Seattle Times Headlines

Last Scion-branded iA sedan is inexpensive, sporty

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:57

The Scion brand is going away, but there’s still time to get a 2016 iA, an inexpensive sedan with impressive handling, top fuel mileage and surprising standard features. This iA is new for 2016 and rides on a front-wheel drive platform and suspension that is noteworthy for its sporty handling. The starting manufacturer-suggested retail price, […]

Republican Party leader lashes out at Trump’s ‘rigged’ claim

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:54

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Republican National Committee is lashing out at Donald Trump’s charges that the party’s presidential nomination process is “rigged.” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE’-bus) responded to the GOP front-runner’s intensifying rhetoric on Twitter late Tuesday. Priebus says the nomination process has been known for more than a year. […]

Soccer star Abby Wambach pleads guilty in DUI case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:52

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Court records show U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants Tuesday in a county courtroom in Portland. The Oregonian reports ( http://bit.ly/1Xu7fwg ) the plea means Wambach could have her charges dismissed within a year by enrolling in a diversion program available to first-time […]

Prison for ex-NYPD cop who randomly fired 14 shots into car

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:48

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York Police Department officer who randomly fired 14 shots into another car after downing beer and whiskey will spend nine years in prison. Brendan Cronin was sentenced Wednesday in White Plains. He pleaded guilty in September to attempted murder, assault and drunken driving. Joseph Felice (feh-LEES’) and […]

Muslim militants behead 2 kidnapped workers in Philippines

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:46

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants have beheaded two kidnapped sawmill workers while four other captives have been freed in a brutal act in the southern Philippines that appears to have been influenced by the Islamic State group’s style of killings, military and police officials said Thursday. Army Col. Roseller Murillo said police retrieved […]

Woman charged with livestreaming alleged rape of 17-year-old

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:45

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman used a social media app to livestream the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl, an Ohio prosecutor said Wednesday as a grand jury indicted the woman and a co-defendant on several charges including rape and kidnapping. The case came to light when authorities were contacted after an out-of-state friend […]

Austrian police mistakenly use photo of US actor in search

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:05

VIENNA (AP) — Red-faced Austrian police are acknowledging that they published a photo of U.S. actor and TV producer Peter Marc Jacobson by mistake in their search for a suspected fraudster. Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said Wednesday that they circulated Jacobson’s photo after it was provided by a woman who said she was defrauded of […]

Morning show producer taking over Colbert’s show

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:04

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive behind CBS’ morning news program is taking over as the executive producer of Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show.” CBS announced Wednesday that Chris Licht will be making the unusual shift. The morning news show, while still third in the ratings behind “Good Morning America” and “Today,” has made significant critical […]

Prosecutors say they expect person who accuses Dennis Hastert of sex abuse to speak at sentencing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:03

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say they expect person who accuses Dennis Hastert of sex abuse to speak at sentencing.

National Labor Relations Board declines VW’s union challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has declined to take up Volkswagen’s challenge of a union vote at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee. The German automaker had sought to appeal a decision that allowed the group of roughly 160 workers specializing in the repair and maintenance of machinery and robots […]

See the best views in Seattle before you even land

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:00

Sketched April 9, 2016 On a clear day, how many of our tallest mountains can be seen as you fly into Sea-Tac? Last weekend, as I returned home from spending spring break with my family on the East Coast, our American Airlines flight treated us to excellent views of some of the volcanoes in the Cascade Range. […]

Uber expands uberPOOL ride-sharing to Central Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:00

The new uberPOOL option will allow riders to hail less expensive Uber vehicles if they’re willing to share a car with strangers traveling to similar destinations.

National Labor Relations Board declines Volkswagen challenge of union vote at Tennessee plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:58

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — National Labor Relations Board declines Volkswagen challenge of union vote at Tennessee plant .

19-year-old entrepreneur skips college, raises $4 million for Portland startup

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:53

Fleet, a Portland logistics startup, raised the money in a round led by Hunt Technology Ventures.

Egypt’s president defends giving Red Sea islands to Saudis

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:52

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president on Wednesday sought to defuse a storm stirred up by his government’s declared intention to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, arguing that he did not surrender Egyptian territory. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi also reiterated Cairo’s position that Egyptian security forces had nothing to do […]

CSX plans more cuts in response to slower freight volume

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:51

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX railroad plans to continue cutting costs this year to deal with slowing freight volume and declining profits. Executives at the Jacksonville, Florida, based railroad discussed their outlook Wednesday — one day after reporting a 19 percent drop in first quarter profit. CSX says it reduced expenses by about $270 million […]

With migrant mission to Greece, pope cements Orthodox ties

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:05

VATICAN CITY (AP) — When Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, visit migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos this weekend, they’ll be doing more than sending a political message about the need to welcome refugees. Christianity’s two most important leaders, still officially divided by a […]

Pennsylvania high school closed a day after student was shot

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:02

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — Classes have been canceled at a Pennsylvania high school a day after a student was shot near the school just after dismissal. Allegheny County and local police are investigating the Tuesday afternoon shooting near Sto-Rox High School and are searching for the shooter. Police say the shooting happened off school […]

Former attorneys generals urge pardon for Don Siegelman

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:02

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A bipartisan group of more than 100 former state attorneys general has asked President Barack Obama to pardon ex-Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who is nearing the end of a six-year prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice. Former New York Attorney General Bob Abrams said they believe the Democrat’s conviction […]

Aunt frets about niece’s unrealistic expectations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:00

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax: You found your way, she’ll find hers, two completely independent processes.