Seattle Times Headlines

UK’s Cameron says leaving EU would increase risk of war

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 16:13

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s prime minister has warned that leaving the European Union would raise the risk of war, arguing that the U.K. would pay a high cost if it turns its back on the 28-nation bloc. Cameron’s major speech Monday on national security comes as the campaign ahead of the June 23 vote on […]

Burning suspect faces Louisiana trial linked to second death

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 16:10

MONROE, La. (AP) — He’s known as a suspect in the burning death of northern Mississippi teenager Jessica Chambers but on Monday, Quinton Tellis goes on trial on charges connected to a woman’s death in Louisiana. Tellis faces trial in Monroe for unauthorized use of an access card, using a debit card belonging to Meing-Chen […]

Plane hits roof of California building, 1 person hurt

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 16:04

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A single-engine plane struck the roof of a building in Southern California, sending one person to the hospital. The Piper PA-28 went down under unknown circumstances Sunday afternoon and ended up on top of a state parole building in Pomona, east of Los Angeles. Two people were aboard the plane and […]

As Senate’s power brokers age; several seek new terms

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millennials have emerged as the nation’s largest living generation, yet that demographic shift isn’t reflected in the upper reaches of the Republican-controlled Senate, where the body’s oldest members are the power brokers. And several are asking voters for new six-year terms. At 82, Chuck Grassley wants Iowans to send him back to […]

Trump-Clinton matchup is ‘nightmare’ for some Republicans

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:55

OREM, Utah (AP) — The setting sun’s light flooded a meeting of Utah County Republicans as Melanie Sorensen described her concerns about her party’s presumptive presidential nominee. First, she spoke about Donald Trump’s suggestion that he may violate party orthodoxy and back a minimum wage increase. Then, she addressed his tendency to take different sides […]

Trial starts for Israeli soldier in killing of Palestinian

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:53

JAFFA, Israel (AP) — The trial of an Israeli soldier charged with manslaughter after he was caught on video fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker in the West Bank has started before a military court in the coastal city of Jaffa. The case has divided Israel, with defense officials criticizing the soldier’s conduct and large […]

Trump as nominee less of a threat to Obama’s legacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:53

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no cheering at the White House for Donald Trump’s success. Yet for President Barack Obama, things could be worse. Trump’s ascent as the presumptive Republican nominee makes some of Obama’s main achievements more likely to survive after the next president takes over. Trump’s policy prescriptions, while full of contradictions and short […]

Sanders’ problem: Winning over Clinton’s superdelegates

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:50

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has a problem. Remember those superdelegates, the Democratic Party leaders and elected officials who can vote for the candidate of their choice? The ones Sanders’ supporters have been complaining about for months? It turns out, to have a shot at beating out Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president, […]

In populist race, a billionaire and millionaire nominees

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:46

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Pick a president: New York multimillionaire or New York multibillionaire. In Ohio River coal country, retiree Nelson Travis says he begrudgingly will choose the billionaire: Donald Trump. Nonetheless, Travis argues, neither the presumptive Republican nominee nor Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton actually gets people like him. “They’re both out of touch […]

Mosquito season brings no urgency for money to fight Zika

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:42

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama’s demands for money to combat Zika. But even the onset of a mosquito season that probably will spread the virus has failed to create a sense of urgency in Washington. Republicans from states at greatest risk — […]

Report: 6 police wounded in clash with armed men in Chechnya

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:18

MOSCOW (AP) — Local media report six Russian policemen have been wounded in a clash with armed men trying to bring explosives into the capital of Chechnya. Russian news agencies cited Chechnya’s Interior Ministry as saying the clash occurred Monday morning at a police checkpoint on the outskirts of Grozny. The ministry said the two […]

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:11

North Korea is putting on its biggest political show in years — the first full party congress since 1980, an event intended to showcase the country’s unity in the face of tough international sanctions and isolation. In other photos from around the region last week, Filipino presidential candidates engaged in final frenzied campaigning ahead of […]

North Carolina gov. faces Fed’s Monday deadline on LGBT law

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:06

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government’s Monday deadline to declare he won’t enforce the new state law limiting protections for LGBT people — defiance that could risk funding for the state’s university system and lead to a protracted legal […]

Memories of Barbaro resonate a decade after tragic injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:06

BALTIMORE (AP) — The passage of time has trickled ever so slowly for trainer Michael Matz since Barbaro’s final gallop at the Preakness. A decade ago, Matz saddled the frisky Kentucky Derby winner with designs of pulling off an encore at Pimlico Race Course. Soon after emerging from the starting gate, Barbaro stumbled and broke […]

Quotations in the News

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:03

“We can really get in there and really get a handle on this fire and really get a death grip on it.” — Chad Morrison of Alberta Wildfire after officials said they had reached a turning point in fighting an enormous wildfire in the Canadian oil sands town of Fort McMurray, Alberta. ___ “I’m certainly […]

Reporters in N. Korea for congress get wire factory instead

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:49

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — They came for North Korea’s biggest political event in decades. What they have been getting is a lot of sightseeing — except one, who got kicked out. North Korea has brought in more than 100 journalists from around the world to make sure that the 7th Congress of its ruling […]

Japan court: Vagina kayak display OK, data sale is obscene

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:35

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court has acknowledged Monday that a vagina-shaped kayak created by a Japanese “vagina artist” is art while on display, but found her guilty of violating the country’s obscenity law by distributing it in the form of digital data. The Tokyo District Court ordered Megumi Igarashi, known as alias Rokudenashiko, or […]

Confident Lightning headed to East final again

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:35

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning proving their deep playoff run of a year ago wasn’t happenstance. With Ben Bishop, Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman leading the way, the Lightning are back in the Eastern Conference final again after defeating the Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders in the first two rounds. […]

Big Three leads Cavaliers back to Eastern Conference finals

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:33

ATLANTA (AP) — The Big Three yucked it up after their latest playoff sweep, a far cry from the uneasiness that prevailed at the beginning of their relationship. It may have taken a while to find their groove, but the Cavaliers are sure enjoying how it all worked out. Cleveland moved on to the Eastern […]

Escaped inmate spotted near New Jersey highway rest area

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:26

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say an escaped inmate who once served time for manslaughter for killing a baby has been spotted near a highway rest area. State police say 38-year-old Arthur Buckel was seen late Sunday near a rest area along the Garden State Parkway in Lacey Township. State police […]