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Boys, 14 and 15, arrested in fatal Des Moines shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:16

Des Moines police have arrested two juveniles in connection with the May 6 shooting death of a Kent man in an apartment complex parking lot

Jimmy Manolides, a Seattle musician and art curator, dies at 76

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:06

Jimmy Manolides, an early Seattle art curator, rock ’n’ roll bass player for the Frantics and Junior Cadillac, and gregarious bohemian bartender, has passed away at the age of 76.

APNewsBreak: Girl didn’t expect school fight to end in death

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:03

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl charged in a high school restroom assault that left another girl dead has maintained good grades and had no prior disciplinary history involving fighting or other disruptive behavior, her attorney said Tuesday. Attorney John Deckers also said in a statement to The Associated Press that his client had […]

Police seek 5 black youths after Jewish school bus blaze

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:33

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they’re looking for at least five black youths in connection with the burning of a Jewish school bus. An 11-year-old boy already has been arrested in the Sunday fire and is being charged with arson as a juvenile. Police Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Tuesday […]

Judge: Possible ‘Othello’ reference not a reason for retrial

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:28

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man convicted of killing his girlfriend won’t get a new trial despite his lawyer’s argument that a prosecutor affected the verdict by referencing Shakespeare’s “Othello” in his opening statement. Justin Pillsbury was convicted of the 2013 murder of Jillian Jones. Defense attorney Stephen Smith argued in an appeal that […]

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:27

___ Disney’s movie business is again playing a starring role LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Magic Kingdom finally seems to be getting the hang of Hollywood magic. Once dead last in the box office, this year, it’s on pace for the No. 1 spot. Most Read StoriesCollege students erect ‘Trump wall’ at University of WashingtonSuspect […]

Report: NYC artist was behind Trump Central Park headstone

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:23

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn artist is reportedly behind a headstone bearing Donald Trump’s name that was placed in New York’s Central Park. The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/1Npa9lV ) the headstone included Trump’s birth year, 1946, and the epitaph “Made America Hate Again.” It mysteriously appeared in the park March 27 before being […]

Nielsen’s top programs for May 2-8

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:19

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 2-8. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “NCIS,” CBS, 14.86 million. 2. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 13.22 million. 3. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 12.56 million. Most Read StoriesCollege students erect ‘Trump wall’ at University of WashingtonSuspect from 8-hour standoff on […]

‘The Good Wife’ finishes its run in Nielsen’s top 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:16

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS drama “The Good Wife” is on pace to record its biggest audience in more than a year with a series finale that had more than a few of its loyal fans talking. The Nielsen company said an estimated 10.6 million people watched Sunday’s finale. That is the show’s biggest […]

Mall shooting suspect had turned in 7 weapons voluntarily

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:15

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland official says a federal security officer charged with killing three people, including his estranged wife, voluntarily surrendered seven guns after a March court order and officials didn’t suspect he was withholding a weapon used in the shootings. Lt. Col. Mark Roccapriore of the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday […]

Lead testing inconsistent in Washington schools, survey shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:13

The Associated Press asked all 295 Washington school districts plus tribal districts whether they test for lead in the water. Of the 174 districts that responded to AP, nearly 40 percent said they do not do test for lead. Many small districts do not test.

Top UN official says UN not meeting goal to prevent wars

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:12

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the U.N. General Assembly says that 70 years after its founding the United Nations is not equipped to meet its overriding 1945 objective — to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. At a high-level U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday focused on threats to world peace, […]

Disney’s movie business is again playing a starring role

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Magic Kingdom finally seems to be getting the hang of Hollywood magic. Once upon a time, Disney just couldn’t get a handle on the movie business. For every few “Iron Man”-style blockbusters, the studio had to dig itself out of the crater left by at least one “Lone Ranger” bomb. […]

Man who killed friend’s stepdad loses his bid for freedom

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:39

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A murderer seeking to have his prison sentence reduced to the 10 years he has already served has had his request denied by a New Hampshire judge. Eric Windhurst was 17 when he fatally shot a friend’s stepfather, Danny Paquette, in 1985 after the friend told him Paquette had sexually abused […]

Boeing and International Flavors climb, Gap tumbles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:31

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Gap Inc., down $2.51 to $19.30 The retailer reported that its April sales were far weaker than expected as its recent struggles appeared to deepen. Most Read StoriesCollege students erect ‘Trump […]

Counseling association cancels Tennessee convention

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:31

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The American Counseling Association has cancelled its plan to hold a conference in Nashville next year in protest of Tennessee passing a counseling law that allows therapists to decline to see patients based on religious values and personal principles. The ACA made the announcement on Tuesday that it had cancelled the […]

AP Interview: Donald Trump says he’s narrowed VP shortlist

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:27

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump, the Republicans’ presumptive presidential nominee, says he’s narrowed his list of potential running mates to “five or six people,” all with deep political resumes. He says he has not ruled out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former rival who has embraced the billionaire’s campaign with gusto. “I have […]

Sharon Osbourne addresses split from Ozzy on ‘The Talk’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:25

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sharon Osbourne is opening up on “The Talk” about her split from Ozzy Osbourne. Sharon Osbourne returned to the talk show Tuesday, where she confirmed that she and her husband of 33 years are not living together. She said she doesn’t know if they will stay married. Publicists for the couple […]

Wal-Mart sues Visa in dispute over chip-enabled debit cards

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:22

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is suing Visa Inc., charging the payment network is not allowing the retail giant to let customers verify chip-enabled debit card transactions with what it believes is a more secure method: personal identification numbers. In a suit filed in New York State courts Tuesday, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based discounter says Visa […]

Photos of the Day: May 10, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:17

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.