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For UW’s Budda Baker and Chico McClatcher, friendly competition kicks into new gear

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:56

Chico McClatcher, UW's 5-foot-7 slot receiver, is holding his own this spring against star safety Budda Baker.

For UW’s Budda Baker and Chico McClatcher, friendly competition kicks into new gear

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:56

Chico McClatcher, UW's 5-foot-7 slot receiver, is holding his own this spring against star safety Budda Baker.

Kubly negotiated for city on issues involving his former company, emails show

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:54

Newly released emails include more details about Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly’s involvement with his former employer and possible ethics violations.

Kubly negotiated for city on issues involving his former company, emails show

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:54

Newly released emails include more details about Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly’s involvement with his former employer and possible ethics violations.

Swing with jazz composer Bill Holman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:52

Composer Bill Holman — who’s collaborated with Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and many others — comes to the Northwest for a series of concerts and free master classes in Seattle, Edmonds and Kirkland.

Swing with jazz composer Bill Holman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:52

Composer Bill Holman — who’s collaborated with Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and many others — comes to the Northwest for a series of concerts and free master classes in Seattle, Edmonds and Kirkland.

Toddler shot in hospital waiting room when mom’s gun fires

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:05

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet when her mother dropped her purse and a gun inside of it discharged while the two of them were in a hospital ER waiting room. Jackson Police spokeswoman Officer Colendula (kuh-LEN-doo-luh) Green told multiple news media outlets the woman and her daughter were […]

Senate Indian Affairs panel issues subpoena to EPA

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has issued a subpoena to force the Environmental Protection Agency to testify at a field hearing on a Colorado mine spill that fouled rivers in the West last summer. Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming and Democrat Jon Tester of Montana approved the subpoena on Wednesday. The […]

Canadian pilot who died in Nashville crash drunk, obsessed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:57

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Canadian pilot who died when he crashed a small plane at the Nashville International Airport three years ago was legally drunk and obsessed with a Nashville celebrity. That’s according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation of the Oct. 29, 2013, crash. The report does not name the celebrity, but […]

First Look: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ debuts at CinemaCon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:57

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Batman and Superman aren’t the only superheroes at odds this year, but while the setup might be similar, their messy “Dawn of Justice” showdown doesn’t even compare to the pure blockbuster joy of “Captain America: Civil War.” Walt Disney Studios showed the film Wednesday morning to a rapt audience of theater […]

Octopus slithers away from New Zealand Aquarium

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:46

After busting through an enclosure, the nimble contortionist appears to have quietly crossed the floor, slithered through a narrow drain hole about 6 inches in diameter and jumped into the sea.

Congresswoman: Illinois city should replace lead water lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:46

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Illinois congresswoman on Wednesday called on officials in one city to seek federal aid to replace lead service lines that have tainted its drinking water and contributed to high rates of childhood lead poisoning. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, a Democrat, said Wednesday that she was “deeply disturbed” by lead […]

Ruling clears way for Katy Perry to buy hilltop convent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:46

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Wednesday voided the sale of a former Catholic convent to a Los Angeles businesswoman, clearing the way for Katy Perry to purchase it. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick ruled that attempts to sell the property to the businesswoman by members of an order of nuns […]

State police nearing end of prep school sex abuse probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:46

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say they’re nearing the end of an investigation into dozens of allegations of sexual abuse at an elite Rhode Island boarding school, although they don’t have a timetable for when it will be completed. Maj. Joseph Philbin said Wednesday that police are trying to wrap up the […]

Infant dies on first day at Pennsylvania child-care facility

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:40

TREICHLERS, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania child-welfare authorities have shut down a day care center where a 3-month-old girl died on her first day. The Department of Human Services confirmed Wednesday it has ordered the closure of Sharon’s Day Care in Lehigh Township, Northampton County. The closure order says a staffer at Sharon’s put the baby […]

Prosecutor: No charges against slain reporter’s father

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:09

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — A Virginia special prosecutor says he will not seek criminal charges in a dispute between a state senator and the father of a TV reporter who was fatally shot during a live broadcast. Media outlets report that Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman determined that justice would not be served by […]

Scientists: Greenland ice sheet is melting freakishly early

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say Greenland’s massive ice sheet this week started melting freakishly early thanks to a weather system that brought unseasonably warm temperatures and rain. While the record melt is mostly from natural weather, scientists say they are concerned about what it means when the melt season kicks in this summer. Peter Langen, […]

Olympic officials: Rio won’t be scarred by politics, graft

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:00

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio de Janeiro Olympics won’t be scarred by the impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a $3 billon corruption scandal touching scores of powerful politicians and businessmen, and the country’s deepest recession in decades. That was the message Wednesday from Rio organizers and International Olympic Committee inspectors, who […]

Mariners minor league report: Three Class A Clinton pitchers combined for two-hit shutout

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 04:59

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.