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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 […]

LEADING OFF: Velasquez, Garcia coming off dominant outings

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

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ KID STUFF The Mets aren’t the only NL East team with promising young pitching. Philadelphia right-hander Vince Velasquez is coming off a dominant outing in which he struck out 16 Padres during a complete-game shutout. He has 15 scoreless innings to begin the season. […]

South Korea’s central bank cuts growth forecast

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:06

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s central bank lowered its growth forecast for Asia’s fourth-largest economy on Tuesday, citing the country’s weak first-quarter economic performance and a downgrade in the global economic outlook. But it kept its policy rate steady for this month. The Bank of Korea said that South Korea’s economy will likely […]

Arabic-speaking student says he was victim of Islamophobia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:03

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A college student and Iraqi refugee yanked from a Southwest Airlines flight after mentioning a terrorist group’s name during a phone conversation in Arabic says he was degraded and humiliated and wants a public apology. Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, who arrived in the U.S. in 2010 as an Iraqi refugee, was removed from […]

After push and pull, last hearing set on Ferguson settlement

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:45

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After months of negotiations and some late push and pull over the cost, the last public hearing is set for Tuesday on the U.S. Department of Justice’s settlement with Ferguson that calls for sweeping changes in the St. Louis suburb where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police. Giving people […]

Alaska university teacher in hospital after bear mauled him

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:44

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man who teaches classes on the outdoors has been hospitalized after he was mauled by a bear during a mountaineering class in the Alaska Panhandle. Forest Wagner, 35, of Fairbanks, was with a group of 12 students Monday on Mount Emmerich near Haines, Alaska, when he was attacked, according to […]

Michigan woman whose baby died in garage faces sentencing

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

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A young Detroit-area woman whose newborn baby was left to die in a cold garage faces sentencing. A jury last month convicted 25-year-old Angela Alexie of murder. She faces life in prison with no parole when sentenced Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens. Investigators say Alexie gave […]

Monday’s prep results

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

Archbishop Murphy continues its undefeated season with a 5-0 shut out over South Whidbey, and five different Mount Si baseball players hit home runs in the victory over Redmond.

China sets aside rancor, offers Japan condolences for quakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:08

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has extended his condolences to Japan’s Emperor Akihito over the country’s recent deadly earthquakes in a brief respite from the usual rancor between Beijing and Tokyo. Reports Tuesday of Xi’s comments said he also expressed “sincere wishes” that the Japanese people might speedily overcome difficulties and rebuild their […]

South Korea’s central bank cuts growth forecast

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:41

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s central bank has lowered its growth forecast for Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The Bank of Korea said Tuesday that South Korea’s economy will likely expand 2.8 percent this year over a year earlier, down from the 3.0 percent expansion predicted in January. Governor Lee Ju-yeol blamed the economy’s weaker-than-expected […]

Religious group sues San Francisco over open-air urinal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:36

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A religious organization has filed a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco to remove an open-air urinal it calls unsanitary and indecent from a popular park. The Chinese Christian Union of San Francisco filed a civil complaint last week demanding the city remove the concrete circular urinal from the iconic […]