Seattle Times Headlines

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 […]

World Bank urges donors to fulfill Gaza pledges

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:40

JERUSALEM (AP) — After Israel’s war against Gaza militants in 2014, Arab countries led the way in pledging reconstruction aid to the devastated seaside enclave. But a new report released Monday by the World Bank shows that Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab donors have delivered only a small fraction of what was […]

Target of spy probe asks for new trial in child porn case

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:38

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Boeing manager convicted of possessing child pornography uncovered during an unrelated investigation into Chinese espionage is asking a judge to throw out the guilty verdict and grant him a new trial. The judge, Christina Snyder, is expected to rule Monday on Keith Gartenlaub’s request. If she declines, she’s expected to […]

Competency hearing set in Ohio for Capitol plot suspect

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

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge plans to hear arguments and testimony on whether an Ohio man charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group is competent to stand trial. U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith earlier ordered a mental evaluation of 22-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell after his attorneys […]

Gil Shaham brings Bach to Seattle with a pliant bow and subtle ornamentation

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:16

U.S. violinist Gil Shaham played a searching and joyful evening of Bach at Meany Hall — but were the accompanying films by David Michalek really necessary?

Elizabeth Warren, comic book hero? Senator is latest to star

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:09

BOSTON (AP) — Her parents didn’t hail from the planet Krypton, and she was never bitten by a radioactive spider, but that hasn’t stopped Elizabeth Warren from starring as a comic book hero. “Female Force: Elizabeth Warren” tells the true-life story of Warren’s rise from Oklahoma schoolgirl to U.S. senator and champion of the liberal […]

Crowds cheer Paul McCartney at KeyArena

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:07

Paul McCartney took the stage to a cheering crowd tonight at KeyArena in Seattle for his “One on One” tour.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows to amend junta-era constitution

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:02

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to push for constitutional amendments to build a true democracy in the Southeast Asian country as it emerges from decades of military control. Suu Kyi made the comments in a nationally televised address to mark the start of the Buddhist new […]

NYC listing of potentially violent mentally ill stirs qualms

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:37

NEW YORK (AP) — When a homeless man was taken for a psychiatric evaluation because he argued with shelter police, doctors found no reason to commit him. Then City Hall stepped in. At the urging of a mayoral aide who cited a new city program to monitor mentally ill people considered potentially violent, the man […]

Fights loom after Brazil’s lower chamber OKs impeachment

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:36

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — For the second time in under a quarter century, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted to open impeachment proceedings against a democratically elected leader, dealing a devastating blow to President Dilma Rousseff, whose left-leaning Workers’ Party came to power 13 year ago on the promise of improving the lot of the poor. […]

Actress Carrie Fisher to be honored by Harvard student group

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:21

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher is being honored by a Harvard student group. Fisher is receiving a lifetime achievement award Monday from the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics. The group is honoring the 59-year-old self-described “enthusiastic agnostic,” in part, for her work on mental health issues. Fisher has chronicled […]