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Mulally takes role at Seattle U’s business school

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:55

Alan Mulally, known for his leadership at both Boeing and Ford, will work with Albers School of Business students, faculty and alumni as a senior fellow, the university said.

Kobe Bryant was selling merchandise by the bucketful

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:51

A record $1.2 million worth of Kobe merchandise sold during his 60-point career finale.

Muslim video issued by GOP lawmaker draws ire from Democrats

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:18

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Democrats are demanding that a Republican state lawmaker be disciplined after she distributed a video on Muslims that the General Assembly’s legal offices have said is so inflammatory that it could be viewed as religious discrimination. On Thursday, Reps. John Ray Clemmons of Nashville and Johnnie Turner and Barbara Cooper, […]

Super Bowl rematch: Panthers-Broncos opens season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:17

The NFL season will begin the way the last one ended, with the Denver Broncos playing the Carolina Panthers. Denver beat Carolina 24-10 in February in the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning’s final game. The rematch will be on Thursday night, Sept. 8 in Denver. Among the highlights for opening weekend is the Rams’ return to […]

Seoul says NKorea launch of a missile appears to have failed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:15

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry says that a North Korean launch of a missile appears to have failed. The ministry on Friday did not immediately give any other details of the launch, which comes as the two Koreas trade threats amid Pyongyang’s anger over annual South Korean-U.S. military drills that North […]

For these bald eagles, Arizona real estate is above par

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:13

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For one pair of bald eagles, Scottsdale real estate is truly above par. The couple and their two 6-week-old hatchlings have been living in a massive nest above a golf course in the city, reported The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/1T4DT6k ). The eagles were likely attracted by the course’s lush greenery and […]

LEADING OFF: At 0-9, Twins and Braves try again for 1st win

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:11

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Friday: ___ NEED NO. 1 The Twins and Braves are both 0-9, making them the first teams to begin a season with nine straight losses since the 2003 Detroit Tigers. Minnesota already owns the worst start in team history since the Washington Senators moved to the […]

South Korean Defense Ministry says North Korean launch of a missile appears to have failed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:09

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Defense Ministry says North Korean launch of a missile appears to have failed.

In NBA playoffs, Warriors want to add 16 wins to their 73

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:08

The Golden State Warriors don’t want a record without a championship. Those 73 victories were quite an achievement, but they also guaranteed nothing more than the right to open every playoff series at home. To get what they really crave, they need 16 more wins now. As Michael Jordan said after the Warriors’ broke his […]

Nuclear waste dump earns positive rating, $11.7M in fees

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:08

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The contractor that manages the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository is being awarded nearly $12 million in fees and performance pay for work done while the troubled facility moves toward resuming operations following a radiation leak more than two years ago. Documents released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Department show […]

Seahawks to open at home, play 5 prime-time games in 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:01

Of Seattle’s five prime-time games, three are at home — a Monday night game against Buffalo on Nov. 7, a Sunday night game against Carolina on Dec. 4 and a Thursday nighter against the Rams on Dec. 15.

Breanna Stewart top pick in WNBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:16

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, going to the Seattle Storm on Thursday night. UConn’s 6-foot-4 star averaged 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds to lead the Huskies to a fourth consecutive national championship. She became the first player in NCAA history to earn most outstanding player […]

Legendary opera maestro James Levine retires from the Metropolitan Opera

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:14

After 2,551 performances with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, James Levine has retired due to his ongoing struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

Seattle Storm selects UConn star Breanna Stewart with top pick in WNBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:12

The 6-foot-4 Stewart won four NCAA championships, was the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player four times and won the national Player of the Year award three times.

Priest avoids more prison in case involving mobster’s violin

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:11

CHICAGO (AP) — A former prison chaplain who pleaded guilty to helping an imprisoned mobster recover a hidden violin avoided any additional time behind bars Thursday when a judge found that prosecutors had not proven that the instrument was a rare 18th-century Stradivarius that purportedly belonged to the late entertainer Liberace. U.S. District Judge John […]

Bail set at $350K for Ohio ex-cop with overturned conviction

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:10

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge has set bail for a former suburban police official who asked to be released after a federal appeals court overturned his 2005 conviction in his wife’s death during a botched burglary. Court records show a Warren County judge set bail at $350,000 Thursday for former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas […]

Recipe: Green Tea-Poached Salmon with Asian Slaw

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:09

Green tea is the base of an aromatic poaching liquid for salmon fillets.

Metro employees: When will the county value workers’ skills?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:05

King County residents are well-informed and show true interest in our transit system. Christine Clarridge’s article featuring an exemplary operator, Cherry Gilbert, gives a view into the heart and soul of the Metro system — its employees. The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 587 represents Gilbert and 3,895 others. These people include many who are […]

Hawaii moves to crack down on campsite rentals on Airbnb

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 06:59

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are taking aim at a burgeoning vacation rental market: online brokers offering up tents to tourists on the islands’ world-class beaches and public parks. The state Senate passed legislation Thursday cracking down on a growing trend of campsites advertised as vacation rentals on online lodging services such as Airbnb. The […]