Seattle Times Headlines

New 520 bridge: The long, long, long road to its opening

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 03:13

On Monday morning, the first cars crossed the westbound span of the new Highway 520 bridge, a milestone that took decades for politicians and engineers to conceive and complete. Here’s a brief look at how we got here.

Navy officer accused of espionage; now held in Navy brig

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 03:13

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say a Navy officer with access to classified information is accused of passing military secrets to China or Taiwan, or both. A document that describes multiple charges against Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin accuses him of failing to report foreign contacts and says that on multiple occasions he gave […]

Stephen Curry is setting standard on and off the court

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:47

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For years, Stephen Curry watched his dad, Dell, do his part in the community. Curry was often among those children in Charlotte treated to special appearances from star athletes and still cherishes those sweet memories. “That’s how I grew up,” Curry said. “I was blessed to see my dad and how […]

In the mail: Drugs, 5 guns, $160K seized at sorting plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:45

ONEIDA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say 22 people have been arrested after investigators intercepted packages containing drugs, guns and about $160,000 at a central New York mail sorting facility. State police and the U.S. Postal Service said Monday they seized the contraband during the investigation that began two weeks ago in the town of Cicero. […]

Iran says Boeing offers aircraft on Tehran trip; company mum

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:40

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official news agency is reporting that Boeing Co. has offered the Islamic Republic three models of new aircraft to purchase after the lifting of international sanctions. The Chicago-based manufacturer declined to discuss specifics Monday night over the two-day visit, the first by Boeing officials in decades. The IRNA news agency […]

Judge likely to allow Blake Shelton to sue tabloid In Touch

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:39

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says she is inclined rule that singer Blake Shelton’s defamation lawsuit against the publisher of In Touch Weekly over a story stating he was headed to rehab should proceed. U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder delivered her tentative ruling Monday in Los Angeles. It is based primarily on the tabloid […]

Sanders lags in delegates but leads in likability

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:37

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is still behind when it comes to delegates and votes, but he has one clear advantage over his Democratic and Republican presidential rivals — a lot of people actually like him. By 48 percent to 39 percent, more Americans have a favorable than an unfavorable opinion of Sanders, giving him […]

With New York on their minds, Democrats trade fresh attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:36

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders opened a series of fresh and fierce attacks against one another on Monday on issues ranging from immigration to fracking as they campaigned across New York ahead of the state’s contentious primary. Campaigning in the New York City borough of Queens, Clinton assailed Sanders for his […]

UW star safety Budda Baker runs routes on offense for the first time this spring, then blocks field goal to save defense

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:35

Also, Jake Browning, on his 20th birthday, throws a 30-yard TD pass to redshirt freshman Andre Baccellia during the last two-minute period.

New City Theater creates a brave new ‘Tempest’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:28

A review of New City Theater’s enchanting production of “The Tempest,” which features Mary Ewald and Peter Crook alternating in the roles of Prospero and Caliban.

White House cites lessons learned from Libya intervention

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has tried to apply the lessons from the 2011 intervention in Libya to other situations where he must decide whether to use military force. Obama says in a “Fox News Sunday” interview that his worst mistake was “failing to plan for the day after” the […]

Gaza lioness leaves territory for new life in the West Bank

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:24

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian handlers have transferred a lioness from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank Uri Madar, an official with COGAT, an Israeli defense body responsible for Palestinian civilian affairs, inspected the 7-year-old feline Monday as it entered Israel on the way to its new home at a […]

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 01:49

April 10, 2016 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Everett Public Ramp 27 53 13 0 0 0 0 Kingston Public Ramp 10 18 8 0 0 0 0 Misery Point Ramp 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 Mukilteo Lighthouse Park (State Park Public Ramp) 3 6 1 0 […]

Shellfish behavior: US lobster industry at odds with Sweden

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 01:49

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American and Canadian lobster industries are digging in for a fight against the possibility of a ban on lobster exports to Europe. The dispute was set off by the discovery of 32 American lobsters in Swedish waters over the past eight years. The lobsters had apparently been exported to Europe […]

Police: Texas teen kills mom, brother before killing himself

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 01:48

DALLAS (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine why a Texas teenager fatally stabbed his younger brother and mother, who was a Dallas television personality, before mortally wounding himself. Police in the Dallas suburb of Plano say 19-year old McCann Utu Jr. attacked his 45-year-old mother, Stacy Fawcett, and his 17-year-old brother early Friday before […]

Report: 4 Iranian commandos killed in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 01:48

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that four members of the Iranian Special Forces were killed in Syria while fighting against the Islamic State group. The Tasnim news agency, which is considered close to the Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, reported the deaths but did not elaborate on the circumstances. A […]

Video shows Texas teacher repeatedly striking student

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 01:44

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A high school teacher in southeast Texas has been arrested on an assault charge after a video surfaced online showing her repeatedly striking a student in her class. The cellphone video , which has an emoji overlay and was posted by the Beaumont Enterprise and other sites, shows the teacher at […]

Texas attorney general charged with federal securities fraud

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 01:38

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal securities regulators filed civil fraud charges Monday against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over recruiting investors to a high-tech startup before becoming the state’s top prosecutor. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed the lawsuit against Paxton and former executives of Severgy Inc. Paxton is already under felony criminal indictment […]

Court hands defeat on polygamy to family from ‘Sister Wives’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 01:33

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed a decision that decriminalized polygamy in Utah, marking a defeat for the family from the TV show “Sister Wives.” The ruling handed down Monday by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver found the family can’t sue because prosecutors never filed charges […]

Michigan finds 2 more Legionnaires’ deaths in Flint area

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 01:33

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health officials have found two more fatal cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area amid an outbreak some experts have linked to the city’s water crisis. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Monday the respiratory disease deaths last year are among 12 detected in Genesee County […]