Seattle Times Headlines

1 year after Freddie Gray, police work to heal city’s wounds

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:15

BALTIMORE (AP) — A year after the death of Freddie Gray, a small part of his legacy can be seen at a southwest Baltimore recreation center, where the pounding of basketballs and squeak of sneakers echo off the walls as young black men in shorts and sweats face off. Ken Hurst, a white policeman, watches […]

Potholes Reservoir starting to perk up for spring walleye and bass fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:08

Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Mike Meseberg at the MarDon Resort: Walleye fishing is beginning to improve and the spawn is almost over. However, on April 6  walleye were released because they had not spawned, big hens to 7 pounds. Lind Coulee has produced an 11 pounds walleye. Crab Creek, […]

Poland honors late president and other plane crash victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:02

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ceremonies were held in Poland on Sunday honoring late President Lech Kaczynski and the 95 others who were killed in a 2010 plane crash in Russia, amid revived allegations that the crash was a conspiracy by Russia and Poland’s government at the time. The allegations come from the ruling Law and […]

Monday Memo

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:00

The business week ahead

Idaho prison officials look for place to put teen killer

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:47

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho teen has been sentenced to spend the next 20 years in an adult prison, forcing correction officials to look across the country to find a safe place for the 16-year-old to do his time. Eldon Samuel III was just 14 when he shot to death his drug-addicted father and […]

Billionaire’s move puts New Jersey tax rates in spotlight

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:36

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The departure of one New Jersey resident to Florida has gotten so much attention that lawmakers are calling for changing the state’s tax structure, and a key legislative forecaster is raising concerns over revenue uncertainty. The spotlight turned to hedge fund manager David Tepper this week when legislative budget forecaster Frank […]

Turnpike worker recalls ex-trooper’s attack that left 3 dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:33

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Turnpike toll collector who survived a botched robbery attempt last month that left three people dead said she was terrified but her instincts took over during the attack by a retired state trooper, who was killed by police responding to her call for help. Martha Berkstresser told The Associated […]

Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for savings on the disabled

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:21

BOSTON (AP) — Several U.S. transit systems looking to defray costs of providing services for the disabled are weighing partnerships with Uber and Lyft, unsettling some advocates who note that ride-hailing services have themselves faced criticism over accessibility. Paratransit, better known under names like “The Ride,” ”Access-a-Ride,” or “Dial-a-Ride,” is required under the 1990 Americans […]

Top Saudi cleric reiterates support for ban on women driving

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:17

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s most senior cleric has reiterated his support for the kingdom’s ban on women driving, arguing it is “a dangerous matter that exposes women to evil.” The kingdom adheres to an ultraconservative interpretation of Islam and is the only country in the world where women are not allowed to […]

How stealthy is Navy’s new destroyer? It needs reflectors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:14

BATH, Maine (AP) — The future USS Zumwalt is so stealthy that it’ll go to sea with reflective material that can be hoisted to make it more visible to other ships. The Navy destroyer is designed to look like a much smaller vessel on radar, and it lived up to its billing during recent builder […]

Boston Globe prints fake front page on ‘President’ Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:05

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Globe printed a satirical front page complete with fake stories that show how “troubling” its editorial board says a Donald Trump presidency would be for America. The newspaper’s front page is dated April 9, 2017, and its lead story is about Trump calling for deportations. Another article mentions work being […]

Boyfriend’s religion issue points out bigger trouble ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:00

Rather than just address a boyfriend’s misleading of his family about religion, Carolyn Hax advises the significant other to look more deeply at this man’s avoidance of conflict and its potentially significant consequences in their life ahead.

Reports: Panama firm usurped name of Red Cross to hide money

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:59

PARIS (AP) — Newspapers working on the mammoth leak of offshore data say the Panamanian firm at the center of the scandal used the name and reputation of the International Committee of the Red Cross to help obscure the origin of millions of dollars in questionable money. There’s no suggestion that the humanitarian group knew […]

Obama says evidence dictates FBI’s review of Clinton e-mails

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he guarantees that evidence, not politics, will dictate the outcome of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of emails as secretary of state. Obama says he continues to believe Clinton didn’t jeopardize America’s national security with her private email server. But he adds that “there’s a carelessness […]

Ukraine’s embattled prime minister resigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:38

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine’s embattled prime minister announced Sunday that he is resigning, opening the way for the formation of a new government to end a drawn-out political crisis. In his weekly televised address, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said his resignation would be formally submitted to parliament on Tuesday. Yatsenyuk’s Cabinet survived a no-confidence vote in […]

Former Saints defensive end Will Smith shot and killed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:30

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday after a traffic accident. An emailed statement from New Orleans city coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse said that Smith died “of multiple gunshot wounds” after a traffic accident in the city’s Lower Garden District. The former defensive end was 34 […]

Turkish strikes leave dozens of Kurdish villages empty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:17

MERGA, Iraq (AP) — Dozens of villages have been abandoned and hundreds of families displaced close to Iraq’s northern border with Turkey as a result of Turkish air strikes targeting militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, better known as the PKK. Of the 76 villages of the Barwari sub-district of Dohuk governorate, which lies along […]

Sunday Best: Well-dressed queens and Alice

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:00

This spring brings not one but two movies designed by the great Colleen Atwood.

‘Half a Lifelong Romance’: a 1930s Shanghai love story

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:00

Chinese novelist Eileen Chang’s “Half a Lifelong Romance,” just published in the United States, is a story of love and family that unfolds in 1930s Shanghai.

‘High Dive’: characters in the crosshairs of history

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:00

Jonathan Lee’s beautifully realized novel “High Dive” imagines the lives of several characters in the weeks leading up to the Provisional IRA’s bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England, in 1984.