Seattle Times Headlines

Tax lawyer annoyed by paying taxes denied law license return

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:02

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia lawyer with a master’s degree in taxation who told Pennsylvania ethics investigators he found paying taxes to be “annoying” isn’t getting back his law license. The state Supreme Court last month denied Sebastian Rainone’s request to reinstate his license, nearly a decade after he was disbarred for mishandling […]

2 Russian servicemen in Ukraine sentenced to 14 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:57

MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian court on Monday sentenced two Russian servicemen captured last year to 14 years in prison after finding them guilty of terrorism and waging war in eastern Ukraine. The ruling opened the door to a possible prisoner swap between the two countries. In a sign that such a swap may be […]

Nordstrom plans to lay off up to 400 workers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:54

Nordstrom expects to lay off about 350 to 400 people, with the majority of the cuts coming from corporate headquarters in Seattle.

Should a woman appear on $10 bill or $20 bill?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — Should Andrew Jackson, America’s seventh president, be worried? Is it true that his days on the $20 bill may be numbered? At the moment, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is keeping details of his decision close to the vest while promising that “we’re going to have an exciting set of announcements” soon. Treasury […]

In Paris, a hotel with a bargain price and style to spare

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:48

Part of British chain, across the Place du Colonel Fabien from the avant-garde, Brazilian-designed headquarters of the French Communist Party.

Life is too brief: A remembrance of Dan Ireland, co-founder of SIFF

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:46

Seattle Times critic John Hartl remembers Dan Ireland, who arrived in Seattle as a brash young man in 1975 and not only changed the city — he co-founded SIFF, among other projects — but became an acclaimed film director.

Spain: Princess Cristina’s tax fraud accuser jailed, no bail

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:46

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has ordered the leader of the anti-corruption group that filed tax fraud charges against Princess Cristina jailed without bail amid allegations the group sought a payoff of 3 million euros ($3.4 million) to drop the case and end her ongoing trial. Judge Santiago Pedraz said in a ruling Monday […]

Andy Dalton’s thumb fully healed, he’s throwing every pass

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:43

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton’s first pass with his healed thumb plopped right to the couch. And it felt really good. The Bengals quarterback had to wait until long after the Super Bowl to start throwing again. He broke his right thumb during a loss to Pittsburgh on Dec. 13 and sat out the rest […]

Rainiers catcher Mike Zunino named PCL Player of the Week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:08

Zunino hit .441 (15 for 34) with nine runs, three doubles, four home runs, and 11 RBI. He also homered in four consecutive games.

Donald Trump to receive a Rex Ryan welcome to Buffalo

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:07

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump will be receiving a Rex Ryan-styled welcome to Buffalo. The Buffalo Bills coach said he will introduce Trump at the Republican presidential candidate’s rally at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center on Monday night. Ryan stopped short of endorsing Trump. Instead, Ryan said he was 100 percent behind New Jersey […]

Associated Press wins public service Pulitzer for stories on slave labor in seafood industry

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:06

NEW YORK (AP) — Associated Press wins public service Pulitzer for stories on slave labor in seafood industry.

Study: Dinosaurs were declining long before asteroid hit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:04

NEW YORK (AP) — Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says. It’s the latest contribution to a long-running debate: Did the asteroid reverse the fortune of a thriving group of animals? Or were dinosaurs already struggling, and the disruptive effects of the […]

Microsoft reaffirms software as key to Internet-connected life

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:54

In a long posting, the company’s internal news staff argues that software services are becoming more important than physical gadgets.

White-nose syndrome has officials at Mount St. Helens trying to protect bats from people

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:42

The very popular Ape Cave draws some 150,000 hikers in the summer season alone. It’s a challenge to screen all of them for the fungus that has already killed 6 million small-eared bats in 28 states and five Canadian provinces.

Final defense witness questions criminal case against Troy Kelley

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:38

Attorneys for indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley on Monday challenged the core of the federal government’s theft case through the expert testimony of a Seattle contract lawyer, who asserted the case could have been handled as a civil matter.

Another solid day for backup QB Tony Rodriguez at Huskies’ spring practice

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:37

Budda Baker takes a few more reps with the UW offense during Monday's practice.

ZooTunes complete lineup announced

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:36

The Woodland Park Zoo has announced the full schedule of its summer concert series ZooTunes. Concerts take place on the North Meadow of the zoo. Gates open at 5 p.m. and concerts begin at 6 p.m. Tickets for the most recently announced shows — Ziggy Marley (Aug. 2) and Jeff Beck (Aug. 21) — go […]

Luck returns to Colts’ complex feeling healthy, ready to go

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:27

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck says he has recovered from a kidney injury that forced him to miss the last seven games in 2015. Luck also missed two games last season with a right shoulder injury. On Monday, in his first substantial comments since early January, Luck said the shoulder feels good but […]

3 days of 80-degree heat in April? Never before in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:04

Trees and plants are booming after a record wet winter and now record spring warmth.

Cupid has breathing problem, won’t run in Kentucky Derby

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:01

Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert says Cupid has a breathing problem and won’t run in the Kentucky Derby. Baffert’s decision Monday comes two days after Cupid finished 10th in the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. Cupid won the Rebel Stakes and was the favorite in Saturday’s race won by Creator. Cupid came out of the […]