Seattle Times Headlines

Panama Papers: Why candidates aren’t discussing the massive leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:32

The Seattle Times editorial on the Panama Papers and the dire need to overhaul the tax code was very informative. However, within the editorial there was the following statement: “This has created a wave of disaffection that’s propelling the leading candidates.” What? How is it propelling the presidential candidates? In fact, there has been little […]

Body found Thursday in Everett swamp identified

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:29

The man found slain Thursday near the Snohomish River has been identified as David A. Webster, 54, of Everett.

UN: Biggest killer of kids in CAfrican Republic not bullets

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:25

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Three years after conflict erupted in the Central African Republic, the biggest killers of children aren’t bullets but malnutrition, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhea, the United Nations said Monday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the mortality rate of children under the age of five is now above emergency levels in 11 […]

Bill to let counselors deny services on the way to governor

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:21

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee bill that would allow mental health therapists to turn patients away based on the counselors’ religious beliefs and personal principles has passed and is on its way to the governor. The American Counseling Association says Tennessee would be the only state to allow counselors to refuse to treat patients […]

Barricaded gunman causes tweet-storm in ritzy neighborhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:16

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man barricaded himself in a garage after a stolen-car chase in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood Tuesday, a Twitter executive who lives on the street live-tweeted the scene. “GUYS I PICKED A REALLY BAD NIGHT TO FLY BACK FROM AFRICA AND TAKE AN AMBIEN BEFORE BED,” wrote Nathan C. […]

Man arrested in rape, killing of Thurston County dog in March

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:49

A man alleged to have sexually assaulted and killed a dog in March was arrested Saturday in Grays Harbor County. A news release from Thurston County Joint Animal Services said the man was taken into custody after an extensive investigation across several counties and is being held without bail. The Seattle Times generally doesn’t identify […]

Escapee from mental hospital makes first court appearance

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:47

An escapee from the Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital who was captured on Friday night has made his first appearance Monday in federal court.

Grand jury declines to indict deputy in fatal shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:40

LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A Harnett County grand jury has decided not to indict a sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man as he sat on the porch of his home. Local media outlets report the grand jury met most of the day Monday to consider charges against Deputy Nichols Kehagias. Earlier in the […]

Spilled milk: Truck hauling 4,600 gallons of milk overturns

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:39

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a tractor-trailer carrying 4,600 gallons of milk overturned and spilled some of its load in the Richmond area. Troopers told media outlets that the spill occurred Monday afternoon on a ramp leading from a road to Interstate 295 in the suburb of Glen Allen. Police say […]

Authorities search Oklahoma couple’s property for boy’s body

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:32

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities have been searching the rural property of an Oklahoma couple for the body of a boy who disappeared in 2006 when he was 9, but aren’t saying what new reason led them back there. A court hearing is tentatively scheduled Tuesday for Rex and Rebecca Clark, who were arrested Friday […]

Judge clears ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright case for trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:24

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says a trial is needed to determine if Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” copies its opening notes from a song by the rock band Spirit. U.S District Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled Friday that lawyers for the estate of late Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe had shown enough evidence to […]

Detroit Tigers fan catches 5 foul balls in 8 innings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:19

DETROIT (AP) — For most people, catching a foul ball at a major league game would be the thrill of a lifetime. On Monday, Bill Dugan almost got bored by the whole thing. In a performance that captivated a Comerica Park crowd that wasn’t much enjoying the Detroit Tigers’ 7-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, […]

U of California students take harassment concerns to agency

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:19

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Two graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley took their allegations that a professor sexually harassed them to the state agency that investigates discrimination claims on Monday, saying they were frustrated by the campus administration’s failure to discipline the faculty member. The doctoral students, Kathleen Gutierrez and Erin Bennett, filed […]

Police: Mom stabs crying infant daughter with kitchen knife

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:13

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police say a Virginia woman stabbed her 3-month-old baby with a kitchen knife when the girl wouldn’t stop crying, sending the baby to the hospital. A Prince William County Police incident report issued Monday says 35-year-old Leah Arrington of Woodbridge is being held without bond on a charge of aggravated malicious […]

Amarista’s squeeze lifts Padres past Phillies 4-3

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:11

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alexi Amarista’s safety squeeze in the seventh scored the go-ahead run and the San Diego Padres beat the Phillies 4-3 Monday to spoil Philadelphia’s home opener. Will Myers hit a solo homer for the Padres, who benefited from a strange double play and two video reviews going their way. Kevin Quackenbush (1-0) […]

Maple syrup producers having strong year, thanks to weather

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:49

CALAIS, Vt. (AP) — Some maple syrup makers in Vermont, the country’s largest producer, are having a banner year despite initial fears that an early start to the maple season this winter would cut it short. The warm weather in late March and early April didn’t bring an end to the maple sap gathering season, […]

San Antonio district fires officer who body-slammed girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:48

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Independent School District has fired an officer who body-slammed a middle-school student in an incident caught on video. The district said in a statement Monday that Officer Joshua Kehm’s report on the March incident was “inconsistent” with what the video showed, and that his response was “absolutely unwarranted.” […]

Mariners minor league report: Rainiers pound out 13 runs in a win over Albuquerque

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:46

Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.

Chicago panel recommends $6.4M for 2 police custody deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:38

CHICAGO (AP) — A City Council panel recommended Monday that Chicago pay $6.45 million to families of two men who died in police custody — one after he was dragged from a jail cell and shot with a stun gun and the other who had a fatal asthma attack after officers allegedly refused to let […]

A good week for birders: Top-flight bird photographer, artist, will appear in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:32

Western Washington is one of the top birding areas in the nation. The sheer range of habitat, from mountains to forests to riversides to oceans, guarantees that bird watchers are likely to see a wide range of birds in a beautiful environment. Next week two of the nation’s premier chroniclers of birds – one a […]