Seattle Times Headlines

NATO-Russia Council to meet for 1st time since 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 21:13

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s secretary-general says the NATO-Russia Council will meet for the first time since 2014 within the next two weeks. The announcement Friday from Jens Stoltenberg was a sign both sides might be seeking an improvement in relations, which have been in the deep freeze since Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. NATO […]

Cops: Mom tortured son, 2, with cigarette, boyfriend laughed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:58

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman tortured her 2-year-old son with at least 15 cigarette burns while her boyfriend watched and laughed. Police have jailed 19-year-old Anna Russell and 25-year-old Enrique (en-REE’-kay) Soto on charges including aggravated assault and conspiracy. Police say the burns were inflicted on Aug. 1 and were […]

Cops: Mom tortured son, 2, with cigarette, boyfriend laughed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:58

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman tortured her 2-year-old son with at least 15 cigarette burns while her boyfriend watched and laughed. Police have jailed 19-year-old Anna Russell and 25-year-old Enrique (en-REE’-kay) Soto on charges including aggravated assault and conspiracy. Police say the burns were inflicted on Aug. 1 and were […]

Woman accused cutting out dead boyfriend’s pacemaker dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:55

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 63-year-old woman accused of cutting a pacemaker out of her dead boyfriend’s chest and then stuffing his body in a trash can has died in Mississippi. News outlets report Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says Christy Lee Zarrella died Thursday of natural causes at a hospital. Zarrella was in police […]

Woman accused cutting out dead boyfriend’s pacemaker dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:55

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 63-year-old woman accused of cutting a pacemaker out of her dead boyfriend’s chest and then stuffing his body in a trash can has died in Mississippi. News outlets report Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says Christy Lee Zarrella died Thursday of natural causes at a hospital. Zarrella was in police […]

Man faces 2 charges of attempted murder of Florida deputies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:42

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man faces two charges of attempted first-degree murder of law enforcement officers following a shooting near Tampa, Florida. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said in a news release that 21-year-old Angel Jordanny Rodriguez Aviles fired a shot into the ground Thursday when a witness tried to intervene in his argument with […]

Man faces 2 charges of attempted murder of Florida deputies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:42

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man faces two charges of attempted first-degree murder of law enforcement officers following a shooting near Tampa, Florida. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said in a news release that 21-year-old Angel Jordanny Rodriguez Aviles fired a shot into the ground Thursday when a witness tried to intervene in his argument with […]

Telefonica’s board taps Alvarez-Pallete as chief executive

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:38

MADRID (AP) — Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica says its board has unanimously voted in Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete as chief executive and chairman of the board. Telefonica SA said in a statement Friday that Alvarez-Pallete replaces Cesar Alierta, who is stepping down after 16 years but will retain a seat on the company’s board. Alvarez-Pallete has […]

Telefonica’s board taps Alvarez-Pallete as chief executive

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:38

MADRID (AP) — Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica says its board has unanimously voted in Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete as chief executive and chairman of the board. Telefonica SA said in a statement Friday that Alvarez-Pallete replaces Cesar Alierta, who is stepping down after 16 years but will retain a seat on the company’s board. Alvarez-Pallete has […]

2 men charged with rape and kidnap of 12-year-old girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:34

WHEATON, Md. (AP) — Authorities have accused two Maryland roommates of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Montgomery County police said in a news release Thursday that 24-year-old Enrique Carbajal and 19-year-old Victor Tome have been charged for an attack investigators believe began in Washington, continued to Wheaton, Maryland, and might have ended in […]

2 men charged with rape and kidnap of 12-year-old girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:34

WHEATON, Md. (AP) — Authorities have accused two Maryland roommates of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Montgomery County police said in a news release Thursday that 24-year-old Enrique Carbajal and 19-year-old Victor Tome have been charged for an attack investigators believe began in Washington, continued to Wheaton, Maryland, and might have ended in […]

ACLU, Planned Parenthood sue Indiana over new abortion law

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:31

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are suing the state of Indiana over its recently signed law that bans abortions sought because of genetic abnormalities, calling the law unconstitutional. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday also challenges a provision that mandates an aborted fetus be buried or […]

ACLU, Planned Parenthood sue Indiana over new abortion law

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:31

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are suing the state of Indiana over its recently signed law that bans abortions sought because of genetic abnormalities, calling the law unconstitutional. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday also challenges a provision that mandates an aborted fetus be buried or […]

Judge dismisses suit, allows Hudson River park to move ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:31

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block a plan to build a park on a platform over the Hudson River. The judge’s ruling Thursday allows the $130 million project known as Pier 55 to move forward. The City Club of New York filed the lawsuit against the Hudson […]

Judge dismisses suit, allows Hudson River park to move ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:31

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block a plan to build a park on a platform over the Hudson River. The judge’s ruling Thursday allows the $130 million project known as Pier 55 to move forward. The City Club of New York filed the lawsuit against the Hudson […]

Panel: UN should compensate Kosovo Roma over lead poisoning

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:27

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A U.N. human rights tribunal in Kosovo said Friday the world body should apologize and compensate the Roma community for the health impact of being housed on lead-poisoned sites after the war in 1999. The Human Rights Advisory Panel said the U.N. Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) should “publicly acknowledge its failure […]

No charges for police commander in Baltimore shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:23

BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say a Baltimore district commander was justified in shooting a man who refused commands to show his hands. The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1ShuchS ) reports that State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a statement Thursday that her office declined to prosecute Maj. Byron Conaway, “who reasonably believed that his safety was in […]

Hyundai recalls 173K Sonatas; power steering assist can fail

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:23

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling 173,000 Sonata midsize cars in the U.S. because the power steering can fail, making them harder to steer and increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers Sonatas from the 2011 model year when the car was Hyundai’s top-selling U.S. vehicle. The company says in government documents that […]

Clinton: GOP in ‘fantasy’ world dreaming of her arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 19:54

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Republicans are living in a world of “fantasy and hope” if they think she’ll be indicted over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. Legal experts agree that charges are unlikely. But Matt Lauer of NBC’s “Today Show” says Republicans tell him privately […]

New Myanmar government begins releasing political prisoners

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 19:47

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s government has begun releasing political prisoners under a plan announced by the country’s new de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar media reported that more than 60 students arrested a year ago during a protest over education reforms were released Friday by a court in the central town of […]