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Learn to can with natural sweeteners | Books for Cooks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:00

In “Naturally Sweet Food in Jars,” Marisa McClellan offers 100 recipes for jams, butters, syrups and more, including this one for Rhubarb Parsley Syrup.

Rant & Rave: Respect the nation anthem, dudes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 21:00

Readers rave about usher asking for respect during national anthem, complain about no tip for the peanut guy.

Regulators: 5 big banks get failing grades for crisis plans

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say that five of the biggest banks in the U.S. have inadequate plans for unwinding operations in case of failure, potentially leaving them unable to cope with financial distress without another taxpayer bailout. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of New York Mellon and State Street were cited […]

6-year-olds take pickup truck for a joyride in Kansas

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:58

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Police say two 6-year-old boys took a joyride in a pickup truck through a central Kansas town, damaging five other vehicles and two mailboxes along the way. Newton police Sgt. Josh Millspaugh says the boys’ three-block journey ended about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when they rammed another truck. One of the boys […]

Sanders’ White House bid endorsed by Oregon Senate colleague

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Oregon Democrat has become the first of Bernie Sanders’ Senate colleagues to endorse his presidential candidacy. In an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times and on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Merkley gave Sanders high marks for resisting trade treaties Sanders says has cost American jobs. Merkley said […]

Complaint filed over ruling to return gun from Smart murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:41

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Pamela Smart’s mother has filed a complaint with the state Judicial Conduct Committee regarding a New Hampshire judge’s recent release of the gun used to kill Gregg Smart in 1990. Linda Wojas tells WMUR-TV ( ) that she filed the complaint on April 8, a little more than a week after […]

Yaya Toure no longer a must-pick for Manchester City

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:25

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The prospect of Manchester City going into one of the biggest games in the club’s history without Yaya Toure in the starting lineup would once have seemed unthinkable. Toure has been at the heart of City’s growth as a major force in English soccer since 2010, with his masterful technique, driving […]

China summons G7 diplomats to protest S. China Sea statement

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:10

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing says it has summoned diplomats from the Group of 7 industrialized countries to protest their statement criticizing China’s island-building activities in the disputed South China Sea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Wednesday that China “solemnly clarified” to the diplomats its position on the issue. Beijing has defended its land reclamation […]

New details from police help shed light on Smith’s shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:10

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A loaded gun was found in the vehicle former Saints’ defensive end Will Smith was in the night he was shot and killed in New Orleans, police said. Police have said Smith and his wife were shot by Cardell Hayes after a traffic altercation Saturday night. In a statement late Tuesday, […]

Poland’s abortion debate risks shaking government, church

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:10

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Poland’s Catholic Church prepares to celebrate 1,050 years as the national faith, a call by its bishops for a total ban on abortion has embroiled the church in a divisive and potentially harmful debate. The church that was crucial in preserving the nation’s spirit and identity in World War II […]

JPMorgan profit falls 8 percent as investment bank struggles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:02

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan said its first-quarter profit fell more than 8 percent from a year earlier, hurt by weak performance at its investment bank. But the New York bank’s earnings still beat Wall Street expectations, and its shares rose before the stock market opened Wednesday. The largest U.S. bank by assets said it […]

Birds aim for Alabama island on soaring journey across South

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 18:57

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Officials on Alabama’s Dauphin Island say the spring bird migration season is bringing flocks of tourists and nature lovers to the coastal area. Andrew Haffenden, who leads groups and lectures on the topic, says the migration season typically peaks around the third weekend of April. Haffenden says the island is […]

Peabody, largest US coal miner, seeks bankruptcy protection

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 18:54

NEW YORK (AP) — Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal miner, is seeking bankruptcy protection. The filing comes less than three months after another from Arch Coal, the country’s second-largest miner, which followed bankruptcy filings from Alpha Natural Resources and Arch Coal. New energy technology and tightening environmental regulations have throttled the industry and led […]

WADA opens way for athletes to avoid sanctions for meldonium

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 18:46

LONDON (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency says some athletes who tested positive for meldonium may be able to avoid sanctions because of a lack of certainty over how long the drug takes to clear the system. WADA says provisional suspensions can be lifted if it is determined that an athlete took meldonium before it […]

Judge being asked to delay Charleston church shooting trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 18:28

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge is being asked to delay the state death-penalty trial of Dylann Roof, who is charged with nine counts of murder in last year’s Charleston church shootings. Defense attorneys say starting the trial as scheduled on July 11 won’t give them enough time to mount an adequate defense […]

Volkswagen to cut managers’ bonuses following diesel scandal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 18:19

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen said Wednesday that its top managers’ bonuses will be cut significantly, citing the need to send a “signal” on executives’ pay following the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. The company, which has yet to release 2015 earnings figures, said in a statement that “different models which would constitute a reasonable and fair […]

Dubai airline Emirates buys 2 more Airbus A380 jetliners

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 18:13

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world’s biggest operator of the double-decker Airbus A380 is buying a couple more. Dubai-based airline Emirates already operates 75 of the giant aircraft and had another 65 on order. It said Wednesday the extra two planes would be delivered in the last three months of next year. The […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 17:58

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT SUPREME COURT POLITICAL BATTLE Nearly 2 in 3 back Democrats’ demands that the Republican-run Senate hold hearings and a vote on Obama’s pick Merrick Garland, but it may not damage the GOP too […]

Lawyers to start questioning jurors in Georgia hot SUV case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 17:56

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers in the case of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die are scheduled to begin questioning potential jurors. Justin Ross Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day his son died. Police say his 22-month-old son […]

DC subway officials to address safety lapses on Capitol Hill

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 17:50

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to ask questions about the safety of the Washington area’s subway system after an unprecedented daylong shutdown. The Metro system’s general manager and other officials will answer questions from two House oversight subcommittees at a hearing Wednesday afternoon. In prepared testimony, Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld says he’s found […]