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Oldest southern sea otter in captivity dies in California

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Charlie, the oldest southern sea otter held by any zoo or aquarium, has died in California. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach says Charlie died Monday at the age of 22. Male southern sea otters typically only live 10 to 14 years in the wild. Charlie celebrated his […]
Tags: Nation, Science

Bruins, Leafs go to Game 7 for 3rd straight playoff matchup

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn’t want to change too much heading into Game 7 of Boston’s first-round series against Toronto, explaining that his players “are a bit like dogs.” “They love routines, especially on game days,” he said after the team’s practice on Monday. “So I think you try to stay as […]
Tags: Hockey, Sports

Mariners tip their hand at likely pitching help for Yusei Kikuchi’s upcoming short start

On Monday, Justus Sheffield started pitching in the second inning for the Rainiers on Monday, preparing him to do the same against the Rangers at T-Mobile Park on Friday, when Yusei Kikuchi pitches just one inning for his scheduled start.
Tags: Mariners, Sports

Report: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson gifts his offensive linemen with $12,000 in Amazon stock

Wilson wrote that he considered stock a way to give a gift with lasting impact.
Tags: Seahawks, Sports

Readers respond to editorials on Seattle’s persistent crime

Sunday, The Seattle Times editorial board tackled persistent crime in several Seattle neighborhoods. Monday it offered seven steps to address the problem. Now it's your turn.
Tags: Editorials, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices, Opinion

How ascending safety Cameron Williams’ path to Washington was impacted by a two-minute tape

Cameron Williams considered himself primarily a quarterback throughout his first three seasons at Bakersfield (Calif.) High School. Now the early enrollee freshman safety is ascending the depth chart at Washington during his first spring on campus.
Tags: Huskies, Husky Football, Sports

For Seattle area’s Sri Lankan community, news of Easter bombings hits ‘close to heart’

Community members estimate there are about 700 Sri Lankans in the Puget Sound region, with many living in Seattle and on the Eastside.
Tags: Eastside, Local News, Nation & World

Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic

DENVER (AP) — In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect “O” with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds. Oh, these playoffs. They can leave your mouth agape — just like Nurse’s gone-viral expression on the bench during a win Sunday in Orlando. Now leading […]
Tags: NBA, Sports

Couple get 7 years in prison each for enslaving Guinean girl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A suburban Fort Worth couple has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years. A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, sentenced Mohamed Touré (too-RAY’) and Denise Cros-Touré each to two seven-year terms and one five-year term, all sentences to be […]
Tags: Nation

Readying for his return, Golovkin seeks path back to Alvarez

NEW YORK (AP) — The giant banner behind him revealed not only a new nickname, but a new reality in boxing for Gennady Golovkin. “The return of the people’s champion,” it read, touting Golovkin’s June 8 match at Madison Square Garden that will be his first fight since dropping his rematch against Canelo Alvarez. Golovkin […]
Tags: Other Sports, Sports

Tennis broadcaster Justin Gimelstob pleads in assault case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017. The district attorney’s office says the 42-year-old former pro player was sentenced Monday to three years of probation, 60 days of community service and a year’s worth of […]
Tags: Sports

Nets minority owner fined $35,000 for tweet about NBA refs

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn minority owner Joe Tsai was fined $35,000 by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Monday for public statements detrimental to the league, becoming the latest member of the Nets organization to be penalized for actions during their playoff series against Philadelphia. Tsai tweeted support Sunday for general manager Sean Marks, who […]
Tags: Sports

Chalking tires for parking enforcement ruled unconstitutional by federal appeals court

The age-old parking enforcement practice of tire-chalking is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, saying it violated the Fourth Amendment’s bar on unreasonable searches. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in a first-of-its-kind decision, ruled that marking a car’s tires to gather information is a form of trespass requiring a warrant, […]
Tags: Nation & World

In uproar over Mueller report, Russian election sabotage gets forgotten

While the Mueller report reaction has focused on President Trump, Russia’s Vladimir Putin continues to pose a threat to U.S. democracy.
Tags: Opinion

