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Reluctantly, Obama embracing his role as the anti-Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 15:20

WASHINGTON (AP) — He won’t be on November’s ballot, but President Barack Obama is slowly embracing his role as the anti-Trump, taking on the Republican front-runner in ways that no other Democrat can. With Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders still fighting it out in the Democratic primary, the task has fallen increasingly to Obama to […]

White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 15:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is to announce Wednesday it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus, congressional officials say. Roughly 75 percent of the $600 million or so would be devoted to the Centers for Disease Control, which is focused […]

Cruz win in Wisconsin leaves Trump damaged front-runner

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

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican Donald Trump emerged from Wisconsin as a damaged front-runner following a crushing loss to rival Ted Cruz, deepening questions about the billionaire businessman’s presidential qualifications and pushing the GOP toward a rare contested convention fight. Democrat Bernie Sanders also scored a sweeping victory in Wisconsin’s primary that gives him a […]

Denver forward Quentin Shore leads Pioneers into Frozen Four

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:24

DENVER (AP) — This is a story about family and hockey, one they’ve told countless times because it’s just so fitting: David and Sarah Shore met on the first day of law school at the University of Denver. On their inaugural date, they attended a Pioneers hockey game. Years and numerous hockey rinks later, their […]

Concussions, hits to the head landed atop NHL agenda in 2007

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:23

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — During the 2006-07 season, a concussion sustained by Sabres co-captain Chris Drury — as a result of a blindside check by Ottawa’s Chris Neil — placed hits to the head at the forefront of the NHL agenda. It began with then-Sabres owner Tom Golisano’s letter urging NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to […]

Life story, movie star father lift Poe in Philippines’ race

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:23

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Her life story could have come straight out of a soap opera. As a newborn, Grace Poe was abandoned in a Catholic church and adopted by movie star parents, giving her a powerful narrative and name that have helped catapult her to front-runner in the Philippine presidential race. A political newcomer, […]

Crow Tribe war chief to be buried in veterans cemetery

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:23

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Funeral services are planned Wednesday on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation for the tribe’s the last surviving war chief, Joe Medicine Crow. Medicine Crow, who died Sunday at the age of 102, spent decades cataloging Crow history and became a renowned Native American historian. His Crow name was “High Bird,” and he […]

Mariners manager Scott Servais: ‘It’s ok to show emotion once in a while’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:19

Video of Scott Servais talking about the Mariners' 10-2 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night, notching his first win as a big league manager and the heated exchange in the eighth inning.

South Texas man set to die said he drank victim’s blood

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:18

HUNSTVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to block the scheduled execution of a South Texas man for the 1998 slaying of a 12-year-old boy, whose blood the convicted killer said he drank. Pablo Lucio Vasquez, 38, told police he was drunk and high when voices convinced him 18 years ago […]

UConn rolls to 4th consecutive national title behind Stewart

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:18

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peerless again. Perfect again. Connecticut senior Breanna Stewart capped off her brilliant career with a fourth straight national championship — a feat never accomplished before in Division I women’s basketball. “It was the perfect ending,” Stewart said. “We had a goal coming in as freshmen and now as seniors we did that. […]

Like the azaleas, skipping balls on 16 a Masters tradition

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:17

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The chants start as soon as each group has finished teeing off at the 16th hole. “Skip! Skip! Skip!” At staid ol’ Augusta National, this is the closest thing to a party. “The fans get pretty irate when they don’t skip the ball,” said Masters patron Dave Goldbach of Buffalo, sipping […]

In Pakistan, tackling extremism is a political minefield

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:10

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tackling extremism is a political minefield in Pakistan, where politicians openly consort with leaders of banned militant groups and sympathy exists within the security forces and civil administration for perpetrators of crimes committed in the name of religion. As a result, many remain skeptical of the state’s ability to put an end […]

Displaced Iraqis find warm meals at Sufi shrine

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:06

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — They line up daily by the dozens in the breezy courtyard of a mosque just outside the Iraqi city of Irbil’s main bazaar — displaced people from across Iraq, hoping for a hot meal. Volunteers at the Shrine of Sheikh Chouli in the Kurdish regional capital boil chicken and rice in […]

Servais’ spunk earns his players’ respect

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

Mariners’ rookie manager stands up for his club during eighth-inning jawboning between benches.

AP PHOTOS: Coffee shops all the rage in North Korean capital

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

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang may be one of the few major cities left on Earth where you can’t find a Starbucks. But it’s brimming over with coffee shops. The small, dimly lit cafes have been around in the North Korean capital for years, but the drink’s popularity has surged in Pyongyang recently — […]

Tuesday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 13:11

Karissa Stancato was a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs and five RBI, hitting the cycle for Curtis as the Vikings defeated Spanaway Lake.

Pretrial hearing set for Ohio cop charged with murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:50

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge plans to get a pretrial update in the case of a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan has scheduled an Oct. 24 trial for Ray Tensing. She’s holding […]

Plaque to honor slaves who once lived, worked at Harvard

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:48

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard’s president is dedicating a plaque in Harvard Yard to the slaves who played a role in the university’s history. The college says that until recently, those slaves and their contributions have been “all but invisible” on the campus. University President Drew Faust is to be joined by members of Congress […]

UConn combines greatness with monotony, wins 4th title in row

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:29

But it’s also too much of a good thing.

Scrutiny on officials worldwide increases in offshore leaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:23

LONDON (AP) — Iceland’s prime minister became the first major figure brought down by the leak of millions of records on offshore accounts as the scrutiny intensified around officials from other countries, including Ukraine’s president. Icelandic leader Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson stepped aside Tuesday amid outrage over revelations he had used a shell company to shelter […]