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Remains found in Southeast Texas amid search for student

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:32

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — Investigators looking for the body of a Texas college student missing since 1997 have found remains in a Southeast Texas pasture after receiving help from a convicted kidnapper suspected in her disappearance. The discovery announced Tuesday by Denton police comes about two weeks after convict William Reece also directed investigators to […]

Huerta: No ill feelings with Rosario Dawson over Sanders

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:30

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mexican-American civil rights activist Dolores Huerta said she holds no ill feelings toward actress Rosario Dawson over her “open letter” criticizing Huerta for supporting Hillary Clinton for president. In an interview with The Associated Press late Monday, the co-founder of the United Farmer Workers said she respects Dawson and still considers […]

Supreme Court ruling supports Yakima’s voting system

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:29

The Yakima City Council is expected to end its appeal of a federal court ruling after the Supreme Court decision, which affirms the constitutionality of the more popular method of using total population to draw districts.

Officials: Huge natural gas leak in Los Angeles could bring blackouts to Southern California

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:29

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials: Huge natural gas leak in Los Angeles could bring blackouts to Southern California.

Amazon releasing Alexa smarthome tool to all developers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:28

Amazon is allowing makers of smarthome devices to connect their creations to Alexa without having to develop their own complicated voice-recognition models first. The move could unleash a flood of voice-controlled thermostats, light bulbs and power outlets.

Man kicked by police officer pleads guilty to gun charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:22

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man who was seen on police dashboard camera video being kicked in the head by a Dover police officer in a racially-charged case from 2013 has pleaded guilty to unrelated gun charges. Lateef Dickerson pleaded guilty Tuesday in New Castle County Superior Court to possession of a firearm by […]

Stolen Make-A-Wish scooter recovered

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:19

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A scooter stolen from San Francisco’s Make-A-Wish office that was autographed by San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has been found and at least two suspects have been arrested. Make-A-Wish Foundation spokeswoman Jen Wilson says San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee came to the city’s foundation office Tuesday morning to deliver the […]

Michigan woman buried near barn was suffocated, cops say

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:42

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A woman whose body was buried under a horse corral in western Michigan had been suffocated with duct tape. The Muskegon Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1PS4xur ) says details were disclosed by police two weeks ago, but a court transcript became available Tuesday. Bobbie Maples, 32, of the Muskegon area disappeared in December 2014, […]

AP NewsBreak: MLB approves wearable technology

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:42

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearable technology is coming to Major League Baseball. The sport’s playing rules committee approved two devices for use during games this season, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The Motus Baseball Sleeve measures stress on elbows and the Zephyr Bioharness monitors heart and breathing rates. In addition, […]

Top Brazil court orders opening of impeachment against VP

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:36

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The man who would take over if Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is impeached, Vice President Michel Temer, could now be running that same risk of impeachment. Supreme Court Justice Marco Aurelio Mello ruled Tuesday that the lower house of Congress must open impeachment proceedings against Temer because he faces the […]

Billions in US remittances a lifeline for many in Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:25

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The billions of dollars in U.S. remittances that presidential candidate Donald Trump is threatening to block to force Mexico to pay for a border wall are a financial lifeline for the Latin American country’s economy and the individuals who receive the money from relatives up north. For families across Mexico, the […]

The Panama Papers: five things to know

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:15

The scandal growing from the surreptitious leak of documents showing widespread tax evasion and fraud might be the biggest story of the year. Here's a quick primer.

United Airlines flight attendant deploys slide in Houston

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:13

HOUSTON (AP) — United Airlines says a flight attendant deliberately deployed the emergency evacuation slide after a flight from Sacramento, California, landed at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. United spokesman Charlie Hobart says officials are investigating why the female employee, whose name has not been released, deployed the slide and jumped onto it to exit the […]

Seeing Provence through Van Gogh’s eyes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:12

Visit the French city of Arles to learn much about the Dutch master and some of his greatest artwork.

Photos of the Day: Apr. 5, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:11

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

VP Biden: Change culture to combat sex assault on campuses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:03

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says young people must keep working to “change the culture” to combat sexual assault at schools and college campuses. Biden spoke Tuesday at the University of Pittsburgh as part of the national “It’s On Us” campaign. He says the campaign encourages people to support victims and “turn the […]

Classes off, party on: a Philly bash for champion Villanova

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:02

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — The calmest person in Houston, Jay Wright simply mouthed “Bang” when Kris Jenkins buried the winning 3-pointer. That bang has turned into a bash in Philadelphia. The NCAA champion Wildcats will get a championship parade Friday in Philadelphia. But for now, classes are off, and the party is on. “It is […]

Alabama lawmaker says he is filing an impeachment resolution against governor amid scandal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 01:40

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmaker says he is filing an impeachment resolution against governor amid scandal.

Disability lawyer Eric Conn arrested on federal charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 01:35

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as “Mr. Social Security” has been indicted on charges that he paid a doctor and a judge to rubber-stamp disability claims using phony medical evidence. The indictment against Conn, Social Security administrative law judge David Daugherty and clinical psychologist Dr. Alfred Bradley Adkins was unsealed […]

Senators press for security measures after Brussels attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 01:22

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are proposing several measures to boost security at airports, train stations and other transportation hubs in response to terrorist attacks in Brussels and elsewhere. Democratic senators outlined proposals Tuesday that would double the number of government “viper teams” that stop and search suspicious passengers in public areas prior to screening, often […]