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UW’s Myles Gaskin excited to build on record-setting freshman season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:31

After rushing for more than 1,300 yards as a true freshman, Myles Gaskin says he's more fluent in UW's offense this spring.

Authorities: Hostage-taker killed in standoff with police

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:25

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a Cobb County police officer fatally shot an armed man who had taken two people hostage at a convenience store. The shooting happened early Monday after police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Marathon convenience store in Mableton. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a […]

In HB2 protest, Pearl Jam cancels North Carolina show

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:24

Seattle rock band Pearl Jam announced on its Facebook page Monday that it has canceled a show scheduled for  Wednesday, April 20, in Raleigh, N.C. A handwritten note signed by the band explained that the cancellation was prompted by North Carolina’s HB2 law, which bans people from using public restrooms that do not match the […]

5% increase sought in 520 bridge tolls; overnight freebie to end

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

On July 1 — and again next year — Highway 520 tolls could rise 5 percent to a peak rate of $4.10, a smaller increase than originally projected. A new toll of $1.25 is proposed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Inslee signs supplemental budget, includes wildfire money

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:11

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a supplemental budget that puts more money into the state’s mental health hospitals and pays for the costs of last summer’s devastating wildfires.

Rates mixed at US Treasury weekly auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday’s auction. Rates on three-month bills dipped to their lowest level in three months, while rates on six-month bills were unchanged. The Treasury Department auctioned $28 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.220 percent, down from 0.230 percent last week. […]

Man arrested in cold case of his missing stepson

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:09

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials have arrested the stepfather of a 2-year-old boy who disappeared in San Diego more than a decade ago and say he will be charged with murder in the case. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said at a news conference in San Diego that Tieray D. Jones was arrested by U.S. Marshals […]

Feds won’t pursue civil rights charges in police shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:59

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says there is insufficient evidence to pursue criminal civil rights charges against police in a 2013 fatal shooting in West Virginia. The Justice Department announced the decision Monday after a review of evidence in the March 2013 shooting of Wayne Arnold Jones of Stephens City, Virginia. Civil […]

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:54

___ Netflix is getting so original, it’s overtaken HBO SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix’s race to make itself a leader in original programming is paying off. Last year it produced more exclusive shows, measured in hours, than HBO. But its aggressive expansion isn’t without cost; next month, it will raise prices for loyal subscribers, and […]

Father swept away while trying to save drowning daughter

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:51

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a father died after jumping into the ocean while trying to rescue his 6-year-old daughter who was swept away by strong surf in Florida. WJAX-TV reports (https://t.co/sbp8i1QPUs ) that 28-year-old William Moritz died in the waters off Jacksonville Beach. Relatives wrote on a gofundme page that Moritz died […]

Search continues for brothers suspected in Arlington couple’s deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:49

A search continued Monday in woods near Oso for a missing Arlington couple now presumed slain, and two brothers who are suspects were still at large and are likely to have been in the Ellensburg area recently.

Brazil president’s future in doubt after impeachment vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:49

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff on Monday appeared on the verge of losing office after a congressional vote to impeach her and signs suggested only tenuous support for her in the Senate, which will decide whether to remove her amid a political and economic crisis. The 367-137 lower house vote in favor of […]

The Millennial Vacation: Blindfolded and taken to a tiny house

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:48

From ‘Capital V’ vacations to basic respite, new generation sees changing needs in leisure time.

Tennessee transgender bathroom bill dead for session

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:38

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee transgender bathroom bill has failed after a sponsor pulled the measure until next year. The move Monday comes after intense opposition from businesses and gay, lesbian and transgender rights’ organizations that called the measure discriminatory and amid questions of whether the state would lose more than $1 billion in […]

Tennessee transgender bathroom bill fails when sponsor pulls it after intense criticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:34

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee transgender bathroom bill fails when sponsor pulls it after intense criticism.

Michigan governor to drink Flint water for at least a month

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:11

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will drink Flint water at home and at work for at least a month to show to residents it is safe with the use of a faucet filter, he said Monday. The Republican governor, who has apologized for his administration’s role in the city’s lead-tainted water crisis, […]

AP Derby Top 10: Nyquist is so No. 1, California horses rule

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:09

Those California horses sure love the Kentucky Derby. And there’s not a beach anywhere near Churchill Downs — only a winner’s circle, a blanket of roses and a place in the history books. Led by unbeaten and top-rated Nyquist, the AP’s latest Run to the Roses Top 10 features four Derby-bound 3-year-olds based at Santa […]

Hanford nuclear-waste leak believed contained within tank

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:07

Workers on Monday prepared to pump out the area of the leak and tried to determine why the waste rose by about 8 inches on Sunday and then dropped by half an inch.

Super Bowl champs return to work minus Miller, Ware

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 05:06

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Super Bowl champions reconvened Monday minus some notable star power. Von Miller is in California doing the jive with Lindsay Arnold on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and fellow outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware is in Alabama, where Gov. Robert Bentley will proclaim a day in his honor Tuesday. Also absent […]

Major League Soccer Monday rewind: A frontrunner emerges from the muck

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

This early in the season, most Major League Soccer teams are defined by their flaws.