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Judge mulls whether to let Arizona’s executions resume

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:44

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on an effort by Arizona to dismiss a lawsuit over how it carries out the death penalty in a decision that could let the state resume executions. Executions in Arizona are on hold until the lawsuit is resolved, but if the case is dismissed, it would […]

Palestinians seek UN resolution against Israeli settlements

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:41

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian U.N. Mission says it has circulated a proposed Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements to Arab nations. The draft was condemned Thursday by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “is taking a step that will push negotiations further away” to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian […]

Convention center project left in limbo by court ruling

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:39

The massive expansion of the Washington State Convention Center is embroiled in a legal battle between the center center authority and the contractor it terminated in March.

SHARE should reform to help move people out of homelessness

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:37

Seattle and King County should hold firm against a demand from the homeless activist group SHARE.

New York police sergeant cleared in man’s ’09 shooting death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:28

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police sergeant has been cleared of claims he violated the civil rights of an emotionally disturbed man in a deadly 2009 shooting. A federal jury in Manhattan cleared Sgt. William Flores on Thursday in the death of Mauricio Jaquez in the Bronx. The Jaquez family had sued […]

Lower Columbia closes one day sooner than expected for spring chinook fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:26

If you made plans to pursue spring chinook on the Lower Columbia you might need to push going a day sooner than expected. State fisheries announced during a Thursday meeting the river below Bonneville Dam will now close after Friday (April 8) instead of the previously scheduled date of Saturday (April 9). The expected the […]

Programs are building a workforce in the trades, but more students needed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:22

We appreciate The Seattle Times giving a voice to the promise of careers in the trades and Op-Ed writer Mike Sotelo sharing his story about his own career in the industry [“A job in the trades can bring financial, personal success,” Opinion, April 6]. Sotelo hit the nail on the head when he wrote that […]

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 (http://goo.gl/ONZMf6) 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 […]