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Poles protest possibility of total ban on abortion

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 01:22

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Poles took part in street demonstrations on Sunday to protest a possible tightening of the country’s abortion law, already one of the most restrictive in Europe. The rallies in Warsaw and other cities were held under the slogan “No to the torture of women” and came as the influential […]

Legislative proposals this year affecting state courts

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 01:18

About half the states will have elections for seats on their supreme courts this year. The high courts also are being targeted in a number of state legislatures. Some of those proposals: ___ ARIZONA — House Bill 2537 would expand the Arizona Supreme Court from five to seven justices. Pending. Most Read StoriesFirst jam-up on […]

Egypt editor warns of break in ties with Italy over student

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 01:18

CAIRO (AP) — The editor of Egypt’s top state newspaper is calling on authorities to seriously deal with the case of an Italian student tortured and killed in Cairo, saying officials who don’t realize the gravity of the case are risking a break in Egyptian-Italian relations. In front-page comments, Al-Ahram’s editor Mohammed Abdel-Hadi Allam charged […]

3 reasons the Mariners will or won’t win this season

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 01:00

Three reasons the Mariners will win this season, and three reasons they won’t win.

Mountain bike trail system about to become even more awesome

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 01:00

SANDY, Ore. (AP) — British Columbia mountain bikers David Shaw and Henry Fitzgerald wrapped up a week of warm-weather cycling in California a few days ago and headed back north. Along the way, though, there was one last stop to make in Oregon – the Sandy Ridge Trail System. “Friends in B.C. told us we […]

Retired World Cup champion Abby Wambach arrest for DUI

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:46

Portland, Ore., police say Wambach was stopped after running a red light near downtown and failed field-sobriety tests

Power problem led Washington monument elevator to shut off

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:45

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says a faulty power supply was to blame for two recent breakdowns of the Washington Monument’s elevator. The park service says the power supply was occasionally causing elevated electrical current to flow to the elevator. When the current went over the limit, the elevator shut down as it’s […]

Solar farm developers target New York with lease offers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:41

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Less than a year after New York banned fracking, dashing the hopes of farmers who had hoped to reap royalties from natural gas leases, the commercial solar industry is courting landowners for energy production. Buoyed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s renewable energy plan and the extension of the 30 percent federal […]

Massachusetts court to hear gay parental rights case

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:38

BOSTON (AP) — The same state court that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the United States is now being asked to decide a complicated case about the parental rights of a once-partnered but unmarried gay couple. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the state that more than a decade ago became the first […]

Retired soccer star Abby Wambach arrested for DUI in Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:34

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Retired World Cup soccer champion Abby Wambach was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence. Portland police Sgt. Peter Simpson said in a statement Sunday that a sergeant stopped the 35-year-old Saturday night after she reportedly ran a red light in her Range Rover near downtown. Simpson says Wambach failed […]

Armed train marshals to ride some French routes, can shoot

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:24

PARIS (AP) — The head of the French national rail service says that train marshals, armed and allowed to use their weapons, will be patrolling some passenger trains, one of a series of new security measures. Guillaume Pepy said on iTele TV on Sunday that the marshals will be in civilian dress, chosen from the […]

Ohio family held at gunpoint on Air Force museum visit sues

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:20

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family handcuffed and held at gunpoint during a 2014 visit to the National Air Force Museum is suing Wright-Patterson Air Force Base security officers alleging civil rights violations. The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1M6VUS5) reports Wendy Hill, her mother-in-law and two children updated a March lawsuit on Friday. The suit […]

Man who fired rifle at mosque after Paris attacks apologizes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:11

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who fired a rifle at a mosque next to his home shortly after the deadly attacks in Paris has apologized, saying he acted out of fear. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1ZUKMKe) Ted Hakey Jr. made the comments during Saturday’s symposium at the Baitul Aman Mosque in Meriden. Hakey […]

Man who fired rifle at mosque after Paris attacks apologizes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:11

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who fired a rifle at a mosque next to his home shortly after the deadly attacks in Paris has apologized, saying he acted out of fear. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1ZUKMKe) Ted Hakey Jr. made the comments during Saturday’s symposium at the Baitul Aman Mosque in Meriden. Hakey […]

Fire commissioner: 2 dead when Amtrak train derails after hitting backhoe near Philadelphia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:10

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Fire commissioner: 2 dead when Amtrak train derails after hitting backhoe near Philadelphia.

Rent control spreads from pricey San Francisco to suburbs

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:02

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Once upon a time, the polarizing concept of rent control was largely limited to costly cities such as San Francisco or New York where there were too many people and not enough apartments. But tenant demand for protections is shifting to the suburbs in the San Francisco Bay Area as priced-out […]

‘Batman v Superman’ falls 68 percent in second weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:58

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Word of mouth might be kryptonite for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which fell a steep 68 percent in its second weekend in theaters according to studio estimates Sunday. The superhero pic earned an estimated $52.4 million, bringing its domestic total to $261.5 million. Superhero movies are generally frontloaded at […]

India’s prime minister in Saudi Arabia for first visit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:54

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off his first official visit to Saudi Arabia, home to a large expatriate Indian community of laborers and a major trade partner that supplies around 19 percent of India’s crude oil imports. Modi met on Sunday with King Salman and the two sides […]

Chris Stapleton set for Academy of Country Music Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:53

Chris Stapleton dominated at the Grammys and the Country Music Association Awards, but will he repeat at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday? Yes and no. Stapleton is the leading nominee with seven, but he’s not up for the top award: entertainer of the year. Instead, he will compete for album, song and […]

Tupac’s stepfather up for parole in killings, Brinks heist

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:50

NEW YORK (AP) — He made the FBI’s most wanted list and was convicted of leading a revolutionary group responsible for a trail of bloodshed, including the slayings of an armed guard and two New York police officers. But after serving half his prison sentence, Mutulu Shakur might soon be a free man. The 65-year-old, […]