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Rainiers crush Albuquerque 13-1

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:55

All Rainiers starters get a hit in easy victory over Isotopes.

Mariners get swept on opening homestand, falling to Oakland A’s in 10 innings

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:26

Felix Hernandez strikes out 10, allows three hits in seven scoreless innings, but lack of offense, poor effort by bullpen lead to Oakland’s 2-1 victory in 10 innings. Coco Crisp’s homer in the 10th provided the difference.

Chad Marshall’s goal in stoppage time gives Sounders a 1-1 draw in Houston

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:07

Chad Marshall tapped in a ball in the 94th minute as the visiting Sounders and Houston battled to a dramatic 1-1 Major League Soccer tie.

Mariners’ offense continues to struggle in third loss to Oakland Athletics

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:59

Seattle wasted several chances in Sunday’s finale to Oakland and finished 0 for 16 with runners in scoring position in the three-game series.

Australia’s food industry faces protectionist backlash against China

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:47

Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board last year stepped up scrutiny of agricultural deals involving Chinese buyers.

CIA director says he would not obey a waterboarding order

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:41

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the CIA says his spy agency will not engage in waterboarding or other so-called enhanced interrogation techniques even if ordered to by a future president. CIA chief John Brennan tells NBC News that he will not agree to carry out such techniques because “this institution needs to endure.” President […]

Cameron faces Parliament for 1st time in offshore funds row

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:36

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron, under fire over his past investment in an offshore fund, faces an expected grilling Monday from opposition lawmakers when he addresses Parliament for the first time since the Panama Papers scandal shed light on the tax-haven tactics of the rich and famous. Opposition leaders say Cameron has […]

Idaho prison officials hunt for place to put 16-year-old killer

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:31

A 16-year-old convicted killer, sentenced to 20 years in prison, poses a dilemma for Idaho, which is struggling to find a safe place to house him

Smokeless tobacco is baseball’s deadly sin and should be banned

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:06

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Baseball loves culture and tradition. Even deadly ones. Anybody want a pinch between the cheek and gum? The temptation has been strong, from advertisements for tobacco in baseball cards decades ago, to the glorified moment of New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth accepting a plug of chew from his girlfriend before […]

Liquor and Cannabis Board needs to work to maintain reputation

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:06

The Liquor and Cannabis Board needs to make sure its emerging reputation is a good one.

Madagascar moves to protect its vanilla market

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:03

Vanilla demand is growing, particularly in developing countries, as Nestle and Whole Foods Market are using more natural flavors in food products. But a prolonged price slump led to smaller global harvests. And in Madagascar farmers took shortcuts.

We need to get more African Americans interested in the great outdoors

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:01

We need to get more African Americans of all ages to help influence and participate in the future of conservation.

Oasis in middle of food desert in New Orlean’s Lower 9th Ward

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:00

More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans and all but destroyed the Lower Ninth, Burnell Cotlon has sunk every cent of his life savings into restoring the quiet neighborhood to the family-friendly community he remembers from his childhood.

Jury selection set in case of man accused in hot SUV death

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:58

ATLANTA (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the case of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler to die in a hot SUV. According to The Atlanta Journal Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/1VL0M19), 550 summonses were sent to prospective jurors to hear the murder case of Justin Ross Harris who is accused […]

Three thoughts on Mariners’ loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:23

Bullpen and offense let down Mariners, while Felix Hernandez was Felix Hernandez.

Schwarzenegger ally’s son freed from California prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The son of a former California state Assembly speaker has been freed from prison after his manslaughter sentence was significantly reduced in 2011 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday that Esteban Nunez was release to parole supervision. It says he will live in Sacramento […]

State still doesn’t meet tougher security rules for driver’s licenses

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

Washington lags on security-enhancements to driver’s licenses required by a 2005 federal law, and now the state faces consequences if the Legislature doesn’t act

Seattle worried about clashing KeyArena reports, then delayed one

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:09

Seattle knew a Sodo arena study differed with a consultant’s work on whether a KeyArena remodel was feasible, but delayed AECOM’s report and declined to add new facts.

Update: What REAL ID means for Washington state

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:08

Legislature has left action until next year on complying with 2005 federal law.