Seattle Times Headlines

Trump and Wharton: A complicated relationship

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:38

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — You don’t hear Ted Cruz talk much about his Princeton degree. Hillary Clinton doesn’t often mention Yale. But Donald Trump can’t stop trumpeting his Ivy League pedigree. “I went to the Wharton School of Finance, the toughest place to get into. I was a great student,” he has said. He’s called Wharton […]

Atlantic City takeover threat reopens residents’ old wounds

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:33

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Since long before the first casino went up, there has been a strong feeling of being left out and left behind among the mostly minority population of this seaside gambling resort. The riches from the billion-dollar gambling palaces largely never trickled down to neighborhoods, and state agencies crept deeper into […]

APNewsBreak: Man sues Kanye West, Tidal, over new album

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:06

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Kanye West fan is suing over the rapper’s claim that his latest album would only be available to subscribers of the music streaming service Tidal. The proposed class action lawsuit filed Monday in a federal court in San Francisco by Justin Baker-Rhett states that he was duped into subscribing to […]

Floods, landslides leave 6 missing in eastern Indonesia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:06

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rain-triggered floods and landslides have left six villagers missing in eastern Indonesia. National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said two days of rain caused the damage Sunday in a remote mountainous district of West Papua province. He said Monday that transportation was largely cut to the area, isolating about […]

Judge says lawsuit to integrate SC war monument can proceed

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:05

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge says members of the American Legion can press their lawsuit seeking to bring long-delayed integration to a World War I memorial that separates the soldiers’ names by race. Circuit Judge Frank Addy late last week refused to dismiss the lawsuit. An American Legion statue in Greenwood memorializing […]

Drone collision with jet highlights growing aviation danger

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:55

LONDON (AP) — A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken. British police and air accident authorities were investigating Sunday’s incident, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to be a drone while it […]

Mothers touched by tragedy rally behind Hillary Clinton

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:54

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t a giant rally with screaming supporters, celebrity friends and a feisty candidate. But the small gathering on behalf of Hillary Clinton in a Brooklyn church still reverberated with emotion. Sitting in the airy chapel at Mount Ararat Church in Brooklyn, the crowd heard from five women who had lost […]

Florida teen’s science project catches Obama’s eye

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:44

The ocean-energy probe prototype was inspired by the girl's pen pal in Ethiopia as a way of helping developing countries find a stable power source by using untapped energy from ocean currents.

PepsiCo CEO: We’re reducing our reliance on colas for sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:42

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said Monday the company is reshaping its product lineup to better reflect the growing interest in healthy eating and noted it has reduced its reliance on colas for sales. The maker of Frito-Lay snacks, Mountain Dew, Naked juices and Quaker Oats now gets less than 25 percent […]

108-year-old veteran to fly in WWII-era biplane

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:38

Lynn Balmer, believed to be the oldest living female military veteran, was a Coast Guard coder stationed in Seattle during World War II.

Millennials want you to comment on their online trip photos, Expedia says

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:37

Millennials want to be more like the idealized versions of themselves they present on social media, Expedia found in a new study.

Jordan halts plan to install cameras at Jerusalem holy site

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:35

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s prime minister says his government has decided to call off a plan to install surveillance cameras at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. Abdullah Enour told the state-run Petra News Agency on Monday that Jordan had taken the step due to Palestinian concerns. Jordan offered to install the cameras last fall […]

Officials: Man killed in standoff hit by officers’ gunfire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:02

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The State Bureau of Investigation said a man found dead in his North Carolina home after a shootout with police last month did not kill himself. The News & Record of Greensboro reported (http://bit.ly/1Vdt6ub) that the SBI said it was unclear how many police bullets hit 43-year-old Cristopher Michael Tokazowski in […]

Bangladesh says 20 foreigners involved in theft from NY Fed

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:01

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh investigators have determined that at least 20 foreigners were involved in the cybertheft of $101 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a senior investigator said Monday. Shah Alam, an official with the Criminal Investigation Department of the Bangladesh police, said the […]

Mom’s friends’ daughters exclude socially fragile girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:00

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax: It’s time to stop setting your daughter up for mistreatment.

Oregon wildlife officials monitoring bats for deadly fungus

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:58

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Oregon say they are keeping a close eye on bats this spring after reports of a deadly fungal strain in Washington. The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Vx8m0f ) that Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists say Oregon bats could be at increased risk of white-nose syndrome. The disease has […]

Changes planned 1 year after Alabama sailboat race tragedy

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:53

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Organizers of a major Gulf Coast sailboat race are making changes to improve safety a year after the regatta ended in chaos and death when a powerful storm struck Alabama’s Mobile Bay while dozens of boats were on the water. Six sailors died when a thunderstorm with winds near hurricane-force slammed […]

Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:50

MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. says it will delay the first cruise from the United States to Cuba if the Cuban government does not allow Cuban-Americans to travel aboard. Cuban regulations bar people born in Cuba from returning to the country by ship. As a result, Carnival had prohibited barred Cuban-Americans from buying tickets on […]

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google’s online library

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court turned away a challenge Monday to Google’s online book library from authors who complained that the project makes it harder for them to market their work. The justices let stand lower court rulings in favor of Mountain View, California-based Google and rejected the authors’ claim that the company’s digitizing […]

Tax-day procrastinators: 2 Postal Service locations open late today to take your forms

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:47

The U.S. Postal Service is keeping two south Sound locations open late to collect federal tax forms from last-minute filers.