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‘High Dive’: characters in the crosshairs of history

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:00

Jonathan Lee’s beautifully realized novel “High Dive” imagines the lives of several characters in the weeks leading up to the Provisional IRA’s bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England, in 1984.

Does lavender cause boys’ breasts to grow? Jury’s still out

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:00

The jury is still out on whether lavender acts like estrogen, but until the question is settled, it might be prudent for parents to avoid using lavender-containing products on boys.

‘The Immortal Irishman’ tops NW nonfiction best-sellers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:00

“All the Light We Cannot See” is a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association fiction best-seller.

‘Fool me Once’ tops national fiction best-sellers list

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:00

John O’Leary’s “On Fire” tops the nonfiction list.

April 10 TV Picks: ‘Call the Midwife’ on KCTS

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:00

Also airing Sunday, April 10, 2016: “The Simpsons” on Fox and “Elementary” on CBS.

Rant & Rave: Rant for letting canines run loose, rave for helping elderly dogs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:00

It’s a pretty typical Seattle week in Rant & Rave: care and neglect of dogs, Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson and people who aren’t compassionate toward the homeless, plus bus and crosswalk issues.

Medicare payment plan on cancer drugs sparks furious battle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Medicare proposal to test new ways of paying for chemotherapy and other drugs given in a doctor’s office has sparked a furious battle, and cancer doctors are demanding that the Obama administration scrap the experiment. The vehement reaction is raising questions about the government’s ability to tackle high drug costs, the […]

Iran says missile program is not negotiable

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:17

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday the country’s missile program is not up for negotiation with the United States. The missile program and “defense capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran are not negotiable,” said Mohammad Javad Zarif after meeting with his Estonian counterpart, Marina Kaljurand. He added that if Washington was […]

Burj Khalifa builder plans taller viewing tower

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 19:56

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai is reaching for the sky once again, with the developer of its world’s tallest building vowing Sunday to build an even taller tower bedecked with rotating balconies and elevated landscaping inspired by the mythical hanging gardens of Babylon. The company behind the project, Dubai-based Emaar Properties, hopes the […]

Philippines vows to ‘destroy’ militants who killed 18 troops

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 19:50

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials vowed Sunday to “destroy” the Abu Sayyaf extremist group with more offensives after fierce fighting over the weekend left 18 soldiers dead in the government’s largest single-day combat loss so far this year. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and top military officials flew to the south to meet most […]

SpaceX delivers world’s 1st inflatable room for astronauts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 19:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has made good on a high-priority delivery: the world’s first inflatable room for astronauts. A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, two days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Station astronauts used a robot arm to capture the Dragon, orbiting 250 miles above Earth. […]

Earthquake rattles Pakistan’s capital, other cities

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 19:07

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled Pakistan’s capital and other cities across the country on Sunday, causing panic among people but with no immediate reports of casualties or major damages. Pakistani official Arif Ullah told The Associated Press that the magnitude-7.1 quake was centered near Afghanistan’s border with Tajikistan. Germany’s GFZ Research Center for […]

Earthquake rattles Pakistani capital, Islamabad; tremors felt in India

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 18:59

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Earthquake rattles Pakistani capital, Islamabad; tremors felt in India.

Israeli leader cites steep drop in Palestinian attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 18:49

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says there has been a significant drop in the rate of Palestinian attacks against Israelis. Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he was citing the figures of Israel’s Shin Bet security service carefully because “this trend could be reversed.” But there have been no casualties over the past two and half […]

Britain’s ‘out’ campaigners mistrust the EU, and each other

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 18:48

LONDON (AP) — Tempers are flaring and insults are flying in Britain’s battle over the European Union. Leading campaigners have branded one another elitist, irrelevant and unfit to run a sweet shop — and they’re all on the same side. With less than three months to go until a June 23 referendum, Britain’s anti-EU campaigners […]

Migrants stuck in limbo in Serbia after Balkan route closure

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 18:34

PRINCIPOVAC, Serbia (AP) — Walking a winding path inside a thick oak forest at the border between Serbia and Croatia, Jiyan Ali cannot believe his misfortune: he barely made it to Europe across rough seas and rugged mountains, only to be abruptly halted just meters away from his dream destination — the European Union. The […]

Syrians struggle to find place to bury their kin in Lebanon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 18:21

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — When Saada Khalaf, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, lost her husband to a long illness earlier this year, she could not find a place to bury him in the eastern Lebanese town where the couple had lived since they fled the civil war back home. The nearest cemetery where she […]

Swede arrested in Brussels ‘brainwashed’ by militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 18:20

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Osama Krayem lived a delinquent lifestyle in Rosengard, an immigrant neighborhood in the Swedish city of Malmo, before he was “brainwashed” and joined Islamic militants in Syria, community activists and his aunt say. The 23-year-old is now under arrest in Belgium where prosecutors accuse him of involvement in the Brussels attacks. […]

Migrants clash with Macedonian police at Greek border

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 18:07

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Migrants clashed with Macedonian police Sunday after trying to scale the fence separating Greece from Macedonia in the border town of Idomeni. Macedonian police used tear gas and stun grenades in an attempt to keep the migrants at bay and they responded by throwing rocks at the police. Greek media reported […]

Doesn’t Mississippi have more pressing concerns?

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

A portrait of Mississippi. It has a lower percentage of high-school graduates than almost any other state. It has an unemployment rate higher than almost any other state. Mississippi’s fourth-graders perform more poorly than any other children in the country in math. Also in reading. Its smoking rates are among the highest in the country. […]