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Lucky 7: Indie bookstores rise for seventh straight year

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 19:14

NEW YORK (AP) — Independent bookselling remains on a roll. The American Booksellers Association has grown for the seventh consecutive year, the trade group’s CEO, Oren Teicher, told The Associated Press during a recent interview. Core membership increased to 1,775, up by 63 over the previous year and by more than 300 since 2009. And […]

Cambodian police detain protesters against arrests

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:56

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A rights advocacy group in Cambodia says police have detained eight activists, including two Westerners, who were staging a peaceful protest in support of human rights workers who were jailed last week. Om Sam Ath of the group Licadho said the eight were among as many as 200 people demonstrating […]

31 dead, 7 missing after southern China landslide

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:53

BEIJING (AP) — Rescue teams have recovered the bodies of 31 victims while seven people were still listed as missing Monday following a landslide at the site of a hydropower project in southern China after days of heavy rain, authorities said. Rescuers aided by experts sent by the central government were searching with tools and […]

Miami businessman challenges SEC over Vermont projects

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:35

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami businessman is going to federal court to challenge a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit claiming fraud in his Vermont projects. The SEC accuses Ariel Quiros in civil complaints of misusing some $200 million from investors and improperly diverting about $50 million for his own use. The projects at a […]

North Korean party congress gives Kim Jong Un new title: chairman of Workers’ Party of Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:33

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean party congress gives Kim Jong Un new title: chairman of Workers’ Party of Korea.

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Nashville

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:29

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Delta flight from Atlanta to Chicago had to make an emergency landing in Nashville after hitting turbulence that caused an engine covering to come off. News outlets report that Delta Flight 762 was flying above Cleveland, Tennessee, on Sunday afternoon when the plane hit turbulence, causing the Boeing 717’s engine […]

5 killed in two-car crash on rainy Texas highway

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:25

DRIPPING SPRING, Texas (AP) — Five people are dead following a two-car crash on a rainy Texas highway on Mother’s Day. The Texas Department of Public Safety tells the Austin American-Statesman it happened Sunday afternoon near the town of Dripping Springs, about 20 miles southwest of Austin. Officials say a Lincoln was heading east on […]

German village with big refugee camp defies fears of trouble

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:22

SUMTE, Germany (AP) — When state authorities called Mayor Grit Richter in October to tell her they planned to temporarily house up to 1,000 people from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere in a former office complex in the tiny village of Sumte, she couldn’t imagine how it would work. The area is short on jobs, public […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:22

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP FOES FACE DIMINISHED OPTIONS AT CONVENTION Republicans and conservatives opposed to the billionaire businessman can still fight over the party’s platform and his choice of a vice presidential nominee. 2. HARD-TALKING MAYOR FAVORED TO BE NEXT […]

Mercury makes rare move across the sun

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:12

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mercury makes a relatively rare move across the sun Monday. Visible just after 7 a.m. on the east coast, the smallest planet will appear as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun, and the transit will last for about 7½ hours. The last time it happened was […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:04

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP FOES FACE DIMINISHED OPTIONS AT CONVENTION Republicans and conservatives opposed to the billionaire businessman can still fight over the party’s platform and his choice of a vice presidential nominee. 2. HARD-TALKING MAYOR FAVORED TO BE NEXT […]

Hezbollah, allies win wide areas in east Lebanon vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:59

BEIRUT (AP) — The deputy leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group says their candidates and allies won a vast majority of seats in areas where they ran in local elections in eastern Lebanon. Sheikh Naim Kassem said on Monday that Hezbollah and its allies ran in 80 municipalities out of 143 where voting took place […]

Palin raps Ryan for withholding support for Donald Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:56

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Palin, the vice presidential candidate on the Republican Party ticket in 2008, is harshly criticizing House Speaker Paul Ryan for withholding his support from likely Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Palin said Sunday that Ryan’s statement that he isn’t ready to embrace Trump “was not a wise decision of his.” Appearing […]

Takata expects to sink into loss, instead of post profit

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:43

TOKYO (AP) — Takata Corp. is expecting a loss instead of a profit for the fiscal year ended in March because of ballooning costs from a massive air-bag recall. Tokyo-based Takata said Monday its annual net loss will total 13 billion yen ($120 million). The Japanese air-bag and seatbelt manufacturer had earlier projected a profit […]

Authorities: Officer opens fire during pursuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:42

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say an officer shot at a suspect during a police chase in Chesterfield County. The Chesterfield County Police Department tells news outlets the incident took place after an officer attempted to stop a vehicle that was driving erratically Sunday afternoon. Officials say that the suspect led officials on […]

300 economists urge leaders to reject tax havens

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:31

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of economists are urging world leaders to end the era of tax havens, arguing they only benefit rich individuals and multinational corporations and serve to increase inequality. The 300 economists, in a letter coordinated by activist group Oxfam, say poorer countries are hit hardest by tax dodging. The signatories , including […]

Spain: 44 migrants rescued off Western Sahara

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:12

MADRID (AP) — The maritime rescue service says it has picked up 44 sub-Saharan African migrants that set off in a boat from the west coast of Africa in a bid to reach Spain. The service said the 42 men and two women were taken to the port of Arguineguin in Spain’s Canary Islands late […]

Platini to resign after CAS imposes 4-year ban from soccer

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:08

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini will resign as UEFA president after failing to overturn his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which cut his sanction from six to four years. A spokesman for Platini’s Paris-based lawyers says Platini will now resign. CAS effectively removed Platini from world soccer by ensuring his ban […]

3 passengers hurt as Utah light rail train derails

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 16:49

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — A Salt Lake City area light rail train derailed and three people were injured. A spokesman for South Salt Lake police says the train went off the tracks Sunday afternoon. Spokesman Gary Keller says in a news release that 14 people were riding when the train derailed. Initial reports […]

On Victory Day, Putin calls for non-bloc security

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 16:48

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the annual elaborate Victory Day military parade in Red Square, says Russia wants to help build an international security system that transcends military blocs. Putin’s short speech on Monday also warned against “unacceptable double standards that shortsightedly indulge those who are nurturing new criminal plans.” He […]