police: 2 guns in Miss shooting that killed 2, wounded 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:06

Police say two guns were used in a shooting that killed two men and injured four people after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi. But Pass Christian (kris-TYANH) Police Chief Tim Hendricks says investigators don’t know whether one or two people shot those guns. During a news conference Monday broadcast live by WLOX-TV, Hendricks said […]

UConn and South Carolina set for 1 vs 2 showdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:05

UConn and South Carolina remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll setting up a 1 vs. 2 showdown Monday night. It will be the 56th meeting between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams with the top team holding a 34-21 advantage. The Huskies have been involved in the last […]

Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:04

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other places inside the houses and yards of the people they bite. Bug experts and mosquito control officers from across the U.S. are […]

Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:02

DETROIT (AP) — Residents of Flint have filed lawsuits against almost anyone who may have had a role in supplying the city with water that contained dangerous amounts of lead. The lawsuits name Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the former Flint mayor, rank-and-file public employees and others. The complaints accuse them of violating civil rights, wrecking […]

Top Cuban player slips away with brother to join US majors

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:00

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball. The departure of Yulieski and his brother Loudes was confirmed by Granma, the Communist Party newspaper in Cuba […]

Villanova latest No. 1 in AP poll; 6th top team this season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:48

Villanova joined an exclusive club Monday. The Wildcats are now among the 57 schools to have been ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll. The Wildcats had been ranked No. 2 seven times — last time the final poll of last season — but had never made that one step up. There […]

Trails closed after 2nd Mount Baldy death in a week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:44

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have closed trails at Southern California’s Mount Baldy following the death of the second hiker in less than a week. San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials say 47-year-old Dong Xing Liu died Saturday after he slipped and fell in the Icehouse Saddle area. Liu’s wife was also injured and hospitalized in […]

Seahawk QB Russell Wilson writes a thank-you letter to Peyton Manning

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:43

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has written a letter to Denver QB Peyton Manning thanking him for being an inspiration.

Villanova No. 1 in AP college hoops poll for first time

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:39

Villanova is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the first time. The Wildcats (20-3) made the jump from third following then-No. 1 Oklahoma’s loss to Kansas State and then-No. 2 North Carolina’s losses to Louisville and Notre Dame. Villanova received 32 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. Maryland, […]

Lock of Lennon’s hair expected to fetch $10K at auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:34

DALLAS (AP) — A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month. Heritage Auctions said in a news release Monday that the 4-inch lock was collected by a German hairdresser who trimmed […]

Police at scene of black teen’s shooting falsified reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:04

CHICAGO (AP) — For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder. Not until 15 months […]

Governor, health officials sued over Ebola quarantines

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 01:53

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several people quarantined in Connecticut after returning from West Africa during the 2014 Ebola epidemic are suing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state health officials, saying they were essentially imprisoned based on politics and not for any legal or scientific reasons. Yale Law School students filed the federal lawsuit Monday. The […]

Ski report: Sunny skies and spring-like conditions prevail on slopes for skiers and riders

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 01:50

Sunny skies and spring-like snow conditions are what’s in store for skiers and snowboarders headed to the slopes in the coming days. A strong ridge of high pressure remains over the Pacific Northwest until Wednesday. Then a series of weak disturbances will brush the region late Wednesday through Friday with a mix of light rain […]