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Oil tanker laden with North Dakota crude reaches Netherlands

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:03

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A petroleum tanker laden with 175,000 barrels of North Dakota crude was being offloaded in Europe on Wednesday, the first such overseas shipment of the state’s oil since Congress lifted a 40-year ban on crude exports in December. North Dakota’s congressional delegation and industry officials hailed Hess Corp.’s shipment as a […]

Comcast customers won’t need cable box with upcoming apps

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:31

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast says later this year you won’t need a cable box to watch cable as the company follows its rivals in offering TV-watching apps. The announcement comes as the federal government works on new rules that would force the TV industry to let tech companies — say, TiVo or Google — […]

Rats, Octopi and sharks! NHL needs pest control for playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:21

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rats! And Octopi. Even a lifeless shark. Real or rubber, NHL arenas in the postseason have a way of turning into an overflowing Animal House on the ice once fans get their arms warmed up. Angry you missed out on zoological fun? No worries, maybe some of the playoff stars will brighten […]

Taking Dan McGwire over Brett Favre may be biggest ‘What if?’ in Seahawks draft history

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:19

The Seahawks’ decision that day turned out to be between a player who will be a first ballot Hall of Famer and another regarded as one of the biggest first-round busts of all time.

FAA grounds Trump’s business jet for expired registration

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say Donald Trump’s business jet won’t be allowed to fly until its registration is renewed. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Wednesday that its inspectors have contacted the chief pilot of Trump’s 750 Citation X about the plane’s registration, which expired in January. The statement says the plane’s […]

World War II veteran, 88, finally gets high school diploma

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:13

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — A World War II veteran has just gotten his Pennsylvania high school diploma and says he’s grateful to have it even if it’s not going to help him get a job. Robert Dexter is 88 years old. He was awarded the degree by the Wayne Highlands School Board in a ceremony […]

CIA expands survivor benefit tied to overseas terror attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of a CIA operative killed in the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya says the spy agency has agreed to pay a death benefit even though his parents were not entitled under a standard federal insurance policy he held that pays a survivor benefit only to spouses […]

Journalist who helped reveal Panama Papers is writing a book

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:03

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who helped bring the Panama Papers to light is working on a book about his findings. Henry Holt and Company told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Jake Bernstein’s “Secrecy World” will come out in 2017. According to Holt, Bernstein will offer “the first full picture” behind […]

Stepmom pleads not guilty to murder in scalded boy’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:56

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Defense attorneys have entered a not-guilty plea for an Ohio murder suspect accused of putting her 4-year-old stepson in scalding water as punishment the day before he was found dead. The charges against 24-year-old Franklin resident Anna Ritchie also include involuntary manslaughter. Judge Robert Peeler granted a prosecutor’s request to increase […]

Prosecutor: Ninja Burglar admits breaking into 100 NY homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:55

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a man nicknamed the Ninja Burglar has confessed to committing more than 100 burglaries in a New York City borough in the last decade. Robert Costanzo pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of felony burglary. But Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon says Costanzo will be back in […]

1 injured in shooting at Washington University in St. Louis

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:50

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police at Washington University in St. Louis are urging students, faculty and staff to go to a safe place after a shooting that injured at least one person on the school’s main campus. The shooting happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. University spokeswoman Sue Killenberg McGinn says one person was injured in […]

Stars over Mount Rainier will feature on postage stamp

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:34

Postal Service honors National Park Service centennial with 16 stamps to be issued in June.

A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen has reached agreement with the U.S. government to spend just over $1 billion to compensate owners of diesel cars that cheat on emissions tests.

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:33

DETROIT (AP) — A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen has reached agreement with the U.S. government to spend just over $1 billion to compensate owners of diesel cars that cheat on emissions tests.

NFL Draft Diary: Powell on saving money and going fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:31

Ohio State safety Tyvis Powell is one of about 10 Ohio State players who will likely be selected next week in the NFL draft, which starts April 28 in Chicago. He won’t be among the first Buckeyes selected. He is probably a Day 3 three pick, but with so many of his close friends leaving […]

Autopsy details stabbing, gunshot deaths of Chicago family

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:25

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who was one of six people killed in February in a Chicago home suffered 42 knife wounds and a woman was shot six times, new autopsy reports show. Maria Herminia Martinez, 32, had four bullet wounds to her head and gunshots to each of her hands, and Noe Martinez Sr., […]

Creator of malware used to drain bank accounts gets 9 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:23

ATLANTA (AP) — The Russian creator of a computer program that authorities say has been used to drain bank accounts in multiple countries has been sentenced to serve 9 ½ years in federal prison. Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, also known by the online aliases “Gribodemon” and “Harderman,” was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Atlanta. He’s […]

Lawsuits: Kansas State ignores off-campus fraternity rapes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:19

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two female students have sued Kansas State University, alleging it has refused to investigate their rapes at off-campus fraternity houses. The two civil rights lawsuits filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas contend the university’s practice endangers students and violates federal law by creating a hostile learning environment for victims. […]

WE Day inspires youth in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:18

WE Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities.

Man faces charges connected to missing, possibly dead priest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:08

ATLANTA (AP) — Multiple charges have been filed against a man described as a “career criminal” who led authorities to a body believed to be that of a missing Florida priest, authorities said Wednesday. Steve James Murray, 28, of Jacksonville, Florida, is charged with possession of firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a […]

Senate bill would promote wide variety of energy sources

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 03:02

WASHINGTON (AP) — From boosting solar and wind power to encouraging greater efficiency in new buildings, a bill approved by the Senate on Wednesday makes extensive changes to U.S. energy policy. The bill is the first far-reaching energy bill approved by the Senate since 2007. It would: — Boost renewables such as solar and wind […]