Seattle Times Headlines

Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:21

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Painstaking organization and in-person campaigning paid off again for Ted Cruz on Saturday as he nailed down all 14 delegates up for grabs at the Republican Party convention in Wyoming. The result leaves Donald Trump facing yet another loss in a string of defeats in Western states. Saturday’s sweep for Cruz […]

Sounders beat the Union at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:19

The Sounders beat the Union, 2-1, at CenturyLinkField in Seattle.

Rainiers win, improve to 7-2

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:14

Chris Taylor knocks in go-ahead run in seventh inning of 5-3 victory over Albuquerque.

Debate turns vitriolic in Brazil as impeachment vote nears

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:08

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Friends and foes of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called each other “putchists” and “thieves” ahead of Sunday’s vote in Congress’ lower house on whether to proceed with her impeachment, as unprecedented levels of vitriol sparked fears of violence. Emotions have been running high since the impeachment proceedings began in the Chamber […]

Chicago union says clock has started toward teachers’ strike

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:00

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said on Saturday the countdown toward a possible strike had begun after it rejected the recommendation of a neutral arbitrator that it accept a contract offer from the nation’s third-largest school system. The union said the earliest a strike could begin is May 16, about a month before […]

First impressions: Jordan Morris breaks through as Sounders top Union 2-1

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:59

Jordan Morris scored his first professional goal as the Sounders beat the 10-man Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.

Huskies baseball rallies past UCLA

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:28

Washington’s baseball team scored three runs in the seventh inning to complete a rally from a 6-1 deficit and beat UCLA 8-7 Saturday at Husky Ballpark and tie the three-game series at a game apiece.

Myanmar’s new president pledges to free political prisoners

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:13

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s new president on Sunday pledged to continue efforts to release remaining political prisoners as part of the sweeping democratic changes his government envisions after a half-century of military control. President Htin Kyaw is leading the country’s first freely elected government after more than 50 years of direct or indirect military […]

Low, Canada: Northern neighbor’s economy sags

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:00

The economic woes of Washington state’s second-largest trading partner undoubtedly will ripple across the border.

Police: 4-year-old girl fatally shot by 5-year-old sibling

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:54

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has been fatally shot by a 5-year-old sibling in Philadelphia and police are searching for the mother’s boyfriend, who’s believed to have owned the gun used. Police say the girl was shot in the face in a home in the Upper Kensington neighborhood in north Philadelphia shortly […]

KEXP celebrates new home with a rockin’ good time

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:47

Radio station KEXP celebrates the grand opening of its new home at Seattle Center.

A look at some prospects poised to be impact rookies this season

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:39

In the National League, most people selected scintillating shortstop Corey Seager of the Dodgers as the likely pick for the rookie of the year.

Seattle man wrongly convicted in 1957 child’s killing goes free

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:30

Jack McCullough was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the death of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph near Chicago. In a review last year, a prosecutor found evidence that supported the former policeman’s long-held alibi that he had been 40 miles away at the time of the disappearance.

Company withdraws from Oregon-Washington pipeline project

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:24

Oregon LNG had proposed a terminal in northwest Oregon and an 87-mile pipeline linking to a natural gas connector in Washington state. The company wanted to export natural gas from Canada and the Rocky Mountains to Asian markets.

Rescuers search waters off San Francisco for 2 missing teens

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:12

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rescuers are searching for two teenage boys who were swept out to sea while playing in the surf at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Coast Guard spokesman Adam Stanton says witnesses reported seeing four people playing in the surf Saturday afternoon at the beach near Lincoln Way. He said two people in […]

Mercer Island celebrates with a Leap for Green festival

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:10

Leap For Green, a family fair promoting sustainability and environmentally sound practices, was held Saturday on Mercer Island.

LEADING OFF: Tanaka vs Iwakuma; Giants-Dodgers in prime time

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 09:52

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Sunday: ___ FAR EAST, FAR OUT Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees and Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners are set to become the first set of Japanese teammates to oppose each other as starting pitchers in the major leagues. The 35-year-old Iwakuma and the 27-year-old Tanaka played […]

Fine weather for sailing or spectating

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 09:50

Saturday’s mild weather was ideal for people learning how to sail through the Mount Baker Rowing & Sailing Center.

USC’s blind long snapper participates in spring game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 09:36

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Olson ran onto the Coliseum field in a Southern California uniform and completed two field goal snaps Saturday. After the Trojans’ blind long snapper achieved another lifelong goal, he became even more determined to follow up this spring game performance by playing in a real game someday. Olson got a […]

Police: Woman left infant in hot car for strip club audition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 09:24

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A woman and her friend are facing charges after they left her infant in a hot car outside a strip club where she was auditioning. WSB-TV (http://2wsb.tv/1VsL0Jo) reports 24-year-old Kelsey McMurtry was auditioning at club in downtown Nashville Thursday while her daughter sat in a locked car with the windows up. […]