Seattle Times Headlines

Police investigating apparent triple homicide in Montana

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:52

BELFRY, Mont. (AP) — Police are investigating what they say is an apparent triple homicide after discovering of three bodies inside a home Thursday in a tiny community in southern Montana, officials said. A neighbor in the town of Belfry, about 60 miles southwest of Billings, asked authorities to check on the home after not […]

After Bangladesh slaying, US considers refuge for bloggers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States condemned as “barbaric” Thursday the latest killing in Bangladesh of an outspoken opponent of radical Islam and said it is considering granting refuge to a select number of bloggers who face imminent danger. Assailants hacked and shot to death 28-year-old law student Nazimuddin Samad on Wednesday night on a […]

Uber settles lawsuit over driver background checks for $10M

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:49

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber will pay at least $10 million to settle California prosecutors’ allegations that the ride-hailing company misled passengers over the quality of its driver background checks. District attorneys in San Francisco and Los Angeles sued in 2014, saying Uber falsely claimed its criminal screening of would-be drivers led the industry. In […]

Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour finally reaches its last 4 shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:48

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant stands up, and hundreds rise with him. An urgent, wordless buzz steadily builds to an ovation while he heads to the scorers’ table to enter the game. If Bryant scores, the crowd roars with the memories of all the shots that came before. And if another member of the […]

AP NewsAlert

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:43

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber will pay at least $10 million to settle California allegations over quality of driver background checks.

Saturday’s Child

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:43

Saturday’s Child profiles children in the Northwest Adoption Exchange, a Seattle-based nonprofit for children with special needs who are in state foster care in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho.

Top 20 moments in 20 years at Emerald Downs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:31

As Emerald Downs prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, here is our list of 20 highlights from the first 20 years, loosely in chronological order.

Police: Pot brownie intended for mom, 79, sickened home aide

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:23

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man made marijuana-laced brownies for his unknowing, 79-year-old mother, and she offered one to a home health care worker who then became ill. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says 45-year-old Kurtis Lee Kemper served the brownies to his mother without divulging the ingredients. Nancy Kemper then gave […]

Head of referees organization on MLS red cards: ‘We are applying the law as written’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:22

Speaking on a conference call with reporters on Thursday afternoon, Professional Referees Organization general manager Peter Walton defended his charges and called on players to adjust to a stricter style of officiating.

Oregon standoff defendant Jake Ryan detained until trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 06:15

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal magistrate judge has ordered Oregon standoff figure Jake Ryan to remain in custody until trial. The 27-year-old Plains, Montana, man had been on the run for weeks before his arrest Tuesday in Clark County, Washington. Judge Paul Papak said he was concerned that Ryan went into hiding with a […]

Man gets probation for taking daughter, friend to strip club

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:53

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man accused of taking his then-16-year-old daughter and her teenage friend to a strip club has been sentenced to five years of probation. The Miami Herald ( reports that 60-year-old Jose Manuel Arguelles pleaded no contest Thursday to 10 counts of child abuse, and prosecutors agreed to drop […]

Meet the photographer who loved the rain forest, so he bought some of it

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:51

National Geographic photographer Charlie Hamilton James will visit Benaroya Hall on April 10-12 to discuss the BBC series, ‘I Bought A Rainforest,’ his conservation efforts and upcoming assignments. His talk is part of the “National Geographic Live!” series.

Feds approve Gannett $280M purchase of Journal Media Group

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:49

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal regulators have approved media company Gannett’s purchase of newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million. The two companies said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice has approved the purchase. The deal is expected to close Friday. Journal Media publications dot the Midwest and South, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel […]

Judge considering whether to release Conn before trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:45

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are portraying a flamboyant Kentucky lawyer as a flight risk who should stay locked up while awaiting trial on charges of fraudulently obtaining more than $600 million in federal disability payments for clients. Eric C. Conn’s attorney countered that he always has returned home to eastern Kentucky after traveling […]

Mexico’s diplomatic shuffle in US reflects new strategy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:42

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A senior Mexican official said Thursday that a diplomatic shuffle in the United States reflects a new strategy to respond to false portrayals of Mexico that have spread during the U.S. presidential campaign. “They are simply changes to put in place a new strategy in the environment we are living,” Mexican […]

Tyler Summitt admits inappropriate relationship, resigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:37

Tyler Summitt resigned from his job as Louisiana Tech women’s basketball coach on Thursday and acknowledged having an inappropriate relationship. “I am profoundly disappointed in myself for engaging in a relationship that has negatively affected the people I love, respect and care about the most,” Summitt said in a statement issued through Louisiana Tech. “My […]

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:35

___ EU threatens to sanction tax havens like Panama BERLIN (AP) — The European Union has threatened to sanction countries like Panama if they continue to refuse to cooperate fully to fight money laundering and tax evasion, after a leak of data showed the tiny country remains a key destination for people who want to […]

Police: Kansas boy found with octopus in throat improves

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:33

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy hospitalized after a small octopus became wedged in this throat showed signs of improvement Thursday as the investigation pressed on, Wichita police said. The boy, who was brought in to the hospital on Tuesday night, has been upgraded to good condition, is in “a very delicate situation” and […]

Gap’s shares plummet after sales continue to slide

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:33

NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc.’s shares are falling nearly 9 percent in after-hours trading Thursday, after the clothing retailer announced March results that show its continued sales funk. It also warned that it was entering into April with higher levels of inventory, which it said could hurt profit margins. The ailing retailer, based in […]

Costco, Goldman Sachs and Verizon fall, Wynn Resorts climbs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Verizon Communications Inc., down $1.52 to $52 Telecommunications companies lagged the market for the second day in a row. Most Read Stories6 things Costco shoppers need to know before new credit […]