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Linkpost: Star Times Spring 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:25

It’s been another colorful spring of high school sports. Meet all 36 of The Seattle Times’ picks for all-area athletes and coaches in baseball, softball and boys' soccer.

Leonys Martin remains in leadoff spot as Mariners open homestand vs. A’s

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:25

With the Mariners’ usual leadoff hitter, shortstop Ketel Marte, on the disabled list because of a sprained thumb, Seattle manager Steve Servais again turned to the hot-hitting Martin at the top of the order.

Bellevue School District forwards football program review to KingCo Conference

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:18

Bellevue school officials reported the findings to athletic directors in the KingCo Conference. The findings were not released, but athletic directors plan to review the report over the coming days.

Victims in Planned Parenthood attack say it was preventable

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:14

DENVER (AP) — Victims of a mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic say more should have been done to prevent the attack, given the long history of violence against the reproductive health organization. The Colorado Springs clinic should have known it was a target for violence, but it lacked armed guards, adequate fencing […]

Head of TSA security operations removed from position

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:58

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee says the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been removed from the job. The House Oversight Committee posted on Twitter Tuesday that “Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position.” The Associated Press has obtained a memo sent by TSA that does not mention Hoggan […]

Official: Feds investigating McAuliffe campaign donations

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:57

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A U.S. law enforcement official says Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a subject of a federal investigation looking at donations to his gubernatorial campaign. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation. CNN first reported the story Monday. Marc Elias, […]

Major League Soccer Monday rewind: #RivalryWeek

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:56

The New York Red Bulls' 7-0 domination of New York City FC on Saturday at Yankee Stadium was a seminal moment in that rivalry's history -- and not only because there's very little of it.

Mia Corbin’s big hit leads week’s top high school performers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:56

Also: Jason Fairhurst of Snohomish, Tyson Penn of Bellevue and Peyton Trask of Tahoma stood out.

Massachusetts inmate charged with threatening to kill Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:53

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state prison inmate has been charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama. Alex Hernandez was charged Monday with two counts of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the president. Federal agents launched an investigation in March 2015 after Hernandez, an inmate at Old Colony Correctional Center in […]

UW reactor building isn’t worth saving, says former department chair

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:47

If anyone should feel nostalgic about the University of Washington’s reactor building, I should be near the top of the list [“UW’s unsightly reactor building center of unneeded argument,” Opinion, May 23]. I began my career at the UW with an office in the building and later became the director of the reactor. And I do feel nostalgic […]

People’s income from Airbnb, Etsy, others escaping tax, study finds

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:46

Many people who earn income through Airbnb, Etsy and other peer-to-peer platforms are confused about when, whether or how to report earnings on their tax returns.

Facebook makes changes to ‘trending topics’ after review

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:45

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a “trending topic” on the giant social network following a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views. Facebook’s General Counsel Colin Stretch outlined this and other reforms in a 12-page letter sent […]

Investors asking if Exxon is preparing for climate change

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:43

A proposed resolution would prod Exxon Mobil to disclose the risks of climate change to its business as a growing chorus of shareholders worries that the energy giant is not adequately prepared.

Senate-USOC exchange concerns, plans about Zika virus in Rio

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:43

A group of Democratic senators is concerned about how the Zika virus might affect American athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., was one of 11 senators to sign a letter sent Monday to the U.S. Olympic Committee asking what steps it is taking to protect athletes against […]

Kucherov’s excellence driving Lightning against Penguins

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The bigger the playoff moment, the more Nikita Kucherov shines. The young Russian has a knack for scoring when Tampa Bay needs it most, which is one of the reasons the Lightning are within one victory of reaching the Stanley Cup final for the second straight year. Kucherov has found the […]

Kucherov’s excellence driving Lightning against Penguins

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The bigger the playoff moment, the more Nikita Kucherov shines. The young Russian has a knack for scoring when Tampa Bay needs it most, which is one of the reasons the Lightning are within one victory of reaching the Stanley Cup final for the second straight year. Kucherov has found the […]

Baby girl dead after being left in car

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:59

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an infant is dead after being left inside her parents’ car. The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/1TzCCX) reports that the 11-month-old girl was found Monday afternoon. Hialeah police say the girl was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The car had been parked in a gated community. […]

Baby girl dead after being left in car

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:59

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an infant is dead after being left inside her parents’ car. The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/1TzCCX) reports that the 11-month-old girl was found Monday afternoon. Hialeah police say the girl was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The car had been parked in a gated community. […]

Document: Read the full report on ex-SeaTac city manager who requested ‘tactical map’ of Muslims

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:50

SeaTac's former interim manager James “Donny” Payne sought to map Muslims and create an “Americanization” program, an investigator found. Read the full report.

Document: Read the full report on ex-SeaTac city manager who requested ‘tactical map’ of Muslims

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:50

SeaTac's former interim manager James “Donny” Payne sought to map Muslims and create an “Americanization” program, an investigator found. Read the full report.