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  1. Growing wildfire in Okefenokee refuge exceeds 90 sq. miles

    04.25 / 15:56 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has burned more than 90 square miles (233 sq. kilometers) as winds spread the flames through dry areas of the Okefenokee Swamp. A news release by the firefighting command team said the overall area of the blaze grew more […
  2. Fla. principal transferred after racially insensitive email

    04.25 / 14:56 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The white principal of a predominantly black elementary school who told her staff to put white students in the same classrooms is no longer at the Florida school. Christine Hoffman requested a transfer off the Campbell Park Elementary School campus in St. Petersburg on Monday while district officials review her […
  3. Deputy wrangles feisty alligator in central Georgia

    04.25 / 12:58 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    MACON, Ga. (AP) — An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff’s deputy wrestled the creature. The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/2p0pt00) that Bibb County Sheriff’s deputy Clay Williams and Animal Welfare officer Bruce Rozier were dispatched to round up the 4-foot alligator Monday morning in Macon. Footage from the deputy’s […
  4. NYC has increase in homeless students

    04.25 / 12:58 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    NEW YORK (AP) — The number of New York City public school students who lived in homeless shelters for at least part of the last school year rose by more than 4,000 from the previous year. The city’s Independent Budget Office says there were 32,803 homeless students in the 2015-2016 school year — a 15 […]…
  5. ECB unlikely to signal stimulus end, despite French optimism

    04.25 / 09:58 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s strengthening economy dodged a banana peel when a pro-EU candidate won the first round of the French presidential election. That won’t be enough, however, to make the European Central Bank signal an end to monetary stimulus program on Thursday. Nor will Sunday’s result by itself fix the long-term flaws that […
  6. Swiss drugs giant Novartis posts 15 percent drop in 1Q net

    04.25 / 07:02 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis says net income fell 15 percent in the first quarter, as it continued to adjust to generic competition for its Gleevec leukemia drug and stopped work on a hoped-for treatment for heart failure. The Basel-based company said net income dropped to $1.7 billion in the quarter, compared to […
  7. Trump’s 100-days promises: A long way to go on most of them

    04.24 / 20:57 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure enough, the big trans-Pacific trade deal is toast, climate change action is on the ropes and various regulations from the Obama era have been scrapped. It’s also a safe bet President Donald Trump hasn’t raced a bicycle since Jan. 20, keeping that vow. Add a Supreme Court justice — no small […]…
  8. Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

    04.24 / 19:55 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Court documents say a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her […
  9. At Tribeca, Bourdain reluctantly plays the role of activist

    04.24 / 19:55 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Bourdain is not one for activism. Tattooed on his arm in Greek is “I am certain of nothing.” But at the Tribeca Film Festival, Bourdain has, a little reluctantly, presented a documentary, “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” in which he argues passionately against the issue of food waste, from […
  10. Murder trial in Ohio firefighter’s death to stay in Hamilton

    04.24 / 19:55 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has rejected a request to move the trial of two men charged in a 2015 house fire that resulted in the death of a firefighter. But the Butler County Common Pleas judge said Monday the defense request to move the trial because of heavy pretrial publicity could be […
  11. Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers

    04.24 / 19:55 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student loan borrowers. In a letter sent Monday, Democratic attorneys general Maura Healey of Massachusetts and Lisa Madigan of Illinois called on DeVos to restore the […
  12. His career skyrocketing, family comes first for Chris Pratt

    04.24 / 17:42 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s not much time for daydreaming when your life is as mapped out as Chris Pratt’s. In less than three years, Pratt has gone from underdog to full-fledged movie star, with fortuitously timed leading roles in three of Hollywood’s most promising franchises, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” ”Jurassic World” and “The Lego […
  13. Man pleads no contest to arson in 2014 Los Angeles inferno

    04.24 / 17:42 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 58-year-old man has pleaded no contest to igniting a huge inferno in downtown Los Angeles that destroyed a block of apartments under construction and heavily damaged nearby office buildings. Dawud Abdulwali entered the plea Monday to a charge of arson of a structure, and he was immediately sentenced to 15 […