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Zoo defends decision not to kill tiger that attacked keeper

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:06

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The president of a Florida zoo defended Thursday the decision to tranquilize and not kill a rare Malayan tiger that had fatally attacked a keeper and was preventing rescuers from giving her aid. Palm Beach Zoo President Andrew Aiken told a news conference rescuers feared a bullet could ricochet […]

Illinois school settles separation of church and state case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:59

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois public school that requires students who ride the bus to arrive early for optional religious instruction at a Roman Catholic parish has agreed to discontinue the practice in response to a legal challenge. For generations, most students at the Teutopolis Grade School in central Illinois have started the day […]

How to become a homeowner when you don’t qualify for a mortgage

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:50

Lease-to-own contracts and land contracts are different legal ways to transfer occupancy of a property from an existing owner who does not want to occupy it to someone else who does but cannot immediately qualify for the financing required to purchase it outright.

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:45

___ US economy struggles at start of election year WASHINGTON (AP) — It was not a great start for the U.S. economy. With consumers and businesses turning cautious, the U.S. struggled to grow in the first three months of a presidential election year that is shining the spotlight on the economy’s fitful recovery. Gross domestic […]

NCAA overturns satellite camp ban, so Cougars will get to run camps in California after all

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:44

On Thursday, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors rescinded the proposed ban on satellite camps, effectively immediately.

US beefs up surveillance over Islamic State in Libya

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:38

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what’s going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorized. The top U.S. military officer told a Senate committee that the Pentagon has shifted assets to Libya, based […]

Amplifying youth voices through music mentorship

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:21

Totem Star recording studio, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, provides a place for young people to tell their stories through music.

Texas’ fetal tissue research questioned before court hearing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:21

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas legislators who passed one of the nation’s toughest abortion laws turned their attention to fetal tissue research Thursday, ahead of a Houston court appearance by two anti-abortion activists on charges related to their filming of undercover videos at a Planned Parenthood clinic. The Legislature doesn’t return until 2017 — meaning […]

Capitol Hill Buzz: Ryan, Pelosi salute kids at work

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:20

WASHINGTON (AP) — Often at odds, Democrats and Republicans came together on Thursday to welcome the children of reporters and congressional staff at Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a father of three who has said he won’t give up family time for his job, invited children to his […]

For Joe Dahl, Jeremiah Allison and WSU’s NFL hopefuls, draft will determine their futures

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:17

For the seven former WSU football players who are waiting for the NFL Draft to determine their futures, the wait is finally over. But if football doesn't pan out, some, such as Jeremiah Allison, have more solid backup plans than others

Facebook and St. Jude Medical surge, GNC and AbbVie skid

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:09

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE St. Jude Medical Inc., up $15.84 to $77.79 The heart device maker agreed to be acquired by Abbott Laboratories in a $19.3 billion cash and stock deal. Most Read StoriesLook like […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:05

U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in three weeks on Thursday after a late sell-off. Apple, which is mired in a slump, fell to its lowest price in about two months and dragged tech stocks sharply lower. On Thursday: The Dow Jones industrial average sank 210.79 points, or 1.2 percent, to 17,830.76. The Standard & […]

Obamas, Bidens to kick off USO comedy show next week

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are joining their wives next week for a USO comedy show in observance of Military Appreciation Month. The event also marks the fifth anniversary of the national initiative Joining Forces. First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden launched Joining Forces in 2011 to support […]

Gilead 1Q profit tumbles on slower hepatitis C drug sales

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

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Gilead Science Inc.’s earnings tumbled 17 percent in first quarter as sales of its blockbuster hepatitis C franchise slowed faster than expected, missing Wall Street estimates. The maker of Harvoni, the first once-daily, single-pill regimen for hepatitis C, said sales of the best-selling drug fell 15 percent to $3 billion […]

Slain teen’s dad, stepmom arrested on domestic abuse charges

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

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the father and stepmother of a slain Virginia teenager have been arrested after a domestic violence incident. Wytheville Police Chief Ricky Arnold said Thursday that David Madison Lovell and Terri Surratt Lovell have been arrested and charged with unlawful wounding against each other. Arnold declined to provide further details […]

Fans’ Holy Grail: unreleased songs in Prince’s vault

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:35

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the days since Prince died, YouTube and other uploading sites have been flooded with hundreds of hours of the superstar’s songs, concert footage, TV appearances and music videos. It’s a boon for Prince lovers, and a sign that the notoriously tight copyright controls the artist maintained over his material are […]

Police: Man shot dead after killing wife, shooting at deputy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:31

SULPHUR, La. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of fatally shooting his wife is dead after exchanging gunfire with sheriff’s deputies in southwest Louisiana. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso says investigators are trying to determine if the man shot and killed himself or was fatally wounded by a sheriff’s deputy after he opened fire […]

Next for Hastert: Prison, sex-offender program, polygraph

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:24

CHICAGO (AP) — Now that a judge branded him “a serial child molester,” Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he’s out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender program that could include lie-detector and other tests to determine how many children he’s molested in his lifetime. Judge Thomas […]

UW’s Budda Baker, Sidney Jones, WSU’s Luke Falk among Pac-12’s top 2017 NFL prospects

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:24

Pac-12 roundup: UW's Travis Feeney, WSU's Joe Dahl close to realizing NFL dreams this weekend.

Amazon shares soar on strong earnings, revenue gains

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

The tech and retail giant posted profit of $513 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, nearly doubling the 58 cents expected by analysts. Revenue rose 28 percent to $29.1 billion, also surpassing analysts’ expectations of $28 billion.