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Stormwater detox: Pollution solutions are within reach

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:40

Record-breaking rainfall pouring over hard surfaces in our cities and neighborhoods has added pollution to our lakes, rivers, streams and Puget Sound.

Court sends part of Wisconsin voter ID case back to judge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:38

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge must consider whether Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law applies to people who face daunting obstacles in obtaining identification, a three-judge federal appellate panel ruled Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty filed a federal lawsuit in 2011 challenging the law. U.S. […]

Pay attention to state primary deadline

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:36

Want to vote in the May 24 presidential primary? It’s time to register.

Pregame: Luis Sardinas gets the start at shortstop for the Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:28

Utility infielder Luis Sardinas will get the start at shortstop in place of Ketel Marte, who has struggled in the last few games. Sardinas, a shortstop coming up through the minor league ranks, is seeing his first action at the position in the regular season.

Sanders tours Roosevelt site, says nation can learn from FDR

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:23

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bernie Sanders says the nation can learn from the courage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his willingness to “stand up to the most powerful interests of his time.” The Democratic presidential candidate made a surprise visit to Roosevelt’s home and presidential library in Hyde Park, New York, on Tuesday. […]

How much is a pet dog worth in a court of law?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:51

The Georgia Supreme Court is considering whether a rescue mutt whose death was allegedly caused by a kennel’s negligence had any value — or had a value relative to how the dog’s owners felt about her and the $67,000 they spent to save her.

Kansas Supreme Court to consider right to abortion

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:47

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has agreed to consider a groundbreaking ruling that determined the conservative state’s constitution protects abortion rights independently from the U.S. Constitution. The appeal came after the Kansas Court of Appeals refused to implement the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method. Critics fear that if […]

Zika testing backlog leaves many anxious for answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:46

Dozens of travelers in Washington state and thousands more across the nation at risk for Zika virus infection have waited weeks for test results because of a federal backlog. That includes pregnant women whose fetuses may face devastating birth defects.

Cuban Americans protest exclusion from Carnival Cuban cruise

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:42

MIAMI (AP) — Some Cuban Americans are complaining that Carnival Corporation is unfairly excluding them from sailing with the company when the cruise line heads to Cuba for the first time in decades. The Adonia will leave Miami and head to Havana on May 1 and will travel every two weeks with additional stops in […]

Texas utility worker accused of attacking family’s dogs

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:38

The entire incident was captured on surveillance footage that the owner posted on Facebook, where it has been shared more than 18,200 times.

Cuban Americans protest from Carnival’s Cuban cruises

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:38

MIAMI (AP) — Some Cuban Americans are complaining that Carnival Corporation is unfairly excluding them from sailing with the company when the cruise line heads to Cuba for the first time in decades. The Adonia will leave Miami and head to Havana on May 1 and will travel every two weeks with stops in Cienfuegos […]

LA Police Commission: Homeless man’s shooting unjustified

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:35

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police officer who shot and killed an unarmed homeless man near the Venice boardwalk last year violated departmental policy, the Police Commission ruled Tuesday. The civilian panel concluded that Officer Clifford Proctor wasn’t justified in shooting Brendon Glenn twice in the back as Glenn, 29, was on the ground last […]

Federal court hears appeal of Minnesota sex offender ruling

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:31

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The lengthy legal debate over a Minnesota program that keeps sex offenders confined indefinitely after they complete their prison sentences shifted south Tuesday as state officials urged a federal appeals court nearly 500 miles away to overturn a judge’s ruling that the program is unconstitutional. Solicitor General Alan Gilbert told a […]

NFL denies Josh Gordon’s reinstatement application

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:15

The NFL has denied suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s application for reinstatement. A league spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the application was denied and that Gordon can apply again at a future date. The decision puts Gordon’s participation for the 2016 season in doubt. He was suspended for all of 2015 for testing positive for […]

Take the leap for Spring Fair fun in Puyallup

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:15

Washington State Fair Spring Fair, April 14-17, Puyallup.

Mariners minor league report: Class A Bakersfield wins on a walk-off squeeze bunt in the 11th inning

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:59

Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action. Class AAA Tacoma picked up a win behind the pitching of Donn Roach

California weighs changing rape statute after Cosby claims

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:49

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill prompted in part by prosecutors’ difficulty in pursuing sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday, when it passed a committee that previously had rejected efforts to allow prosecutions for crimes that victims say happened long ago. The bill would eliminate the state’s 10-year […]

Nagbe has sprained ankle from de Jong, return uncertain

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

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe has a sprained left ankle and won’t play in Portland’s game against Dallas Wednesday night, becoming the latest player to miss time because of a Nigel de Jong challenge. Coach Caleb Porter confirmed Nagbe’s injury following practice Tuesday. Nagbe also is likely to miss Saturday’s game against […]

Business Highlights

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

___ Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession. The IMF on Tuesday downgraded its outlook for growth for most regions […]

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.