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Key countries back unity government in stabilizing Libya

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:37

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain, France and Russia say they are supporting the new United Nations-brokered unity government in Libya and urged international support for its efforts to reunite and stabilize the deeply divided country. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said creating a central authority that can work effectively throughout the country is especially important […]

Oregon man gets 83-year term in Colorado conservation scam

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:18

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge has sentenced a 61-year-old man to 83 years in prison after he was convicted of pocketing $3.5 million by abusing a state conservation program. The Denver Post reports (http://tinyurl.com/zdum58t) Alan DeAtley of Medford, Oregon, was sentenced Thursday. Prosecutors say DeAtley manipulated a program that offered tax credits to people […]

Cal State system, faculty union reach tentative agreement

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:02

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An unprecedented five-day strike by California State University professors was postponed indefinitely on Thursday as the 23-campus system and its faculty union announced they had reached a tentative deal in a monthslong salary dispute. The California Faculty Association and Cal State officials said in a joint announcement Thursday that details of […]

There are zero reasons to be a Padres fan today

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:00

The San Diego Padres are the first team in MLB history to open the season with three straight shutout losses.

I-5 lanes near Tulalip casino to be closed overnight this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:55

Overnight lane closures at Tulalip and a full Highway 520 closure top this weekend’s traffic detours.

Yellen says Fed did not make mistake with December rate hike

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:54

The Federal Reserve Chair said that the U.S. economy remains on a solid course and that she “certainly would not describe this as a bubble economy.”

Do these Mariners have what it takes to make Seattle baseball fun again?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:54

The Mariners are off to a promising 2-1 start, but it takes more than a few victories to captivate a city. Are these players likeable enough to keep us invested?

Gas storage field closed by leak could open by summer’s end

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:45

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California Gas Co. says a huge natural gas storage field closed by a monthslong leak should partially reopen by late summer. The utility on Thursday announced a framework for safety testing the Aliso Canyon field near Los Angeles. The underground reservoir hasn’t received new gas supplies since the leak […]

Rocky Romance: Copter saves man who scaled cliff to propose

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:37

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — As marriage proposals go, Michael Banks’ was a cliff-hanger. Banks, 27, scaled 600-foot Morro Rock on the Southern California coast Thursday morning to propose to his girlfriend live, on the Facetime app. The good news, Morro Bay fire Capt. Todd Gailey said: The man’s girlfriend said yes. The bad news: […]

Illinois budget crisis affecting fuel cleanup

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:25

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Federal regulators say the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency must start reimbursing work to pull leaking fuel tanks out of the ground or tell contractors cleaning up the hazards they are on their own. It’s another fallout from the state’s 10-month budget standoff. The Associated Press obtained a March 21 letter from […]

Several earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma on Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:19

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded several small to moderate earthquakes in Oklahoma, including a magnitude 4.0 quake. The temblor was recorded at 5:27 p.m. Thursday, 1 mile north of Luther — or 25 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries or damage are reported. […]

Judge rules putting cross on LA County seal unconstitutional

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County’s decision to put a cross to its county seal for the first time in a decade was unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled. Judge Christina A. Snyder granted a permanent injunction against the change on Wednesday. Adding the cross “places the County’s power, prestige, and purse behind a single […]

App-based business lets owners stash their dogs in boxes while running errands

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:01

Dog Parker is preparing to launch 100 new boxes across Brooklyn — with hopes of spreading to other cities. But some owners question whether it is a good idea.

It’s time to move forward on charter schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:01

Charter schools aren’t some magic solution. But they can be a valued component of 21st century public schooling.

Bernie Sanders tries to eat healthy on campaign trail

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:56

Some digging into Bernie Sander’s diet reveals a dedicated carnivore who likes to grill when he can, keeps locally raised meat in the house, craves tomatoes in season and fruit preserves anytime, and orders tandoori pork at an Indian standby when in Burlington, Vt.

Two top Amazon execs get title upgrade to CEO

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:53

Jeff Wilke, previously senior vice president of Amazon’s consumer business, will now be CEO of Worldwide Business. Andy Jassy, also formerly senior vice president of the tech giant’s cloud computing unit, is now officially CEO of Amazon Web Services.

Cruz’s foreign policy views deeply troubling

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:47

Before the Wisconsin primary, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s views on foreign policy got too little attention. The media were so focused on Donald Trump’s wacky worldview and odd foreign policy “advisers” that scant attention was paid to the Texan’s foreign policy doctrine or team. That neglect should end now that Cruz’s win Tuesday has undercut […]

‘Poetry’ of Somali language coming to Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:47

A 10-week Intermediate and Advanced Somali course for heritage speakers (people of Somali background), as well as non-Somali community members, will begin next week through the Experimental College.

Judge mulls whether to let Arizona’s executions resume

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:44

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on an effort by Arizona to dismiss a lawsuit over how it carries out the death penalty in a decision that could let the state resume executions. Executions in Arizona are on hold until the lawsuit is resolved, but if the case is dismissed, it would […]