Seattle Times Headlines

What is inspiration?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 07:04

For decades, Anders Ericsson has reminded us of the value of hard work. The Florida State psychologist did the research that led to the so-called 10,000-hour rule. In his informative new book, “Peak,” he and co-author Robert Pool downplay the importance of native-born genius (even in people like Mozart) and emphasize the importance of deliberate […]

You’ve got golf questions, we’ve got answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 06:37

Included is 10 things you should know heading into the meat of the golf season

Police: Officer shoots man who points gun at traffic stop

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 06:20

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Police say an officer shot and wounded a man just south of Shreveport, Louisiana, Saturday after he pointed a handgun at the officer. Local media report the shooting took place at 2:30 a.m. during a traffic stop. Bossier City police say the officer approached a vehicle when twenty-year-old Malik Wortham […]


Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 06:13

Four public Puget Sound golf courses, two of them at Willows Run Golf Complex in Redmond, have earned “Salmon Safe” certification from the non-profit Seattle-based organization Stewardship Partners. In addition to Willows Run courses Eagle’s Talon and Coyote Creek, the Salish Cliffs Golf Club outside Shelton and Druids Glen Golf Club in Covington have earned […]

Virginia marks 9th anniversary of Tech shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 06:07

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is marking the ninth anniversary of the shooting at Virginia Tech. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports ( ) that the victims of the 2007 shooting were honored Saturday during a small gathering in Richmond. Capitol Police Officer Mathias Varga pulled the rope of the Capitol Square Bell Tower 32 times […]

UConn coach Auriemma hospitalized with undisclosed illness

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:31

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. The school released a statement saying the 62-year-old Auriemma had boarded a plane Saturday morning at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, but decided to deplane because he was not feeling well. The school says he was taken […]

Fan hit by foul ball at Rays game in stable condition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:28

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A fan hit by a foul ball at Tropicana Field was in stable condition Saturday at a hospital, one day after she was injured during a game between the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. The woman, sitting in the lower box seats next to Tampa Bay’s dugout on […]

Gene Cryer, former editor of Sun Sentinel, dies at age 80

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:21

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gene Cryer, the former editor of what is now the South Florida Sun Sentinel, has died following complications from a stroke, the newspaper reported Saturday on its website. Described as “a tough-as-nails editor who guided the South Florida Sun Sentinel from a sleepy Fort Lauderdale newspaper into a regional media […]

Hurricane forecast pioneer Bill Gray dead at age 86

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:21

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Bill Gray, a pioneer in hurricane forecasting, died Saturday in Fort Collins, according to his longtime assistant. He was 86. Phil Klotzbach said Gray began researching hurricanes in 1984, long before national hurricane forecasters began publishing their forecasts. “His research on hurricanes was remarkable. He was one of the first […]

Nellis base welcomes 57th Wing’s first woman commander

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:11

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada welcomed the first woman leader of the 57th Wing when Brig. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt took command in a ceremony, The Las Vegas Review-Journal ( ) reported. The move came more than two decades after Leavitt became the Air Force’s first female fighter pilot in […]

Mariners’ ineffectual leadership, hitting: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:04

Backtalk: Seattle Times sports letters to the editor for the week.

Season only hikes playoff stakes as Spurs open vs. Grizzlies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:01

Overshadowed by Golden State’s historic run, the San Antonio Spurs put together their own season for the ages, too. Now that the postseason finally has arrived, they have no intention of easing up. “We didn’t play the way we did this season just to be on vacation after a few games,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili […]

Nearly one year after hosting U.S. Open, Chambers Bay greens are ‘awesome’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:00

The tournament had one of the most dramatic finishes in history, and it had controversy, as players complained about the greens, some likening them to broccoli and cauliflower.

Police identify man killed by off-duty officer in Baltimore

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:57

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police have identified a man they say was fatally shot by an off-duty Baltimore police officer during an attempted robbery. Police Spokesman T.J. Smith identified the man Saturday as 44-year-old Robert Jerome Howard. Smith said Howard was holding a gun and a knife when approached by the officer, who was in the […]

Sanders picks up a few more delegates at Colorado convention

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:56

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is netting a few extra delegates at Colorado’s Democratic state convention — though it’s not having a real impact on his chances to win the presidential nomination. Colorado has a multistep process of allocating delegates. Based on the March 1 caucus, Sanders initially picked up 38 delegates to Hillary Clinton’s […]

Utah town to memorialize Paiutes massacred by Mormons

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:29

CIRCLEVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah town will erect a memorial to 30 men, women and children from the Paiute tribe who were slaughtered by Mormon settlers 150 years ago. The memorial will be dedicated in Circleville on April 22, the apparent date of the dark moment in Utah history, the Deseret News reported ( […]

Two-day sturgeon catch-and-keep fishery allowed in Columbia’s Bonneville Pool

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:28

Anglers will have a very brief chance to catch and keep sturgeon in Bonneville Pool of the Columbia River. Fishing will be open June 18 and July 1 only, and white sturgeon must measure between 38 inches and 54 inches fork length. The open section of the Columbia and adjacent tributaries are from Bonneville Dam […]

Cirkled in keeps track of children’s accomplishments

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:25

The Redmond startup wants to make it easy to collect information on a private website about a child’s achievements.

Ace Frehley hospitalized with exhaustion after show

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:25

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Former Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley has been hospitalized for exhaustion and was forced to cancel Saturday’s show in Poughkeepsie, New York. A post on Frehley’s website and Facebook page says he was admitted to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after Friday’s show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre (WILKS’-ba-ree), Pennsylvania. The […]

Clinton pitches minimum-wage boost while fundraising in L.A.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:24

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton is taking a detour from big-dollar fundraising in California this weekend to pitch her plans to raise the federal minimum wage and refresh her criticism of rival Bernie Sanders. The former first lady told a cheering crowd at a Los Angeles college Saturday that if elected she would push […]