Seattle Times Headlines

‘Moral Monday’ leader removed from American Airlines flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:52

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The architect of the progressive movement known as “Moral Monday” says he was removed from an American Airlines flight after he responded to a passenger who made disparaging remarks. The Rev. William Barber said in a statement he was removed Friday from a flight from Reagan National Airport to Raleigh-Durham International […]

Trump, on Staten Island, finally gets his NYC homecoming

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:33

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s political home in his native New York City is several miles — and a ferry ride — from Trump Tower. Staten Island, New York’s self-proclaimed “forgotten borough,” is a hidden bastion of Republicanism in of the nation’s most liberal cities, separated from the rest of the city both geographically […]

Prep school outlines new measures on sexual abuse reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:14

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Top officials of an elite New Hampshire prep school dealing with a flurry of sexual abuse allegations say they’ve hired several law firms to examine the school’s handling of misconduct allegations levelled at faculty members. In a letter to parents and alumni Sunday, the principal and top trustee of Phillips Exeter […]

Pennsylvania launches 24th US medical marijuana program

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:09

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill into law Sunday afternoon surrounded by a jubilant crowd of supporters at the Capitol building in Harrisburg. “Marijuana is medicine and it’s coming to Pennsylvania,” said Democratic Sen. Daylin Leach, the […]

Florida man run over 3 times, dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:51

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man killed after being struck not once, not twice, but three times on a busy roadway in Orlando has investigators searching for two suspected hit-and-run drivers. The Florida Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Rasheed Wiggins was standing in the grassy median of Universal Boulevard and Destination Parkway Saturday night when […]

Air France resumes flights to Iran, after nuclear deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:49

PARIS (AP) — Air France has resumed flights to Iran after last year’s landmark deal to curb Iranian nuclear activities, as part of larger French and European efforts to rebuild trade ties long frozen by sanctions. A direct flight for Tehran left Paris on Sunday for the first time since 2008 when the connection was […]

More than 20 hurt after pickup, bus collide in Las Vegas

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:21

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 20 people have been hurt after a bus and a pickup truck collided in Las Vegas. Authorities say the crash happened just before 7 a.m. Sunday. They say 22 people were injured, including the pickup driver and the four passengers in her truck. According to police, the driver suffered […]

‘Jungle Book’ roars with $103.6 million debut

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:48

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.’s “The Jungle Book” opened with $103.6 million in North America, making it one of the biggest April debuts at the box office. Jon Favreau’s update of Disney’s 1967 animated version of Rudyard Kipling’s book marks the company’s latest success in turning its classic cartoons into live-action remakes. […]

Mariners at Yankees: Hisashi Iwakuma faces off against Masahiro Tanaka

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:35

Hisashi Iwakuma faces off with fellow countryman Masahiro Tanaka as the Mariners go for the sweep of the Yankees.

Fast times, $16M for charity: Boston Marathon things to know

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:31

BOSTON (AP) — Happy birthday to the Boston Marathon, which turns 120 on Monday. (You don’t look a day over 90.) Here are things to know about this year’s running of the planet’s most venerable footrace: ___ NATION’S OLDEST MARATHON Most Read StoriesDennis Bounds, Jeff Renner among KING 5 staffers taking retirement offersStood up for […]

Congress considering US-made footwear for military

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:27

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A bill in Congress would require the Department of Defense to provide U.S.-made footwear to personnel. The Stepping Up for American Workers and Troops Act is sponsored by Maine Reps. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, and Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, and Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas, of Massachusetts. The proposal comes after one […]

New Hampshire man asks to have murder sentence suspended

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:19

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who got away with murder for 20 years now wants his sentence reduced to the 10 years he already has served. Eric Windhurst was 17 when he fatally shot a friend’s stepfather, Danny Paquette, after the friend told him that Paquette had sexually abused her. Windhurst, now […]

Medical pot activists fear epilepsy drug could undercut them

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:08

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An experimental epilepsy drug made from cannabis plants grown in England is complicating the medical marijuana debate in hospitals and statehouses. Epidiolex is a nearly pure extract of cannabidiol, or CBD, with little of the tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, that gets traditional pot users high. CBD products are the current rage in […]

Slumping A-Rod dropped to 6th in Yankees’ struggling lineup

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:04

NEW YORK (AP) — A slumping Alex Rodriguez was dropped three spots to sixth in the New York Yankees’ batting order Sunday. Looking to spark his struggling lineup, manager Joe Girardi made the move for the series finale against Seattle as New York tried to stop a four-game losing streak. The 40-year-old Rodriguez was hitless […]

Four-star Oregon defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu commits to Huskies over Ducks, Beavers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:02

The Huskies now have four recruits committed for the Class of 2017.

Man mulling plea deal in Newtown victim harassment case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 23:55

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man accused of harassing relatives of a teacher killed in the Newtown school massacre is set to return to court to disclose whether he will accept a plea deal or go to trial. Matthew Mills, of Brooklyn, New York, is accused of approaching a sister of slain Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Air Force considering Ohio base for F-35A fighter jets

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 23:53

SWANTON, Ohio (AP) — Military officials say the U.S. Air Force is considering northwest Ohio for one of two Air National Guard bases that will house next-generation fighter jets. The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/1WufF8I ) reports an Ohio Air National Guard base at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton could become home to F-35A Joint Strike Fighter […]

History repeats: US women’s soccer team still in wage fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 23:53

Trailblazers for the U.S. women’s national team can’t believe their successors are still having the same debate over equal pay and treatment. Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy, U.S. national team players on the 1991 and 1999 World Cup-winning teams, were among the women who drew attention to the issue two decades ago — when a […]

Cause of fire that killed family of 5 probed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 23:45

BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) — Investigators are trying to find the cause of a duplex fire that killed five members of a family as friends and neighbors mourn the loss of the victims, which included three children. The Friday night blaze in Bellevue, just northwest of Pittsburgh, killed 41-year-old Stephen Lasch, 38-year-old Angela Lasch, and their […]

Oil island draws heat for ‘disrepair and dysfunction’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 23:45

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of California’s early offshore oil drilling operations is under fire from state regulators to clean up its act after severely corroded and unsafe wells and other equipment were found at the idle facility as part of ramped-up inspections. The Department of Conservation focused its renewed enforcement efforts on a facility […]