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Lady Antebellum to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:49

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs says the country trio Lady Antebellum will sing the national anthem at the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The performance will be broadcast live from the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle at the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack right before the historic race May 7. The performance will kick off a summer tour for […]

Lady Antebellum to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:49

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs says the country trio Lady Antebellum will sing the national anthem at the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The performance will be broadcast live from the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle at the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack right before the historic race May 7. The performance will kick off a summer tour for […]

Navy IDs sailor reported missing off North Carolina coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:13

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has identified a sailor who was reported missing over the weekend from the Virginia-based USS Carter Hall. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1WtmaIN) Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor KayJean Machado disappeared Saturday from the dock landing ship, which was conducting training operations for a future deployment. Machado, of California, enlisted in […]

North Carolina death row inmate dies of natural causes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:13

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina death row inmate has died of natural causes. Media outlets report that 76-year-old Jerry Ray Cummings died Saturday at a hospital in Chapel Hill. Cummings was originally convicted and sentenced to death for the 1986 shooting death of his 76-year-old neighbor Jesse Ward at his home in Robeson […]

World Bank head warns of weak economy, bemoans tax evasion

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the World Bank is lamenting the weak state of the global economy and warning that the kind of tax evasion exposed in the Panama Papers investigation is fueling poverty around the world. Jim Yong Kim say “there are not many bright spots” in the global economy today. He’s also […]

German governing parties agree on counterterrorism measures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:06

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s governing parties are proposing new measures to fight terrorism including improved information sharing and additional staff and money for police and intelligence agencies. Many details still need to be worked out before the measures are presented to parliament for approval. The proposals presented Thursday come after a review of Germany’s security […]

Official: State aircraft used to deliver governor’s wallet

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:03

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The head of the Alabama law enforcement agency confirmed Wednesday that a state aircraft was used in 2014 to deliver Gov. Robert Bentley’s forgotten wallet to him at the beach but said that Bentley did not request the air delivery method. Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Stan Stabler issued the statement in […]

British astronaut all set to run London Marathon from space

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:02

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Britain’s first official spaceman, Timothy Peake, says he’s ready to run the London Marathon in 1½ weeks — from 250 miles up. But he’s not expecting to set a P-R, or personal record. In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, the astronaut said he’s glad he’s had plenty of […]

Iowa principal won’t punish girls who hired male stripper

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:02

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines principal has decided not to punish the girls who arranged for a male stripper to perform at their school’s synchronized swimming club banquet. Officials say the girls employed the stripper as a joke and that the stripper didn’t totally disrobe at Friday evening’s event at the Des […]

Parenting talk hurts grieving cousin

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:00

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax: Have a heart and proceed delicately.

Broadway ad agency SpotCo shows how campaigns are born

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:58

NEW YORK (AP) — If you close your eyes and think of a really special Broadway show, there’s a good chance an image born at SpotCo will pop up. That’s the advertising agency behind two decades of memorable campaigns, from the gritty logo for “Rent” to the black-and-white photos of slinky dancers in fishnets for […]

Sanders says comments by campaign surrogate ‘inappropriate’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:46

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday disavowed remarks made by a campaign surrogate who said during a large New York City rally that voters should not “continue to elect corporate Democratic whores.” Sanders said on Twitter that the comment by Dr. Paul Song “was inappropriate and insensitive. There’s no room […]

Motion seeks to strike Rolling Stone suit deposition attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:12

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia administrator who’s suing Rolling Stone magazine is asking the court to throw out “personal attacks” in the deposition of a woman whose gang-rape allegations were at the center of the magazine’s retracted article. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1V2oRl9 ) reports that an attorney for the woman identified only […]

Israel: Palestinian ax attacker killed by soldiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:10

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian assailant who attacked a soldier with an ax in the West Bank. It says Thursday’s incident occurred near al-Aroub, a village in the southern West Bank. There was no immediate word on the soldier’s condition. The incident was the latest in […]

Ohio congressman objects to Bible removal at military base

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:06

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman is objecting to the removal of a Bible from a POW display at a military base medical center in southwest Ohio. The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/23FPk9E) reports U.S. Rep. Mike Turner sent a letter Wednesday to the top general at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base objecting to the Bible’s […]

Tukwila’s homeless students graduate at much higher rate than statewide average

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:02

In Tukwila, 73 percent of students experiencing homeless graduated in 2015, compared with the overall district rate of 70 percent.

3 parties abandon Brazil president as impeachment vote nears

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:02

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff’s chances of surviving impeachment are growing slimmer now that three parties have decamped from her governing coalition in 24 hours and Brazilian legislators begin preparing for a crucial vote on the question expected this weekend. The pullouts of the mid-size centrist parties caused despondency among members of […]

Microsoft is sharpening its tools for the classroom

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:00

The company is announcing Microsoft Classroom, a hub built on top of the Web-based Office 365 and designed to help teachers manage documents, calendars and assignments. It’s scheduled to arrive this summer.

‘Too Late’: Strong acting boosts twisty, uneven detective story

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:00

Movie review of “Too Late”: Twisty detective story about a missing woman who shares a past with the private investigator hired to find her. John Hawkes stars. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

Home Viewing: ‘Thunderbirds are Go!,’ ‘The Forest,’ ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:00

A list of titles available for home viewing and streaming during the week of Friday, April 15.