Seattle Times Headlines

Teen girl found guilty in kidnapping trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 15:05

KENNEWICK — A jury has found a teenage girl guilty in connection with the abduction of an 86-year-old woman who was stuffed into the trunk of her car and driven more than 200 miles to a Walmart near Portland. The Tri-City Herald reports the 15-year-old was found guilty Friday of first-degree kidnapping and theft of […]

Ex-girlfriend says bus station gunman hated police officers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 15:03

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A woman who dated the Virginia bus station gunman says he frequently expressed his hatred toward police and once nearly choked her to death after she broke up with him. A former girlfriend of James Brown III spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because she said she […]

Christian school principal in Sequim charged with raping students

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 15:02

SEQUIM — The principal at a small Christian school in Sequim has been charged with child rape and molestation of students. KING-TV reports Douglas Allison was charged Friday with eight counts of molestation and four counts of rape involving two girls, ages 10 and 11. Police say they believe the 55-year-old targeted the two girls […]

Armed with photo of slain daughter, mom pushes for change

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 15:01

WASHINGTON (AP) — The photo is jarring: a teenage girl lying on a slab, her chest sliced open exposing bone and blood. There’s a gaping wound in the left side of her head. It’s hard to look at, but Nardyne Jefferies has made it her mission since her daughter was killed in a drive-by shooting […]

Rant & Rave: Children should offer seats to adults

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 15:00

Readers rave about Fremont rock sculptures, rant about children not giving up seats to adults

Clinton, Sanders had opposing views on biomedical research

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 14:55

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on opposing sides of certain types of biomedical research while they served in Congress. These differences have gained notice by scientists and advocates on the forefront of stem cell research. Clinton has pointed to her advocacy for groundbreaking medical research and support […]

Armenia: Heavy fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, helicopter hit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 14:53

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Armenian Defense Ministry says heavy fighting has broken out with Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, a section of Azerbaijan that is under the control of local ethnic Armenian forces and the Armenian military. Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan told The Associated Press on Saturday that the fighting was taking place along the […]

Indonesia threatens to bar DiCaprio over rainforest comments

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 14:37

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian immigration official says Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio may banned from returning to Indonesia over his criticisms that palm oil plantations are destroying the country’s rainforests. The Osca-winning actor made a one-day visit to protected Mount Leuser National Park in Tamiang, an Aceh district neighboring North Sumatra province, last weekend […]

What to watch for in Saturday’s national semifinals

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 14:20

HOUSTON (AP) — Some things to watch for Saturday when Oklahoma meets Villanova and North Carolina faces Syracuse in the national semifinals at NRG Stadium: MEET AGAIN: Rematches are far from rare in the Final Four but these four teams have three games between them this season. Oklahoma blitzed Villanova 78-55 in Hawaii on Dec. […]

Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes, Clinton appear at Black Girls Rock!

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 14:20

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Pop star Rihanna and TV mogul Shonda Rhimes were among the honorees at this year’s Black Girls Rock! event, where Hillary Clinton made an appearance and told the audience “my life has been changed by strong black women leaders.” The Friday night event was taped at the New Jersey Performing Arts […]

100 years later, jersey numbers part of players’ identities

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 14:19

When Marcus Stroman takes the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays, he stands out in a way that might not be obvious to the untrained eye. Here’s a hint: Look at the back of his jersey. Stroman is a rarity in baseball — a pitcher who wears a single-digit number. The 6 on his back […]

Red Sox DH David Ortiz is preparing for his last walkoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 14:18

BOSTON (AP) — Get ready for the ultimate Big Papi walkoff. David Ortiz is retiring after the season, but not before he takes a farewell tour of the major leagues that should allow him to fill a couple of closets with gifts from opponents who were reluctant to face him and glad to see him […]

Prep results for Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 13:51

The Oak Harbor girl's tennis team shut out Marysville Pilchuck 7-0 on a clear Friday night.

Edmonds School Board names new superintendent

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 13:46

Kris McDuffy will lead the King County district of 20,000 students beginning in July, Edmonds school district officials said Friday.

Beavers baseball team routs Huskies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 13:27

Host Oregon State scored three times in the first inning and four times in the second en route to 10-1 thrashing of Washington on Friday afternoon at Goss Stadium.

Man sentenced to death for killing 9 in China nursing home

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 13:26

BEIJING (AP) — A man who killed nine people and injured nine others in a Chinese nursing home has been sentenced to death. The official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that Luo Renchu had gathered bricks and pummeled residents at the home in the central city of Loudi following a dispute with the owners over […]

Donora, birthplace of Griffeys and Stan Musial, is a dying town clinging to its sports history

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 13:17

Donora is a decaying town, another in a long line of once-flourishing Rust Belt boroughs along the river in Western Pennsylvania that have hit hard times. The steel mills closed long ago. A broken-down bridge that was Donora’s last business life line was imploded last year. Inhabitants wonder if their city is ever going to get its luster back.

Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’ reaches RIAA diamond status

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 13:17

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida Georgia Line’s hit song “Cruise” has been certified diamond and is the first country song to achieve that feat. The Recording Industry Association of America said Friday the song has matched the success of others such as Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie.” The RIAA […]

Mariners settle for a 1-1 tie against the Rockies in final home spring training game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 12:47

The Mariners settled for a 1-1 tie against the Rockies in their final home game this spring at Peoria Stadium. Down 1-0, Seattle tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, but stranded the winning run at second base.

Mormon leaders set to give guidance at 2-day conference

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 12:47

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders are set to deliver guidance to their worldwide membership in a series of speeches this weekend during the religion’s semiannual conference in Salt Lake City. Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints aren’t expected to mention presidential candidates by name, but they may reiterate their […]