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California medical marijuana czar says she never smoked pot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:09

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s medical marijuana czar says she believes there’s a need for weed, although she’s never smoked pot herself. “Unlike regulating alcohol, I’m not a user of marijuana, so I am not familiar with how that affects people or what it does,” Lori Ajax told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1qeCfoU) in an […]

With Fujimori polarizing Peru vote, eyes on runner-up race

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:03

LIMA, Peru (AP) — With the daughter of Peru’s jailed former strongman the runaway favorite to get the most votes in Sunday’s election, all eyes are on the race for second place and the right to face Keiko Fujimori in an expected presidential runoff. Polls for months have shown Fujimori with a double-digit lead over […]

Arizona State beats Huskies to even baseball series

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:26

Arizona State’s baseball team earned a come-from-behind 6-3 victory over visiting Washington on Saturday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Photos of the Day: Apr. 9, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:12

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

Leslie Mawing, Rocco Bowen star on opening day at Emerald Downs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:04

Riding three winners on the nine-race card, Mawing got a head start on the three other jockeys who have been the top riders the past four years. But he may have a challenge from a jockey outside that elite group: Rocco Bowen also rode three winners.

At age 40, Mariners reliever Joel Peralta continues to enjoy his ride in the majors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 10:54

Peralta, 40, says making and then staying in the majors is his career highlight.

Body parts found in Seattle homeowner’s recycling bin

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 10:32

Seattle homicide detectives Saturday night are investigating body parts, including the foot of an adult, left in a recycling bin in the Central District.

3 rescued island castaways spelled ‘help’ with palm fronds

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 10:29

HONOLULU (AP) — The men rescued in this tale of three castaways were not named Tom Hanks, or Gilligan, or Robinson Crusoe. Though they might as well have been. In a scene straight from Hollywood, or a New Yorker cartoon, a U.S. Navy plane spotted the word “help” spelled out in palm fronds on a […]

Cruz rails against Trump as Republican Jews ponder options

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

LAS VEGAS (AP) — His presidential rivals thousands of miles away, Ted Cruz warned Jewish donors on Saturday that Donald Trump could trigger a general election “bloodbath” for the Republican Party. “If Donald Trump is the nominee, it is an absolute disaster for Republicans, for conservatives and for the country,” the Texas senator declared, charging […]

Appeals court rules Mississippi can resume Google inquiry

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 10:09

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s attorney general can resume an investigation into whether Google facilitates illegal behavior, an appeals court ruled. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned a district judge who had sided with Google. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ruled last year that the unit of Alphabet Inc. didn’t […]

Denver’s trade of Ryan Clady takes one more potential left tackle option away from Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:59

Denver's trade Saturday of Ryan Clady to the New York Jets takes away what had been regarded as one of the last possible veteran options for the Seahawks to add at left tackle this off-season.

Escape intensifies concerns about Western State Hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:58

State officials say security is being enhanced at state psychiatric hospitals. But while escapes like that of two patients last week are said to be rare, missing patients aren’t so unusual at Western State, and a new report cites numerous lapses in safety.

More than 60 killed in fire in temple in south India

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:51

NEW DELHI (AP) — More than 60 people were killed in a massive fire that broke out in a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala early Sunday, a top official said. Another 150 people have been injured in the fire that was started by firecrackers, said State Home Minister Ramesh Chennitala. The temple […]

Official says more than 60 killed in fire in temple in south India

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:48

NEW DELHI (AP) — Official says more than 60 killed in fire in temple in south India.

Boston Globe prints fake front page satirizing Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:32

BOSTON (AP) — The editorial board of The Boston Globe is using a satirical front page to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency. The newspaper has printed a satirical front page for its Sunday “Ideas” section. The page is dated April 9, 2017, and features a large photo of Trump as president […]

Passing game highlights Washington State scrimmage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:17

Luke Falk throws 45-yard pass to Kyle Sweet and defense records seven sacks in first spring scrimmage.

Delegates’ role in picking nominees frustrates voters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:16

U.S. voters are waking up to the reality that both major political parties use a convoluted process for picking presidential nominees that involves ordinary voters in only an indirect way.

Washington men’s, women’s crews secure easy victories

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:11

Oregon State men’s rowing coach Gabe Winkler has competed against the nation’s three top-ranked crews: No. 1 Yale (lost by 28 seconds last week), No. 3 California (lost by 24 seconds, also last week) and, on Saturday at Montlake Cut, No. 2 Washington (lost by 16 seconds).

Smylie Kaufman surprising Masters contender — to some

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 08:56

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Smylie Kaufman still lives at his parents’ Alabama home, has a loyal following at tournaments that often consists of mom or dad and has eaten dinner every night this week at his family’s Augusta rental. He plays the Masters on Xbox, but now Kaufman is challenging at the actual Augusta National. […]