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Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis to declare for draft, hire agent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 11:22

Gonzaga sophomore forward Domantas Sabonis is expected to declare for the NBA draft and hire an agent, school sources confirmed.

Sanders questions if Clinton is ‘qualified’ to be president

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 11:13

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders on Wednesday questioned whether Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is “qualified” to be president after she spent much of the day criticizing his record and his preparedness for the job. “She has been saying lately that she thinks that I am quote unquote not qualified to be president,” Sanders told a […]

Small octopus lodged in boy’s throat; mother’s boyfriend arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 11:11

The couple took the boy to the hospital, where doctors removed the octopus from his throat.

Senators slam new directive on aid for sick US nuclear workers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:54

Washington state’s U.S. senators took strong aim Wednesday at a new plan advanced by the Obama administration, saying it could make it much harder for eligible employees to win federal compensation.

Angst arises over new game machines

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:48

In 2015, the Washington State Gambling Commission approved a new category of games for electronic puzzles in places like bars. But now some are trying to roll back the new rule.

Novelist’s life a ‘whirlwind’ since essay about gang rape

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:47

NEW YORK (AP) — A novelist who last week posted an open letter saying the gang rape her character endured in the best-selling “Luckiest Girl Alive” was based on her own experience in high school said Wednesday that the past few days have been a “whirlwind.” The 32-year-old Knoll, beginning a tour to promote the […]

Hawaii looks to mainland to deal with big teacher shortage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:40

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Education has been seeking out educators from the mainland to deal with the state’s growing teacher shortage. Officials expect as many as 1,600 vacancies throughout the state next school year. The department has responded by sending teams to meet with potential applicants in major cities across the U.S., […]

Vietnam elects prime minister amid big challenges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:20

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s National Assembly has elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc as prime minister, and he takes office at a time of soaring public debt, a serious budget deficit and China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea. In a televised inaugural speech Thursday, Phuc vowed to push up with reforms, fight corruption and […]

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:20

Thursday Pro baseball TV Radio 1:30 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco MLB 4 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore MLB 7:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels FS1 7:05 p.m. Albuquerque at Tacoma 850 NBA basketball 5 p.m. Chicago at Miami TNT 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State TNT NHL hockey 7 p.m. Detroit at […]

Judge proposes rejecting Southern California gas pipeline

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge has recommended that state regulators reject a $621-million pipeline to carry natural gas to Southern California. Southern California Gas Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric want to build a 63-mile pipeline and pass on the cost to customers. Karl J. Bemesderfer, an administrative law judge with the California […]

Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls says ‘of course’ he’ll be ready for training camp

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:01

In an interview on Q13, Seattle running back Thomas Rawls said he is confident he will be healthy for the beginning of training camp.

Empty boat, man’s body found floating near Vashon Island

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:55

The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the man’s death.

Gray whale spotted in Ballard Locks may be ill

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:47

The route is unusual, suggesting the whale is struggling and unhealthy, NOAA Fisheries spokesman Michael Milstein said. Watch the video from the locks.

Seattle neighbors bonded for life, to city’s benefit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:35

A neighborhood reunion of friends now in their 80s recalls the roots of connection across ethnic lines in a segregated neighborhood.

Transgender restroom bill revived by Tennessee House panel

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee House panel has revived a bill seeking to require public school students to use restrooms that match their sex at birth. The House Education Administration and Planning Committee voted 8-4 on Wednesday to reverse an earlier decision to study the bill after the Legislature adjourns for the rest of […]

Coffee-bean fumes deemed hazardous to workers’ health

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:22

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conducting tests at about a dozen facilities across the country in the wake of a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation that exposed how a naturally occurring chemical endangers coffee workers.

Wedding thief sentenced to 7 years in California prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:16

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A thief who posed as a guest at California weddings and stole wallets, credit cards and cash from brides, guests and wedding workers will be honeymooning in prison. KNSD-TV ( ) says Denise Gunderson was sentenced Wednesday to seven years behind bars. She has previous felony convictions. Prosecutors say last year, […]

How Elijah Qualls lends a unique voice to the UW defense

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:15

If standout safety Budda Baker is the face of UW’s top-ranked defense and hard-hitting linebackers Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierria are the heart and soul, then Elijah Qualls is the Huskies’ booming voice that never stops chattering.

R&B singer-songwriter Leon Haywood dies at 74

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leon Haywood, the silky smooth R&B singer-songwriter and producer whose 1975 single “I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You” was famously sampled by Dr. Dre and others, has died. He was 74. Haywood’s godson Darnell “OG Cuicide” Price says he died in his sleep Thursday in Los Angeles. Haywood’s “I Want’a […]

Prep school in abuse scandal says administrator put on leave

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 08:57

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — An elite Rhode Island boarding school embroiled in a sexual-abuse scandal said an administrator has been placed on leave over allegations concerning his conduct as a dorm parent in the 1990s. St. George’s School said in a letter sent to alumni Wednesday that associate head for external affairs Bob Weston was […]