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Coastal razor clam marine toxin levels low as next round of digs begin this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:02

Here are the latest coastal razor clam marine toxin testing results by state Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Health (WDOH): This is the second of two rounds of razor clam samples required by WDOH before any recreational razor clam opener. “As you can see, the Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks samples are […]

Feds to resume search for sunken El Faro’s data recorder

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:55

MIAMI (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is resuming its search for the data recorder of the sunken El Faro cargo ship. The 790-foot freighter sank last October after losing engine power and getting caught in a major hurricane en route from Jacksonville to San Juan, Puerto Rico. All 33 aboard died. In a […]

Logistical delight: Getting around the Bay Area, from San Francisco to Sonoma County

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:51

Sometimes I love the logistical challenge of travel — just figuring out how to navigate a place and get where I need to go without hiring a concierge and a private driver. I’ve just returned from a 5-night trip to the San Francisco Bay area, and while the Bay Area has a good transportation system, […]

Christian Pulisic at 17 4th-youngest to score in Bundesliga

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:50

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — American Christian Pulisic got his first goal for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, and the 17-year-old from Hershey, Pennsylvania because the fourth-youngest player to score in the Bundesliga. Pulisic scored with a well-placed shot inside the near post from a pass from captain Mats Hummels in the 38th minute, and Dortmund went […]

Spring snowstorm lingers in Colorado, Wyoming

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:45

DENVER (AP) — The latest on Rocky Mountain weather (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A spring snowstorm is still spinning its way through Colorado and Wyoming and bringing more rain to Oklahoma and Texas. National Weather Service forecaster Jim Kalina in Boulder, Colorado, says flurries in the Rockies could continue into Tuesday as the storm […]

Nets hire Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson as new coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:37

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have hired Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson as their new coach. Atkinson spent the last four seasons in Atlanta, with the Hawks making the playoffs each year. Before that, he was an assistant for the New York Knicks for four seasons. Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a […]

Student group calls University of New Mexico seal offensive

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:30

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico’s official seal depicting a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman is drawing accusations of racism from Native American students. Native American students in the Kiva Club as well as members of advocacy group The Red Nation call the seal offensive, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1NgVOYk). The seal […]

Seahawks re-sign cornerback Brandon Browner

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:19

The Seattle Seahawks on Sunday re-signed cornerback Brandon Browner to a one-year contract. A founding member of the Legion of Boom, Browner played with the Seahawks from 2011-13 before spending the last two years with the Patriots and Saints. He is expected to compete as a depth player in the secondary and at right cornerback opposite Richard Sherman.

Police identify officers who shot man in San Francisco

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:06

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have identified the two officers who fatally shot a homeless man who police said charged at them with a knife. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1Sfcc8C) Sgt. Nate Steger and Officer Michael Mellone were identified by a department representative as the officers who opened fire on 45-year-old Luis […]

British Airways flight believed to hit drone on approach

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:05

LONDON (AP) — Police say a British Airways flight from Geneva hit an object believed to be a drone while on approach to London’s Heathrow Airport. The airline says the plane landed safely Sunday afternoon and has been cleared for its next flight. The Airbus A320 was carrying 132 passengers and five crew members. No […]

Alaska residents helping bat researchers study disease

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:56

Residents help researchers track bats in an attempt to fight a disease that has killed millions of the flying rodents

Health official: Zika not worry now for pregnant women in US

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top public health official says there’s been no local transmission of the Zika (ZEE’-kuh) virus in the United States, so any talk about women in the country delaying pregnancy “is not even an issue for discussion at this point.” Dr. Anthony Fauci (FOW’-chee) of the National Institutes of Health also says […]

‘Moral Monday’ leader removed from American Airlines flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:52

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The architect of the progressive movement known as “Moral Monday” says he was removed from an American Airlines flight after he responded to a passenger who made disparaging remarks. The Rev. William Barber said in a statement he was removed Friday from a flight from Reagan National Airport to Raleigh-Durham International […]

Trump, on Staten Island, finally gets his NYC homecoming

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:33

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s political home in his native New York City is several miles — and a ferry ride — from Trump Tower. Staten Island, New York’s self-proclaimed “forgotten borough,” is a hidden bastion of Republicanism in of the nation’s most liberal cities, separated from the rest of the city both geographically […]

Prep school outlines new measures on sexual abuse reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:14

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Top officials of an elite New Hampshire prep school dealing with a flurry of sexual abuse allegations say they’ve hired several law firms to examine the school’s handling of misconduct allegations levelled at faculty members. In a letter to parents and alumni Sunday, the principal and top trustee of Phillips Exeter […]

Pennsylvania launches 24th US medical marijuana program

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:09

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill into law Sunday afternoon surrounded by a jubilant crowd of supporters at the Capitol building in Harrisburg. “Marijuana is medicine and it’s coming to Pennsylvania,” said Democratic Sen. Daylin Leach, the […]

Florida man run over 3 times, dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:51

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man killed after being struck not once, not twice, but three times on a busy roadway in Orlando has investigators searching for two suspected hit-and-run drivers. The Florida Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Rasheed Wiggins was standing in the grassy median of Universal Boulevard and Destination Parkway Saturday night when […]

Air France resumes flights to Iran, after nuclear deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:49

PARIS (AP) — Air France has resumed flights to Iran after last year’s landmark deal to curb Iranian nuclear activities, as part of larger French and European efforts to rebuild trade ties long frozen by sanctions. A direct flight for Tehran left Paris on Sunday for the first time since 2008 when the connection was […]

More than 20 hurt after pickup, bus collide in Las Vegas

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:21

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 20 people have been hurt after a bus and a pickup truck collided in Las Vegas. Authorities say the crash happened just before 7 a.m. Sunday. They say 22 people were injured, including the pickup driver and the four passengers in her truck. According to police, the driver suffered […]

‘Jungle Book’ roars with $103.6 million debut

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:48

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.’s “The Jungle Book” opened with $103.6 million in North America, making it one of the biggest April debuts at the box office. Jon Favreau’s update of Disney’s 1967 animated version of Rudyard Kipling’s book marks the company’s latest success in turning its classic cartoons into live-action remakes. […]