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Teen, 3-year-old among victims in deadly California crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:52

RIO VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old child and a teenager were among the five people killed when their small car slammed into an oncoming pickup truck on a two-lane highway in Northern California, authorities said Sunday. The five victims were traveling in a Honda Civic that was in a passing lane when it was […]

Bone found in Idaho canal likely from boy who died in 1981

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:51

RIGBY, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say bone fragments likely belonging to a 3-year-old boy who died in a 1981 boating accident have been recovered from a canal in Idaho. Crews searched the Great Feeder Canal after the finding of a bone there that doctors identified as belonging to a young boy. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s […]

Ohio police officer in critical condition after shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:26

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer was critically injured after a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him in Ohio’s capital city early Sunday morning. The suspect, identified as Lincoln Rutledge, refused to surrender after the shooting and Columbus police said several hours passed during which smoke and flames were […]

Goat wanders away from home, goes on Starbucks run

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:23

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (AP) — Police say a goat apparently needed a caffeine fix when it wandered into a Starbucks in Northern California. Rohnert Park police Sgt. Rick Bates says dispatchers received several calls Sunday morning about a goat named Millie wandering around a strip mall on the city’s eastern edge. Bates says employees who […]

In report, BNSF says human error cause of train derailment

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:02

ALMA, Wis. (AP) — Human error caused a train derailment in November that sent more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, according to a BNSF Railway report. In an accident report filed with the Federal Railroad Administration, BNSF said a train operator applied the dynamic brakes too rapidly, causing 25 […]

UConn celebrate NCAA women’s title with victory parade

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 03:59

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team was feted Sunday with a victory parade and rally in downtown Hartford following its unprecedented fourth consecutive NCAA tournament championship. Senior forwards Morgan Tuck and Breanna Stewart were among the star players that addressed a crowd of thousands. “We wouldn’t be able to be […]

Contract for Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons about what was expected

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 03:51

The contract of Chris Clemons reveals it is indeed the low-risk deal many assumed while also perpetuating Seattle's recent history of mostly taking care of its own players during free agency rather than hand out big salaries to those from other teams.

Florida twins have rare parents: Each has a twin, too

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 03:33

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Twins are increasingly common, but identical boys due next month in Florida have remarkable parents: Mom and Dad each have a twin sibling, too. Lenae Walton and Leonardo Rivera of Melbourne are expecting their twin sons May 4. Walton, 29, has a fraternal twin sister and Rivera, 24, has a fraternal […]

Live Mariners game coverage: Felix looks to shut down A’s

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 03:29

Felix Hernandez takes the mound in Seattle for the first time this season, as the Mariners look to salvage their home opening series vs. Oakland. Follow along live and join fans in a chat below.

1 of the last Tamiami Trail outposts destroyed by fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 03:20

OCHOPEE, Fla. (AP) — One of only two remaining original outposts along the Tamiami Trail through Florida’s Everglades has been destroyed by fire. Monroe Station was built in the 1920s and offered gas, food and security to motorists traversing what was once a remote highway. The Big Cypress National Preserve had been planning restoration for […]

Flight lands safely after bird strike at Florida airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 03:13

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Officials say an American Airlines flight landed safely in the Florida Keys after a bird strike. Monroe County spokeswoman Cammy Clark said in an email that Flight 4680 experienced the bird strike shortly after takeoff Sunday afternoon at Key West International Airport. No injuries were reported. Airline spokesman Casey Norton […]

Leicester edges closer to EPL title, Spurs beats Man United

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 03:09

LONDON (AP) — Leicester’s first target was exceeded long ago: Premier League survival. Another landmark was achieved Sunday: Champions League qualification for the first time. By the end of the month, Leicester should have secured the prize once simply unthinkable for such a team: the Premier League trophy itself. Jamie Vardy’s double at Sunderland sealed […]

Gas prices jump by 8 cents over past 3 weeks, to $2.10

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 03:01

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has jumped by 8 cents over the past three weeks, to $2.10 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the hike is due to gas stations raising prices nearly twice as much as refiners are raising wholesale gasoline prices. She says […]

Live: Sounders face off with Dynamo in Houston

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:54

Follow along live as the Sounders aim for their first road points of the season against the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Olympic venues nearly ready for TV; big worries elsewhere

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:41

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olympic inspectors are taking their final look this week at Rio de Janeiro’s preparations. The International Olympic Committee team will find most of the venues ready to show off to billions of television viewers when the games open in just under four months. But trouble lingers behind the cameras. President […]

World’s wild tiger count rising for first time in a century

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:38

NEW DELHI (AP) — The world’s count of wild tigers roaming forests from Russia to Vietnam has gone up for the first time in more than a century, with some 3,890 counted by conservation groups and national governments in the latest global census, wildlife conservation groups said Monday. The tally marks a turnaround from the […]

Man dies after fight over San Francisco bus seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:33

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a 75-year-old man died of a heart attack after getting into an altercation with a woman over a seat on a San Francisco bus. San Francisco police say they have launched a suspicious death and assault investigation following the Thursday incident. Officer Giselle Talkoff tells the San Francisco Chronicle […]

Mariners’ lineup: Chris Iannetta gets the day off

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:20

The Mariners turn to Felix Hernandez in search of their first win at home this season.

Spain’s Socialist Party says coalition gov’t still possible

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:19

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Socialist Party says there is still a chance of arriving at an agreement with far-left Podemos to form a coalition government. Socialist negotiator Antonio Hernando said there is 70 percent agreement with a 20-point proposal submitted by Podemos aimed at breaking “the political logjam and enable a government.” Hernando said the […]

Pacquiao says he’s retiring, but it may not last

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:09

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like any good entertainer, Manny Pacquiao was good enough against Timothy Bradley to leave his fans wanting a little more. Whether they get it depends on how serious Pacquiao is about walking away from the sport he loves and the spotlight that will be hard to leave behind. Even the fighter […]