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Rio Tinto announces long-delayed expansion of Mongolia mine

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 1 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — Mining giant Rio Tinto has announced the launch of the next stage of a multibillion-dollar goal and copper mine in Mongolia following lengthy negotiations and political tension over the role of foreign companies in resource industries. Rio said Friday said an underground portion of the Oyu Tolgoi mine will go ahead after […]

Community questions delay in Amber Alert for Navajo girl

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 3 min ago

Several hours after a stranger abducted an 11-year-old Navajo girl as she played near her home, few outside the reservation knew she was missing. Cellphone alarms jolted New Mexico residents at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, giving the first warning beyond the Navajo Nation to keep watch for Ashlynne Mike and the man who lured her into […]

Israel retaliates to Gaza fire with strikes on Hamas targets

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 13 min ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says its aircraft struck infrastructure in Gaza used by the militant group Hamas that rules the coastal territory after gunmen there continued to fire mortars at forces along the border. Friday’s fire comes after three days of violence in which Gaza militants fired mortars, prompting Israeli retaliatory fire. Palestinian attacks […]

Texas A&M sheds some swagger and tries to change trajectory

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 15 min ago

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The five-star quarterbacks are gone, replaced at Texas A&M by a graduate transfer looking for a second chance. The hotshot young coordinator is out. A seasoned veteran assistant is now running Texas A&M’s offense. On the recruiting trail, yet another five-star passer has bailed on the Aggies, and the reaction […]

Lawyers, judge to discuss slayings of young Muslims

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 18 min ago

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys in North Carolina are scheduled to meet with a judge to discuss the case of a man accused of killing a Muslim couple and one of their relatives. Attorneys representing the prosecution and the defense are scheduled to go over pretrial case management for Craig Hicks on Friday before a […]

Gucci sorry for warning to Hong Kong funeral offering shops

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 27 min ago

HONG KONG (AP) — Gucci and its parent company apologized Friday after drawing heavy criticism for warning some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased that resembled the fashion brand’s luxury products. The brand and its Paris-based owner, Kering, also said in a statement that they regretted any misunderstanding caused by […]

Khan inspired by Leicester City as he meets Alvarez

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 31 min ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amir Khan chased big fights for years before finally winding up in a one against a fighter he freely admits is bigger and stronger than him. Khan wasn’t going to let his chance get away, even if Canelo Alvarez is a heavy favorite when they meet in the ring Saturday night […]

Festus Ezeli makes big impact down the stretch in Game 2

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 33 min ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As his teammates wrapped up their practice day, Festus Ezeli worked some post moves with coach Theo Robertson and shot a few more hook shots from each side of the key, then a series of free throws as assistant coach Ron Adams observed. The Golden State center is making progress each […]

Triple Crown winner thriving in new home at Ashford Stud

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 35 min ago

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah is led out of his stone palace of a barn, head up, eyes alert, a little heavier these days but still pretty well sculpted. In a few minutes, the champion will be walked over to the breeding shed, a mere 50 yards away. By now, the Triple Crown winner […]

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 52 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation’s grid in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy. The remaining third was largely […]

Activists: Insurgents seize village south of Aleppo

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 54 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a coalition of Syrian rebels and hard-line jihadists have seized a strategic village from pro-government forces just 6 kilometers (4 miles) from the contested city of Aleppo. The Britain-based monitoring group The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at Friday that least 43 insurgents and 30 pro-government fighters died in […]

Obama administration proposes rules aimed at tax evasion

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 57 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclose more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers. Administration officials announced the new rules Thursday as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress to pass legislation […]

Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 59 min ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Doctors in Pakistan are mystified by the case of two brothers who have come to be known as the “solar kids.” The boys, aged nine and 13, are normal active children during the day. But once the sun goes down, they both lapse into a vegetative state — unable to move or […]

Trump eyes general election amid Republican backlash

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 59 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just days into his tenure as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump is brushing off a stinging rebuke from the GOP’s top elected official while vowing to unite a fractured party. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s declaration that he wasn’t ready to support Trump sent shockwaves through the very Republican establishment the […]

LGBT community braces for impact of new counseling law

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 22 sec ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay. It took time because he hadn’t fully acknowledged his sexuality, but also because he had to trust the therapist, he said. “Because I […]

Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP’s Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 3 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him. Priorities USA, the lead super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, has already reserved $91 million in television advertising that will start next month and continue through Election Day. In addition, Clinton’s […]

China seeks global support for South China Sea policies

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 12 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — China is seeing mixed results in its effort to enlist friendly states in its push to exclude the U.S. and its allies from the festering South China Sea dispute, underscoring the limits of Chinese diplomacy despite its massive economic clout. Beijing won a major endorsement for its position with remarks by Russian […]

Treasure hunter’s disappearance still a mystery after months

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 12 min ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fixated on computer screens and video monitors, an army of volunteers scattered across the country has been painstakingly reviewing hundreds of images and hours of footage recorded over the last four months, desperately hoping to find a single clue to the whereabouts of missing treasure hunter Randy Bilyeu. The Colorado man […]

Women who died at the hands of the ‘Grim Sleeper’

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 18 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonnie Franklin Jr. was convicted of 10 murders and one attempted murder in the serial killings that were dubbed the work of the “Grim Sleeper” because of a 14-year gap in slayings that spanned two decades in South Los Angeles and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city. Franklin […]

Vote-counting taking place across Britain

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 38 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Votes are being counted throughout Britain to determine London’s new mayor, control of many city councils, and national assemblies in Northern Ireland and Wales. In Scotland, the pro-independence Scottish National Party scored well to keep control of the Scottish Parliament by a wide margin. In the English city of Liverpool, Labour’s Joe […]