Seattle Times Headlines

No purchase is too tiny for today’s debit-card users — right, millennials?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:50

A growing number of consumers say they whip out a credit or debit card even when spending less than $5. Millennials appear to be leading the trend.

Lean year for coho means big worries for Westport salmon charters

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:41

Low coho runs could mean more economic hardship for already hard-hit Westport and its charter boats.

Investigators visit Panama Papers law firm’s office

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:40

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanian prosecutors visited the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm Monday to look into its allegations that a computer hacker was behind the leak of a trove of financial documents about tax havens the firm set up to benefit influential people around the globe. Public ministry spokeswoman Sandra Sotillo said […]

A look at fatal attacks in anti-abortion violence in the US

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:14

At least 11 people have been killed in violence against abortion providers in the U.S. since 1993, according to the National Abortion Federation. Here are some details of those attacks: —March 10, 1993: Dr. David Gunn is shot to death outside an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida, becoming the first U.S. doctor killed during an […]

Reds LHP Finnegan through 6 hitless innings vs Cubs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:14

CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Finnegan is through six hitless innings for the Cincinnati Reds against the Cubs in Chicago’s home opener. Finnegan has struggled Monday night with his control and been helped by some solid defense. Left fielder Adam Duvall raced to the gap and sprawled near the warning track to catch a drive by […]

Virtual reality faces biggest real-life test

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:10

With hardware being launched and software emerging, virtual reality is one of the hottest technologies today. For hundreds of Seattle-area engineers, game developers and others, it’s a time to watch their work hit the market.

For polio vaccines, a worldwide switch to new version

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:02

By May 1, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative hopes, hundreds of millions of new vaccine doses will be moved to refrigerated warehouses all over the developing world, while millions of old doses are gathered and destroyed.

Sketches of 2 wanted in British tourist slaying released

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:55

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police investigators have released sketches of a man and a woman wanted in the killing of a British tourist. Police released the sketches Monday of a couple they say attacked 48-year-old Paul Tam, of Manchester, near San Francisco’s Cathedral. Last month, investigators released surveillance video that shows a man […]

Apolo Anton Ohno to be inducted into US Speedskating Hall of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:55

Apolo Anton Ohno, an eight-time short-track Olympic medalist from Seattle, is being inducted into the US Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 13 in Park City, Utah.

Global PC shipments fall to lowest level in quarter since 2007

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:36

Global personal-computer shipments dropped 9.6 percent in the period, the sixth consecutive decline.

iPad generation spurns diamonds

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:28

Diamond-mine owners like De Beers have been unable to prevent prices from dropping below where they were a decade ago, a sign the industry is failing to maintain the cachet of its brand.

Viaduct closure coming once Bertha’s ready to dig

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:22

Officials say they’ll soon be ready to schedule a two-week shutdown of the Alaskan Way Viaduct as a precaution while the Highway 99 tunneling machine passes deep beneath the elevated span.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:06

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHERE BERNIE SANDERS HOLDS CLEAR ADVANTAGE By 48 percent to 39 percent, more Americans hold a favorable opinion of Sanders — the best net-positive rating in the presidential field, an AP poll finds. 2. DOZENS LINKED TO […]

Live Mariners game coverage: Hisashi Iwakuma starts as Texas Rangers come to Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:00

Get live updates and commentary as the Mariners host the Rangers on Monday, as Seattle looks to rebound from a home-opening sweep at the hands of the Oakland A's.

Man claiming to be Uber driver arrested for kidnapping, rape

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:52

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a man they say posed as an Uber driver to kidnap and rape a woman he lured into his SUV. Dartanyun Smith, 39, was arrested Saturday and remains jailed. Authorities say Smith pulled up to a woman on a street before dawn on April 3, asked […]

Planned Parenthood shooter admired Florida doctor’s killer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:50

DENVER (AP) — The man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic idolized an abortion foe who killed a Florida doctor more than two decades earlier, court documents released Monday show. Robert Dear told police he attacked the clinic in Colorado Springs because he was upset with the reproductive health organization […]

Planned Parenthood shooter told police he idolized abortion foe who killed doctor at Florida clinic decades ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:46

DENVER (AP) — Planned Parenthood shooter told police he idolized abortion foe who killed doctor at Florida clinic decades ago.

California man suing over his 20-year Cambodian prison term

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who’s serving a 20-year prison sentence in Cambodia is suing that government, saying he was framed by a brutal and repressive regime. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Los Angeles federal court on behalf of Meach Sovannara and his family. Sovannara, who lived in Long Beach, California, […]

A little-known role for Martin Luther King: advice columnist

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:42

For more than a year, the 28-year-old King dispensed nuggets of wisdom, advice and, at times, surprisingly dated admonishments to readers of the black-owned monthly publication Ebony.

Body parts in Seattle recycling bin identified as those of missing mother

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:35

Body parts found Saturday in a recycling bin in Seattle’s Central District have been identified as those of a Renton woman reported missing after she went on a date in which she planned to attend Friday night’s Mariners game.