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Live game coverage: Mariners look to bounce back vs. A’s

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:57

After a disappointing home opener Friday night, the Mariners will look to get back on track Saturday with Nathan Karns set to make his Seattle debut. Follow along for live updates, and join the conversation below.

Prospect watch and ex-Mariner of the week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:57

Edwin Diaz, the Mariners’ top pitching prospect, started off 2016 in solid fashion for the Jackson Generals. Former Seattle shortstop Brad Miller has yet to register a hit in four games this season.

One for the ages: At 58, Langer is a Masters contender

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:15

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — On the 30th anniversary of Jack Nicklaus’ final Masters victory, another ageless blond is making a run at the green jacket. This one would be even more remarkable. Fifty-eight-year-old Bernhard Langer used all his wits and guile to shoot a 2-under 70 on another challenging day at Augusta National, giving himself […]

Next-generation moonshiner battles university over rights to ‘Kentucky’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:14

A moonshine maker is suing the University of Kentucky over a fundamental question: Who owns the rights to the name of the state?

When it comes to 2015-16 Warriors or 1995-96 Bulls, Steve Kerr takes safe way out

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:11

Golden State coach and player on the 1995-96 Bulls gives a political answer to who’s the better team.

Bernie Sanders is beginning to sound like his worst supporters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:08

From the beginning, many and probably most liberal policy wonks were skeptical about Bernie Sanders. On many major issues — including the signature issues of his campaign, especially financial reform — he seemed to go for easy slogans over hard thinking. And his political theory of change, his waving away of limits, seemed utterly unrealistic. […]

Expect a good season for lingcod, halibut

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:07

Coastal charter boats at Westport, La Push and Ilwaco were scoring very good numbers of lingcod and black rockfish, and soon anglers can add halibut on the “must-do” list.

Pregame notes and lineups: Manager Scott Servais discusses the second base slide rule

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:04

Notes, quotes, pitching matchups and tidbits of information from Mariners' manager Scott Servais' pregame meeting with the media before Saturday night's game vs. the A's

Women telling their stories their way on social media

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:03

It’s been an interesting week on Instagram. On Wednesday, Amy Schumer took Glamour to task for including her in a special plus-size edition of the magazine, the same day actress Kerry Washington called out AdWeek for heavily Photoshopping her cover image. On Sunday, singer Kesha told fans she was offered a release from her Sony […]

The Lincoln caucus: An alternative to many delegates

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:03

The Republican presidential campaign just changed. Until now this has been a candidate-centric process. All the different candidates were competing to get a majority of delegates to the GOP convention. But now it’s likely no candidate will get that majority on the first ballot. So the campaign has become a delegate-centric process. Suddenly the delegates […]

Radical culture change needed at Western State Hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:03

The problems of recruiting and retaining staff at Western State Hospital go well beyond money. Just look at the history of outrageous employment-discrimination cases.

Why Hillary Clinton needs Jesus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 07:01

For years, Clinton has acknowledged her deep and abiding Christian faith. But she has been reluctant to go public with it. When asked about her convictions, she rarely says the word “Jesus.”

Police officer rescues toddler from West Seattle pond

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:58

The girl had stopped breathing, but was revived with CPR, according to Seattle police.

Lives of Texas campus victim, suspect violently intersect

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:51

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The lives of 18-year-old University of Texas student Haruka Weiser and the teenage suspect in her killing differed dramatically. Weiser grew up in a tight-knit community in Oregon, where she attended an arts magnet school and danced with the Portland Ballet. By contrast, Meechaiel Khalil Criner, the 17-year-old runaway arrested […]

Official: Ex-FBI agent was gunman in Texas base shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:42

DALLAS (AP) — A former FBI agent who later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force was identified Saturday as the man who killed his commander at an air base in San Antonio before turning the gun on himself. A statement from the Air Force identified the two men as Tech. Sgt. Steven D. Bellino and […]

Stripling’s father thanks Dave Roberts for concern about son

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:33

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ross Stripling’s emotional father sought out Dave Roberts in the hotel lobby Saturday morning and thanked him from the heart. Not that Roberts needed any reassurance about his decision some 12 hours later. He pulled Stripling with a no-hitter in progress during the eighth inning of his major league debut after […]

Keystone pipeline ready for restart after repairs completed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:19

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. said Saturday that it has completed repairs to its Keystone Pipeline, a week after the pipeline oozed thousands of gallons of Canadian crude into a South Dakota field. James Millar, a spokesman for the Calgary-based company, said the pipeline was expected to be restarted on Saturday. It’s still not […]

Seattle visit sparks effort to snuff China’s smoking habit — with an app

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 04:53

A visit by China’s first lady last fall led to an unexpected partnership between two scientists — one in Seattle, one in Beijing — who want to create a new way to help the Asian nation’s 315 million smokers quit.

Sanders wins Democratic presidential caucuses in Wyoming

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 04:40

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential caucuses in Wyoming, adding another state to his victory total in his race for the nomination against front-runner Hillary Clinton.