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Servais’ spunk earns his players’ respect

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 13:31

Mariners’ rookie manager stands up for his club during eighth-inning jawboning between benches.

AP PHOTOS: Coffee shops all the rage in North Korean capital

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 13:15

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang may be one of the few major cities left on Earth where you can’t find a Starbucks. But it’s brimming over with coffee shops. The small, dimly lit cafes have been around in the North Korean capital for years, but the drink’s popularity has surged in Pyongyang recently — […]

Tuesday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 13:11

Karissa Stancato was a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs and five RBI, hitting the cycle for Curtis as the Vikings defeated Spanaway Lake.

Pretrial hearing set for Ohio cop charged with murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:50

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge plans to get a pretrial update in the case of a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan has scheduled an Oct. 24 trial for Ray Tensing. She’s holding […]

Plaque to honor slaves who once lived, worked at Harvard

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:48

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard’s president is dedicating a plaque in Harvard Yard to the slaves who played a role in the university’s history. The college says that until recently, those slaves and their contributions have been “all but invisible” on the campus. University President Drew Faust is to be joined by members of Congress […]

UConn combines greatness with monotony, wins 4th title in row

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:29

But it’s also too much of a good thing.

Scrutiny on officials worldwide increases in offshore leaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:23

LONDON (AP) — Iceland’s prime minister became the first major figure brought down by the leak of millions of records on offshore accounts as the scrutiny intensified around officials from other countries, including Ukraine’s president. Icelandic leader Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson stepped aside Tuesday amid outrage over revelations he had used a shell company to shelter […]

Legal pressure may be ahead for law denying service to gays

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:17

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The decision by Mississippi’s governor to sign a law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people may have headed off gathering opposition in the state’s business community, but it could launch the state into litigation. Saying he was protecting religious freedom, Republican […]

Mariners get their bats going in 10-2 rout of Texas Rangers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:52

Seattle roughs up former teammate Tom Wilhelmsen for five runs in eighth inning and gets four homers on night.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:44

Wednesday Pro baseball TV Radio 11 a.m. Seattle at Texas or San Francisco at Milwaukee MLB 11 a.m. Seattle at Texas ROOT 710 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Cincinnati ESPN2 7 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Oakland ESPN2 NBA basketball 4 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana ESPN 6:30 p.m. Houston at Dallas ESPN NHL hockey 5 p.m. […]

Australian court rules man didn’t deliberately spread HIV

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:30

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A Zimbabwean circus acrobat who infected his girlfriend with HIV through frequent unprotected sex has won an appeal in Australia’s highest court against a conviction for deliberately infecting her with the virus that causes AIDS. The five High Court judges ruled on Wednesday there was no evidence that Godfrey Zaburoni had […]

At least 200 protesters take over UW meeting on race relations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:18

What had been billed as a conversation about “micro aggressions” quickly turned into a series of emotional speeches about racial tensions on campus, punctuated by chants of “Black lives matter.”

Documents: Abby Wambach admits trying cocaine 10 years ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:13

Retired standout Abby Wambach, 35, admitted to once trying cocaine and smoking marijuana about 10 years ago, according to court documents connected to her arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants in Portland.

State suspends license of Tri-City family doctor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:05

Dr. Victor O. Brooks isn’t allowed to practice in the state until the matter is resolved. He has 20 days to respond and request a hearing.

Microsoft, Amazon, others excel at offshore tax dance

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:00

The invisible web of connections by which the rich get a sweeter deal is starting to be exposed. How America reacts is huge — especially for one of the top users of offshore tax havens, Microsoft.

Western Western University hires OSU provost as president

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:54

Western Washington University has hired Sabah Randhawa, the provost of Oregon State University, to be its next president.

Link tunnel borer, task complete, sees the light

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:13

The machine completed mining the last segment of tunnel that will serve northbound trains when light rail service to Northgate begins in 2021.

Black Keys drummer throws out first pitch at Indians opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:01

CLEVELAND (AP) — Patrick Carney’s stomach was as jumpy as when he’s on stage in Madison Square Garden before 20,000 fans. “I’m always nervous,” he said. Carney, drummer for The Black Keys, the Grammy Award-winning rock duo from Akron, Ohio, calmed himself long enough to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday as the Cleveland […]

Goats, sheep used for research lived in filth in Redmond, inspector reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:00

A federal inspection report for the Seattle firm Pi Bioscientific Inc. found dozens of goats and sheep used for medical research were kept in dirty, unsafe conditions, drawing ire from an animal-rights group.