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Viaduct closure coming once Bertha’s ready to dig

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:22

Officials say they’ll soon be ready to schedule a two-week shutdown of the Alaskan Way Viaduct as a precaution while the Highway 99 tunneling machine passes deep beneath the elevated span.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:06

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHERE BERNIE SANDERS HOLDS CLEAR ADVANTAGE By 48 percent to 39 percent, more Americans hold a favorable opinion of Sanders — the best net-positive rating in the presidential field, an AP poll finds. 2. DOZENS LINKED TO […]

Live Mariners game coverage: Hisashi Iwakuma starts as Texas Rangers come to Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:00

Get live updates and commentary as the Mariners host the Rangers on Monday, as Seattle looks to rebound from a home-opening sweep at the hands of the Oakland A's.

Man claiming to be Uber driver arrested for kidnapping, rape

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:52

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a man they say posed as an Uber driver to kidnap and rape a woman he lured into his SUV. Dartanyun Smith, 39, was arrested Saturday and remains jailed. Authorities say Smith pulled up to a woman on a street before dawn on April 3, asked […]

Planned Parenthood shooter admired Florida doctor’s killer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:50

DENVER (AP) — The man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic idolized an abortion foe who killed a Florida doctor more than two decades earlier, court documents released Monday show. Robert Dear told police he attacked the clinic in Colorado Springs because he was upset with the reproductive health organization […]

Planned Parenthood shooter told police he idolized abortion foe who killed doctor at Florida clinic decades ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:46

DENVER (AP) — Planned Parenthood shooter told police he idolized abortion foe who killed doctor at Florida clinic decades ago.

California man suing over his 20-year Cambodian prison term

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who’s serving a 20-year prison sentence in Cambodia is suing that government, saying he was framed by a brutal and repressive regime. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Los Angeles federal court on behalf of Meach Sovannara and his family. Sovannara, who lived in Long Beach, California, […]

A little-known role for Martin Luther King: advice columnist

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:42

For more than a year, the 28-year-old King dispensed nuggets of wisdom, advice and, at times, surprisingly dated admonishments to readers of the black-owned monthly publication Ebony.

Body parts in Seattle recycling bin identified as those of missing mother

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:35

Body parts found Saturday in a recycling bin in Seattle’s Central District have been identified as those of a Renton woman reported missing after she went on a date in which she planned to attend Friday night’s Mariners game.

AP source: Suspended Gordon might have more trouble

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:29

Suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon might be in trouble with the NFL again. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Gordon has “raised a red flag” because of a recent league-administered drug test. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because results of NFL drug tests are not made public, […]

Huskies’ Jake Browning, long passing game take another step forward with 50-yarder

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:26

Quarterback Jake Browning connected with John Ross III for a 50-yard touchdown early in Monday’s spring practice, further evidence that Washington is improving its deep passes.

The ‘last minute’ for tax returns is a little later this year

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:15

If you’ve left your tax return for the last minute, or don’t have the cash just yet to pay Uncle Sam, you may be relieved to know that you can squeeze a few more days out of the calendar before filing your taxes.

Report: Smaller groups often most effective during crises

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:12

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Smaller, more specialized private companies and local groups are often better equipped to provide aid in a modern crisis area like Syria, but the majority of humanitarian aid funding goes to large international organizations that have no incentive to relinquish their power, according to a new study released Tuesday. The report, […]

Bremerton woman attacked while walking home with boyfriend, child

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:09

A man got out of his truck and started punching and strangling her after the two exchanged words at a busy intersection, police said.

House floor ban for reporters stands despite repeal effort

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:48

PHOENIX (AP) — An effort by Arizona House Democrats to restore reporters’ access to the chamber has failed and journalists remain relegated to the gallery. Democrats sought a new rule Monday mandating reporter floor access and another barring firearms from the floor, but they were rebuffed by majority Republicans. Republican House Speaker David Gowan barred […]

Fertilizer company rakes in $12.3 million in funding

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:46

WISErg makes a machine it calls the Harvester to turn food scraps into liquid plant fertilizer. The company works with universities and farms to test the fertilizer.

Backers fight for children’s health insurance in Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:43

PHOENIX (AP) — A fight is intensifying in the Arizona Legislature over the Senate leader’s refusal to restore a program providing health insurance to poor children, a stance that would maintain the state’s position as the only one in the nation that doesn’t participate in the plan. Advocates who want the program restarted rallied at […]

Bill to let counselors deny services on the way to governor

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:43

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee bill that would allow mental health therapists to turn away patients based on the counselors’ religious beliefs and personal principles passed Monday and is on its way to the governor. The American Counseling Association said Tennessee would be the only state to allow counselors to refuse to treat patients […]

Boys’ Track & Field honor roll

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:36

Top King & Snohomish county athletes in each event.

Panama Papers: Why candidates aren’t discussing the massive leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:32

The Seattle Times editorial on the Panama Papers and the dire need to overhaul the tax code was very informative. However, within the editorial there was the following statement: “This has created a wave of disaffection that’s propelling the leading candidates.” What? How is it propelling the presidential candidates? In fact, there has been little […]