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Edwards on Texas pole, 7th pole winner in 7 Cup races so far

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:41

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Carl Edwards became the seventh different pole winner in the seven NASCAR Sprint Cup races this season, posting the fast lap of 194.609 mph in the final round of qualifying for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at the Texas track where he has won three times. “My confidence level was […]

Court strikes down Wisconsin right-to-work law

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:38

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker as he was mounting his run for president, was struck down Friday as violating the state constitution. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, also a Republican, promised to appeal the decision and said he was confident it would not stand. Schimel has not […]

Man convicted of killing mother with dumbbell gets 40 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:30

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of beating his mother to death with a dumbbell inside their New Jersey home has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Union County prosecutors say John Quackenbush was sentenced Friday. The 47-year-old Plainfield resident was convicted in February of killing 69-year-old Gail Vandewalle. Police found her body […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:03

A surge in the price of oil sent energy companies higher on Friday, but U.S. stocks got only a small boost as retailers suffered big losses. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average gained 35 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,576.96. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 5.69 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,047.60. […]

Lesbian spouses challenge Indiana birth certificate law

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:00

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for eight married lesbian couples argued Friday that the state of Indiana is discriminating against them by not allowing both women to be listed on their children’s birth certificates, echoing a dispute that has led to similar lawsuits in several other states. A federal judge in Indianapolis heard arguments over […]

Man detained after guns, explosives found in car near church

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:58

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man has been arrested after police found homemade incendiary devices and guns in his car in the parking lot of a Mississippi church. Jason Moncrief, 41, was charged Thursday with trespassing at the Southaven church and remained jailed Friday in DeSoto County, just south of Memphis, Tennessee. Mike Knight is […]

Maine judge revives referendum on legalizing marijuana

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:56

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge on Friday delivered a victory to supporters of a referendum aimed at legalizing marijuana by overturning the rejection of thousands of signatures by state election officials. The same judge who upheld Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s decision to reject a casino referendum proposal because of invalid signatures on Thursday […]

Schwarzenegger ally’s son to be freed from California prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:56

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The son of former California state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez will be freed from prison within days, prison officials said Friday, the result of then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s much criticized 2011 decision to commute half the manslaughter sentence for his political ally’s child. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Luis Patino […]

New maps say New Orleans is much less vulnerable to floods

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:53

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New federal maps say New Orleans is much less vulnerable to flooding than it was before Hurricane Katrina struck more than 10 years ago. As a result, Mayor Mitch Landrieu says, half of the city’s properties will see a big drop in their flood insurance costs. Since Katrina, the Army Corps […]

SpaceX launches space station supplies for NASA, first shipment since accident last June

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:44

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launches space station supplies for NASA, first shipment since accident last June.

Warriors’ young stars embrace chance at record 73 wins

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:35

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coach Steve Kerr may be apprehensive, believing his Golden State Warriors may need a mental and physical break before the playoffs start more than chasing the record for most wins in a season. His young stars have no such doubts. With a once-in-a-lifetime chance to set a record with 73 wins […]

Depomed and CoconoPhillips rise while Gap plunges

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:33

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Gap Inc., down $3.83 to $23.85 The retailer said sales at all its big chains, Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, dropped in March. Most Read Stories6 things Costco shoppers need […]

Pacquiao awaits familiar foe, venue in possible swan song

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:31

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He returns to a familiar place, with an equally familiar opponent. Manny Pacquiao is taking no chances when he meets Timothy Bradley in what could be the last fight of his remarkable career. There’s chatter in the background about a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr., though that appears very unlikely. […]

Springsteen cancels show because of North Carolina law

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:59

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has canceled his concert in North Carolina, citing the state’s new law blocking anti-discrimination rules covering the LGBT community. In a statement on his website Friday, Springsteen said he was canceling the concert scheduled for Sunday in Greensboro because of the law, which critics say discriminates against gay, lesbian, […]

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