Seattle Times Headlines

Staff at Alberta school get students safely out of wildfire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 01:54

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Laura Dennis says the swift growth of the Alberta wildfire left her with little choice but to get 70 elementary school kids out of harm’s way before official evacuation procedures could get started. The principal of Good Shepherd Catholic School mobilized her staff, instructing them to take as many students […]

Greek police, protesters clash ahead of austerity bill vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 01:52

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Protesters in Greece have hurled firebombs and other projectiles at police in front of parliament before a controversial vote on an austerity bill. Police responded with bursts of tear gas to repel a small group of anarchists, some of whom started running up the steps in front of parliament before throwing […]

Penn State president decries new Joe Paterno allegations

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 01:38

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The president of Penn State is decrying new allegations that former coach Joe Paterno was told that Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a child as early as 1976 and that two assistant coaches witnessed the abuse of other children. President Eric Barron said in a letter Sunday to the university […]

Facebook’s No. 2 exec pays tribute to single mothers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 01:31

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg says that until her husband’s death, she never realized how hard it is to be a single parent. She says in a touching Mother’s Day weekend Facebook post that odds are stacked against single moms. She says many live in poverty, work two jobs […]

Seattle soldier dies in Iraq in non-combat incident

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 01:14

Department of Defense says death of 25-year-old soldier, a trooper with the Washington State Patrol when not serving with the National Guard, is under investigation

Pregame: Nelson Cruz gets a day off to rest his sore forearm

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 01:14

Nelson Cruz gets his first day off the season. He had previously started all 30 games. “He got nicked by a pitch there the other night and I thought it was best just to give him an off day today,” manager Scott Servais said. “He hung in there and did the best he could last […]

Son charged with killing father, dismembering body

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 01:04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — Police officers in Cape Coral, Florida have charged a 33-year-old man with killing his father and then dismembering the body. James Marshall disappeared in February, and his torso was discovered in the woods six days later. Three weeks later, a suitcase containing his limbs was discovered in a nearby canal. […]

Arrest made in hit-and-run death of MMA fighter in Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:56

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida have arrested a man whose license had been suspended for the fatal crash that killed mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons. Delray Beach police spokeswoman Dani Moschella said in a statement Saturday that Dennis Wright faces multiple charges including leaving the scene of a crash causing death. […]

Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:54

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing protections for some of society’s most vulnerable. Those targeted for eviction are frequently poor and suffering from dementia, according to residents’ allies. They often put up little fight, their families unsure what to do. […]

Israel nabs group suspected of scamming European companies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:41

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have caught a group of Israeli citizens, including French immigrants, suspected of tricking European companies into sending the group millions of euros in recent months. Police say the group of eight posed as individuals known to the companies, and convinced company employees to transfer them money. They say […]

Call captures Colon homer: ‘The impossible has happened!’

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:15

With two outs in the second inning and a pitcher with a .089 career average at the plate, an announcer can usually start thinking about the transition to the commercial break. When Bartolo Colon stepped into the batter’s box Saturday night in San Diego, though, Mets commentator Gary Cohen was paying close attention — if […]

‘Captain America: Civil War’ nabs fifth best-opening ever

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:11

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney and Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has strong-armed its way to becoming the fifth-highest domestic opening ever according to studio estimates Sunday. The film grossed a massive $181.8 million this weekend, bumping “Iron Man 3” out of the top five all time debuts. “Civil War” now ranks right below “Marvel’s […]

Reversal unlikely as deadline approaches on N Carolina law

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:02

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government and university officials were given until Monday to tell federal attorneys whether they would stop enforcing a new law blocking LGBT protections, particularly provisions requiring transgender people to use public restrooms that correspond to their biological sex. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said Sunday he will decide how to […]

Czech defense university improves air marshals’ ammunition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:59

BRNO, Czech Republic (AP) — The best use for air marshals’ ammunition is no use. But when the undercover officers who board passenger jets to prevent hijackings or extremist attacks have to open fire, it needs to be 100 percent effective, and as safe as possible. After five years of development, researchers at the University […]

For New York City’s black cowboy group, it’s high noon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:52

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, members of the Federation of Black Cowboys have been an incongruous sight in New York City. Yes, you can sometimes find men wearing ten-gallon hats, boots and spurs in Times Square. But these horsemen were the real deal, with a stable and corral in the far reaches of Queens, […]

Drug boss ‘El Chapo’s’ new prison rated as Mexico’s worst

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:48

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The northern Mexico prison where authorities suddenly transferred convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is rated as the worst in the federal penitentiary system by human rights officials. A 2015 report by the governmental National Human Rights Commission gave the Cefereso No. 9 in Ciudad Juarez, which borders Texas, a […]

‘Bathroom bandit’ pilfers plumbing at Ohio businesses

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:47

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio’s capital are searching for a man who’s been pilfering plumbing from stores, hospitals and restaurants. Dubbed the Bathroom Bandit, Columbus police say he enters various local establishments, visits the men’s restroom, disconnects the plumbing and leaves with the stolen parts in his backpack. A police department spokeswoman says […]

Nevada reluctantly killed bighorn sheep to save them

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:47

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state wildlife veterinarian Peregrine Wolff worked at zoos in the Midwest, with farm animals in Florida and exotic species on movie sets in Hollywood. She never dreamed she’d have to help pull the trigger on a contentious strategy to slaughter a diseased herd of bighorn sheep. Ed Partee, a state […]

London’s new Muslim mayor joins Holocaust memorial

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:36

LONDON (AP) — London’s newly elected Muslim mayor paid respect Sunday to the millions of Jews slain in the Holocaust as his first official act in office. Sadiq Khan made Sunday’s appearance at a north London ceremony following a racially charged election campaign during which Conservative Party opponents sought to portray him as an apologist […]

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ celebrating 25th anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:21

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science is commemorating the 25th anniversary of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” with a cast-and-crew reunion at its Beverly Hills headquarters that will include lead voice actors Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson and Angela Lansbury. But there’ll be one notable absence at the […]