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Downtown Bellevue: The Eastside’s biggest commercial and residential hub

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 03:00

City’s tightly compact, pedestrian-friendly core is filled with sleek high-rises and loads of shopping and dining options.

April showers of the frozen kind strike Northeast region

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:59

BOSTON (AP) — The calendar may say spring, but winter struck the Northeast hard Monday, delivering a storm that could end up dropping as much as 10 inches of snow in some places. Winter weather advisories were issued from the Buffalo area to Albany in New York, where forecasters are calling for up to 10 […]

20 years later, Montanans remember Unabomber as odd, funny

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:30

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Twenty years after the arrest of Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, some residents in the small Montana town of Lincoln remember him as an odd recluse while at least one says he had a good sense of humor. Kaczynski is serving a life sentence in a Colorado prison for […]

Top U.S. airlines? Here’s what government data says

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:29

Virgin America, slated for purchase by Alaska Airlines, tops list for second year in a row; Alaska ranked 5th

Panama lawyers at center of offshore scandal make odd couple

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:25

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Panamanian lawyers at the center of a scandal on the financial dealings of the world’s rich and famous are an odd pairing of a German-born immigrant and a prize-winning novelist whose books sometimes mirror the seedy world of politics he’s come across in his work. The Panama-based Mossack-Fonseca law was […]

Live Mariners game coverage: Seattle opens 2016 season at Texas Rangers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:22

Welcome to our pregame chat and live game coverage of the Seattle Mariners’ 2016 season opener against the Texas Rangers, beginning at 1:05 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. A pregame chat with Mariners reporter Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone begins at noon. Use the module above to join or just read […]

Virginia governor vetoes sexually explicit books bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:19

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Democratic governor has vetoed a bill that seeks to force schools to notify parents if their children will be assigned books with sexually explicit content. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in his veto message Monday that he believes it’s inappropriate to interfere with local school board policy. He also said the […]

Yves Saint Laurent appoints Vaccarello as creative director

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:15

PARIS (AP) — The Yves Saint Laurent fashion house appointed Anthony Vaccarello as creative director of its clothing line on Monday, replacing the departing Hedi Slimane. The 36-year-old Belgian, who has designed his own brand since 2009, previously worked at Fendi, and had a three-year stint at Versus Versace, where he was appointed creative director […]

Review: ‘Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures’ on HBO gives context to controversy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:14

“Pictures,” an insightful work of biographical criticism, puts the controversial photographer’s works in the context of a life and artistic vision, writes a New York Times reviewer.

Federal agencies review North Carolina law’s impact on aid

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is reviewing whether a new North Carolina law curbing anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people could affect the flow of federal aid to the state. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says federal agencies are leading the review of the new law’s impact on federal policies. He says the White House […]

AP DERBY TOP 10: It’s still Nyquist, of course

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:10

NEW YORK (AP) — And now, a few words about undefeated horses running in the Kentucky Derby — Nyquist, specifically. After the 3-year-old colt blew away now once-beaten Mohaymen in winning the Florida Derby on Saturday, Nyquist boosted his record to 7-for-7. The son of Uncle Mo again proved more than worthy of his No. […]

San Francisco again ranked most expensive US city for business travel

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 02:09

Daily spending of $547 average in trade report.

Mississippi chamber opposes religious-exemptions bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 01:32

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi state chamber of commerce is opposing a religious-objections bill heading to Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk. Mississippi Economic Council President Blake Wilson sent a statement to The Associated Press saying House Bill 1523 conflicts with the organization’s non-discrimination policy. Businesses including Nissan North America, Toyota, Chevron, Huntington Ingalls Industries, and […]

Pregame notes: The Mariners finally open the 2016 season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 01:24

Mariners manager Scott Servais discussed the lineup, the American League West and his readiness for opening day. Also video, lineups, game notes and starting pitcher vs. hitter matchups

Obama says NATO alliance remains key to collective security

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 01:24

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday called NATO “the linchpin” of U.S. security policy and a critical ally in the fight against terrorism, indirectly countering Republican Donald Trump’s recent claims that the 67-year-old alliance is obsolete. Speaking after an Oval Office meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Obama praised the alliance’s contributions […]

California court mulls whether employers must offer seating

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 01:16

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s Supreme Court is set to clarify the state’s rules for determining when employers must provide workers with a place to sit. The court’s opinion, expected Monday, stems from lawsuits brought by cashiers at the CVS drugstore chain and tellers at Chase Bank who said they were wrongly not provided with […]

Senegal takes in 2 Libyan prisoners from Guantanamo

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 01:14

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal has agreed to take in two Libyans who spent nearly 14 years in custody at the U.S. base in Cuba without charge, becoming the second country in West Africa to accept former detainees, officials said Monday. Salem Abdu Salam Ghereby, 55, and Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour, who records […]

Lawsuit challenges approval of Montana copper, silver mine

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 01:10

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmentalists are challenging U.S. Forest Service approval of a $500 million copper and silver mine in northwest Montana, citing concerns from state officials that it could drain surrounding waterways and potentially harm a species of trout protected under federal law. The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Missoula challenges […]

Greece, creditors resume bailout talks amid leak dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 01:09

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government started a new round of austerity talks with bailout creditors Monday amid a dispute over a wiretapped and leaked conversation between foreign officials involved in the Greek rescue negotiations. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos met representatives of Greece’s European creditors and the International Monetary Fund, following a two-week Easter break. […]

AP source: Pirates, outfielder Polanco agree to extension

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 01:08

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have locked up promising outfielder Gregory Polanco well into the next decade. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the 24-year-old right fielder has agreed to a contract extension that will begin at the start of the 2017 season. The deal includes two club options for […]