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Fire damages electric components at French Quarter museum

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:47

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Museum officials say a 200-year-old French Quarter building will remain closed at least two more weeks while crews check damage to electric components from a small weekend fire in its chiller room. Museum spokesman Marvin McGraw says elevators were among components damaged by smoke blown throughout the Presbytere, which […]

Movie bargains: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3,’ ‘Gods of Egypt’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:46

Here are some theaters offering discounted movie tickets during the week of April 8.

Turkmenistan-South Asia pipeline gets $200M investment

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:46

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — An ambitious project to build a natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India has received $200 million in new investment. Under an agreement signed Thursday in the Turkmen capital, the investment comes from Turkmenistan’s state gas company, Interstate Gas Systems of Pakistan, Afghan Gas Enterprise and India’s GAIL. […]

Poulsbo pot lab may lose license after state auditors find irregularities

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:45

After finding suspicious results and practices, auditors said the Testing Technologies lab of Poulsbo should not be allowed to operate in Washington’s marijuana industry. The rebuke starts tighter controls on the state’s pot labs.

The glorious cacophony of ‘Marguerite’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:44

“Marguerite”: A pleasurable stroll through the life of legendarily terrible opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins starring Catherine Frot. 3 stars out of 4.

‘Francofonia’ tells the story of when the Nazis reached the Louvre — and found it empty

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:42

“Francofonia”: Alexander Sokurov’s new film that balances on the edge between feature and documentary about when the Nazis arrived at the Louvre — and the art had been hidden from them. 3 stars out of 4.

76ers move ahead in the rebuilding process without Hinkie

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:41

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Hinkie quit on The Process. The Philadelphia 76ers are prepared to move ahead in their painful rebuild without the general manager who methodically turned the organization into one of the worst in professional sports. A day after Hinkie informed the team via a 13-page manifesto that he was out, the Sixers […]

FBI debates sharing iPhone hacking details with Apple

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey says discussions are continuing about whether to share detail with Apple about how the bureau hacked an iPhone in a terrorism investigation. Comey provided details on the case during a speech Wednesday evening at Kenyon College in Ohio. Comey calls it a “technological corner case.” He says the […]

Trade group egged on FDA to act against vegan mayo

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:27

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayonnaise impostors, beware! An industry group is patrolling the grocery aisles. The Association for Dressings and Sauces, which was founded in 1926, repeatedly urged federal regulators last year to take action against an upstart vegan spread that it said was masquerading as mayonnaise, despite its lack of eggs, according to emails […]

Icelandic politician says he’s the country’s new PM

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:14

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland’s fisheries minister says the president has approved a proposal that makes him Iceland’s new prime minister. Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson emerged from the presidential residence on Thursday to tell reporters the news — a development that comes several days after his predecessor resigned after being linked to an offshore account. Johannsson […]

Mormon missionary injured in Brussels bombing leave hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:49

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon missionary wounded in the Brussels airport attack has left the hospital and returned to his southern Utah home. University of Utah Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Wilets said Thursday that 20-year-old Joseph “Dres” Empey was released this week. He suffered second-degree burns and other injuries March 22. He was one […]

Imprisoned peanut exec won’t have to pay salmonella victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:49

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former peanut company executive serving a 28-year prison sentence won’t have to pay money to victims of a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to his Georgia plant. A federal judge decided Wednesday to spare former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell and three co-defendants from paying restitution to corporate customers […]

Military takes cues from colleges for sex assault prevention

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:44

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the U.S. Air Force prepared to roll out a new sexual assault prevention strategy, it sent a delegation to Connecticut College, a small liberal arts school that introduced the same program several years earlier. The visit last month — including conversations with students, athletic coaches and others — was the […]

Swedes invite world to call ‘random’ citizens on new hotline

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:44

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Ever felt like calling up a complete stranger in Sweden? Now is your chance. The Swedish Tourism Association has set up a hotline that lets callers worldwide “get connected to a random Swede.” On its website, the nonprofit group says the idea is “to spark people’s curiosity about Sweden — our culture, […]

Former Auschwitz guard dies days before opening of trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:43

BERLIN (AP) — A 93-year-old German who worked as a guard at the Auschwitz death camp has died days before his trial was due to open. Ernst T., whose full name wasn’t given in keeping with German privacy rules, allegedly played a part in the deportation of prisoners from Nazi transit camps in Berlin, Drancy […]

Authorities say officers shot probationer during arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:41

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — State investigators are looking into a shooting of a man on probation by two Georgia probation officers. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday 23-year-old Jeffery Roy Moffatt was listed in serious condition at a hospital. The GBI says two officers from the Department of Community Supervision went to a home […]

Prosecutor objects to prep school grad’s new trial request

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:40

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prosecutor has objected to a request for a new trial from a New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman, saying he’s already appealing his case. Twenty-year-old Owen Labrie was convicted in August of misdemeanor sex assault charges and a felony charge of using a computer […]

Best bets for a weekend of dining in Vancouver, B.C.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:39

So many restaurants, so little time. Seattle Times food writer Bethany Jean Clement asks, ‘What’s a visitor to do?’

Body of slain woman buried in Bolivian prison cell

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:36

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Officials say an inmate apparently killed his ex-wife and buried her beneath his cell in Bolivia’s largest prison — with nobody taking notice for nearly a year. Chief prosecutor Gomer Padilla tells The Associated Press that the body was found after a fellow inmate confessed to helping bury Kenia Hidalgo […]

Alabama man charged with attempted murder in police shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:33

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of shooting an undercover officer in Alabama has apologized and says he was high on crystal meth at the time. Multiple news media outlets report 32-year-old Ryan Burkhardt apologized to the officer and his family Wednesday while police pushed him in a wheelchair on his way to the […]