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Cameron faces Parliament for 1st time in offshore funds row

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:36

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron, under fire over his past investment in an offshore fund, faces an expected grilling Monday from opposition lawmakers when he addresses Parliament for the first time since the Panama Papers scandal shed light on the tax-haven tactics of the rich and famous. Opposition leaders say Cameron has […]

Idaho prison officials hunt for place to put 16-year-old killer

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:31

A 16-year-old convicted killer, sentenced to 20 years in prison, poses a dilemma for Idaho, which is struggling to find a safe place to house him

Smokeless tobacco is baseball’s deadly sin and should be banned

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:06

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Baseball loves culture and tradition. Even deadly ones. Anybody want a pinch between the cheek and gum? The temptation has been strong, from advertisements for tobacco in baseball cards decades ago, to the glorified moment of New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth accepting a plug of chew from his girlfriend before […]

Liquor and Cannabis Board needs to work to maintain reputation

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:06

The Liquor and Cannabis Board needs to make sure its emerging reputation is a good one.

Madagascar moves to protect its vanilla market

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:03

Vanilla demand is growing, particularly in developing countries, as Nestle and Whole Foods Market are using more natural flavors in food products. But a prolonged price slump led to smaller global harvests. And in Madagascar farmers took shortcuts.

We need to get more African Americans interested in the great outdoors

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:01

We need to get more African Americans of all ages to help influence and participate in the future of conservation.

Oasis in middle of food desert in New Orlean’s Lower 9th Ward

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:00

More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans and all but destroyed the Lower Ninth, Burnell Cotlon has sunk every cent of his life savings into restoring the quiet neighborhood to the family-friendly community he remembers from his childhood.

Jury selection set in case of man accused in hot SUV death

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:58

ATLANTA (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the case of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler to die in a hot SUV. According to The Atlanta Journal Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/1VL0M19), 550 summonses were sent to prospective jurors to hear the murder case of Justin Ross Harris who is accused […]

Three thoughts on Mariners’ loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:23

Bullpen and offense let down Mariners, while Felix Hernandez was Felix Hernandez.

Schwarzenegger ally’s son freed from California prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The son of a former California state Assembly speaker has been freed from prison after his manslaughter sentence was significantly reduced in 2011 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday that Esteban Nunez was release to parole supervision. It says he will live in Sacramento […]

State still doesn’t meet tougher security rules for driver’s licenses

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:11

Washington lags on security-enhancements to driver’s licenses required by a 2005 federal law, and now the state faces consequences if the Legislature doesn’t act

Seattle worried about clashing KeyArena reports, then delayed one

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:09

Seattle knew a Sodo arena study differed with a consultant’s work on whether a KeyArena remodel was feasible, but delayed AECOM’s report and declined to add new facts.

Update: What REAL ID means for Washington state

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:08

Legislature has left action until next year on complying with 2005 federal law.

Utah family’s dog plummets 300 feet during hike, survives

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:02

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah family’s dog is recovering after surviving a 300-foot fall. The McInnes family of Eagle Mountain tells Salt Lake City’s KSL-TV (http://bit.ly/1S47VXE ) on Sunday that Toby, a 1-year-old English Sheepdog poodle, is resting at home. The family was hiking Thursday at Gooseberry Mesa, west of Zion National Park, […]

Texas trip offers reminder that we’re always making history

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:00

A stop in Texas shows how we’re always mixing, fighting and making history.

Saudi-led coalition says it will adhere to Yemen cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 06:52

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition that has been bombing Yemen’s Houthi rebels for more than a year said it will adhere to a cease-fire that took effect just before midnight Sunday, and the rebels also pledged to halt hostilities. The coalition said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency that […]

UK’s Daily Mail considers bid for Yahoo

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 06:49

The owner of Britain’s Daily Mail is in early discussions over a bid for the ailing U.S. internet company Yahoo. The Wall Street Journal first reported Sunday that the media company is speaking with private equity firms about an offer. A spokesman for the DailyMail.com said that, given the success of that site and Elite […]

Brock on prosthetic leg to throw 1st pitch at Cards opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 06:26

ST. LOUIS (AP) — If the St. Louis Cardinals need motivation beyond the pomp and circumstance of the home opener, they’ll be getting it from one of their on-the-mend Hall of Famers. Speedster Lou Brock, whose left leg was amputated just below the knee in the offseason, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before […]

Photos of the Day: Apr. 10, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 06:15

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.