Seattle Times Headlines

Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of how prescription painkillers are administered in the U.S. are calling on health officials to phase out hospital procedures and questionnaires used to manage pain. They say the current system inadvertently encourages the overprescribing of addictive drugs like Vicodin and OxyContin, fueling an epidemic of overdoses tied to the opioid medications. […]

China says investigating Taiwanese deported from Kenya

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:10

BEIJING (AP) — A group of Taiwanese, whose deportation from Kenya to Beijing sparked protests from Taiwan’s government, are being investigated by Chinese legal authorities for suspected wire fraud, a Chinese spokesman said Wednesday. Chinese reports say Kenyan authorities are in the process of sending 45 Taiwanese and 32 Chinese who had been detained there […]

Gangs declare war on police as El Salvador violence rages

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:03

SOYAPANGO, El Salvador (AP) — As police Inspector Alba Guevara Lopez’s officers fanned out through the narrow alleys of a gang-controlled neighborhood in this San Salvador suburb, half had their faces hidden by black ski masks. “Those who live a little closer are scared that they might be identified and later face reprisals when they’re […]

China exports up 11.5 percent in March, 1st gain in 9 months

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:01

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese exports have risen for the first time in nine months, in a sign that the outlook may be improving for the world’s No. 2 economy. Customs data posted online Wednesday show that China’s exports rose 11.5 percent in March compared with a year earlier, to $160.8 billion. Imports fell 13.8 […]

Chicago police shoot 16-year-old, prompting protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:59

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 100 people have gathered in Chicago for a vigil and protest after the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old by a police officer. The demonstrations Tuesday came a day after coroners say Pierre L. Loury died at a hospital. Chicago Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy says the teen ran from a […]

Hundreds gather for China’s 1st same-sex marriage lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:44

CHANGSHA, China (AP) — Several hundred gay rights supporters have gathered outside a court in central China for the country’s first same-sex marriage lawsuit, a landmark moment for gay rights in China. The lawsuit being heard Wednesday by the court in the city of Changsha Wednesday was filed by the 26-year-old Sun Wenlin. He is […]

Bone fragments from WWII crash site returning from India

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:42

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tiny bone fragments carry a world of significance and perhaps closure for at least one American family who lost a loved one over the mountains of India in World War II. During a solemn ceremony Wednesday, U.S. military members paid final respects to what they believe may be the remains of […]

Que Johnson will graduate from Washington State and transfer for senior season

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:09

Johnson will be eligible to play immediately.

The lapse that led to Seattle ethics probe of Scott Kubly

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:08

The investigation into Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly is looking into whether he violated the city’s Ethics Code by not obtaining a waiver allowing him to work on matters involving his former employer, Alta Bicycle Share.

Melania Trump says husband knows the perils of Twitter

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:02

NEW YORK (AP) — Melania Trump controls what her 10-year-old son can do on social media — but her husband, Donald, is another matter. The wife of the Republican presidential front-runner said Tuesday he is “an adult and he knows the consequences” of his prolific and sometimes inflammatory Twitter use. She was asked by CNN’s […]

‘We Shall Overcome’ copyright is challenged

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:59

The lawsuit cites a study by a musicologist stating this version of the song is essentially the same as the one published in 1948, whose copyright — if it was ever valid — would have expired in 1976.

‘Hamilton’ the musical is now ‘Hamilton’ the best-seller

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:58

NEW YORK (AP) — “Hamilton” isn’t just a hit on Broadway. It’s a hit in print, too. A hardcover edition of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s celebrated musical about Alexander Hamilton was published Tuesday and topped Amazon.com’s best-seller list. It features the libretto and photographs and accounts of the show’s creation. “Hamilton: The Revolution” is out of stock […]

NBA’s best ever? 5 reasons the Warriors would bury the ’96 Bulls

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:52

Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors can break the Chicago Bulls’ NBA record of 72 wins, but they’ve already shown they’re better than Michael Jordan’s team.

Record Store Day drives worldwide vinyl revival

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:24

Record Store Day, which launched in 2008, has become an international celebration for lovers of vinyl albums — and has contributed to a logjam of orders for record-pressing companies.

SPD overtime blues — $24.2 million in 2015 — now a 64-page audit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:17

An auditor’s 64-page report is unsparing about Seattle police overtime, which has doubled in a decade and reached $24.2 million last year.

Discussions air issues, build toward city Education Summit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:16

Mayor Ed Murray’s Education Summit will be held April 30 at the Garfield Community Center.

IRS wants procrastinators to know it’s doing better this year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:45

In December, the agency got an additional $290 million to improve customer service, expand efforts to combat identity theft and beef up cybersecurity.

Harbaugh blasts NCAA for barring out-of-area football camps

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:42

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has fired back at the NCAA. The Michigan coach says, “the incompetence of the NCAA has reared its ugly head yet again,” in a story published Tuesday by Sports Illustrated. Harbaugh was reacting to Friday’s decision that bars football coaches from having camps or clinics away from campus […]

Young studio makes big CinemaCon debut among heavyweights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:34

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Newbie film studio STX has a fresh creative partner in its ring: Sylvester Stallone. The less than two-year-old company that specializes in mid-budget films like “The Gift” announced Tuesday at CinemaCon that it would be developing a film project with Stallone, who was on site at the annual gathering of theater […]

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

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:32

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday that 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 […]