Seattle Times Headlines

Seahawks pick Notre Dame running back C.J. Prosise in third round of NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:09

Running back was considered a position the Seahawks would target at some point with the retirement of Marshawn Lynch, leaving Seattle with just three running backs on their current roster.

Western State Hospital’s future could depend on talks with feds

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:07

The largest state mental hospital, Western State, already plagued by staff shortages and assaults on the campus, is at risk of losing its certification and $64 million in annual federal funding.

Are initiative petitions political ads? AG’s office could decide

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:04

The senator’s request comes after a staffer from the state Public Disclosure Commission advised an initiative campaign to disclose its top donors on petition.

Microsoft to donate goods not cash to GOP convention

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:00

Fred Humphries, Microsoft’s vice president of government affairs in Washington, D.C., wrote that the decision was made in the fall, suggesting the company is eager to pre-empt suggestions that it is reacting to Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigrants and women.

Viaduct closure, Day 1: Slow go, but not so bad

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:52

The first day of the Alaskan Way Viaduct closure triggered plenty of bottlenecks, but history says next week could be worse, the state warns.

Scheduled IndyCar race on streets of Boston canceled

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:46

BOSTON (AP) — First the 2024 Olympics. Now an IndyCar race is pulling out of Boston before it even began. Organizers of the Grand Prix of Boston, which had been planned for Labor Day weekend this year and again each year through 2020, told the open wheel circuit Friday that they have scratched plans to […]

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:37

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and flooding, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble, Kenyan officials said. A search-and-rescue team managed to pull three children and an adult out from the remains of the building in […]

Email phishing scam may affect hundreds of Renton college employees

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:34

An email phishing scam may have compromised the private information of 786 Renton Technical College employees Friday.

Mariners’ Robinson Cano’s batting average is down, but not his production

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:28

Despite a batting average of .247 entering Friday, Robinson Cano leads the American League in homers with eight and runs batted in with 24.

Lakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:27

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers reached an agreement Friday night with the Golden State assistant to become their head coach, dramatically choosing a leader for their new era after Kobe Bryant. The Lakers grabbed Walton just five days after they fired Byron Scott, […]

Marlins’ no-hit bid broken up with 1 out in 9th vs Brewers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:10

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy blooped a single with one out in the ninth inning to break up the combo no-hit bid by the Miami Marlins at Milwaukee. Lucroy’s hit fell just beyond the dive of second baseman Derek Dietrich in short right field. Dietrich was playing in place of speedy Dee Gordon, who was […]

State fisheries announce fishing closures related to impasse on salmon discussions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:47

The unprecedented impasse on salmon fishing seasons has now lead to upcoming fishing closures in all Puget Sound marine areas, and some popular lakes and lower river areas, announced by state Fish and Wildlife on Friday. There are five lakes and many lower river sections that feed into Puget Sound that will close to all […]

Prospects are good for the spot shrimp fishing season

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:42

State Fish and Wildlife recently conducted test fisheries to determine spot-shrimp abundance, which revealed a promising outlook for these beloved, deep-dwelling, large-sized and tasty decapods.

Onetime artists’ haunt hosts new crowd

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:40

Sketched April 28, 2016 In 2011, painter Jane Richlovsky and some hundred other artists were evicted from the building that sits directly above Bertha’s path. The historic property at 619 Western Ave. was falling apart, but it escaped demolition when the state gave it an extensive upgrade to bring it up to code. Once restored, […]

Judge orders state to move on rules cutting greenhouse gases

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:37

A King County Superior Court judge on Friday ordered the state Department of Ecology to complete by year’s end a new rule regulating greenhouse gases.

Mets set record with 12-run inning; Cespedes drives in 6

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:35

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets broke a franchise record by scoring 12 runs in one inning Friday night. Cespedes set a club mark with six RBIs in the third against the San Francisco Giants, connecting for a two-run single off starter Jake Peavy and a grand slam off reliever […]

Jarran Reed pays tribute to Seahawks legend Marshawn Lynch with bag of Skittles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:33

Marshawn Lynch loved Skittles, and second-round pick Jarran Reed just so happened to have some with him at the NFL draft.


Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:33

HOUSTON — The two mightiest U.S. oil companies don’t look so mighty anymore. With oil and natural-gas prices at record lows and refining profit margins weakening, Exxon Mobil on Friday posted its smallest profit for any quarter since 1999, while Chevron reported a large first-quarter loss of $725?million, compared with a gain of $2.6?billion in […]

Sounders’ match against Sigi Schmid’s former Columbus team is vital, well-timed

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

Seattle’s slow start has nothing on Columbus’ 13-game winless streak, or even its run of nine losses in 11 matches last summer. This upcoming stretch of three home matches in four games, though, feels like a fork in the road of this Sounders season.

Oculus Rift delays flatten fervor of virtual-reality fans

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

Many of the consumers who have ordered Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets — possibly most — are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping.