Seattle Times Headlines

Man charged in fatal college shooting to live with parents

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:59

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The man charged in the fatal shooting of a Northern Arizona University student will be allowed to live with his parents, a decision that means the family that once owned a gun shop will have to remove all weapons from their Arizona home. Steven Jones will be monitored around-the-clock with a […]

In this case, learning comes at a price

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:49

“A good thumping prepares one for life after high-school sports, when there will be all kinds of good thumpings, especially when the IRS gets involved,” reasoned Ron Kantowski of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Plus, good thumpings are another reason not to like Geno Auriemma.”

Ohio police officer wounded in weekend shooting dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:49

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has died two days after he was critically wounded when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him. Columbus police say Officer Steven M. Smith died late Tuesday afternoon, surrounded by his family. He was 54 years old. Police say 44-year-old Columbus resident […]

Ohio police: Officer dies 2 days after being critically wounded in weekend shooting.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:46

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police: Officer dies 2 days after being critically wounded in weekend shooting.

Confederate emblem ‘anti-American,’ judge in flag case says

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:38

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is “anti-American” because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol. […]

One on One: After bad start, same old Mariners? Larry Stone, Matt Calkins take on the week’s biggest news in Seattle sports

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:32

An 0-4 start to their first homestand was not the best way for the Mariners to win over fans and show things are changing. Seattle Times sports columnists take on the big questions.

Wildfires, once confined to a season, burn earlier and longer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:25

Fires, once largely confined to a single season, have become a constant threat in some places, burning earlier and later in the year, in the United States and abroad.

US wind energy output hit record in ’15, industry group says

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:20

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Wind energy generated a record 191 megawatt-hours of electricity last year, enough for 17.5 million homes, an industry group said Tuesday. The American Wind Energy Association said wind produced 4.7 percent of the nation’s electricity in 2015. Coal generated 33 percent and natural gas slightly less than that, the association said. […]

Take responsibility for your own trash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:19

I read with interest the Pacific magazine article “Cleaning up,” and I wanted to thank you. I abhor litter! Maybe it was my association with military bases, ships and facilities over a 31-year career in the Coast Guard and Navy, wherein any mess would be cleaned up. The discipline and behavior ownership realities of uniformed […]

South Koreans go to the polls in parliamentary election

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:56

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans are voting in a parliamentary election that many predict will hand President Park Geun-hye’s conservative party a decisive win, despite frustrations over a sluggish economy. If Wednesday’s vote allows the ruling Saenuri Party to comfortably regain its majority over a divided opposition, as pollsters predict, it raises expectations […]

Ben Affleck to direct Batman film says Warner Bros. chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:55

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Affleck will direct a stand-alone “Batman” movie, says Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara. Affleck portrayed the caped crusader in this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and had been rumored to be the studio’s top choice. Tsujihara confirmed the studio was moving forward with him in the […]

Georgia executes man who killed woman during 1996 burglary

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:49

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia executes man who killed woman during 1996 burglary.

Out-of-town dreams: Traffic and a Sodo arena

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:46

The juxtaposition of the editorial “Bad arena dreams” [Opinion, April 12] and the article about the traffic problems that will result from the temporary closure of the viaduct resonated with those of us who live in West Seattle and south. Traveling to downtown is a nightmare today when games are on at the existing stadiums. […]

Climate change will play a role in spread of diseases like Zika

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:45

The need to further study the impacts of the Zika virus underscores the urgency of tackling global warming [“Zika experts: The more they learn, the scarier the virus is,” Page One, April 12]. Unfortunately, diseases like Zika thrive in warming climates, and this is exactly the sort of epidemic that climate scientists predict will become […]

Stormwater detox: Pollution solutions are within reach

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:40

Record-breaking rainfall pouring over hard surfaces in our cities and neighborhoods has added pollution to our lakes, rivers, streams and Puget Sound.

Court sends part of Wisconsin voter ID case back to judge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:38

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge must consider whether Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law applies to people who face daunting obstacles in obtaining identification, a three-judge federal appellate panel ruled Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty filed a federal lawsuit in 2011 challenging the law. U.S. […]

Pay attention to state primary deadline

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:36

Want to vote in the May 24 presidential primary? It’s time to register.

Pregame: Luis Sardinas gets the start at shortstop for the Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:28

Utility infielder Luis Sardinas will get the start at shortstop in place of Ketel Marte, who has struggled in the last few games. Sardinas, a shortstop coming up through the minor league ranks, is seeing his first action at the position in the regular season.

Sanders tours Roosevelt site, says nation can learn from FDR

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:23

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bernie Sanders says the nation can learn from the courage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his willingness to “stand up to the most powerful interests of his time.” The Democratic presidential candidate made a surprise visit to Roosevelt’s home and presidential library in Hyde Park, New York, on Tuesday. […]

How much is a pet dog worth in a court of law?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:51

The Georgia Supreme Court is considering whether a rescue mutt whose death was allegedly caused by a kennel’s negligence had any value — or had a value relative to how the dog’s owners felt about her and the $67,000 they spent to save her.