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Disneyland’s 60th anniversary could pack the theme park

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:47
Celebrations begin Friday with new parade, upgraded fireworks.

Trucker killed when car knocks deer into windshield

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:46
Oregon State Police say the driver of a semitrailer truck was killed near Eugene when a car hit a small deer and launched it into the truck’s windshield.

NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on 2-point conversion turnovers. The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee’s proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make them more challenging. In recent seasons, kickers made more than 99 percent of the […]

Vermont man charged with locking wife in bedroom for 4 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:10
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with holding his wife captive in their home over four years by padlocking her into a bedroom and boarding the windows shut could face life in prison if convicted. Michael Jokinen appeared in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping with bodily injury or […]

Chincoteague stud Surfer Dude found dead: ‘He was the man’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:05
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — With his long, blond mane, bronze-colored body and sweet disposition, Surfer Dude was perhaps the most popular pony of his day. The stallion, who sired dozens of ponies like those celebrated in the childhood classic “Misty of Chincoteague,” has died. The remains of the 23-year-old pony were found last week on […]

Man found dead under mattress in NYC hotel was bludgeoned

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man found dead under a mattress at a hotel near the Empire State Building had been bludgeoned. Police on Tuesday identified the victim as 28-year-old Roderick Goodwin of Bridgeton, New Jersey. The medical examiner ruled Goodwin died from blunt force trauma and was asphyxiated. No arrests […]

Iowa Capitol evacuated for burnt pizza crust

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:04
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Weeks after burned macaroni and cheese emptied out the Iowa Capitol, a charred pizza crust has done it again. The crust burned Tuesday morning in the Capitol cafeteria, prompting a brief evacuation. Department of Administrative Services Spokesman Caleb Hunter says property was not damaged and no one was injured. The […]

Mom angry after yearbook omits special education students

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:04
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An angry Utah mother says school administrators made a mistake by leaving her daughter and her special education classmates out of a high school yearbook for the first time in years without announcing the change. Leslee Bailey said yearbooks published by Blue Peak High School in Tooele, Utah, typically include […]

U.S. looking into whether hostage was kept by ISIS leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating the possibility that the Islamic State militant leader killed Friday was the captor of American hostage Kayla Mueller for a time. Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, confirmed the line of inquiry at a breakfast with reporters Tuesday, but declined further comment. […]

Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:54
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices have surged higher as the death of millions of hens from bird flu is beginning to tighten supplies. The Midwest price of a dozen large eggs rose to $1.88. That’s 58 percent higher than they were a month ago when the bird flu first hit Iowa chicken farms. […]

Woman charged with killing cats to punish grandchildren

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:51
GODFREY, Ill. (AP) — A 71-year-old Illinois woman faces a felony animal cruelty charge for allegedly killing a cat and four kittens to punish her grandchildren for not cleaning their rooms. Josephine E. Bell of the southwestern Illinois town of Godfrey was arrested Monday night. She remained in jail Tuesday in lieu of $15,000 bond. […]

Pregame notes and lineups: Mariners at Orioles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:47
Welington Castillo won’t be in uniform for the Mariners tonight. He is arriving after game time. Consequently, the Mariners have not made a roster move to put him on the active roster. That will happen either tonight after the game or tomorrow. Obviously, back-up catcher Jesus Sucre will be sent to Class AAA Tacoma and Castillo will […]

Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe to host pre-Women’s World Cup event at Space Needle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:22
Seattle Reign and United States women’s national team stars Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe will co-host a “#SheBelieves in her community” pre-World Cup event on Friday afternoon at the Space Needle. Both Solo and Rapinoe will take questions from the kids in the audience during the event, which runs from 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. […]

Joe Arpaio racial-profiling case to cost Arizona taxpayers $45M

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:18
PHOENIX (AP) — As county officials in metro Phoenix work to enact a budget for the next fiscal year, they are confronted with a looming financial liability: the legal costs associated with Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s racial-profiling case. Taxpayers are already on the hook for an estimated $45 million stemming from the racial-profiling lawsuit filed over […]

New discipline data allows comparisons among districts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:01
A lack of data has long hindered school discipline improvements, particularly regarding students of different races. That’s about to change. Now everyone will be able to see which districts suspend or expel the most students.

S2 forward Andy Craven named USL Player of the Week

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:00
Sounders 2 forward Andy Craven has been voted the United Soccer League Player of the Week for the second time this season — though the campaign is still just nine weeks old. Craven scored two goals as Seattle rallied to defeat the Oklahoma City Energy last Friday at Starfire Sports Complex. Craven also won the […]

Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby lures plenty of anglers and good catches

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:58
The Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby was held this past Saturday (May 16), and the event saw a large turnout of 192 adults and 50 youth anglers. “Lots of kokanee caught, but all the same size,” said Mark Spada, the derby spokesman sponsored by the Snohomish Sportsmen’s Club and the Lake Stevens Lions Club. “(It’s the) […]

Flasher reported outside West Seattle school

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:58
A man reportedly exposed himself to children at Holy Rosary School in West Seattle.

Cannon Fish Co. moves into own processing plant in Kent

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:53
Cannon Fish operating 30,000-square-foot processing plant that will more than double its production capabilities and jobs.

Owner: Burglary of St. Louis shop nets $10, ruins chocolate

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:49
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The owner of a landmark, century-old St. Louis ice cream and candy emporium says burglars of his business made off with about $10 in coins. But the loss to the business is far more. Andy Karandzieff says shattered glass from a double-paned window through which the burglar entered Crown Candy late […]