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May 24 presidential primary: The show must go on

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:49

Washington’s upcoming presidential primary is a letdown, but the show must go on.

Woman gets 3 years for role in $200M credit card fraud scam

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:47

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for her role in a $200 million credit card fraud scheme the U.S. Department of Justice calls the largest it has prosecuted. Vernina Adams had pleaded guilty. She was sentenced Friday in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey. […]

Why black mothers live in fear of the police

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:46

Mother’s Day is a time for families to band together against police violence.

Records show Vegas stunt plane company had safety concerns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:40

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before a recent stunt plane crash killed an instructor pilot and student passenger, records show that federal authorities had noted multiple safety issues on similar acrobatic flights offered by a Las Vegas tourism company that allows paying customers — even those without any previous flight experience — to fly and control […]

A pregnant woman walks into a bar: You must serve her in NYC

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:36

NEW YORK (AP) — A pregnant woman shows up at a New York City bar and wants to go in and order a drink despite health warnings against consuming alcohol while expecting. Should the tavern serve her? It’s against the law to refuse, under guidelines the city Human Rights Commission released Friday to help people […]

EPA chief: US quickly phasing out coal for clean energy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top official at the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday the ongoing legal fight over regulating carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants won’t delay the nation’s accelerating shift to cleaner sources of energy. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke at Climate Action 2016, a conference in Washington on efforts to curb global warming. […]

The little street that killed Seattle’s NBA dreams (for now)

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

Sketched May 2, 2016 Monday afternoon, the Seattle City Council voted against giving up a street that separates property where Chris Hansen wants to build his NBA arena. Why is this little road such a big deal? Though it provides access to some businesses, I wouldn’t say it’s critical to the traffic flow — I […]

Something going on between desktop, neighbor’s hot spot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:16

Patrick Marshall offers ideas for making a user’s desktop computer stop straying from its secure home connection, including an Ethernet cable, which also would speed up service. Other topics: setting up email on a new computer and switching from an old Windows PC to a Mac.

Before finding Price, doctor’s son taught drug users to surf

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:55

Andrew Kornfeld’s red-eye flight to bring a prescription drug to Prince has been described by his attorney as a “lifesaving mission” to persuade the superstar to start treatment for addiction. Instead, the 26-year-old Californian found Prince collapsed in an elevator, perhaps already dead. The son of an addiction and pain doctor helped in his father’s […]

Obama on Trump: This is not a reality show

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:53

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first remarks about Donald Trump’s status as the GOP’s presumptive nominee, President Barack Obama on Friday urged the media to undertake tougher scrutiny of presidential candidates. “We are in serious times and this is a really serious job,” Obama said at the White House. “This is not entertainment; this is […]

Nyquist not the buzziest of favorites for Kentucky Derby

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:50

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Go ahead and pity Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist. He has the unenviable task of following in the hoof prints of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, and so far isn’t getting the respect expected for the only undefeated horse in the race. Nyquist heads into the Run for the Roses on Saturday […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:47

Stocks closed modestly higher on Friday, ending three days of losses, after the U.S. government’s disappointing jobs report added to speculation that the Federal Reserve might keep interest rates low for another year. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 79.92 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,740.63. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added […]

Flint water crisis doctor to graduates: Fight for justice

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:46

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A doctor credited with bringing Flint’s water crisis to light after state agencies initially dismissed her concerns told Michigan State University graduates Friday to “raise your hands” and fight for justice. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who spoke at the undergraduate commencement ceremony, said things are improving in the struggling Michigan city because […]

Judge in Prince’s estate case authorizes DNA testing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:45

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The judge overseeing the Prince estate case has authorized genetic testing on a sample of his blood in case it’s necessary to determine who’s entitled to shares of the estate. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide on Friday granted a request by the special administrator overseeing the estate, Bremer Trust, to […]

Curry returns to practice, still unlikely to play Game 3

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:41

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State superstar Stephen Curry zipped around the court bouncing from spot to spot during his typical extensive post-practice shooting routine, driving to the basket past his regular practice coach Bruce Fraser. Curry looked much like his healthy self except for a brace covering his injured right knee. He returned to […]

Mayor Murray heading to China, Japan to meet with business, tech leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:40

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will visit China and Japan with representatives from local businesses such as Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon.

Canadian brewery ships cases of water to wildfire zone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:40

TORONTO (AP) — One of Canada’s largest breweries says it is donating up to 200,000 cans of emergency drinking water to firefighters and evacuees affected by the raging wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Labatt Breweries says more than 2,880 cases of water were shipped out Friday from its Alberta distribution centers. The cases are being […]

Square and Endo tumble while Herbalife and Activision jump

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:34

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Herbalife Ltd., up $5.30 to $63.62 The herbal supplement company said it’s in advanced talks to settle a government investigation into allegations it is a pyramid scheme. Most Read StoriesThe hidden […]

Global Fund: $3.8 million fraud, stops aid to Nigeria agency

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:52

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has suspended payments to Nigeria’s AIDS agency over evidence that $3.8 million was stolen by its workers and consultants, the Geneva-based agency said Friday. Fund spokesman Seth Faison said Nigeria’s government has promised to repay the money and to prosecute suspects. A […]

Sounders captain Brad Evans explains his viral Donald Trump tweet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:49

Sounders captain Brad Evans did not foresee the coming furor when he pressed send on Thursday afternoon, responding on social media to presidential candidate Donald Trump's professed affection for both taco bowls and Hispanics.