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Carter: Iraq politics won’t stall beefed up military fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:28

MORMUGAO PORT TRUST, India (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday that struggles within the Iraq government won’t stall the U.S. military campaign to beef up the fight against Islamic State militants in the country. He said he expects the U.S. to ask other Persian Gulf nations next week to help in a broader […]

Officer critically wounded in shooting is 27-year veteran

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are identifying the Ohio police officer they say was critically wounded when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him. Columbus police on Monday said SWAT Officer Steven M. Smith is a 27-year veteran with the Columbus Division of Police. The police statement says the 54-year-old […]

Kansas couple to appeal custody ruling; drug use suspected

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:14

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas appellate court says five children of a Navy veteran and his wife were taken into state custody because of suspected drug use and neglect, not because of his use of medical marijuana. The Topeka Capital-Journal says ( ) a Kansas Court of Appeals panel determined Friday the children don’t […]

Gloria Steinem to produce, host TV series

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:13

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Steinem will host and produce a new television series on the Viceland network about the political impact of violence against women throughout the world. Viceland said Monday that the series, which will be called “Woman,” will premiere on May 10. As executive producer, Steinem is leading a team of all-female […]

Police: Anne Arundel sheriff charged with assaulting wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:10

PASADENA, Md. (AP) — Authorities say Anne Arundel County’s sheriff has been charged with assaulting his wife at their Pasadena home. Charging documents state that a county police officer was called to Sheriff Ronald Bateman’s home on Sunday, where his wife said they argued and Bateman told her to leave. When Bateman’s wife grabbed his […]

Paris-Brussels attacks network a ‘supercell’ of extremism

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

PARIS (AP) — The number of people linked to the Islamic State network that attacked Paris and Brussels reaches easily into the dozens, with a series of new arrests over the weekend that confirmed the cell’s toxic reach and ability to move around unnoticed in Europe’s criminal underworld. From Belgium’s Molenbeek to Sweden’s Malmo, new […]

California woman marks 70 years working for same hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:03

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Talk about a loyal employee: Elena Griffing has started her 70th year working for the same San Francisco Bay Area hospital. Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center spokeswoman Carolyn Kemp says the facility has celebrated Griffing’s milestone employment and her recent 90th birthday. Griffing’s first day on the job was […]

In Spokane County, marijuana outsells wine, milk and bread — but not beer

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:47

Monthly sales topped $5 million for the first time in March, according to state figures.

AP Source: Coyotes to fire GM Don Maloney

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:37

A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Coyotes will fire general manager Don Maloney on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made. Maloney spent the past nine seasons as executive vice president and GM. The Coyotes made the playoffs […]

US woman faces ‘insult’ charge in United Arab Emirates

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:21

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. woman has appeared in court for allegedly insulting the United Arab Emirates in public while waiting for a taxi at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The National, a state-owned newspaper in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, says the 25-year-old woman appeared Monday in the Federal Supreme […]

Mom crafts book out of texty pearls of wisdom for new grads

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:15

NEW YORK (AP) — Becky Blades wrote her oldest daughter a letter after she left home for college offering all the advice and words of wisdom she wished she had dispensed beforehand. Her daughter had some advice of her own: Turn the letter into a book. Blades, who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, did just […]

Charlotte Fire Department helps search Civil War shipwreck

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:13

KURE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Fire Department is providing help in the search of a Civil War-era shipwreck found off Oak Island thought to be a blockade runner. The state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources said in a release Monday that the fire department has arranged for a sophisticated 3D soar device […]

US, Goldman Sachs reach $5B settlement over risky mortgages

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday announced a $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The deal resolves state and federal probes into the sale of shoddy mortgages before the housing bubble and subsequent economic meltdown. It requires the bank to […]

Young Seattle jazz musicians win awards in California

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:09

Students from three Seattle schools earned awards at the 2016 Next Generation Jazz Festival, which took place this past weekend in Monterey, Calif. The event is an education program of the Monterey Jazz Festival, presented annually in September. Maya Hunter, from Roosevelt High School, competing in the high school vocal ensemble division, won a 50 […]

Israel to release young female Palestinian prisoner

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prison service says it has approved the early release of a 12-year-old Palestinian girl who confessed to planning to carry out a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement. Prison service spokesman Assaf Librati said Monday that authorities have decided to release the girl on April 24 — six weeks before […]

Study finds ‘superheroes’ survive despite devastating mutations; Seattle-led study finds

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00

Led by a Seattle researcher, a study of genetic data from nearly 600,000 people identified 13 with potentially damaging mutations — yet no sign of disease. Such individuals who somehow dodged a genetic bullet could hold the key to prevention and treatment of severe disorders.

Photos of the Day: Apr. 11, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 22:58

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Hungary moving to lift disputed Sunday shopping ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 22:40

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government said Monday it had asked parliament to repeal a year-old, very unpopular law banning most retail stores from opening on Sundays. The move would avoid a referendum on the issue initiated by the opposition Socialist Party, which could have been held later this year. The government also wants to […]

Yanagihara, Enright among women’s fiction prize finalists

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 22:35

LONDON (AP) — Three first-time novelists are among six finalists for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. The newcomers are American writer Cynthia Bond, for Texas tale “Ruby”; Lisa McInerney for “The Glorious Heresies,” set in post-crash Ireland; and Britain’s Hannah Rothschild for art-world story “The Improbability of Love.” The other finalists, announced Monday, are American […]

Doctor loses license over oxygen chamber fire that killed 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 22:30

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida doctor who oversaw a medical clinic where a hyperbaric chamber caught fire and killed a 4-year-old Italian boy and his grandmother has lost his medical license. Health News Florida ( ) reported Monday that the Florida Board of Medicine voted unanimously last week to revoke the license of Dr. […]