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Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:58
HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year. Baja Ferries, which operates passenger service […]

DEA reprimands agents after man forgotten in San Diego cell

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:46
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued reprimands and suspensions of up to seven days to agents involved in detaining a college student who was handcuffed and forgotten in a cell for five days — punishments that drew criticism from the Justice Department and others for being too light. The Justice Department, […]

How to help Nepal earthquake victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:46
Aid groups are still struggling to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal’s devastating earthquake, which has killed nearly 7,000 people. Here’s a list of organizations aiding the relief effort in Nepal: UNICEF Online: http://www.supportunicef.org/site/c.dvKUI9OWInJ6H/b.9274583/k.FBFF/Help_Children_in_Nepal_Donate_for_earthquake_response.htm Most Read StoriesHawks didn't interview witnesses to ugly hotel incident involving draft pickWoman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears […]

Irish nanny charged in Mass. baby’s death released after 2 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:39
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — An Irish nanny charged with killing a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl in her care more than two years ago was released on bail Tuesday while authorities review medical evidence. A Middlesex Superior Court agreed to set bail at $15,000 for Aisling Brady McCarthy, who has been jailed since being charged. She will […]

Dejounte Murray video highlights at all-star game

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:27
Washington incoming freshmen Dejounte Murray and Marquese Chriss played in the 5th annual Ballislife All-American game last Saturday. Murray finished with 18 points on 5-for-14 shooting, five rebounds and five assists for Team Future while Chriss had 12 points on 6-for-9 shooting and two rebounds for Team Elite, which won 113-110. Murray, a 6-5 and […]

‘Ultimate Survival Alaska’ personality found dead in Alaska

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:04
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An outdoorsman and past character on National Geographic’s reality show “Ultimate Survival Alaska” has been found shot dead, and Alaska State Troopers were investigating the case as a homicide. Officers responded to 69-year-old Jimmy Gojdics’ (GAY’-dohs) residence in Fox Sunday to find the victim with gunshot wounds, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner […]

Bono and U2 set as sole guests on Friday’s ‘Tonight Show’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:04
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers have been running into Bono and his band, U2, all over town the past few days. The group has been taping music and comedy bits to include in their Friday appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where they’ll be the only guests. Lucky subway riders at Grand […]

Toddler found on roof, while baby tried to climb out window

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:03
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities called to a three-story home found a 2-year-old boy on the roof and a 1-year-old trying to climb out a window to join him. Police and firefighters rushed to the northeast Philadelphia home at around 1:30 p.m. Monday after residents spotted the 2-year-old on the steep slope and wearing only a […]

Contract battle brewing over $14M Blackbeard ‘treasure’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:02
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 300 years after the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, a shipwreck-hunting company and the state are battling over treasure linked to the vessel — but they’re fighting with legal filings, not cutlasses, and the treasure is $14 million in disputed revenue and contract violations. The Florida-based […]

Regulators: California fell far short of water-saving target

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 05:02
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday as they considered tough measures to force savings amid a continuing drought. The State Water Resources Control Board received the update as it considers sweeping mandatory emergency regulations to protect […]

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