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Poll: Americans angry with federal government, happy at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:03

CHICAGO (AP) — All that talk of an angry America? An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that most Americans are happy with their friends and family, feel good about their finances and are more or less content at work. It’s government, particularly the federal government, that’s making them see red. Almost 8 in 10 Americans say […]

Australia upset by Philippine candidate’s rape remark

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:58

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Australia says rape and murder should never be joked about after the leading Philippine presidential candidate said last week that he “should have been the first” to assault an Australian missionary who was gang raped and killed by prisoners in 1989. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte spoke at a campaign rally […]

Obama’s first farewell tour starts with damage control

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:58

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sets out this week on his first in a series of international farewell tours, a sometimes wistful tradition for presidents in legacy mode. But in a reminder of this president’s uneven ties to allies, Obama’s first stop will involve more damage control than nostalgia, more friction than fondness. When […]

Poll: Just 6 percent of people say they trust the media

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:56

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well […]

SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: US, China build up presence, rhetoric

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:52

Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors who all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China’s recent construction of artificial islands complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols challenging Beijing’s vast territorial […]

Justices hear dispute over Obama immigration actions

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The Obama administration is asking the justices in arguments Monday to allow it to put in place two programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation […]

Champs back in Boston, but top Americans are resting for Rio

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:45

BOSTON (AP) — With the top American marathoners resting for the Rio Olympics, Neely Spence Gracey could be the best U.S. hope for a podium finish in Boston on Monday. Gracey, 26, of Superior, Colorado, is an eight-time NCAA Division II national champion who will be making her marathon debut. But in a way, she […]

Chinese Twitter users concerned over appointment for China

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:32

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Twitter users have expressed concerns over the company’s appointment of a greater China regional executive who has a background working with China’s military and state security apparatus. Kathy Chen was appointed last week to be Twitter’s first managing director for China, based in Hong Kong, to oversee advertising. Since then, Chinese […]

The few, the proud, the maxed-out Trump donors

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:26

WASHINGTON (AP) — Letantia Bussell, a Beverly Hills dermatologist, says she appreciates Donald Trump’s “unique personality.” Peter Zieve, an engineer in Washington, loves Trump because “the guy’s a person, not a robot.” Daniel Arias, an El Salvadoran immigrant in Florida, is positive Trump will put an end to newcomers “coming here and begging for food […]

Quotations in the News

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:02

“We managed to see his arms and legs. They’re his, they’re buried, but the police kicked us out because they say there’s a risk the rest of the building will collapse. We’re not afraid. We’re desperate. We want to pull out our family.” — Manuel Quijije, 27, standing next to a wrecked building where he […]

Carter arrives in Iraq for talks on how to beef up IS fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:54

BAGHDAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad Monday to talk to Iraqi leaders about beefing up Iraqi forces working to retake the northern city of Mosul, a critical goal in the effort to defeat the Islamic State group. A senior U.S. official said that as the U.S. moves to help the Iraqis, […]

Blowouts were everywhere on Sunday in the NBA playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:36

Sunday was a truly rare day in NBA history. That’s a great thing for Miami, San Antonio and Los Angeles Clippers. Not so much for Charlotte, Memphis and Portland. Of the four games played Sunday in the NBA playoffs, three were blowouts decided by 20 points or more — Miami’s 123-91 win over Charlotte, San […]

Indonesia takes step toward reckoning with ’65-66 atrocities

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:32

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has convened an unprecedented two-day discussion of anti-communist massacres in 1965-66 that brings together survivors and representatives of the military which is blamed for orchestrating the atrocities. There were scuffles Monday between protesters who oppose the conference and police outside the tightly guarded venue, in a sign of the deep […]

Sharks look to bring road success back home against Kings

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:30

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The playoffs started the way much of this season has gone for the San Jose Sharks: a successful road trip where structured defense, strong goaltending and solid all-around play led to two straight wins in Los Angeles. Now the task for the Sharks is figuring out how to take that […]

Stars take 2-0 lead to Minnesota; Wild look to make own luck

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:29

The Dallas Stars have had a clear edge over the depleted Minnesota Wild during most of the first two games of their Western Conference quarterfinal series. The Stars even got the big break. Now the Wild want one, too. “We’ve got to find a way to get our fluke goal,” coach John Torchetti said. After […]

Warriors, Thunder seek 2-0 leads, Raptors try to bounce back

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:28

Golden State’s Stephen Curry and the Toronto Raptors have provided a little early NBA playoff drama for teams returning to the court Monday night. Curry is listed as questionable for Game 2 against the Rockets, but Golden State and Oklahoma City are off to impressive starts. The Raptors are on the same rocky road as […]

1 killed, 8 injured as SUV, van collide in Los Angeles

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:27

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An SUV fleeing from a previous crash ran a red light and collided with a minivan that had three adults and four children inside, killing one of the adults and sending all the rest to hospitals, authorities said. Eight people in all, including a man and woman from the SUV, were […]

LEADING OFF: Early start at Fenway, Lackey back in St Louis

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:27

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ WAKE UP! The annual Patriots’ Day game at Fenway Park begins at 11:05 a.m., with the Red Sox hosting Toronto in the finale of a four-game series. The early start coincides with the running of the Boston Marathon. Most Read StoriesTwo brothers sought in […]

Vinny who? Velasquez dominates to start his Phillies career

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:26

Vince Velasquez needed just two starts with the Phillies to put himself in elite company. The 23-year-old right-hander dominated the San Diego Padres on Thursday, striking out 16 and allowing three singles in Philadelphia’s 3-0 win. Only Chris Short (18) and Art Mahaffey (17) ever struck out more batters in a game for the Phillies. […]

Washington Democrats feel the burn of disorganized legislative-district caucuses

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:45

Some Washington Democrats are steaming mad after enduring disorganized and tedious legislative-district caucuses on Sunday that dragged on for eight hours or more. As the 34th District Democrats meeting in West Seattle dragged on late into the night, attendees vented their frustration on social media. 6.5+ hours. No delegates have a chance to talk. Now […]