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IRS wants procrastinators to know it’s doing better this year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:45

In December, the agency got an additional $290 million to improve customer service, expand efforts to combat identity theft and beef up cybersecurity.

Harbaugh blasts NCAA for barring out-of-area football camps

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:42

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has fired back at the NCAA. The Michigan coach says, “the incompetence of the NCAA has reared its ugly head yet again,” in a story published Tuesday by Sports Illustrated. Harbaugh was reacting to Friday’s decision that bars football coaches from having camps or clinics away from campus […]

Young studio makes big CinemaCon debut among heavyweights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:34

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Newbie film studio STX has a fresh creative partner in its ring: Sylvester Stallone. The less than two-year-old company that specializes in mid-budget films like “The Gift” announced Tuesday at CinemaCon that it would be developing a film project with Stallone, who was on site at the annual gathering of theater […]

Confederate emblem ‘anti-American,’ judge in flag case says

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:32

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is “anti-American” because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a […]

APNewsBreak: Cruise lines say city misused passenger fees

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:28

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A life-sized whale statue has landed Juneau in hot water as a cruise ship association alleges it’s a symbol of the Alaska city’s misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors. The Cruise Lines International Association and its Alaska affiliate filed a lawsuit against the city and borough of Juneau on […]

Downed helicopter key to Russia’s role in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:28

The gunship’s crash and continued deployment in Syria is indicative of Russia’s shift apparent in battlefield operations after February’s promised cessation of hostilities.

Organized crime prosecutors raid Panama Papers firm office

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:13

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Organized crime prosecutors raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm Tuesday looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism following a leak of documents about tax havens it set up for wealthy international clients. A half dozen police officers set up a perimeter around the offices while prosecutors […]

LEADING OFF: New looks at Wrigley, Smith bests Curry

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:11

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Wednesday: ___ NEW AT WRIGLEY John Lackey makes his first start at Wrigley Field as a member of the Chicago Cubs. The 37-year-old joined the Cubs at the right time — Wrigley’s home locker room was revamped for this season, tripling the size of the once-cramped […]

Slain nurse’s family: ‘A light went out in our lives forever’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:09

Statement from the family of homicide victim Ingrid Lyne.

Live Mariners game coverage: Taijuan Walker gets nod vs. Rangers as Seattle looks to snap home losing streak

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:00

Get live updates, analysis and commentary as the Mariners take the field looking for their first home victory Tuesday against the Rangers.

Man charged in fatal college shooting to live with parents

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:59

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The man charged in the fatal shooting of a Northern Arizona University student will be allowed to live with his parents, a decision that means the family that once owned a gun shop will have to remove all weapons from their Arizona home. Steven Jones will be monitored around-the-clock with a […]

In this case, learning comes at a price

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:49

“A good thumping prepares one for life after high-school sports, when there will be all kinds of good thumpings, especially when the IRS gets involved,” reasoned Ron Kantowski of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Plus, good thumpings are another reason not to like Geno Auriemma.”

Ohio police officer wounded in weekend shooting dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:49

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has died two days after he was critically wounded when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him. Columbus police say Officer Steven M. Smith died late Tuesday afternoon, surrounded by his family. He was 54 years old. Police say 44-year-old Columbus resident […]

Ohio police: Officer dies 2 days after being critically wounded in weekend shooting.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:46

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police: Officer dies 2 days after being critically wounded in weekend shooting.

Confederate emblem ‘anti-American,’ judge in flag case says

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:38

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is “anti-American” because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol. […]

One on One: After bad start, same old Mariners? Larry Stone, Matt Calkins take on the week’s biggest news in Seattle sports

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:32

An 0-4 start to their first homestand was not the best way for the Mariners to win over fans and show things are changing. Seattle Times sports columnists take on the big questions.

Wildfires, once confined to a season, burn earlier and longer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:25

Fires, once largely confined to a single season, have become a constant threat in some places, burning earlier and later in the year, in the United States and abroad.

US wind energy output hit record in ’15, industry group says

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:20

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Wind energy generated a record 191 megawatt-hours of electricity last year, enough for 17.5 million homes, an industry group said Tuesday. The American Wind Energy Association said wind produced 4.7 percent of the nation’s electricity in 2015. Coal generated 33 percent and natural gas slightly less than that, the association said. […]

Take responsibility for your own trash

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

I read with interest the Pacific magazine article “Cleaning up,” and I wanted to thank you. I abhor litter! Maybe it was my association with military bases, ships and facilities over a 31-year career in the Coast Guard and Navy, wherein any mess would be cleaned up. The discipline and behavior ownership realities of uniformed […]