Seattle Times Headlines

21 in region are finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 2 min ago

Entrepreneurs from 21 companies across the Northwest are finalists in Ernst & Young’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the region for 2016.

Schedule, opponent turns postseason into grinding challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 33 min ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have settled into quite a rhythm in the postseason. Game, off day. Rinse and repeat now for three weeks and counting. That’s what happens after pushing — and winning — a first-round series in seven games. The Predators will play their 11th game in 21 days Thursday night […]

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 39 min ago

RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation. A building that housed a pool hall and ice cream shops — reduced to rubble. A row […]

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower after uneven US data

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 41 min ago

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted lower in holiday-thinned trade Thursday after some uneven economic data sent investors into a holding pattern. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped 0.3 percent to 20,474.28 while the Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China was nearly flat at 2,992.41. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 crept up less than […]

With Lowry faltering, Dragic flourishing, Heat seek 2-0 lead

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 44 min ago

It took the Toronto Raptors 15 years to get this far again, and Kyle Lowry knows they won’t go further if he doesn’t play better. The Raptors need Lowry to play the way Goran Dragic is. “I know the pressure I put on myself. I know we won’t advance if I don’t play better,” Lowry […]

Clock starts for voters to reject new California tobacco age

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 49 min ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November. Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on Wednesday means, beginning June 9, it will be a crime in California […]

Navajos shocked as details of kidnapping death emerge

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 54 min ago

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl. Hours had passed since the man had talked the girl and her brother into his van while they were […]

Plunder complaint filed against presidential front runner

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 9 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator has filed a corruption complaint against the front runner in the country’s presidential race, alleging he charged salaries for 11,000 non-existent government employees. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV filed the complaint Thursday against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte before the Ombudsman, days after he released leaked documents purportedly showing […]

Kansas City streetcars making comeback after 6-decade hiatus

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 20 min ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation’s largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district — a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of downtown development. A 2.2-mile starter line from […]

South Korea’s latest online celebrities: Stray cats eating

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 21 min ago

JANGSEONG, South Korea (AP) — The stars of the latest online trend in South Korea stay out of sight most of the day. Viewers don’t seem to mind waiting for hours while nothing happens. When the stray cats finally come to eat the food left out for them, people watching online sit enraptured by their […]

Wednesday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 33 min ago

Lexi Blackburn hit a grand slam and Lisa Nelson batted 3-for-4 with six RBI as Juanita stormed past Bellevue. Nelson also earned the win for the Rebels on the mound, allowing just a single hit while striking out eight.

MTA: 1 ½-year or 3-year shutdown for L train repairs

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 59 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn’s hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City’s commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans for repairing damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which […]

Foreign investors in fizzled development at wit’s end

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:51

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in northern Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project’s developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars of investors’ money in […]

World Video Game Hall of Fame prepares to induct 2016 class

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:40

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Last year, “Super Mario Bros.” and “Pong” were among the first inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. On Thursday, the class of 2016 will be revealed. The Strong museum in Rochester opened the hall in 2015 to pay homage to all electronic games — arcade, console, computer, handheld […]

Court to hear forced medication appeal in doctor murder case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:33

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician can be forcibly medicated to render him competent to stand trial. A prosecutor and a public defender for Lishan Wang are set to go before the court Thursday. A trial court judge last […]

Boog Powell powers Tacoma past Salt Lake

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:27

Powell homers and hits a two-run double to account for all Tacoma runs in a 3-1 victory over the Bees.

Garfield High choir teacher placed on leave

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:07

Though a judge ruled she should get her job back, Garfield choir teacher Carol Burton has yet to return to school after being fired over a field-trip incident last year.

Consumer watchdog proposes ban on some arbitration clauses

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:06

NEW YORK (AP) — If government regulators get their way, it’s going to become a lot easier to sue your bank. By and large, U.S. bank customers have signed away their right to sue their bank in court, often without being aware of it. Buried in the fine print of credit card agreements, mortgages, insurance […]

Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:59

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake. A group of Ecuadorean activists in Los Angeles on Wednesday joined similar calls by Democratic lawmakers after an April […]

Trump: What he’d do in first 100 days if he wins election

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:37

By the 100-day mark of his administration, a wall with Mexico would be designed and Muslim immigration banned, Donald Trump said.