Seattle Times Headlines

Unloved bull market: It’s been a year since latest record

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:19

NEW YORK (AP) — Saturday is the one-year anniversary of the stock market’s record high. And no, you didn’t miss the party, because no one seems to be in the mood to celebrate. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index reached its latest high of 2,130.82 exactly one year ago. Since then, it’s come close to […]

Officials: Massachusetts police officer shot during traffic stop has died; suspect on the loose

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:15

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Officials: Massachusetts police officer shot during traffic stop has died; suspect on the loose.

Ketel Marte placed on the 15-day disabled list, Chris Taylor recalled from Class AAA Tacoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:56

Shortstop Ketel Marte was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained thumb. Infielder Chris Taylor was recalled from Class AAA Tacoma to take his place.

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to start Game 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:49

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury is back on the job for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Coach Mike Sullivan said Sunday that Fleury will start Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final on Sunday night against Tampa Bay. This will be Fleury’s first start of the postseason. He last started on March 31 before being sidelined with […]

Summary of charges against the speaker of Alabama’s House

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:45

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard goes on trial Tuesday. He is accused of using his political positions to make money and obtain financial favors from lobbyists and companies with business before the Alabama Legislature. Hubbard says he is innocent. Among the charges: ___ Hubbard is accused of using his past position […]

Israeli Cabinet OKs new gas deal after High Court objections

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:41

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Cabinet has approved a new deal with a consortium of natural gas developers after the country’s Supreme Court rejected the previous agreement. The new deal changes a clause that would have prevented Israel from making significant regulatory changes for the next ten years. The Supreme Court struck down the deal over […]

‘Angry Birds’ flocks to No. 1 over ‘Neighbors,’ ‘Nice Guys’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:41

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain America” has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. “The Angry Birds Movie” soared to $39 million in its debut weekend, knocking “Captain America: Civil War” off its first-place perch, according to comScore estimates Sunday. “Civil War” earned an additional $33.1 million for a second-place spot, bringing […]

Death toll from weeklong storms in Sri Lanka rises to 92

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:36

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from landslides and floods in Sri Lanka as a result of weeklong heavy storms has risen to 92, with soldiers searching for victims of landslides that buried three villages in the central hills pulling out eight bodies from the rubble. The Disaster Management Center also said Sunday […]

New NYC buses have Wi-Fi but no tech to avoid those on foot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:23

NEW YORK (AP) — There are some nifty features on New York City’s sleek new fleet of more than 2,000 buses, the first of which began hitting the streets this past week. But as modern as the buses are, with USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi, most will still initially lack technology to address perhaps […]

How it works: a look at the retests of Olympic drug samples

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:10

GENEVA (AP) — Inside a non-descript concrete building in a Swiss parking lot lies evidence that could take down dozens of Olympic athletes. The anti-doping laboratory in Lausanne holds the stored urine and blood samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics that are being retested with improved techniques to catch drug cheats who escaped detection […]

Mushroom hunting heating up in wake of Northwest wildfires

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:09

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — From flames come fungi. That means mushroom hunters are checking maps outlining last year’s many Northwest wildfires before heading into forests this month searching for the easily identifiable and woodsy-tasting morels. “It’s going to be a good season for finding morel mushrooms, there’s no doubt about that,” said Brian Harris, spokesman […]

Northern pikeminnow bounty catch program sees increase along the Columbia RIver

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:05

Here latest catch results for the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program happening on the Columbia River. The harvest total from May 9-15 was 13,207 pikeminnow from 1,770 anglers for a catch average of 7.5 fish per angler with 12 tags recovered. There was one tagged fish for every 1,101 pikeminnow caught. The best catches […]

Fear of our own desperation gets in the way of homelessness solutions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 23:00

Advocate says distaste, disgust slows progress toward solving homelessness.

Top US commander makes secret visit to Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 22:37

NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) — On a secret trip to Syria, the new commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Saturday he felt a moral obligation to enter a war zone to check on his troops and make his own assessment of progress in organizing local Arab and Kurd fighters for what has been […]

Texas police say criminals often using imitation weapons

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 22:31

DALLAS (AP) — Police in Texas say more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns, likely because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and criminals may believe — mistakenly — that if they’re caught, they’ll avoid the severe punishment that can come with illegally possessing a real one. Police Lt. Christopher Cook in […]

North Dakota oil expo comes amid trouble times for industry

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 22:19

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s oil expo and conference kicks off at a troubled time for the industry, with depressed prices and a drop in drilling activity that has hurt both oil companies and oil-producing states like this one. The three-day Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and Expo starts Tuesday in Bismarck with a theme […]

Billboard Awards to be an emotional night with performances

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 22:13

The Billboard Music Awards will feature a mix of emotional and explosive performances. Madonna will pay tribute to Prince, who died last month; Kesha will now sing live Sunday after her performance was initially canceled by her former mentor; and Celine Dion — who recently lost her husband and brother — will perform Queen’s “The […]

Connecticut governor rarely meets legislators, records show

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 22:08

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy doesn’t spend a lot of time chit-chatting with state legislators, something politicians from both parties agree helps build the personal connections needed to get things done at the state Capitol. A review of Malloy’s public schedule, obtained by The Associated Press through records requests, reveals the […]

Skin cancer: types, symptoms, prevention

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 22:00

Your skin’s exposure to the sun increases during this time of year, which results in a greater risk of skin damage, including the development of skin cancer. The good news is most skin cancers can be prevented.

Go slow helping teen at odds with mom

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 22:00

Just because the boy is dating your daughter doesn’t mean you should take him in when he’s having family trouble. Help him at arm’s length, and give him the chance to work things out on his own.