Seattle Times Headlines

Clinton backers ‘feel the Bern’ of angry Sanders supporters

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:37

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. But in the year of the angry voter, not even an administrative assistant from Elk River, Minnesota, can escape the outrage. “Some of the (phone and email) messages […]

Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:24

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should remain sovereign Israeli territory. But following tough international criticism, Israeli officials have begun to backtrack, saying that a 1981 decision to apply Israeli law […]

Tacoma police seek SUV driver in deadly hit and-run

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:16

Tacoma police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a motorcyclist.

1st funeral held for victims of Ohio slayings that killed 8

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:50

SOUTH SHORE, Ky. (AP) — Amid extra security, a funeral has been held for one of eight people shot in rural southern Ohio in what authorities describe as a cold-blooded massacre targeting one family. The gathering Thursday in South Shore, Kentucky, for 38-year-old Gary Rhoden is the first of three planned funerals for the victims. […]

Johnson & Johnson hikes dividend at shareholders meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:50

Health care giant Johnson & Johnson is increasing its dividend for the 54th consecutive year, news that cheered shareholders at a low-key annual meeting Thursday. CEO Alex Gorsky said the quarterly dividend will rise by 5 cents to 80 cents, “in recognition of our 2015 results, strong financial position and confidence in” J&J’s future. Meanwhile, […]

Katy Perry to headline glitzy amfAR event during Cannes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:45

NEW YORK (AP) — Katy Perry will be lighting up the French Rivera like fireworks next month: The singer will perform at amfAR’s annual “Cinema Against AIDS” event, the glitzy A-list fundraiser held annually during the Cannes Film Festival. The fundraiser, which takes place just outside of Cannes in Antibes, France, will again feature Sharon […]

About 16 military disciplines in Afghanistan hospital attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:42

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official says that about 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people. U.S. officials say that the service members received administrative punishments, and no criminal charges were […]

Kenya: Large pyres set up for massive burn of ivory

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:41

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities have built towering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant tusks that will be burned on Saturday, in what wildlife officials believe will be the largest single destruction of ivory in history. In front of the tusks are illegal ornaments made from ivory, such as a Chinese warrior […]

Police chief: No apparent warning before Wisconsin man shot

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:40

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin police chief says a dashcam video appears to show that officers who fatally shot an armed hostage in December gave no warning before they fired outside of a motorcycle shop. Neenah Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson commented Thursday on the video, which was obtained and published online by the USA […]

Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park in Utah

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:37

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials at Utah’s Arches National Park are investigating large graffiti so deeply carved into one of the park’s famous red rock arches that it might be impossible to erase. Park Superintendent Kate Cannon says the carvings discovered last week span 5 or 6 feet on Frame Arch and include names […]

Homeownership continued fall in first quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:34

If you were hoping the homeownership rate had stabilized, sorry. The latest drop is statistically small but keeps this measure of "the American Dream" near a decades-low level.

UK police charge 3 with terrorism offenses in Birmingham

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:33

LONDON (AP) — British police have charged two men and a woman from Birmingham with terrorism-related offenses in a probe that began after the extremist attacks on Paris and Brussels. West Midlands Police said Thursday the three have been charged with a variety of offenses. They are Mohammed Ali Ahmed, 26, Zakaria Boufassil, 26, and […]

Alec Baldwin to host revived ‘Match Game’ on ABC this summer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:29

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s going to be fun and games for Alec Baldwin as he joins Steve Harvey and Michael Strahan for ABC’s summer prime-time game-show block. ABC announced Thursday that Baldwin will be quizmaster for a revival of “Match Game.” First aired a half-century ago, it’s a panel game show that features two […]

Federal prosecutors: 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested in marriage fraud conspiracy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors: 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested in marriage fraud conspiracy .

Oregon police officer injured in shooting after traffic crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:45

An Oregon police officer and a suspect were injured during an exchange of gunfire that followed a late-night traffic crash

Police: Katt Williams charged with battery in Georgia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:36

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say they arrested comedian and actor Katt Williams just outside Atlanta after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager. East Point police Capt. Cliff Chandler says officers responded to a call of a fight at Spondivits restaurant a little after 10 p.m. Wednesday. Chandler says the restaurant manager had […]

Warrants served in probe stemming from San Bernardino attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:35

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have served warrants at two Southern California locations in connection with the December attack that killed 14 people in San Bernardino. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed Thursday that warrants were served in the cities of Corona and Ontario. She says it’s an investigation stemming […]

Plea hearing set for TV pundit who claimed CIA ties

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:32

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former cable news pundit who appeared on Fox News claiming to be a CIA officer is set to plead guilty to federal criminal charges. A change of plea hearing is scheduled Friday for Wayne Simmons of Annapolis, Maryland. He was charged last year in federal court in Alexandria with fraud […]

A 190-year-old score, written in Prague and locked in a wooden box, gets its world premiere

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:30

This week, a score composed 200 years ago by a Prague pharmacist and hidden away in a wooden box, is finally getting its world premiere — and the pharmacist’s descendants, local musicians who’ve become internationally renowned, made it happen.

Israel rejects French peace effort proposal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:25

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has rejected a French initiative aimed at restarting peace efforts with the Palestinians, saying direct negotiations are the best way to reach a final agreement between the sides. Paris is to host an international meeting in May of 20 countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to discuss the peace process. […]