Seattle Times Headlines

There may be no graceful way to forbid saying grace

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:00

If you don’t want your father-in-law to pray at dinner, you might have to say so, and be prepared for whatever friction that might cause.

Crash in S. King County splits pickup in 2, sends 4 to hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:59

Four people were taken to area hospitals after a Monday evening collision on Des Moines Memorial Drive South.

Louisiana firefighter electrocuted while horseback riding

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:58

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Louisiana firefighter has been electrocuted while riding a horse. Bossier City’s fire chief says George William Chambers IV came in contact with a low-hanging power line while riding Sunday morning in a field in that northwest Louisiana city. The statement released by Chief Brad Zagone also […]

Lawsuit accuses Domino’s Pizza of ‘rampant wage violations’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:04

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has sued Domino’s Pizza Inc. and three franchisees, alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company’s computer system. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE’-dur-muhn) says his office has “uncovered rampant wage violations at Domino’s franchise stores.” He says the company knew for years […]

New UW program hopes to bridge gaps between Native-American students and non-Native teachers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:03

The University of Washington's new two-year Native Education Certificate blends online learning with hands-on projects to build relationships in Native American communities.

Tony Blair says defeating IS requires ‘proper ground war’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:03

LONDON (AP) — The Islamic State group will be defeated only with a ground war involving Western troops, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday. Blair said airstrikes alone wouldn’t defeat the militants. Instead, “you are going to have to go and wage a proper ground war against them,” with British, American and other […]

Curing meat and fish at home: Just add salt

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:03

It turns out our ancestors stumbled onto something magical: Salt preserves the meat by sucking the water out, retarding spoilage and concentrating flavor. The process also allows the added flavors to infuse into the meat, making it something different altogether.

Lady Antebellum to host televised ACM Honors show

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:01

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum will host the 10th annual ACM Honors show, which will be televised for the first time. The show will honor Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Little Big Town. It will be held Aug. 30 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The […]

Planned Parenthood tissue issue fizzles, but GOP’s $1M political theater lives on

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:00

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene sits on the House select panel that investigated Planned Parenthood after last year’s video scandal. Now that the group has been cleared by a grand jury, she asks why the committee and its $1?million budget still exist.

Pushing limits: Bellevue Arts Museum’s ‘Atoms + Bytes’ combines digital, traditional

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:00

Anything feels possible — and many of those possibilities are on delightful display in Bellevue Arts Museum’s group show.

May 24 TV Picks: Gordon Ramsay is back in ‘Hotel Hell’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:00

Also airing Tuesday, May 24, 2016, are “Fresh Off the Boat” on ABC and “The Voice” on NBC.

Rant & Rave: Too many surcharges on license renewal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:00

Readers rave about grocery-store generosity, rant about state fees for nurse’s license.

EU, Panama to discuss offshore accounts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:59

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will have talks with Panamanian authorities on Wednesday in the wake of the offshore accounts scandal centering on people and multinationals stashing funds and avoid paying taxes, something which costs the EU billions a year. The meeting comes at the request of the Panama’s ambassador but is welcomed by […]

US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:04

HELSINKI (AP) — American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold has won this year’s euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries in “directed evolution,” which has helped sustainable development and clean technology become available in many areas of industry. The prize-awarding committee says the 59-year-old professor from the California Institute of Technology “has from […]

Report: European banks to struggle, may need to cut costs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:02

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European banks are likely to struggle to make profits in months ahead and may need to cut costs, merge or change their business strategies to return to solid health, a report said Tuesday. In its review of financial stability in the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank said the region’s banking […]

Senior Taliban figure says death of leader could unify group

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:50

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Afghan Taliban figure says the death of their leader in a U.S. drone strike last week could make the movement stronger and unify their ranks. Mullah Mohammad Ghous, a foreign minister during the Taliban’s 1996-2001 rule of Afghanistan, says Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s death clears the way for those who […]

Florida doctor sentenced to 25 years in 3 pill mill deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:42

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Tampa has sentenced a 76-year-old doctor to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three patients who were prescribed pain medications at his clinic. U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore told Edward Neil Feldman at sentencing Monday that the doctor “became a drug pusher” and […]

34-year-old orangutan dies at Columbus Zoo

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:42

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 34-year-old orangutan named Sally has died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The zoo says Sally died while undergoing treatment for pneumonia. Zoo officials say she had a chronic respiratory disease, which she had been treated for several times in recent years. Officials say the respiratory disease made Sally more […]

Ginger Zee shines on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ despite injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ginger Zee’s ailing back didn’t seem to affect her much during the first half of the two-night season finale of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The “Good Morning America” meteorologist showed off plenty of flexibility during two performances Monday. The only evidence of pain came after the first dance when Zee […]

Angelina Jolie to teach at London School of Economics

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:25

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities. The London School of Economics announced Monday that Jolie will be working with students studying for a master’s degree in Women, Peace and Security. Among others appointed to teach the course is former […]