Seattle Times Headlines

Not alone: UW’s new website creates community for ‘ultrarare’ genetic disorders

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

MyGene2, a new Web tool launched by genetics experts at the University of Washington, aims to make it easy for patients, families and researchers to share testing data and other information about rare disorders.

2 wounded in Columbia City shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 08:43

The afternoon shooting in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood left two people in their 20s injured on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Live: Sounders take on ‘bogey-team’ San Jose Earthquakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 08:35

Follow along live as the Sounders host the Earthquakes — their ‘bogey-team,’ as coach Sigi Schmid referred to San Jose — on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. PST.

Starfish baby boom follows a major West Coast die-off

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 08:01

Oregon and Northern California are seeing a starfish baby boom two years after a wasting disease wiped out whole populations of sea stars in the past two years.

Children’s books next frontier for high-profile novelists

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:55

Picture books, typically written for 3- to 7-year-olds, can be a vibrant and lucrative new niche for writers seeking to further expand their audiences.

Pro golfer Zac Blair learns that after using your head once, you need to do it again

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:49

Golfer bends putter over his head, then disqualified after using it again

Levine leads last opera as Met music director after 40 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:47

NEW YORK (AP) — The cast walked off the stage and left conductor James Levine to watch and listen Saturday as the orchestra cheered and the Metropolitan Opera House audience broke into rhythmic applause. He had just led his 2,557th performance with the company, where he debuted in 1971, his final staged opera during a […]

UW crews victorious as boaters celebrate Opening Day

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:38

Seattle celebrated Opening Day of boating season on Saturday, and the festivities included the 30th annual Windermere Cup crew competition at Seattle’s Montlake Cut.

Seahawks rookie mini-camp day two notes: QB Trevone Boykin has a nice day

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:38

Undrafted free agent QB Trevone Boykin looked to have a pretty good afternoon during the second day of the Seahawks' rookie mini-camp.

Oregon governor expected to win her primary; GOP field mixed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:31

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who inherited the governorship after her predecessor quit amid a federal investigation, appears to be so confident that she’ll win the May 17 Democratic primary that she has barely campaigned.

Golden State’s Curry out for Game 3 against the Blazers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:28

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said star guard Stephen Curry will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Curry has been sidelined since he sprained his right knee in Game 4 of the first round against Houston. Curry […]

Nuclear upgrade is waste of money

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:22

  The Op-Ed by State Rep. Gael Tarleton and Joe Cirincione argued for cutting the massive US nuclear arsenal to a smaller number of nuclear weapons. It stated, “If Washington state were a sovereign nation, it would be the third largest nuclear weapon state in the world.” The reason for this is the large number of nuclear […]

Caitlyn Jenner’s calling

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:04

When Caitlyn Jenner was first emerging from the shell of gold medalist Bruce Jenner, Americans were riveted, voyeuristic — and surprisingly accepting. So much has changed since then. Hesitant acceptance of transgender people has dissolved into a national furor over bathroom laws. And among liberals, initial enthusiasm for Jenner faded with the discovery that she […]

Farewell, grand old party

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:04

It wasn’t precisely an act of moral courage, but House Speaker Paul Ryan’s comment that he’s not ready to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump was at least … something. Whether it’s a start or a finish remains to be revealed, but it would seem that we’re witnessing the beginning of the end. To wit: […]

State’s tax breaks shown to be smart investments

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:03

Disclosure of Boeing’s spending and tax breaks last year in Washington state shows the public made a great investment in supporting the company.

Clinton’s imagination problem

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:02

In March Hillary Clinton told a CNN interviewer, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” That was a true but dumb thing to say in advance of the West Virginia primary. So this week Clinton went on an apology and listening tour through Appalachia. She heard tales […]

Rally calls for Baltimore National Aquarium to free dolphins

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:01

BALTIMORE (AP) — Calling for the release of dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, about two dozen protesters gathered outside the complex Saturday and held up signs seeking to raise awareness about whales and dolphins in captivity. The Baltimore Sun ( ) reports the demonstration was part of an international event called Empty The […]

Driving one of the best cars you will never own

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:01

The city has lifted the cap on the number of car-share vehicles that can be put on the streets. For those who sign up for the service, it means you don’t have to worry about gas, vehicle maintenance or car insurance.

California firefighter delivers daughter on way to hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 07:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — As a firefighter, Jeremy Roberts is used to getting quickly from Point A to Point B. Still, he wasn’t quite quick enough Saturday for his daughter, Adeline. She was born in the front seat of Roberts’ truck as the firefighter and his wife were heading to Loma Linda University Medical Center […]