Seattle Times Headlines

Polls open in key runoff parliamentary election in Iran

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:24

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Polls have opened in Iran’s parliamentary runoff elections, a key vote to decide whether hard-liners or moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will control the legislature. Iranian state television reported polls opened at 8 a.m. Friday. They will remain open until at least 6 p.m., though election hours often get extended. […]

Proposed rule would delay questions about criminal history

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would prohibit federal agencies from asking certain job applicants questions about criminal and credit history until a conditional offer of employment has been made. The administration said that early inquiries about criminal history can unnecessarily narrow the pool of qualified candidates and make it […]

Ex-Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; influenced energy policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:02

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, died Thursday. He was 81. Burns died of natural causes at his home in Billings, Montana Republican Party Executive Director Jeff Essmann said. “He was […]

Meet OL Germain Ifedi, Seahawks’ first-round pick (No. 31) in NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:58

The Seahawks addressed their biggest need by selecting Texas A&M offensive lineman Germain Ifedi in the first round.

Former Bellevue star Myles Jack tumbles, falls out of first round of NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:53

The former Bellevue and UCLA star Myles Jack was not selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday as concerns about his right knee flared up.

Seahawks take Germain Ifedi with first-round pick in NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:45

The pick is the Seahawks’ first selection in the opening round since 2012, when they took linebacker Bruce Irvin.

How the NFC West fared in the first round of the NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:33

Times staff reporter Jayson Jenks breaks down the other NFC West teams’ first-round draft picks Thursday night.

Cubs’ Jake Arrieta wins 16th straight decision — not a no-hitter

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:28

The Chicago Cubs improved to 16-5, their best 21-game start since 1907.

Suit to require lawyers for children facing deportation will be heard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:26

Class-action lawsuit over rights of children facing deportation will go to trial, says judge

Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:17

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Thursday that it would stop trying to fix the satellite after determining that its two solar arrays had […]

Sanders’ big fundraising a windfall for consultants

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:11

By the end of March, the self-described democratic socialist senator from Vermont had spent nearly $166 million on his campaign, more than any other 2016 presidential contender.

Repeat shoplifter faces up to 12 years in DVD theft case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:56

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shoplifter faces up to 12 years in prison because of a Tennessee prosecutor’s aggressive new approach to repeat offenders. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1T74AES) reports that having been accused of stealing three DVDs from a Wal-Mart store, 40-year-old Nikia Bowens is charged with felony burglary, in addition to misdemeanor shoplifting […]

Reign FC’s Jessica Fishlock out 4-6 weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:42

The Seattle Reign midfielder suffered a tibia fracture in Sunday’s match at Boston.

Selfie-taking inmate was trying to have a good time in jail

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:34

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia jail officials are investigating an inmate’s use of a cellphone to take photos of himself and others inside a transport van and posting them online. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says the phone was confiscated before the inmates entered the Western Regional Jail. Twenty-seven-year-old […]

Laremy Tunsil’s slide in draft ends when Dolphins pick him

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:30

MIAMI (AP) — Tackle Laremy Tunsil’s surprising slide in the NFL draft ended with the 13th pick Thursday, where he was taken by the Miami Dolphins. Tunsil was once considered a potential No. 1 overall pick, but he fell after a bizarre video was posted on his Twitter account minutes before the start of the […]

Colorado considers universal health-care proposal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:25

The estimated $38 billion-a-year proposal, which will go before Colorado voters in November, will test whether people have an appetite for a new system that goes further than the Affordable Care Act. That

Boehner flap shows many in GOP still detest Cruz

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:11

The latest feud crystallized an overriding problem for Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign: Many people simply don’t like him.

Storm’s Crystal Langhorne welcomes addition of fellow post player Breanna Stewart

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:05

Stewart’s arrival and the expected ascension of Jewell Loyd, last year’s Rookie of the Year, is likely to reduce shots for Langhorne. If that happens, Langhorne isn’t complaining.