Seattle Times Headlines

Ex-pol’s grandson drops candidacy, saying he would hate job

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:57

MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — The grandson of a former state House speaker is quitting the race for the seat his grandfather once held, saying he now realizes we would hate the job. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( ) says 29-year-old Jim Manderino II announced on Facebook that he was quitting the Democratic primary race. Manderino’s uncle […]

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is refuge from broken politics

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:53

NEW YORK (AP) — What a joy it is to be revisited by Ellie Kemper’s smile! The first season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” with Kemper igniting the title role, dazzled viewers with its loopy, big-hearted humor when its 13 episodes were unleashed by Netflix last March. But that was a distant, different time almost impossible […]

Speaker Ryan raises $17.3 million in first 3 months of year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:46

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has raised $17.2 million in the first three months of 2016 to help elect fellow Republicans to Congress. Ryan’s haul through the end of March comes in his first full quarter as speaker. The Wisconsin lawmaker has transferred more than $11 million to the National Republican Congressional […]

Spain: Police arrest suspect tied to Jan. 2015 Paris attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:43

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Frenchman they believe supplied the arms to Paris attacker Amedy Coulibaly for use in the January 2015 attacks in the French capital. A ministry statement on Wednesday said Antoine Denive, 27, from the northern French town of Sainte Catherine was arrested Tuesday in the […]

Judge to decide if verdict in stairwell shooting will stand

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:33

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is holding a hearing on whether to throw out the manslaughter verdict for a former New York Police Department officer who shot an unarmed man in a darkened public housing project stairwell. Peter Liang was convicted in the 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley. Liang was patrolling inside the building […]

Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Lake Stevens

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:33

A 22-year-old man was hurt in an officer-involved shooting in Lake Stevens Tuesday night.

Migrants clash again with Macedonian police on Greek border

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:05

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — More than 100 migrants engaged in running battles Wednesday with Macedonian police on the other side of a fence on Greece’s border with the country, in clashes that sent clouds of tear gas wafting over a crowded tent city of stranded refugees and other migrants. The violence stopped a planned tour […]

Amazon’s latest Kindle mostly wants to disappear

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:01

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s latest Kindle is its smallest and lightest yet. It’s also the most expensive, at $290. But the company is betting that its sleek frame and a cover that doubles as a rechargeable battery will attract dedicated e-book users to its eighth generation device, called the Kindle Oasis. Amazon says the […]

Amazon turns page, redesigns Kindle to cut size, weight

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:01

The Kindle Oasis looks very different from recent predecessors — and its battery can last months, thanks to a charging case included in the $290 price. It remains to be seen whether it will rekindle readers’ waning flame for dedicated devices.

Inslee signs bill requiring community truancy boards, but vetos potential source of funding

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:00

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a new law requiring school districts and juvenile courts to create community truancy boards, but districts can't pay for them with money set aside to help students struggling in reading, writing and math.

Major League Soccer power rankings, 4/13: Sporting KC makes a statement

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:00

Sporting Kansas City's impressive win at Red Bull Arena leapfrogs SKC over FC Dallas into first place.

Miami Herald settles lawsuit with former US Senate candidate

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:00

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Herald has settled a libel lawsuit brought against the newspaper by former U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene. The Herald ( reports that a notice of dismissal was filed Monday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. An agreement was signed last week by Greene and Alexandra Villoch, president and publisher of the Miami […]

Electric motor makes boating more quiet, cheaper, cleaner

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:00

Pure Watercraft has developed an electric motor for boats that’s designed to help the environment, reduce noise and save on maintenance costs.

April 13 TV Picks: ‘Last Panthers’ premieres on Sundance

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:00

Also airing Wednesday, April 13, 2016: “Strong” on NBC and “The Americans” on FX.

Learn to can with natural sweeteners | Books for Cooks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:00

In “Naturally Sweet Food in Jars,” Marisa McClellan offers 100 recipes for jams, butters, syrups and more, including this one for Rhubarb Parsley Syrup.

Rant & Rave: Respect the nation anthem, dudes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:00

Readers rave about usher asking for respect during national anthem, complain about no tip for the peanut guy.

Regulators: 5 big banks get failing grades for crisis plans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 20:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say that five of the biggest banks in the U.S. have inadequate plans for unwinding operations in case of failure, potentially leaving them unable to cope with financial distress without another taxpayer bailout. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of New York Mellon and State Street were cited […]

6-year-olds take pickup truck for a joyride in Kansas

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:58

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Police say two 6-year-old boys took a joyride in a pickup truck through a central Kansas town, damaging five other vehicles and two mailboxes along the way. Newton police Sgt. Josh Millspaugh says the boys’ three-block journey ended about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when they rammed another truck. One of the boys […]

Sanders’ White House bid endorsed by Oregon Senate colleague

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Oregon Democrat has become the first of Bernie Sanders’ Senate colleagues to endorse his presidential candidacy. In an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times and on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Merkley gave Sanders high marks for resisting trade treaties Sanders says has cost American jobs. Merkley said […]

Complaint filed over ruling to return gun from Smart murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:41

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Pamela Smart’s mother has filed a complaint with the state Judicial Conduct Committee regarding a New Hampshire judge’s recent release of the gun used to kill Gregg Smart in 1990. Linda Wojas tells WMUR-TV ( ) that she filed the complaint on April 8, a little more than a week after […]