Seattle Times Headlines

China blasts new US-Philippine military cooperation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:35

BEIJING (AP) — China will “resolutely defend” its interests in the face of stepped-up U.S.-Philippine military cooperation, the Defense Ministry said, accusing the two allies of militarizing the region and harboring a “Cold War mentality.” The ministry’s comments came shortly after the announcement Thursday that the U.S. would send troops and planes to the Philippines […]

Yacht’s winning colors

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:26

The Northern Irish entry, Derry~Londonderry~Doire, celebrating its third successive Clipper Race win, arrived in Seattle Thursday after crossing the finish line 120 miles off the Washington coast.

Bellevue deputy chief demoted to captain over performance issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:21

Bellevue Deputy Chief Jim Jolliffe will be demoted to captain under discipline recommended by Chief Steve Mylett. Jolliffe can appeal.

China’s economy slows to 6.7 percent, lowest since crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:16

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 6.7 percent, largely in line with expectations, but its slowest pace since the global financial crisis. The report showed that the annualized growth rate for the world’s second-largest economy ticked lower from the previous quarter’s 6.8 percent. The Chinese economy is undergoing […]

Carter to visit aircraft carrier in South China Sea

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:13

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he will be visiting an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, the visit coming a day after he announced new military aid to the Philippines that spurred protests from China. It would be the second time that Carter has flown onto a carrier while […]

Mariners’ Robinson Cano on return to New York: ‘I like it when they boo me’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10

On Friday, the Mariners second baseman will return to the place he spent the formative years of his baseball career. Will he be booed by Yankees fans like he was in his first two trips to New York as a Mariner?

Taiwan seeking to prevent suspects being deported to China

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:07

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s government said Friday it was seeking to prevent 52 Taiwanese criminal suspects being deported by Malaysia from being sent to China amid an ongoing struggle over jurisdiction in such cases. Taiwan’s official Central News Agency quoted Foreign Minister David Y.L. Lin as saying that Taiwan’s office in Kuala Lumpur was […]

China’s economic growth slows to 6.7 percent in first quarter, lowest since 2009

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:05

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s economic growth slows to 6.7 percent in first quarter, lowest since 2009.

Obama announces nominees for 3 Washington judicial vacancies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:03

Obama nominated Judge Beth M. Andrus, prosecutor J. Michael Diaz and attorney Kathleen M. O’Sullivan to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

IN BRIEF: The toll and damage from Japan’s deadly earthquake

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:03

TOKYO (AP) — Key facts about the deadly earthquake in Japan: THE QUAKE: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck at 9:26 p.m. Thursday at a depth of 11 kilometers (7 miles). WHERE: The epicenter was near Kumamoto, a city of 740,000 people on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands. DEATHS AND INJURIES: Nine have […]

Czechs consider one-word name: Czechia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:58

While the new name does not necessarily resolve the potential confusion with Chechnya, proponents hope Czechia rolls off the tongue in English more easily than Czech Republic.

As India reels from drought, gov’t slammed for poor policies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:55

SHAHAPUR, India (AP) — Shantabai Babulkar’s day begins before dawn with a 5 kilometer (3 mile) trek across barren fields and dusty scrubland to fetch water from a distant well for her family. The two metal pots of muddy water that Babulkar, 58, balances on her head and a third that she carries in the […]

Certain thyroid tumor no longer considered cancer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:21

The change may offer grist to those who have been arguing for the reclassification of some other forms of cancer, including certain lesions in the breast and prostate.

Mayor wants help for small businesses facing soaring rents

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:18

Seattle’s economic boom is sending retail lease rates soaring. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray formed a 15-member task force to study policies that could keep commercial space affordable for small businesses. Not off the table: commercial rent control.

Defense: DA colluded with Planned Parenthood on indictment

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:18

HOUSTON (AP) — An anti-abortion activist who made undercover videos at Planned Parenthood clinics claims a Texas district attorney colluded with the provider to obtain an indictment accusing him of falsifying records to make his secret recordings. Attorneys for David Robert Daleiden filed court documents Thursday seeking dismissal of the indictment. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1SOCGxm […]

US, Russia talking ‘almost daily’ on Syria military actions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:14

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s national security adviser says the U.S. now talks “almost daily” with Russia to ensure its military operations in Syria don’t clash. Susan Rice is speaking at the U.S. Air Force Academy. She says the U.S. and Russian governments are working together to investigate ceasefire violations and “build […]

Mom-fueled ride services ready to haul your kids around

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:13

While ride-hailing services have been popular in the startup economy, new entrepreneurs are going after a specific niche: providing rides for children.

Former Seahawk Percy Harvin reportedly calls it quits after a career cloaked in mystery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:09

The curious career of former Seahawk wide receiver Percy Harvin has apparently come to an end with his reported retirement on Thursday.

Career Day event designed to open new worlds to local girls

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:04

Hundreds of girls and community members are expected at Saturday’s Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) Career Day at UW Bothell.

UW’s Talia Walton selected by the L.A. Sparks in third round of WNBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:58

WSU's Lia Galdeira selected in the second round by the Washington Mystics.