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Police hunt suspects in India temple fire that killed 110

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:41

PARAVOOR, India (AP) — Medical teams on Monday tended to hundreds of people injured in a massive fire that killed at least 110 people, while authorities searched for those responsible for illegally putting on the fireworks display that caused the weekend blaze at a Hindu temple in southern India. Amid the burnt out wreckage of […]

Bombing of Afghan government employee bus kills 1 in Kabul

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:37

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least one person has been killed when a bomb ripped through a bus carrying education ministry employees to work in the capital, Kabul. Spokesman Sediq Sediqqi of the Interior Ministry says five people were wounded in Monday’s blast. He says the explosion was caused by a […]

SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China alarms 2 other Asian nations

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:32

Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors who all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China’s recent construction of artificial islands complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols challenging Beijing’s vast territorial […]

Suit: US grouse protections driven by politics, not science

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:26

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Rural Nevadans suing to block the Obama administration’s greater sage grouse protection plan say a trail of internal government documents they cite in a new federal court filing shows politics was the driving force behind a pre-determined policy that flies in the face of its experts’ own best science. The latest […]

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:22

Silhouetted dancers, cherry blossoms, colorful lanterns and a playful panda were in captured in images of daily life from around Asia last week. In Taiwan, a visiting dance troupe rehearsed at the National Theater, while in India an elderly Hindu woman performed morning rituals on the banks of the Ganges River on the first day […]

Pot-in-schools debate returns to Colorado

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:22

DENVER (AP) — A new Colorado law allowing medical marijuana use at public schools is getting a second look Monday in a House committee. The current law allows students who need medical marijuana to use edible pot at public schools — as long as the school districts agree. No school districts currently does, so patient […]

G-7 foreign ministers push nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima

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

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries have called for a renewed push for nuclear disarmament at the end of a two-day meeting in the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima in western Japan. The top diplomats from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S. issued two statements Monday […]

China panel hears first transgender discrimination case

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:08

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese arbitration panel has held a hearing in what is believed to be the country’s first transgender employment discrimination case. Lawyer Huang Sha said Monday he was told a ruling would be issued later in the case of his client, who has identified himself only as Mr. C. C sued for […]

Capitals finally able to turn attention to playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:06

Coach Barry Trotz and the Washington Capitals finally have something to play for. Two weeks after the Capitals clinched the NHL’s best record, Trotz can begin turning his attention to a first-round playoff matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers after Washington closed the season with a 2-0 loss to Anaheim. “It was sort of a typical […]

Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial 7 decades after A-bomb

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:06

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima’s atomic bombing, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after the United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140,000 Japanese. Kerry on Monday became the most senior […]

Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state’s new law

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:28

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state’s new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in […]

U.S. gymnasts win 9 golds in 10 events on final night of Pacific Rim Championships in Everett

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:02

The star attraction, 19-year-old phenom Simone Biles, sat out the final night of the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, leaving it up to U.S. teammates to put pizazz in the competition’s individual-event finals.

Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:53

With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures and coastal heritage sites around the world are under threat. Some sites and artifacts could become submerged. Scientists, historic preservationists, architects and public officials are meeting this week in Newport, Rhode Island — one of the […]

Prison rate was rising years before Clinton signed crime bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:44

Some blame the 1994 crime bill for record incarceration levels, taking a devastating toll on African Americans. History and statistics tell a more complex story, according to criminologists.

2 years after cemetery shutdown, families still seek answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:38

BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Jackie Hughes longs to grieve over her sister’s death in simple ways: visit her grave, lay out flowers, and pour a can of Bud Light — her sister’s favorite — on the spot. But three years after Tawana Hillard’s death, Hughes hasn’t been able to spill a drop. Hillard is missing. […]

Fujimori leads Peru election first round, heads to runoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:29

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori held a strong lead in preliminary results from the first round of Peru’s presidential election and appeared headed to a showdown with another center-right candidate in a June runoff. With 40 percent of the ballots counted late Sunday, Fujimori had 39 percent of […]

2 years after cemetery shutdown, families still seek answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:23

BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Jackie Hughes longs to grieve over her sister’s death in simple ways: visit her grave, lay out flowers, and pour a can of Bud Light — her sister’s favorite — on the spot. But three years after Tawana Hillard’s death, Hughes hasn’t been able to spill a drop. Hillard is missing. […]

Report: immigrant students blocked from enrolling in school

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigrant children living in the U.S. without legal status have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services they need, according to a report on school districts in four states by Georgetown University Law Center researchers. Such students have faced long enrollment delays and have been turned away […]

Mathew Barzal helps lift Thunderbirds past Silvertips

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:05

The Seattle Thunderbirds center scored twice on shots he might not normally take to lift his team to a 3-1 win that evens the Western Conference semifinal series with the Everett Silvertips at one game each.

Haiti artists forge int’l reputation with art made of junk

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:04

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Amid a maze of car repair shops in Haiti’s gritty capital, Andre Eugene pitches a shredded tire he found atop a towering sculpture he built out of rusty engine parts, bed springs and other cast-off junk. “This is what I do: I work with the garbage of the world,” says Eugene, […]