Seattle Times Headlines

Military spouses struggle to find jobs

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:05

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military spouses struggle to find jobs and are more likely to work for less pay or in positions below their education level, spurring unemployment and other costs of as much as $1 billion a year, according to a study. Wrestling with frequent moves, deployments and erratic schedules of their service member mates, […]

A thousand-plus pack hearing on proposed Longview coal terminal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:48

The Millennium Bulk Terminals could handle up to eight trains per day of Western coal headed to Asia.

Huawei files lawsuits accusing Samsung of violating patents

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:37

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei says it has filed lawsuits in the United States and China accusing rival mobile phone maker Samsung of violating its patents on key technologies. Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s announcement Wednesday highlighted the rising status of Asian competitors as technology creators in the fast-growing global mobile phone industry. Huawei said […]

Obama to wrap up trip to Vietnam by talking to young leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:34

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama is completing a three-day trip to Vietnam with a town hall Wednesday involving about 800 young adults participating in efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia. Obama often incorporates a question-and-answer session with young leaders into his foreign trips. He is […]

Skyline’s Brandi Hughes does her dancing over hurdles now

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:28

State 4A meet record-holder in 100 hurdles is looking to double in the 300 this year. Meet opens Thursday in Tacoma.

Expert defensive shifts have Mariners leading MLB in runs saved

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:26

According to an ESPN report, the Mariners have saved 15 runs this season because of defensive shifts. That’s the most in baseball, just ahead of the Rockies (14) and Padres (13).

Trump, Clinton win Washington state’s presidential primaries

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday. Trump’s win helps him inch closer to clinching the GOP nomination for president. He is within 41 delegates of the number needed to become the Republican nominee. Clinton’s win might give her some momentum, but […]

Trump, Clinton win WA primary

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:22

Presumptive nominee Donald Trump was taking 75 percent of GOP votes, while Hillary Clinton was ahead of rival Bernie Sanders, 54 to 46 percent

‘SOS’ in the sand leads to hikers stranded on Hawaii beach

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:59

KAPAA, Hawaii (AP) — The Coast Guard says “SOS” scrawled on the sand led rescuers to two hikers who were stranded overnight on Kauai’s Na Pali Coast. A Coast Guard helicopter crew was conducting training in the area Tuesday when crew members overheard a radio conversation mentioning “SOS” written in the sand at Kalalau beach. […]

LEADING OFF: Arrieta aims for 20; Bradley halfway to Joe D

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:54

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Wednesday: ___ GOING FOR 20 Jake Arrieta (8-0, 1.29 ERA) tries to win his 20th straight regular-season decision when the Cubs face the Cardinals. Chicago has won each of Arrieta’s last 22 starts, in part because it is averaging eight runs per game over Arrieta’s nine […]

Tacoma Rainiers shut down Round Rock

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:53

Donn Roach allows four hits in seven scoreless innings of a 3-0 victory.

Back to Pullman: Cougars trio withdraws from NBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:37

Conor Clifford, Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu are returning to Washington State.

A-Rod goes 2 for 4 for Trenton in start of rehab assignment

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:34

NEW YORK (AP) — Rather than activate Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list, the New York Yankees sent him to Double-A Trenton to start an injury rehabilitation assignment. Sidelined since straining his right hamstring on May 3, Rodriguez was 2 for 4 for the Thunder in a 3-2, 11-inning win over New Hampshire on Tuesday […]

Don’t ‘press pause’ on Jungle clear-out just as outreach teams are making inroads

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:33

Because there’s finally a deadline to clear out the Jungle homeless encampment, outreach teams say they’re having the most success in years. So what does the City Council want to do? Take away the deadline.

13 former Washington rowers likely to compete in Rio Olympics

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:31

Five more Huskies qualified for the Summer Olympics this week in the sport of rowing, in which UW is a perennial powerhouse. Washington could have more than a dozen representatives on the water in Rio.

Man who drove truck through Olympia protesters issues apology

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:27

He told The Olympian newspaper he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and that the assault wasn’t political.

Retailers fuel a warehouse boom, racing to keep up with Amazon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:27

Surging demand for warehouse space has helped set off a speculative-building boom unlike anything in recent memory and pushed up warehouse rents 9.9 percent or more. The craze is a reaction to a single player: Seattle-based Amazon.

Mexico City issues 6th smog alert but lifts it after rain

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:23

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials issued their sixth pollution alert of the year Tuesday, but lifted it a few hours later after thunderstorms reduced pollution in the skies above the capital. Such alerts automatically double from 20 percent to 40 percent the proportion of vehicles not allowed to circulate on a weekday. Normally […]

Gun seized in Che Taylor shooting traced to former sheriff’s deputy, officials say

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:01

A former King County sheriff’s deputy is believed to have originally purchased the .45-caliber handgun found near Che Taylor after he was fatally shot by two Seattle police officers Feb. 21, according to police records and law-enforcement officials.

China’s Wanda prepares for battle with ‘old brand’ Disney

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:59

BEIJING (AP) — Mickey Mouse has a new and deep-pocketed challenger: China’s shopping mall king. The developer that bought Hollywood studio Legendary Entertainment is preparing to fight Disney to lead China’s — and possibly the world’s — theme park industry. Wanda Group and its billionaire founder, Wang Jianlin, are inaugurating a sprawling entertainment complex Saturday […]