Seattle Times Headlines

Researchers say they’re closing in on Captain Cook’s ship

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:38

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Researchers believe the ship that legendary explorer Captain James Cook used to sail around the world is still submerged somewhere in Rhode Island’s Newport Harbor. The Endeavour was part of a fleet of 13 ships the British scuttled during the Revolutionary War in 1778 to blockade the port. The roughly 100-foot […]

Governor, lawmakers react to ex-Assembly speaker’s sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:32

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 12-year prison sentence in a $5 million corruption case sends a message that officials who abuse the public’s trust will be held accountable, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said shortly after the sentencing. “Justice was served,” Cuomo said Tuesday. Silver, a 72-year-old Manhattan Democrat, lowered […]

FBI: Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan stores

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:13

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The FBI says a man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mice poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores. In a news release Tuesday, the FBI said an investigation indicates the man sprayed a mixture of hand cleaner, water and […]

Closing arguments expected in Cleveland slayings trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:04

CLEVELAND (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in the trial of a Cleveland man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags. Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Madison could face the death penalty if he’s convicted on murder charges. Madison was arrested in July 2013, shortly after the bodies were found near the […]

Government reports drop in overall crime in nation’s schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. Still, about 3 percent of students ages 12 to 18 said they were victims of crimes at school in 2014. About 1.3 million students were suspended for […]

No end in sight to election mess in struggling Haiti

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:03

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Senate leader Jocelerme Privert took office as Haiti’s caretaker president with one real task: Quickly untangle a political stalemate blocking presidential and legislative runoff elections. Three months on, yet another voting date has fallen by the wayside as political infighting continues to snarl election efforts. Privert, meanwhile, seems increasingly comfortable as […]

Ohio police cadet won’t be charged in other cadet’s shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:03

NAPOLEON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they won’t charge a police cadet who accidentally shot and wounded another recruit at an Ohio firing range last month. The Blade in Toledo (http://bit.ly/1TtdEUX ) reports Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender says an investigation shows the cadet fired his handgun unintentionally during a break. It happened during training […]

Russell Wilson wants to start a petition to bring back the Sonics

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:46

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been vocal in support of the Sonics for the last few years.

Lucas, Smith HRs pace Rainiers’ win

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:45

Donn Roach (2-2) gets win with six innings of six-hit pitching for Tacoma.

China military seeking recruits with flashy new video

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:40

BEIJING (AP) — China’s military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack. With lyrics such as “just waiting for the order to kill, kill, kill,” the video appears aimed at millennials brought up on first-person […]

UW parks its prime plant collection at Amazon.com spot

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:57

The University of Washington is moving most of its collection of 9,000 greenhouse plants to a temporary, free greenhouse space, offered by Amazon.

Pig attacks, injures 2 people at Massachusetts farm

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:47

TOWNSEND, Mass. (AP) — A pig attacked and seriously injured a man at a Massachusetts farm hours after the animal attacked a woman. Police say the animal, an adult boar, or male pig, attacked both victims Tuesday night at a farm in Townsend, about 50 miles northwest of Boston. The 50-year-old man was taken to […]

Michael Douglas promotes peace and disarmament through art

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:33

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas says the winning posters in a global competition to commemorate the first U.N. General Assembly resolution 70 years ago calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons “instantly create a universal message of peace.” Douglas, a U.N. Messenger of Peace, told a ceremony honoring the winners Tuesday evening that […]

Sanders: Clinton team thinks race ‘is over. They’re wrong’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that his primary bid against Hillary Clinton was far from over, pointing to his victory in Indiana and strength in upcoming races as a sign of his durability in the presidential campaign. “I know that the Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They’re wrong,” Sanders said in […]

Christian Jones has Federal Way baseball in swing of things

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:23

Outfielder/first baseman is hitting .444 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 20 games for the tournament-bound Eagles.

Storm takes to-do list into exhibition opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:11

No. 1 draft pick Stewart to make WNBA debut vs. Mercury

FBI says authorities have arrested a man in the abduction and death of an 11-year-old Navajo girl in northwestern New Mexico.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:08

WATERFLOW , N.M. (AP) — FBI says authorities have arrested a man in the abduction and death of an 11-year-old Navajo girl in northwestern New Mexico.

Boeing’s historic tax break from state even bigger than thought

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:07

The numbers are in for the first two years of Boeing’s big tax break from the state. And so far they are blowing the lid off even the historic cost estimates made at the time.

Mexican officials searching for missing Seattle woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:07

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say they are searching for a Seattle woman who disappeared while backpacking in southern Mexico. Authorities in the state of Oaxaca have issued an alert for information on Jenney Chen, saying she was last heard from around April 11. They say she had been hitchhiking and was headed to […]

Sport fishermen protesting in La Conner on Wednesday as tribal gill-net salmon fishery gets underway

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:06

Despite what is regarded as an unprecedented salmon fishing closure in all of Puget Sound by sport, tribal and non-tribal commercial fishermen, it appears the Swinomish Tribe has gotten approval to conduct a nine-day gill-net fishery directed at spring chinook on the Skagit River and Skagit Bay. The 25 boat Swinomish Tribal gill-net chinook salmon […]