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Man dead after Florida deputy opens fire during traffic stop

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:14

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Florida are investigating the death of a man after a deputy opened fire during a traffic stop in Marion County. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets the incident occurred Monday after an unidentified female deputy pulled over the suspect, 59-year-old Joseph Napoli, who was wanted in connection […]

Iraq officials: Suicide bomb kills at least 13 near Baghdad

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:01

BAGHDAD (AP) — An evening suicide bombing in a commercial area in a city northeast of Baghdad killed at least 13 people, Iraqi officials said Tuesday. The bomber blew up his explosives-laden minibus shortly before sunset Monday near a bakery and a falafel restaurant in a Shiite neighborhood of the city of Baqouba, a police […]

Chinese man loses in country’s 1st transgender labor dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:50

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese transgender man says he is disappointed but will continue to fight for equality after a labor arbitration panel rejected his complaint that he was fired unfairly, in China’s first transgender job discrimination case. The man, who uses the name Mr. C to protect his parents from discrimination, said Tuesday that […]

Pakistan says US-Afghan raid rescues son of Pakistani ex-PM

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:44

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A joint raid by U.S. and Afghan forces on Tuesday rescued the son of a former Pakistani prime minister from a three-year Taliban captivity in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said. The Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar told Pakistan’s foreign affairs adviser, Sartaj Aziz, in a telephone call that Ali Hiader […]

Global shares rise on China stimulus promise, oil recovery

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:58

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose Tuesday after a fresh promise of stimulus from Beijing helped to counter pessimism over recent weak trade data from China, and oil prices bounced back. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 added 0.9 percent in early trading to 4,360.52 and Germany’s DAX also rose 0.7 percent to 10,051.06. Britain’s FTSE […]

Jury selection resumes in burning suspect’s Louisiana trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:58

MONROE, La. (AP) — Jury selection continues Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of illegally using the debit card of a woman stabbed to death in northeast Louisiana. A judge ruled Monday that prosecutors must limit discussion of Meing-Chien Hsiao’s death. Quinton Tellis is charged with illegally using her debit card after she […]

Right group: Turkey still firing at refugees; probe needed

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:47

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Human Rights Watch says Turkish border guards are continuing to shoot and beat Syrian refugees trying to cross into Turkey and is calling on the country to investigate abuses. The advocacy group said in a statement Tuesday Turkish border guards in March and April used excessive force against Syrians and a […]

2 former Rwandan mayors stand trial in France over genocide

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:40

PARIS (AP) — Two former Rwandan mayors went on trial Tuesday in Paris for allegedly inciting and taking a leading part in the mass killing of ethnic Tutsis during the first days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Tite Barahirwa, 64, and Octavien Ngenzi, 58, are both accused of genocide and crimes against humanity over the […]

White House to send Garland’s questionnaire to Senate

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:39

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland will submit a questionnaire detailing his credentials and experience to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, taking another step in the White House’s push to break the Senate blockade on his nomination. White House spokesperson Brandi Hoffine said Garland’s questionnaire would present “an exhaustive picture” of Garland’s […]

Lynch: NC transgender law part of civil rights struggle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:38

WASHINGTON (AP) — In suing the state where she was born and raised for discriminating against transgender people, Attorney General Loretta Lynch invoked the defining civil rights struggles of the last century. And she made clear that the federal government sees its dispute with North Carolina as about far more than bathrooms and showers. Lynch, […]

Scientific basis for laws on marijuana, driving questioned

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:36

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states that allow marijuana use legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation’s largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws. The study commissioned by AAA’s safety foundation said it’s not possible to set a blood-test […]

Judge to hold hearing ahead of trial in Gray case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:32

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge will rule on several motions ahead of the trial for one of the police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams will hold a hearing Tuesday on several crucial motions that will influence the scope of the proceedings for Officer Edward Nero, and […]

After 2012 stunner, ex-con makes another White House run

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:30

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As Donald Trump, Hillary and Bill Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigned in West Virginia this month before thousands of voters, ex-convict Keith Judd slipped into the state unnoticed. There were no campaign rallies. No preplanned speeches. No organized public events. Just a chance for the Democratic presidential candidate who received 41 […]

Treasury Secretary Lew says time is now to help Puerto Rico

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:30

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As Congress debates how to help Puerto Rico with its $70 billion debt, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is trying to prod lawmakers into action with stories of crumbling infrastructure on the island and a lack of basic services. On a one-day trip to the U.S. territory Monday, Lew toured […]

With Trump as GOP nominee, Dems eye North Carolina comeback

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:28

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — Four years ago, North Carolina was the one that got away for Democrats. It was the only battleground state President Barack Obama didn’t win in his resounding re-election. But now Donald Trump is at the top of the Republican ticket and state GOP officials are embroiled in a contentious fight […]

Muslim student misidentified as ‘Isis Phillips’ in yearbook

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:27

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A Muslim high school student who was mistakenly identified in her Southern California yearbook as “Isis Phillips” says she’s hurt not only by the error, but by her classmates who blasted her for denouncing it. Bayan Zehlif, a 17-year-old high school senior, said at a news conference with Muslim community […]

Congressional Republicans grapple with new Trump reality

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are returning to Capitol Hill to confront an awkward new reality: Donald Trump is their presumptive presidential nominee. But instead of uniting behind him, leading figures like House Speaker Paul Ryan are withholding their support. That highly unusual state of affairs is creating a tricky situation for Republicans in the […]

San Francisco officials take up immigrant sanctuary policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:17

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly a year after a shooting death along a San Francisco pier sparked a national debate on how the city handles criminal suspects in the country illegally, officials are considering a proposal that would clarify the guidelines under which federal deportation authorities could be contacted. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board […]

Hawaii plan would offset cost of organic farm certification

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:08

WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) — On a farm tucked under the lush Koolau Mountains, Sean Anderson tends his passion fruit, kale and salad greens using only what nature provides. He creates his own compost and fertilizers, and doesn’t use chemicals. But he’s not certified as an organic farmer because the cost of getting certification is too […]

2 Kentucky governors, past and present, in acrid public feud

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s two most recent governors are feuding, but they can agree on one thing: the FBI is investigating. While peaceful transitions of power are a longstanding U.S. tradition, the handoff in Kentucky from Democrat Steve Beshear to Republican Matt Bevin has been ugly. The two men have argued loudly over health […]