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Federal Way police find man dead in car, apparently shot

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 22:16

In Federal Way, police found a man slumped over dead in a vehicle parked in a residential neighborhood. The 27-year-old Tacoma man apparently had been shot.

Scientists declare ‘Boaty McBoatface’ contest a success

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 22:13

LONDON (AP) — There’s no sinking feeling for the scientists who inadvertently gave the world Boaty McBoatface. In fact, they’re buoyant. The leader of Britain’s Natural Environment Research Council says its name-the-ship competition that drew global attention when it was won by a jokey moniker was “an incredible success.” Council officials were grilled by lawmakers […]

US wholesale stockpiles and sales break a losing streak

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 22:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles and reported higher sales in March for the first time since September, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Inventories held by wholesalers rose 0.1 in March from February. And sales rose 0.7 percent, the biggest monthly increase since April 2015. Rising oil prices played a role in […]

New Jersey man faces sentencing in terror plot

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 22:06

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who has pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid the Islamic State group faces sentencing. Alaa Saadeh on Tuesday is due in court in Newark, where he was charged last year along with his brother and two other men, and pleaded guilty in October. The U.S. attorney’s office […]

Supermarket operator Kroger to hire 14,000 employees

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:35

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger is holding a nationwide hiring event to fill 14,000 open jobs across all its supermarket chains, including Ralphs, Fred Meyer and Food 4 Less. Candidates can apply online at jobs.kroger.com and show up to a store Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for an interview. Many of the openings […]

Scientists: Mussels, without noses, use smell to find homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:33

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Mussels don’t have noses, but two Maine scientists believe the dark shellfish rely on smells when choosing where to set up their homes. The scientists say they have discovered that mussels use their ability to detect odor as very young larvae. They swim toward odors from adult mussels and away from […]

French government uses special power to pass labor reform

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:30

PARIS (AP) — The French government has decided to use special powers to pass a hotly contested labor reform without vote in the lower house of parliament. The decision to use the article 49-3 of the Constitution was made Tuesday after the government failed to find a compromise on the bill with legislators and convened […]

Chloe Grace Moretz thanks Beckhams for making ‘pretty son’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:23

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Chloe Grace Moretz wants to thank David and Victoria Beckham for making a “pretty son.” During a Monday night appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” the 19-year-old confirmed her relationship with Brooklyn Beckham, the 17-year-old son of the soccer superstar and former Spice Girl. Moretz tells Bravo host Andy […]

Thousands watch Pittsburgh falcon feed young to fellow chick

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:21

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A live broadcast of a peregrine falcon nesting at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning shows the bird feeding three hatchlings to her first chick. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/21RGRz4 ) thousands watched the infanticides over recent days through a National Aviary stream. Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill says scientists don’t yet know […]

The summer of ’46: How a girl named Margaret changed our sandlot baseball games forever

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:15

When a girl asked to play in a sandlot game 70 years ago, no one wanted her on his team. That changed when they say her play, teaching a group of young boys a lesson in equality.

From drag queens to aliens, a con for all seasons

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:12

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At first glance, it has all the trappings of San Diego Comic-Con. There’s a cavernous convention center devoid of daylight. Inside, it’s stuffed with thousands of fans lining up for everything from an autograph and a selfie to a slice of pizza and a soda. Upstairs, they’re camping out for Q&A […]

US officials in Belgium to promote intelligence-sharing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:05

BRUSSELS (AP) — A U.S. government delegation is in Belgium to promote greater intelligence-sharing by Belgian and European authorities in the wake of the March bombings that killed 32 victims in Brussels. Lisa Monaco, assistant to the U.S. president for homeland security and counterterrorism, said Tuesday that “what we have learned in the hard work […]

Recipe: Green Garlic Tabbouleh

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:04

While still young, those tender garlic bulbs are juicy and sweet, with just a hint of the pungency they develop after maturation. And the greens are wonderfully herbal, with an allium tang.

Flagrant, foul tantrums after Sodo arena vote are all too familiar

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:00

Misogynistic missives launched against five Seattle City Council women show that, despite what Mayor Ed Murray says, Seattle is really no better than anywhere else.

Allergan plans to buy back $10 billion stock

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:29

NEW YORK (AP) — Allergan will buy back up to $10 billion in stock following a swing to a first-quarter profit on a strong surge in sales of key drugs, including the wrinkle and muscle spasm treatment Botox. The buyback plan is contingent on the sale of the drug developer’s generics unit to Teva, which […]

Jordan official: Extremism a result of no Palestinian state

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:29

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jordan’s foreign minister says that Palestinian statehood is the most important issue now facing the world and that it fuels extremism gripping the Mideast. Nasser Judeh made the comment on Tuesday at the Arab Media Forum in Dubai. Judeh says the “Palestinian cause represents the essence of the conflicts […]

Japanese prime minister says U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima to pay respect to atomic bombing victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:20

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prime minister says U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima to pay respect to atomic bombing victims.

Spain court ruling reopens debate over dictator’s tomb site

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:07

MADRID (AP) — A court decision to order the first-ever exhumation of bodies at Spain’s Valley of the Fallen mausoleum where dictator Francisco Franco is buried is re-igniting a debate over whether the memorial site that holds thousands of civil war victims should be disturbed. In a ruling made public this week, a judge ordered […]

5 things about Kim’s congress, from North and South Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:05

North Korea just wrapped up its biggest political event in decades — a lavish, four-day congress of its ruling Workers’ Party of Korea intended to both strengthen the leadership of Kim Jong Un, who presided over it all and came out with the newly created title of party chairman, and show off the face of […]

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao close to Philippine Senate win

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:00

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Boxing great Manny Pacquiao appears to have won a seat in the Philippine Senate, according to unofficial results. Pacquiao has garnered more than 15 million votes, with about 93 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday. That places him eighth among candidates for 12 Senate seats, and nearly 3 million votes ahead of […]