Seattle Times Headlines

The Citadel considers exception to allow Muslim headscarf

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:10

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Citadel is considering a request from a new student that the military school’s longstanding uniform requirements be tweaked to allow her to wear a traditional Muslim headscarf. Citadel spokeswoman Kim Keelor said Friday that an incoming freshman who’s been accepted for this year’s term has asked to be allowed to […]

APNewsBreak: Michigan to urge toughest lead-test rules in US

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:02

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would have the toughest lead-testing rules in the nation and require the replacement of all underground lead service pipes in the state under a sweeping plan Gov. Rick Snyder and a team of water experts will unveil Friday in the wake of Flint’s water crisis. Other proposals include requiring utilities […]

No diploma? No job? A team of educators, outreach workers and one former NFL player want to help

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:01

More than 25,000 young adults in King County are neither employed nor in school. Most do not have a high school diploma. But there are some bright spots on the horizon.

Hungary buries remains of Holocaust victims found in Danube

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:01

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Human remains found in 2011, including many believed to be of Jews shot on the banks of the Danube River near the end of World War II, have been buried in a Jewish cemetery in Budapest. Two wooden caskets containing hundreds of bone fragments were laid to rest Friday according to […]

Seattle’s dive bars are becoming an endangered species

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:00

Dive bars are sort of an indicator species. In Seattle many quirky neighborhood joints have closed, including 30 of the 100 featured in the 2009 book “Seattle’s Best Dive Bars.”

April 15 TV Picks: ‘Last Man Standing’ on ABC

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:00

Also airing Friday, April 15: “The Amazing Race” on CBS and “Motive” on USA.

Gunmaker Beretta to celebrate opening of Tennessee plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:24

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker are scheduled to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for gunmaker Beretta’s new manufacturing and research facility in suburban Nashville. Tennessee prevailed in luring the Italian gunmaker from Maryland after the company raised objections to a wide-ranging gun control measure enacted there in the aftermath […]

Egypt police fire tear gas, break up anti-government rallies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:21

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces fired rounds of tear gas on Friday to break up demonstrators rallying against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s announced decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Riot police first cracked down on protesters in Cairo’s twin city of Giza, where demonstrators had gathered in two locations after […]

Starboard presses on with push to replace Depomed’s board

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:19

Starboard Value says it is pressing ahead with its boardroom coup attempt at Depomed even though the pain treatment maker backed off a reincorporation plan that incensed the activist investor. Depomed said late Thursday that it decided not to pursue a proposed reincorporation to Delaware from California because it would lead to “a costly and […]

Standing Rock Sioux sets up camp to protest oil pipeline

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:12

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux has set up a camp in North Dakota to protest a planned pipeline to carry crude from the Bakken oil fields to Illinois. The Bismarck Tribune reports ( ) the “spirit camp” at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers has been occupied for two […]

Kenya: Group launches case seeking to decriminalize gay sex

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:58

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Kenyan rights group says it is going to court to decriminalize gay sexual relations between consenting adults. The Kenyan National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission said in a statement Friday that the case, which challenges the constitutionality of certain sections of the penal code, will be heard by the […]

Mars to label some pasta sauces as an occasional treat

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:52

LONDON (AP) — Mars Food, the maker of Dolmio and Uncle Ben’s, says some of its pasta sauces will soon carry labeling suggesting they should only be an occasional treat due to high content of sugar, salt or fat. The company says it’s helping consumers to shift taste preferences to lower sodium foods and supporting […]

Hastert judge won’t consider support letters unless public

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:42

CHICAGO (AP) — The judge in Dennis Hastert’s hush-money case says that if the former House speaker wants letters of support considered during his sentencing, they must be made public. Hastert is to be sentenced April 27 after pleading guilty last year to breaking federal banking laws. Prosecutors say he paid to conceal sex abuse […]

US defense chief visits aircraft carrier in South China Sea

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:42

ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS (AP) — For the second time in five months, Defense Secretary Ash Carter landed aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier in the bitterly contested South China Sea, sending a deliberate message to China on American power in the region. With a key Asia Pacific ally at his side, Carter’s visit […]

Amnesty calls for release of 35 men detained in South Sudan

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:36

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Amnesty International is calling for the release of 35 men it says are being held illegally and without charge by South Sudan’s National Security Service. The group said Friday that the detained men include a journalist and a dean at the University of Juba. It said that none of the […]

Blood sprayed into audience at Austria refugee protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:31

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say they have laid assault charges against eight suspects after a scuffle with audience members at a play sympathetic to refugees. Police spokesman Thomas Keiblinger said Friday about 30 people claiming membership in the Identitarian group were involved in Thursday evening’s protest, with group members on stage spraying artificial blood […]

Son convicted of driving SUV into mother’s house to kill her

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:20

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been convicted of trying to kill his mother by ramming his SUV into her upstate New York home. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports ( ) a Sullivan County jury on Thursday found 51-year-old Vincent Ryan Jr. guilty of attempted murder, assault and related offenses. Prosecutors […]

Woman fights Russian law on organ removal without consent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:18

When Elena Sablina’s daughter Alina was killed in a car crash in Moscow two years ago, she was devastated. One month later, Sablina accidentally discovered from a forensic report that six of her 19-year-old daughter’s organs, including her heart and kidneys, had been removed for transplant. “I was shocked that organs were taken from my […]

Fans relishing Leicester’s pursuit of Premier League title

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:16

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester fans never expected to see their modest team have a shot at winning the Premier League this season. A year ago, fans were enduring the anguish of seeing their team in a relegation scrap and were relieved to see them survive. Now, the anxiety is all about ensuring the Foxes […]

Police: Man stinks up Georgia bar using flatulence spray

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:00

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been arrested after police say he unleashed a bottle of flatulence spray inside an Athens bar. The Athens Banner-Herald ( ) reports that a woman told officers 20-year-old Blake Leland Zengo sprayed her in the face with a product designed to smell like flatulence. An Athens-Clarke County […]