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Robin Williams’ widow: I forgive him for taking his life

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 01:04

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams’ widow says his medical afflictions would have claimed his life within three years — “hard years” — and that she doesn’t blame him for his suicide. Susan Williams said the actor-comedian had not only been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive movement disorder, a few months before his death, […]

EU looks into reports of fake fish labeling in Brussels

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:57

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is looking into reports that cheap seafood is often mislabeled as choice fish in some of the Belgian capital’s fine restaurants and even in EU cafeterias. The Oceana environmental group said Tuesday it found that 31.8 percent of seafood it tested in and around EU institutions in Brussels was […]

Late Saudi king’s ‘secret wife’ gets huge UK payout

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:48

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Tuesday ordered a huge financial payout for a woman who claims she was the “secret wife” of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. Judge Peter Smith ruled that Palestinian-born Janan Harb, 68, should receive more than 15 million pounds ($23 million) and two expensive apartments in London’s […]

Zimbabwean journalists arrested for elephant poaching report

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:48

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Three journalists from a state-run weekly newspaper in Zimbabwe will be charged with slander for a front-page story that implicated an unnamed top police officer and other officials in fatal cyanide poisonings of more than 60 elephants by poachers, police said Tuesday. Sunday Mail editor Mabasa Sasa, investigations editor Brian Chitemba […]

As scientists worry about warming world, US public doesn’t

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming. Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And that is keeping the American public from demanding and […]

Stars no more: Twitter ditches stars, adds hearts for likes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:46

NEW YORK (AP) — You’ll no longer see stars on Twitter: The messaging service has removed the star icon found under every tweet and replaced it with a heart. Twitter Inc. said Tuesday it made the change because the star can be confusing to new users and the heart is more universally known around the […]

Tips — and trivia — for last-minute King County voters

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:24

Just 20 percent of voters’ ballots have arrived at election headquarters.

Photos of the Day: Nov. 3, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:12

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:08

SALMON/STEELHEAD Cowlitz River – Some fall Chinook and coho are being caught at the barrier dam and summer run steelhead around the trout hatchery.  Most of the fall Chinook were either dark or wild and were released. Most of the coho were hatchery jacks that were voluntarily released. Last week Tacoma Power recovered 786 coho […]

Seattle Times Pac-12 power rankings: USC on the rebound

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:04

The Trojans, eyeing their third consecutive victory, rise to No. 3 this week.

E. coli outbreak: 5 things to know

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:58

Two dozen people are sick, 43 restaurants are closed and one lawsuit already has been filed.

2 protesters rappel from balcony at Colts-Panthers game

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:45

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two protesters rappelled down from the upper balcony to unfurl a banner protesting Bank of America during Monday night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Carolina Panthers. Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond said in an email that authorities arrested four people in the incident, though names, charges and details weren’t immediately […]

Briton who intruded Singapore F1 track jailed for 6 weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:40

SINGAPORE (AP) — A British national who walked into the track while cars were hurtling toward him at about 280 kilometers per hour (175 mph) during Singapore’s Formula One night race was on Tuesday sentenced to six weeks in jail. Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, 27, pleaded guilty to committing a rash act that endangered the personal […]

Mid-Missouri man faces execution for gruesome hammer killings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:35

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The crime was stunningly gruesome: three convenience store workers in central Missouri beaten to death with a claw hammer during a robbery. It didn’t take police long after the crime to track down the killer, a frequent customer of the Columbia store, Ernest Lee Johnson. More than 21 years later, Johnson, […]

30 killed, 35 injured in Nepal bus accident

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:32

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A bus packed with passengers riding both inside and on its roof veered off a mountain road in northwest Nepal on Tuesday, killing 30 people and injuring 35 others, officials said. Government administrator Shiv Ram Gelal said the bus drove off the road near Ramche village and rolled about 150 meters […]

Idaho man pleads guilty to poaching celebrity deer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:30

A hunter accused of poaching a well-known and well-liked buck in Twin Falls last winter has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

Swedish police evacuate Roma camp deemed unsanitary

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:30

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police on Tuesday evacuated a Roma camp in the southern city of Malmo after a months-long standoff between city authorities and about 200 people who had settled there without permission. Dozens of people remained in the squalid camp despite a weekend deadline to move out after local authorities declared it an […]

No end in sight to GOP primary drama a year from election

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a devastating loss in the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party entered a period of intense self-reflection and emerged with a firm promise to learn from its mistakes. The GOP vowed to avoid a prolonged and vicious 2016 primary. It concluded it must embrace an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws […]

What’s ahead in long grind of 2016 campaign for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election Day 2015 is Tuesday, which means we’re a year away from the big Election Day to come — the one with the next president on the ballot. Here’s a look at some of the milestones ahead before the end of the 2016 presidential campaign. ___ A DEBATE OVER DEBATES Nov. 10: […]

After bomb discovered, Maldives president vows to ensure safety

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:25

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The president of the Maldives said Tuesday he would take all steps to ensure the safety of his people, a day after an explosive device was found near his official residence. In his speech to the nation President Yameen Abdul Gayoom said an explosion last month on his speedboat was “an […]