Seattle Times Headlines

Triple Crown winner thriving in new home at Ashford Stud

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 21 min ago

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah is led out of his stone palace of a barn, head up, eyes alert, a little heavier these days but still pretty well sculpted. In a few minutes, the champion will be walked over to the breeding shed, a mere 50 yards away. By now, the Triple Crown winner […]

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 38 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation’s grid in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy. The remaining third was largely […]

Activists: Insurgents seize village south of Aleppo

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 40 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a coalition of Syrian rebels and hard-line jihadists have seized a strategic village from pro-government forces just 6 kilometers (4 miles) from the contested city of Aleppo. The Britain-based monitoring group The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at Friday that least 43 insurgents and 30 pro-government fighters died in […]

Obama administration proposes rules aimed at tax evasion

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 43 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclose more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers. Administration officials announced the new rules Thursday as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress to pass legislation […]

Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 45 min ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Doctors in Pakistan are mystified by the case of two brothers who have come to be known as the “solar kids.” The boys, aged nine and 13, are normal active children during the day. But once the sun goes down, they both lapse into a vegetative state — unable to move or […]

Trump eyes general election amid Republican backlash

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 45 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just days into his tenure as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump is brushing off a stinging rebuke from the GOP’s top elected official while vowing to unite a fractured party. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s declaration that he wasn’t ready to support Trump sent shockwaves through the very Republican establishment the […]

LGBT community braces for impact of new counseling law

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 46 min ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay. It took time because he hadn’t fully acknowledged his sexuality, but also because he had to trust the therapist, he said. “Because I […]

Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP’s Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 49 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him. Priorities USA, the lead super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, has already reserved $91 million in television advertising that will start next month and continue through Election Day. In addition, Clinton’s […]

China seeks global support for South China Sea policies

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 58 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — China is seeing mixed results in its effort to enlist friendly states in its push to exclude the U.S. and its allies from the festering South China Sea dispute, underscoring the limits of Chinese diplomacy despite its massive economic clout. Beijing won a major endorsement for its position with remarks by Russian […]

Treasure hunter’s disappearance still a mystery after months

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 58 min ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fixated on computer screens and video monitors, an army of volunteers scattered across the country has been painstakingly reviewing hundreds of images and hours of footage recorded over the last four months, desperately hoping to find a single clue to the whereabouts of missing treasure hunter Randy Bilyeu. The Colorado man […]

Women who died at the hands of the ‘Grim Sleeper’

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 4 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonnie Franklin Jr. was convicted of 10 murders and one attempted murder in the serial killings that were dubbed the work of the “Grim Sleeper” because of a 14-year gap in slayings that spanned two decades in South Los Angeles and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city. Franklin […]

Vote-counting taking place across Britain

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 24 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Votes are being counted throughout Britain to determine London’s new mayor, control of many city councils, and national assemblies in Northern Ireland and Wales. In Scotland, the pro-independence Scottish National Party scored well to keep control of the Scottish Parliament by a wide margin. In the English city of Liverpool, Labour’s Joe […]

Tampa Times’ buying of Tribune latest in grim news landscape

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 26 min ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — If a metro area with 2.7 million people can’t sustain two newspapers — especially with an aging population with the time and inclination to read a printed paper — can anywhere? Some say maybe not. The purchase of the 123-year-old Tampa Tribune in Florida this week by the paper’s rival, […]

Asian shares lower ahead of closely watched US jobs report

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 31 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower in nervous trading Friday ahead of a closely watched U.S. jobs-report that may influence interest rate decisions and the value of the U.S. dollar. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 16,106.72 as Tokyo resumed trading after the three-day “Golden Week” national holidays. Australia’s […]

Triplets born prematurely set to graduate at top of class

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 44 min ago

SAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP) — Triplets born 15 weeks premature in 1997 are set to graduate at their top of their class at a western Michigan high school. The Grand Rapids Press ( ) reports Baye Lee, Jenna and Allie Braschler will graduate as the top three students in their class at Saugatuck High School later […]

Bangladesh professor under 24-hour armed guard after threats

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 47 min ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — After a Dhaka University professor asked a woman to remove her veil during his class, Muslim extremists called for his death, posting his personal details online along with tips on how to kill. Today, he remains under constant guard by armed police, stays mostly at home and bars his front door. […]

LA’s Getty museum recreates China’s Cave Temples of Dunhuang

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 53 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a thousand years China’s Cave Temples of Dunhuang were a popular traveler’s rest stop, marketplace and religious shrine on the fabled Silk Road. Now they are coming to Los Angeles, both in spirit and reality. In an exhibition curators say is unprecedented, three full-scale, hand-painted replica caves have been erected […]

Aquino’s pick for Philippine president banks on clean image

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 54 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S.-educated investment banker and the richest Philippine presidential aspirant, Mar Roxas lacks the dramatic life stories of his rivals, including a tough-talking mayor with a public vow to dump criminals in Manila Bay and a foundling who made it big in politics. The scion of one of the most well-known […]

SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 5 min ago

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has done it again. For the second month in a row, the aerospace company landed a rocket on an ocean platform, this time following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite. A live web broadcast showed the first-stage booster touching down vertically early Friday on the barge in the […]

Scotland’s pro-independence party scores big gains in vote

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 14 min ago

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured a third term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in the county’s parliamentary elections. With 92 out of 129 seats declared, the SNP had secured 58 compared to the Conservatives with 15, Labour with 11, Liberal-Democrats with four, and four for the […]