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Greek deputy resigns over reforms, majority unchanged

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:11

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker with Greece’s governing Syriza party has resigned after rejecting parts of a new austerity package in a weekend vote, in a move that doesn’t affect the government’s majority in parliament. Vassiliki Katrivanou voted against elements of the painful new creditor-demanded cutbacks and reforms in Sunday’s ballot in the 300-seat […]

Suspected rebels kill 2 policemen in Indian Kashmir attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:55

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Suspected rebels fired at police officers at two places in the main city of the Indian portion of Kashmir on Monday, killing two and wounding one, police said. In the first shooting, at least two militants on motorbike fired at close range on two policemen in the downtown Zadibal area of […]

Trying to get jump on Zika preparations with money in limbo

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need. With that financing in limbo, health officials are shifting resources and setting priorities — […]

Latino vote in California targeted by Clinton, Sanders

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:53

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ image gazes out from a corner storefront in Boyle Heights, a Hispanic enclave known for its plump burritos and a plaza where mariachis strum guitars. It’s here that his campaign is going house to house to cut into Hillary Clinton’s advantage with Latino voters. The oversized painting of the […]

Obama lifts decades-old arms ban in his 1st visit to Vietnam

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:53

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region he’s tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy. Obama […]

Really important things from ‘Game of Thrones’ Ep. 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:52

Spoilers ahead: This post contains information about nudity, direwolves, Sansa and Bran.

In swing state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:50

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he’ll need the votes of women like Elizabeth Andrus. Yet Andrus, a registered Republican from Delaware, Ohio, sees “buffoonery” in the presumptive Republican nominee and says “I am not on the Trump train.” With all the trouble in the world, she […]

Verdict expected in Freddie Gray-officer trial in Baltimore

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:46

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge is expected Monday to hand down his verdict in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero faces assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges. Prosecutors say the 30-year-old unlawfully arrested Gray without probable cause and was […]

Head of Indian state to attend Mother Teresa canonization

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:45

KOLKATA, India (AP) — The head of the Indian state where Mother Teresa worked with the destitute and ill says she’ll travel to the Vatican for the Nobel winner’s canonization later this year. The chief minister of West Bengal state, Mamata Banerjee, says she’s accepted an invitation from the head of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of […]

Ryanair posts record 2016 profit, sees lower summer fares

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:42

DUBLIN (AP) — European budget carrier Ryanair has posted record full-year profits and passenger figures, and expects both to hit new highs this summer amid rapid growth and declining fares. Monday’s results for the year ending March 31 showed the Dublin-based airline strengthening on every front. Net profits before exceptional gains rose 43 percent to […]

Police: Hostages in deadly Sydney siege appeared ‘jovial’

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:37

SYDNEY (AP) — A senior police official has told an inquest that a fellow officer described a group of people being held hostage by a gunman inside a Sydney cafe as “jovial.” The characterization was at stark odds with the grim description the hostages have given of the hours they were held at gunpoint inside […]

Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:51

BEIRUT (AP) — As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz offered hope to tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war. But last month, an airstrike widely believed to have been carried out by […]

World Humanitarian Summit opens in Istanbul to tackle crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:48

ISTANBUL (AP) — An unprecedented summit to revamp humanitarian aid and global responses to modern-day crises has opened in Turkey. The first World Humanitarian Summit is being convened in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday in a bid to better tackle what the United Nations describes as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. The […]

Poised for stardom in Rio, Ledecky shies away from spotlight

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:21

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — When an athlete is poised to become a huge Olympic star, it’s only natural to wonder what might come next. Hosting “Saturday Night Live,” perhaps? Maybe a reality show? Not so with Katie Ledecky. She might be one of the world’s greatest swimmers, but everything else about her seems downright […]

LEADING OFF: Kershaw tests streak vs Reds, Colon faces Nats

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:17

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ K ZONE Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (6-1, 1.67 ERA) looks to extend his franchise record by striking out 10 or more hitters for a seventh consecutive game when Los Angeles hosts the Reds. Kershaw struck out 11 Angels his last time out and has […]

Indy 500 champions choose 1992 finish as greatest race

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:17

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay admits to being biased when asked about the greatest race in Indianapolis 500 history. He also makes it clear that picking his own victory in 2014 is based more on merit than ego. There was a red flag with seven laps to go. The lead changed just about every lap. […]

Obama lifts arms export embargo on Vietnam, removing final vestige of wartime animosity

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:15

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Obama lifts arms export embargo on Vietnam, removing final vestige of wartime animosity .

Hinchcliffe, Schmidt find perfect spot for 100th Indy 500

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:15

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All James Hinchcliffe wanted this week was a good car. Turns out, he’ll have the best view in this year’s Indianapolis 500 field. The Canadian driver, who started second in the race in 2012 and 2014, edged out American Josef Newgarden on the final qualifying attempt of the weekend to claim his […]

Vietnamese president: US lifts ban on lethal weapons sales to former foe

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:09

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese president: US lifts ban on lethal weapons sales to former foe.

Germany’s Bayer makes $62 billion offer for Monsanto

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:09

BERLIN (AP) — German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto. The proposed combination would create a giant seed and farm chemical company with a strong presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Bayer said the all-cash offer […]