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Hawaii’s Waimanalo tops Dr. Beach’s list of 10 best U.S. beaches

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:10
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park was named the top beach on an annual top 10 list of U.S. beaches compiled by a coastal science professor known as Dr. Beach.

How to cope with crush of Memorial Day travelers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:08
Tips on dealing with road, airport and ferry travel in Western Washington.

Cross-dressing diva Conchita Wurst to Putin: Let’s hang out

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:08
VIENNA (AP) — Conchita Wurst would like to hang out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The bearded Austrian cross-dresser says she would “love to spend at least a week with him” because she wants to understand what it means to “be President Putin.” Russia under Putin has clamped down heavily on gay rights, making public […]

Man in scuba gear gets warning after causing restaurant stir

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:07
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Police say a belligerent man dressed in scuba gear caused a stir at a northern Michigan fast food restaurant. The Traverse City Record-Eagle and MLive.com report the man, who had been drinking, showed up Tuesday morning at a downtown McDonald’s. Workers called police, who found the 48-year-old man nearby. Police […]

State baseball championships (4A, 3A) moved from Pasco

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:59
The Class 4A and 3A state baseball championships will be moved from Gesa Stadium in Pasco due to unusable field conditions. The final championships of the 4A tournament will be played at Joe Martin Stadium in Bellingham, while 3A teams will compete at Husky Ballpark on the UW campus.

Beloved Mama’s Mexican Kitchen in Belltown to close

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:52
After 41 years, the oldest Mexican restaurant in Seattle has been sold to a Chinese development firm.

‘Jeeves Intervenes’ and laughs ensue at Taproot

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:51
Taproot Theatre offers another Brit comedy of manners by P.G. Wodehouse, “Jeeves Intervenes.”

McEnroe to be formally sentenced for 6 murders on June 10

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:46
Joseph McEnroe, convicted of killing six members of his ex-girlfriend's family on Christmas Eve 2007, will be formally sentenced to life in prison on June 10.

Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:24
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the brain of Erik Sorto that decoded his […]

Amnesty: South Sudan government troops are burning villages

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:20
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan government troops are setting villages on fire and abusing civilians in an ongoing military assault on rebels loyal to the country’s former vice president, Amnesty International reported Thursday, the latest allegations of serious rights abuses since the resumption of heavy fighting last month. Citing witness accounts in Unity state, […]

‘Poltergeist’: They’re here in solid remake

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:09
A movie review of “Poltergeist”: This remake of the horror classic, with more contemporary flair, stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Kennedi Clements.

Rhiannon Giddens magnificent at Meany

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:03
Singer/banjoist Rhiannon Giddens, accompanied by a re-formed version of her old band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, sounded like someone from a different century at Meany Hall Wednesday, May 20.

Photos of the Day: May 21, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:57
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Letterman delivers sentiment, sincerity in TV farewell

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:54
Letterman’s farewell “Late Show” may not have been one for the television museum vaults. But the CBS program was more about hitting all the right buttons and mentioningthe important people, than it was about making a tight hour of television.

Oil-fouled beaches a blow to tourist-dependent Santa Barbara

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:41
Two popular state-park beaches, campgrounds are closed just before the busy Memorial Day weekend when crowds usually descend on the area,

McDonald’s CEO ‘proud’ of pay hike as protests continue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:25
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was “incredibly proud” of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder meeting. Easterbrook, who stepped into his role in March, is fighting to revive […]

SIFF 2015: 17 highlights of week two

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:24
“One Million Dubliners” and “Manglehorn” are among the films recommended by Seattle Times reviewers.

Bear prompts ‘lock down’ at Eastgate Elementary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:07
A black bear that forced Eastgate Elementary School to cancel recess Thursday morning is believed to have headed into a greenbelt for a nap.

Seattle’s party people find connections in hidden hot spots

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:02
Underground house-music clubs aren’t just party palaces; they can serve as “sacred spaces” for people who don’t fit in or feel welcome at other venues.

Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:58
NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. In a speech Thursday in Atlanta to the Scouts’ national annual meeting, Gates referred to […]