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Snapchat trying to remake its image by giving back to LA neighbors

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:00

Giving back has long been an issue in tech companies’ relationship with their communities. Facing some pushback from its Venice, Calif., neighbors, Snapchat jumped at a chance to help out.

Swapping shifts with Shyft mobile app

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:00

The Seattle startup tries to lift a burden a lot of workers carry these days: swapping shifts. Its mobile app is intended to replace more cumbersome methods.

Sick-out by Detroit teachers prompts 43 school closures

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:25

DETROIT (AP) — More than 40 Detroit Public Schools will be closed Monday, the district said, after the teachers union urged members to call in sick in a protest over funding issues. The move by the Detroit Federation of Teachers was announced at a press conference Sunday. It comes a day after the district’s transition […]

Hundreds rally, march in Seattle for labor, immigration reforms

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:07

Hundreds took to the streets Sunday for the annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights.

Arena vote comes after pressure from mayor, abrupt shift by city leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:47

City Council members initially opposed Monday’s vote on giving up a street for a proposed Sodo arena until Seattle Mayor Ed Murray stepped in, sources say.

Mariners left fielder Seth Smith starts May as strong as he finished April

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:47

Smith goes 2 for 3 in loss and scores Seattle’s only run. He raised his batting average to a team-best .317.

The Donald Trump of Philippines? Brash mayor leads presidential race

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:45

Despite almost daily new outrages over suggestions of killing opponents and participating in rape, opinion surveys show presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte leads among voters across all social classes in the Philippines presidential race.

From best picks to the puzzlers, reviewing the Seahawks’ draft selections

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:37

Most draft analysts gave the Seahawks high marks for their picks, which included trading up twice and choosing three running backs.

Hiker found dead after fall in Alaska’s Denali National Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:37

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) — A hiker has been found dead in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, and authorities believe he fell and suffered a fatal head injury. The National Park Service says a ground team found the body of 24-year-old Michael Purdy of Portland, Oregon, on Sunday near the north […]

The Latest: Elephants give final Ringling Bros. performance

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:35

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Elephants have delivered their final performance for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson closed Sunday’s performance in Providence, Rhode Island, by calling the […]

Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday. The department filed suit April 6 to block the merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes. It claims the transaction would unlawfully eliminate significant competition in almost two dozen markets crucial […]

Nooksacks sack judge after she ruled against tribal council

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:21

Days after Nooksack Judge Susan Alexander ruled against the tribal council, she was fired.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:21

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. AGAINST LONG ODDS, US PUSHES TO RENEW SYRIAN CEASE-FIRE At stake are thousands of lives and the fate of a feeble peace process essential to the fight against the Islamic State group. 2. WHY PROTESTS IN BAGHDAD […]

EPA under fire for money to ‘anti-farmer’ campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:15

Recent advertisements, splashed across billboards, buses and radio waves, have taken a pointed approach to discussing the link between farms and water pollution. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for its indirect funding of the campaign.

Breaking down the Seahawks’ reported undrafted free agents

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 08:57

Here's a recap of the undrafted free agents who have been reported to have signed with the Seahawks.

Plane in fatal crash belonged to Vegas stunt-flying company

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 08:52

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A single-engine plane that crashed and killed two people was owned by a Las Vegas-area tourism company that lets customers feel what it’s like to be a fighter pilot. Henderson, Nevada, airport spokeswoman Linda Healey told the Las Vegas Sun (http://bit.ly/1QL7EoH) on Sunday that the aircraft belonged to Sky Combat Ace. […]

Firefighters battle huge fire at New York City church

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 08:04

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters are battling a huge fire at a historic church in New York City. Authorities say no serious juries have been reported in the blaze that broke out early Sunday evening at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in Manhattan. Parts of the roof collapsed and smoke billowed from the […]

Oklahoma City still embarrassed by lopsided loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 07:48

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder were still embarrassed, shocked, frustrated and angry the morning after a horrendous loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their series opener. “All the negative ones you can think of,” Oklahoma City center Stephen Adams said of the collective mood. “That’s exactly what the whole team’s feeling, […]

Mariners can’t complete sweep of Royals

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 07:39

Royals’ small ball helps salvage final game of series with 4-1 victory as Royals hand Taijuan Walker his first loss of the season.