Seattle Times Headlines

U.S. gymnasts win 9 golds in 10 events on final night of Pacific Rim Championships in Everett

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:02

The star attraction, 19-year-old phenom Simone Biles, sat out the final night of the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, leaving it up to U.S. teammates to put pizazz in the competition’s individual-event finals.

Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:53

With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures and coastal heritage sites around the world are under threat. Some sites and artifacts could become submerged. Scientists, historic preservationists, architects and public officials are meeting this week in Newport, Rhode Island — one of the […]

Prison rate was rising years before Clinton signed crime bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:44

Some blame the 1994 crime bill for record incarceration levels, taking a devastating toll on African Americans. History and statistics tell a more complex story, according to criminologists.

2 years after cemetery shutdown, families still seek answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:38

BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Jackie Hughes longs to grieve over her sister’s death in simple ways: visit her grave, lay out flowers, and pour a can of Bud Light — her sister’s favorite — on the spot. But three years after Tawana Hillard’s death, Hughes hasn’t been able to spill a drop. Hillard is missing. […]

Fujimori leads Peru election first round, heads to runoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:29

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori held a strong lead in preliminary results from the first round of Peru’s presidential election and appeared headed to a showdown with another center-right candidate in a June runoff. With 40 percent of the ballots counted late Sunday, Fujimori had 39 percent of […]

2 years after cemetery shutdown, families still seek answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:23

BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Jackie Hughes longs to grieve over her sister’s death in simple ways: visit her grave, lay out flowers, and pour a can of Bud Light — her sister’s favorite — on the spot. But three years after Tawana Hillard’s death, Hughes hasn’t been able to spill a drop. Hillard is missing. […]

Report: immigrant students blocked from enrolling in school

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigrant children living in the U.S. without legal status have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services they need, according to a report on school districts in four states by Georgetown University Law Center researchers. Such students have faced long enrollment delays and have been turned away […]

Mathew Barzal helps lift Thunderbirds past Silvertips

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:05

The Seattle Thunderbirds center scored twice on shots he might not normally take to lift his team to a 3-1 win that evens the Western Conference semifinal series with the Everett Silvertips at one game each.

Haiti artists forge int’l reputation with art made of junk

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:04

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Amid a maze of car repair shops in Haiti’s gritty capital, Andre Eugene pitches a shredded tire he found atop a towering sculpture he built out of rusty engine parts, bed springs and other cast-off junk. “This is what I do: I work with the garbage of the world,” says Eugene, […]

UW stops Arizona State, coach Lindsay Meggs earns 800th victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:51

Huskies take rare road series in Tempe with 6-1 win after a lengthy rain delay.

Asian markets meander on weak China inflation data

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:46

TOKYO (AP) — Shares meandered in Asia on Monday, after China reported consumer prices were steady but wholesale prices fell in March. Japan’s announcement of mixed trends in machinery orders did little to improve sentiment given the continued strengthening of the Japanese yen. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 stock index fell 1.3 percent to 15,620.43 […]

Seattle’s gun tax still faces unfriendly fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:33

Seattle’s tax on the sales of guns and ammo, aimed at funding research into the impact of gun violence, chafes some gun retailers

When it comes to loyalty, Mariners’ fans sorely lacking

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:18

The New York based consulting firm Brand Keys ranks Mariners dead last among 30 major-league teams in its annual Sports Fan Loyalty Index, continuing a drop that started for the Mariners in the survey in the last decade.

World Rhythm Festival keeps lively beat

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:12

The 23rd Annual World Rhythm Festival featured performances, as well as drum and dance workshops at Seattle Center.

Paul Ryan wages policy battle parallel to Republican presidential race

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

Paul Ryan is at the center of a national campaign — one he calls “Confident America” — but it is not necessarily for president.

Vastly different sentences for two JBLM soldiers

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

The disparities in outcomes for two soldiers show the differences in what can happen when the Army and Pierce County carry out their informal agreement to decide which agency should prosecute soldiers who commit crimes outside of JBLM.

Longtime GM design chief broke barriers and revived designs

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

Ed Welburn re-imagined GM classics that had grown stale and helped knock down racial and social divides in corporate America.

Excy lets you take your workout with you

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

Michele Mehl’s idea: a 10-pound machine that can be used as an upper- or lower-body exercise bike.

Hollywood studios race to sign up Netflix, other streaming-video makers

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

The rise of tech companies in the film-production business has led Hollywood studios to adapt to the changing environment.

Commentary: Twitter needs good game plan to make most of NFL streaming deal

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

Twitter jumps on the lucrative NFL bandwagon with a deal to stream 10 Thursday night games. The big question is: Can it expand the Twitter audience with new users in the process?