Seattle Times Headlines

Aretha Franklin celebrates 74th birthday in Manhattan

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:13

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin does not let her birthdays pass quietly. The Queen of Soul celebrated her birthday with some 100 of her friends Thursday at the Ritz-Carlton in Manhattan for an evening of music and tributes. Franklin turned 74 on March 25. She sat at a corner table with record executive Clive […]

Donation of surplus peanuts from US dismays Haiti farmers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:11

MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) — The barefoot farmer oversees three teenage workers as they attack weeds with spades in a sunbaked field of peanut plants, a vital cash crop often grown on Haiti’s marginal farmland. If he’s lucky, Francois Merilus will reap a meager harvest amid a lengthy drought that has shriveled yields and worsened Haiti’s […]

Clinton, Sanders hostilities spill over in fiery N.Y. debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:05

In the latest debate, Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders did little to disguise the resentment and dislike that have taken root between them.

Washington’s Allison Northey gets ready for NCAA gymnastics

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:05

Senior will compete in all-around in meet Friday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Brazil’s Supreme Court rejects motion to block impeachment

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:04

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a blow to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, the country’s Supreme Court has rejected a motion seeking to block an impeachment vote against her in Congress’ lower house. It was another defeat for the embattled leader, who has lost support of key allies this week and is now even closer […]

Washington startups see investors pull back, but it could have been worse

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:01

Venture-investment numbers from the first quarter may have shown declines, but market observers see silver linings in those clouds.

Breanna Stewart coming to Seattle is ‘crazy good’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:53

Stewart provides just the sort of jolt the Storm needs to re-invigorate its ever-loyal fan base. And coupled with the Huskies’ rise to Final Four caliber, it stamps Seattle as a women’s basketball haven of the first order, a distinction not lost on Stewart.

Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders show their fighting side

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:36

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders let loose with a series of combative accusations on Wall Street, the minimum wage and guns in a rough-and-tumble debate Thursday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The contentious, fast-paced back-and-forth between the two Democratic presidential candidates was proof of how much is at stake entering Tuesday’s […]

Deputies find vehicles of missing Arlington couple

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:15

Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies found both vehicles Thursday near each other in some remote woods in the Oso area.

Police bust suspected identity-theft ring in Seattle home

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:52

Police uncovered seemingly stolen credit cards and documents, as well as a ballistic-protection vest and other equipment, Bellevue police said.

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton vs. Sanders on Wall Street

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — Her intent was to mar the voting record of her rival. But Hillary Clinton also cast aspersions on the presidential record of her husband Thursday night in testy exchanges with Bernie Sanders over Wall Street regulation. A look at some of the claims in the latest Democratic presidential debate and how they […]

Health officials split over advice on pregnancy in Zika areas

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:41

Women’s-health specialists maintain that the government should not tell women what to do with their bodies.

China blasts new US-Philippine military cooperation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:35

BEIJING (AP) — China will “resolutely defend” its interests in the face of stepped-up U.S.-Philippine military cooperation, the Defense Ministry said, accusing the two allies of militarizing the region and harboring a “Cold War mentality.” The ministry’s comments came shortly after the announcement Thursday that the U.S. would send troops and planes to the Philippines […]

Yacht’s winning colors

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:26

The Northern Irish entry, Derry~Londonderry~Doire, celebrating its third successive Clipper Race win, arrived in Seattle Thursday after crossing the finish line 120 miles off the Washington coast.

Bellevue deputy chief demoted to captain over performance issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:21

Bellevue Deputy Chief Jim Jolliffe will be demoted to captain under discipline recommended by Chief Steve Mylett. Jolliffe can appeal.

China’s economy slows to 6.7 percent, lowest since crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:16

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 6.7 percent, largely in line with expectations, but its slowest pace since the global financial crisis. The report showed that the annualized growth rate for the world’s second-largest economy ticked lower from the previous quarter’s 6.8 percent. The Chinese economy is undergoing […]

Carter to visit aircraft carrier in South China Sea

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:13

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he will be visiting an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, the visit coming a day after he announced new military aid to the Philippines that spurred protests from China. It would be the second time that Carter has flown onto a carrier while […]

Mariners’ Robinson Cano on return to New York: ‘I like it when they boo me’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10

On Friday, the Mariners second baseman will return to the place he spent the formative years of his baseball career. Will he be booed by Yankees fans like he was in his first two trips to New York as a Mariner?

Taiwan seeking to prevent suspects being deported to China

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:07

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s government said Friday it was seeking to prevent 52 Taiwanese criminal suspects being deported by Malaysia from being sent to China amid an ongoing struggle over jurisdiction in such cases. Taiwan’s official Central News Agency quoted Foreign Minister David Y.L. Lin as saying that Taiwan’s office in Kuala Lumpur was […]

China’s economic growth slows to 6.7 percent in first quarter, lowest since 2009

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:05

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s economic growth slows to 6.7 percent in first quarter, lowest since 2009.