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Trump pounces on Heidi Cruz’s ‘immigrant’ flub

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:07

The Cruz campaign quickly clarified that Heidi Cruz meant to say that her husband’s father is an immigrant, a point Ted Cruz often makes when asked how he can win Latino votes.

Puerto Rico won’t make $370 million in debt payments Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:05

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico’s government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory’s spiraling public debt crisis. Garcia said Sunday that he had issued an executive order suspending […]

Boy, 6, missing near Big Four Ice Caves

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:04

Search crews are looking for a 6-year-old boy reported missing near the Big Four Ice Caves near Verlot in Snohomish County.

Asian markets start week lower. Tokyo slumps 3.6 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:03

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors displayed their disappointment over the lack of further stimulus from Japan’s central bank. The surge in the Japanese yen and a bleak outcome from a monthly factory managers’ survey did little to lighten the gloom. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 slumped 3.5 percent […]

Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan share in Daytime Emmy award

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:52

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The team of Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan is going out on top with Emmy gold. The “Live with Kelly and Michael” duo won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show host on Sunday. The award capped a tumultuous two weeks that began with Strahan’s announced departure for “Good […]

Anti-capitalist marchers turn violent, injuring two officers; at least 6 protesters arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:42

A peaceful day of protest once again erupted into violence as anti-capitalist demonstrators clashed with Seattle police.

Lexi Eaton Rydalch working hard to earn Storm roster spot

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:20

Lexi Eaton Rydalch set the WCC scoring record at Brigham Young, but is in a battle for a Storm roster spot.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville empire is hardly wasting away

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:00

Buffett, patron saint of the untroubled, has long been known for his business acumen. Now he’s trying to recast Margaritaville as a broad, aspirational brand — the Ralph Lauren of leisurely escape — as it begins to expand overseas.

Snapchat trying to remake its image by giving back to LA neighbors

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:00

Giving back has long been an issue in tech companies’ relationship with their communities. Facing some pushback from its Venice, Calif., neighbors, Snapchat jumped at a chance to help out.

Swapping shifts with Shyft mobile app

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:00

The Seattle startup tries to lift a burden a lot of workers carry these days: swapping shifts. Its mobile app is intended to replace more cumbersome methods.

Sick-out by Detroit teachers prompts 43 school closures

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:25

DETROIT (AP) — More than 40 Detroit Public Schools will be closed Monday, the district said, after the teachers union urged members to call in sick in a protest over funding issues. The move by the Detroit Federation of Teachers was announced at a press conference Sunday. It comes a day after the district’s transition […]

Hundreds rally, march in Seattle for labor, immigration reforms

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:07

Hundreds took to the streets Sunday for the annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights.

Arena vote comes after pressure from mayor, abrupt shift by city leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:47

City Council members initially opposed Monday’s vote on giving up a street for a proposed Sodo arena until Seattle Mayor Ed Murray stepped in, sources say.

Mariners left fielder Seth Smith starts May as strong as he finished April

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:47

Smith goes 2 for 3 in loss and scores Seattle’s only run. He raised his batting average to a team-best .317.

The Donald Trump of Philippines? Brash mayor leads presidential race

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:45

Despite almost daily new outrages over suggestions of killing opponents and participating in rape, opinion surveys show presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte leads among voters across all social classes in the Philippines presidential race.

From best picks to the puzzlers, reviewing the Seahawks’ draft selections

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:37

Most draft analysts gave the Seahawks high marks for their picks, which included trading up twice and choosing three running backs.

Hiker found dead after fall in Alaska’s Denali National Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:37

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) — A hiker has been found dead in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, and authorities believe he fell and suffered a fatal head injury. The National Park Service says a ground team found the body of 24-year-old Michael Purdy of Portland, Oregon, on Sunday near the north […]

The Latest: Elephants give final Ringling Bros. performance

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:35

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Elephants have delivered their final performance for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson closed Sunday’s performance in Providence, Rhode Island, by calling the […]

Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday. The department filed suit April 6 to block the merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes. It claims the transaction would unlawfully eliminate significant competition in almost two dozen markets crucial […]

Nooksacks sack judge after she ruled against tribal council

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:21

Days after Nooksack Judge Susan Alexander ruled against the tribal council, she was fired.