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Florida school bus driver charged with sex assault

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 00:54

WINTER HAVEN, Florida (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a school bus driver has been arrested and charged for sexually assaulting four special needs students. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office initially charged Carlos Ojeda, 72, of Haines City, with eight counts of capital sexual battery involving two female students under age 12. Late Friday, authorities […]

Water-born gastroenteritis outbreak in Spain affects 670

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 00:45

MADRID (AP) — The health authority of the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia says more than 670 people have been affected by an outbreak of gastroenteritis linked to bottled water. The authority said on its official Twitter account that, as of Saturday, 678 people had been treated for symptoms including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea […]

French president vows support for Lebanon during visit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 00:39

BEIRUT (AP) — French President Francois Hollande said Saturday his country will stand by Lebanon to boost security in the tiny Arab country that is “surrounded by crisis and wars” and urged the parliament to elect a new president whose post has been vacant for nearly two years. Hollande said Paris will give immediate assistance […]

Mariners minor league report: James Paxton roughed up in Albuquerque, Braden Bishop with a four-hit night for Clinton

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 00:37

Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.

Chris Beard says he bolted UNLV to come ‘home’ to Texas Tech

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 00:35

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard says he couldn’t’ resist returning home to the school where he spent 10 seasons as an assistant. Beard bolted UNLV after less than two weeks in Las Vegas to take the Texas Tech job that opened when Tubby Smith left for Memphis. Texas Tech held […]

Man leaves anonymous $1,000 tip for college-bound waitress

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 00:13

GUN BARREL CITY, Texas (AP) — A customer eating alone at a Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress — a $1,000 tip. Alesha Palmer says she was so stunned by the gift she began crying in the middle of Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant in Gun Barrel City, a small community about […]

Pentagon chief: US eyes ways to step up Islamic State fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:55

AL-DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he will talk with his commanders in the coming days to identify additional ways the U.S. can intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, including more airstrikes, cyberattacks and American troops on the ground. He said the […]

Air Force airman from Maryland dies in Southwest Asia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:47

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say an Air Force airman from Maryland has died after extreme winds caused structural damage to the building in which he was working in Asia. The Baltimore Sun reports ( ) that Pentagon officials said Saturday that Airman First Class Nathaniel H. McDavitt died Friday from the injuries sustained […]

Spring snowstorm moving across Rocky Mountains

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:27

DENVER (AP) — A spring snowstorm expected to dump up to several feet of snow along the eastern foothills of Colorado and Wyoming is getting a late start, but the National Weather Service says snow is expected to begin piling up Saturday and Sunday. Jim Kalina of the National Weather Service in Boulder and Brian […]

New report says tourists spending more money in Las Vegas

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:19

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists are spending more money on their trips to Sin City, according to a new report by the Las Vegas tourism board. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority issued its visitor profile study this month, which showed average spending in most expense categories increased in 2015, including lodging, food and […]

United Airlines workers ratify new contracts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:14

United Airlines workers have ratified a set of new contracts that will increase their pay and benefits over the next five years. Airline and union representatives said Saturday that the vote was “overwhelming” in favor of the contracts, which govern about 30,000 employees including airport workers, security officers and other staffers. The new pacts will […]

Final Lower Columbia spring chinook catch data, options still exist to catch them

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:08

During the final four fishing days on the Lower Columbia (April 4 and April 6-8), anglers made 18,031 trips and caught 3,719 adult spring chinook (3,171 kept and 548 released) and 46 steelhead. Based on Visual Stock Identification sampling, upriver spring chinook comprised 88 percent of the kept catch. From Feb. 1-April 8, there were […]

Money & Markets weekly review

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:00

A weekly roundup of stock market data


Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:00

Weekly spotlight on mutual funds

Recreational golfers can learn a lot from LPGA Tour players

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:00

Mary Lou Mulflur, coach of the University of Washington women’s golf team, said there is no question that male recreational golfers can gain more from watching top women golfers than top men.

Some online bargains aren’t what they seem

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 23:00

Huge discounts on some online offerings are based on fictitious list prices, not stupendous price cuts.

With this rigatoni, I thee wed: The 1st Pastafarian wedding

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 22:44

AKAROA, New Zealand (AP) — The wedding rings were made of pasta, the ceremony was held on a pirate boat, and when it came time for the kiss, the bride and groom slurped up either end of a noodle until their lips met. New Zealand on Saturday hosted the world’s first Pastafarian wedding, conducted by […]

Pregame notes: Mariners manager Scott Servais gives Kyle Seager a day off

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 22:25

Pregame notes before Saturday's game vs. the Yankees. The slumping Kyle Seager gets a day off.

Stories from Calle Habana tell of a transforming city

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 22:22

HAVANA (AP) — In the Old Havana neighborhood Cubans call Angel Hill, a dramatic transformation is underway. Crumbling old buildings are being replaced with expensive, shiny new restaurants and restored buildings for wealthier Cubans and tourists. Here are the stories of five residents of Calle Habana on how the changes are impacting them. ___ Pedro […]