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West Ham to ban fans responsible for attack on United bus

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 17:44

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United’s players took refuge in the aisle of the team bus, lying down almost on top of each other as thuds and banging were heard outside and objects hit the windows. Some shouted, cursed, even laughed. Jesse Lingard, who had his phone in his hand to film the mayhem, turned the […]

Do blunders mean South Korea’s spying apparatus is broken?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 17:00

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When it comes to spying on North Korea, rival South Korea seems to be wrong almost as much as it’s right. Seoul’s intelligence agents get battered in the press and by lawmakers for their gaffes, including one regarding Ri Yong Gil, the former head of North Korea’s military. Officials in […]

SEAL trainee dies during basic training

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:52

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 21-year-old Navy SEAL trainee died last week during his first week of basic training in Coronado, California, a Navy spokesman said. Seaman James “Derek” Lovelace was pulled out of the pool Friday after showing signs he was having difficulty while treading in a camouflage uniform and a dive mask, Naval […]

India seeks tycoon’s extradition, says UK nixes deportation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:47

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will ask Britain to extradite business tycoon Vijay Mallya to face charges of money laundering and bank demands that he pay back more than a billion dollars in loans extended to his now-defunct airline, the finance minister said Wednesday. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said India would begin extradition proceedings once […]

Vote on San Francisco immigrant sanctuary policy postponed

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:46

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in famously progressive San Francisco have long sanctioned protections for people in the country illegally, going so far as to prohibit city workers from asking about a person’s immigration status. But the deadly shooting of a woman along a popular pier last year and the arrest of a Mexican national […]

Breastfeeding pilots’ claims against airline seen as advance

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:36

DENVER (AP) — Charges by four female pilots that Frontier Airlines’ policies for pregnant women and new mothers are discriminatory could be seen as progress, an advocate says. Decades ago, flight attendants were pushing just to keep their jobs after they became pregnant, said Phoebe Taubman, senior staff attorney with the advocacy group A Better […]

Man charged in Florida Keys backpack bomb plot due in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:34

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man accused of conspiring to detonate a bomb at a Florida Keys beach is due in court following several delays in the case. A federal judge set a status hearing Wednesday in the case of 24-year-old Harlem Suarez, who’s currently set for a July trial. The FBI says Suarez drew […]

Takata logs second year of red ink, expects return to profit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:34

TOKYO (AP) — Takata Corp., the Japanese auto-parts maker behind a massive air-bag recall, is expecting a return to profit for the fiscal year through March 2017, although it just agreed to do more recalls. Tokyo-based Takata reported a 13 billion yen ($120 million) loss Wednesday for the fiscal year ended March — the second […]

Judge set to rule on clinic shooting suspect’s mental state

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:26

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A judge is set to rule on the mental state of a man who acknowledged killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. Judge Gilbert Martinez is expected to announce Wednesday whether criminal proceedings should continue against 57-year-old Robert Dear. If the judge decides Dear isn’t mentally competent, […]

Chinese city halts petrochemical plant study after protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:17

BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese city called off preliminary studies for a petrochemical plant on man-made islands off its coast after residents protested this week over the feared environmental impact, the latest apparent victory in a growing wave of popular opposition to such projects. The decision Tuesday by the government of Longkou in Shandong […]

Iraq: Car bombing in Baghdad commercial area kills 18 people

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:10

BAGHDAD (AP) — An explosives-laden car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, Iraqi officials said. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The explosion struck a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital’s eastern district of Sadr […]

Elephant kills veterinarian taking photographs in Indonesia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:03

SOLO, Indonesia (AP) — A Sumatran elephant has trampled to death a veterinarian as she was taking photos at a tourist spot on Indonesia’s island of Java. Octavia Warahapsari took care of trained elephants at the Gajah Mungkur scenic reservoir in central Java. Pardiyanto, an official at the reservoir, said one of the two Sumatran […]

Poll: Age, income factors in staying with single employer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:52

CHICAGO (AP) — A new poll says more than 40 percent of America’s baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it’s unlikely that their children or grandchildren will experience the same job tenure. The survey of more than 1,000 Americans 50 and older by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public […]

Ryan’s hometown says he’s doing the ‘best he can’ on Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:48

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As House Speaker Paul Ryan walks a fine line on Donald Trump — withholding his support, at least for now — some voters back home in his congressional district applaud his effort for the greater good of the GOP. And they concede it’s unlikely to make a bit of difference in […]

Polanski producer and Holocaust survivor Gene Gutowski dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:45

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Gene Gutowski, a Polish-American Holocaust survivor who was the producer of three films by director Roman Polanski in the 1960s and reunited with him decades later for the Oscar-winning Holocaust drama “The Pianist,” has died. He was 90 years old. Gutowski’s son, Adam Bardach, told The Associated Press that his father […]

Trump, GOP trying to come together as needs align

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:42

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Republican Party leaders are confronting an uncomfortable new reality: They may not like each other, but they may need each other. That’s forcing an awkward reckoning on both sides as GOP lawmakers struggle to make peace with the divisive billionaire as their presidential standard-bearer, and Trump’s team seeks to […]

Asian stocks uneven as oil falls, China concerns loom

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:31

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven on Wednesday as the price of oil fell and concerns about China’s economy weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged up 0.1 percent to 16,579.01 while China’s Shanghai Composite Index added 0.5 percent to 2,844.80. But South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.1 percent to […]

AP Interview: Trump narrows VP list as he moves into general

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:30

NEW YORK (AP) — Shifting swiftly to the general election, Donald Trump says he’s narrowed his list of potential running mates to “five or six” people and is leaning against accepting public money to finance a fall campaign against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But in a break from recent major party nominees, Trump does […]

Families seek closure, gather 20 years after ValuJet crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:29

MIAMI (AP) — Relatives of the 110 people killed when ValuJet Flight 592 caught fire and plunged into Florida’s Everglades 20 years ago will meet and board airboats together on Wednesday to visit the remote crash site on the anniversary of the deaths. ___ REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS The first time Walter Simonton saw the Everglades, […]

ABN AMRO net profit falls 13 percent in 2016’s 1st quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:26

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Net profit at ABN AMRO dropped 13 percent in the first quarter of 2016 to 475 million euros ($541 million) as the Dutch bank suffered from volatile markets and negative interest rates. Chairman of the managing board, Gerrit Zalm, said Wednesday that 2016 “got off to a challenging start due […]