LA Sparks acquire G Alexis Jones from Lynx for Odyssey Sims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks have acquired guard Alexis Jones from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for guard Odyssey Sims. Jones shot 38% from 3-point range and 86% from the free throw line in a limited role during her rookie season last year. She was drafted 12th overall by the Lynx in […]
Tags: Sports

Real solutions to homelessness, addiction and crime require a balanced approach

Our communities should understand that people who are homeless have different needs.
Tags: Opinion

Appeals court nixes condo’s coed swimming restrictions

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a New Jersey condominium association violated women’s rights by setting separate swimming hours for male and female residents. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the schedule adopted by A Country Place’s condominium association was “plainly unequal in its allotment of favorable […]
Tags: Nation

MLB panel issues sealed decision in Orioles-Nats TV dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — A Major League Baseball panel has issued a new sealed decision in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees. Stephen R. Neuwirth, a lawyer for the Nationals, filed a motion in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on April 15 asking the court to […]
Tags: Sports

Arizona joins 47 other states with cellphone-driving law

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel. It is now the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban hand-held phone use while driving, according to the Insurance […]
Tags: Business, Nation, Technology

King County to consider offering free Metro bus rides during snow emergencies

The legislation filed Monday proposes making all Metro buses free any time the agency activates its emergency snow network, a much-reduced collection of high-ridership routes that operate on streets without steep slopes.
Tags: Local News, Local Politics, Traffic Lab, Weather

Trump threatens new restrictions for high overstay countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering suspending or limiting U.S. entry for individuals from countries with high rates of short-term visa overstays. That’s according to a memo signed Monday by President Donald Trump that directs his administration to examine ways to minimize overstays as part of a larger focus on immigration. The memo […]
Tags: Nation

KUBE 93’s Summer Jam concert returns with YG, Miguel and more

With KUBE 93 back on Seattle airwaves, the hip-hop station's annual Summer Jam concert returns, moving inside to the Tacoma Dome.
Tags: Entertainment, Music

Mayor wants to ban new glass skyscrapers to cut emissions

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30 percent. In announcing his Green New Deal on Monday, the democratic mayor says all-glass facade skyscrapers are “incredibly inefficient” because so […]
Tags: Business, Nation

North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin. The Korean Central News Agency released a statement Tuesday saying Kim would soon pay a visit to the Russian Federation at Putin’s invitation. A date for the meeting was not immediately released. […]
Tags: Nation

$219M Seattle library levy headed to August ballot

Seattle voters will vote in August on a seven-year, $219 million library levy. The City Council agreed Monday, in an 8-0 vote, to send the property-tax measure to the Aug. 6 ballot while adding about $6 million to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s plan. The new levy would replace Seattle’s existing library levy. That seven-year, $123 million […]
Tags: Local News, Local Politics

North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office says its deputies were trying to serve a warrant at a home on Sunday when 27-year-old Kyle […]
Tags: Nation

Fight for 2020 Democratic nomination moves to prime time

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The fight for the Democratic presidential nomination moves to prime time as five White House contenders showcase their policies and personalities from the same stage for the first time. During Monday night’s town halls, the candidates will take turns fielding questions from young people in New Hampshire and CNN anchors. The […]
Tags: Nation

AP FACT CHECK: Mueller interviewed plenty close to president

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely suggesting that the people “closest” to him weren’t called to testify before special counsel Robert Mueller and his team because investigators didn’t want to hear the “good things” those people would want to share about the president. Plenty of people close to Trump, or who worked closely […]
Tags: Nation

Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for founder Richard Liu said Monday that surveillance video showing the Chinese businessman in an elevator and walking arm-in-arm with a woman who has accused him of rape provides a different account of what happened that night. Two edited videos of Liu and his accuser were posted Monday to […]
Tags: Business, Nation

Fewer chinook, more hatchery coho allowed in recreational salmon fishery plans off Washington coast

The ocean recreational salmon fishery off Washington will open June 22 and run through Sept. 30 unless chinook or coho quotas are reached earlier, according to a plan approved by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The council called for a harvest of 26,250 chinook in the Pacific section that encompasses Oregon, north of Cape Falcon […]
Tags: Local News, Northwest, Other Sports, Outdoors, Sports