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Latest on flooding: Crews ready if dam near Dallas breaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:11
7:45 a.m. CDT Police say emergency personnel could shut down a highway if a dam southwest of Dallas breaks. Water was flowing over the top of the earthen dam at Padera Lake, near Midlothian, early Wednesday morning following days of heavy rain. If the dam breaks, Highway 287 could flood with a couple of feet […]

Man stabbed in Vancouver, Wash., credit union robbery

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:03
Police in Vancouver, Wash., say a credit union customer was stabbed after trying to intervene when another man robbed the business.

Man stabbed in Vancouver, Wash., credit union robbery

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:03
Police in Vancouver, Wash., say a credit union customer was stabbed after trying to intervene when another man robbed the business.

104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds. The information was stolen from an online system called “Get Transcript,” where taxpayers can get tax returns and other tax filings from previous years. In order […]

104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds. The information was stolen from an online system called “Get Transcript,” where taxpayers can get tax returns and other tax filings from previous years. In order […]

Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:02
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a “defeat for humanity.” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said he personally was saddened by the landslide decision, in which more than 62 percent of voters in the Roman Catholic country voted “yes,” despite church teaching that marriage is […]

Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:02
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a “defeat for humanity.” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said he personally was saddened by the landslide decision, in which more than 62 percent of voters in the Roman Catholic country voted “yes,” despite church teaching that marriage is […]

Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing deported to US from Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:02
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico, authorities said. Shortly after his arrest Tuesday in Ciudad Juarez, Henry Solis, 27, was deported to El Paso, Texas, where he’ll […]

Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing deported to US from Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:02
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico, authorities said. Shortly after his arrest Tuesday in Ciudad Juarez, Henry Solis, 27, was deported to El Paso, Texas, where he’ll […]

Punishing storms in Texas test government emergency response

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:02
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing. Crews will resume searches Wednesday for the 11 people who have now been missing […]

“Nobody was saying, ‘Get out'”: Storms test Texas emergency response

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:02
Crews will resume searches Wednesday for 11 people who have now been missing for three days.

Court hearing in NYC on whether chimps have rights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:01
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for two chimpanzees are heading to court to argue that the animals have “personhood” rights and should be freed from the Long Island university where they are kept. The Nonhuman Rights Project has filed the petition in state supreme court in Manhattan on behalf of Leo and Hercules. The chimps […]

Court hearing in NYC on whether chimps have rights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:01
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for two chimpanzees are heading to court to argue that the animals have “personhood” rights and should be freed from the Long Island university where they are kept. The Nonhuman Rights Project has filed the petition in state supreme court in Manhattan on behalf of Leo and Hercules. The chimps […]

Historian, author of ‘The Pacific’ Hugh Ambrose dies at 48

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:01
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history “The Pacific” after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48. Ambrose died of cancer Saturday in Helena, sister Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs said Tuesday. Hugh Ambrose began research for “The Pacific” with his father, […]

Historian, author of ‘The Pacific’ Hugh Ambrose dies at 48

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:01
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history “The Pacific” after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48. Ambrose died of cancer Saturday in Helena, sister Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs said Tuesday. Hugh Ambrose began research for “The Pacific” with his father, […]

Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:00
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives. Her muscles tensed. Her nerves tingled. She fought back tears. “I’d never faced […]

Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:00
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives. Her muscles tensed. Her nerves tingled. She fought back tears. “I’d never faced […]

Major League Soccer power rankings, 5/27

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:00
A weekend of unlikely upsets shakes up the power rankings and allows Seattle to solidify its claim on the top spot. Last week’s ranking in parentheses 1. Seattle (1) Avoided an upset in a weekend full of them, if nothing else. Form: W-W-L-W-D. Up next: vs. Colorado on Wednesday. 2. New England (5) Held out valiantly […]

May 27 TV Picks: CBS premieres ‘The Briefcase’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 20:07
Also airing Wednesday, May 27, 2015:

Students tell Sen. Murray about challenges of working through college

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 20:02
Three community college students explained the difficulties of earning enough money to go to school.