Seattle Times Headlines

Rescued son of Pakistan’s ex-PM to be flown home from Kabul

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

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The son of a former Pakistani prime minister who was freed from kidnappers in a dramatic military rescue in Afghanistan has been handed over to Pakistan’s ambassador in Kabul. Ali Haidar Gilani arrived at the Afghan Ministry of Defense in Kabul by helicopter on Wednesday morning where he was greeted by […]

Missouri man scheduled to die for killing deputy, 2 others

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 13:52

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man convicted of killing two people in a drug dispute and a sheriff’s deputy in a subsequent shootout is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday in what could be Missouri’s last execution for some time. Earl Forrest, 66, is set to die for the December 2002 deaths of Harriett […]

Dogs in Flint getting tested as well for lead toxicity

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 13:40

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Humans aren’t the only victims of the water crisis in Flint, as pets also may have been exposed to the toxic lead. An effort coordinated by Michigan State University is now helping dogs get tested. The school’s College of Veterinary Medicine has hosted screening events with professors, students and technicians volunteering […]

Foundations join to pledge millions amid Flint water crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 13:34

DETROIT (AP) — Ten local, state and national foundations pledged tens of millions of dollars Wednesday toward helping Flint recover from the crisis spurred by lead contamination and other problems with its drinking water. The effort is led by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a longtime Flint-based organization founded by an automotive pioneer that’s committing […]

Boog Powell’s sacrifice fly wins game for Rainiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 13:28

Boog Powell’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted the Tacoma Rainiers to a 7-6 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies in a Pacific Coast League game Tuesday night.

Taiwan executes man for 2014 subway stabbing spree

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 13:20

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has executed a man who was convicted of killing four people in a subway stabbing spree two years ago. The Ministry of Justice says Cheng Chieh was executed Tuesday night. It did not say what method was used, but prisoners in Taiwan are usually sedated and then shot. Cheng’s two-minute […]

Mariners clinch series win over Tampa Bay

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 13:12

Dae-Ho Lee’s three-run homer lifts Mariners to 6-4 win over Rays, and 20th victory.

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.