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Beyonce goes from ‘Lemonade’ to watermelon water

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 9 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — WTRMLN WTR, a startup beverage company that makes cold-pressed watermelon juice, announced Tuesday that Beyonce has joined as an investor. Co-founder and creative director Jody Levy said in a statement that the entertainment icon, whose latest album is “Lemonade,” is “aligned with many of our company’s core values, especially our commitment […]

EU to move on ending visas for Turkish citizens

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 10 min ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is poised for a big step Wednesday toward ending visa requirements for Turkish citizens as a widely criticized deal to get Turkey to stop migrants entering the EU gathers pace. The EU’s executive Commission is expected to invite member states and lawmakers to vote before the end of June […]

Backhoe hit by train west of Welsh, driver injured

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 10 min ago

WELSH, La. (AP) — State police say a Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury employee received minor injuries when an Amtrak train struck the backhoe he was driving, just west of Welsh. Sgt. James Anderson tells the American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb) the unidentified employee was preparing to cross the railroad tracks about 1:20 p.m. Monday when the […]

Senator alarmed by Philippine candidate’s plan on guerrillas

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 52 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator has expressed alarm over a presidential front-runner’s plan to allow communist guerrillas to participate in government if he wins, saying this would cause rumblings within the military. In his latest controversial remark, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte told reporters his administration could be an all-inclusive one where communist guerrillas can […]

Gang rape, murder of Indonesian girl sparks call for reform

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 58 min ago

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men has reignited calls in Indonesia for a sexual violence law that is languishing in Parliament to be enacted. The attack on the girl in Bengkulu province in western Indonesia occurred April 2 and went largely unnoticed at a national level […]

Turkish columnist on trial on World Press Freedom Day

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 58 min ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish columnist has appeared in court on World Press Freedom Day, accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Murat Belge, an academic who writes for Taraf newspaper, faces four years in prison if found guilty of insulting the Turkish leader in a column suggesting that Erdogan reignited a conflict against Kurdish […]

MTV: ‘Catfish’ participant Ashley Sawyer dies at 23

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 4 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says Ashley Sawyer, who appeared in a 2013 episode of the network’s reality show, “Catfish,” has died at 23. MTV News reports Sawyer died over the weekend in Alabama. The cause of death isn’t known. “Catfish” is a series about online scams. The episode that featured Sawyer shows her meeting […]

CVS Health tops Street 1Q forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 17 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Specialty drugs and retail expansions boosted CVS Health’s first-quarter revenue by 18.9 percent, helping to offset higher costs and push results above Wall Street expectations. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain also confirmed its full-year profit outlook, though second-quarter forecasts fall short of expectations. First-quarter profit fell 6.1 percent during the period […]

Kosovo elected as UEFA member in 28-24 vote

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 20 min ago

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Kosovo was given UEFA membership Tuesday, and could now be fast-tracked into FIFA and the 2018 World Cup qualifying program. UEFA’s member federations voted 28-24 to accept the former province of Serbia, which led the opposition. Two votes were declared invalid. The UEFA congress also elected Florence Hardouin, the French soccer […]

Pfizer tops Street 1Q forecasts on higher sales, lower taxes

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 25 min ago

Pfizer easily beat Wall Street expectations for the first quarter as the biggest U.S. drugmaker’s net income jumped 27 percent due to higher sales and a lower tax bill. The company raised its 2016 financial forecasts, citing its strong operational performance in the quarter and an improved business outlook. Its shares surged almost 3 percent […]

PHOTOS: Leicester joins pantheon of major sporting upsets

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 35 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Leicester’s achievement of winning the Premier League title is one of the most unlikely of sporting achievements and stands in comparison with some of the great upsets in sports history. The prospect of Leicester being champion was something few predicted a year ago when the team was scrapping to avoid relegation from […]

Big-data company Maana snares $26 million in funding

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 41 min ago

The company sorts through huge amounts of data and finds ways to put information into “knowledge graphs” that help clients visualize the results.

Kate Upton announces engagement to Tigers’ Justin Verlander

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 42 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Upton has announced her engagement to baseball star Justin Verlander. The 23-year-old supermodel and actress took to the red carpet at last night’s Met Gala in New York City to show off her ring. She tells E! News that the 33-year-old Detroit Tigers pitcher asked her just before the baseball […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 49 min ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT TED CRUZ FACES IN MIDWESTERN PRIMARY It’s a high-stakes test for the Texas senator’s slumping presidential campaign in Indiana, one of the last opportunities for him to halt Trump’s stunning march toward the GOP nomination. 2. […]

Reality ‘difficult to face’ after crash kills mom’s 4 kids

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 52 min ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a 33-year-old Florida woman who lost four of her five children in a crash on Interstate 95 says her daughter is “devastated” and “feels completely empty.” The Florida Highway Patrol says the Saturday night crash in Palm Beach County was caused by a separated tire on […]

German Jews divided over fears of 1 million Muslim newcomers

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 1 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — When the leader of Germany’s Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist — and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel. The student, Armin Langer, was […]

Phelps skipping Atlanta meet while awaiting birth of child

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 4 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week. Organizers of Atlanta Classic say they received word from Phelps that he would not be competing. The meet is set for May 13-15 at Georgia Tech’s aquatic center, site of the […]

Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 9 min ago

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly all Detroit public schools are closed as mass teacher sick-outs over pay roll into a second day. The district released a list of 90 closed schools as of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Detroit Federation of Teachers president Ivy Bailey said in an email Monday night that educators are not expected to show […]

Profits sagged at Swiss bank UBS as clients held back

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 20 min ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Swiss bank UBS Group AG says first-quarter profits dropped as turbulent markets and global economic and political uncertainty deterred clients from doing business. Net profit fell to 707 million Swiss francs ($749 million) from 1.98 billion francs in the year-earlier quarter. The bank said market swings and geopolitical uncertainty resulted in […]

2 detained after Dalit law student raped, murdered in India

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 21 min ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police have detained two suspects for questioning in the rape and murder of a law student whose body was found mutilated in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The case has drawn comparisons to the deadly 2012 gang rape of a university student on a New Delhi bus that sparked widespread […]