Seattle Times Headlines

Sooners look to regroup after bad loss in Hield’s last game

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 04:59

HOUSTON (AP) — Oklahoma’s wonderful season ended with a thud. Embarrassed by a 44-point loss to Villanova in the Final Four, the Sooners are left to figure out what’s next. “Disappointed these guys today have this feeling, but not disappointed in this group for what they’ve accomplished,” coach Lon Kruger said. “They’ve been outstanding. I’m […]

Winners of London’s 2016 Olivier stage awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 04:49

LONDON (AP) — The winners of the 2016 Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in London theater, opera and dance: New Play: “Hangmen” New Musical: “Kinky Boots” New Comedy: “Nell Gwynn” Most Read StoriesFirst jam-up on new 520 bridge: crowds trying to leave grand openingAlaska Airlines poised to buy Virgin America, report saysFollow the pho: An update […]

Ethics panel clears prosecutor but new allegation emerges

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 04:49

Lindquist says he’s pleased with commission findings and rejects latest allegation he suggested attorneys could get favors by giving them

Developer agrees to donate old Olympia brewery to Tumwater

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 04:42

Agreement ensures old brewery will get a new life; it houses Olympia brewery until 1916, is on national historic building site

Shooting from the hip: Curry’s impact felt in March Madness

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 04:39

HOUSTON (AP) — Though he moved on to the NBA long ago, March Madness is also Steph Curry’s world now. Whether it was the Villanova kid swishing a 40-footer just because he could, or the Northern Iowa guard sinking the half-court buzzer-beater when he had to, reminders of Curry, who burst onto the college scene […]

Police: 2 arrested after fight over crab legs turns violent

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 04:02

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Police say two people were arrested after a dispute over crab legs at a Connecticut restaurant turned violent. WVIT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1SLSYtl) police were called to Royal Buffet in Manchester, Connecticut, on Saturday evening after a juvenile was punched in the face. Clifford Knight and Latoya Knight were arrested. Clifford Knight is […]

Healthy, happy and still unbeaten, Nyquist heads to Kentucky

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 04:02

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The numbers say Nyquist will face a daunting challenge in the Kentucky Derby, and trainer Doug O’Neill is fully aware of that. He’s also embracing that challenge. Of the 31 horses who have won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, only one — Street Sense, nine years ago — has won the […]

Sheriff: off-duty trooper wounds man after break-in, threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 03:47

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says an off-duty state police detective shot and wounded a man who allegedly broke into his unmarked car and then threatened to shoot him. Sheriff Jeff Wiley in Ascension Parish says in a news release that the man is being treated at a hospital after the shooting early […]

German paper claim huge trove of data on offshore accounts

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 03:39

BERLIN (AP) — German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung says it has obtained a vast trove of documents detailing the offshore financial dealings of the rich and famous. The Munich-based newspaper says it received the data from an anonymous source more than a year ago and shared it with over 100 news organizations. Their work was coordinated […]

California driver survives cliff crash, gets struck by bus

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 03:36

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities say a driver who managed to get out of his SUV after it nearly went over a cliff was then struck by a passing bus in Malibu. Sheriff’s officials say the man was conscious and breathing when he was rushed to a hospital following the two crashes […]

Leicester 7 points in front a year after being 7 from safety

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 03:29

LEICESTER, England (AP) — After a fourth successive 1-0 victory sent Leicester into a seven-point lead, some giddy fans started to unfurl Premier League “champions” scarves in the King Power Stadium. Although there are still six games remaining after Sunday’s gritty win over Southampton, celebrations are already underway in this unassuming central England town. When […]

Hield gets another player of year trophy after Final 4 loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 03:26

HOUSTON (AP) — Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield has won the James A. Naismith Trophy as the nation’s top college player. The award presented by the Atlanta Tipoff Club was announced Sunday, a day after Hield was held to nine points in the Sooners’ 95-51 loss to Villanova in a national semifinal game. Villanova coach […]

Iraqi forces take northern edge of IS-held town

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 03:09

HIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces say they have taken the northern edge of the Islamic State group held town of Hit, 85 miles (140 kilometers) west of Baghdad, after hundreds of roadside bombs littering the surrounding area slowed progress for days. Bombs planted by IS in fields and along main roads leading in and […]

Mariners hitters, pitchers strive to control the strike zone

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 03:00

“Control what’s going on in the strike zone, both in the batter’s box and on the mound,” Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said.

Northwest Fly Anglers to host beginning fly-casting classes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 02:30

Spring is coming up soon and now is the time to start dusting off the fly-fishing gear. The Northwest Fly Anglers can give you a jump start and is offering a six week Beginning Fly Casting Class. The classes are held on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. beginning April 5 at the Green Lake Casting […]

Freese gets 1st hit of 2016 MLB season, Liriano gets 1st RBI

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 02:02

David Freese of the Pirates has gotten the first hit of the new Major League Baseball season and Pittsburgh pitcher Francisco Liriano has driven in the first run. It was 39 degrees at PNC Park on Sunday when Liriano began the season by throwing a ball to St. Louis leadoff man Matt Carpenter. Gregory Polanco […]

State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic Peninsula coastal winter steelhead checks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 01:55

BOGACHIEL/QUILLAYUTE RIVER DECEMBER Dec. 1-3: Six bank anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released one hatchery steelhead for 14.0 hours fished. Dec. 4-6: No effort. River out of fishing shape. Dec. 7-10: Two bank anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released one hatchery steelhead for 1.3 hours fished. Dec. 11-13: 28 bank anglers caught 10 […]

Orders for lower-price Tesla continue to climb

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 01:50

NEW YORK (AP) — Demand for Tesla Motors’ new lower-priced electric car continued to climb over the weekend with pre-orders rising to 253,000. CEO Elon Musk tweeted the numbers on Saturday, which jumped 28 percent from 198,000 Friday. People pay $1,000 to reserve their vehicle. The Model 3 is less than half the cost of […]

One motorcyclist killed, another hurt in I-90, I-405 pileup

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 01:47

Pileup began when a car plowed into several other vehicles that were stopped for traffic in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90

Deportation of migrants from Greece to Turkey starts Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 01:33

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An agreement between the European Union and Turkey to deport migrants currently on Greek islands back to the Turkish mainland is to take effect Monday morning. Giorgos Kyritsis, a spokesman for the Greek government’s refugee crisis committee, has told The Associated Press that Frontex, the EU’s border management agency, is solely […]