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Firefighters battle house fire in South Park neighborhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:15

Friefighters are battling a large house fire in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood.

Poll shows Jay Inslee far ahead of Bill Bryant in governor’s race

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:13

Despite some recent controversies, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee widened his lead over GOP challenger Bill Bryant in a new poll.

Storytelling Suit: Judge mulls arguments in tour guide case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:12

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An attorney for three would-be tour guides told a federal judge Tuesday they shouldn’t have to pass a test and get a license to earn a living telling tales about historic Charleston, while a lawyer for the city insisted requiring licenses for guides is a lawful business regulation. In a lawsuit […]

Port of Tacoma won’t get massive methanol plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:08

A proposal to build the world’s largest methanol plant at the Port of Tacoma has been canceled.

Tribeca doc ‘The Last Laugh’ surveys humor and the Holocaust

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:07

NEW YORK (AP) — “Do you have a Holocaust joke?” That was director Ferne Pearlstein’s first, ice-breaking question when she sat down to interview comedians for “The Last Laugh,” her documentary about taboos and comedy, particularly in regard to the Holocaust. Gilbert Gottfried, master of the over-the-top punchline, didn’t miss a beat. “There was a […]

US sanctions head of Libya’s Islamist-backed government

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is targeting the head of Libya’s Islamist-backed government in Tripoli with new sanctions. The Treasury Department says it’s sanctioning Prime Minister Khalifa Ghweil of the so-called National Salvation Government for threatening stability in Libya and undermining the new U.N.-brokered unity government. The sanctions freeze Ghweil’s property in U.S. jurisdictions […]

Wrist shots: Flyers say no bracelets for Game 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:21

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have condemned the fans who threw promotional bracelets on the ice during a playoff game against the Washington Capitals. The Flyers also say there were never any plans to issue bracelets again before Game 4 on Wednesday night. The wristbands were used as part of a pregame lights show. […]

With Osweiler signed, Houston Texans cut QB Brian Hoyer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:15

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have cut quarterback Brian Hoyer. The Texans announced the move Tuesday, little more than a month after signing Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract. Houston also released quarterback B.J. Daniels. Hoyer signed a two-year contract before last season, but his five-turnover debacle in a 30-0 playoff loss […]

Priest who stole from dead priest paroled but remains jailed

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:13

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire priest has been granted parole on two of three sentences dealing with the theft of $300,000 from a hospital, a dead priest’s estate and a Roman Catholic bishop. Monsignor Edward Arsenault pleaded guilty to three theft charges in 2014. He was paroled Tuesday on two of his three […]

PCC plans Madison Valley grocery in longtime City People’s spot

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:12

The PCC Natural Markets store will be part of a development that also includes 75 apartments.

Chocolate milk study was timed for ‘Concussion’ movie

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:08

NEW YORK (AP) — A chocolate milk company wanted to tout the ability of its drink to help recover from concussions to coincide with the Will Smith movie “Concussion,” according to emails obtained by The Associated Press. Back in December, the University of Maryland issued a press release about its study that apparently found Fifth […]

Sending more US troops to Iraq fits a 2-year pattern

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s decision to send still more American troops to Iraq, and to put military advisers closer to the front lines against the Islamic State, fits a pattern of ever-deepening involvement in a country whose war Obama exited with supposed finality in December 2011. From the initial contingent of 170 U.S. […]

A love song for ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ a raucous, raunchy TV musical

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:59

"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," which just concluded its first season, is a new kind of musical comedy — on television.

LeBron avoiding war of words with Pistons coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:57

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James won’t get into any verbal fight with Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. Detroit’s coach was critical of the officiating during Cleveland’s win in Game 1 on Sunday and was fined $25,000 by the NBA for his comments during a TV interview after the first quarter. Van Gundy complained that […]

Brothers sought in Arlington slayings may be headed to Mexico; car found in Arizona, police say

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:56

A vehicle believed to have been driven by two men suspected of killing a couple from Arlington has been located in Phoenix, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Huskies links: UW athletic department reports small budget deficit in 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:55

The athletic department ran a deficit of about $863,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Family of journalist slain by Islamic State sues Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:14

MIAMI (AP) — The family of slain journalist Steven Sotloff is suing Syria in U.S. court, claiming the government of President Bashar Assad provided support to Islamic State militants who carried out the gruesome beheading. The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Washington seeks tens of millions in damages from Syria for Sotloff’s 2014 […]

Family of journalist slain by Islamic State sues Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:14

MIAMI (AP) — The family of slain journalist Steven Sotloff is suing Syria in U.S. court, claiming the government of President Bashar Assad provided support to Islamic State militants who carried out the gruesome beheading. The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Washington seeks tens of millions in damages from Syria for Sotloff’s 2014 […]

Navy scraps mailer over sexism accusations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:10

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has scrapped a recruiting mailer that promised women they could join while staying in touch with their feminine side. Navy officials said Tuesday they made the decision amid criticism that the wording was condescending and perpetuated stereotypes. The mailer says the Navy offers women opportunities “most girls aren’t […]

Navy scraps mailer over sexism accusations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:10

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has scrapped a recruiting mailer that promised women they could join while staying in touch with their feminine side. Navy officials said Tuesday they made the decision amid criticism that the wording was condescending and perpetuated stereotypes. The mailer says the Navy offers women opportunities “most girls aren’t […]