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Prince is being added to the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:03

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is being inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. Theater officials announced Wednesday that the late musician will join previous honorees such as Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson when he’s officially inducted during the Apollo’s 11th annual Spring Gala on June 13. The fundraising event will be being hosted […]

Police: Student stabbed to death on Georgia college campus

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:52

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — Police say a person with a knife attacked and killed a Fort Valley State University student on the school’s main campus in central Georgia. Campus Safety Police Chief Kenneth Morgan in a news release identifies the victim as Donnell M. Phelps, a freshman agriculture engineering technology student from Marshallville, Georgia. […]

Police chief who called for marathon bomber’s burial retires

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:51

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts police chief who made national news in 2013 when he publicly pleaded for someone to step forward and bury the body of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (TAM’-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) is retiring. Worcester Chief Gary Gemme said in a statement on the department’s website Wednesday that his last day is […]

Comedian Patton Oswalt remembers wife in touching essay

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:41

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Patton Oswalt has authored a touching essay nearly two weeks after the unexpected death of his wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara. In the essay posted on time.com , the 47-year-old Oswalt writes that McNamara’s “family is devastated but can’t help remember all of the times she made them laugh or […]

China military tries musical approach to image building

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:26

BEIJING (AP) — China’s military has a bulging arsenal of ships, warplanes and missiles, but this week, music is its weapon of choice. A new recruiting video aimed at Chinese millennials raised on pop tunes and video games features a rap-rock soundtrack with lyrics such as “just waiting for the order to kill, kill, kill” […]

Swiss defense chief says hackers targeted his ministry

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:11

BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland’s defense minister says his department was targeted by hackers in January and is indicating that the motive was industrial espionage. Guy Parmelin was quoted Wednesday as telling the daily Tages-Anzeiger that the cyberattack happened while he was at the World Economic Forum in Davos in late January. He said that “we […]

Man operating sex trafficking enterprise gets life sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:53

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man convicted of running a sex trafficking operation that recruited women and girls as young as 16 years old into prostitution has been sentenced to life in prison. A statement from the U.S. Department of Justice says the sentence for Shahid Hassan Muslim, 33, was handed down […]

Man operating sex trafficking enterprise gets life sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:52

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in North Carolina say a man convicted of running a sex trafficking operation that recruited women and girls as young as 16 into prostitution has been sentenced to life in prison. A statement from the U.S. Department of Justice says the sentence for 33-year-old Shahid Hassan Muslim was handed […]

It’s Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:50

It’s not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one. May the Fourth, as in “May the Fourth Be With You” has become a day to celebrate all things Star Wars, especially following last year’s revival of the series with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Comedy Central’s “@midnight” got things started by launching […]

Graceland, home of Elvis, receives 20 millionth paid visitor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:43

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The operators of Graceland say the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and music of Elvis Presley has received its 20 millionth paid visitor. Elvis Presley Enterprises says CEO Jack Soden greeted the 20 millionth visitor, 31-year-old Tiffany Greenoak, at Graceland on Monday morning. Greenoak, who’s originally from Montreal, Canada, […]

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad: 31 injured by severe turbulence in Asia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:33

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ national airline says several passengers were injured when one of its flights encountered sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Etihad Airways said on Wednesday that flight EY474 from its hub in Abu Dhabi was hit by “severe and unexpected […]

Police charge man after hijacked bus kills pedestrian in DC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have charged a Washington man after they say he hijacked a bus, then struck and killed a pedestrian when the bus jumped a curb at a gas station. Police announced in a news release late Tuesday that they’ve charged 30-year-old Keith Loving with second-degree murder. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at […]

Brazil turmoil costs AB Inbev in quarterly results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:06

BRUSSELS (AP) — The world’s biggest brewer, AB Inbev, says economic and political turmoil in Brazil hit its quarterly earnings, with sales volumes declining by 10 percent in the huge Latin American nation. The company said “our business in Brazil experienced one of its most challenging quarters in many years,” and added that “we expect […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:05

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP UNDERESTIMATED NO MORE Once dismissed as a fringe candidate, the billionaire businessman is all but certain to lead the GOP into the fall presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton. 2. RESIDENTS EVACUATED AS WILDFIRES DEVASTATE CANADIAN TOWN […]

Shares in miner tumble after Brazil sues over dam disaster

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:05

LONDON (AP) — Shares in miner BHP Billiton Ltd tumbled after Brazil’s Federal Public Prosecution said it had launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country’s history. BHP said Wednesday the suit seeks social, environmental and economic compensation in relation […]

Vigil held for New Jersey student killed at frat house

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:04

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A vigil has been held for a New Jersey Institute of Technology student shot to death during a burglary at a fraternity house near the school. Joseph Micalizzi was killed early Monday at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house. People formed a ring at the Newark campus Tuesday night, lighting candles in […]

Warren unleashes Twitter storm on Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator Elizabeth Warren has taken to Twitter to attack what she calls presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “toxic stew of hatred & insecurity.” The Massachusetts Democrat issued a series of tweets Tuesday night as results from the Indiana GOP primary forced Texas Senator Ted Cruz from the race and left Trump […]

Captain America says he isn’t afraid of superhero fatigue

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:22

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain America: Civil War” star Chris Evans isn’t worried about superhero fatigue at the cineplex. The actor, who dons Captain America’s mask and shield a fifth time for the latest Marvel movie, says the studio knows how to satisfy its fans. “Luckily, the movie is good,” Evans said. “If you were […]

Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:17

LONDON (AP) — It’s a rock for the ages. A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball — the largest discovered in over a century — could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby’s said Wednesday. The auction house plans to offer the Lesedi la Rona diamond in London on June 29. The […]

Spain: Strike keeps El Mundo newspaper off streets

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:08

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s second-largest newspaper, El Mundo, has not appeared in news kiosks owing to a strike over planned layoffs. It is the first time the newspaper’s publication has been hit by a stoppage since its foundation in 1989. The newspaper, which has daily sales of some 120,000, was not in media outlets Wednesday […]