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Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 4 min ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special war crimes court in Bangladesh has sentenced four men to death for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971. The ruling Tuesday is likely to aggravate the divide between moderates and extremists in the Sunni-majority nation, which is grappling with a wave […]

BMW sees higher net profit on strong Europe, Asia sales

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 10 min ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Luxury automaker BMW says net profit rose 8.2 percent in the first quarter as the company saw strong sales in key markets in Europe and Asia. Profit rose to 1.64 billion euros ($1.88 billion) from 1.52 billion euros a year earlier. The figure was short of the consensus estimate for 1.68 […]

Cambodia bars cars near Angkor Wat temple

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 11 min ago

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The main road alongside Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple is now off-limits to cars as authorities seek to ease traffic jams at the site that draws 2.1 million tourists a year. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the measure on his Facebook page Tuesday. The new rule applies to a […]

EU forecasts only modest growth amid global uncertainty

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 12 min ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union forecasts that economic growth is likely to remain moderate in the 19 countries that share the euro in the near future in the face of a likely rise in the price of oil and the common currency. Although the eurozone economy in the first quarter regained the size it […]

Philippines to discuss lease of Japan surveillance planes

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 44 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief says his government has agreed in principle to lease five Japanese surveillance planes to be used in patrolling disputed areas of the South China Sea and in search-and-rescue missions during disasters. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Tuesday he plans to discuss with his Japanese counterpart the terms […]

Deputy shoots man who was waving gun in South Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 56 min ago

TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating after a deputy shot a man authorities say was waving a gun in Greenville County. Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jennings Autrey tells news outlets deputies responded to a report of a suspect waving a gun Monday night near a Wal-Mart in Taylors. […]

Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 59 min ago

BANGKOK (AP) — Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City’s fans, at least the ones in Thailand. After all, it was the chief monk of that temple who some months ago had predicted that the team, which was a 5,000-1 […]

Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 25 min ago

BANGKOK (AP) — Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City’s fans, at least the ones in Thailand. After all, it was the chief monk of that temple who some months ago had predicted that the team, a 5,000-1 outsider at […]

Syrian media say rebel shelling in city of Aleppo kills 7

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 30 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media say new rebel shelling of government-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo has killed at least seven people and wounded 35. Syrian TV says the shells hit several neighborhoods during morning rush hour in contested Aleppo, which has been the center of violence in recent weeks. Tuesday’s attack […]

Tens of thousands Shiite pilgrims converge on Baghdad shrine

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 39 min ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of Shiite pilgrims are converging on a golden-domed Shiite shrine in Baghdad to commemorate the anniversary of the death of a revered imam. Some of the pilgrims in the Iraqi capital’s northern neighborhood of Kadhimiyah, where the 8th century Imam Moussa al-Kadhim is buried, are pounding their chests in […]

Judge agrees to move trial for dad in toddler hot SUV death

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 46 min ago

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Acknowledging the intense and extensive media coverage of the case of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die, the judge decided it would be wise to move the trial away from the county where the boy died. Questionnaires filled out by potential […]

Islanders look to bounce back in Game 3 against Lightning

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 49 min ago

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders know there are several areas they need to improve to avoid falling behind in their second-round series against Tampa Bay. They need to find a way to beat the Lightning’s defensive pressure, step up their passing and just be more aggressive. Returning home after the loss in […]

Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 57 min ago

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy turned country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, “Achy Breaky Heart.” And nearly 20,000 supporters attended a riverfront re-election rally, dozens collapsing from […]

Viewer’s Guide: Cruz, Sanders fight inevitable in Indiana

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 59 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are all-in for Indiana as they try to stave off the growing aura of inevitability surrounding their opponents. But Donald Trump says his general election race against Hillary Clinton has “sort of already started.” Clinton may not say as much, but she largely agrees. On what could […]

Solar plane arrives in Arizona on latest leg of global trip

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 2 min ago

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — An airplane powered only by sunlight has arrived in a Phoenix suburb after completing the latest leg of its global trip. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed shortly before 9 p.m. PDT Monday at Phoenix Goodyear Airport after a 16-hour flight from Mountain View, California, south of San Francisco. It began […]

Ted Cruz desperately seeks to stop Donald Trump in Indiana

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 3 min ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz faces a high-stakes test for his slumping presidential campaign in Tuesday’s Indiana primary, one of the last opportunities for the Texas senator to halt Donald Trump’s stunning march toward the GOP nomination. Cruz has spent the past week camped out in Indiana, securing the support of the state’s governor […]

Fingernails spotted in trash led to arrest of alleged killer

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 7 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A serial killer preying on vulnerable young black women on the rough streets of south Los Angeles eluded police for two decades until someone rifling through a dumpster in 2007 noticed red fingernails poking out of a garbage bag. Inside was the body of Janecia Peters that provided clues connecting her […]

Deadline arrives for Georgia governor on campus guns bill

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 11 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor must make a decision about legislation allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in the state. Tuesday marks the deadline for Gov. Nathan Deal to either sign or veto the measure. He told reporters Monday that he won’t simply allow it to become effective without his signature, which is permitted under […]

Asian stocks mostly higher following US lead

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 16 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly up Tuesday, with Australia’s S&P ASX 200 index making solid gains after the Australian central bank cut interest rates and following the rise in U.S. stock indexes, recovering some of last week’s steep declines. KEEPING SCORE: Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 2.1 percent to 5,353.80 after the Reserve […]

Quotations in the News

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 17 min ago

“Honestly, if we win Indiana, it’s over. It’s over. They’re finished. They’re gone.” — Donald Trump, who has a commanding lead over rival Ted Cruz before Tuesday’s Republican primary in the Midwestern state. ___ “Millions of Americans are praying for this state. The entire country is depending on the state of Indiana to pull us […]