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Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:29

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia’s deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island’s nationals to China to face wire fraud charges. The deportation follows the sending of nearly four dozen Taiwanese from Kenya to China last month, a case that has raised concerns Beijing is exerting diplomatic pressure over the island it considers […]

Photos of the Day: April 30, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:19

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Kentridge’s Tanner Conner rolls to victory in three events at Shoreline Invitational

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:11

The 6-foot-4 Conner proved he’s a growing force with impressive victories in the 110 hurdles (14.33), 300 hurdles (39.67) and the long jump (21-11) in the 37th annual Shoreline Invitational track and field meet on Saturday at Shoreline Stadium.

Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:04

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation. The boost announced Saturday night by President Nicolas Maduro comes after a 25 percent increase on March 1. The new increase is effective Sunday, […]

Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01

NEW YORK (AP) — For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. All states resort to this step when deemed necessary for a child’s well-being, but there are wide state-to-state disparities in the rate of […]

China’s April manufacturing activity weaker than expected

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:24

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity was weaker than expected in April, according to a survey by an industry group. The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing says its purchasing managers’ index declined to 50.1 in April from the previous month’s 50.2 on a 100-point scale. Numbers above 50 indicate activity is expanding. The federation […]

Teammates turn Mariners’ Leonys Martin’s big catch into a work of art

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:06

Reliever Mayckol Guaipe admitted to being the principal artist for the semiabstract display on the center-field wall where Leonys Martin ran face-first in making game-saving catch.

LEADING OFF: MadBum faces Thor; Price in prime time vs Yanks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:02

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Sunday: ___ MADBUM VS. THOR There’s a marquee pitching matchup in New York — if the weather holds. Steady rain is in the forecast and well could dampen the duel between Giants ace Madison Bumgarner (2-2) and young Mets star Noah Syndergaard (2-0). Bumgarner has won […]

High lead levels in kids not just linked to water

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:53

Of 20,000 tests last year of blood-lead levels in children 6 and younger, fewer than 2 percent were high enough to warrant concern, state health officials say. But parents and health providers should pay close attention to real risks. Hint: It’s not the water.

If Iraq’s al-Abadi fails to survive chaos, what role will U.S. play?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:47

But that optimism — along with the administration’s strategy for battling the Islamic State group in Iraq — was thrown into doubt after protesters stormed Iraq’s Parliament on Saturday

Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:45

PHOENIX (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at Saturday’s Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 […]

Former Mariner manager Don Wakamatsu itching to get back into leading role

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:42

Says Mariners didn’t have talent to win when he was at helm in 2009.

Clark County sheriff wants to start own training academy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:34

Sheriff Chuck Atkins is frustrated with long waiting lists at the underfunded state law-enforcement academy that he says have left him with a shortage of deputies.

Klingon legal brief says a language can’t be owned

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:34

Is Klingon, a language created by a linguistics professor for a movie, the property of CBS and Paramount? That’s a central question raised by a lawsuit against a fan project aimed at producing an original, independent “Star Trek” film.

Sheep get sheared, city folks get entertained at Bellevue park

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:29

An estimated 7,000 people traveled to Bellevue’s Kelsey Creek Farm Park on Saturday, April 30, to watch shearers relieve many sheep of their wool and to enjoy the beautiful weather.

Seahawks fans have a reason to root for NFL draft pick Alex Collins

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:24

In addition to joining Herschel Walker and Darren McFadden as one of three backs to amass 3,000 rushing yards in their SEC careers, Collins has another talent: He’s an Irish dancer.

Education summit highlights disparities in student achievement

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:10

More than 500 people attended Mayor Ed Murray’s Education Summit as part of an effort to improve Seattle schools by addressing achievement disparities among students.

Oregon QB Vernon Adams to attend Seahawks rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:54

Oregon QB Vernon Adams will attend Seattle's rookie mini-camp next weekend on a tryout basis, a league source has confirmed to the Seattle Times, after going unselected in this weekend's NFL Draft.

Meet RB Zac Brooks, Seahawks’ seventh-round pick (No. 247) in 2016 NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:50

Brooks was considered one of the top receiver recruits in the nation out of Jonesboro Senior High in Jonesboro, Ark.

‘Don’t pick me’ say big names on becoming Trump’s vice president

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 09:48

The objection to being on a Donald Trump ticket amounts to a rare, public rebuke.