Seattle Times Headlines

No time to revel in Game 7 wins for Raptors and Heat

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:10

MIAMI (AP) — The exhilaration of winning Game 7s was short-lived for Toronto and Miami. It’s back-to-work time. The Raptors play host to the Heat in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup in Toronto on Tuesday night, a series that starts a mere two days after both teams survived elimination games on their […]

Navy boss: Russian jets should stop buzzing US planes, ship

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:09

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian jets buzzing a U.S. military ship and planes in the Baltics are escalating tension between the two nations, the chief of naval operations said Monday. “My hope is that we can stop this sort of activity,” Adm. John M. Richardson told reporters at the Pentagon. “I don’t think the Russians are […]

Jerry Sandusky presses appeal, wants to question witnesses

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:08

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s effort to get his child molestation convictions thrown out ran into tough questioning Monday from a judge who voiced doubt about defense lawyers are entitled to question witnesses — including some of the former Penn State assistant football coach’s victims. Judge John Cleland pressed Sandusky attorney Al Lindsay about […]

Remo Belli, musician who pioneered synthetic drumheads, dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:08

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Remo Belli, who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound, has died. His death was announced in a statement by Remo Inc., the California-based drum manufacturer that Belli founded and ran for six decades. It did not disclose the location or cause […]

Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:59

MOSCOW (AP) — Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter from opponents. In all, 48 people died in the May 2, 2014, violence. It began with fights between two factions marching […]

Faulty breast implants: French court upholds 4-year sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:50

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — A French appeals court on Monday upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women worldwide from 2001 to 2010. The appeals court in the southern town of Aix-en-Provence found Jean-Claude Mas, 76, the founder and former owner of […]

Cliffhangers, wigs and dangling plotlines: The next-to-last episode of ‘The Good Wife’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:39

In the penultimate “Good Wife” episode, Peter Florrick’s trial is underway and it doesn’t look good. We learned at least one major bombshell (spoiler alert!), the office gets a really unexpected make-over, and the writers teased the will-they-or-won’t-get-together plotline just a little further. Also, there was a new wig! Tricia: The Wig looked good last […]

Seahawks GM John Schneider: No one will wear No. 24 this season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:33

In an interview Monday on ESPN 710 Seattle, Seahawks general manager John Schneider said he told Marshawn Lynch no one will wear his No. 24 this season.

Police: Woman arrested; called man’s phone over 300 times

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:19

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman has been charged with harassment after police say she called a man’s cellphone more than 300 times in one day. Milford police say Kourtney R. Furber of Felton is charged with one count of harassment stemming from an incident last month. Sgt. Dwight Young says officers were contacted […]

Bear found in Colorado apartment more scared than scary

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:13

AVON, Colo. (AP) — A bear caught rummaging through a refrigerator in an apartment in Colorado’s mountains turned out to be more scared than scary. Firefighters say the black bear may have gotten into the Avon apartment through an open window or door early Saturday morning. The resident locked himself in his bedroom and called […]

French far right party punishes Jean-Marie Le Pen’s allies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:07

PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen’s far right National Front has punished two leading party figures for attending a Paris rally led by her father. The party announced Monday that Bruno Gollnisch and Marie-Christine Arnautu were removed from the anti-immigration party’s decision-making political bureau because of their “unacceptable” participation in an event led by people […]

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:06

May 1, 2016 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Armeni Ramp 32 84 0 0 0 0 0 • Cabezon (2) • Flatfish-general (62) • Lingcod (7) Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 • Lingcod (3) Mukilteo Lighthouse Park (State Park Public Ramp) […]

Country stars plan to continue playing in North Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:03

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and other artists plan to skip North Carolina performances as part of a musicians’ boycott over a new law that limits protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, but several stars at Sunday’s American Country Countdown Awards said they plan to stand by their […]

‘The King and I’ welcome 2 new leads — on the same night

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:00

NEW YORK (AP) — Marin Mazzie found herself last Friday wearing a lilac ball gown hoop skirt and a determined expression. She was waiting to go onstage for the top of Act 2 of the lavish Broadway production of “The King and I” at Lincoln Center. This was her first and only rehearsal of the […]

Turkey: Islamic State behind attack that killed 2 policemen

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:49

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s interior minister says a car bombing that killed two police officers and wounded 22 other people in the southern city of Gaziantep, near Syria, was carried out by militants linked to the Islamic State group. Minister Efkan Ala told reporters on Monday that up to 50 people were detained for […]

Police: Man broke into store so he could see jailed brother

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:49

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey’s capital city say a man told them he broke into a business because he wanted to see his brother in jail. The robbery in Trenton was discovered around 4:20 a.m. Saturday. Authorities say the business’ glass front door had been smashed. Officers say they found 24-year-old Jose […]

Collmus will keep calling big horse races for NBC

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:42

NEW YORK (AP) — His voice already belongs to history, and now Larry Collmus has another five years to see if he gets to call another Triple Crown. NBC Sports recently signed the race caller to a five-year contract extension. Financial terms were not available. Collmus joined NBC in 2011. It was his voice millions […]

Orlando cops on leave during fatal shooting investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:39

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police officers in Orlando, Florida, are being put on customary administrative leave while authorities investigate the fatal shooting of a man carrying an imitation firearm. The leave is noted in a police report about Sunday’s fatal shooting of 25-year-old Charlin Charles. According to the report, officers repeatedly told Charles to put […]

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle’s $15 minimum wage

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:36

The justices made no comment in refusing to hear a challenge from five franchises and the International Franchise Association.