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Official: FBI reviewing SC couple’s cavity search case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are reviewing the case of a black South Carolina couple who say they were subjected to an illegal cavity search. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the inquiry says Thursday the FBI is among several agencies reviewing the case of Lakeya Hicks and Elijah Pontoon. The official spoke […]

Official: FBI reviewing SC couple’s cavity search case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are reviewing the case of a black South Carolina couple who say they were subjected to an illegal cavity search. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the inquiry says Thursday the FBI is among several agencies reviewing the case of Lakeya Hicks and Elijah Pontoon. The official spoke […]

Nadal and Murray reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

MONACO (AP) — Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal saved 15 of 17 break points, and Andy Murray rallied from a set and 3-0 down Thursday as both advanced to the quarterfinals at the Monte Carlo Masters. The fifth-seeded Nadal scampered around the clay to retrieve booming forehands before beating Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3. Murray came back […]

Nadal and Murray reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13

MONACO (AP) — Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal saved 15 of 17 break points, and Andy Murray rallied from a set and 3-0 down Thursday as both advanced to the quarterfinals at the Monte Carlo Masters. The fifth-seeded Nadal scampered around the clay to retrieve booming forehands before beating Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3. Murray came back […]

Florida man arrested after teen prank goes awry

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:08

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces aggravated assault charges after an apparent prank involving four teenage boys went awry. The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/1XxvsBZ ) reports 26-year-old Ignacio J. Garcia called Jupiter police Sunday after the teens tossed an egg into his pickup truck. A police report states Garcia then followed the teens […]

Florida man arrested after teen prank goes awry

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:08

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces aggravated assault charges after an apparent prank involving four teenage boys went awry. The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/1XxvsBZ ) reports 26-year-old Ignacio J. Garcia called Jupiter police Sunday after the teens tossed an egg into his pickup truck. A police report states Garcia then followed the teens […]

Poland’s church, government mark Christianity anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:58

GNIEZNO, Poland (AP) — Poland’s bishops on Thursday opened religious and political celebrations that mark 1,050 years of Christianity in Poland with a debate on its significance for the nation. The church and the conservative government jointly organized the three-day ceremonies that opened Thursday in the western town of Gniezno, considered to be the cradle […]

Poland’s church, government mark Christianity anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:58

GNIEZNO, Poland (AP) — Poland’s bishops on Thursday opened religious and political celebrations that mark 1,050 years of Christianity in Poland with a debate on its significance for the nation. The church and the conservative government jointly organized the three-day ceremonies that opened Thursday in the western town of Gniezno, considered to be the cradle […]

Deako raises $3.3 million to bring smart light switches to new Seattle homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:51

Imagine shutting off all the lights in your house with a simple tap on one light switch as you walk out the front door. Seattle startup Deako wants to bring smart light switches to new houses across Seattle, regardless of the price of the home. The company raised a $1.8 million funding round from Seattle […]

Deako raises $3.3 million to bring smart light switches to new Seattle homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:51

Imagine shutting off all the lights in your house with a simple tap on one light switch as you walk out the front door. Seattle startup Deako wants to bring smart light switches to new houses across Seattle, regardless of the price of the home. The company raised a $1.8 million funding round from Seattle […]

Lady Antebellum to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:49

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs says the country trio Lady Antebellum will sing the national anthem at the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The performance will be broadcast live from the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle at the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack right before the historic race May 7. The performance will kick off a summer tour for […]

Lady Antebellum to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:49

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs says the country trio Lady Antebellum will sing the national anthem at the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The performance will be broadcast live from the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle at the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack right before the historic race May 7. The performance will kick off a summer tour for […]

Navy IDs sailor reported missing off North Carolina coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:13

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has identified a sailor who was reported missing over the weekend from the Virginia-based USS Carter Hall. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1WtmaIN) Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor KayJean Machado disappeared Saturday from the dock landing ship, which was conducting training operations for a future deployment. Machado, of California, enlisted in […]

North Carolina death row inmate dies of natural causes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:13

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina death row inmate has died of natural causes. Media outlets report that 76-year-old Jerry Ray Cummings died Saturday at a hospital in Chapel Hill. Cummings was originally convicted and sentenced to death for the 1986 shooting death of his 76-year-old neighbor Jesse Ward at his home in Robeson […]

World Bank head warns of weak economy, bemoans tax evasion

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the World Bank is lamenting the weak state of the global economy and warning that the kind of tax evasion exposed in the Panama Papers investigation is fueling poverty around the world. Jim Yong Kim say “there are not many bright spots” in the global economy today. He’s also […]

German governing parties agree on counterterrorism measures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:06

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s governing parties are proposing new measures to fight terrorism including improved information sharing and additional staff and money for police and intelligence agencies. Many details still need to be worked out before the measures are presented to parliament for approval. The proposals presented Thursday come after a review of Germany’s security […]

Official: State aircraft used to deliver governor’s wallet

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:03

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The head of the Alabama law enforcement agency confirmed Wednesday that a state aircraft was used in 2014 to deliver Gov. Robert Bentley’s forgotten wallet to him at the beach but said that Bentley did not request the air delivery method. Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Stan Stabler issued the statement in […]

British astronaut all set to run London Marathon from space

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:02

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Britain’s first official spaceman, Timothy Peake, says he’s ready to run the London Marathon in 1½ weeks — from 250 miles up. But he’s not expecting to set a P-R, or personal record. In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, the astronaut said he’s glad he’s had plenty of […]

Iowa principal won’t punish girls who hired male stripper

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:02

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines principal has decided not to punish the girls who arranged for a male stripper to perform at their school’s synchronized swimming club banquet. Officials say the girls employed the stripper as a joke and that the stripper didn’t totally disrobe at Friday evening’s event at the Des […]

Parenting talk hurts grieving cousin

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:00

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax: Have a heart and proceed delicately.