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Kentucky jury awards $5.3M for alleged discrimination at UPS

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:59

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Eight black men have won a $5.3 million jury award in a lawsuit over claims that they endured a hostile work environment at UPS in Lexington, Kentucky, and that an effigy of a black UPS driver was hung from a ceiling. The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1ScQ156 ) reports a Fayette County Circuit […]

Rams’ trade proves anew value of Russell Wilson to Seahawks, and a few other thoughts

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:16

The Rams' big move to trade up to get a quarterback only further proves the value of the position, and the advantage that teams that have a QB --- like Seattle with Russell Wilson --- have over the rest.

El Nino weakens, here comes La Nina, meteorologists say

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of a major El Nino, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Nina, is around the corner. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center reports that El Nino is weakening but likely to stick around a couple more months. At the same time, NOAA issued a formal […]

Ski report: Some resorts still open for spring-break getaways as a great season comes to an end

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:12

Spring-like conditions will dominate the hillsides in the coming days as the ski season winds down, but some areas plan to stay until for at least a couple more weeks if not longer. Alpental at the Summit at Snoqualmie will be open this Saturday and Sunday, and April 23-24. Mount Baker is open Friday to […]

Baby, no: Cavs playoffs could bump Bieber show in Cleveland

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:12

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James and the Cavs may have a conflict with the Biebs. If Cleveland’s opening-round NBA playoff series against Detroit goes to five games, the April 26 game would bump a show planned by pop singer Justin Bieber at Quicken Loans Arena. A sweep by the top-seeded Cavaliers over the eighth-seeded Pistons […]

The clothes make the museum in doc ‘The First Monday in May’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:06

“The First Monday in May”: A documentary about one day when fashion, art and cultural politics came together at the Metropolitan Museum of Art — with a heavy dose of celebrities. 3 stars out of 4.

Tatiana Maslany likes playing multiple characters

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:02

NEW YORK (AP) — Think you’re busy? Tatiana Maslany can relate. She’s played 11 characters to date on her BBC America series, “Orphan Black.” The crazy part? She can recall an earlier time when she was juggling just as much. “There was a time in Toronto like 10 years ago where I did three jobs […]

April 14 TV Picks: ‘Orphan Black’ season premiere on BBC America

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:57

Also airing Thursday, April 14, 2016: “Mom” on CBS and “Vikings” on History.

Kings fire coach George Karl after 1 full season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:49

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings fired coach George Karl on Thursday after his first full season with the team, setting the stage for the team to hire its ninth coach since last making the playoffs in 2006. General manager Vlade Divac announced the move a day after the Kings wrapped up another disappointing […]

‘?Til Death Do Us Part’: mystery and romance in Victorian London

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:42

In “?’Til Death Do Us Part,” Seattle’s Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Amanda Quick, delivers a suspenseful tale of a young Victorian woman who receives three sinister tokens of mourning. Krentz appears Friday, April 22, at King County Public Library System’s Bellevue branch.

Family reaches $4.75M settlement in death of football player

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:28

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The family of a University of California, Berkeley, football player who died after a team drill in 2014 has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the school system for $4.75 million, officials said Thursday. The parents of 21-year-old Ted Agu sued, saying their son shouldn’t have been in the strenuous workout […]

No sex assault charges for ex-Indiana University official

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:14

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say the former student ethics director at Indiana University won’t face charges in Texas for an alleged sexual assault that prompted him to resign in February. The Fort Worth Police Department had investigated a woman’s allegations that Jason Casares (cuh-SAR’-ess) sexually assaulted her at a December education conference. Fort Worth police […]

Man wounded in deadly shootout released from hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:14

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 24-year-old man who was wounded in a shootout that killed two 19-year-old Southern University students has been released from a Baton Rouge hospital. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola said he was notified Thursday that the man had been released from Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Police said […]

AB InBev makes job promises to South Africa ahead of merger

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:08

LONDON (AP) — Anheuser-Busch InBev pledged not to eliminate any jobs in South Africa following its takeover of SABMiller as part of an agreement designed to expedite the merger. The pact with South Africa’s government was announced after markets closed Thursday. AB InBev also agreed to invest 1 billion rand ($68.8 million) to support small […]

Jim Lynch’s ‘Before the Wind’: a storm-tossed Seattle family

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:00

Olympia novelist Jim Lynch returns with “Before the Wind,” the story of an eccentric Seattle family of sailors whose resistance to change sometimes seems like the only tie that binds. Lynch reads in April at several Western Washington locations.

Q&A with Jim Lynch on his new book, sailing ‘euphoria’ and change in the PNW

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 01:00

Olympia author Jim Lynch ventures again into some interesting family dynamics in “Before the Wind,” about relations obsessed with sailing.

WSU student hospitalized after drinking at frat party

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:51

A Washington State University student was hospitalized with a life-threatening blood-alcohol level after a recent event at the Phi Delta Theta house.

Singer Kelly Clarkson gives birth to a baby boy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:49

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop singer Kelly Clarkson has announced the birth of her second child, a boy named Remington Alexander Blackstock. Clarkson, a former “American Idol” star, posted Thursday on her Twitter account that the baby was born Tuesday “& he is healthy & we couldn’t be happier or more in love.” A record […]

Obama: Wounds don’t end service for US military members

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the sight of wounded service members riding bicycles is a reminder that service doesn’t end when they take off the uniform. Some participants in the annual Wounded Warrior Ride who were welcomed at the White House on Thursday are working through less visible wounds, like post-traumatic stress disorder. […]

Photos of the Day: Apr. 14, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:46

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.