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Mississippi church a window into national gay rights debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 16:26

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — On many Sundays, conservative Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant can be found in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, almost always in his trademark suit and boots, often among those helping pass the offering plates. In the same sanctuary — sometimes just a few wooden pews away — are […]

Planned Parenthood shooter admired Florida doctor’s killer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 16:19

DENVER (AP) — The man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic idolized an abortion foe who killed a Florida doctor more than two decades earlier, newly released court documents show. Robert Dear told police he attacked the clinic in Colorado Springs because he was upset with the reproductive health organization […]

A look at fatal attacks in anti-abortion violence in the US

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

At least 11 people have been killed in violence against abortion providers in the U.S. since 1993, according to the National Abortion Federation. Here are some details of those attacks: —March 10, 1993: Dr. David Gunn is shot to death outside an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida, becoming the first U.S. doctor killed during an […]

US, India militaries to improve disaster coordination

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 16:06

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S and India have reached a preliminary agreement that will make it easier for the two countries’ militaries to work together in disasters or other emergencies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. During a joint news conference with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, Carter said the two countries have “agreed […]

Greece, creditors break off bailout talks until April 18

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 16:01

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its bailout creditors have suspended talks on the country’s austerity program until next week, after a new set of marathon overnight negotiations failed to produce a breakthrough. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos says the meetings in Athens would resume April 18, with an aim to reaching an agreement by April […]

Slaying of former Saints player resonates in city he loved

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:58

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People across Louisiana sought to process the news that one of the Saints’ much-loved players, former defensive end Will Smith, was shot in the back Saturday night in what police called a deadly act of road rage. Smith, 34, arrived in New Orleans in 2004 as a No. 1 draft pick […]

EU welcomes 74 refugees, send 300 migrants back to Turkey

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:47

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s response to mass migration (all times local): 10:05 The European Union has welcomed in 74 Syrian refugees from Turkey and sent more than 300 migrants back there under a new agreement between the EU and Ankara. European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos announced the figures to EU lawmakers on […]

Georgia to execute man who killed woman during burglary

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:38

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is preparing to execute a death row inmate who shot a woman to death during a burglary in 1996. Kenneth Fults is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson. The 47-year-old inmate pleaded guilty in 1997 to killing his neighbor, 19-year-old Cathy Bounds, and a […]

Syrian government launches offensive south of Aleppo

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:35

BEIRUT (AP) — A pro-government media outlet says Syrian troops have launched an offensive to retake a strategic hilltop village south of Aleppo from insurgents, including al-Qaida’s local affiliate. Al-Manar TV says the attack on Tel al-Ais was launched on Tuesday. Al-Manar is run by Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group, which is fighting alongside Syrian government […]

US officials: The more we know about Zika, the scarier it is

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:32

WASHINGTON (AP) — The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials say, as they urge more money for mosquito control and development of vaccines and treatments. Scientists increasingly believe the Zika virus sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean causes devastating defects in fetal brains if women become […]

Sanders lags in delegates but leads in likability

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:32

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is still behind when it comes to delegates and votes, but he has one clear advantage over his Democratic and Republican presidential rivals — a lot of people actually like him. By 48 percent to 39 percent, more Americans have a favorable than an unfavorable opinion of Sanders, giving him […]

2 more suspects charged in Brussels bombings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:30

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities have charged two more men with offenses related to the Brussels bombings. The Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that the suspects, identified only as Smail F. and Ibrahim F., were involved in renting an apartment in the Etterbeek area of Brussels that served as a hideout for the bomber […]

Democrats look for political advantage on Equal Pay Day

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:24

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday marks Equal Pay Day, a symbolic event dramatizing how much longer it takes a woman to earn as much as a man — and an annual opportunity for Democrats to lambast Republicans for inaction on the issue. This time it comes amid a presidential campaign where the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump, […]

Supreme Court to swear in large group of deaf lawyers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:22

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mobile phones ordinarily are strictly forbidden in the marble courtroom of the nation’s highest court, but the justices are making an exception next week when roughly a dozen deaf and hard-of-hearing lawyers will be admitted to the Supreme Court bar. The lawyers will use their phones to see a real-time transcript as […]

APNewsBreak: Navy flyer describes spotting island castaways

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:20

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy officer in charge of a flight crew that located three castaways on a remote Pacific island said Monday he has never seen or heard of another rescue quite like it. The stranded men, who were reported missing last Tuesday after a wave overtook their skiff, were found on a […]

N. Koreans: Brutal work abroad better than life back home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:19

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One North Korean who worked abroad says that as a waitress in China, she was forced to put up with male customers who groped her and tried to get her drunk. Two others recall the frozen bodies of their countrymen stored in Russian logging camps. Another says he toiled for […]

Asian stock markets mostly higher ahead of earnings reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:50

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly gained on Tuesday as investors awaited corporate earnings results at home and abroad. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 1.1 percent to 15,928.79 and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.6 percent to 1,981.32, a day before South Koreans elect 300 new lawmakers to parliament. Hong Kong’s Hang […]

Postgame video and notes: Mariners lose 7-3 to Texas, drop fourth straight game at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:35

Notes, quotes, video and boxscore from the Mariners' 7-3 loss to the Rangers on Monday night.

Navy secretary to discuss women in combat at Camp Pendleton

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:23

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has squared off against Marine Corps leaders who resisted recruiting women for all combat jobs. On Tuesday, he takes his case to a broader audience at Camp Pendleton, California. Marine Corps leaders had sought to keep certain infantry and combat jobs closed to women, citing studies showing […]

As attacks subside, Jerusalem tries to return to normal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:18

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of Jerusalem’s most popular Palestinian hummus joints, Lina, used to serve about 100 Israeli diners a day — the majority of its clientele. But after the outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian violence last fall, the place saw business drop to about three or four Israeli diners a day, and even many Palestinians abandoned […]