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Bangladesh al-Qaida claims responsibility for student death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:34

NEW DELHI (AP) — A banned Islamist group in Bangladesh tied to the al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent has claimed responsibility for the killing of a student opponent of radical Islam. The killing of 28-year-old Nazimuddin Samad on Wednesday night follows a string of similar attacks last year, when at least five secular bloggers and […]

US: Syrian government releases American citizen

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Syrian government has released an American citizen who was captured and detained after entering the war-wracked country about four years ago, the State Department said Friday. Spokesman Mark Toner declined to identify the American due to privacy considerations, but U.S. officials told The Associated Press that he is Kevin Patrick Dawes, […]

Postgame notes and video — Mariners manager Scott Servais: ‘It was disappointing not to win tonight, but we will show up tomorrow.’’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:13

Notes, quotes, video of Dae-Ho Lee's first career homer and manager Scott Servais postgame and boxscore from the Mariners' 3-2 loss to the A's on Friday night.

U.S. men post top team score at Pacific Rim Championships

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:06

Facing competition that was low in A-list names, a six-man contingent from the U.S. men’s national team posted the top team score to win the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championship men’s title at Xfinity Arena to open a three-day competition involving athletes from 18 nations.

Closer Steve Cishek, offense a buzzkill in Mariners’ home opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:02

There were painfully few opportunities for the record Safeco Field crowd to erupt, virtually all of them coming in the fifth inning, when the Mariners did all their scoring and had half of their four hits yet ultimately squandered a huge chance to take the lead.

Homeless teen faces murder charge in Texas student’s killing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:01

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested and will be charged with murder in the death of a University of Texas dance major in the heart of the bustling campus, police say. Meechaiel Criner wasn’t believed to be a university student and hadn’t been living in Austin long. Police Chief Art Acevedo […]

50 Shades of Green just one reason why we love the Masters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 13:54

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The grass in the fairways is nicer than the carpeting in most homes. If the 300 or so club members ever descended on New York en masse wearing their trademark jackets, they’d immediately be awarded a float in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The event always coincides with prime time for […]

Everett’s Carter Hart holds off Thunderbirds

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 13:47

Hart made 26 saves to lead the Everett Silvertips to a 3-0 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday at the ShoWare Center.

Taiwan president visits small island in show of sovereignty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 13:44

PENGJIA ISLET, Taiwan (AP) — President Ma Ying-jeou is visiting a small island in the East China Sea to reassert Taiwan’s sovereignty and its role in the contested region, one of the key issues of his administration that ends next month. Ma’s visit on Saturday to Pengjia, roughly 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Taiwan […]

Prosecutors detail sex-abuse allegations against Hastert

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 13:42

CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to a person the former House speaker sexually abused when the victim was a 14-year-old wrestler on a team coached by Hastert, prosecutors said in a court filing that details allegations by five former students. The filing Friday night is the first time prosecutors have […]

Closer Steve Cishek allows ninth-inning HR as Mariners lose home opener to A’s

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 13:18

Closer Steve Cishek let up a home run in the ninth inning, putting a damper on the Mariners home opener Friday night at Safeco Field.

Friday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 13:17

In a game that went to nine innings, Carson Dallas stood out for the Mountlake Terrace Hawks as he batted 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs, a double, and three RBI in a losing effort.

UW to host ‘Apple Cup of rowing’ Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 13:09

The Washington State women and Oregon State men come to Seattle to race the Huskies on their home course.

California getting rain, but not enough to ease drought

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — April showers are arriving in California as a series of low-pressure systems scoots through the state, but the rain totals won’t do much to ease five years of drought, forecasters said. Light rain began falling Friday and showers should continue into Sunday, with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Downtown Los Angeles […]

Tacoma handles Albuquerque 5-2

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:48

The Rainiers scored four runs in the fifth inning to get past the Isotopes.

Spokane lawmaker seeks clarity from AG on secret city sessions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:41

Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, asked for a formal attorney general’s opinion to clear up what he believes are “gray areas” on what information can be released from a city’s executive session.

Tiny British Virgin Islands has big role in leaked documents

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:02

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (AP) — A thriving financial services industry that evolved over the last 30 years in the British Virgin Islands made it one of the most popular places in the world to form a corporation, turning a sleepy cluster of Caribbean islands into a global hub of finance. Now the British Virgin […]

FBI shows new images of Arizona ‘Most Wanted’ fugitive

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 11:58

PHOENIX (AP) — There is no reason to believe that a suburban Phoenix man who disappeared after the 2001 slayings of his wife and children is dead, authorities said. Scottsdale police and FBI officials announced plans Friday to plaster age-enhanced photos of Robert William Fisher on digital billboards across Arizona as the case approaches its […]

After Stripling pulled with no-hitter, Giants’ Brown homers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 11:57

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right after Ross Stripling of the Los Angeles Dodgers was pulled following 7 1/3 hitless innings in his major league debut, Trevor Brown homered off Chris Hatcher for the San Francisco Giants on a rainy Friday night. Manager Dave Roberts removed Stripling after 100 pitches and replaced him with Hatcher. The […]

How your U.S. lawmakers voted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 11:53

How Washington state’s U.S. senators voted on major issues in the week ending April 8. (The House was not in session.)