Seattle Times Headlines

Hosmer mobbed by fans, rescues girl after Bieber concert

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 08:07

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Hosmer proved he is more of a heartthrob in Kansas City than Justin Bieber and more than a hero on the baseball field. The first baseman for the World Series champion Royals rescued a girl from being trampled after she was knocked down outside the Sprint Center following a […]

Celebrating the life of Ernestine Anderson

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 08:06

On Saturday, April 9, the Seattle Theatre Group will host a celebration of the life of Seattle jazz vocalist Ernestine Anderson, who died March 10.

Live Mariners game coverage: Seattle takes on Oakland A’s in home opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 08:05

Taijuan Walker takes the hill for the Mariners, who come back to Seattle riding back-to-back wins and a 2-1 start to the season. Follow along for commentary and updates, and chat live with fellow fans.

Climate change lawsuit by 21 youths takes big step forward

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:59

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal government and big energy companies lost an important round Friday in their effort to block a climate change lawsuit by young plaintiffs who contend the U.S. is failing to protect them from the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin in Eugene rejected motions by […]

Man sentenced in destructive 2014 Northern California fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:58

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who originally pleaded not guilty to starting a massive fire two years ago has now admitted he ignited the blaze that burned 80 structures in Northern California. Thirty-nine-year-old Wayne Allen Huntsman pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of felony arson in the September 2014 King Fire. El Dorado County […]

US judge ordered Apple to help retrieve data in Boston case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:50

BOSTON (AP) — Court documents show a federal magistrate in Boston ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI retrieve data from a locked iPhone that was seized from a suspected gang member. The Feb. 1 order from U.S. Magistrate Marianne Bowler was unsealed Friday after the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office moved to have the information […]

Alder BioPharma aims to raise $117M in stock sale

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:48

Bothell-based Alder BioPharmaceuticals expects to raise about $117 million after expenses from a secondary stock offering, according to a regulatory filing Friday.

Jetpack company exec hurt after crashing during test flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:48

DENVER (AP) — An executive of a company that develops jetpacks is in serious condition after crashing during a test flight of one of his products in Denver. Denver police say Nick Macomber, vice president of Jet Pack International, fell about 10 to 20 feet Friday while using the hydrogen peroxide-fueled backpack. Company CEO Troy […]

APNewsBreak: Officer in fatal shooting was disciplined twice

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:40

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona police officer involved in a deadly shooting that sparked protests by Navajo Nation leaders has been disciplined twice in his three years in law enforcement, including for calling a girl a disparaging word and unnecessarily using his stun gun on a teenager. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is […]

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:40

A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending April 8.

$1M fence for The Jungle? State officials not so sure

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:34

The state Legislature approved a request for $1 million to improve safety in the Seattle homeless encampment known as the The Jungle.

‘Caucasians’ shirt sales jump after ESPN’s Jones appearance

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:33

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sales of ‘Caucasians’ shirts, depicting the Cleveland Indians’ team mascot as a caricature of a white person, skyrocketed one day after ESPN’s Bomani Jones wore one on a show, the shirt’s creator said Friday. Brian Kirby, who runs Shelf Life Clothing Co., told The Associated Press that more than 2,000 shirts […]

Sikh Centre to hold health clinic

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:03

The Sikh Centre of Seattle will hold its annual health clinic Sunday.

Jimmie Johnson certainly knows way to Victory Lane in Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:58

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jimmie Johnson certainly knows his way to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway. Already with two wins this season, Johnson is back in Texas, where he has won the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup races and five of the last seven. “It’s just this race track. I think tracks with […]

Teen ID’d in suspected carjacking, fatal crash in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:55

The 16-year-old died in the two-vehicle crash early Thursday, which also killed a 21-year-old driver and a dog.

Police: Boy found with octopus in throat now out of hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:53

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 2-year-old boy who had an octopus stuck in his throat is out of the hospital, and prosecutors are mulling whether charges are merited. Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Dan Dillon says police presented their case to prosecutors Friday. He says the case is “under consideration,” though […]

Man pleads guilty in Arizona shootings that killed 1, hurt 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:49

PHOENIX (AP) — An ex-con pleaded guilty Friday to killing one person and wounding five others in a shooting rampage in the metro Phoenix area that led to a massive manhunt. Ryan Elliott Giroux changed his plea Friday, a little more than a year after his initial hearing. He pleaded guilty to all 23 charges […]

Pregame: A packed house expected for the Mariners’ home opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:48

Pregame notes, quotes, matchups and lineups for Seattle's home opener vs. the A's at Safeco field.

Toppenish man charged in slaying of Renton man in apartment stairwell

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:47

The 24-year-old suspect is in Yakima County Jail following his March 30 arrest there.

Georgia inmate asks high court to consider juror racial bias

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:47

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his claim that his death sentence is unconstitutional because one of the jurors was motivated by racial prejudice. Kenneth Fults is to be executed Tuesday for the 1996 killing of Cathy Bounds. An investigator working for Fults’ lawyers in […]