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Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 17:49

PHOENIX (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 […]

CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 17:46

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it was a brief homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate. Fiorina grew up in the Bay Area and became chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard there before plunging into politics […]

Thousands march in Moscow’s Red Square for May Day rally

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 17:19

Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events: RUSSIA Tens of thousands of people marched across Moscow’s Red Square on a sunny Sunday morning in a pro-Kremlin workers’ rally. The protesters were carrying the Russian tricolor and balloons. As is […]

Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 17:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with “Obama out” and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered. Obama’s performance Saturday night proved he hasn’t lost a step. “If this material works well, I’m going to use […]

Orthodox Christians across the world celebrate Easter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 16:44

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Across the world, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a special Easter midnight Mass in Moscow. In Greece, the faithful attended Easter Mass holding candles lit with “Holy Fire” from the Church of […]

Nadal looks to keep momentum at Madrid Masters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 16:35

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal arrives at the Madrid Masters with a chance to erase doubts about his form going into Roland Garros. The former No. 1-ranked player has been playing well again and is coming off two straight titles, and another win at his home Masters, which will feature all the top-ranked players, would […]

Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 16:28

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels Airport is reopening its departure hall for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks on March 22. The airport had already resumed some flights but passengers had been using a temporary check-in tent because of extensive damage to the departure hall from the twin suicide bombings that killed 16 […]

Albania hopes to lure tourists with Communist nuclear bunker

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 16:28

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Who doesn’t want to see a formerly top-secret Communist nuclear bunker? A facility that was designed to keep Albania running after a nuclear attack is the latest relic of the country’s dark Communist past that is being reinvented as a modern tourist attraction. In its swords-to-ploughshares drive, the Socialist government has […]

Palestinians blast Eurovision Song Contest’s flag policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 16:14

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian leaders are blasting the Eurovision Song Contest for preventing their flag from being flown during the event this month. Palestinian official Saeb Erekat voiced his dismay in a letter to Jean-Paul Philippot, the head of the European Broadcasting Union which oversees the yearly contest. In the letter, obtained by […]

Iran president welcomes parliamentary results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 16:04

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that President Hassan Rouhani has welcomed the success of the moderate-reformist bloc in parliamentary runoff elections. Speaking Sunday at a ceremony marking workers day, Rouhani congratulated voters for “choosing the best” in both Friday’s runoff elections and the original vote in February. The bloc fell […]

Philippine militants free 10 Indonesian hostages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 16:03

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military and police officials say Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian tugboat crewmen who were seized at sea in March and taken to a jungle encampment in the southern Philippines. Police Superintendent Junpikar Sitin says the Indonesians appeared well when he saw them Sunday before they were brought to […]

In London’s mayoral race, candidate rejects ‘extremism’ barb

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 15:51

LONDON (AP) — One is a bus driver’s son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire’s son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city’s next mayor. The contrast between Sadiq Khan of the Labour Party and Conservative candidate Zac […]

Iraq: PM orders arrest of protesters who attacked lawmakers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 15:45

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered authorities to arrest and bring to justice protesters who attacked security forces, lawmakers and damaged properties of state institutions after breaking into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone to protest delays in reform plans. Al-Abadi’s Sunday statement came a day after hundreds of angry anti-government followers […]

As chemical weapons stockpiles shrink, OPCW eyes new threats

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 15:43

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With about 92 percent of the world’s declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons […]

US Geological Survey records small earthquake in W. Kentucky

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 15:18

LA CENTER, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small earthquake in western Kentucky. The USGS says a preliminary magnitude 3.5 quake was recorded at 2:12 a.m. Sunday about 9 miles north-northwest of La Center — and about 39 miles west-northwest of Paducah. No reports of injuries or damage were immediately available. Geologists […]

Explosion in southern Turkey kills policeman, 13 wounded

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 15:17

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion Sunday near a police station in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed a policeman and injured 13 other people, an official said. Gov. Ali Yerlikaya of Gaziantep province said those injured in the blast at the entrance of the police station include at least nine policemen. The […]

Postgame video and notes: Mariners win fifth straight series behind Wade Miley’s shutout

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:15

Postgame notes and video from Wade Miley following the Mariners 6-0 win over the Royals on Saturday night.

More funerals ahead for victims in Ohio shooting massacre

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:10

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — The long goodbyes continued for eight members of a rural Ohio family killed more than a week ago with a funeral for a young mother as authorities remained silent in what they’ve said will be a lengthy investigation. Rhoden family members were shot in the head at four different homes near […]

Hit on Maatta and late shoves put Orpik under microscope

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:10

WASHINGTON (AP) — During their back-to-back Stanley Cup final runs in 2008 and 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew all about what Brooks Orpik can do. The rugged, bruising defenseman’s ability to play on the edge was a big part of the Penguins’ playoff success for a long time. With Orpik on the other side of […]

Thousands plan May 1 marches in US in heated election year

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 13:32

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands are expected to rally in cities across the United States on Sunday for immigrant and worker rights and against what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric. Events are planned in cities from New York to Los Angeles to call for better wages for workers, an end to deportations and […]