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Amazon offers stand-alone video, month-to-month Prime subscriptions

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 10:01

Amazon is adding to its Prime all-you-can-eat buffet, which costs $99 per year: some options a la carte.

Shares fall as oil prices sink after output accord fails

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 09:39

HONG KONG (AP) — Share prices sank in early trading Monday after an effort by major oil producing nations to agree on production cuts failed over the weekend. Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index dropped 2.7 percent to 16,389.93 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost 0.9 percent to 21,129.68. South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.5 percent […]

Thousands of California voters register to wrong party

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 09:25

A recent survey found that nearly three of four people did not realize they had enrolled in a political party that opposes abortion rights and same-sex marriage and calls for building a fence along the U.S. border.

Kalamazoo shooting victim praised at church, gets cash gift

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 09:21

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A survivor of a series of shootings in southwestern Michigan that killed six people has been honored at a church with prayer, praise and $19,200. Tiana Carruthers cried as she appeared in a wheelchair Sunday at Galilee Baptist Church in Kalamazoo. WOOD-TV ( ) says she called them “tears of joy.” […]

Amber Heard pleads guilty in Australian dog smuggling spat

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 09:15

SYDNEY (AP) — Actor Johnny Depp’s wife Amber Heard pleaded guilty Monday to providing a false immigration document amid allegations she smuggled the couple’s dogs into Australia. Prosecutors dropped two more serious charges that Heard illegally imported the Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into the country last year, when Depp was filming the fifth movie […]

California student says airline removed him for Arabic

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 09:14

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic. Southwest Airlines said in a […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 09:05

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. MAGNITUDE-7.8 EARTHQUAKE KILLS HUNDREDS IN ECUADOR The quake — the strongest to hit the country in decades — is centered on fishing ports and tourist beaches along the Pacific Coast. 2. WHERE TRUMP HAS SURPRISINGLY WIDE FOLLOWING […]

AP PHOTOS: Ecuador’s biggest quake in decades kills over 240

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:51

PEDERNALES, Ecuador (AP) — Parts of Ecuador have been devastated by the country’s strongest earthquake in decades, as the death toll continues to rise and people left homeless prepare for a second night outside in complete darkness. Officials say the quake that hit Saturday night killed more than 240 people and injured more than 2,500 […]

Bus carrying Indian opera troupe members crash, 25 dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:42

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say a bus carrying members of an opera troupe plunged into a gorge in an India forest, killing at least 25 people and leaving another 11 critically injured. Press Trust of India reports that the bus was traveling Sunday evening in a hilly region of the state of Orissa, and […]

Girls’ Track & Field honor roll

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:35

Top marks and times in King and Snohomish counties.

Masahiro Tanaka gets better of Hisashi Iwakuma in matchup of former teammates on Japan’s Rakuten Golden Eagles

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:33

Pitching matchup draws huge interest in native country with more than 50 Japanese media members covering Mariners-Yankees series finale.

Fire at LA junkyard sends huge black plume over city

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:13

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire at an auto wrecking yard in the San Fernando Valley has sent a huge plume of thick, black smoke over Los Angeles. The city Fire Department says the blaze at Self Service Auto Recycler in Sun Valley has engulfed at least 15 vehicles. The Fire Department is calling the […]

Long-living Sumatran tiger euthanized at Honolulu Zoo

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:58

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a female Sumatran tiger at the Honolulu Zoo that is thought to be the longest-living one in captivity has been euthanized at age 25. The zoo says in a statement that Djelita, who turned 25 on March 26, was euthanized Sunday after showing signs of decline. Baird Fleming, the zoo’s […]

Oil sinks after producers fail to agree on freezing output

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:43

Crude oil prices have taken a hit from the failure of oil-rich countries to reach an agreement Sunday on freezing production. U.S. crude oil fell $2.20 to $38.16 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, down 5.5 percent early Monday in Asia. It sank to a low of $37.61 a barrel, […]

Agent for Brandon Browner has ‘never heard him happier’ after he was approached about rejoining Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:39

The agent for Brandon Browner, Peter Schaffer, said he'd never heard his client happier then when he told him the Seahawks were interested in bringing him back. Seattle announced Sunday it had agreed to terms with Browner.

University mistakenly sends 5,000 students acceptance emails

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:33

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — More than 5,000 prospective students have mistakenly been notified by email that they’ve been accepted into an upstate New York university. University at Buffalo spokesman John DellaContrada says the mistaken email was sent Wednesday to students whose applications hadn’t been fully reviewed. He says the university sent a second email about […]

Mariners miss out on Yankees sweep in series finale at New York

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:31

Alex Rodriguez homers and Masahiro Tanaka tops Hisashi Iwakuma in pitching matchup of former Japanese teammates.

College student pulled from Southwest flight after speaking Arabic on plane

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:22

The University of California, Berkeley, student was taken off a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Oakland on April 6 after he called an uncle in Baghdad to tell him he had attended an event that included a speech by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

1 killed, 8 injured as minivan, SUV crash in Los Angeles

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:11

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One man was killed and eight people including at least three children were injured when a minivan and an SUV collided on a Los Angeles street. The city Fire Department said in a statement that the two vehicles collided shortly before noon Sunday in the San Fernando Valley, and multiple people […]