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APNewsBreak: Navy flyer describes spotting island castaways

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:20

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy officer in charge of a flight crew that located three castaways on a remote Pacific island said Monday he has never seen or heard of another rescue quite like it. The stranded men, who were reported missing last Tuesday after a wave overtook their skiff, were found on a […]

N. Koreans: Brutal work abroad better than life back home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:19

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One North Korean who worked abroad says that as a waitress in China, she was forced to put up with male customers who groped her and tried to get her drunk. Two others recall the frozen bodies of their countrymen stored in Russian logging camps. Another says he toiled for […]

Asian stock markets mostly higher ahead of earnings reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:50

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly gained on Tuesday as investors awaited corporate earnings results at home and abroad. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 1.1 percent to 15,928.79 and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.6 percent to 1,981.32, a day before South Koreans elect 300 new lawmakers to parliament. Hong Kong’s Hang […]

Postgame video and notes: Mariners lose 7-3 to Texas, drop fourth straight game at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:35

Notes, quotes, video and boxscore from the Mariners' 7-3 loss to the Rangers on Monday night.

Navy secretary to discuss women in combat at Camp Pendleton

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:23

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has squared off against Marine Corps leaders who resisted recruiting women for all combat jobs. On Tuesday, he takes his case to a broader audience at Camp Pendleton, California. Marine Corps leaders had sought to keep certain infantry and combat jobs closed to women, citing studies showing […]

As attacks subside, Jerusalem tries to return to normal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:18

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of Jerusalem’s most popular Palestinian hummus joints, Lina, used to serve about 100 Israeli diners a day — the majority of its clientele. But after the outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian violence last fall, the place saw business drop to about three or four Israeli diners a day, and even many Palestinians abandoned […]

Panarin tops players to watch in 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:11

Evgeny Kuznetsov considers the KHL playoffs in Russia to be just as intense as the spotlight for the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs. Kuznetsov has experienced both, thanks to two rounds with the Washington Capitals last season. This spring, Chicago Blackhawks rookie and fellow Russian Artemi Panarin gets his first taste of the NHL postseason a […]

Blackhawks expect physical first-round series against Blues

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:10

CHICAGO (AP) — The last title defense for the Chicago Blackhawks also started with the St. Louis Blues, and it nearly ended there, too. Four of the six games went to overtime before the Blackhawks moved on. While most of the finer details from that 2014 playoff series have faded into history, Chicago defenseman Niklas […]

LEADING OFF: Offense ticking up, Twins falling down

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:09

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ BATTERS UP It’s only been a week, but offensive is back on the rise in major league baseball. Teams averaged 1.14 homers per game through the first week, according to STATS, which is up nearly 26 percent from last season. Teams averaged 4.43 runs […]

Turtle smuggler from Canada faces sentence in US court

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:06

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors in Michigan are seeking a five-year prison sentence for a Canadian man who says he smuggled more than 1,000 turtles to China to help pay for his college education. Kai Xu is returning to Ann Arbor federal court Tuesday. He has pleaded guilty and says his crime was a […]

Court upholds Utah’s polygamy ban in “Sister Wives” case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:05

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Utah’s ban on polygamy, dealing a legal blow to TV’s “Sister Wives” in a ruling that sides with prosecutors who said they need the ban to go after polygamists like imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs. While some said Monday’s decision could help in the prosecution […]

Capitals are not running from Stanley Cup expectations

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:02

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Once again, the Washington Capitals are atop the NHL as the best regular-season team. Once again, the pressure’s on them as the favorite to win the Stanley Cup and prove this year won’t bring another early playoff exit. Expectations have never been higher for Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals, six years […]

Man missing after fire at his Redmond restaurant

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:30

The 46-year-old man was last seen on April 1. His relatives told investigators he is without his usual vehicle, cell phone, jacket and other personal items, according to Redmond police.

Mariners reliever Joaquin Benoit sidelined with shoulder stiffness

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:30

Set-up man Joaquin Benoit was unavailable to pitch Sunday’s game because of stiffness in the back of his shoulder and it could keep him out of a few games.

Monday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:23

Davis Noblat scored four goals for Liberty as the Patriots shut out Sammamish 6-0.

Mariners remain winless at home after 7-3 loss to Texas Rangers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:22

Seattle strikes early, but can’t get much off Colby Lewis and is still seeking its first victory of the season at Safeco Field.

North Korea resurrects Abraham Lincoln to criticize Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:17

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has tried warnings of nuclear attack and racist diatribes to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama. Now it’s turning to Abraham Lincoln. North Korea’s state media have constructed an imaginary letter from the 16th U.S. president that attacks Obama’s “deception” over Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. It is the […]

Mariners lose to the Rangers at home

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

The Mariners lost to the Rangers, 7-3, at Safeco Field on Monday.

Cambodian police charge opposition critic of border policy

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

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police have charged an opposition lawmaker who has been a strong critic of the government’s handling of demarcating the border with neighboring Vietnam, reviving a campaign of pressure Prime Minister Hun Sen launched last year against his foes and critics. Um Sam An was arrested Monday and charged Tuesday, […]

Japan prepares for release of tritium from Fukushima plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:10

TOKYO (AP) — To dump or not to dump a little-discussed substance is the question brewing in Japan as it grapples with the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima five years ago. The substance is tritium. The radioactive material is technically near-impossible to remove from the huge quantities of water used to cool melted-down […]