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Birds, staff return to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 15:07

MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Ore. (AP) — Linda Beck is a fish biologist in charge of a Sisyphus-like struggle against millions of invasive carp that have uprooted aquatic plants, severely diminishing the food supplies here for waterfowl. During the winter occupation of the Malheur refuge, as threats to federal employees escalated, Beck evacuated to Vancouver, […]

Los Angeles father charged with killing son for being gay

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:55

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man charged with fatally shooting his 29-year-old son for being gay had repeatedly threatened to kill him over his sexual orientation, prosecutors say. Amir Issa, 29, was found shot to death just outside the family home on Tuesday. While the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office charged father […]

Clinton stresses Democratic credentials in Wisconsin

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:52

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Locked in a tough primary fight in Wisconsin, Hillary Clinton is looking to draw a contrast with Bernie Sanders by emphasizing her Democratic bona fides. Before 1,500 Wisconsin Democratic activists, officials and donors in a Milwaukee ballroom Saturday, the former secretary of state crowed, “I am a proud Democrat and I […]

Schumer: Feds must work faster to test explosive detectors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:52

NEW YORK (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security must move faster to test explosive detectors that can sense compounds that have been used in recent extremist attacks and to determine if the devices can be installed at airports and train stations across the country, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said. For about eight years, federal […]

Trump on defense as he tries to regain momentum in Wisconsin

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:51

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Following one of the worst weeks of his campaign, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was on defense Saturday as he kicked off a three-day sprint to Wisconsin’s primary. Trump began the afternoon with a rally in the Milwaukee suburb of Racine, where he defended a series of controversial comments in recent […]

LEADING OFF: Royals begin defense vs Mets, Waino vs Liriano

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:51

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ KINGS OF THE CASTLE The Kansas City Royals begin the 2016 season just like they ended 2015 — against Matt Harvey and the Mets. The defending World Series champions will wait until Game 2 of the season to receive their rings, but expect a […]

Trump hopes message appeals to Democrats, independents too

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:50

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Donald Trump wants voters to know his message to the disaffected isn’t meant for Republicans alone. The party’s presidential front-runner told supporters Saturday that he’s out to bring independents and Democrats behind his cause even though “right now I’m catering to the Republicans.” Contenders in both parties bid for an edge […]

Mormon leader urges tolerance no matter political views

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:49

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders called on members to practice tolerance despite political differences, providing the faith’s U.S. members guidance at a church conference amid a presidential campaign marked by harsh rhetoric and bickering. The faith’s leaders also reiterated the belief that the religion is the only true church, and that its leaders […]

Post-match quotes: Sounders 1, Impact 0

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:47

Here is the full post-match quote sheet from Seattle's 1-0 win over Montreal on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.

Plane crash kills 1 on freeway where it once landed safely

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:45

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small plane that made headlines when it landed safely on a Southern California freeway years ago crashed on the same stretch of road, slamming into a car and killing a woman in the vehicle. Five others, including the pilot and his passenger, were injured in the crash on a stretch […]

Beirut’s racetrack, once a chic hotspot, falls on hard times

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:06

BEIRUT (AP) — Beirut’s famous racetrack, which once entertained Middle Eastern royalty, has fallen on hard times, and the fight over its future is revealing competing visions for public space in the Lebanese capital. Set inside a pine forest reserve in the heart of Beirut and walled off from the city’s concrete warrens, the Beirut […]

Demi Lovato, Caitlyn Jenner to receive GLAAD Media Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 14:01

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demi Lovato and Caitlyn Jenner are among the recipients of the 27th GLAAD Media Awards. The awards honor those who further GLAAD’s mission of ensuring that stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are heard through media outlets. Lovato is the recipient of the organization’s Vanguard Award, which she received […]

Debris in Mauritius to be examined by MH370 investigators

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 13:57

SYDNEY (AP) — A piece of debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators to see if it came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian officials said Sunday. The discovery comes less than two weeks after officials confirmed that two pieces of debris found along the coast of […]

Clint Dempsey’s goal yields Sounders’ first win of season

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 13:55

Seattle didn’t exactly take flight Saturday night, but Clint Dempsey did raise up high enough to nod home Andreas Ivanschitz’s 79th-minute corner kick for the game’s only goal.

Beavers rally to beat Huskies in baseball

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 13:25

Oregon State three runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth to derail Washington 5-4 Saturday in Corvallis.

Saturday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 13:22

Shane McGuire led the Kentwood offense past Auburn Mountainview by scoring three runs along with a pair of hits, two RBIs, and two walks.

Caitlyn Jenner to appear in new season of ‘Transparent’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 12:28

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner is joining the cast of the acclaimed Amazon streaming series “Transparent.” The show’s creator and executive producer Jill Soloway called the news “a dream come true” in an interview Saturday at the GLAAD Media Awards. Soloway would not reveal any details about Jenner’s character, but said they will […]

Snow, thunder, rain: East Coast sees it all as April opens

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 12:13

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If it’s early spring, that means indecisive weather. And it’s here. Storms are leaving snow, rain, thunder and wind across parts of the East Coast this weekend. Thunderstorms rumbled through Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland while New England was seeing snow. Not unusual for New Englanders, but given the mild winter of […]

In West, region of guns and suicide, outreach to curb deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 12:06

MONTROSE, Colorado (AP) — Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the rocky mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms. Yet now he’s also a willing recruit in a fledgling effort to see if the gun community itself […]

Photos: Sounders net first win of season versus Montreal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 12:01

The Sounders net their first win of season with a 1-0 victory over Montreal.