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Court to hear forced medication appeal in doctor murder case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:33

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician can be forcibly medicated to render him competent to stand trial. A prosecutor and a public defender for Lishan Wang are set to go before the court Thursday. A trial court judge last […]

Boog Powell powers Tacoma past Salt Lake

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:27

Powell homers and hits a two-run double to account for all Tacoma runs in a 3-1 victory over the Bees.

Garfield High choir teacher placed on leave

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:07

Though a judge ruled she should get her job back, Garfield choir teacher Carol Burton has yet to return to school after being fired over a field-trip incident last year.

Consumer watchdog proposes ban on some arbitration clauses

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:06

NEW YORK (AP) — If government regulators get their way, it’s going to become a lot easier to sue your bank. By and large, U.S. bank customers have signed away their right to sue their bank in court, often without being aware of it. Buried in the fine print of credit card agreements, mortgages, insurance […]

Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:59

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake. A group of Ecuadorean activists in Los Angeles on Wednesday joined similar calls by Democratic lawmakers after an April […]

Trump: What he’d do in first 100 days if he wins election

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:37

By the 100-day mark of his administration, a wall with Mexico would be designed and Muslim immigration banned, Donald Trump said.

Nelson Cruz sends shock waves through Oakland with 435-foot homer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:33

The two-run shot in the fifth inning lands in upper deck, stunning teammates as well as fans.

Sounders’ weapon unleashed: Jordan Morris is living up to the hype

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:08

Mercer Island native Jordan Morris left fans scratching their heads early this season, but he has scored three goals in the past three matches.

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes could slow spread of Zika virus

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:04

Ever since the Zika outbreak began in Brazil, scientists have suspected that Wolbachia might protect mosquitoes from the virus.

California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:42

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. The new law, which will take effect June 9, makes California the second state to raise the legal smoking age to 21. It will not apply to […]

Breanna Stewart scores 11 points in Storm debut

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:36

Seattle lost 81-73 to the Phoenix Mercury, which was an unusual feeling for Stewart, who’s UConn team went 151-5 during her college career.

Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:12

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82. Bennett assistant Tara Tanner said he died Wednesday from complications of pancreatic cancer and a recent stroke. […]

Couple draw artists to Seattle for inspiration

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:10

Two Seattle artists have created their own program for making connections and community.

State Rep. Elizabeth Scott ends run for Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:04

She cited health reasons and asked for privacy for herself and her family.

2 May Day protesters charged with assaulting Seattle police

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:43

King County prosecutors charged two May Day protesters with third-degree assault Wednesday. Both are accused of assaulting Seattle police officers during Sunday’s protest through downtown Seattle.

Halibut fishing strong, lingcod OK south of Whidbey Island | Fishing report

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:41

Expect a huge angler turnout this Saturday at Neah Bay and La Push for halibut.

US gov’t says North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:38

Legislation has been proposed in states across the country to protect those who — due to religious beliefs — decline to employ or serve certain people. Critics say the laws are aimed at the LGBT community and are discriminatory. Recent laws denounced as discriminatory in North Carolina and Mississippi has prompted a growing backlash from […]

Pot legalization backers kick off California campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:30

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters announced they have collected enough signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the November ballot. A well-funded and politically connected coalition spearheaded by former Facebook president […]

Will Sounders add a star player or role player before transfer deadline?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:28

Seattle has roster flexibility and resources to burn in the wake of Obafemi Martins’ move to the Chinese Super League and might be looking for some firepower.

Cavaliers set NBA playoff record for 3-pointers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:26

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have set an NBA playoff record by making 22 3-pointers in Game 2 against Atlanta on Wednesday night. With Kyrie Irving’s 3-pointer with 5:06 left in the third, the Cavs surpassed the previous postseason record of 21 set by the Golden State Warriors on April 24. At that point, the […]