Seattle Times Headlines

Pregame: A packed house expected for the Mariners’ home opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:48

Pregame notes, quotes, matchups and lineups for Seattle's home opener vs. the A's at Safeco field.

Toppenish man charged in slaying of Renton man in apartment stairwell

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:47

The 24-year-old suspect is in Yakima County Jail following his March 30 arrest there.

Georgia inmate asks high court to consider juror racial bias

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:47

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his claim that his death sentence is unconstitutional because one of the jurors was motivated by racial prejudice. Kenneth Fults is to be executed Tuesday for the 1996 killing of Cathy Bounds. An investigator working for Fults’ lawyers in […]

Homelessness: County not doing enough to support SHARE’s services

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:46

I agree with The Seattle Times that Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (SHARE) is in need of some reforms [“SHARE should reform,” Opinion, April 8]. However, King County also could reform its ways in relationship to SHARE. How many reasons will the county use to deny funding for SHARE? It won’t fund the operation of […]

Weekend Watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:45

European races are getting desperate in this weekend's edition of the Watch.

Justice Dept. gives Congress documents on Fast and Furious

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it’s given to Congress additional documents related to the botched gun-smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious. The Obama administration had for the last four years refused to provide the documents to House Republicans, invoking a claim of executive privilege. But a federal judge in January turned aside […]

Montana’s high court dismisses notorious student rape case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:58

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from a teacher serving 10 years in prison in a notorious student rape case. Friday’s action ends the case of Stacey Dean Rambold almost a decade after he raped a 14-year-old freshman at Billings Senior School. Rambold’s public defender notified the high court last […]

Padres end shutout streak at 30 innings, get 1st run of year

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:57

DENVER (AP) — The San Diego Padres have ended their major league record 30-inning scoreless streak to start the season. Jon Jay’s single off Jordan Lyles with one out in the fourth inning Friday at Colorado scored Melvin Upton Jr. from second base with San Diego’s first run this season. The Padres piled on from […]

McIlroy roars back into contention in the Masters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:56

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy knows better than most how quickly fortunes can change in the Masters. He was eight shots behind Friday and headed to the scariest par 3 at Augusta National in tree-shaking wind. All that mattered was picking the right club, hoping for the right wind and getting it somewhere on […]

Precious metals firm put under Chapter 11 trustee

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:52

In bankruptcy court, a Seattle judge put Northwest Territorial Mint’s finances in the hands of a trustee, rejecting the owner’s proposal to hire a restructuring expert instead.

Official: Long-missing boy presumed dead, relatives arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:50

SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say relatives of a 9-year-old Oklahoma boy who went missing in 2006 have been arrested and their property is being searched for his remains. Assistant District Attorney Paul Smith says Rex and Rebecca Clark were arrested Friday in the disappearance of their nephew and foster son, Colton Levi Clark. Smith […]

Celebrities honored for philanthropy at Power of Women event

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:44

NEW YORK (AP) — Host Billy Eichner quipped at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon Friday that he wasn’t being paid nearly enough for the emcee job he was doing — and that’s why he knows what it’s like to be a woman in Hollywood. But otherwise, the event focused squarely on the serious philanthropic efforts […]

Edwards on Texas pole, 7th pole winner in 7 Cup races so far

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:41

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Carl Edwards became the seventh different pole winner in the seven NASCAR Sprint Cup races this season, posting the fast lap of 194.609 mph in the final round of qualifying for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at the Texas track where he has won three times. “My confidence level was […]

Court strikes down Wisconsin right-to-work law

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:38

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker as he was mounting his run for president, was struck down Friday as violating the state constitution. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, also a Republican, promised to appeal the decision and said he was confident it would not stand. Schimel has not […]

Man convicted of killing mother with dumbbell gets 40 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:30

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of beating his mother to death with a dumbbell inside their New Jersey home has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Union County prosecutors say John Quackenbush was sentenced Friday. The 47-year-old Plainfield resident was convicted in February of killing 69-year-old Gail Vandewalle. Police found her body […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:03

A surge in the price of oil sent energy companies higher on Friday, but U.S. stocks got only a small boost as retailers suffered big losses. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average gained 35 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,576.96. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 5.69 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,047.60. […]

Lesbian spouses challenge Indiana birth certificate law

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:00

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for eight married lesbian couples argued Friday that the state of Indiana is discriminating against them by not allowing both women to be listed on their children’s birth certificates, echoing a dispute that has led to similar lawsuits in several other states. A federal judge in Indianapolis heard arguments over […]

Man detained after guns, explosives found in car near church

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

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man has been arrested after police found homemade incendiary devices and guns in his car in the parking lot of a Mississippi church. Jason Moncrief, 41, was charged Thursday with trespassing at the Southaven church and remained jailed Friday in DeSoto County, just south of Memphis, Tennessee. Mike Knight is […]

Maine judge revives referendum on legalizing marijuana

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:56

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge on Friday delivered a victory to supporters of a referendum aimed at legalizing marijuana by overturning the rejection of thousands of signatures by state election officials. The same judge who upheld Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s decision to reject a casino referendum proposal because of invalid signatures on Thursday […]

Schwarzenegger ally’s son to be freed from California prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 04:56

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The son of former California state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez will be freed from prison within days, prison officials said Friday, the result of then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s much criticized 2011 decision to commute half the manslaughter sentence for his political ally’s child. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Luis Patino […]