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More than 3 dozen Cuban migrants caught at sea

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:55

MIAMI (AP) — Nearly 40 Cuban migrants are being repatriated to Cuba after being caught at sea by U.S. Coast Guard officials. The 39 migrants, who were first captured Monday aboard a rustic vessel in waters northwest of Havana, were returned Saturday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, the Coast Guard reported. Cubans are increasingly leaving […]

UNLV hires Menzies as basketball coach after Beard bolts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:49

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV moved swiftly to hire a basketball coach after Chris Beard’s sudden exit, agreeing with New Mexico State’s Marvin Menzies on a five-year contract Saturday. A former UNLV assistant, Menzies was one of the final candidates to replace Dave Rice, who was fired in January. Menzies’ contract must still be approved […]

California woman dies after being run over by her mom’s car

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:38

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman died after a car driven by her mother ran over her while they were fighting, police said Saturday. Kimberly Wilson, 55, and her daughter, 34-year-old Brandy Wilson, were in a Jeep Cherokee in a Santa Maria parking lot Friday when they got into a fight that turned […]

Raul Castro presents grim portrait of Cuban reforms

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:29

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a grim report on the state of the country on Saturday, acknowledging that the communist bureaucracy he oversees has failed to implement most of the hundreds of changes launched five years ago to stimulate the stagnant centrally controlled economy. In a two-hour address to the twice-a-decade meeting […]

How your U.S. lawmakers voted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:20

WASHINGTON — Here’s how Washington state’s members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending April 15. In the week of April 18, the House will take up a bill to help Puerto Rico defuse its financial crisis, while the Senate will continue work on the federal aviation budget and start debate on […]

California-based Sport Chalet closing all its stores

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:16

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California-based Sport Chalet says it has begun closing all its stores and has stopped selling merchandise online. Founded in 1959, the sporting goods company has about 50 locations in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. In a statement online and emailed to customers, Sport Chalet says its stores began the process […]

LeBron has mastered art of first-round playoff knockouts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:15

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is a perfect 10 in the first round of the NBA playoffs. As he enters his 11th postseason in 13 years, James, who is seeking a sixth straight appearance in the Finals, has a spotless record in the opening round while playing for Cleveland and Miami. And the four-time league […]

Mother, 3 children killed in duplex fire; 2nd adult critical

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:14

BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) — A mother and three children died and another adult was critically injured in a duplex fire in western Pennsylvania, authorities said. A fire official in Allegheny County said the blaze, which was reported just after 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bellevue, doesn’t appear suspicious. Bellevue fire chief Glenn […]

Cruz promises Wyoming Republicans to roll back ‘war on coal’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:03

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Republican candidate Ted Cruz is promising to roll back what he calls President Barack Obama’s ‘war on coal’ if he’s elected president. The Texas senator has addressed the Republican State Convention in Casper on Saturday. Wyoming has seen coal industry layoffs in recent months. Cruz drew applause promising to protect gun […]

Next goal for ex-UW Huskies golfer Sadena Parks: No. 1 in the world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:00

Since her UW career ended in four years ago, Parks has been on the “Big Break Florida” reality show, posed for the “ESPN The Magazine’s” Body Issue, won twice on the Symetra Tour and became the fifth black player to become a member of the LPGA Tour.

Plucked from the uncertainty of Lesbos: 12 Syrian refugees

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 02:40

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says his gesture is “a drop of water in the sea” of Europe’s migration crisis. Yet for 12 Syrian refugees, the pope’s decision to fly them back to Italy from Greece is an act of kindness that will resonate for the rest of their lives. “Thanks be to God,” exulted […]

Fan hit by foul ball at Tampa Bay game in stable condition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 02:10

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman hit by a foul ball in the seventh inning of the Chicago White Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays game is in stable condition Saturday at a hospital. Rays designated hitter Steven Souza Jr. fouled off the ball Friday night that struck the fan, who was sitting in […]

Helicopter carrying 3 crashes near Baltimore; no fatalities

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 02:06

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter carrying three people has crashed near the Baltimore airport. Lt. Ariel Jackson with the Anne Arundel Fire Department said the helicopter went down Saturday near the Amtrak tracks by the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. He said three people in the helicopter were evacuated and are currently being […]

AP NewsAlert

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 02:03

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials say helicopter with three people on board crashes near Baltimore airport; no fatalities.

Sean Parker plays coy as Screening Room VOD debate heats up

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 02:02

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The spotlight was on Sean Parker and the Screening Room at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this past week, but while the nation’s theater owners and studio executives mulled the implications of the proposed at-home viewing service, Parker played coy. When The Associated Press asked Parker about his latest venture at the […]

Bainbridge school security officer arrested after 911 hoax

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 01:56

Police determined that a 911 call about someone seen with a gun on the grounds of Bainbridge High School was a false report.

Syria talks resume, chances seen as very slim amid violence

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 01:52

BEIRUT (AP) — Indirect peace talks between Syria’s warring parties have resumed in Geneva to the backdrop of escalating violence in the country’s north and a refusal by the Syrian government to negotiate a transitional government, a key opposition demand. It is the third round of so-called proximity talks this year. The U.N. envoy for […]

Mets’ Jacob deGrom to stay in Florida with sick newborn

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 01:44

CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Mets have placed right-hander Jacob deGrom on the family medical emergency list because of health complications involving his newborn child. DeGrom left the team this week for the birth of his first child in Florida. Manager Terry Collins said before Saturday’s game against Cleveland that complications developed and deGrom […]

Los Angeles body camera program delayed by ‘sticker shock’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 01:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $58 million plan to equip nearly every Los Angeles police officer with body cameras by the end of the year has been delayed by concerns over the cost. Mayor Eric Garcetti had pledged to have the cameras on thousands of officers by the end of 2016. But the Los Angeles […]

Turkey and Iran seek closer economic cooperation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 01:17

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey and Iran agreed Saturday to boost economic cooperation between their neighboring nations, aiming to triple their trade to reach $30 billion annually, Turkey’s president said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking Saturday at a joint press conference in Ankara, prioritized banking cooperation and easing custom duties […]