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Fact checker: Clinton, Sanders spar over contributions from Big Oil

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 09:29

When assessing who’s right in the Democratic spat over oil-industry contributions, a lot depends on what is counted — and how it is counted.

Officer sues, claiming department shared nude photos of her

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 09:18

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in Ohio is suing the city of Columbus and department administrators claiming nude photos of her were illegally obtained and improperly shared among officers during an internal investigation. Media outlets report Tricia Zimmerman admits she sent nude photos to her boyfriend, Columbus Officer Jeffrey Lazar. She says the […]

Notes and lineups: Jordan Morris on the Sounders bench, Clint Dempsey in the midfield

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 09:11

Jordan Morris is on the Sounders bench and Clint Dempsey is shifting into the midfield for Saturday night's game against the Montreal Impact at CenturyLink Field.

Abandoned as babies, teens urge use of Safe Haven sites

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 09:10

A Shoreline mother adopted two babies abandoned at birth. Amid reports of an Everett newborn discarded in a dumpster last weekend, her family calls on desperate women to surrender infants in safer places, anonymously, under the state’s Safe Haven law.

Kelsey Plum on WBCA All-American honor: ‘That’s what happens when you win games’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 08:55

Add another first to Washington’s historic march to the Final Four. UW junior guard Kelsey Plum on Saturday became the first WBCA All-American in UW history, one of 10 player selected to what is considered most prestigious All-America team in the women’s game.

Chicago sees staggering rise in gun violence and killings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 08:48

In the first quarter of 2016, 141 people were killed, up from 82 last year, according to Police Department data.

Washington crew beats Brown University by a hair

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 08:42

UW’s eight, with sophomore Rielly Milne at coxswain and junior Philip Walczak serving as stroke, rallied to win by roughly a half-boat length, 5:39.290 to 5:40.648, on a cool, overcast morning with calm water and a modest quartering headwind.

APNewsBreak: Plane in fatal California freeway crash safely landed on same road 16 years ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 08:41

LOS ANGELES (AP) — APNewsBreak: Plane in fatal California freeway crash safely landed on same road 16 years ago.

5-year-old hit by puck, sent to hospital asks to go back to hockey game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 08:34

James did, indeed, get back in time for the finish.

Artist says Brazilian protesters copied his giant rubber duck

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 08:19

The duck used in the demonstrations has X’s in place of its eyes and a Portuguese slogan across its chest.

UW Husky women soaking in final moments before Final Four

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 08:15

On Saturday, Washington held its final practice before Sunday's Final Four game versus Syracuse at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Driver in crash that killed 2 pleads guilty, pays $800 fine

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 08:02

MILL HALL, Pa. (AP) — A delivery truck driver who crashed into a horse and buggy in Pennsylvania last summer killing a woman and 9-year-old boy has pleaded guilty and paid nearly $800 in fines. Prosecutors say an investigation found vehicular homicide charges weren’t warranted. Fifty-five-year-old Sherry Croak of Lock Haven originally sought a trial […]

Live: Sounders try to end losing streak against Montreal Impact

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 08:00

Follow along live as the Sounders take aim at their first points of 2016 as they host the Montreal Impact on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.  

Pot activists smoke outside the White House

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 07:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists smoked marijuana outside the White House to send their message that the drug shouldn’t be considered dangerous. Protesters planned to display a 51-foot-long inflatable “joint” at Saturday’s demonstration. However, protest organizer Adam Eidinger said the Secret Service wouldn’t allow it, citing security concerns. Possession of up to 2 ounces of pot […]

Male-centric views are driving the call for abortion restrictions and punishment

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 07:35

What’s “sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander” comes to mind following the leading Republican candidate’s statement that women should be punished for abortions [“Trump backtracks on question of punishing women for abortion,” Nation & World, March 31]. Women would not be facing a soul-wrenching problem if not for the men who made […]

IF4 Fly-Fishing Film Festival and Auction is April 7 in downtown Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 07:32

The IF4 Fly-Fishing Film Festival and Fundraiser is 7 p.m. on April 7 at Tini Bigs and Hula Hula in downtown Seattle, which benefits the Puget Sound Keepers Alliance and the Wild Steelhead Coalition. There will be more than 200 items for the raffle including Rods from Sage, G-Loomis, Echo and Redington. Bags from Simms, […]

Must America pick up everybody’s defense bills?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 07:05

It seems strange that so few of my fellow TV binge-watchers have submitted to the fascinating Norwegian political thriller “Occupied.” Friends, this is eight hours of your life you won’t mind not getting back. In the story, an idealistic Norwegian prime minister stops his country’s huge oil production in the name of confronting climate change. […]

Kurdish women on the front lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 07:01

One of the most fascinating aspects of my recent trip to Rojava, the Kurdish region of Syria, was its leaders’ focus on empowering women. The failure of many Mideast nations to let women play a major role in politics and society has severely impeded their development. At the farthest extremes, Saudi Arabia treats women like […]

Follow the pho: An update on Seattle’s minimum-wage impact

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 07:01

The complexities associated with following Seattle’s pho restaurants help to illustrate why it may take years to understand the true impacts of the minimum wage ordinance.