Seattle Times Headlines

Ohio ex-cop leaves jail after posting bond in 2005 case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:13

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A former suburban Ohio police official who has spent more than a decade behind bars for his wife’s death has been released from jail nearly a month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to reinstate a 2005 manslaughter conviction. WHIO-TV reports that former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas “Jim” Barton declined comment […]

In King County, your address may tell you how long you’ll live

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:10

In affluent West Bellevue, residents enjoy King County’s highest life expectancy — nearly a decade longer than those living in economically-challenged South Auburn.

UW’s Chris Petersen frustrated with NCAA’s ban on satellite football camps

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:09

Petersen: "I like the satellite camps, I think they are good for kids. But if we’re not going to do it, to pull the rug when we have all these agreements. I don’t think that’s right.”

Stolen in 1955, famous ‘inverted Jenny’ stamp resurfaces

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:04

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the longest mysteries in the stamp-collecting world is getting a new chapter. An “inverted Jenny” stamp stolen in 1955 surfaced this month at a New York auction house. The auctioneer, Spink USA, says it was submitted by someone who had inherited it. The Philadelphia-based American Philatelic Research Library was […]

Recalls this week: flashlights, infant cradle swings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:04

A line of flashlights are being recalled because the batteries can overheat and start a fire. Other recalled consumer products include defective infant cradle swings and inline skating helmets. Here’s a more detailed look: FLASHLIGHTS DETAILS: Three models of Coleman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights, including CTAC20 (model 2000013874), CTAC40 (model 2000013873) and CTAC60 (model 2000013872). The […]

As clinic access tightens, group touts pregnancy-ending drug

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:28

NEW YORK (AP) — The tightening of restrictions on abortion clinics in many states has emboldened some abortion rights advocates to launch an outreach effort, reminding women they have relatively safe and effective means of ending a pregnancy on their own through use of a miscarriage-inducing drug. Anti-abortion groups are wary of the phenomenon, disavowing […]

Boston marks 3rd anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:25

BOSTON (AP) — Boston marked the third anniversary of the deadly 2013 marathon bombings with subdued remembrances and acts of kindness and generosity. The governor and mayor joined victims’ families Friday morning for a brief and quiet ceremony at the finish line. Gov. Charlie Baker and his wife, Lauren, bowed their heads in silence after […]

AMC U-turns; texting in theaters now on ‘cutting room floor’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:23

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oops. The idea lasted about as long as a Snapchat text: the head of AMC Theatres mulled openly about creating texting-friendly movie theaters to appeal to smartphone-addicted youngsters. Two days later, after a backlash on social media, the company says it’s leaving the idea on “the cutting room floor.” Adam Aron, […]

Company of Russian owner of Brooklyn Nets searched in Moscow

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:10

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s main domestic security agency has searched the offices of a company controlled by the billionaire owner of U.S. basketball team Brooklyn Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov. The Federal Security Service, the main KGB successor agency, said Friday the searches were part of a probe into alleged tax evasion. It added that the investigation […]

Freedom Mortgage to pay $113M to US government in settlement

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:09

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freedom Mortgage has agreed to pay $113 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that it failed to comply with federal rules on mortgages. The Justice Department said Friday that the Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based mortgage company didn’t properly comply with Federal Housing Administration rules for mortgages it was generating and […]

Rap legend Slick Rick becomes American citizen

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:09

NEW YORK (AP) — After serving federal detention under threat of deportation, hip hop legend Ricky “Slick Rick” Martin Lloyd Walters became an American citizen in New York on Friday. The English-born rapper with an eye patch took the oath during a ceremony and said he was “relieved to finally put this long chapter behind […]

Thunder star Russell Westbrook rolling as playoffs arrive

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:06

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook’s triple-double against the Los Angeles Clippers reminded Kevin Durant of someone playing the NBA 2K game on rookie mode. Kobe Bryant took it a step further. After Westbrook logged a triple-double by halftime against the Los Angeles Lakers this past Monday, Bryant said Westbrook reminded him of himself. “He […]

Sanders goes Hollywood: Aiming for a California upset

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:03

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Bernie Sanders can pull off an upset in California, it will be a story that got its start on Hollywood Boulevard. In a building that saw the likes of film stars and movie moguls and later was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Sanders’ newly leased Los Angeles headquarters is […]

Negroni recipe: how to make the classic cocktail

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:00

Watch the video for step-by-step instructions from cocktail author Paul Clarke.

Rice’s 80-year-old baseball coach not planning to slow down

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:54

To understand how long Rice coach Wayne Graham has been around baseball, consider this: He recently told one of his players that he was there the day the slider was invented. The freshman believed him. The common breaking-ball pitch actually dates to the early 1900s, well before Graham’s time. Don’t judge young Dominic DiCaprio for […]

Bryant signs bill banning second-trimester abortion method

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:28

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor has signed into law a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, setting the state up for a possible legal challenge. Gov. Phil Bryant signed the law Friday that outlaws a procedure called dilation and evacuation unless it is necessary to prevent a woman’s irreversible physical impairment. The […]

Fishing fan George H. W. Bush gets giant replica lure

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:28

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush loves to fish and his well-known appreciation for angling landed him a giant replica of a lure. The 91-year-old Bush was honored Thursday night as part of efforts to get more children — especially Hispanics — interested in fishing. Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris […]

Vote: Do you buy based on ‘made in USA’ or price?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:21

Politicians such as Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump want to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States, but are even Seattleites willing to pay?

Pakistani religious group demands execution of blasphemers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:17

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani religious group is demanding the immediate execution of a Christian woman on death row and all others convicted under the country’s harsh blasphemy law. Small groups from the Sunni Tehrik movement held demonstrations in different Pakistani cities Friday warning the government against any attempt to amend the blasphemy law. In […]

Family of dead drug informant asks for federal investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 01:15

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a North Dakota college student who was a confidential informant for a drug task force before he turned up dead said Friday that they’re not getting information from authorities and want a federal investigation. It’s been nearly two years since the body of 20-year-old Andrew Sadek […]