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Surgery begins to separate infant conjoined twins in Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:40

The 10-month-old sisters are conjoined below the waist and share a colon and bladders. Doctors are optimistic about the operation, which could last 12 to 18 hours.

Report: US didn’t find trouble at Corinthian Colleges before it failed

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:37

WASHINGTON (AP) — A report by the Center for American Progress says federal education officials failed to detect trouble at one of the country’s largest for-profit colleges in the years before it collapsed. The report, titled “Looking in All the Wrong Places,” is based on 6,000 pages of audits provided by colleges and reviews done […]

Daniel Radcliffe to star onstage in ‘Privacy’ in New York

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:34

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Radcliffe will return to a New York stage in James Graham’s play “Privacy,” inspired by the revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The Public Theater said Tuesday the former “Harry Potter” star will appear in the 2014 play that “explores how governments and corporations collect and use […]

Police probe shooting involving officers on freeway ramp

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:28

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a traffic stop involving police that ended in gunshots on an interstate ramp outside Atlanta. Conyers police tell WAGA-TV that the shooting happened on Interstate 20 in the Lithonia area, just east of Atlanta. They say an officer and a deputy involved were not seriously injured in the […]

Hawking, Zuckerberg join $100M bid to search for life with tiny spacecraft

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:26

NEW YORK (AP) — An Internet investor has enlisted famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to help him with a futuristic plan for seeking life in outer space. Yuri Milner announced the $100 million project Tuesday. It’s aimed at establishing the feasibility of sending a swarm of tiny spacecraft, each weighing far […]

U of Illinois settles with female athletes, ex-coach Beckman

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

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has announced a pair of settlements involving former female basketball players who sued the school and its former football coach, Tim Beckman. Campus officials said Tuesday that the seven former players will receive a one-time payment of $375,000 to split among them. The University of Illinois Board […]

Aide: Ryan to make statement ruling out president bid

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan plans to definitively rule out a bid for president this year, amid persistent speculation that he could emerge as the GOP nominee from a contested Republican convention. The Wisconsin Republican scheduled a mid-afternoon statement Tuesday at the Republican National Committee to disavow any interest in the presidency this […]

Air traffic controllers’ strike paralyzes Brussels airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:57

BRUSSELS (AP) — A wildcat strike of air traffic controllers has paralyzed Brussels airport after their guild rejected a compromise aimed at solving a conflict over a pension reform. The airport announced during evening rush hour Tuesday that “there are no inbound or outbound flights.” The strike action comes at a time when traffic was […]

Man turns himself in on charge of stealing TV in 1989

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:56

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man charged with stealing a television in Connecticut 27 years ago flew from his Florida home and voluntarily turned himself in last weekend after recently learning there was a warrant out for this arrest. Police in Norwalk, Connecticut, tell The Hour newspaper ( ) that 60-year-old Randy Iannacone, […]

Southern plans vigil for 2 students killed in shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:56

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University in Louisiana is planning a candlelight vigil for two 19-year-old students who were shot and killed at a party outside an off-campus apartment complex. Tuesday’s vigil is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in a courtyard on the school’s Baton Rouge campus. Police said Lashuntae Benton, of Lake […]

Wild arrest: Viper, cobras, gator seized from suburban home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:53

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia wildlife authorities say they’ve arrested a man accused of keeping exotic snakes, an alligator and other critters inside a zoo-like home in suburban Atlanta. An arrest warrant lists a Gaboon viper, two cobras, an alligator, a squirrel and a raccoon among animals seized from the Gwinnett County home of Jesus […]

Jerry Lewis wants to live to be older than George Burns

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:53

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Lewis, 90 years and nearly one month old, is wearing a dark jacket, yellow shirt and a big red tie. He is seated in a director’s chair in the middle of the first floor bar of the Friars Club. The room is packed and noisy with camera equipment and assistants […]

Kasich criticizes campaigns that demean, weaken America

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:51

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — John Kasich is criticizing his opponents’ visions for America in a lengthy speech in New York where he is campaigning a week before the state’s crucial primary. Kasich said Tuesday that the path he offers is different to that which “demeans” America’s history and “cheapens each of us.” Without mentioning Trump […]

German train dispatcher used cellphone before fatal crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:48

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a rail dispatcher in southern Germany was using his cellphone to play games shortly before two trains he was in charge of collided head on in February, killing 11 people. Prosecutors in Traunstein, east of Munich, say the unnamed dispatcher was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of negligent homicide. In a […]

Transgender bathroom bill delayed amid financial questions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:48

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The sponsor of a Tennessee transgender bathroom bill told a Senate committee Tuesday that he has to consider a state attorney general’s opinion before going forward. Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, told the Senate Finance Ways and Means Committee that he wanted another day to consider an opinion that State Attorney General […]

Outerwall adds three members to board at urging of activist investor

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:47

Outerwall will add three members to its board, after signing an agreement with an activist investor, the Bellevue company said Tuesday. Outerwall, best known for its DVD rental Redbox machines, will add Jeffrey Brown to its board immediately. Brown, CEO of Brown Equity Partners, was chosen by Engaged Capital, an activist investor in Outerwall that […]

Defense wants delay in South Carolina church shooting trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:46

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The defense is asking for a delay in the state death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, who is charged with murder in the shooting deaths last year of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Roof’s attorneys argue in court filings that substantial preparation and investigation work remains to […]

WWF to relocate over half of staff from Swiss headquarters

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:50

GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the WWF says the conservation group is reducing its headcount at its Swiss headquarters by over half in a “substantial decentralization” aimed to better take on unprecedented environmental degradation around the world and leverage growing public concern about it. Marco Lambertini says “well more than 50 percent” of roughly […]

UW team gets $7.5 million to stop cyberattacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:36

A UW-led research team will use the federal grant to study a type of cyberattack that often has political motives.

Vandals smash pillar at veterans park in Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:33

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are investigating after a pillar was smashed by vandals at Veterans Memorial Park near Gainesville. The Gainesville Sun ( ) reports the damage was reported Sunday and investigators don’t believe there is security footage of that section of the park. The pillar is in a section of the […]