Seattle Times Headlines

Oyster hatchery sows pearls of wisdom on climate change

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:10

WALPOLE, Maine (AP) — With their thick, hard shells, oysters may appear well protected, but a lot can go wrong before they end up in markets and restaurants. Greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming also are making the ocean more acidic, which can interfere with the ability of shellfish like oysters to develop their […]

Oscar-winning ‘Spotlight’ star says reporters deserve praise

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:09

TOKYO (AP) — Rachel McAdams, the actress who portrayed a Boston Globe reporter in the Oscar-winning “Spotlight,” says journalists should be praised as “unsung heroes,” who kept going for a story. She said at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo Thursday that reporters don’t get the recognition they deserve, although they fulfill an important role […]

Afghan mineral wealth being looted by strongmen, experts say

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:05

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The brilliant blue stone lapis lazuli, prized for millennia, is almost uniquely found in Afghanistan, a key part of the extensive mineral wealth that is seen as the best hope for funding development of one of the world’s poorest nations. Instead, lapis has become a source of income for the Taliban, […]

Trump visit roils town still healing from Latino’s killing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:46

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — By all accounts, tensions between Latino newcomers and whites have eased in the nearly eight years since a vicious hate-crime stabbing left an Ecuadorean immigrant dead. Enter Donald Trump. Trump’s planned appearance at a GOP fundraiser on Thursday just blocks from the site of the attack has ignited protests from Latinos, […]

Camera lens used during 1971 moon mission up for auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:43

BOSTON (AP) — A camera lens used by the commander of the 1971 Apollo 15 space mission both on the lunar surface and in orbit is up for auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the 12-inch long Zeiss Tele-Tessar 500mm f/8 lens could get more than $500,000 during the sale that starts Thursday. The lens was […]

Wednesday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:40

Aaron Rosel netted twice for Kennedy Catholic while also supplying an assist. Luis Garcia and Sol Sanchez each added a goal and an assist of their own as well.

Ex-Manson family member seeks parole for 1969 murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:32

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — The youngest of Charles Manson’s followers to take part in one of the nation’s most notorious killings is trying again for parole. Homecoming princess-turned-Manson-follower Leslie Van Houten is scheduled for her 21st hearing before a parole board panel on Thursday at a women’s prison in Chino, California. The now-66-year-old Van Houten […]

Seattle detectives arrest 3 in separate killings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:31

Two have been booked into King County Jail and one into the King County Youth Center for investigation of homicide.

3 Franciscan friars face child endangerment hearing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:31

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three Franciscan friars face a hearing on charges they allowed a suspected sexual predator to teach at a Pennsylvania high school and hold other jobs where he molested more than 100 children. Thursday’s hearing will determine whether Robert D’Aversa, Anthony Criscitelli, and Giles Schinelli stand trial on child endangerment and conspiracy […]

Report: US medicine spending up 8.5 percent 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:25

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. spending on prescription drugs rose 8.5 percent last year, slightly less than in 2014, driven mainly by growing use of ultra-expensive new drugs and price hikes on other medicines. A report from data firm IMS Health estimates patients, insurers, government programs and other payers spent a combined $309.5 billion last […]

Alaska, Hawaiian airlines most likely to be on time

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:07

The Department of Transportation said Wednesday that 83.6 percent of flights on the leading airlines arrived on time in February. Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines were most likely to be on time.

2 children killed in New York City apartment building fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:59

NEW YORK (AP) — Two young children have been killed in a fire at a New York City apartment building that investigators say broke out while their mother was across the street at a laundromat. It happened Wednesday evening at a public housing complex in the Bronx. Authorities say they found the sisters, 18-month-old Amanda […]

Report: UC Davis focused on web image after pepper spraying

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:52

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A report says University of California, Davis contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to clean its online reputation following the November 2011 pepper-spraying of student protesters on campus. The Sacramento Bee reports Wednesday ( documents it obtained through a California Public Records Act request show some payments were made in […]

Shoes made for walking (travelers)

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:38

Manufacturers such as Cole Haan, New Balance and Jack Rogers all offer stylish choices. But test before you go.

Tour Puget Sound rhododendron gardens as blooms peak

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:35

A mild winter and warm spring have brought early blooms to the genus that includes our state flower.

Person familiar with decision: Wittman out as Wizards coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — Randy Wittman has been told he will not be back as coach of the Washington Wizards, let go after failing to reach the playoffs this season, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced […]

Four-star receiver Terrell Bynum announces commitment to the Huskies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:17

UW lands one of the West's best wide receivers in the Class of 2017.

Open letter to UN chief calls for global drug policy shift

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:06

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An open letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed by more than 1,000 people, including financier Warren Buffett, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and rock star Sting, says the war on drugs has failed and calls for a shift in global drug policy from emphasizing criminalization and punishment to health and human […]

Education chief looks for more well-rounded learning

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s time for a return to a more well-rounded education for schoolchildren — one that spotlights the importance of science, social studies and the arts, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says. In remarks prepared for delivery Thursday in Las Vegas, King says some schools have focused too intensely on reading and […]

With Marshawn Lynch’s mantra pushing him, Jake McCluskey can’t stop his amazing journey

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:02

Jake McCluskey lost more than 170 pounds, thanks to motivation from Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, then set an impossible goal — to run 100 miles. Thirty-two hours later, he learned a lot about himself.