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Tuesday’s prep results

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

Quinn Breidenbach struck out 14 for the Hornets as Enumclaw edged out Bonney Lake.

Deja blue: T-birds lose 3rd straight 3-2 playoff game in OT

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 13:07

Seattle fails to hold 2-1 lead in 3rd period, trails Brandon 3-0 in WHL championship series; Game 4 is Wednesday night in Kent

Japanese welcome Obama’s upcoming Hiroshima visit

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

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese are welcoming President Barack Obama’s decision to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima, and those interviewed Wednesday said they aren’t seeking an apology. They expressed happiness that he plans to stop at the memorial for victims of the 1945 bombing after attending the annual Group of Seven summit in Japan. “I […]

Oklahoma City wins on road for 3-2 series lead over San Antonio

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:58

Russell Westbrook collected 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-91 and take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

Photos: Thunderbirds fall to Wheat Kings in game 3 of WHL finals

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:57

The Brandon Wheat Kings defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in overtime of game 3 of the WHL finals.

Japanese welcome Obama’s upcoming Hiroshima visit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:43

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese are welcoming U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima. They expressed happiness Wednesday that he will come later this month after attending a Group of Seven summit in Japan. Those interviewed said they weren’t seeking an apology. Obama will become the first sitting American president to […]

Francis Bacon, Cy Twombly artworks highlight Sotheby’s sale

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:40

NEW YORK (AP) — A Francis Bacon double-panel self-portrait and a Cy Twombly “Blackboard” painting executed in blue — both in private collections for decades — are the top highlights at Sotheby’s auction of contemporary art on Wednesday. The paintings are among 44 artworks going under the gavel during the evening sale. Bacon’s 1970 diptych, […]

Artists fight for free speech at a cradle of US independence

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:24

BOSTON (AP) — A fight over free speech involving breakdance crews and bucket drummers is brewing on the steps of a historic meeting house where American colonists began the earliest calls for revolt against England. Boston officials say they’re considering imposing regulations on street performers because the breakdancers and drummers performing in front of Faneuil […]

Impeachment of Brazil president goes from longshot to likely

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:06

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When a measure to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was introduced to Congress late last year, the possibility that she would actually be removed from office seemed remote. The charges against her were obscure, not the variety that spurs outrage: She is alleged to have broken fiscal rules in her […]

Police: Man detained outside Taylor Swift’s NYC home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:04

NEW YORK (AP) — A man described by police as emotionally disturbed has been detained outside Taylor Swift’s home in Manhattan. Authorities say the unidentified man was spotted on the street near the pop star’s Tribeca apartment by her security guards. It happened at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the man was taken to […]

China says US patrols justify defensive deployments

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:50

BEIJING (AP) — Upping the ante in the feud over who is responsible for rising tensions in the South China Sea, China on Wednesday said repeated U.S. Navy patrols in the area are forcing it to boost the defense capabilities of the islands it controls and may require it to launch more air and sea […]

New Zealand’s 2 main newspaper groups discuss merging

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:50

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Facing declining revenues and changing reader habits, New Zealand’s two main newspaper groups are discussing a merger that could end decades of competition and result in hundreds of job losses. Australia-based Fairfax Media and APN News & Media announced Wednesday they were seeking to merge their New Zealand newspapers, radio […]

Former Mariner Brad Miller makes most of shortstop opportunity at Tampa Bay

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

Miller, who was traded in November after playing six positions last season with Seattle, has settled in as everyday shortstop for the Rays.

Photos: Mariners hot hitting continues against Tampa Bay

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

The Mariners take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Seattle.

LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs Zimmermann a Tigers-Nats reunion

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:14

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Wednesday: ___ HEY, I KNOW YOU! In some ways, Max Scherzer’s $210 million free agent contract that brought him to the Nationals from the Tigers can be seen as having led to Jordan Zimmermann’s departure from the Nationals to the Tigers as a free agent a […]

Uber deals put spotlight on Seattle showdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:58

Even more is riding on Seattle’s new ordinance allowing Uber drivers to unionize now that California drivers have settled their class-action lawsuit against the company.

Suit filed against marijuana businesses after fatal shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:58

DENVER (AP) — The family of three boys filed a lawsuit against two recreational marijuana businesses after a shooting that left their mother dead and their father charged with murder. The lawsuit claims companies that made a type of marijuana-infused candy and sold it to the father failed to warn him about its potency and […]

More than 800 sign petition against North Thurston name change

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:54

The proposed change to Lacey Public Schools has raised the ire of some. A meeting will be held Thursday to discuss the name change.

Federal Way investigating series of fatal shootings over 24 hours

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:44

The King County Medical Examiner has yet to identify the three victims of the shootings, two of which police are investigating as homicides.

He stood up to Trump. So why is everyone hating on Chris Vance?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:34

When he became one of the first Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in the nation to formally denounce Donald Trump, Vance wasn’t expecting praise. But, man, he also didn’t expect the backlash.