Seattle Times Headlines

Storm lose to Lynx in home opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 09:33

Seattle lost, 78-71, on Sunday in Seattle.

Alysha Clark and Storm push Lynx, but Seattle drops home opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 09:14

The Storm pushed another Western Conference powerhouse hard, but this time Seattle is unable to pull out a victory, falling to defending WNBA champion Minnesota, 76-69, despite 20 points from Alysha Clark. Breanna Stewart scored 14 on 5-for-19 shooting.

Texas Rangers just the latest team looking for public help to build a new stadium

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

Despite opening their current, retro-modern ballpark in 1994 – only five years before Safeco Field – the Rangers want a new $1 billion facility and for the public to approve financing half of it.

In time for barbecue season: lower beef prices

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 08:08

Bumper grain crops have reduced costs to feed animals, and cattle ranchers have been expanding their herds. That’s good news for consumers, who will see beef prices drop as much as 2 percent this year as annual production increases for the first time since 2010.

Taran Alvelo helps UW softball beat Minnesota and advance to Super Regionals

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 08:02

Taran Alvelo, pitching her first game since suffering a high-ankle sprain at the end of April, helps the Huskies beat the Gophers, 15-7, in an NCAA regional championship game. UW moves on to face Alabama in a Super Regional next weekend.

Seattle fifth-graders will get their camp trip, but teachers refuse to go

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:52

After the fifth-graders’ protest made headlines, the Stevens Elementary camping trip has been rescheduled. But teachers, and some students, aren’t going.

Officials: Suspect in fatal shooting of Massachusetts police officer killed during shootout, state police trooper also injured

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:27

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Officials: Suspect in fatal shooting of Massachusetts police officer killed during shootout, state police trooper also injured.

State’s wildfire season gets off to abrupt, early start

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:05

Fire season off to an abrupt and early start, surprising fire officials who say they’re preparing for another long, hot, difficult summer.

To succeed in school, you need a home

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:05

If we want children who live in poverty to succeed, we need to assure that every child has a safe and secure place to go at night.

UW’s unsightly reactor building center of unneeded argument

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:03

The city of Seattle and the University of Washington really need to stop acting like the Hatfields and McCoys. Especially in the fight over dumpy More Hall Annex.

Where to draw the line on race in a psychiatric hospital?

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:03

A bizarre racial discrimination case at Western State Hospital poses complicated questions about race.

California bus crash leaves dozens injured, 2 critically

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:49

HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — A shuttle bus overturned Sunday on a highway in Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, leaving two people critically injured, four with moderate injuries and 20 with minor injuries, authorities said. The bus turned on its side across State Route 330 shortly after 2 p.m., San Bernardino County Fire Capt. Jeremy Kern […]

Couple credits cat with alerting to fire in Vegas-area home

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:44

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-area couple is crediting their cat to alerting them to a fire in their home. KTNV-TV in Las Vegas reports (http://bit.ly/243x7kx) that a fire broke out at a home in the Summerlin community around 2 a.m. Sunday. The husband and wife told fire officials they were asleep when they […]

Ivan the gorilla to be honored with sculpture at Point Defiance

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:25

At age 50, he was among the oldest gorillas in captivity.

Postgame notes and video: Mariners wrap up a 5-1 road trip with a three-game sweep of the Reds

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:21

Postgame notes, quotes, boxscore and video of Scott Servais and Wade Miley following the Mariners' 5-4 over the Reds on Sunday at Great American BallPark.

Massive Navajo farm heads into week 2 with no irrigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:08

The largest farm on the Navajo Nation has been without water for more than a week after a pipeline break, endangering food crops worth millions of dollars and threatening jobs. Most of the crops on the land managed by the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry near Farmington, New Mexico, were planted just before the concrete pipe […]

Verdict expected Monday in Freddie Gray-officer trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:04

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge is expected Monday to hand down his verdict in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero faces assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges. Prosecutors say the 30-year-old unlawfully arrested Gray without probable cause and was […]

Photos of the Day: May 22, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 05:58

Fireworks in Barcelona, the Cannes and more in Photos of the Day.

Physical intensity picks up between Cavaliers and Raptors

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 05:29

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan remembers the angry emotions Raptors teammate Bismack Biyombo once stirred in him as an opponent. “I hated him,” DeRozan said Sunday. The Cavaliers likely feel a little anger toward Biyombo after his pivotal performance Saturday, when he helped stop Cleveland’s 10-0 start to the playoffs in Toronto’s 99-84 victory in […]

Widespread impact from huge recall of frozen food from Pasco

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 05:27

The scale of the recall — more than 350 frozen foods — reflects the severity of the outbreak of listeria and of concerns about how the contaminated food might have “trickled down” into other products.