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Bohn’s Back: PGA golfer returns to game after heart attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 04:42

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Jason Bohn laughed with his playing partners Wednesday after leaving the second green with an eagle-3 at the RBC Heritage pro-am. Thoughts of his stunning heart attack two months earlier were the furthest thing from his mind. “This is what I missed,” Bohn said. Bohn is back on the […]

Journalist to be sentenced in LA Times hacking case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 04:05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A well-known social media journalist is set for sentencing Wednesday after he was convicted of conspiring with the hacking group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times’ website and alter a story. Federal prosecutors in Sacramento say despite his role in the news media, 29-year-old Matthew Keys of Vacaville, California, […]

Judge stops Border Patrol from putting war vet in Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:54

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A war veteran seeking to avoid a U.S. Border Patrol assignment in Texas because of post-traumatic stress disorder has won a key ruling from a federal judge in Michigan. Anthony Gazvoda says the culture and environment in Laredo, Texas, reminds him of his time in Afghanistan while with the Army […]

Sanders defends decision to speak at Vatican amid NY contest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:38

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he would regret refusing an invitation to attend a Vatican conference this week that takes him off the campaign trail just days before the critical New York presidential primary. Sanders has a 10-minute speaking slot Friday at the conference organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, […]

Obama to visit CIA as US weighs next steps on Islamic State

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:36

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pay a rare visit to CIA headquarters Wednesday as the United States weighs sending more forces to Iraq to fight the Islamic State group. In a meeting with top national security advisers, Obama planned to get an update on the U.S.-led campaign in Syria and Iraq as well […]

Girls accused in Slender Man stabbing seek release

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:28

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill their friend as a sacrifice to the horror fiction character Slender Man are seeking their release after nearly two years in custody, saying they’re not dangerous and can return to family. An attorney for one of the girls adds that his client is […]

Plane makes emergency landing in Portland

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:27

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Alaska Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Portland. The Boeing 737 flight was headed to Phoenix from Portland Wednesday. It returned to Portland International Airport, safely landing at 11 a.m. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says the plane returned because of a loss of pressure in the cabin. […]

Doctor’s anti-Trump signs celebrate Pittsburgh iconography

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:23

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A doctor showed his displeasure with Donald Trump’s Wednesday evening campaign stop in Pittsburgh by displaying signs that take jabs at the Republican presidential candidate while also poking fun at some city icons and customs. Dr. Eric Rickin, a psychiatrist who lives in nearby Fox Chapel, displayed a custom-made sign in his […]

Toyota recalling 60,000 Avalons, Camrys for air bag defect

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:23

TORRANCE, California (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger air bags may not deploy in a crash. The recall involves Avalons and Camrys from the 2016 model year. Almost all were sold in the U.S.; about 1,500 were sold in Canada and Mexico. […]

VA investigates ‘active shooter’ false alarm to 23K staffers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:12

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating after a false alarm about an active shooter was sent to VA hospitals nationwide. Daniel Henry is a spokesman for the Hampton VA Medical Center in Virginia. He says the alert was sent inadvertently from Hampton on Tuesday during training on a new […]

2 workers killed, 1 hurt in Texas gas pipeline accident

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:11

WOODSBORO, Texas (AP) — Two workers have been killed and another was hurt during a high-pressure release as the men repaired a South Texas gas pipeline. Refugio (ray-FYOO’-ee-oh) County authorities say the accident happened Tuesday at a Southcross Energy Partners plant near Woodsboro. Justice of the Peace Lorraine Lopez says two men were in a […]

Coyote found shot in head, starving gives birth to 5 pups

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:10

SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — Animal rescuers in Southern California were surprised when X-rays revealed an emaciated coyote found badly wounded at the bottom of an empty reservoir was pregnant. They were even more surprised when the animal — blinded by a bullet and near death when it was discovered in February — gave birth a […]

Feds list Idaho as possible site for nuclear waste storage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:07

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy lists the Idaho National Laboratory as a possible site for storing about 1,300 dump truck loads of low level radioactive waste. A final environmental impact statement says possible methods of disposal at the 890-square-mile federal site in eastern Idaho include an intermediate-depth borehole disposal facility, a […]

US: Forced labor continues on Thai fishing vessels

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:07

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says forced labor on Thai fishing vessels has continued in the past year despite legal reforms and arrests following an Associated Press investigation into the country’s seafood industry. The department made the assessment in its annual global review of human rights practices, released Wednesday by Secretary of State John […]

UConn receives grant to exhibit collection of 2 million ants

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:06

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to preserve and exhibit a collection of 2 million dead army ants and other critters. The collection represents the life work of former UConn biologist Carl Rettenmeyer and his wife Marian, who made more than 20 expeditions to Central […]

Bears emerging early have run-ins with Montana residents

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

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The chicken-killer had been caught red-pawed, but because he was a first-time offender, he was released on his own recognizance. Montana wildlife officials trapped a 211-pound grizzly bear Monday that reportedly killed chickens at a home near Columbia Falls, west of Glacier National Park. The 3-year-old bruin had no known previous […]

Pregame: Can the Mariners salvage a win on this homestand?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:01

Mariners manager Scott Servais discussed the team's player-only meeting and playing at Safeco Field during his pregame media session.

Laws decried as LGBT discrimination proposed across country

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:01

Legislation has been proposed in states across the country to protect those who — due to religious beliefs — decline to employ or serve certain people. Critics say the laws are aimed at the LGBT community and are discriminatory. Recent laws denounced as discriminatory in North Carolina and Mississippi has prompted a growing backlash from […]

Anti-Semitic task force formed at Western Washington University after 3 incidents

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:54

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard is forming a task force after several anti-Semitic incidents involving students at the Bellingham school.

Amid violence, Israel promotes Arab police officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:53

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel promoted an Arab police officer to deputy commissioner on Wednesday, making him the highest-ranking Muslim ever to serve in the force at a time when authorities are battling a wave of attacks by Palestinians that has frayed relations between Jews and Arabs. In his new position, the 59-year-old Gamal […]