Seattle Times Headlines

Doubts about honesty led to university chancellor’s removal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:03

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano felt compelled to remove the chancellor of UC Davis after documents contradicted the campus leader’s contention that she did not have any dealings with contractors that were hired to bolster the school’s image online, a university spokeswoman said Thursday. Napolitano put Chancellor Linda Katehi on […]

2 arrested in death of woman found in Seattle alley

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:54

The 26-year-old woman was found unconscious in the South Park neighborhood on Feb. 15, 2015. Medical investigators determined she died from blunt-force trauma to her head.

US Marshals seek fugitive accused of murder, armed robbery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:47

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Marshals in Alabama and Florida are seeking a fugitive wanted for murder, attempted murder and armed robbery. According to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service, Raymond Pruitt stabbed his girlfriend on April 5 and then shot her as she tried to escape. Since then, Pruitt has been identified […]

Scheduling deal means yes vote more likely to give up street for proposed Sodo arena

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:38

Three major Sodo District pro teams and backers of a proposed arena reached an agreement to avoid scheduling conflicts in advance of Seattle City Council vote Monday.

Smoking video sent from Laremy Tunsil’s Twitter account

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:37

Tunsil, who was considered a potential No. 1 pick before the Tennessee Titans traded the pick to the Los Angeles Rams, was a three-year starter at Mississippi.

Husky guide on cheerleading tryouts goes global

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:28

A Facebook post with guidance on what to wear to Husky cheer-and-dance trials went viral this week, but not everyone agreed on what message it sent.

Seattle ‘recalibrating’ trash-snooping after judge’s ruling

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:26

Seattle is “recalibrating” how much it can snoop into your garbage after the enforcement of its trash-check ordinance was ruled unconstitutional.

Strong bonds grow with bellies at program for pregnant Somali women

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:20

A “centering pregnancy” program at Neighborcare Health provides prenatal care and community support to Seattle’s Somali-American population.

Early warmth sends scorpions scurrying to Arizona homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:19

An extra-warm February in Arizona ended scorpions’ dormant stage early, so they began swarming where they’re not welcome: the homes of humans. Callers were finding scorpions on their beds, in their showers, on walls in and outside their houses and all over their yards.

Expedia’s stock jumps as revenue climbs 39%

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:09

Acquisitions and expansion have contributed to a healthy growth in revenue, though they’ve also meant increased expenses.

Video on Tunsil’s Twitter account seems to hurt draft stock

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:09

A bizarre video that was posted on Laremy Tunsil’s Twitter account minutes before the start of the NFL draft potentially cost the offensive lineman millions of dollars. The approximately 30-second video, which showed a person smoking from a mask equipped with a bong, was posted to Tunsil’s verified Twitter account before quickly being deleted. The […]

King County executive orders inquest into police shooting of Che Taylor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:48

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the inquest after county prosecutors reviewed information provided by police on the fatal shooting in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood.

Grand salami time leads to a grand broken window bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:48

Jake Steinbach’s grand slam hit his parents’ car.

Men accused in terror plot arraigned on additional charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:46

BOSTON (AP) — Two men already held on charges they conspired to help the Islamic State group have pleaded not guilty to additional terrorism charges. Nicholas Rovinski, of Warwick, Rhode Island, and David Wright, of Everett, Massachusetts, were charged in a superseding indictment with hatching a plot to kill a conservative blogger following instructions handed […]

2016 election: Sanders path to implement the policies he wants

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:29

As the Democratic nomination slips away, Bernie Sanders has a choice to make [“Sanders to reassess campaign,” Page One, April 27]. He could remain an independent and return to being just another senator. Or he could choose a different path. He could become a Democrat and crisscross the country stumping for Democrats up and down […]

The gold-plated Seattle City Council

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:21

A bump in Seattle City Council staffing is a part of an “all-of-the-above” approach to fiscal management, writes columnist Jonathan Martin.

L.A. Story: QB Goff goes to Los Angeles Rams with No. 1 pick

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:19

CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have selected California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and the No. 2 selection for the Philadelphia Eagles is North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. It’s the second straight year that two QBs were the first names off the board. It’s the […]

EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:18

DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a spill from a Colorado mine. The EPA said Thursday the money is being paid to Colorado, New Mexico and Utah state governments, the Navajo and Southern Ute tribes […]

City Council should vote down Occidental Avenue vacation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:18

The City Council should shelve the street vacation and absolutely not give Chris Hansen five years to take advantage of the street.

Girl in alleged high school rape testifies during trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:16

HONOLULU (AP) — Lawyers defending Hawaii’s public school system in a lawsuit alleging a special education student raped a classmate called the alleged victim to testify but didn’t ask her any questions about the 2013 incident. A lawsuit by the girl’s mother says that Waianae High School officials didn’t do enough to prevent the alleged […]