Seattle Times Headlines

Jets’ Ferguson makes retirement official in letter to fans

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 02:07

NEW YORK (AP) — D’Brickashaw Ferguson played 10 rugged seasons in the NFL, never missed a snap due to injury and established himself as one of the best at his position. Now comes the toughest assignment of all for the New York Jets left tackle. The 32-year-old Ferguson made his retirement from football official on […]

Naked Break-in: Bare burglar sneaks into home to do laundry

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 02:01

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a naked man was arrested after breaking into a north Georgia home through a pet door. Cherokee County Deputy Joshua Watkins tells local news media that 28-year-old Jarred Lemming on Wednesday entered the home nude to shower, wash his laundry and to use the owner’s Wi-Fi. The incident report […]

Car stolen with 7-year-old girl sleeping inside

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 02:00

The vehicle — and the girl — were quickly recovered after being stolen in Burien.

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask misses crucial season finale

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 01:55

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask missed Saturday’s regular-season finale against the Ottawa Senators as his team played for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. Backup Jonas Gustavsson got the start against Ottawa — his 20th start of the season. The Bruins needed a victory over the Senators and […]

Faldo shows the way on coming from behind at the Masters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 01:55

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — No lead is too safe at the Masters. No deficit is too daunting. And no one can appreciate that more than Nick Faldo. Twenty years ago, Faldo won his third green jacket in what remains the greatest collapse in major championship history over the final 18 holes. Six shots behind going […]

Steve Miller, after induction, slams Rock Hall of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 01:38

Steve Miller had just performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, but he wasn’t finished. In fact, he was just getting started. The new inductee ripped the rock hall in a backstage interview, calling the evening a “lazy” night with “a bunch of fat cats” that was tantamount to a bad reality […]

Comedian Andy Richter recalls Hastert’s locker room chair

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 01:37

CHICAGO (AP) — Comedian Andy Richter says he remembers the chair facing the showers that Dennis Hastert placed in the boys’ locker room at the high school where Hastert coached wrestling before becoming an Illinois congressman. Richter attended Yorkville High School in the 1980s. He tweeted about the chair Friday night after prosecutors mentioned it […]

Spring chinook fishing improves on Willamette River in Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 01:16

With the Lower Columbia River spring chinook fishery now closed, many anglers still in hot pursuit of these tasty fish will direct their efforts on tributaries like the Willamette River in Oregon, which has started to improve. Water temperature at Willamette Falls was 55 degrees with five feet of visibility. Here are the latest catch […]

Najee Harris, nation’s No. 1 running back recruit, reportedly visiting UW this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 01:03

Najee Harris has been committed to Alabama for almost a year.

Otherworldly experience: rafting on North Fork Smith River

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 01:00

GASQUET, Calif. (AP) — If you’ve ever wanted to go whitewater rafting on Mars, head southwest to the border of Oregon and California and ask for the man they call Bearfoot Brad. The bearded resident of this tiny hamlet doesn’t hold the keys to a spaceship, but he is the gatekeeper for a section of […]

Racist graffiti on Roma tent in Bucharest is criticized

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 00:55

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian minister and the World Bank have criticized racist graffiti that appeared on a tent erected to mark International Roma Day in Bucharest. Justice Minister Raluca Pruna said Saturday “such acts of racism aren’t being tackled. A message that says ‘death to Gypsies’ should oblige the state to punish” the […]

Colorado, Wyoming hold Saturday focus in presidential race

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 00:55

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The hunt for presidential delegates is focusing on Colorado and Wyoming. Republican Ted Cruz looks to add to his edge in Colorado over front-runner Donald Trump when 13 more delegates are chosen at the GOP state convention on Saturday. Cruz already has locked up the support of 21 Colorado delegates. […]

Power outage shuts down Link service to SeaTac

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 00:36

Related to failure of underground switch, expected to take 6-8 hours to fix

Surrounded by positives, young Somali chose Islamic State

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 00:36

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a spoken word artist, Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame liked to talk to other young Somalis about following their dreams. In a video posted online in 2011, the teenager stands at a microphone and encourages teens to stay focused on their goals in life. “You guys are tomorrow. And all you have to […]

Fast track: Early enrollment now common in college football

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 00:22

In January 2007, mega-recruit Jimmy Clausen enrolled at Notre Dame, bypassing a final semester of high school to partake in spring practice with the Fighting Irish and get a jump on becoming the starting quarterback. Early enrollment was a rarity in college football at the time. Almost a decade later, it’s commonplace. All but four […]

Candidates for next UN chief to face nations for first time

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 00:18

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations, all the member states will get a chance to question the candidates for Secretary-General, in a move to make the usually secret selection process for the world’s top diplomatic post more transparent. Last year, the U.N. General Assembly responded […]

Jury acquits white ex-deputy in black suspect’s 2014 beating

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 23:57

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — An all-white federal jury has found a white Florida sheriff’s deputy not guilty in the beating of an unarmed black man who was being arrested. Jesse Alan Terrell was one of five former Marion County Sheriff’s deputies prosecuted by the federal government for beating Derrick Price during a 2014 arrest on […]

Thousands of Poles protest steps toward abortion ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 23:12

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Poles have rallied against tightening Poland’s anti-abortion law, which is already among Europe’s strictest. Street protests were organized Saturday in Warsaw and in other Polish cities by a new pro-abortion group. The group opposes a recent call by some Catholic bishops for an unconditional ban on abortion in Poland, […]

Philippine military officials say at least 18 soldiers killed, over 50 wounded in clash with militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 23:10

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say at least 18 soldiers killed, over 50 wounded in clash with militants.

MTV Movie Awards promise stars galore, summer film previews

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 23:04

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Melissa McCarthy and Chris Hemsworth are set to bring their star power to the MTV Movie Awards this weekend. Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson will host the ceremony Saturday night at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Ariana Grande is set to perform, and the program will […]