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Jonathan Sanders quietly builds standout golf career at UW

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:50

But with Cheng-Tsung Pan having graduated and Sanders being one of just two seniors, he is getting much more attention. Sanders picked up his third career win this month in the Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay in University Place.

2016 Pulitzer Prizes go to AP for story on fishing slavery, musical ‘Hamilton’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:47

The awards went to Associated Press reporters for reporting on slave fishermen, online outlet The Marshall Project’s investigation of a botched rape case, and the musical “Hamilton,” among others.

Hawaii targets Airbnb glamping at beaches and parks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:38

Hustling entrepreneurs offer tents to tourist on island beaches and in public campgrounds.

Tests show elevated lead in 6 suburban Detroit schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:28

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (AP) — Screenings have revealed elevated lead and copper levels in at six of 15 public schools in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe. The school district on Monday released results of samples collected when water was turned on and after water was left running for two minutes. The district says testing […]

2016 election: Bernie Sanders supporters need to play to win, even if he loses

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:17

Like many millennials, I played a lot of video games as a child, and did not always win. Sometimes I became so angry when I lost that, rather than accept a loss, I would simply reach over and flip off the console. I suspect I’m not alone in that habit. Those millennials who loudly and […]

Marketing fee from HomeAway prompts owner anger and lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:17

Vacation-rental website adds new fee if you’re renting someone’s second home.

Private sector should help more Seattle area youths find jobs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:16

Access to jobs and education keep kids out of trouble, reducing income disparities and preparing impressionable minds for success later in life.

California citrus collection wins favor with global flavor makers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:11

The University of California at Riverside has collected, cultivated and cross-bred 1,000 varieties of citrus for more than a century. Manufacturers of flavorings and fragrances tap this living genetic library to come up with new product flavors.

Fire department calls Hawaii lab explosion an accident

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:11

HONOLULU (AP) — A University of Hawaii laboratory explosion that cost a visiting researcher an arm last month was an accident, the Honolulu Fire Department said Monday. Compressed hydrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen detonated inside an air tank in the laboratory, investigators said in a report. The researcher told investigators the explosion occurred after she […]

Best foot forward: Could kicker Aguayo go in second round?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:03

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Aguayo has tried not to buy into the speculation that he might be the first kicker in 11 years to be selected in the first three rounds of the NFL draft. But with the draft less than two weeks away, everything is lining up well for the former Florida State […]

Higher education needs major disruption

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 07:58

There’s been much talk on the campaign trail about helping students pay for college and not enough about exactly what they’re buying. It’s ludicrous that student debt has passed $1 trillion and that nearly 20 percent of the undergraduates who borrowed for college are in default on their student loans. Where is the money going? […]

Sound Transit must add North Seattle light-rail station

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 07:57

A light-rail station at Northeast 130th Street would be ideal as a pedestrian and bicycle access point and would ease congestion at the Northgate and Northeast 145th Street station stops.

Cooling off by the giant popsicle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 07:50

Sketched April 18, 2016 What’s up with this heat? The forecast indicated that it would be 82 degrees today, but I think it was even hotter than that! My iPhone marked 88 degrees when I sat to sketch the giant popsicle at Blanchard Street and Fourth Avenue earlier this afternoon. The image of a popsicle […]

What big ears you have! NY zoo debuts adorable little foxes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 07:48

NEW YORK (AP) — Two adorable little foxes with remarkably big ears are making their public debut at New York’s Prospect Park Zoo. Fennec (FEH’-nehk) foxes usually weigh less than 4 pounds as adults. Their ears, up to 6 inches long, help regulate their body temperature. The Wildlife Conservation Society says it’s brought the two […]

Americans abandoning wired home Internet, study shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 07:42

Americans are abandoning their wired Internet for a mobile-data-only diet — and if the trend continues, it could reflect a huge shift in the way we experience the Web.

Man arrested in cold case of his missing stepson

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 07:42

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 Monday by U.S. […]

SPD sergeant charged with sexually abusing 2 relatives

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 07:39

A veteran Seattle police officer was charged Monday with five felonies, accused of sexually abusing two young female relatives for years. He remains jailed in lieu of $750,000 bail.

Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional map

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:49

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal judges are rejecting a push by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to throw out the current boundaries for Florida’s congressional districts. A three judge panel Monday ruled against the veteran congresswoman who argued the current map violates federal voting laws because it dilutes the voting rights of minorities. The panel, however, […]

Tahoma girls track & field lead week’s top performers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:37

Bears won the 60-team Pasco Invitational on Saturday.

North Carolina police say child remains found under house

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:32

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say bags containing child remains have been found underneath a house. WTVD in Durham reports (http://abc11.tv/1Shb2cR ) that officers went to a home in Smithfield last weekend and found the remains. A warrant says the remains were in three separate trash bags and had towels around them. […]