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Suicide attack wounds 10 outside northwest Pakistani office

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:16

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a suicide bomber has attacked a government office in the northwestern city of Mardan, wounding at least 10 people. Faisal Shahzad, the city police chief, said the attacker also fired gunshots Tuesday before triggering the explosives outside a tax revenue office. He says three of the wounded are in […]

Freddie Gray, 1 year later: What has changed in Baltimore?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:11

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Freddie Gray died April 19, 2015, and riots erupted, Baltimore and its residents were forced to confront issues that had plagued them for decades, community leader Ericka Alston said. “I think for Baltimore as a community, that day really changed our lives forever,” said Alston, who founded Kids Safe Zone in […]

China warns of foreign spies with ‘Dangerous Love’ campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:54

BEIJING (AP) — China is marking National Security Education Day with a poster warning young female government workers about dating handsome foreigners, who could turn out to have secret agendas. Titled “Dangerous Love,” the 16-panel, comic book-like poster tells the story of an attractive young Chinese civil servant nicknamed Xiao Li, or Little Li, who […]

Mothers touched by tragedy rally behind Hillary Clinton

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

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t a giant rally with screaming supporters, celebrity friends and a feisty candidate. But the small gathering on behalf of Hillary Clinton in a Brooklyn church still reverberated with emotion. Sitting in the airy chapel at Mount Ararat Church in Brooklyn, the crowd heard from five women who had lost […]

Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:28

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward U.S. approval. These transplants are used in some countries but in the U.S. they’re available […]

Still many questions about Zika’s threat to pregnant women

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it. Part of the answer has to do with geography: So far, mosquitoes aren’t spreading Zika in the mainland […]

Viewer’s Guide: Trump looks for big NY win; size counts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump loves to reminisce about his long ride down the escalator in Trump Tower in June to announce his campaign for president. He’ll be back there to celebrate an expected New York victory Tuesday night. And this time size really matters: The margin of Trump’s win will be hugely important in […]

Trump, Clinton look for wins on home turf in New York

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:22

NEW YORK (AP) — Competing on home turf, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hoped to emerge victorious from Tuesday’s primaries in New York, contests that offer big delegate hauls and an opportunity for the front-runners to inch closer to their parties’ nominations. Even before the New York results were in, Clinton’s campaign was […]

Asian stocks mostly higher, Japan rallies as yen weakens

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:17

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday led by a rally in Japan as investor sentiment was boosted by Wall Street reaching the highest levels in recent months. A weakening of the Japanese yen against the dollar boosted exporters. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei rallied 3.7 percent to close at […]

Sierra’s eastern front long overdue for large earthquake

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:07

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Scientists say the Sierra’s eastern front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line, where a magnitude-7 event expected on average every 30 years hasn’t occurred in six decades. Nevada Seismology Laboratory Director Graham Kent says the region’s earthquake “drought” is likely one of the sources of a […]

Quotations in the News

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:03

“My expectation is that by the end of the year we will have created the conditions whereby Mosul will eventually fall.” — President Barack Obama in an interview with CBS after the U.S. agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the […]

Searchers find body in twin Japan quakes, raising toll to 45

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:03

MINAMIASO, Japan (AP) — Searchers digging in a mountainous area of southern Japan where twin earthquakes triggered landslides found another body Tuesday, raising the likely death toll to 45. Some 100,000 evacuees, some sleeping outdoors or in their cars, endured chilly weather and another large aftershock overnight that hit the southern island of Kyushu, near […]

Court convicts Israeli in Palestinian teenager’s 2014 murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:51

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem district court has convicted the main suspect in the July 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager. The court convicted 30-year-old Yosef Haim Ben David on Tuesday of murder, rejecting a plea that he was not responsible for his actions. Ben David is to be sentenced next month. Two other Israelis […]

Houston recovering from yet another deadly flood

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:38

HOUSTON (AP) — As more than a foot of rain deluged the nation’s fourth-largest city, inundating homes, shutting down major highways and leaving at least four people dead, Houston’s mayor said there was no immediate solution. Heavy flooding has become nearly an annual rite of passage in the practically sea-level city, where experts have long […]

Praise pours in for ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Roberts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:32

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everybody loved Doris Roberts. The spunky actress who played the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on CBS’ “Everybody Loves Raymond” received an outpouring of praise on Monday following news of her death. Phil Rosenthal, the sitcom’s creator, called her “a wonderful, funny, indelible actress and friend” on Twitter. CBS said in a […]

Morocco: one of the world’s oldest libraries is renovated

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:31

FEZ, Morocco (AP) — The settling dust from renovations and the banging of tools aren’t ideal sights and sounds for a library — but this is no ordinary library. Founded 12 centuries ago by a pioneering woman and nestled in the old medina of Fez, Morocco’s University of al-Qarawiyyin library is one of the world’s […]

Co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s arrested at US Capitol

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s have been arrested at the U.S. Capitol as part of ongoing protests in Washington about the role of money in politics. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were among approximately 300 people who were arrested Monday as part of protests by a group called Democracy Awakening. The […]

Lightning coach Jon Cooper was a lawyer before new career

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:12

DETROIT (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper left Wall Street to be a lawyer, planning to eventually become a sports agent. To make ends meet as an attorney, he made $1,500 a month to handle cases for financially strapped clients in the middle of Michigan. Cooper’s charm and communication skills helped him cut […]

Blowouts abound in first round of NBA playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:12

The NBA playoffs are supposed to be the time when the casual approach many teams take in the regular season goes out the window. Players sharpen their focus. Defenses buckle down. A premium is put on every possession. That increased intensity was hard to find in the first weekend of action and the search for […]

Ethiopian Boston Marathon winners no sure thing for Olympics

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:11

BOSTON (AP) — The 2016 Boston Marathon was a coronation for Ethiopia, which collected its first-ever sweep of the men’s and women’s titles. That doesn’t mean the winners of the world’s most prestigious marathon will get a spot on the Ethiopian Olympic team. Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the 120th edition of the Boston Marathon on […]