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New Orleans sheriff: Federal takeover not the answer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:32

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans sheriff says his department is doing a good job improving the city’s jail and should get more time rather than face a federal takeover. Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s management of the jail has come under harsh scrutiny by the Justice Department. Last week, the department and lawyers for inmates […]

4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:30

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities arrested four people Monday in the killing of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including an active duty army officer and three men who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed. A spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office, Yuri Mora, said the three did work for or were direct employees of […]

Sounders Copa America Centenario call-ups to miss at least two MLS games

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:14

The Sounders players who make their final national team rosters for this summer's Copa America Centenario will miss at least two Major League Soccer matches, probably more if their squad qualifies for the knockout round, Seattle coach Sigi Schmid confirmed on Monday.

Inslee directs health officials to step up focus on lead risks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:09

Washington health officials will review the state’s screening for and response to potential lead poisoning in water supplies and other sources, following a directive issued Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says first-round pick Germain Ifedi is a guard, for now

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:05

After saying earlier Germain Ifedi would play right tackle, coach Pete Carroll on Monday said the first-round pick will start out at right guard.

Ultimate underdog: Leicester triumph will inspire for years

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:05

LONDON (AP) — Whenever sporting fans say they dare to dream in future, Leicester City shows they really can. Sometimes it just takes a long, long time. Leicester has now given hope to sports fans the world over after its astonishing rise to win the Premier League. Whenever athletes face richer rivals with more talent […]

Rates drop at weekly US Treasury bill auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:58

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday’s auction, with rates on three-month bills dipping to their lowest point since January. The Treasury Department auctioned $28 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.220 percent, down from 0.250 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned […]

A year later, could Mayweather and Pacquiao do it again?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:58

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They met a year ago this week in a fight that was the richest ever, even if it disappointed most of the millions who watched it. Now there are rumblings, however slight, that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao might be persuaded to do it again. “I would say there is […]

Enbridge predicts $62M in fines, penalties tied to oil spill

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:54

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — A pipeline company says it expects $62 million in fines and penalties related to a 2010 Michigan oil spill. In a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Enbridge says $55 million represents penalties under federal water law. The Alberta-based company says no final fine or penalty has been ordered […]

Crossing guard manager hits, kills teen near school bus stop

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:52

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida crossing guard supervisor’s vehicle has hit and killed a teen running across a street to catch a school bus. A Polk County Sheriff’s Office news release says 17-year-old Kalen Kirk was heading to his bus Monday morning when the sheriff’s office employee hit the George Jenkins […]

Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photo

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:51

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in one of the iconic images of World War II after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture. The Marines announced its inquiry […]

CDC investigates after 97 fall ill on Disney cruise ship out of Miami

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:46

Vomiting was primary symptom on Bahamas cruise.

How little Leicester pulled off the seemingly impossible

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:15

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Leicester has pulled off the seemingly impossible and won the English Premier League. It’s a sentence few can ever have imagined saying. So, how has a humdrum team from central England that was nearly relegated last season managed, and was in administration seven years ago, overcome the mega-rich giants of the […]

Our sick drug business

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:14

Sometimes the road to hell is paved with bad intentions. A company adopts a business model so twisted that justice must come clanking down on its executives and bankrollers. Justice is now being served on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Evil this blatant is headed for the full Hollywood treatment. Valeant preys on sick people by acquiring […]

Judge: Ailing media mogul to testify in mental capacity case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:09

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says an ailing media mogul should give brief sworn testimony in a case involving his mental competency and who has the authority to make medical decisions for him. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David J. Cowan ruled Monday that attorneys for the media mogul and Redstone’s ex-girlfriend and longtime […]

White House: Obama not offended by comedian’s language

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama wasn’t offended by comedian Larry Wilmore’s use of a racial slur at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Wilmore concluded his remarks noting progress on race and how much it meant to him that a black man was president. He concluded: “Yo Barry, you […]

Closings begin in ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:06

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Overwhelming DNA and firearms evidence speaks for the 10 women who were silenced by the “Grim Sleeper,” a serial killer who menaced the south side of Los Angeles for many years, a prosecutor told jurors on Monday. That evidence points directly at Lonnie Franklin Jr., Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman said […]

Leicester wins English title for 1st time in 132-yr history

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:03

LONDON (AP) — Leicester secured an incredible first Premier League title without playing on Monday after second-place Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea in one of the biggest-ever triumphs by an underdog in sports. Leicester was playing in the second tier only two years ago, came close to be relegated again last year and started this […]

Bitcoin’s creator unmasks himself — well, maybe

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:02

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mystery creator of the digital currency bitcoin has finally stepped forward. Or has he? Australian inventor Craig Steven Wright announced Monday that he is “Satoshi Nakamoto,” the elusive, pseudonymous bitcoin founder. In interviews with the Economist, BBC, GQ and a few bitcoin insiders, bolstered by a technical demonstration intended to […]

Box office top 20: ‘The Jungle Book’ tops newcomers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 04:58

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Jungle Book” extended its box-office reign to three weeks, easily besting a handful of newcomers that made little impact. In its third week of release, the Disney release took in $43.7 million, according to final box-office figures Monday. Jon Favreau’s well-reviewed Rudyard Kipling adaptation has held up extremely well, bringing […]