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Feud over artistic independence threatens Asian film fest

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 13 min ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The future of Asia’s largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as local filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference. Officials of the Busan International Film Festival say the feud between organizers and the host city Busan, its largest financial sponsor, started two […]

1st probate hearing set for Prince’s estate

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 17 min ago

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys are tackling the complicated job of dividing up Prince’s estate. The first hearing is scheduled Monday in probate court in Carver County in suburban Minneapolis. Prince’s full sister, Tyka (TY’-kuh) Nelson, filed papers last week saying Prince had no known will. That means under Minnesota law his estate would be […]

Reckitt Benckiser Korea apologizes for deadly sterilizers

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 22 min ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser has apologized and accepted responsibility for selling deadly disinfectants that killed or injured about 180 people. Ata Safdar, head of the company’s Korean division, made the apology Monday. South Korea is investigating the deaths from mysterious lung ailments, which were discovered in 2011. Earlier […]

Air force copters douse massive forest fires in north India

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 35 min ago

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Massive forest fires are sweeping through the north Indian state of Uttarakhand and have killed at least seven people in recent weeks with no signs of abating. The Indian government joined state firefighters over the weekend in trying to douse the blaze. Air force helicopters were deployed Sunday to drop water […]

Sick-out by Detroit teachers prompts 43 school closures

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 46 min ago

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 […]

Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 53 min ago

NICKERSON, Neb. (AP) — Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs. Regional economic development officials thought it was […]

SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Will China build on disputed shoal?

Seattle Times Headlines - 18 hours 4 min ago

Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China’s recent construction of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago, complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols […]

Q&A: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis explained

Seattle Times Headlines - 18 hours 11 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico’s debt crisis has reached a new level, with the island’s governor saying Puerto Rico will not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments due by Monday. Island officials spent the weekend trying to negotiate a settlement that would have avoided the default. The development comes as Congress […]

French leader says all new subs will be built in Australia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:59

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A new fleet of French-designed Australian submarines will be built in Australia on time and within budget, the French prime minister said on Monday. Prime Minister Manuel Valls met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Monday, a week after Australia announced that DCNS, a French state majority-owned company, had been chosen […]

Trump’s NY co-chair has challenge of his own — from teenager

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:57

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two candidates inhabit Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino’s universe these days. The first is Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner whose campaign Paladino is co-chairing at home in New York. The other is Austin Harig, a teenager from south Buffalo who is running against Paladino for his seat on the Buffalo school […]

Kim Little leads Reign FC to home victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:52

Kim Little scored, leading the Reign to a 1-0 victory over visiting FC Kansas City in a National Women’s Soccer League match.

Outrage over college’s plans to sell political memorabilia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:27

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of America’s largest troves of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block, spurring protests from some who do not want to see it divided up and sold to private collectors. The University of Hartford plans to hire an auction house and sell off more than 70,000 items, […]

AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:25

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala’s highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher. Instead, the 16-year-old spends most days alone in […]

AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:23

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala’s highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher. Instead, the 16-year-old spends most days alone in […]

Washington men place fourth in Pac-12 golf

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:11

The Huskies finish at 23-over 1,443. Stanford won its third consecutive team title and Arizona State’s Jon Rahm was the individual winner.

Trump pounces on Heidi Cruz’s ‘immigrant’ flub

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:07

The Cruz campaign quickly clarified that Heidi Cruz meant to say that her husband’s father is an immigrant, a point Ted Cruz often makes when asked how he can win Latino votes.

Puerto Rico won’t make $370 million in debt payments Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:05

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico’s government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory’s spiraling public debt crisis. Garcia said Sunday that he had issued an executive order suspending […]

Boy, 6, missing near Big Four Ice Caves

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:04

Search crews are looking for a 6-year-old boy reported missing near the Big Four Ice Caves near Verlot in Snohomish County.

Asian markets start week lower. Tokyo slumps 3.6 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:03

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors displayed their disappointment over the lack of further stimulus from Japan’s central bank. The surge in the Japanese yen and a bleak outcome from a monthly factory managers’ survey did little to lighten the gloom. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 slumped 3.5 percent […]

Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan share in Daytime Emmy award

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:52

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The team of Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan is going out on top with Emmy gold. The “Live with Kelly and Michael” duo won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show host on Sunday. The award capped a tumultuous two weeks that began with Strahan’s announced departure for “Good […]