Seattle Times Headlines

UConn’s Breanna Stewart to give Storm fans a preview of WNBA’s soon-to-be No. 1 pick

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 09:18

Breanna Stewart, the 6-foot-4 star for Connecticut, could win her fourth consecutive NCAA title Tuesday, ending what may be the greatest women’s basketball career in history. Next week, she’s almost certain to become the No. 1 draft pick of the Storm.

UW World Series announces new name, new season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 09:17

The University of Washington’s Meany Center for the Performing Arts (formerly UW World Series) announced 23 events, including four Northwest premieres and one West Coast debut.

Inslee names John Thornquist to lead Office of Aerospace

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

John Thornquist will be the director of the Office of Aerospace, leading the state’s efforts to develop its aerospace industry sector and serving as the governor’s strategic adviser.

Clinton, Sanders agree to New York debate ahead of primary

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 08:56

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have agreed to a Democratic presidential debate next week in New York, ensuring a high-stakes televised showdown ahead of the state’s influential primary. The two campaigns confirmed Monday the candidates would appear at the debate April 14 in Brooklyn, New York, putting the Democratic rivals onstage together […]

Seattle council questions $34M in cost overruns on utility-billing system

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 08:43

Seattle City Council members questioned City Light and Public Utilities officials Monday about cost overruns on a billing-system project, including some overruns the council signed off on last year.

Conservative group launches ad buy for Wisconsin’s Johnson

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 08:36

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The national conservative group funded by Charles and David Koch is launching a $1.1 million television ad campaign in Wisconsin in support of Republican Sen. Ron Johnson as he faces a tough re-election fight. The biographical ad from Americans for Prosperity will begin airing on broadcast and cable television in Wisconsin […]

Drone network to deliver lifesaving supplies in Rwanda

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 08:31

While commercial package-delivery drones have been discussed in the U.S., the poor African nation of Rwanda plans to be first to actually launch such an automated network to carry blood and pharmaceuticals to remote locations.

WSU QB commit Connor Neville on why he committed to the Cougs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 08:28

Washington State got off to a great start with its 2017 recruiting class Wilsonville (Ore.) High quarterback Connor Neville and Richland High offensive tackle Dontae Powell committed to the Cougars at Saturday’s junior day

University of Hawaii has safety experts review lab explosion

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 08:23

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii has asked independent safety experts to investigate what caused a laboratory explosion last month that seriously injured a visiting researcher. The school said Monday that the University of California Center for Laboratory Safety will look into the March 16 blast. A team from the center was on the […]

Opinion poll finds Australian government trailing opposition

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 08:23

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has suffered a confidence blow with a key opinion poll finding it is trailing the opposition party for the first time since changing its leader last year. With an election possible as early as July 2, the Newspoll published on Tuesday found that support for Prime Minister Malcolm […]

Tennessee lawmakers vote for Bible as state’s official book

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 08:16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Having already made a .50-caliber sniper gun the official state rifle, Tennessee lawmakers voted Monday to make the Holy Bible the state’s official book. The state Senate gave final approval Monday on a 19-8 vote despite arguments the measure conflicts with a provision in the Tennessee Constitution that “no preference shall […]

Seattle native Fred Couples to miss Masters because of acute back pain

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 08:13

Former champion has remained competitive in recent years

Global military spending nearly $1.7T amid Mideast conflicts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 08:03

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Global military spending rose in 2015 to nearly $1.7 trillion, the first increase in several years, driven by conflicts including the battle against the Islamic State group, the Saudi-led war in Yemen and fears about Iran, a report released Tuesday shows. The study by the Stockholm International Peace Research […]

Pompeo slams Sen. Moran, sparking talk of Kansas primary

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 07:59

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo on Monday accused fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of saying one thing in Kansas and another in Washington about filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court, prompting speculation that the House member could be planning a primary challenge against the incumbent senator. Pompeo repeatedly evaded answering […]

Port of Bellingham ordered to pay $16M to injured ferry worker

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 07:56

A jury found the Port of Bellingham negligent for failing to fix a control panel on a loading ramp that collapsed on an Alaska ferries employee in 2012.

States, federal agencies will seek removal of Klamath dams

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 07:56

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Oregon, California, the federal government and others have agreed to go forward with a plan to remove four hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest without approval from a reluctant Congress, a spokesman for dam owner PacifiCorp said Monday. The dam removal is part of an announcement planned Wednesday in Klamath, Calif., by […]

We need a serious debate about nuclear weapons

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 07:31

The case for keeping land-based missiles is weak. The danger they present is real.

Gov. Inslee shows perplexing indifference to charter schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 07:25

Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision not to sign the charter school bill, allowing it to become law without his signature, is disappointing.

UW’s Jeff Lindquist and Will Dissly take differing routes to Huskies’ tight end position

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 07:25

Jeff Lindquist is a converted quarterback and Will Dissly had been a defensive end, but both were low on the depth chart and figured they needed to change positions to get more playing time.