Seattle Times Headlines

LA police: Sexuality not key factor in gay son’s killing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police believe the primary reason a Los Angeles man killed his adult son was to cover up for the stabbing death of his wife the previous day, and not chiefly because the son was gay, as prosecutors have alleged. LAPD homicide Detective John Doerbecker tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1V7ZwpI) Tuesday […]

Hawaii lawmakers push for relief from hot classrooms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:05

HONOLULU (AP) — Most of Hawaii’s public schools don’t have air conditioning, and record-high temperatures have left teachers and students saying they can’t focus because of the heat. Hawaii lawmakers are saying it’s time to cool Hawaii’s public schools. A proposal being considered by the House Committee on Finance would fund air conditioning for Hawaii’s […]

Deputies ID woman who was reported kidnapped in Lynnwood last month

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:03

Two witnesses reported on March 14 that a man shoved a young woman into a vehicle as she was walking east along Larch Way, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Reign teammates support Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe in push for equal wages

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:02

The Reign practiced Tuesday for the first time since a wage-discrimination lawsuit was filed last week by U.S. national-team veterans.

Amazon’s Bezos: ‘I believe we are the best place in the world to fail’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:45

In his annual letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos extolled the virtues of experimentation and failure — and the struggle to keep that mentality as Amazon grows into a giant.

Surf’s up! So are the shot glasses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:33

Australian surfer Matt Wilkinson celebrated in style with a bar tab of nearly $5,000.

Kelsey Plum: ‘I need a lot of time off’ after UW Huskies’ NCAA tournament run

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:29

A year ago, Plum had minor knee surgery in early April, rehabbed and then went immediately to play for USA Basketball in the Pan American Games.

Actress can pay fine or appear in court over Sedona carving

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:25

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say actress Vanessa Hudgens can pay a fine and restitution or appear in court for allegedly carving a heart into red rock in Sedona two months ago. Hudgens posted a photo of the carving, bearing the names Vanessa and Austin, on her Instagram around Valentine’s Day. It was brought to […]

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:23

___ Panama rejects money-launder label following documents leak PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanians have long shrugged off their country’s checkered reputation as a financial haven for drug lords, tax dodgers and corrupt oligarchs. They like to joke that if they’re crooks, they’ve learned it from the world’s wealthy nations. That same defensiveness has re-emerged amid […]

Rights group: Dramatic increase in executions in 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:11

NEW YORK (AP) — Amnesty International reports that there was a dramatic 54 percent increase in executions globally in 2015, with Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia responsible for nearly 90 percent of the killings. The human rights organization said that the figure of at least 1,634 people executed last year — up from 1,061 in […]

Osama bin Laden had al-Qaida money invested in gold

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:04

A letter instructing al-Qaida’s general manager to buy gold written by bin Laden that was seized by Navy SEALs from his Pakistan compound offers a glimpse into how al-Qaida sought to manage its finances and what militant groups have tried to do with the money they raised.

Sanders offers few details on how he would break up banks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:01

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders offered limited details on how he would break up big financial institutions during a recent interview with the New York Daily News. In an interview with the newspaper’s editorial board, published Monday, the Vermont senator was pressed on how he would carry out his campaign pledge. Sanders said […]

New federal initiatives on pain, opioids are silent on kids under 18

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:01

It is time for the federal government to proactively address chronic pain and the epidemic of opioid misuse in children and adolescents.

Health care: We are nowhere near a single-payer system

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:47

I greatly respect Paul Krugman. However, when it comes to health care, his understanding of a single-payer system is deeply flawed [“Learning from Obama,” Opinion, April 4]. He offers his opinion that “Obamacare is looking much more like a single-payer system than anyone seems to realize.” The Affordable Care Act bolstered the health insurance industry […]

Approve Lake Washington’s school bond measure

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:44

Lake Washington School District’s April 26 bond measure is the product of academic success, demographics, crowded space and a deep review.

How covenants make us

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:41

When you think about it, there are four big forces coursing through modern societies. Global migration is leading to demographic diversity. Economic globalization is creating wider opportunity but also inequality. The Internet is giving people more choices over what to buy and pay attention to. A culture of autonomy valorizes individual choice and self-determination. All […]

Green sea turtles reclassified from endangered to threatened

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:35

MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials say successful conservation efforts are responsible for green sea turtles of Florida and the Pacific coast of Mexico being reclassified from endangered to threatened. NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the status change Tuesday. As a threatened species, the green sea turtles will remain under the […]

UN official: States should take ‘strong’ action on sex abuse

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:33

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A top U.N. official on Tuesday stepped up pressure on all 193 member states to impose the “strongest” disciplinary and criminal sanctions against peacekeepers found guilty of sexual abuse, less than a month after the Security Council approved its first-ever resolution on the escalating problem. Undersecretary-General Atul Khare said during a […]

Nicklaus: Tiger isn’t done just yet

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:32

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jack Nicklaus says he thinks Tiger Woods will win again. After seeing him a few weeks ago, Nicklaus is surprised Woods isn’t playing the Masters this week. Woods is missing the Masters for the second time in three years as he recovers from two surgeries on his back last year. He […]

Father to be tried in death of daughter shot by constable

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:31

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — The father of a 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl accidentally shot by a constable serving eviction papers has been ordered to stand trial in her death. A judge on Tuesday upheld charges including criminal homicide and aggravated assault against 58-year-old Donald Meyer in the Jan. 11 death of Ciara Meyer. Authorities said Meyer […]