Seattle Times Headlines

Mariners at A’s: Follow live as Seattle looks to for sixth straight series win

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:42

Follow along live as HIsashi Iwakuma and the Mariners go for a sixth straight series win, as they take on Sonny Gray and the Oakland A's.

LEADING OFF: King Felix aims for top; Trout shatters slump

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:31

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Wednesday: ___ HEAVENLY HITTING Remember when Mike Trout opened the season with a 5-for-27 slump, hitting an un-MVP like .185? Well the Los Angeles Angels’ slugger has been on a tear ever since, hitting .386 over his next 18 games. The Angels wrap up a three-game […]

Contractors test to see whether Roosevelt sinkhole is spreading

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:31

Contractors are trying to learn whether a large sinkhole is spreading, south of the future light-rail station in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood.

Sanders wins Democratic presidential primary in Indiana

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:26

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential primary in Indiana, scoring a late primary season victory over front-runner Hillary Clinton.

NerdWallet tries to steer borrowers clear of payday loans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:05

A new guide on the website NerdWallet hopes to redirect as many people as possible away from the sky-high interest rates of payday loans and toward nonprofit lenders or organizations that offer short-term assistance.

UN needs $80 million for schools for Palestinian refugees

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:03

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says he hopes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure 500,000 boys and girls can start the next school term on time in August. Pierre Krahenbuhl told a news conference Tuesday that the […]

Prime minister says Australia to have July 2 election

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:00

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians will go to the polls in early July after the prime minister said Wednesday that he was calling an early election. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would go to Governor-General Peter Cosgrove before the constitutional deadline of Wednesday next week to lock in the July 2 date and officially […]

Prime minister says Australia will have an election on July 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:57

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime minister says Australia will have an election on July 2.

Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:48

Sen. Ted Cruz, the conservative tea party firebrand who tried to cast himself as the only viable alternative to Trump, ended his campaign Tuesday after a stinging defeat in Indiana's Republican primary.

Take 2: My cock-eyed soccer field and teacher appreciation, a few years too late

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:45

Twenty-five years later, the author's recall of long-forgotten high-school math saves the day and allows him to turn a parallelogram into a rectangular field for kids soccer.

Cruz exits Republican race for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:38

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz is ending his campaign for president, putting Donald Trump on a glide path to claim the Republican Party’s nomination. The conservative firebrand and Texas senator had tried to cast himself as the only viable alternative to the billionaire businessman. But his campaign said he was to announce his decision to […]

On going the distance, he’ll punt

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:35

Tom Hackett, former Utah All-American, says he decided to be a punter because “I’m fat and I don’t like running very far.”

Mariners minor league report: Adrian Sampson’s strong outing leads Tacoma to a 6-1 win

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:31

Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.

Woman found dead at Texas church had wounds to head, chest

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:26

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a fitness instructor found dead at a North Texas church had multiple puncture wounds to her head and chest when her body was found. According to a search warrant affidavit obtained Tuesday by KXAS-TV (http://bit.ly/1W5VNJD ) of Fort Worth and Dallas, the wounds on the body of Terri “Missy” […]

NTSB: pilot’s inability to fly in clouds caused deadly crash in North Cascades

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:25

A small airplane that crashed into the Cascade Mountains last July was caused by the pilot’s decision to fly during bad weather despite knowing that he was not trained to fly in the clouds, investigators say.

Seattle composer and pianist Wayne Horvitz wins major award

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:24

The $275,000 award is not tied to any specific project.

Spieth refreshed, ready to return following Masters meltdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:22

Jordan Spieth understands his meltdown at the end of the Masters will follow him. And three weeks later, Spieth’s not quite ready to say he’s over letting a five-shot lead in the final round morph into that awkward ceremony in the Butler Cabin that ended with him slipping the green jacket on Danny Willett following […]

Obama preparing to name 1st national monument for gay rights

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to designate the Stonewall Inn in New York the first national monument dedicated to gay rights. That’s according to two individuals familiar with the Obama administration’s plans. The individuals weren’t authorized to discuss the plans publicly and requested anonymity. The tavern in Greenwich Village was the site […]

Interim chief named permanent at Seattle Central College

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:16

Sheila Edwards Lange has been named the permanent president of Seattle Central College. She has been serving as its interim president since August.

Boeing tax breaks: Shame on the Legislature

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:15

Kudos to The Times for its work getting the story on $305 million in Boeing tax breaks [“Tax breaks saved Boeing $305M,” Page One, April 30]. I hope these tax breaks are eliminated. The story makes me mad — not at Boeing, but at the Legislature for its insistence on the B&O tax. Most of […]