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FBI says authorities have arrested a man in the abduction and death of an 11-year-old Navajo girl in northwestern New Mexico.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:08

WATERFLOW , N.M. (AP) — FBI says authorities have arrested a man in the abduction and death of an 11-year-old Navajo girl in northwestern New Mexico.

Boeing’s historic tax break from state even bigger than thought

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:07

The numbers are in for the first two years of Boeing’s big tax break from the state. And so far they are blowing the lid off even the historic cost estimates made at the time.

Mexican officials searching for missing Seattle woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:07

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say they are searching for a Seattle woman who disappeared while backpacking in southern Mexico. Authorities in the state of Oaxaca have issued an alert for information on Jenney Chen, saying she was last heard from around April 11. They say she had been hitchhiking and was headed to […]

Sport fishermen protesting in La Conner on Wednesday as tribal gill-net salmon fishery gets underway

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:06

Despite what is regarded as an unprecedented salmon fishing closure in all of Puget Sound by sport, tribal and non-tribal commercial fishermen, it appears the Swinomish Tribe has gotten approval to conduct a nine-day gill-net fishery directed at spring chinook on the Skagit River and Skagit Bay. The 25 boat Swinomish Tribal gill-net chinook salmon […]

Mariners at A’s: Follow live as Seattle looks to for sixth straight series win

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:42

Follow along live as HIsashi Iwakuma and the Mariners go for a sixth straight series win, as they take on Sonny Gray and the Oakland A's.

LEADING OFF: King Felix aims for top; Trout shatters slump

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:31

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Wednesday: ___ HEAVENLY HITTING Remember when Mike Trout opened the season with a 5-for-27 slump, hitting an un-MVP like .185? Well the Los Angeles Angels’ slugger has been on a tear ever since, hitting .386 over his next 18 games. The Angels wrap up a three-game […]

Contractors test to see whether Roosevelt sinkhole is spreading

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:31

Contractors are trying to learn whether a large sinkhole is spreading, south of the future light-rail station in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood.

Sanders wins Democratic presidential primary in Indiana

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:26

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential primary in Indiana, scoring a late primary season victory over front-runner Hillary Clinton.

NerdWallet tries to steer borrowers clear of payday loans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:05

A new guide on the website NerdWallet hopes to redirect as many people as possible away from the sky-high interest rates of payday loans and toward nonprofit lenders or organizations that offer short-term assistance.

UN needs $80 million for schools for Palestinian refugees

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:03

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says he hopes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure 500,000 boys and girls can start the next school term on time in August. Pierre Krahenbuhl told a news conference Tuesday that the […]

Prime minister says Australia to have July 2 election

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:00

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians will go to the polls in early July after the prime minister said Wednesday that he was calling an early election. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would go to Governor-General Peter Cosgrove before the constitutional deadline of Wednesday next week to lock in the July 2 date and officially […]

Prime minister says Australia will have an election on July 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:57

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime minister says Australia will have an election on July 2.

Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:48

Sen. Ted Cruz, the conservative tea party firebrand who tried to cast himself as the only viable alternative to Trump, ended his campaign Tuesday after a stinging defeat in Indiana's Republican primary.

Take 2: My cock-eyed soccer field and teacher appreciation, a few years too late

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:45

Twenty-five years later, the author's recall of long-forgotten high-school math saves the day and allows him to turn a parallelogram into a rectangular field for kids soccer.

Cruz exits Republican race for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:38

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz is ending his campaign for president, putting Donald Trump on a glide path to claim the Republican Party’s nomination. The conservative firebrand and Texas senator had tried to cast himself as the only viable alternative to the billionaire businessman. But his campaign said he was to announce his decision to […]

On going the distance, he’ll punt

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:35

Tom Hackett, former Utah All-American, says he decided to be a punter because “I’m fat and I don’t like running very far.”

Mariners minor league report: Adrian Sampson’s strong outing leads Tacoma to a 6-1 win

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:31

Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.

Woman found dead at Texas church had wounds to head, chest

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:26

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a fitness instructor found dead at a North Texas church had multiple puncture wounds to her head and chest when her body was found. According to a search warrant affidavit obtained Tuesday by KXAS-TV (http://bit.ly/1W5VNJD ) of Fort Worth and Dallas, the wounds on the body of Terri “Missy” […]

NTSB: pilot’s inability to fly in clouds caused deadly crash in North Cascades

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:25

A small airplane that crashed into the Cascade Mountains last July was caused by the pilot’s decision to fly during bad weather despite knowing that he was not trained to fly in the clouds, investigators say.

Seattle composer and pianist Wayne Horvitz wins major award

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:24

The $275,000 award is not tied to any specific project.