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Japan gloomy data reinforce expectations for more BOJ easing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:06

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s factory output rose in March while core inflation and consumer spending fell, underscoring a lack of confidence among households whose buying power remains the key to sustained growth. The date released Thursday raised expectations that the Bank of Japan may tweak its already lavish monetary stimulus to better support the recovery […]

Mariners vs. Astros: Live coverage as Hisashi Iwakuma goes for series sweep in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:55

Get live updates, analysis and commentary as the Mariners look to sweep the Astros in the third of their three-game series at Safeco Field.

Support grows for helping ex-prisoners become productive neighbors

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:54

Local officials take a moment to celebrate ongoing efforts to help former inmates make it on the outside.

Include affordable housing or pay fees, mayor’s proposed ordinance tells developers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:54

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sent the City Council a proposed ordinance Wednesday requiring developers of new apartment buildings to include some affordable units or pay fees. He said both options would be helpful.

Fishing report: Head to Sekiu for chinook salmon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:39

Fishing has been good off the Caves (located just in front of the Sekiu breakwater) west to the Sekiu River, Slip Point and Mussolini Rock.

Australian leader defends gun controls on tragic anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:36

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says a review of nation gun laws will not weaken strict regulations that have kept Australians safer since 35 people were shot dead by a mass murderer 20 years ago. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was in the island state of Tasmania on Thursday to attend a 20th anniversary […]

Man found dead in Apple conference room was employee

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:24

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — An Apple employee was found dead in a conference room inside the company’s headquarters in Cupertino on Wednesday, authorities said. Sgt. Andrea Urena of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said the death of the male employee was an “isolated incident” and that no foul play is suspected. Deputies were called […]

Sigi Schmid: Sounders need to be ‘more aggressive in making our decisions’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:21

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid mused on Wednesday about the unique nature of soccer as a sport, where his team needs to improve ahead of Saturday's match against the Crew and chain reactions.

LEADING OFF: Arrieta chases Vander Meer, Maeda vs Ichiro?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:20

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Thursday: ___ JAKE CHASES JOHNNY Jake Arrieta (4-0, 0.87 ERA) had to wait a day for his chance to match Johnny Vander Meer. The Cubs ace had his start Wednesday rained out, and so he’ll pitch in the series finale against the Brewers instead. Arrieta is […]

Pregame notes: Norichika Aoki gets a day off, Mariners go for a sweep of the Astros

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:19

The Mariners go with a different lineup with Norichika Aoki getting a day off. The little left fielder has appeared in all 20 of Seattle’s game this season, starting 19 of them. “It’s hard to play 162 game in a season,” Mariners manager Scott Servais. “We’re going to give him day off. There will be […]

Disputed Mississippi witness now faces own murder charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:18

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of three people in a Mississippi county Wednesday, and authorities said the suspect is a onetime jailhouse informant whose testimony helped convict another man of four 1996 killings. Odell Hallmon could eventually face trial in the same courthouse where he […]

State and tribes still at impasse on salmon fishing seasons; all of Puget Sound closes on May 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:10

For the third time in less than two weeks, talks between the state and tribal fishery managers broke down to develop a joint plan for salmon fisheries in Puget Sound, and an unprecedented closure of sport fisheries is looming in marine areas after April 30. “We had one last round of negotiations in hopes of […]

Past time for an income tax to fund education

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:09

Washington’s public education will almost certainly continue to be at a crossroads until Washington legislators get the courage to lower the sales tax, which so unfairly burdens the working poor, and institute a state income tax. The sales tax here is the nation’s fifth highest [“Washington taxes like Texas; lowest earners feel biggest bite,” FYI […]

Man pleads no contest to giving minority women KKK fliers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:40

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A white man accused of distributing Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers to two minority women in Vermont has pleaded no contest to charges of disorderly conduct. Burlington resident William Schenk last year pleaded not guilty to passing out the fliers to a black woman and a Hispanic woman. He sought to […]

Bobby Knight endorses Donald Trump in Indianapolis

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:37

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Renowned basketball coach Bobby Knight on Wednesday threw his support behind Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, less than a week before Indiana voters go to the polls in the state’s primary. The former Indiana Hoosiers coach, who was known for his brash and sometimes controversial manner, appeared with Trump at a rally in […]

All shaken up: Owner reunited with sentimental snow globe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:33

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When Michael Moore was forced to throw away a liquid-filled snow globe before going through airport security, he was heartbroken: It had been a gift from his parents to celebrate his and his wife’s adoption of a 5-year-old girl. A couple who picked up on Moore’s distress retrieved the sparkling, […]

Bundy attorney: Feds turned down proposed plea deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:31

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for Ammon Bundy say the leader of the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation offered after his arrest to plead guilty if charges against other defendants were dismissed, but the deal was rejected. The assertion is made in a pre-trial motion filed in federal court on Wednesday. Bundy was arrested by FBI […]

Would you recognize Richard Sherman if he was your Lyft driver?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:12

Watch what happens when Richard Sherman goes undercover for Lyft.

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill points rod toward east side spring chinook action

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:08

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: While many anglers are out chasing trout on the lakes in the region some are switching to salmon fishing. The spring salmon season will open soon on the Snake River in two sections. One is below Ice Harbor Dam, […]