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Plastics dominate debris washing up on state’s coastal beaches

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:47

Some of the plastic debris found on Washington shores comes from close by, some from much farther away, including flotsam from the 2011 tsunami that struck Japan.

Ready for the record, Warriors go after 73 wins in finale

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:45

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry never figured the Chicago Bulls’ 72-win mark could be matched or eclipsed. Twenty years later, the reigning MVP and his defending champion Golden State Warriors are on the brink of doing just that and making yet more history this season. “I knew what it was but you never really […]

Developers: New Orleans can revive flood-damaged theme park

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:42

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Developers want to bring life back to a rusting and ghostly theme park on the edge of the swamps outside New Orleans more than 10 years after it was abandoned when Hurricane Katrina left it underwater. On Tuesday, two groups of developers again urged the city to help them revive the […]

Jury: Firefighter fraudulently collected disability pension

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:33

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former firefighter accused of collecting a state disability pension while working as a martial arts instructor and participating in competitive mixed martial arts has been convicted of theft by deception. Camden resident Shane Streater, who’s 41, faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced next month. The verdict […]

Demand for the new Tesla is wild, but limited to tech fans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:26

DETROIT (AP) — Demand for Tesla’s new Model 3 has been eye-popping, with consumers pre-ordering about $13.7 billion worth of the electric sedans nearly two years before they go on sale. Yet experts aren’t yet ready to proclaim it’s a tipping point with mainstream America moving from burning gasoline to charging batteries. The reason? Most […]

Obama’s comments on Clinton email raises concerns of bias

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:24

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he believes his former secretary of state did not intentionally endanger national security in her handling of classified information. But he also says he’s not trying to influence his administration’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The White House on Tuesday was under pressure to reconcile those […]

Senate GOP to subpoena EPA chief in Colorado mine spill

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are vowing to issue a subpoena to force the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to appear at a field hearing next week in Phoenix about a toxic wastewater spill that fouled rivers in three Western states and on lands belonging to two Native American tribes. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso […]

NHL scoring remains stagnant despite league efforts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:50

For the fourth consecutive 82-game season, the NHL has failed to top 6,600 goals scored. More troubling is this year’s total is a whopping 858 goals fewer than 2005-06, when the NHL revamped its rules to eliminate clutching and grabbing in a bid to open up offense. What’s happened since is coaches have adapted to […]

Marathon Oil, Corning rise; Juniper Networks and Alcoa dip

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:49

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Alcoa Inc., down 26 cents to $9.48 The aluminum producer’s revenue was weaker than expected and Alcoa said it may cut even more jobs. Most Read StoriesSuspect arrested after body parts […]

2 guided missiles containers found bobbing in the Pacific

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:48

Two large shipping containers, each stamped with the words “Contains: Guided Missile,” were discovered bobbing in the Pacific Ocean near the southeast Alaska island community of Craig. Alaska State Troopers say both were empty, and information from tags attached to the boxes was sent to U.S. military authorities. Troopers were investigating the discovery of one […]

FACT CHECK: Clinton’s latest gun-law broadside on Sanders

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:35

WASHINGTON (AP) — With New York’s crucial presidential nominating contest looming, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is framing gun laws in Bernie Sanders’ home state of Vermont as a primary culprit of violent crime in the Empire State. Her latest offensive, however, depends on a narrow and arguably irrelevant use of federal gun data. Speaking on […]

Police treating slain nurse’s Renton home as crime scene

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:34

Seattle police have queried the FBI and other law-enforcement agencies in the region about any similar crimes after a Renton woman was killed and dismembered, according to a law-enforcement source.

Move to cable costs NCAA championship game viewers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:33

NEW YORK (AP) — Compared to last year, Jim Nantz lost more than half his audience with the NCAA men’s basketball championship game’s move from CBS to cable television’s TBS. Just under 13.9 million people watched Villanova’s last-second victory over North Carolina on TBS last week, which used the CBS basketball crew of Nantz, Grant […]

Neutral in presidential race, Obama digs in for other Dems

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rural stretch of Kentucky, voters picked up the phone in March to hear President Barack Obama on the line, urging them to vote for a little-known Democrat named Jeff Taylor. It seemed odd that an obscure special election for a Kentucky House seat had caught the president’s attention. Yet Taylor […]

GOP attempt to change Nebraska’s electoral vote system fails

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:24

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to reinstate a winner-take-all system for Nebraska’s five presidential electoral votes has failed in the Legislature, thwarting a Republican attempt to increase the chances of their 2016 presidential nominee winning all five of the state’s votes. Supporters failed on Tuesday to overcome a legislative filibuster of a bill that […]

Bill Clinton’s ‘I almost want to apologize,’ doesn’t cut it

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:23

By the next day, Bill Clinton was feeling remorse. Almost. “Now I like and believe in protests,” he explained to an audience at Penn State Behrend. “But I never thought I should drown anybody else out. … So I did something yesterday in Philadelphia. I almost want to apologize for it, but I want to […]

Texas Republicans stay silent as GOP officials face troubles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:59

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas attorney general has been indicted for allegedly duping investors in a tech startup, and the agriculture commissioner reportedly used tax dollars to travel to obtain a so-called “Jesus shot” supposedly offering long-term relief from pain. So far, fellow Republicans are all but ignoring the troubles. Attorney General Ken Paxton, […]

Teen shot at dismissal from western Pennsylvania high school

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:54

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — A teen boy has been shot near a western Pennsylvania high school after the end of the school day Allegheny County police and other agencies were called to Sto-Rox High School in McKees Rocks, a suburb just west of Pittsburgh. The Sto-Rox School District says on its website that the […]

Trump amassing delegates who might not be loyal to him

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:51

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Already behind the curve in organizing for the Republican convention, Donald Trump has missed crucial deadlines in a number of states to lock up delegates who would stay loyal beyond the first ballot. Trump’s shortcomings in this behind-the-scenes campaign, which hasn’t played much of a role in selecting the GOP […]

Woman lost 9 days in Arizona forest wrote ‘help’ in sticks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:48

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman lost in an Arizona forest survived for nine days by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks. The state Department of Public Safety says the sign helped lead rescuers to 72-year-old Ann Rodgers in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. She went […]