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Cowabunga! Ninja Turtles are official NYC ambassadors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:52

NEW YORK (AP) — Cowabunga, dudes! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are New York City’s official family ambassadors for 2016. The city’s tourism agency, NYC & Company, has announced that the sewer-dwelling reptiles will star in ads to encourage families to explore New York. Agency CEO Fred Dixon says the turtles are “the perfect guides […]

GOP race shifts California’s political fault lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:50

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party’s […]

Secretary of State heads to Switzerland for talks on Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:44

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Switzerland this weekend for urgent talks on Syria. His trip comes amid escalating violations of a fragile truce around the city of Aleppo. The State Department says Kerry would leave Sunday for Geneva, where he would hold meetings the following day with the U.N. […]

Strahan-Ripa breakup isn’t TV’s first botched transition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:37

NEW YORK (AP) — “Live with Kelly and Michael” host Kelly Ripa emerged from her brief “strike” this past week on stronger footing, having extracted an apology from Walt Disney Co. officials for giving her little advanced word that her co-host Michael Strahan was leaving for “Good Morning America.” She had briefly boycotted the popular […]

Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:12

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities. The two recalls are just the latest in a string of safety problems to hit automakers in the past year […]

Sturgeon retention closing after Saturday in The Dalles Pool of Columbia River

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:08

The catch and keep sturgeon fishery in The Dalles Pool of the Columbia River will come to a close after Saturday (April 30) until further notice. State Fish and Wildlife indicates the sport catch guideline of 100 sturgeon is expected to be achieved by that date. The closure takes effect in the Columbia River and […]

Live 2016 NFL draft coverage: What will Seahawks do with final four picks?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:00

What will the Seahawks do with their final four picks? Follow along live for complete coverage and analysis of the third and final day of the 2016 NFL draft to find out.

Money & Markets weekly review

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:00

A weekly roundup of stock market data

FundTracker

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:00

Weekly spotlight on mutual funds

Alaska Air won Virgin only after stubborn pursuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:00

It took a protracted bidding war for Alaska Air Group to win the auction for Virgin America. Also: Amazon.com will launch same-day Prime delivery service in a previously excluded African-American Boston neighborhood; and exec jumps from SurveyMonkey to PicMonkey.

Condo conundrum: Dealing with shortage might ease pressures on all homebuyers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:00

Condos remain a fairly rare commodity in the Seattle area’s tight housing market. That means downsizing homeowners and entry-level buyers who might otherwise opt for a condo may wind up competing for the more prevalent single-family homes, driving prices higher.

Hearing-aid makers hear tech’s footsteps coming closer

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:00

The consumer-electronics industry is encroaching on the hearing-aid business with far less expensive products that are available without the involvement of audiologists. That’s forcing re-examination of a system that critics say is too costly and cumbersome.

Senate candidate paid relative $170K for past campaign work

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:47

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate candidate who has railed against out-of-control government spending paid his brother-in-law nearly $170,000 to manage the finances of his congressional campaign. The relative worked as a car salesman and actor but had no experience rounding up political donations. Marlin Stutzman is facing fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Young in […]

President Barack Obama’s last chance to zing Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:39

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will get one more chance on Saturday to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself as he attends his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The dinner comes amid a fierce presidential campaign that should provide Obama and this year’s entertainer, Larry Wilmore, plenty of material. The Republican […]

Seahawks have long wait as NFL draft resumes Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:36

The Seahawks won't make a pick until 171 on Saturday, late in the fifth round.

When someone you love falls in love with someone you dislike

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:00

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax: Instead of always trying to talk her out of this guy, allow her to talk you into him.

Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:50

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A probe swirling around New York City’s mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation’s most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody’s doing it. Mayor Bill de […]

Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:42

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break. They left behind few clues about how they would address must-do items such as finding money to counter the Zika virus and a […]

Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas flooding

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:29

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — A 64-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept. Capt. James Muniz of the Palestine Police Department told The Associated Press that six to 10 homes in a Palestine cul-de-sac were severely damaged following heavy […]

Kremlin: Japan’s PM Abe to visit Putin in Russia next week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:23

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has announced that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next week to meet with President Vladimir Putin, a step toward deepening relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute. Saturday’s announcement said Putin would host Abe next Friday in Sochi, the Black Sea city where the 2014 […]