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‘Cuban Twitter’ fallout found relief in FOIA’s glacial pace

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 19:20

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. officials dealt with the fallout of the government’s once-secret “Cuban Twitter” program, they had one thing on their side: notorious delays in the federal Freedom of Information Act. The government didn’t have copies of the documents, which formed the basis of an Associated Press investigation detailing a program on which […]

Zimbabwe: Rhino featured on TV killed after poacher shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:57

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe’s wildlife authority says veterinary surgeons have been forced to put down a rhino that was featured on a wildlife television series Karina: Wild On Safari, days after it was shot by poachers. The eight-year-old rhino named Ntombi was shot last Tuesday in southern Zimbabwe. Caroline Washaya-Moyo, spokeswoman for the Zimbabwe National […]

Tata sells 1 of its UK steel plants amid broad restructuring

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:53

LONDON (AP) — Tata Steel has sold one of its steel plants in England to a London investment firm, a bit of welcome news for an industry under strain. The sale of the Scunthorpe works to Greybull Capital announced Monday has been nine months in the making and is separate from the U.K. government’s effort […]

Jury selection to begin in hot SUV death case in Georgia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:45

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys were set to begin their search Monday for the jurors who will consider whether a Georgia man intentionally left his son in a hot SUV to die. Justin Ross Harris, 35, faces charges including murder in the June 18, 2014, death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. Police have […]

TransCanada resumes oil shipments through Keystone Pipeline

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:45

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. has resumed sending oil through the Keystone Pipeline after a weeklong shutdown prompted by a leak and oil spill in southeastern South Dakota. The pipeline came back online Sunday, but with a reduced pressure. The company says it is continuing cleanup and land restoration at the site of […]

UK’s Daily Mail in early talks over bid for Yahoo

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:34

The owner of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper and media group is in early talks over a bid for the ailing U.S. internet company Yahoo. A spokesman for the said Sunday that, given the success of its site and Elite Daily, it has “been in discussions with a number of parties who are potential bidders.” […]

Somalia: At least 5 killed in bomb blast at a restaurant

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:30

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded on Monday outside restaurant packed with lunchtime customers in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killing at least five people, said witnesses. The restaurant in the capital’s Hamarweyne district is close to the municipal government headquarters and in busy commercial area. Mohammed Mahdi said he saw at least […]

The body, animals and deities: Mayan art on show in Berlin

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:09

BERLIN (AP) — Sculptures celebrating the human body, precious jewelry, animals from frogs to jaguars and depictions of deities are going on show in Berlin in an exhibition that offers a glimpse of centuries of Mayan art. The presidents of Mexico and Germany are opening the exhibition, “The Maya — Language of Beauty” on Monday […]

Clinton readies ad challenging Trump on his home turf of NY

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:02

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is stepping up her criticism of Donald Trump, arguing in a new campaign ad that she’s the candidate “tough enough to stop Trump.” The spot takes aim at Trump’s recent assertion that women should be punished for getting abortions, a position he quickly reversed. It also highlights Trump’s harsh rhetoric […]

Prince William, wife Kate meet young entrepreneurs in India

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:59

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with young entrepreneurs in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Monday to speak with the country’s next generation of business leaders about their start-up ideas. On the second day of their weeklong royal tour of India, Prince William and his wife, the former Kate […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:58

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT MOST SENIOR OFFICIAL TO EVER VISIT HIROSHIMA DELIVERED John Kerry visits the memorial to the atomic bombing, offering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after the U.S. killed 140,000 Japanese. […]

Fighting mars first day of cease-fire in war-torn Yemen

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:56

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Residents of a western Yemeni city say fighting between Shiite rebels and government forces there has marred the first day of a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. The truce between the Saudi-led coalition, which backs Yemen’s internationally recognized government, and rebel Houthis went into effect at midnight Sunday. It’s meant to give Yemen’s warring […]

Officials: Rutgers student killed in shooting near campus

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:54

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a Rutgers University student has been killed in a double shooting inside an off-campus apartment. Essex County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Katherine Carter says the shooting took place around 10 p.m. Sunday near the university’s Newark campus. The university says one student was killed in the shooting. Officials say the […]

Militants attack Russian police station, all killed

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:26

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies say three militants tried to attack a police station in southern Russian and all were killed or blew themselves up. The reports, citing regional police, said no police officers or civilians were killed in the attacks Monday morning in the town of Novoselitskoye in the Stavropol region. The identity […]

Bangladesh closing notorious 18th-century prison in Dhaka

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:25

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is closing its notorious 18th-century prison where sensational political killings over decades have targeted people on both sides of the South Asian country’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan. The government wants to reopen the old, dilapidated Dhaka Central Jail as a museum to its tumultuous past, while giving its […]

World Bank: East Asian growth to remain over 6 pct in 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:16

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Growth in developing East Asia and the Pacific is expected to remain resilient despite the slowdown in China and a gloomy global outlook, the World Bank said Monday. The U.S.-led development bank forecasts that developing East Asia will expand at a still robust pace of 6.3 percent this year and 6.2 […]

Trump seeks to reshape campaign after Wisconsin loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:02

NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump walked onstage for his final rally before Wisconsin’s presidential primary, he found an unfamiliar sight: hundreds of empty seats. The election eve rally at the grand Milwaukee Theatre, which featured the heavily promoted campaign return of the GOP front-runner’s wife, was intended as a capstone of Trump’s three-day […]

Migrant arrivals in Greece down to just 18 in past 24 hours

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:00

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Only 18 refugees and migrants have entered Greece by sea over the past 24 hours, a week after a European Union deal to deport new arrivals back to Turkey went into effect. However, just over 53,000 remained stranded Monday in Greece, through which more than a million people from the Middle […]

Dubai’s Islamic authorities issue fatwa against WiFi theft

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s top religious authorities say that stealing WiFi from your neighbor would not be proper Islamic conduct. That’s according to a religious edict — known as a fatwa — from Dubai’s Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department. It was available online on the department’s website on Monday as a […]

Somalia: Man executed for journalists’ killings

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 16:50

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A former journalist accused of belonging to al-Shabab was executed in the Somali capital for the killings of five Somali journalists. Hassan Hanafi Haji, who was extradited from Kenya last year on the request of the Somali government, was executed by firing squad at a police academy in Mogadishu on Monday. […]