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Deep in the virtual world: a newbie’s first brush with VR

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:57

A reporter takes a skeptical dip into the world of virtual reality to see the sights and feel the sensations of an emerging technology.

4 Indonesians kidnapped by pirates, vessels hijacked

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:56

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia says four of its nationals have been kidnapped and another shot in the hijacking of a tugboat and barge in the waters near the border with Malaysia and the Philippines. The Indonesian Foreign Ministry says in a statement Saturday that the gunshot victim and five other crew members escaped the […]

Spring means fair time at Puyallup

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:50

Spring Fair runs through April 17 at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Norwegian discount airline gets initial OK for flights to U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:38

The decision, opposed by U.S. airlines and labor unions, could increase competition on trans-Atlantic routes.

Fan struck by ball at Rays game leaves field on stretcher

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:36

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A fan struck by a foul ball left on a stretcher in the seventh inning of the Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays game Friday night. The fan was sitting in the lower box seats on the home plate side next to Tampa Bay’s first-base side dugout. Rays designated […]

Council member calls for adding millions to Seattle housing levy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:27

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien floated a “trial balloon” Friday for adding as much as $28?million to the mayor’s $290?million housing-levy proposal.

2 Maryland firefighters critical after being shot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:25

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Officials say at least two firefighters are in critical condition after being shot in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. Prince George’s County Fire/EMS spokesman Mark Brady says firefighters were responding to a welfare call at a single-family home in Temple Hills when they were shot Friday night. He says […]

Sounders veterans can relate to rookie Jordan Morris’ early struggles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 09:06

Morris has yet to find the net in five appearances with his new team — seven, if you factor in CONCACAF Champions League. But that sample size is still minuscule by MLS standards.

Berkeley provost criticized for lax discipline resigns post

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:54

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The top academic officer at the University of California, Berkeley has resigned his position following criticism that he was too lenient on the now-former law school dean accused of sexually harassing his assistant. Campus Provost Claude Steele, a prominent social psychologist who joined the Berkeley administration two years ago, issued a […]

Japanese police say latest quake kills at least 6 people

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:49

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say latest quake kills at least 6 people.

Teen driver suspected in Maple Valley crash appears in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:44

The 19-year-old driver faces charges of three counts of vehicular assault after the Thursday morning crash that injured six middle-school-aged boys, court documents show.

Warriors turn focus from record 73 wins to title repeat

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:42

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors had their chance to celebrate their record-setting regular season before turning their focus to even bigger goals. The 73 wins that put the Warriors in the record books and left the rest of the NBA chasing them all season are meaningless right now. When […]

Have the Seahawks drafted for need under John Schneider and Pete Carroll?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:40

When the Seahawks have had agreed-upon needs, they usually have addressed them early in the draft. Which is especially interesting this year, because the Seahawks have a glaring need along the offensive line.

Teenage boy accidentally shoots, kills friend in California

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:39

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after he accidentally fired a gun and killed his friend in a Southern California home. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said deputies found the body of 18-year-old Ronald McKinzie in the bedroom of the home in Victorville on Thursday night. He was shot in […]

Sanders gave 4 percent of income to charity in 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders released his full 2014 federal tax return Friday, revealing that he mostly lives off a six-figure government salary and donated about 4 percent of his family’s income to charitable causes. Sanders and his wife, Jane, donated $8,350 to charity while reporting an adjusted gross income of about $205,000 that year, […]

Prized trout await anglers on opening day

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:26

A tagged fishing derby and more than 2 million planted fish should make for an exciting opener.

Walk-on Connor Griffin ready to take next step for Huskies’ revamped receiving corps

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:20

Connor Griffin is starting to feel like a football player again. More and more, he looks the part, too. For the Huskies’ revamped wide receiving corps, John Ross III’s return from a knee injury is getting most of the attention this spring — and rightfully so, given Ross proven big-play ability. But Griffin’s shift out […]

Marathon Petroleum, Citi, GM slip; Edison Int’l rises

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:16

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Citigroup Inc., down 6 cents to $44.92 The bank’s profit shrank 27 in the first quarter, but its net income and revenue were greater than expected. Most Read StoriesMan charged with […]

Police: Off-duty officer fatally shoots gunman robbing store

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:11

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an off-duty officer shot and killed a gunman who was robbing a liquor store. Department spokesman T.J. Smith said at a news conference near Green Tree Liquors in West Baltimore that the officer, who was in plain clothes, went into the store just before 6 p.m. on Friday to […]

Utility to provide apartments to those displaced by gas leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California Gas Co. says people who have been living out of hotels since a gas leak prompted them to leave their Los Angeles homes may begin moving into what the utility calls high-quality apartments. SoCal Gas made the announcement Friday, two days after a state appeals court ordered it […]