Seattle Times Headlines

Judge: Co-conspirators in bridge scandal should be revealed

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 01:16

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled that a list of unindicted co-conspirators should be made public in the case of two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton said Tuesday it’s in the public’s interest for […]

Bon Jovi opens hunger center in shore town hit hard by Sandy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:33

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi and local charities have opened a hunger center to help people in need in a New Jersey shore town that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The Jersey-born rocker and his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation held a grand opening Tuesday for the B.E.A.T. Center, which stands for […]

Equine tail-hacking cases rising in Michigan, motive unclear

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:32

KENOCKEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Equine tail-hacking cases are on the rise in Michigan and though authorities are asking people to be on the lookout for perpetrators, it remains unclear if the motivation behind targeting horses and ponies is for play or profit. At least six tail-hacking cases have been reported to Michigan police during […]

Colorado inmate claims Prince is his father, seeks DNA test

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:29

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Colorado inmate has filed a paternity claim with a Minnesota court against the estate of Prince, claiming the musician is his biological father. In filings with Carver County District Court, Calvin Q. Williams of Kansas City, Missouri, seeks DNA testing to determine if he’s Prince’s child. In an affidavit included with […]

Stephen Curry is 1st unanimous NBA MVP, takes honor again

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:25

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is the first unanimous NBA MVP, earning the award for the second straight season. The Golden State Warriors superstar is the 11th player in NBA history to be voted MVP in consecutive seasons and the first guard to do so since Steve Nash in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Curry received […]

AP Interview: Michael Brown’s mom’s book recalls death, life

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:21

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been shot in the street near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson. Within minutes, her cellphone rang again. It was a family member declaring the victim was McSpadden’s 18-year-old son, Michael Brown. […]

Apollo Theater in New York City names new executive producer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:10

NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater in New York City has named a new executive producer. The dance, theater and performance art venue in Harlem announced Tuesday that Kamilah Forbes will join the Apollo in September. Forbes is the director, producer and co-founder of a New York-based nonprofit, the Hi-ARTS/Hip Hop Theater Festival. She […]

Program offers college scholarships to immigrant students

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:10

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State University is joining with a national scholarship program to increase college opportunities for immigrant students living in the United States illegally. Gov. Jack Markell joined DSU officials and former Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald Graham on Tuesday to announce the historically black school’s partnership with TheDream.US, a program […]

This stings: Winter death rate for America’s honeybees jumps

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:05

Death rates had dropped for two consecutive winters but now have gone up again.

Autistic student ‘humiliated’ at prom after sister barred

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An autistic student left his high school prom in tears Saturday because officials insisted that his date — his 24-year-old sister — was too old to enter. Their father, Tone Whisenhunt, says he was unaware of a rule that students could not bring dates who are older than 20. He says […]

Oklahoma City oil, natural gas producer files for bankruptcy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:45

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas producer and 10 related companies have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as they try to rid themselves of $1.2 billion in debt. The Oklahoman ( ) reports that Chaparral Energy Inc. filed for bankruptcy Monday, saying it continues to negotiate with lenders and […]

Indiana seeks new judge after no damages awarded in IBM case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:36

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Indiana are challenging a judge’s decision to award it no damages in its battle with IBM Corp. over the company’s failed attempt to privatize state welfare services. A Marion County judge ruled that Indiana largely failed “to prove damages by a reasonable certainty.” Indiana’s attorneys responded by […]

UN says next meeting with candidates for UN chief on June 7

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:35

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly’s president says he is scheduling another round of question-and-answer sessions with candidates to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general on June 7. Mogens Lykketoft told reporters Tuesday he expects at least two new candidates to be nominated soon, and urged all others interested to have their names put […]

Adriane Ohanesian wins prize named for AP photographer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kenya-based freelance photographer Adriane Ohanesian has won an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan in 2014. The announcement that Ohanesian has won the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was made Tuesday. Ohanesian has been reporting primarily in Africa since 2010 […]

Kansas man sues over wrongful conviction, 15 years in prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:29

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man who spent 15 years in prison for a rape and murder that his brother later confessed to committing is suing law enforcement officers for fabricating evidence that led to his conviction. Floyd Bledsoe of Hutchinson was freed in December after his brother, Tom, killed himself in prison […]

Lawyer says he’ll sue judge, others in Bundy case in Nevada

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:28

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A conservative lawyer who’s been denied a chance to represent rancher Cliven Bundy in Nevada says he’ll sue the federal judge handling Bundy’s case, along with President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and one of Reid’s sons. Attorney Larry Klayman says he’ll file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Bundy’s constitutional […]

AP Explains: Why Brazilian president faces impeachment

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:24

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing possible impeachment by Congress, with the Senate expected to vote Wednesday on a measure to suspend her. The effort comes amid an angry public mood over the South American nation’s worst recession in decades and a big bribery scandal at the state oil company Petrobras. […]

Syrian Central Bank exchange rate hits record high

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

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media says the Central Bank has ordered money changers to exchange currency at 620 Syrian pounds to the dollar, an unprecedented rate that reflects its eroding value. State media says the bank will reevaluate the rate daily and make adjustments without forewarning. The new rate means the Syrian pound is […]

College to award posthumous degree to terror attack victim

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:21

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A California college will award a posthumous degree to one of its students who died in the San Bernardino terror attack. Los Angeles Harbor College says it will honor the memory of Aurora Godoy by recognizing her as a member of its Class of 2016 during a board of trustees […]

WSU’s Riley Sorenson honored with Pac-12 Sportsmanship Award

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:21

WSU Cougars center Riley Sorenson had an unimaginably difficult 2015 season, in which he faced the loss of both his parents at different junctures, but through it all, continued to be there for his team.