Seattle Times Headlines

911 caller won’t be charged in Ohio Wal-Mart police shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 01:49

A 911 caller won’t be charged for reporting a man waving a gun in a Wal-Mart store before police fatally shot the shopper, who’d picked up an air rifle from a shelf, a special prosecutor said Monday. The decision was made by Mark Piepmeier, the same prosecutor who had presented the shooting case to a […]

High court rejects appeal over stiff marijuana sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 01:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a 76-year-old Alabama man who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for possessing less than three pounds of marijuana that he said he grew for personal use. Lawyers for Lee Carroll Brooker said the stiff sentence under the state’s habitual offender […]

Parents complain about handcuffing of elementary students

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 01:46

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Angry parents are demanding action after they say at least five students were handcuffed at a Middle Tennessee elementary school for not stopping an off-campus fight. The complaints were aired Sunday at First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, where The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/1SplyEc) reports more than 150 people gathered for a […]

Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 01:44

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A major Jewish organization has opened its first chapter in Poland, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have been recently fleeing Western European nations hit by Islamic violence. Hillel International, the largest Jewish student organization in the world, celebrated […]

Attorney general’s office reviewing fight involving McCoy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 01:43

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is reviewing a district attorney’s decision not to charge Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in a Philadelphia nightclub fight that left two off-duty police officers injured, the solicitor general said Monday. Bruce Castor said he met last week with detectives after getting a written request from […]

Oklahoma City a defining moment in Merrick Garland’s career

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 01:09

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Judge Merrick Garland’s courthouse office in Washington, there’s a framed photo of Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after the 1995 bombing that ripped away most of its front. There’s also a courtroom artist’s sketch from the prosecution of bomber Timothy McVeigh and a medal honoring Garland for his work […]

Challenge system takes center stage in NHL playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 01:08

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Ekblad had a big goal for the Florida Panthers, and then it was gone. Same for Vladimir Tarasenko in St. Louis last week. Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks and Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers got to keep their clutch scores. The breakout star of the first round of […]

UN ambassador’s motorcade hits, kills boy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 01:02

MAROUA, Cameroon (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s trip to Cameroon’s front lines in the war against Boko Haram started horrifically Monday as an armored jeep in her motorcade struck and killed a 7-year-old boy who darted into the road. The incident occurred near the small city of Moloko, in northern Cameroon, where Power, her […]

Indiana boy snubbed by peers gets 1,000 birthday cards

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 01:01

LAKE STATION, Ind. (AP) — More than a 1,000 birthday cards have arrived for an Indiana boy who was disappointed when none of the classmates he invited came to his birthday party. Amelia Lara says several second-grade classmates said they would attend the 9th birthday party of her grandson, Gerald Hamilton, but that the April […]

Stepmom of scalded Ohio boy who died is charged with murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:41

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of killing her 4-year-old stepson by putting him in scalding water as punishment the day before he was found dead has been indicted on murder and other charges. Warren County’s prosecutor said Monday that grand jurors indicted Anna Ritchie on charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault […]

Streaming services: What Amazon, Netflix and Hulu cost

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:39

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu, offering a stand-alone streaming service for the first time. Starting this week, the e-commerce company says customers can now pay $8.99 a month just to watch Amazon’s Prime video streaming service. Previously, the only way to get access to Amazon’s videos was to pay […]

APNewsBreak: Former Iowa St star Nikki Moody sues coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:38

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa State basketball star Nikki Moody has sued coach Bill Fennelly, the university and the state for racial discrimination and retaliation, saying she was repeatedly called a “thug” and labeled a selfish player despite being the program’s career assists leader. Fennelly, who has been Iowa State’s coach since 1995, […]

William and Kate to host Kensington Palace dinner for Obamas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:36

LONDON (AP) — President Obama has a royal dinner date. Kensington Palace says Prince William, his wife, Kate, and his brother, Prince Harry, will hold a dinner for the president and first lady Michelle Obama during the U.S. leader’s visit to Britain this week. Related Queen Elizabeth II to mark 90th birthday at Windsor Castle […]

Madrid mayor: Dog-poop scofflaws may have to clean streets

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:31

MADRID (AP) — Dog owners in Madrid beware: Pick up after your pooch or face working as a street cleaner. Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena is warning dog owners they’ll face stiff fines or possibly weekend work as street cleaners if they are caught in an upcoming dog poop crackdown. Carmena says Monday that police will […]

Israel and Palestinians engage in rare UN shouting match

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:27

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors engaged in a rare shouting match in the U.N. Security Council, reflecting Israel’s growing consternation at the upsurge in Palestinian attacks against civilians and Palestinian frustration at the failure to achieve its dream of a truly independent state. Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon started the heated exchange […]

Senate Democrats press for $1.9B to fight Zika virus

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:04

The White House says the money is urgently needed to fight the spread of mosquitoes that transmit the virus, develop a vaccine and help other countries battle Zika.

Appeals court upholds $1B NFL concussion settlement

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:01

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a potential $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players. The decision released Monday by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes almost a year after a revised deal was approved. Critics appealing the settlement had argued […]

Give drug felons food stamps, many states now say

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:54

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is desperate to stop the runaway growth of its prison population, but doing so depends a lot on people like Ronald Tillman. Tillman, 54, a paroled drug dealer who suffers from bipolar disease and a debilitating back injury, has lived since his 2013 release solely on his monthly $733 disability […]

Alleged Italian crime boss arrested in pizza delivery sting

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:47

MILAN (AP) — An alleged mafia chief’s appetite for pizza has cost him his freedom. Police in Naples say they nabbed one of Italy’s most-wanted crime bosses after sending an agent dressed as a pizza deliveryman to the door. The fugitive, Roberto Manganiello, was watching the Naples-Inter soccer match with his girlfriend when the operation […]

Man in police custody dies while waiting in emergency room

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:46

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama shoplifting suspect who was in police custody following his arrest at a Wal-Mart store died during a two-hour wait in a hospital emergency room, police said Monday. Decatur police spokesman Lt. John Crouch said Justin Lee Dunn, 26, died in the early morning hours at Decatur Morgan Hospital on […]