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Apple Maps adds public-transit directions in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:56

Apple Maps can now tell you which bus to take and when that bus will arrive.

University probing whether nooses in rainbow colors were art

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee university is investigating whether six nooses arranged in the colors of the rainbow and hanging from a tree near the art building were part of an art project. Bill Pesinger is a spokesman with Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. He says someone called campus police about the display […]

In conservative Utah, naming road for gay leader stands out

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:14

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal to name a street after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk is the latest display of Salt Lake City standing out as a blue dot in a deep-red state where the prevailing Mormon faith still has a fraught relationship with the LGBT community. Utah’s capital city recently elected its […]

Amid drought, tony community threatens fines over dry lawns

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:12

DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A homeowners association for an upscale, gated community in the San Francisco Bay Area has threatened to fine homeowners for brown lawns and landscaping despite California’s continuing drought emergency. The East Bay Times reports ( ) that the Blackhawk homeowners association’s community manager, Mark Goldberg, said that allowing the drought to […]

Michael Strahan leaving daytime’s ‘Live’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:12

NEW YORK (AP) — Former football star Michael Strahan is leaving the daily talk show he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa to work full-time on “Good Morning America.” ABC said Tuesday that a search for Strahan’s replacement will begin in the fall. The former New York Giant was selected in 2012 to replace Regis Philbin as […]

Photos of the Day: Apr. 19, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:10

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

Ryan won’t back bill allowing 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to endorse bipartisan legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that elements of Saudi regime may have played in the attack. Ryan said lawmakers need to review the bill “to make sure that […]

VW owners seek trial if there’s no fix in emissions case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:05

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for thousands of people who own diesel Volkswagens that cheat on emissions tests are asking a judge to order repairs and compensation if the company doesn’t agree to a fix by Thursday. The request was made in a proposed agenda for hearing Thursday before U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer in […]

Senators urge Obama to raise Saudi rights cases on visit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five senators are calling on President Barack Obama to press Saudi Arabia on human rights issues and raise the cases of two imprisoned advocates when he visits Riyadh this week. Marco Rubio, Patrick Leahy, Dick Durbin, James Risch and Ron Johnson sent a letter to Obama on Tuesday asking him to make […]

FDA campaign takes aim at chewing tobacco use by rural teens

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 22:59

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health officials will team up with minor league baseball as part of a new $36 million campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco. Baseball stadiums will feature the campaign’s central message this summer, “smokeless doesn’t mean harmless,” via advertising and promotions with players. Ads will also run on local […]

Survivor’s Boston Marathon: 26.2 miles of agonizing ecstasy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 22:57

BOSTON (AP) — She laughed. She wept. She walked. She ran. For amputee Adrianne Haslet, the Boston Marathon was a grueling 10½-hour odyssey. But she finished. And Haslet, a professional ballroom dancer who lost her left leg in the 2013 finish line bombings, says conquering the course on a carbon-fiber blade was a giant leap […]

Yahoo said to weigh takeover offers from Verizon, other bidders

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 22:10

The Internet portal received offers from suitors including telecommunications provider Verizon, private equity firm TPG and YP Holdings, the digital-advertising business of what was formerly called, according to people familiar with the matter.

In Saudi visit, Obama faces ‘curveball’ in ties with kingdom

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 22:08

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in the Saudi capital on Wednesday, he’ll face an increasingly assertive leadership still heavily dependent on U.S. weapons and military might that nonetheless has little trust in him and essentially believes it’s been thrown a curveball. The president is expected to push Saudi Arabia, […]

States seek ways to regulate steep air-ambulance costs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 22:06

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The first time Jason Ebert needed an air ambulance, it saved his life. The second time, it nearly broke the bank. Both times, Montana doctors ordered Ebert flown 150 miles from Bozeman to Billings for treatment. But while insurance covered the first flight, the hospital called a for-profit service the second […]

AP finds SKorea covered up mass abuse, killing of ‘vagrants’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 22:03

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Three decades ago, a policeman tortured Choi Seung-woo over a piece of bread he found in the boy’s schoolbag. After being stripped and having a cigarette lighter repeatedly sparked near his genitals, the 14-year-old falsely confessed to stealing the bread. Two men with clubs came and dragged him off to […]

Malaise sets in after major milestones reached

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 22:00

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax: Some people can snuggle contentedly into a routine and feel relief that a “big push” is over, but some people feel lost without a driving purpose.

30 arrests made in New York City gang takedown in projects

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 21:58

NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcers say they’ve made about 30 arrests in a New York City gang takedown. WABC-TV ( ) reports that the arrests are part of a yearslong investigation that targeted activities at East Harlem housing projects in upper Manhattan. The neighborhood has seen a recent increase in gang activity, including a […]

Florida man pleads guilty in $4.8M gold-truck heist

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 21:52

MIAMI (AP) — One of three South Florida-based men accused of stealing $4.8 million in gold from a truck along a North Carolina interstate has pleaded guilty. Court records show Roberto Cabrera faces a maximum of 50 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to robbery, firearms and other charges. Sentencing is set for June […]

Suspect in police barracks ambush wants statements tossed

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 21:51

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys for a man charged with ambushing two troopers outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks are in court arguing his statements to police should be thrown out. Eric Frein (freen) is appearing at Tuesday morning’s hearing in northeastern Pennsylvania. Frein is charged with opening fire outside the Blooming Grove barracks in […]

Canapes under the canopy? Paris gentrifies rusty Les Halles complex

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 21:48

PARIS (AP) — Swapping burgers for lobster souffle and rusty welding for a state-of-the-art canopy roof, Paris’ mayor this month unveiled a $1 billion revamp of the city’s dilapidated main shopping and transport complex, Les Halles. Paris authorities view the building project — which made central Paris a construction site pockmarked with cranes for seven […]