Seattle Times Headlines

Video on Tunsil’s Twitter account seems to hurt draft stock

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:09

A bizarre video that was posted on Laremy Tunsil’s Twitter account minutes before the start of the NFL draft potentially cost the offensive lineman millions of dollars. The approximately 30-second video, which showed a person smoking from a mask equipped with a bong, was posted to Tunsil’s verified Twitter account before quickly being deleted. The […]

King County executive orders inquest into police shooting of Che Taylor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:48

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the inquest after county prosecutors reviewed information provided by police on the fatal shooting in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood.

Grand salami time leads to a grand broken window bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:48

Jake Steinbach’s grand slam hit his parents’ car.

Men accused in terror plot arraigned on additional charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:46

BOSTON (AP) — Two men already held on charges they conspired to help the Islamic State group have pleaded not guilty to additional terrorism charges. Nicholas Rovinski, of Warwick, Rhode Island, and David Wright, of Everett, Massachusetts, were charged in a superseding indictment with hatching a plot to kill a conservative blogger following instructions handed […]

2016 election: Sanders path to implement the policies he wants

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:29

As the Democratic nomination slips away, Bernie Sanders has a choice to make [“Sanders to reassess campaign,” Page One, April 27]. He could remain an independent and return to being just another senator. Or he could choose a different path. He could become a Democrat and crisscross the country stumping for Democrats up and down […]

The gold-plated Seattle City Council

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:21

A bump in Seattle City Council staffing is a part of an “all-of-the-above” approach to fiscal management, writes columnist Jonathan Martin.

L.A. Story: QB Goff goes to Los Angeles Rams with No. 1 pick

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:19

CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have selected California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and the No. 2 selection for the Philadelphia Eagles is North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. It’s the second straight year that two QBs were the first names off the board. It’s the […]

EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:18

DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a spill from a Colorado mine. The EPA said Thursday the money is being paid to Colorado, New Mexico and Utah state governments, the Navajo and Southern Ute tribes […]

City Council should vote down Occidental Avenue vacation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:18

The City Council should shelve the street vacation and absolutely not give Chris Hansen five years to take advantage of the street.

Girl in alleged high school rape testifies during trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:16

HONOLULU (AP) — Lawyers defending Hawaii’s public school system in a lawsuit alleging a special education student raped a classmate called the alleged victim to testify but didn’t ask her any questions about the 2013 incident. A lawsuit by the girl’s mother says that Waianae High School officials didn’t do enough to prevent the alleged […]

Linkpost: NFL draft tag page

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:13

Man in New York calls SPD, admits involvement in death of Cleveland High student

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:53

In March 2015, 17-year-old Robert Robinson Jr. was gunned down on Seattle’s Beacon Hill. A couple months ago, a 23-year-old New York man contacted Seattle homicide detectives to confess because Robinson’s killing was “eating me alive,” according to a search warrant in the case.

Mariners’ Ketel Marte on overcoming early struggles: ‘I know I can play’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:53

After a slow start that led to questions about whether he was handed the everyday shortstop job too soon, Marte has begun play like the Mariners management envisioned.

Senate confirms Obama’s pick to be ambassador to Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to Mexico has been confirmed. The Senate approved the nomination of Roberta Jacobson by voice vote on Thursday. The vote came after Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida dropped his objection to the nomination. The former Republican presidential candidate had objected to her role […]

FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operations

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:46

DALLAS (AP) — Federal safety officials are reviewing operations at Allegiant Air two years ahead of schedule, spurred by incidents including an aborted takeoff and a plane that landed low on fuel. The Federal Aviation Administration routinely evaluates airlines every five years but moved up Allegiant’s review from 2018. The review began in early April […]

Mayor defends his team after subpoenas in campaign probes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:46

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) has defended himself and his advisers a day after his office confirmed top aides were subpoenaed by federal and state prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation. He told reporters Thursday the actions of his team were “legal and appropriate.” He […]

Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:39

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison to a stature approaching that of the bald eagle, long the national emblem. There has not been an official mammal of the United States. The Senate gave final approval to the bill […]

Iran calls on UN to help with US court asset award

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:32

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran is asking the United Nations to prevail upon the United States to uphold the principal of state immunity after an American court ruled that $2 billion of frozen Iranian assets be paid to victims of terrorist attacks. In a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Minister […]

Economic recovery’s two sides: weak growth even as hiring surges

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:31

Gross domestic product advanced at a mere 0.5 percent annual growth rate in the first quarter, while the job market appears to be at its healthiest point since the boom of the late 1990s. How can both be true? The explanation is the apparent lack of improvement in productivity.

Coastal razor clam digs happening soon at Long Beach and Mocrocks, and more digs offered later in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:29

Dig this news. State Fish and Wildlife has approved another round of coastal razor clam digs at two beaches after latest test sample for marine toxins came back under the cut-off threshold. “We got approval for the latest digs at Long Beach, and added some weekdays to Mocrocks,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish […]