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James Hinchcliffe making new memories in Indianapolis

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:26

NEW YORK (AP) — In his return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May, James Hinchcliffe didn’t find himself reliving the terror and agony of the crash there that nearly killed him. “My last memory of the Speedway last year was a great one: I was driving around, my car felt good, and life was peachy,” […]

More fishing days added to catch spring chinook on Lower Columbia River

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

The Lower Columbia River spring chinook fishery will reopen this Friday through Monday and June 3-15 or until the catch guideline is achieved. Washington and Oregon fishery managers agreed to the extension after it was determined that enough remained in the catch harvest guideline. The predicted updated return is now 180,000 upriver adult spring chinook […]

Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at ESPYS

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:14

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS on July 13. Sager has continued to work as he receives treatment for leukemia. The award is named for the late North Carolina State coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano, who gave his famous “Don’t ever give up” speech at the […]

Toyota expands Takata air-bag recall

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:09

The company is recalling models of Lexus, Scion, Sienna, 4Runner, Yaris, Corolla and Matrix vehicles.

Lawyer: 48-year fugitive hospitalized for kidney failure

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:06

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison has been hospitalized. An attorney told WTIC-TV ( on Tuesday that 71-year-old Robert Stackowitz is in a hospital for kidney failure. Stackowitz was arrested May 9 at his home in rural Sherman after his Social Security application […]

Probe: Missteps factor in 2 Kansas City firefighters’ deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City Fire Department investigation attributes the deaths of two firefighters at least partly on the department’s culture of aggressive fire suppression. The Kansas City Star ( ) reports that an internal report released Tuesday also cites a loose management style as possible factors in the October 2015 deaths […]

Woman, child dead after Amtrak train hits SUV in California

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:56

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a woman and child are dead after an Amtrak train collided with an SUV in the San Francisco Bay Area. Television news footage of the crash scene in San Leandro showed the front of the SUV crushed beneath the train. Alameda County fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles says […]

5 questions about extremely long airport security lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:52

Here’s a look at the problem and what travelers should expect.

Indiana University to file new suit against abortion law

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:45

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University intends to sue to try and block a new state law mandating that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated after a federal judge blocked its bid to join an existing lawsuit, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch invited IU to bring its claims against the law […]

Cleared-out camps: Where do the homeless go now?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:40

“Cleared-out camps include hut where man lived 3 years,” [Local News, May 22] was appalling on so many fronts. First, that David Taylor has nowhere to go but a hut in the forest. Homeless people can’t be on public land, sleep on the street nor sleep in an RV parked on the street. So where […]

The cure for expensive cities is moving vans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:35

A funny thing didn’t happen on the way to the digital revolution. It failed to empty out the cities. If knowledge workers could communicate from anywhere, the futurists figured, why would they subject themselves to the traffic and noise of urban life? They could easily move their screens to a mountain chalet, beach house or […]

Man gets 38-year prison term for killing Iraqi man in Dallas

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:32

DALLAS (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for fatally shooting an Iraqi man taking photos of his first snowfall in Texas. KDFW-TV of Dallas-Fort Worth reports that a Dallas County jury sentenced Nykerion Nealon on Tuesday, one day after convicting him of murder in Ahmed Al-Jumaili’s death. Nealon […]

2 boys hurt after falling out of window in Kitsap County

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:10

The boys fell out of a bedroom window and landed on landscaping bark below.

About 500 attend funeral for slain 11-year-old Houston boy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:08

HOUSTON (AP) — About 500 mourners filled a Houston church to capacity Tuesday for the funeral for an 11-year-old boy who was stabbed to death as he walked home from school. Josue Flores’ slaying a week ago remains unsolved. “It’s like a wound that’s still left open and we pray that will close quickly for […]

Illinois pushes legal aid for juveniles in murder cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:04

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A lawyer would have to be present when police question juveniles younger than 15 in murder or sex offense investigations under a measure Illinois lawmakers are considering that seeks to eliminate false confessions. Illinois currently mandates legal representation for children younger than 13 in those cases, even if they’re not the […]

Airfares are cheap now, but expect to see rise by next year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:03

Corresponding glut of travelers builds long lines at understaffed security checkpoints.

Sounders forward Jordan Morris handles USMNT cut with composure

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:54

Despite two of the most significant disappointments of his youth career coming in quick succession, Sounders forward Jordan Morris maintained his characteristic cool on Tuesday at Starfire Sports Complex.

Teen pleads not guilty to threat against military personnel

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:43

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A teenager accused earlier of trying to assist the Islamic State group has pleaded not guilty to accusations he tweeted out the names and addresses of military personnel with threats of violence. Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, 19, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges of solicitation to commit a crime of […]

UW-led study pinpoints how air pollution harms your heart

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:30

Dr. Joel Kaufman of the University of Washington led a 10-year study of 6,000 people in six cities that found air pollution accelerates deposits of calcium in heart arteries, a known cause of heart attack and stroke.

North Carolina speaker: On LGBT, Charlotte must repeal first

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:29

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chances appear to be dwindling that North Carolina lawmakers will alter a contentious, new state law limiting LGBT nondiscrimination protections, because a legislative leader says they won’t act until Charlotte first throws out its local ordinance increasing those protections. House Speaker Tim Moore said this week he and other Republican legislators […]