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Quotations in the News

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:03

“If we go forward pretending that we’re unified, then we are going to be at half-strength this fall.” — House Speaker Paul Ryan to The Journal Times newspaper, defending his stunning decision last week to refuse to endorse Donald Trump, his party’s presumptive presidential nominee. ___ “What this law does is inflict further indignity on […]

Texas lawmakers champion local control, to a point

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:02

DALLAS (AP) — Texas leaders have sued the federal government dozens of times, costing millions of dollars, for what they contend are policies that infringe on local control and states’ rights. But when cities across Texas have attempted to pass laws on issues from fracking bans to regulating ride-hailing companies, state lawmakers time and again […]

Under reform mantle, Shiite cleric fractures Iraqi politics

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:30

BAGHDAD (AP) — After more than a decade of dipping in and out of Iraqi politics, Muqtada al-Sadr, the young Shiite cleric who first made his name fighting U.S. forces in post-2003 Iraq, is leveraging his enduring popular appeal to again roil Iraq’s political order. On April 30, when his supporters invaded the highly fortified […]

Planned Parenthood shooting defendant returning to court

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:26

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who admitted killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is returning to court for the continuation of a hearing on whether he’s mentally competent to stand trial. A psychologist who examined 57-year-old Robert Dear is scheduled to testify Tuesday. Dear is charged with 179 counts including […]

4 months later, no sign of California Powerball winner

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:22

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As officials in New Jersey await the winner of Saturday’s $429.6 million Powerball game, a California Lottery representative said he’s losing hope that his state’s ticket-holder for a world-record January jackpot will ever come forward. Winners in Florida and Tennessee took just days to claim their shares of the $1.6 billion […]

Official: No indication of ride malfunction when girl hurt

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:22

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska official says investigators haven’t found any indication that a spinning carnival ride was malfunctioning when an 11-year-old girl’s hair got caught in it, ripping her scalp. The Omaha World-Herald ( ) reports Grace Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska Department of Labor, also said Monday that investigators have no […]

Kansas detective fatally shot; suspect in custody

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, police detective helping respond to a report of a suspicious person near a racetrack was fatally shot, and a parolee sought for questioning in that and an ensuing string of reported carjackings was wounded after a shootout with police in neighboring Missouri. The detective was shot […]

Nokia sees fall in Q1 profits, gives cautious outlook

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:10

HELSINKI (AP) — Hit by a lower demand in mobile networks, Nokia has reported a first-quarter net loss of 513 million euros ($584 million) since it acquired Alcatel-Lucent, down from a stand-alone profit of 177 million euros a year earlier and warned of a further decline. Nokia Corp. says combined net sales were 5.5 billion […]

New Philippine leader seen as emancipator, looming dictator

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:56

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rodrigo Duterte, the bombastic mayor of a major southern Philippine city, was poised Tuesday to become the nation’s president-elect after an incendiary and populist campaign that projected him alternatively as an emancipator and a looming dictator. Sen. Grace Poe, one of his biggest rivals, was the first to concede Duterte’s victory […]

Kansas Supreme Court reviews lawmakers’ school aid changes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:46

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for Kansas hope to persuade the state Supreme Court that recent changes in the state’s education funding system are fair enough to poor districts that the justices can abandon a threat to shut down public schools. The high court was set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether the technical changes […]

Ex-NFL player denies Ohio golf course assault charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:46

BEDFORD, Ohio (AP) — A former Cleveland Browns player who had his sentencing delayed in an embezzlement case while he participates in a concussion study has denied charges that he assaulted a man at a golf course over a loud radio. reports ( ) Reggie Rucker pleaded not guilty to assault and menacing charges […]

Police solve mystery behind Trump tombstone in Central Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:44

Police in New York City have identified the individual behind a mysterious tombstone bearing Donald Trump’s name.

Felix Hernandez sets Mariners record with 146th victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:32

King Felix surpasses Jamie Moyer for all-time franchise wins, and Ketel Marte goes 4 for 5 with a three-run homer and fell a triple shy of the cycle in Seattle’s 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

Longtime Comedy Central president to exit cable channel

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:23

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedy Central’s longtime president is leaving as the cable channel faces declining ratings. The channel said Monday that Michele Ganeless will be replaced by Kent Alterman, who as president of original programming guided shows including “Inside Amy Schumer.” Ganeless said in a statement that the decision to leave was hers, adding […]

Alberta officials say oil sands city saved from fire’s worst

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:19

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta premier’s declared Canada’s oil sands city saved and said a plan will be put together within two weeks so 88,000 residents forced to evacuate can return to their homes. At least two neighborhoods in Fort McMurray were scenes of utter devastation with incinerated homes leveled to the ground from […]

Photos: Mariners beat the Rays, 5-2

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:18

Mariners beat the Rays in the first game of the series on Monday, with Felix getting his 146th win as a Mariner.

Monday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:11

Mackenzie DeKay hit a grand slam and a double for the Vikings, going 4-for-4 and earning seven RBI in the win over Eastlake.

Mass rally in North Korea after congress bolsters leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:08

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans celebrated the country’s newly completed ruling-party congress Tuesday with a massive civilian parade featuring floats bearing patriotic slogans and marchers with flags and pompoms. Leader Kim Jong Un presided over the parade and waved to the crowd. North Koreans have been practicing roles in […]

Prom photo captures tornado — from a safe distance

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:08

WRAY, Colo. (AP) — Teens in the small Colorado plains community of Wray were getting ready to head to the prom when a powerful tornado clouded the picture. The twister with winds up to 130 mph tore a path across the landscape about three miles away as seemingly everyone stopped to watch and take photos […]

Rothko, Basquiat highlight Christie’s contemporary sale

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:02

NEW YORK (AP) — A large blue and green painting by Mark Rothko and a monumental self-portrait by Jean-Michel Basquiat are among the major highlights of Christie’s contemporary art sale Tuesday evening. Other top lots include an important work by the abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still and a group of nine sculptures by Alexander Calder […]