Seattle Times Headlines

Turtle smuggler from Canada faces sentence in US court

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:06

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors in Michigan are seeking a five-year prison sentence for a Canadian man who says he smuggled more than 1,000 turtles to China to help pay for his college education. Kai Xu is returning to Ann Arbor federal court Tuesday. He has pleaded guilty and says his crime was a […]

Court upholds Utah’s polygamy ban in “Sister Wives” case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:05

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Utah’s ban on polygamy, dealing a legal blow to TV’s “Sister Wives” in a ruling that sides with prosecutors who said they need the ban to go after polygamists like imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs. While some said Monday’s decision could help in the prosecution […]

Capitals are not running from Stanley Cup expectations

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:02

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Once again, the Washington Capitals are atop the NHL as the best regular-season team. Once again, the pressure’s on them as the favorite to win the Stanley Cup and prove this year won’t bring another early playoff exit. Expectations have never been higher for Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals, six years […]

Man missing after fire at his Redmond restaurant

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:30

The 46-year-old man was last seen on April 1. His relatives told investigators he is without his usual vehicle, cell phone, jacket and other personal items, according to Redmond police.

Mariners reliever Joaquin Benoit sidelined with shoulder stiffness

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:30

Set-up man Joaquin Benoit was unavailable to pitch Sunday’s game because of stiffness in the back of his shoulder and it could keep him out of a few games.

Monday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:23

Davis Noblat scored four goals for Liberty as the Patriots shut out Sammamish 6-0.

Mariners remain winless at home after 7-3 loss to Texas Rangers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:22

Seattle strikes early, but can’t get much off Colby Lewis and is still seeking its first victory of the season at Safeco Field.

North Korea resurrects Abraham Lincoln to criticize Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:17

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has tried warnings of nuclear attack and racist diatribes to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama. Now it’s turning to Abraham Lincoln. North Korea’s state media have constructed an imaginary letter from the 16th U.S. president that attacks Obama’s “deception” over Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. It is the […]

Mariners lose to the Rangers at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:12

The Mariners lost to the Rangers, 7-3, at Safeco Field on Monday.

Cambodian police charge opposition critic of border policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:12

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police have charged an opposition lawmaker who has been a strong critic of the government’s handling of demarcating the border with neighboring Vietnam, reviving a campaign of pressure Prime Minister Hun Sen launched last year against his foes and critics. Um Sam An was arrested Monday and charged Tuesday, […]

Japan prepares for release of tritium from Fukushima plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:10

TOKYO (AP) — To dump or not to dump a little-discussed substance is the question brewing in Japan as it grapples with the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima five years ago. The substance is tritium. The radioactive material is technically near-impossible to remove from the huge quantities of water used to cool melted-down […]

Paramount teases ‘Baywatch,’ confirms ‘Fences’ at CinemaCon

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:09

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the bodacious bodies of “Baywatch” to the literary credentials of August Wilson’s “Fences,” Paramount Pictures has a diverse slate of films on its schedule. The studio teased some upcoming properties Monday at CinemaCon, kicking off the annual gathering of theater owners and exhibitors, with stars, footage, and some announcements. Paramount […]

Philippine diplomat to China: Don’t turn shoal into island

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:05

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine diplomat warned Tuesday that any Chinese move to turn a disputed shoal, where the U.S. Navy recently spotted a suspected Chinese survey ship, into an island will escalate the disputes in the South China Sea and asked Washington to convince Beijing not to take that “very provocative” step. Philippine […]

A killer, a friend: Tsarnaev’s classmates to premiere film

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

BOSTON (AP) — Two friends of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) are set to premiere a short film they made to capture the range of emotions they felt after learning Tsarnaev had played a major role in the bombings. The 12-minute film “Jahar,” which uses Tsarnaev’s Americanized nickname, is set to premiere Saturday […]

Man says he offered to snatch children for Aussie TV show

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:45

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A contractor said Tuesday that he negotiated with an Australian television network to snatch two Lebanese-Australian children from their father’s family in Beirut but the network chose a cheaper option. Col Chapman, who describes himself as a child recovery specialist, said executives at the Nine Network’s “60 Minutes” program told him […]

Mariners need to solve their home issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:38

It’s hard to win over the masses when you’re muddling through lackluster games in front of the faithful. Moving in the fences three years ago didn’t really do too much to shake loose some offense, and it certainly didn’t lead to overwhelming success; in the three seasons with a more hitter-friendly yard, the Mariners are 113-130 at Safeco.

Manuscripts among rare Hemingway items shown at JFK library

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

BOSTON (AP) — Ernest Hemingway and John F. Kennedy never met, but the author’s most extensive personal collection is housed at JFK’s presidential library and is now on public display. The exhibition opening this week in Boston includes original manuscripts of some of his most famous literary works; letters to other major literary figures of […]

Spoiler Alert: Robbie Turner sashays away on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

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

Capitol Hill drag queen Robbie Turner isn't going to follow in Jinx Monsoon's footsteps after all.

Washington men’s golf eighth after first round of Western Intercollegiate

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:16

The Huskies finish strong for a 6-over 356 in the event in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Tacoma Rainiers earn 6-3 victory over El Paso

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:15

Efren Navarro and Shawn O’Malley each drive in two runs for the Rainiers.