Seattle Times Headlines

National Labor Relations Board declines VW’s union challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has declined to take up Volkswagen’s challenge of a union vote at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee. The German automaker had sought to appeal a decision that allowed the group of roughly 160 workers specializing in the repair and maintenance of machinery and robots […]

See the best views in Seattle before you even land

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:00

Sketched April 9, 2016 On a clear day, how many of our tallest mountains can be seen as you fly into Sea-Tac? Last weekend, as I returned home from spending spring break with my family on the East Coast, our American Airlines flight treated us to excellent views of some of the volcanoes in the Cascade Range. […]

Uber expands uberPOOL ride-sharing to Central Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:00

The new uberPOOL option will allow riders to hail less expensive Uber vehicles if they’re willing to share a car with strangers traveling to similar destinations.

National Labor Relations Board declines Volkswagen challenge of union vote at Tennessee plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:58

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — National Labor Relations Board declines Volkswagen challenge of union vote at Tennessee plant .

19-year-old entrepreneur skips college, raises $4 million for Portland startup

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:53

Fleet, a Portland logistics startup, raised the money in a round led by Hunt Technology Ventures.

Egypt’s president defends giving Red Sea islands to Saudis

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:52

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president on Wednesday sought to defuse a storm stirred up by his government’s declared intention to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, arguing that he did not surrender Egyptian territory. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi also reiterated Cairo’s position that Egyptian security forces had nothing to do […]

CSX plans more cuts in response to slower freight volume

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:51

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX railroad plans to continue cutting costs this year to deal with slowing freight volume and declining profits. Executives at the Jacksonville, Florida, based railroad discussed their outlook Wednesday — one day after reporting a 19 percent drop in first quarter profit. CSX says it reduced expenses by about $270 million […]

With migrant mission to Greece, pope cements Orthodox ties

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:05

VATICAN CITY (AP) — When Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, visit migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos this weekend, they’ll be doing more than sending a political message about the need to welcome refugees. Christianity’s two most important leaders, still officially divided by a […]

Pennsylvania high school closed a day after student was shot

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:02

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — Classes have been canceled at a Pennsylvania high school a day after a student was shot near the school just after dismissal. Allegheny County and local police are investigating the Tuesday afternoon shooting near Sto-Rox High School and are searching for the shooter. Police say the shooting happened off school […]

Former attorneys generals urge pardon for Don Siegelman

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:02

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A bipartisan group of more than 100 former state attorneys general has asked President Barack Obama to pardon ex-Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who is nearing the end of a six-year prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice. Former New York Attorney General Bob Abrams said they believe the Democrat’s conviction […]

Aunt frets about niece’s unrealistic expectations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:00

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax: You found your way, she’ll find hers, two completely independent processes.

Ex-pol’s grandson drops candidacy, saying he would hate job

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:57

MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — The grandson of a former state House speaker is quitting the race for the seat his grandfather once held, saying he now realizes we would hate the job. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1V1791t ) says 29-year-old Jim Manderino II announced on Facebook that he was quitting the Democratic primary race. Manderino’s uncle […]

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is refuge from broken politics

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:53

NEW YORK (AP) — What a joy it is to be revisited by Ellie Kemper’s smile! The first season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” with Kemper igniting the title role, dazzled viewers with its loopy, big-hearted humor when its 13 episodes were unleashed by Netflix last March. But that was a distant, different time almost impossible […]

Speaker Ryan raises $17.3 million in first 3 months of year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:46

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has raised $17.2 million in the first three months of 2016 to help elect fellow Republicans to Congress. Ryan’s haul through the end of March comes in his first full quarter as speaker. The Wisconsin lawmaker has transferred more than $11 million to the National Republican Congressional […]

Spain: Police arrest suspect tied to Jan. 2015 Paris attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:43

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Frenchman they believe supplied the arms to Paris attacker Amedy Coulibaly for use in the January 2015 attacks in the French capital. A ministry statement on Wednesday said Antoine Denive, 27, from the northern French town of Sainte Catherine was arrested Tuesday in the […]

Judge to decide if verdict in stairwell shooting will stand

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:33

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is holding a hearing on whether to throw out the manslaughter verdict for a former New York Police Department officer who shot an unarmed man in a darkened public housing project stairwell. Peter Liang was convicted in the 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley. Liang was patrolling inside the building […]

Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Lake Stevens

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:33

A 22-year-old man was hurt in an officer-involved shooting in Lake Stevens Tuesday night.

Migrants clash again with Macedonian police on Greek border

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:05

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — More than 100 migrants engaged in running battles Wednesday with Macedonian police on the other side of a fence on Greece’s border with the country, in clashes that sent clouds of tear gas wafting over a crowded tent city of stranded refugees and other migrants. The violence stopped a planned tour […]

Amazon’s latest Kindle mostly wants to disappear

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:01

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s latest Kindle is its smallest and lightest yet. It’s also the most expensive, at $290. But the company is betting that its sleek frame and a cover that doubles as a rechargeable battery will attract dedicated e-book users to its eighth generation device, called the Kindle Oasis. Amazon says the […]

Amazon turns page, redesigns Kindle to cut size, weight

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:01

The Kindle Oasis looks very different from recent predecessors — and its battery can last months, thanks to a charging case included in the $290 price. It remains to be seen whether it will rekindle readers’ waning flame for dedicated devices.