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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 […]

2 university students dead in Louisiana shooting

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

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — Police in Louisiana say two university students were shot to death in Baton Rouge early Sunday. Baton Rouge Police say one of the Southern University students was pronounced dead at the scene. The other died shortly after. Both were 19 years old. A third person, a 24-year-old man who suffered […]

Trump Country: Two Seattle-area machinists explain why he’s their man

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:00

Ryan Leenders, a member of the International Association of Machinists, grew up a Democrat and voted for Obama eight years ago. Now he’s an ardent Donald Trump supporter.

Devils’ Elias reconsidering future after good final week

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 01:53

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Patrik Elias is suddenly thinking about playing an 18th season in the NHL. Whether it’s with the New Jersey Devils remains to be seen. A two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Devils and their all-time leading scorer, Elias said that returning from a knee injury for the last three games of […]

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Spacecraft in emergency mode

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 01:43

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is trying to resuscitate its planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, in a state of emergency nearly 75 million miles away. The treasured spacecraft — responsible for detecting nearly 5,000 planets outside our solar system — slipped into emergency mode sometime last week. The last regular contact was April 4; everything seemed […]

Mariners minor league report: James Paxton makes his first start of the season in Rainiers’ loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 01:35

Here's the daily minor league report from Kelly Munro and the Mariners' baseball information department. James Paxton made his first start of the season on Saturday night for Class AAA Tacoma.

Cubs come into home opener with soaring expectations

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 01:30

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs came into the season eyeing their first championship since 1908 after last season’s run to the National League Championship Series. They still are, even if they are missing one key player. And the atmosphere at Wrigley Field figures to be a charged one when the Cubs meet the Cincinnati […]

Amtrak sues Kansas feed yard over damaged tracks, derailment

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 01:02

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Amtrak is suing a southwest Kansas feed yard claiming gross negligence related to a train derailment that injured 28 passengers last month. The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports Amtrak and BNSF Railway Co. filed a lawsuit Friday accusing Cimarron Crossing Feeders of failing to report that one of its trucks had […]

Phoenix voters reflect on botched presidential primary

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:41

PHOENIX (AP) — The fiasco that was Arizona’s primary election may be the only issue that voters across all parties agree on. Democrats and Republicans alike in the state’s largest county that’s home to Phoenix are still incredulous over election officials’ decision to operate 60 polling sites on March 22, down from the normal 200. […]

Federal criminal trial over Wynn casino land set to begin

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:31

BOSTON (AP) — A federal criminal trial over the land Wynn Resorts wants to develop into a nearly $2 billion casino in Massachusetts is set to begin. Jury selection is expected Monday in the wire fraud trial of three men accused of trying to hide a convicted felon’s ownership stake in 33 acres of waterfront […]

2 ousted executives defend work at Wounded Warrior Project

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:28

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two men ousted from top executive positions at Wounded Warrior Project say their leadership upheld the intent of donors who contributed millions to one of the nation’s largest veteran support groups. Al Giordano and Steve Nardizzi want the Jacksonville-based charity’s board of directors to publicly release the results of an independent […]

World War II sunders a family – author Pamela Sakamoto, Sunday on Well Read

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:26

Pamela Sakamoto’s new book “Midnight in Broad Daylight” is one of those stories that seem too improbable to be true – but when war breaks out, anything can happen. A Japanese family, the Fukuharas,  emigrates from Hiroshima to the Seattle area, landing in Kent. Another branch of the same family stays in Japan, and some […]

Palestinians hope for Obama change of heart with UN vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:24

JERUSALEM (AP) — With President Barack Obama in his last months in office, the Palestinians are hoping he will follow up his historic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba with a push for their cause as well. The first step is reintroducing a United Nations Security Council resolution the United States vetoed back in 2011 seeking […]

Top cartel leader appeared to find temporary haven in Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:17

DALLAS (AP) — A man who was slain at an upscale suburban Dallas shopping center is identified in federal court documents as the acting leader of a notorious Mexican cartel, a claim that would run counter to the long-held belief that drug kingpins seldom try to hide in the United States. Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa […]

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘The Boss’ debuts to $23.5M at box office

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:16

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Step aside, Batman and Superman. Melissa McCarthy is “The Boss” at the box office now. The actress’ latest comedy narrowly topped “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” at the weekend box office with a $23.5 million debut, according to comScore estimates Sunday. “The Boss” stars McCarthy as an over-the-top business mogul […]

Replica of schooner America set to begin epic tour

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:14

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sailor and businessman Troy Sears is heading out on an epic nautical road trip that might not end until he’s circled the globe with America, a replica of the schooner that gave the America’s Cup its name. Sears will leave San Diego on Tuesday evening on a tour that will take […]

Red Wings’ Datsyuk plans to retire from NHL after playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:13

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to retire from the NHL after the playoffs. Dan Milstein, his agent, confirmed Datsyuk’s decision. Datsyuk discussed his plans for the first time in an interview with the Detroit Free Press published Sunday. “I’m thinking I go home after this season,” he told the […]

Syrian journalist wounded in attack in Turkey

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:07

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a Syrian journalist has been seriously wounded in an attack in Turkey — the latest victim of a series of assaults against Syrian journalists in the country. Anadolu Agency says the journalist — which it identified as 36-year-old Muhammed Zahir al Serkat — was shot in […]