Seattle Times Headlines

LeBron locked in playoff-mode as Cavaliers aim for NBA title

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 23:10

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has been in the shadows, somewhat overlooked. For months, the Cavaliers’ megastar has been slightly under the radar, if that’s even possible for one of the world’s most recognizable athletes. While Stephen Curry rained 3-pointers as the new face of the NBA, the Golden State Warriors hunted history and Kobe […]

Judge seals most files in court case over CIA sex case leaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 23:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered the most sensational court records to remain sealed in the now-abandoned lawsuit over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation of former CIA director David Petraeus. The files include transcripts of sworn interviews with senior Obama administration officials about the sex scandal and its fallout. […]

3 Canadian families sue US sperm bank over sperm donor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:56

TORONTO (AP) — Three Ontario families have launched lawsuits against a U.S.-based sperm bank and its Canadian distributor, alleging they were misled about their sperm donor’s medical and social history, which included a criminal record and significant mental illness. The families, who all used the same donor, have brought three separate suits against Georgia-based Xytex […]

Feds: New York Assembly ex-speaker had affair with lobbyist

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:55

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver abused his position as one of the most powerful men in state government to give preferential professional treatment to two women with whom he had extramarital affairs, federal prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Friday. The government said he used his position as speaker […]

Seattle football helmet startup Vicis raises $4 million to create safer gear

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:53

Vicis, which aims to create a football helmet that will protect against concussions, raised the money as part of a larger series A financing round.

Man convicted of HIV crime but later vindicated cannot sue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:51

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says a man cannot recover damages for the time he spent in custody before his conviction for having sex with another man while infected with HIV was overturned. The court ruled Friday that since Nick Rhoades initially pleaded guilty to criminal transmission of HIV in 2008, […]

New hall of famers Cheap Trick return to classic sound

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:48

NEW YORK (AP) — Of the acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this month, only Cheap Trick is hawking new product, seeking relevance in a contemporary music world light years from their late 1970s peak. Having Scott Borchetta in their corner gives them a fighting chance. Borchetta’s Nashville-based Big Machine label, […]

Report: Motorist shot by cop whose chief urged traffic stops

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:48

CINCINNATI (AP) — A consultant reviewing the University of Cincinnati police department for reforms after an officer’s fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop says UC’s former police chief pushed aggressive use of traffic stops to look for guns and drugs. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports the consultant found that former Chief […]

5th Kashmiri dies in weeklong clashes with Indian troops

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:11

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian Kashmir say army troops have opened fire on protesters throwing rocks at a military camp in the troubled Himalayan region, killing at least one person and injuring three others. A police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he isn’t authorized to speak to the press said […]

Arizona probes into inmate suicides leads to 13 firings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:04

PHOENIX (AP) — Investigations into two inmate suicides in Arizona prisons resulted in the firings of 13 corrections officers and sergeants and the disciplining of six other employees for failing to conduct security checks or other types of neglect of duty, the state Corrections Department announced Friday. The investigations stemmed from a female inmate’s 2015 […]

GM to recall over 1 million pickups to fix seat belt problem

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:04

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than a million Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks worldwide because the seat belts may not hold the driver in a crash. The company, which announced the recall on Friday, says it covers certain 2014 and 2015 model 1500 pickups. A steel cable that connects the […]

Upset with indifferent friends in her time of need

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 22:00

Focus on the ones who are helping you and don’t dwell on the others at this stressful time, advises columnist Carolyn Hax.

Report: Pilot changed course to avoid clouds before crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:57

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The pilot of a commuter plane that crashed in southeast Alaska had said he was going to take an alternate route due to cloudy weather before the plane went down, according to a preliminary accident report. The report from the National Transportation Safety Board on the April 8 crash that left […]

London subway ‘Mind the Gap’ announcer Phil Sayer dies at 62

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:55

LONDON (AP) — Millions know his voice. Few knew his name. Phil Sayer, whose warning to “mind the gap” is heard every day on the London Underground, has died at the age of 62. SayerHamilton, the voiceover company he ran with his wife Elinor Hamilton, said Sayer died on Thursday. Sayer worked as a radio […]

Delta reportedly close to buying Bombardier C Series jets as Boeing vies for order

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:54

Bombardier is near an agreement to sell as many as 75 C Series jetliners to Delta Air Lines, a person familiar with the talks said, a deal that would be the largest to date for its struggling aircraft program. Boeing, Airbus and Embraer are also bidding for the order.

Police target hundreds of websites after Paris attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:38

PARIS (AP) — French police have targeted hundreds of websites suspected of “inciting or glorifying acts of terrorism” after the Paris attacks by ordering content removals, delisting sites from search engines or blocking access. The French privacy watchdog in charge of monitoring website closures said Friday that more than 1,000 pieces of web content have […]

South Africa: Opposition supporters march against president

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:35

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s biggest opposition party on Friday evoked Nelson Mandela’s legacy while pressuring President Jacob Zuma to quit over a state spending scandal. Opposition supporters marched to the country’s highest court, demanding that Zuma should quit over the scandal involving millions of dollars in state spending on his private residence. The Constitutional […]

Allow BYOB gardens for public drinking, panel tells Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:31

Seattle’s Community Police Commission is recommending that the city allow public drinking in some designated areas in order to reduce unequal enforcement.

Dad fights to erase $250k student loan debt for his 3 kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:24

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who owes about $250,000 he borrowed to put three children through college has won a major court victory in his effort to have the debt forgiven. The Boston Globe ( ) reports that a federal appeals court has urged a bankruptcy judge to consider a settlement with the company […]

Student denied probation deal for fake threats vs. blacks

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

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A former leader of a black student group accused of tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students in New Jersey cannot enter a probation program. A judge on Thursday rejected an appeal from Kayla McKelvey to participate in pretrial intervention. The program would have allowed her to be placed on […]