Seattle Times Headlines

Arcidiacono grew up Villanova fan, becomes Final Four MVP

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 13:09

HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Arcidiacono grew up outside of Philadelphia as a Villanova fan, and then played more games than any else ever has for the Wildcats. In his last game, with his last pass, he became a national champion and a Final Four MVP. The unselfish point guard was dribbling toward the basket with […]

Officials: Amtrak engineer hit brakes seconds before crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 13:09

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The engineer of an Amtrak passenger train applied the emergency brakes five seconds before it struck a backhoe sitting on the same track, killing the backhoe operator and a track supervisor, federal officials said. The train was going 106 miles per hour in a 110 mph zone, the National Transportation Safety […]

Boy, 15, charged in Ohio school shooting set for hearing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 13:06

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting and wounding two students in an Ohio school cafeteria is set for a pretrial hearing on charges including attempted murder. James Austin Hancock is due in court Tuesday. His attorney entered pleas of not guilty on the boy’s behalf last month in Butler County Juvenile […]

Court to hear appeal from condemned Ohio serial killer of 11

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:59

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is set to hear arguments that defense attorneys wasted time challenging evidence against a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home, and should have focused instead on sparing him from a death sentence. New lawyers for Anthony Sowell say […]

Villanova wins title on Jenkins’ 3 at buzzer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:55

Kris Jenkins overcame the shock of watching North Carolina’s Marcus Paige hit a double-clutch three-pointer to tie it by spotting up behind the right side of the arc and draining a three-pointer of his own at the buzzer to lift Villanova to a 77-74 victory and the national championship Monday night.

Fire latest blow to NYC area’s once-thriving pigeon keepers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:51

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn fire last week that wiped out a pigeon keeper’s flock of 500 birds was the latest blow to a working-class pastime that has dwindled from the days it was a passion of a young Mike Tyson and Marlon Brando’s character in “On the Waterfront.” Rising rents and gentrification have […]

NOAA accepting final comments on new illegal seafood rules

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:33

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators who are hoping to crack down on illegal fishing imports are closing the public comment period on proposed new rules. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has supported changes that would create a new system to collect data about commercial fishing catch. The new rules would also track […]

China squelches Panama reports on hidden wealth

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:28

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Internet censors and state media outlets are squelching reports on hidden wealth drawn from documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm that name relatives of current and retired Chinese politicians, including President Xi Jinping. Searches for articles on websites and social media postings featuring the words “Panama documents” could not be […]

Facebook programs computers to describe photos for the blind

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:07

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll through the pictures posted on the world’s largest online social network. The feature rolling out Tuesday on Facebook’s iPhone app interprets what’s in a picture using a form of artificial intelligence that […]

Panama rejects money-launder label following documents leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:05

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanians have long shrugged off their country’s checkered reputation as a financial haven for drug lords, tax dodgers and corrupt oligarchs. If they’re crooks, they’ve learned from the world’s wealthy nations, they like to joke. That same defensiveness has re-emerged amid the fallout from the leak of 11.5 million confidential documents […]

Israel protest UN ban on exhibition

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:59

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel is protesting the U.N.’s decision to ban panels on Jerusalem and Arab Israelis from an exhibition at the United Nations on various aspects of the country and the heritage of the Jewish people. Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon initially protested that three panels with photos and text had been barred […]

Cougars center Izundu to transfer to new school

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:51

Izundu played only his redshirt junior season for the Cougars, having first transferred from the University of Houston prior to the 2014-15 season, which he sat out per NCAA transfer rules.

Washington men lead Redhawk Invitational by 12 strokes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:50

Frank Garber leads at 7over-par 149 and teammate Jonathan Sanders is tied for second at 8 over.

Indonesia forests minister says DiCaprio lacked information

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:45

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s environment and forestry minister says Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio lacked complete information when he criticized the destruction of rainforests during a visit to a protected national park last month. His comments prompted immigration officials to warn that DiCaprio could be barred from re-entering Indonesia, but the minister, Siti Nurbaya, said […]

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

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:32

It’s part of a fledgling effort to see if the gun community itself — sellers and owners of firearms, operators of shooting ranges — can help Colorado and other Western states reduce their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates.

WSU’s next president says he’ll work to smooth ties with UW

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:12

The president-elect of Washington State University, Kirk Schulz, visited WSU’s Everett programs Monday and said he’d work to heal a rift with the University of Washington.

Sodo Arena opponents hope to block proposal by bolstering voter-backed I-91 measure

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:08

The measure prohibits the funding of sports venues unless the city turns a profit. A Seattle City Council vote is expected within the next month or so on whether to grant entrepreneur Chris Hansen part of Occidental Ave. S. to build his arena.

Forage fish off West Coast get new protection from commercial fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:57

New protections for forage fish off the West Coast will protect species that help sustain the marine food web.

Yellow Fever outbreak in Angola strains health organizations

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:56

Angola’s outbreak, which has killed about 200 people, has already consumed the World Health Organization’s emergency stockpile of yellow fever vaccine.

Authorities identify man fatally shot in Rainier Beach

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:51

The man had been booked and released from King County Jail just days before he was killed.