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APNewsBreak: Non-Canadians not eligible for assisted suicide

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:09

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s new assisted suicide law to be announced on Thursday will exclude non-Canadians, which means Americans won’t be able to travel to Canada to die. A senior government official told The Associated Press late Wednesday the new law will exclude non-Canadians, precluding the prospect of suicide tourism from the U.S. and elsewhere. […]

Last year’s heat wave doomed nearly all Okanogan sockeye salmon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:40

Amid last summer’s drought and heat wave, some 98 percent of Okanogan basin sockeye salmon died before they reached spawning grounds, a new report says.

Amazon to set up temporary homeless haven on downtown campus

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:38

The tech giant will let Mary’s Place, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless women and their families, run a shelter housing more than 200 people for a year in a former Travelodge that it bought as part of its downtown Seattle expansion.

Mukilteo residents notified of plans for mosque by mysterious postcard

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:34

A mysterious mailing to Mukilteo residents about a planned mosque has led some to assume it was motivated by Islamophobia. City officials say a major player in the aerospace industry may be behind the postcard.

LA fans consider Bryant’s last days, and life without him

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many of Kobe Bryant’s fans, even the adults, have never known Los Angeles without him. It’s a feeling they’re about to have to get used to. For two decades he has loomed over the city like no other figure, often literally on billboards and the sides of downtown buildings. In the […]

Lost for 9 days in Arizona wilderness, 72-year-old’s survival skills saved her

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:22

Last Monday, on the day she turned 72, Ann Rodgers awoke to a hummingbird flitting its wings in her face. The sun was just starting to come up over the ridge, and she watched as the bird flapped about before zipping away. The joyful encounter allowed her to forget, briefly, where she was. Or rather, […]

Reader’s Lens | Stretching big wings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:15

Seattle Times reader George Leinonen’s photo of an immature bald eagle spreading its wings wide over a Whidbey Island shoreline.

Crane collapse at China construction site kills 18

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:57

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China say 18 people have been killed and 18 others hospitalized following the collapse of a massive overhead crane at a construction site amid a fierce windstorm. The 80-ton crane fell directly onto two-story temporary buildings in the city of Dongguan on Wednesday morning. Of those in hospital, four […]

NFL set to announce 2016 schedules for Seahawks and all teams on Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:47

The Seahawks and the other 31 NFL teams will find out their 2016 regular season schedule on Thursday.

Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker shows moxie despite first-inning struggles

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:30

Walker got out of a bases-loaded, first-inning jam, going six innings. A year ago those kinds of situations might have unnerved the 23-year-old.

Cumberbatch to voice Grinch; ‘Bourne’ gets a new mission

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:25

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Grinch has a new voice: Benedict Cumberbatch. Universal Pictures announced the collaboration Wednesday night at CinemaCon, an annual gathering of theater owners in Las Vegas. Universal’s Domestic Distribution President Nick Carpou also said “South Park” co-creator and star Trey Parker would be voicing the villain role in “Despicable Me 3.” […]

O’Reilly’s next ‘Killing’ subject: Japan, at end of WWII

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:09

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O’Reilly’s next subject in his million-selling “Killing” series isn’t just one person but a whole country: Japan. “Killing the Rising Sun,” which focuses on the final year of World War II in the Pacific, is coming out Sept. 13. O’Reilly told The Associated Press during a recent interview that he […]

Herrea appointed to second term as US poet laureate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera has been appointed to a second term. Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao made the announcement Wednesday night, saying he knew Herrera would continue to “inspire and educate with his warmth, enthusiasm and creative genius.” Herrera’s new term, which lasts one year, will begin Sept. 1. […]

San Francisco chief: Accounts conflict on fatal shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:01

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s police chief says an officer reported that he told a homeless Latino man in Spanish to drop his knife before police officers fatally shot him. Police Chief Greg Suhr told a largely hostile crowd at a public meeting Wednesday that several conflicting witness accounts of the April 7 encounter […]

Illegal pot grow discovered in Ballard burglary investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:58

Narcotics detectives confiscated 531 plants from an illegal pot growing operation in a space next to a children’s book store, Seattle police said.

Statewide lowland lakes stocked with plenty of trout

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:54

Many lakes across the state open year-round have been planted to boost catch rates, and the nice weather should keep fish very active and on the bite.

Sounders practice notes: Chad Marshall’s goal, Herculez Gomez’s role

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:51

Chad Marshall doesn’t even remember the last time he scored a goal like the one he netted against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, which should give you some indication of just how long ago it was. The veteran Sounders defender has scored 18 goals in his 13 MLS seasons, all of which had come either […]

Hormel to tweak some Spams but classic variety to remain

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:42

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear not Spam lovers, the classic variety of the famed canned meat lives on. Hormel says it plans to remove or replace ingredients in some of its products, including two varieties of Spam. The company said Wednesday the changes will be made to Spam Lite and Spam Less Sodium by the […]

Agent Drew Rosenhaus to Johnny Manziel: Get help

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:25

Johnny Manziel’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has told the troubled quarterback to seek help or he will no longer represent him. Rosenhaus has asked Manziel to seek treatment within five days. “I hope he gets the help he needs, and if he does, then I will continue to represent him,” Rosenhaus said Wednesday night. Rosenhaus, whose […]

EPA, other agencies seek more careful review of oil pipeline

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:22

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency and two other federal agencies have asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to more carefully review and revise its preliminary plan for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying it should pay closer attention to the impact a spill would have on drinking water for Native […]