Seattle Times Headlines

Man who killed parents with hammer gets new sentence hearing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:14

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who killed his parents with a claw hammer and then threw a party with their bodies still inside the house is getting a new sentencing hearing. The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that because Tyler Hadley was 17, he could not be automatically sentenced […]

Stewart supports NASCAR decision to tighten up lug-nut rule

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:59

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carl Edwards and Chase Elliott say that if tightening up the lug-nut rule makes racing safer, they are all for it. The two Sprint Cup drivers were participating in a tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday. Three-time series champion Tony Stewart and Aric Almirola also were in town to test. […]

A day after credit downgrade by S&P, Exxon hikes dividend

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:42

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after losing its cherished AAA credit rating partly due to billions paid to shareholders, Exxon Mobil is raising its dividend again. The company said Wednesday that it would pay a quarterly dividend of 75 cents per share — a 3 percent increase — in June. That is down from […]

Microsoft researcher wins prestigious computing award

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:39

Eric Horvitz, managing director of the company’s Redmond research lab, is honored for his work in artificial intelligence.

18-year-old hiker survives 70-foot cliff-fall in Missouri

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:38

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An 18-year-old hiker who tumbled 60 to 70 feet over a cliff at a quarry in Missouri’s Ozarks landed on an outcrop that spared her an additional 100-foot drop to her likely death, one of her rescuers said Wednesday. But that ledge — jutting just 20 feet out from the […]

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