Seattle Times Headlines

Rifles on campus: College security forces add firepower

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 21:32

BOSTON (AP) — Once a rarity on campuses, semi-automatic rifles are becoming a standard part of the arsenal for college security forces — firepower they say could make a difference the next time a gunman goes on a rampage. The weapons are rarely seen in public and often kept stashed in cruisers or department headquarters, […]

Maryland gives OK to bill to protect bees from pesticides

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 21:29

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland would become the first state in the country to take pesticides found to harm bees off of retail store shelves, under a bill that has passed the General Assembly. The Maryland House of Delegates gave final approval to the bill known as the Pollinator Protection Act on a 98-39 vote […]

Image of Asia: Honor guard performance in Seoul

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 21:28

In this photo by Lee Jin-man, military honor guard members wearing traditional uniforms perform at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul, South Korea. The honor guard demonstrates martial arts and other skills at the weekly performances, which resumed Friday after a winter break. The ceremonies attract foreign tourists and local visitors.

Greek officials: Brazil’s Rousseff cancels Olympic visit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 21:20

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Olympic committee says Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a scheduled appearance at this month’s flame-lighting ceremony in Greece for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer. A committee statement Friday said it had been informed of the cancellation by Brazil’s embassy in Athens, but did not provide further […]

NATO-Russia Council to meet for 1st time since 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 21:13

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s secretary-general says the NATO-Russia Council will meet for the first time since 2014 within the next two weeks. The announcement Friday from Jens Stoltenberg was a sign both sides might be seeking an improvement in relations, which have been in the deep freeze since Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. NATO […]

Cops: Mom tortured son, 2, with cigarette, boyfriend laughed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:58

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman tortured her 2-year-old son with at least 15 cigarette burns while her boyfriend watched and laughed. Police have jailed 19-year-old Anna Russell and 25-year-old Enrique (en-REE’-kay) Soto on charges including aggravated assault and conspiracy. Police say the burns were inflicted on Aug. 1 and were […]

Cops: Mom tortured son, 2, with cigarette, boyfriend laughed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:58

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman tortured her 2-year-old son with at least 15 cigarette burns while her boyfriend watched and laughed. Police have jailed 19-year-old Anna Russell and 25-year-old Enrique (en-REE’-kay) Soto on charges including aggravated assault and conspiracy. Police say the burns were inflicted on Aug. 1 and were […]

Woman accused cutting out dead boyfriend’s pacemaker dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:55

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 63-year-old woman accused of cutting a pacemaker out of her dead boyfriend’s chest and then stuffing his body in a trash can has died in Mississippi. News outlets report Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says Christy Lee Zarrella died Thursday of natural causes at a hospital. Zarrella was in police […]

Woman accused cutting out dead boyfriend’s pacemaker dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:55

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 63-year-old woman accused of cutting a pacemaker out of her dead boyfriend’s chest and then stuffing his body in a trash can has died in Mississippi. News outlets report Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says Christy Lee Zarrella died Thursday of natural causes at a hospital. Zarrella was in police […]

Man faces 2 charges of attempted murder of Florida deputies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:42

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man faces two charges of attempted first-degree murder of law enforcement officers following a shooting near Tampa, Florida. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said in a news release that 21-year-old Angel Jordanny Rodriguez Aviles fired a shot into the ground Thursday when a witness tried to intervene in his argument with […]

Man faces 2 charges of attempted murder of Florida deputies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:42

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man faces two charges of attempted first-degree murder of law enforcement officers following a shooting near Tampa, Florida. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said in a news release that 21-year-old Angel Jordanny Rodriguez Aviles fired a shot into the ground Thursday when a witness tried to intervene in his argument with […]

Telefonica’s board taps Alvarez-Pallete as chief executive

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:38

MADRID (AP) — Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica says its board has unanimously voted in Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete as chief executive and chairman of the board. Telefonica SA said in a statement Friday that Alvarez-Pallete replaces Cesar Alierta, who is stepping down after 16 years but will retain a seat on the company’s board. Alvarez-Pallete has […]

Telefonica’s board taps Alvarez-Pallete as chief executive

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:38

MADRID (AP) — Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica says its board has unanimously voted in Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete as chief executive and chairman of the board. Telefonica SA said in a statement Friday that Alvarez-Pallete replaces Cesar Alierta, who is stepping down after 16 years but will retain a seat on the company’s board. Alvarez-Pallete has […]

2 men charged with rape and kidnap of 12-year-old girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:34

WHEATON, Md. (AP) — Authorities have accused two Maryland roommates of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Montgomery County police said in a news release Thursday that 24-year-old Enrique Carbajal and 19-year-old Victor Tome have been charged for an attack investigators believe began in Washington, continued to Wheaton, Maryland, and might have ended in […]

2 men charged with rape and kidnap of 12-year-old girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:34

WHEATON, Md. (AP) — Authorities have accused two Maryland roommates of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Montgomery County police said in a news release Thursday that 24-year-old Enrique Carbajal and 19-year-old Victor Tome have been charged for an attack investigators believe began in Washington, continued to Wheaton, Maryland, and might have ended in […]

ACLU, Planned Parenthood sue Indiana over new abortion law

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:31

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are suing the state of Indiana over its recently signed law that bans abortions sought because of genetic abnormalities, calling the law unconstitutional. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday also challenges a provision that mandates an aborted fetus be buried or […]

ACLU, Planned Parenthood sue Indiana over new abortion law

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:31

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are suing the state of Indiana over its recently signed law that bans abortions sought because of genetic abnormalities, calling the law unconstitutional. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday also challenges a provision that mandates an aborted fetus be buried or […]

Judge dismisses suit, allows Hudson River park to move ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:31

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block a plan to build a park on a platform over the Hudson River. The judge’s ruling Thursday allows the $130 million project known as Pier 55 to move forward. The City Club of New York filed the lawsuit against the Hudson […]

Judge dismisses suit, allows Hudson River park to move ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:31

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block a plan to build a park on a platform over the Hudson River. The judge’s ruling Thursday allows the $130 million project known as Pier 55 to move forward. The City Club of New York filed the lawsuit against the Hudson […]

Panel: UN should compensate Kosovo Roma over lead poisoning

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:27

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A U.N. human rights tribunal in Kosovo said Friday the world body should apologize and compensate the Roma community for the health impact of being housed on lead-poisoned sites after the war in 1999. The Human Rights Advisory Panel said the U.N. Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) should “publicly acknowledge its failure […]