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Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to Olympia driveway found dead

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 45 min ago

After turning up in the driveway, the California sea lion was released into Puget Sound, only to be found dead under a bridge in Olympia a week later.

Biden to see Pope Francis, discuss cancer cures at Vatican

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 50 min ago

ROME (AP) — Having pushed to accelerate cancer research at home, Vice President Joe Biden is working to focus the global community’s attention on the devastating disease at the Vatican. In his speech Friday to a conference on regenerative medicine, Biden plans to draw connections between medical research and broader societal and moral issues that […]

Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 59 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — It pains Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua every time she hears about the suicide bombings, killings and kidnappings by the Boko Haram militant group in her ancestral homeland. But Ozolua feels just as troubled when the plight of survivors dealing with the aftermath of the attacks goes unheard. The princess, a member of […]

Former SS Auschwitz guard to testify at his trial in Germany

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 49 sec ago

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant plans to make his first statement to a German court since his trial opened in February on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp. Auschwitz survivors who have testified at the Detmold state court […]

Autopsy: Pianist’s 2 daughters likely died of asphyxia

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 26 min ago

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner says the deaths of the young daughters of an internationally known pianist were most likely due to asphyxia. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( ) reports the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office released the autopsy reports of 1-year-old Michela Kholodenko and 5-year-old Nika Kholodenko on Thursday. Their […]

Friend of alleged Charleston church shooter entering plea

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 37 min ago

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church is appearing before a judge to plead guilty to federal charges. Under a plea agreement signed by 21-year-old Joey Meek and federal prosecutors, Meek will plead guilty to lying to […]

Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern California

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 42 min ago

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Protests broke out Thursday night as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought his campaign to Southern California following his Northeast GOP primary sweep. Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in Orange County as Trump, the billionaire real estate mogul who is close to clinching the GOP presidential nomination, […]

Woman, 80, fatally shoots intruder after he stabs her husband

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 44 min ago

The woman called 911 after the man broke into her home and stabbed her 75-year-old husband, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 47 min ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is accusing U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with “disgusting” acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North. A North Korean military statement Friday warned U.S. soldiers to stop what it called “hooliganism” at an inter-Korean border village or they’ll […]

APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 51 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The official said Thursday that among the things investigators are looking at […]

Where have the multi-sport high school athletes gone?

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 57 min ago

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Harrison Heffley played nearly every sport that caught his interest during junior high and high school, from his dominant trade of baseball to basketball, football and even golf. Over the years, the senior from nearby Rogers has seen and felt pressure from coaches for athletes to take part in year-round, single-sport […]

Blazers, Hornets can cap comebacks, Raptors also can advance

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 58 min ago

Last time they came home, Portland and Charlotte were still just trying to win a game. This time, they’re looking to win a series. After engineering big turnarounds with three straight victories, the Trail Blazers and Hornets will be playing for spots in the second round when they host Game 6s on Friday night. The […]

Sanofi profits stable, strong sales in emerging markets

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 1 min ago

PARIS (AP) — Sanofi says drugs sales in emerging markets helped keep its profits stable in the first quarter despite losses caused by Venezuela’s collapsing currency. With early efforts for a Zika vaccine and several other drugs in the pipeline, Sanofi is trying to expand its cancer treatments with a $9.3-billion bid for San Francisco’s […]

LEADING OFF: Matz-Peavy, Yanks-Red Sox highlight Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 2 min ago

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ MEETING OF CHAMPIONS In the opener of a series between the last two NL pennant winners, left-hander Steven Matz (2-1, 5.40 ERA) is slated to start for the defending champion New York Mets against San Francisco and right-hander Jake Peavy (1-1, 6.86 ERA). Most […]

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street slide

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 26 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan’s central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 1.3 percent to 21,110.13 and Seoul’s Kospi lost 0.4 percent to 1,992.50. The Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.2 percent at 2,939.99 and […]

Seahawks’ selection of Germain Ifedi in NFL draft has makings of a great fit

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 27 min ago

There comes a time when it doesn’t pay to be cute — when you have a glaring need, and the opportunity to fill it. And on Thursday, the Seahawks did just that, homing in their offensive-line deficiencies by selecting Texas A&M tackle Germain Ifedi.

Helping hands for refugees on moving day

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 36 min ago

A Syrian native helps a new family of refugees move into their Puget Sound apartment in Tukwila.

The Seahawks talk about their new draft pick Germain Ifedi: ‘He mixes it up with you’

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 39 min ago

Seattle coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider talked about newest Seahawk Germain Ifedi Thursday night. Ifedi talked, too.

Thursday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 39 min ago

The Mercer Island girls tennis team had a shutout against the Lake Washington Kangaroos while Mount Rainier's boys soccer team claimed victory over the Gators.

Memorial set for 25 WWII US soldiers lost in Italian lake

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 39 min ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A trio of U.S. Army veterans has teamed up to establish a memorial in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II. The marble monument is being dedicated in the northern Italian village of Torbole on Saturday, the […]