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App-based business lets owners stash their dogs in boxes while running errands

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:01

Dog Parker is preparing to launch 100 new boxes across Brooklyn — with hopes of spreading to other cities. But some owners question whether it is a good idea.

It’s time to move forward on charter schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:01

Charter schools aren’t some magic solution. But they can be a valued component of 21st century public schooling.

Bernie Sanders tries to eat healthy on campaign trail

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:56

Some digging into Bernie Sander’s diet reveals a dedicated carnivore who likes to grill when he can, keeps locally raised meat in the house, craves tomatoes in season and fruit preserves anytime, and orders tandoori pork at an Indian standby when in Burlington, Vt.

Two top Amazon execs get title upgrade to CEO

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:53

Jeff Wilke, previously senior vice president of Amazon’s consumer business, will now be CEO of Worldwide Business. Andy Jassy, also formerly senior vice president of the tech giant’s cloud computing unit, is now officially CEO of Amazon Web Services.

Cruz’s foreign policy views deeply troubling

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:47

Before the Wisconsin primary, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s views on foreign policy got too little attention. The media were so focused on Donald Trump’s wacky worldview and odd foreign policy “advisers” that scant attention was paid to the Texan’s foreign policy doctrine or team. That neglect should end now that Cruz’s win Tuesday has undercut […]

‘Poetry’ of Somali language coming to Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:47

A 10-week Intermediate and Advanced Somali course for heritage speakers (people of Somali background), as well as non-Somali community members, will begin next week through the Experimental College.

Judge mulls whether to let Arizona’s executions resume

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:44

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on an effort by Arizona to dismiss a lawsuit over how it carries out the death penalty in a decision that could let the state resume executions. Executions in Arizona are on hold until the lawsuit is resolved, but if the case is dismissed, it would […]

Palestinians seek UN resolution against Israeli settlements

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:41

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian U.N. Mission says it has circulated a proposed Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements to Arab nations. The draft was condemned Thursday by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “is taking a step that will push negotiations further away” to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian […]

Convention center project left in limbo by court ruling

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:39

The massive expansion of the Washington State Convention Center is embroiled in a legal battle between the center center authority and the contractor it terminated in March.

SHARE should reform to help move people out of homelessness

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:37

Seattle and King County should hold firm against a demand from the homeless activist group SHARE.

New York police sergeant cleared in man’s ’09 shooting death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:28

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police sergeant has been cleared of claims he violated the civil rights of an emotionally disturbed man in a deadly 2009 shooting. A federal jury in Manhattan cleared Sgt. William Flores on Thursday in the death of Mauricio Jaquez in the Bronx. The Jaquez family had sued […]

Lower Columbia closes one day sooner than expected for spring chinook fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:26

If you made plans to pursue spring chinook on the Lower Columbia you might need to push going a day sooner than expected. State fisheries announced during a Thursday meeting the river below Bonneville Dam will now close after Friday (April 8) instead of the previously scheduled date of Saturday (April 9). The expected the […]

Programs are building a workforce in the trades, but more students needed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:22

We appreciate The Seattle Times giving a voice to the promise of careers in the trades and Op-Ed writer Mike Sotelo sharing his story about his own career in the industry [“A job in the trades can bring financial, personal success,” Opinion, April 6]. Sotelo hit the nail on the head when he wrote that […]

Police investigating apparent triple homicide in Montana

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:52

BELFRY, Mont. (AP) — Police are investigating what they say is an apparent triple homicide after discovering of three bodies inside a home Thursday in a tiny community in southern Montana, officials said. A neighbor in the town of Belfry, about 60 miles southwest of Billings, asked authorities to check on the home after not […]

After Bangladesh slaying, US considers refuge for bloggers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States condemned as “barbaric” Thursday the latest killing in Bangladesh of an outspoken opponent of radical Islam and said it is considering granting refuge to a select number of bloggers who face imminent danger. Assailants hacked and shot to death 28-year-old law student Nazimuddin Samad on Wednesday night on a […]

Uber settles lawsuit over driver background checks for $10M

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:49

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber will pay at least $10 million to settle California prosecutors’ allegations that the ride-hailing company misled passengers over the quality of its driver background checks. District attorneys in San Francisco and Los Angeles sued in 2014, saying Uber falsely claimed its criminal screening of would-be drivers led the industry. In […]

Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour finally reaches its last 4 shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:48

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant stands up, and hundreds rise with him. An urgent, wordless buzz steadily builds to an ovation while he heads to the scorers’ table to enter the game. If Bryant scores, the crowd roars with the memories of all the shots that came before. And if another member of the […]

AP NewsAlert

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:43

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber will pay at least $10 million to settle California allegations over quality of driver background checks.

Saturday’s Child

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:43

Saturday’s Child profiles children in the Northwest Adoption Exchange, a Seattle-based nonprofit for children with special needs who are in state foster care in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho.

Top 20 moments in 20 years at Emerald Downs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:31

As Emerald Downs prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, here is our list of 20 highlights from the first 20 years, loosely in chronological order.