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LEADING OFF: Chapman joins Yanks, Cubs go for 8th win in row

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 09:28

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Monday: ___ FULL ‘PEN Star reliever Aroldis Chapman is set to be activated after serving a 29-game suspension under baseball’s domestic violence policy. He’ll join the last-place New York Yankees for the opener of a four-game home set against World Series champion Kansas City. The left-hander […]

After serving suspension, Chapman ready to close for Yankees

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 09:23

NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman’s nameplate and No. 54 are in place above his locker, which has already been stocked with T-shirts, caps, jerseys and gloves. No question about it, the New York Yankees are ready for the long-awaited arrival of their new star closer. Chapman is set to be activated Monday after serving […]

Orlando shuts out Reign FC

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 09:19

Backup goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris only has to stop two shots on goal as Pride blanks Hope Solo and Reign 2-0.

Muslim leaders deny ISIS’ religious claims, stoking group’s anger

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 09:14

Death threats are a sign that Muslim religious leaders have antagonized the Islamic State, and their growing influence also contradicts those who claim that Muslim leaders have been silent in the fight against violent extremism.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 09:11

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. CANADA KEEPS BURNING But officials say they’ve reached a turning point in fighting the enormous wildfire that devastated the oil sands town of Fort McMurray amid cooler temperatures. 2. WHAT TRUMP MEANS BY UNIFYING REPUBLICANS Most Read […]

Storm wins final exhibition over Phoenix

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:58

Alysha Clark leads Seattle with 20 points in 76-70 road victory. Top overall draft pick Breanna Stewart misses game while attending college graduation.

Small plane crashes onto the roof of California building

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:49

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A small plane has crashed onto the roof of a building in Southern California, sending one person to the hospital. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the single-engine Piper PA-28 went down under unknown circumstances Sunday afternoon and ended up on top of a commercial building in Pomona, east of Los Angeles. […]

Looming marijuana ruling could limit federal prosecutions

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:31

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule soon on a Washington pot prosecution that could limit the Department of Justice’s ability to prosecute medical-marijuana cases

French Quarter attack: Man accused of tourist area stabbing

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:30

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a 50-year-old man is accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend in the French Quarter tourist district and stabbing one of several men who tried to make him stop. Spokesman Aaron Looney says Everett Williams and the man he allegedly stabbed were taken to hospitals with injuries. He says […]

A review of the Seahawks’ draft picks following rookie mini-camp

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:41

Here's a review of each of the Seahawks' 10 2016 draft picks following the team's rookie mini-camp this weekend.

Radiohead releases new album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ digitally

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:32

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Radiohead’s ninth studio album “A Moon Shaped Pool” is now available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon and streaming on Tidal and Apple Music. The groundbreaking rock group released two songs, “Burn the Witch” and “Daydreaming,” online earlier in the week in a lead-up to the 11-track album’s release Sunday. Physical […]

Arboretum’s new trail to reveal hidden treasures

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:30

Trees at Washington Park Arboretum are being cut and replanted to make way for a loop where walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users can see delights that once required mud boots to find.

Photos of the Day: May 8, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:14

The Wahnheit, the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade and more in Photos of the Day.

Truthiness, Trumpiness and the gut

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:05

A decade ago, the dictionary people at Merriam-Webster performed a great public service by bestowing its word of the year award to “truthiness.” Truthiness has become one of my favorite words. It is absolutely key to understanding and thus combating Trumpiness, my least favorite social disease. Truthiness (thanks to Merriam-Webster, it doesn’t need quotation marks […]

Mandate lead testing in Washington schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:02

Why the heck doesn’t Washington require lead testing in schools?

Want a more livable Seattle? Update design review now

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:01

Failing to even consider updating design-review recommendations misses a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do right by the design of our city.

Five evil tentacles give poverty its grip

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00

New study examines the ways in which poverty is about more than income.

Seahawks shuffle offensive line, making Justin Britt the veteran of the line

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 06:33

In the wake of the drafting of German Ifedi, Rees Odhiambo and Joey Hunt, the Seahawks also made a few other moves on their offensive line, news of which gradually leaked out over the last few days as the team conducted its rookie minicamp.

Millions vote for president in Philippine general elections

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 06:23

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Millions of Filipinos trooped to elections centers Monday to pick a new president, vice president and thousands of other officials amid tight security across the country. It’s a make-or-break decision with plenty at stake for the Southeast Asian nation, which has turned around under President Benigno Aquino III with one of […]

Alaskan Way Viaduct Opens Monday, ahead of schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 06:01

The Alaskan Way Viaduct will reopen on Monday morning, about four days ahead of schedule as Bertha digs the tunnel that will replace the elevated roadway