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Foolish not to invest more in fire-season equipment, preparation

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 07:01

The Legislature should have spent more money to prevent wildfires, which would be a truly conservative investment that saves money.

Are supervised drug injection sites a wild idea?

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 07:01

Since Vancouver, B.C., injection site opened, the city found more drug users entered detoxification programs, and overdose deaths in the area around the facility dropped.

MLB aims to protect fans with new netting at ballparks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:59

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Hosmer still remembers the gasp from the crowd in Cleveland, and the sickening silence that followed, when he cracked a foul ball down the third base line and struck a woman sitting in the front row. At the time a wide-eyed rookie first baseman, Hosmer was so shaken by […]

MLB aims to protect fans with new netting at ballparks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:59

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Hosmer still remembers the gasp from the crowd in Cleveland, and the sickening silence that followed, when he cracked a foul ball down the third base line and struck a woman sitting in the front row. At the time a wide-eyed rookie first baseman, Hosmer was so shaken by […]

Gay Talese says he misunderstood question on women writers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:48

BOSTON (AP) — Writer Gay Talese says he believes he misunderstood a question about women writers during an appearance at a Boston University conference. Talese told The Associated Press on Sunday he thought the question was asking which female reporters influenced him during his youth. The 84-year-old says he was unable to think of any […]

Gay Talese says he misunderstood question on women writers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:48

BOSTON (AP) — Writer Gay Talese says he believes he misunderstood a question about women writers during an appearance at a Boston University conference. Talese told The Associated Press on Sunday he thought the question was asking which female reporters influenced him during his youth. The 84-year-old says he was unable to think of any […]

Opening day: Flurries early in Pittsburgh, flag up in KC

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:22

Cardinals leadoff man Matt Carpenter walked up to the plate, shook hands with the umpire, greeted the Pittsburgh catcher and got comfortable in the batter’s box. Just like that, fans everywhere settled in for a fresh new season. “Opening day, for me, is sort of like Christmas,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said at the Toronto-Tampa Bay […]

Opening day: Flurries early in Pittsburgh, flag up in KC

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:22

Cardinals leadoff man Matt Carpenter walked up to the plate, shook hands with the umpire, greeted the Pittsburgh catcher and got comfortable in the batter’s box. Just like that, fans everywhere settled in for a fresh new season. “Opening day, for me, is sort of like Christmas,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said at the Toronto-Tampa Bay […]

Crow Tribe elder Joe Medicine Crow dead at 102

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:22

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Joseph Medicine Crow, an acclaimed Native American historian and last surviving war chief of Montana’s Crow Tribe, has died. He was 102. Medicine Crow died Sunday, Bullis Mortuary funeral home director Terry Bullis said. Services will be announced Monday, he said. A member of the Crow Tribe’s Whistling Water clan, Medicine […]

Crow Tribe elder Joe Medicine Crow dead at 102

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:22

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Joseph Medicine Crow, an acclaimed Native American historian and last surviving war chief of Montana’s Crow Tribe, has died. He was 102. Medicine Crow died Sunday, Bullis Mortuary funeral home director Terry Bullis said. Services will be announced Monday, he said. A member of the Crow Tribe’s Whistling Water clan, Medicine […]

AP Newsbreak: MLB average salary $4.4M after 4.4 pct rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:18

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s average salary rose 4.4 percent to $4.38 million on opening day, according to a study of contract terms by The Associated Press, and the Los Angeles Dodgers topped spending for the third straight season. The Chicago Cubs boosted payroll by $51 million, adding Jason Heyward, John Lackey and Ben Zobrist […]

AP Newsbreak: MLB average salary $4.4M after 4.4 pct rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:18

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s average salary rose 4.4 percent to $4.38 million on opening day, according to a study of contract terms by The Associated Press, and the Los Angeles Dodgers topped spending for the third straight season. The Chicago Cubs boosted payroll by $51 million, adding Jason Heyward, John Lackey and Ben Zobrist […]

Huge document leak exposes how the wealthy and powerful hide money

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:16

The data breach occurred at a little-known but powerful Panamanian law firm that is one of the world’s top five creators of shell companies, which can have legitimate business uses but can also be used to dodge taxes and launder money.

Huge document leak exposes how the wealthy and powerful hide money

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:16

The data breach occurred at a little-known but powerful Panamanian law firm that is one of the world’s top five creators of shell companies, which can have legitimate business uses but can also be used to dodge taxes and launder money.

Historian, last surviving Crow war chief Joseph Medicine Crow dies at 102

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:09

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Historian, last surviving Crow war chief Joseph Medicine Crow dies at 102.

Roy Williams could join coaching royalty with another title

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:05

HOUSTON (AP) — North Carolina is one win from a sixth national championship. Roy Williams is one win from joining coaching royalty. Only five men have won more than two national championships. All are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and immediately recognizable to college basketball fans. A win Monday night over Villanova […]

Expected opening day lineups for the Mariners and Rangers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 05:55

Here's the expected lineups and some notes for the opening day matchup between the Mariners and Rangers on Monday afternoon at Globe Life Park.

Cubs start off season of high expectations at Angel Stadium

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 05:40

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are loaded with pitching, power and playoff experience. A franchise that hasn’t won the World Series in 108 years opens the season Monday night as a strong contender to reign in October. Chicago’s most anticipated season in generations begins just down the street from Disneyland, but these Cubs […]

Ex-Tennessee lawmaker, caught in past FBI sting, dies at 87

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 05:40

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Ward Crutchfield, a former Tennessee Senate Majority leader who served in the General Assembly for 31 years before he was convicted of bribery, has died. His wife Joan “Bunny” Crutchfield said her husband died Sunday at a Chattanooga hospital. He was 87. His death was first reported in the Chattanooga Times […]

WWII veteran awarded 5 medals for service 70 years after war

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 05:25

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — A 92-year-old Oregon man has been honored for his military service 70 years after he returned home from World War II. The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1RVSX9j ) that William Jones on Saturday was presented with five medals including a Presidential Citation, Good Conduct Medal, campaign medals for the American and Euro-African-Middle-Eastern […]