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Man paroled in conspiracy to photograph senator’s ill wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:32

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi blogger is out of prison after serving several months for sneaking into a nursing home to shoot unauthorized video of the ailing wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran during the 2014 campaign. The state Department of Corrections confirms to The Associated Press that 30-year-old Clayton Kelly was paroled March […]

Utah leaders call pornography a plague damaging young minds

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:24

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah political leaders and anti-pornography activists said Tuesday that children’s minds are being corrupted in a world where graphic sexual images are a click away. The remarks were made as a spirited defense of the state’s declaration that pornography is a public health crisis. A parade of speakers including Gov. […]

Last Mormon missionary hurt in Brussels bombing back in Utah

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:19

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a 66-year-old Mormon missionary who suffered severe burns on more than a third of his body in the Brussels airport bombing said Tuesday he faces a long recovery but is happy to be back in Utah and improving slowly. Pam Norby said they find joy in even […]

Major League Soccer introduces elevated security standards at stadiums

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:15

Major League Soccer introduced on Tuesday elevated security standards at all 20 of the league's stadiums, a new minimum bag policy and guest screening measures to go into effect for this weekend's matches.

Poll: Louisianans oppose removing Confederate statues

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:11

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana State University survey has found a majority of people in the state oppose taking down Confederate monuments. The survey released Monday examined feelings statewide about New Orleans’ plan to remove prominent Confederate statues, including a towering figure of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Seventy-three percent of respondents said they opposed […]

UN chief warns of terror threat in Western Sahara

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:09

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that Morocco’s expulsion of most of the U.N. peacekeeping mission’s civilian staff in the disputed Western Sahara will likely be exploited by “terrorist and radical elements” and could lead to full-scale war. In a rebuke to Morocco’s unilateral action, the U.N. chief urged the Security Council […]

2 Bundys seeking release from jail in Nevada standoff case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A son of rancher Cliven Bundy wants more time to prepare to seek release from federal custody pending trial in an armed confrontation with government agents in Nevada two years ago. Ammon Bundy argues in documents filed ahead of a Wednesday detention hearing in Las Vegas that he’s no flight risk […]

1 dead, 1 seriously injured after being hit by Amtrak train

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:06

EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — Police say one man was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by an Amtrak train in Virginia. Emporia police Chief Ricky Pinksaw tells news outlets that the men were walking across the railroad crossing about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the southbound train hit the men. Authorities say […]

‘Hard choices’ in Texas as oil bust, costly lawsuits collide

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:58

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The oil bust already shrinking Texas’ coffers is colliding with the possibility of the state getting socked with multibillion-dollar verdicts in major lawsuits, budget officials said Tuesday, which could test years of Republican resistance to cracking the state’s emergency piggybank. No lawmakers or budget-crunchers raised the potential of spending cuts or […]

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:54

___ Yahoo deterioration deepens as company mulls possible sale SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has hung out a “for sale” sign without doing much to improve its curb appeal. The latest snapshot of the Internet company’s deteriorating condition emerged late Tuesday with the release of its first-quarter report. Most Read StoriesHuman remains found at recycling […]

Democrat attacks policy on China, Republican defends it

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s policy on the disputed South China Sea came under attack Tuesday from a fellow Democrat, and in an unusual twist, it was a Republican adversary who leapt to the administration’s defense. State Department officials were testifying before a House foreign affairs subcommittee, requesting an increase in their budget for […]

School shooting suit against gun-maker set for trial in 2018

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:52

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A judge has set a 2018 trial date in the lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The families of nine of the people killed in the December 2012 massacre and a teacher who survived the attack are suing Remington Arms, the parent […]

Maine could be 1st state to OK medical pot to treat addicts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:22

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine could become the first state to add addiction to opioid prescriptions and illegal narcotics like heroin to its list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. Nearly 30 medical marijuana caregivers and patients told state regulators at a public hearing on Tuesday that marijuana eases the symptoms of opioid withdrawal […]

Can Donald Trump top 50 percent? Five things to watch in the New York primary

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:19

Here are five things to watch in Tuesday’s New York primary

Pacers playoff stage next chapter in Paul George comeback

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:15

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When the burning sensation in Paul George’s shattered right leg finally subsided in August 2014, the Indiana Pacers young star made a commitment to himself and his fans. He would return to the basketball court even better. Twenty months after suffering the unforgettably gruesome injury in Las Vegas, George has written the […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:04

Stocks closed mostly higher on Tuesday, with energy and mining companies posting the biggest gains. Technology shares lagged the rest of the market, pulling the Nasdaq composite index lower. The gains in energy and mining companies came as prices for oil, copper and other basic materials rose. On Tuesday: The Dow Jones industrial average rose […]

Fire-breathing man doused by Seattle police

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:03

Officers arrested a fire-breathing man after he spewed flames on a busy Capitol Hill Street.

Trump campaign says staff changes are a ‘natural evolution’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:01

NEW YORK (AP) — Brushing off the potential for hurt feelings, Donald Trump is continuing to overhaul his campaign, with new hires and an evolved command structure, as he enters the final stretch of a campaign that is still unusually undecided. Trump last month hired campaign veteran Paul Manafort, a veteran of Republican conventions, to […]

Mariners at Indians: Live coverage as Seattle opens three-game series in Cleveland

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:00

Get live updates, analysis and commentary as Wade Miley makes the start for the Mariners as Seattle opens their road series against the Indians.

Target: Transgenders can use bathrooms matching gender ID

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:58

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is making a stand on the debate around what type of bathrooms transgenders can use. In a statement posted on its company website Tuesday, the discounter, based in Minneapolis, said transgender employees and customers can use the restroom or fitting room facility that “corresponds with their gender identity.” The statement […]