Seattle Times Headlines

Kerry to address 25,000 at Northeastern graduation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:15

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Northeastern University. Kerry will speak to an expected audience of 25,000 students, family members and school officials at the graduation ceremony on Friday, which begins at 10:30 a.m. at Boston’s TD Garden. Northeastern officials say they chose Kerry […]

2 weeks after 8 killed in Ohio, no arrests, few answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:11

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two weeks have passed since the bodies of eight family members were found on April 22 at four different homes in Ohio. No arrests have been made, and a motive for the Pike County killings remains unclear. Autopsies show the victims were shot, some of them multiple times. Here’s a look […]

Padres’ Colin Rea loses no-hit bid in 7th vs Mets

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:51

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Colin Rea of the San Diego Padres has lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh inning against the New York Mets. Yoenis Cespedes grounded a single through the right side for the Mets’ first hit Thursday night. The Padres had shifted three infielders to the left side for […]

UW police investigating groping report on campus

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:39

A 21-year-old woman was walking on Burke-Gilman Trail at 9 a.m. Sunday when a man attacked her from behind, university police said.

Red-hot Mariners win fourth straight on Robinson Cano’s big hit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:37

The Mariners (17-11) are now 15-5 in their past 20 games.

Trump’s rise stuns U.S. allies in Europe and Asia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:20

Donald Trump’s positions about U.S. interests have led some allies worldwide to look again at President Obama’s recent critique of European and Persian Gulf allies as “free riders.”

Australia welcomes investment in Singapore military training

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:16

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Singapore will spend up to 2.25 billion Australian dollars ($1.67 billion) to double the capacity of its military training facilities in northern Australia under a new bilateral deal, Australia’s prime minister said Friday. Malcolm Turnbull said that the investment should be seen in the region as a natural development of a […]

Media titan’s soap-opera trial captivates Hollywood, Wall St.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:08

The ultimate court ruling in Sumner Redstone’s competency trial could have major implications for his $42 billion National Amusements media empire, which includes two of the world’s largest entertainment companies, Viacom and CBS.

Longtime lead poisoning in boy, 16, traced to sheepskin rugs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:04

A 16-year-old Central Washington boy was exposed to high levels of lead from a strange source: sheepskin rugs he slept with at night. State health and environment officials helped unravel the mystery.

Just before Mother’s Day, protesting moms in Seattle decry fatal shootings by police

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:01

Several dozen people marched through busy downtown streets Thursday afternoon, hoping to raise awareness for how officer-involved deaths impact families.

Wildfire evacuees forced out of overcrowded work camps

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:59

The future is uncertain for the thousands of people forced by out-of-control wildfires to flee their Fort McMurray homes. Most have nothing to return to.

Key ally’s ouster shows Erdogan tightening grip on power

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:48

The split between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ahmet Davutoglu, who announced Thursday he would resign as prime minister, signals that Erdogan’s transformation from democrat to autocrat is nearly complete.

Washington women lead after first round of NCAA Baton Rouge Regional golf

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:29

The Huskies, led by Ying Luo, who is tied for first, lead by four strokes at 2-under 286.

More Hanford workers report exposure to tank-farm vapors

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:23

A growing number of Hanford workers are reporting possible exposures to tank farm vapors.

Sheila E., mourning Prince, mentors Seattle’s young artists

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:23

Some thought Prince’s former fiancée and bandmate might not make Seattle Theatre Group’s annual event for youths, in light of his recent death. Not so.

Trump returns to campaign trail, targets Clinton on coal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:23

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail for his first rally as his party’s presumptive nominee on Thursday night, delivering a series of searing attacks against likely rival Hillary Clinton and making clear he has no intention of toning down the rhetoric that drove his spectacular rise. Trump, arriving to […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:20

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. THE SPEAKER HAS SPOKEN House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s not yet ready to back Donald Trump as the GOP nominee. 2. WHO IS BUCKING THE PRESUMPTIVE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE Most Read StoriesSchool board rebukes Bellevue […]

2,000 LED-tagged pigeons stage show in NYC sky

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:13

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is staging a show with 2,000 pigeons tagged with LED lights illuminating the city’s night sky. For its premiere Thursday, the birds were released at sunset from coops aboard a former aircraft carrier docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Improvising their own choreography, the flock swooped, twirled and glided […]

Seattle Thunderbirds playing for WHL title, with Ryan Gropp leading the way

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:00

Gropp, 19, has signed with the New York Rangers. At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds he is projected to become an NHL power forward.

Home prices charge ahead, driving some buyers farther afield

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:38

With prices rapidly escalating in Seattle and the Eastside, some would-be homeowners are finding new answers to the trade-off between commute time and house payment.