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Photos of the Day: May 26, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:53
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Poor Hoh River king return will lead to summer fishing closure

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:29
A small return of chinook this summer will result in the Hoh River and South Fork Hoh River to be closed for fishing from June 6 through July 31. The spring/summer chinook has been near or under the spawning escapement goal of 900 fish for the past nine years.  

Paris celebrates WWII resistance heroes in Pantheon ceremony

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:23
PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities are escorting coffins representing four World War II resistance figures through the French capital toward the Pantheon, the resting place of French heroes. The event Tuesday is part of two days of national ceremonies honoring the two women and two men, meant to symbolize French efforts against extremist violence in […]

New Mexico police officer fatally shot; person in custody

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:21
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A suburban Albuquerque police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop, the first time a Rio Rancho officer was fatally shot in the line of duty in the department’s 34-year history. The officer, a military veteran who had been with the Rio Rancho Police Department for four years, […]

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer’s actions before the crash. The engineer, Brendan Bostian, suffered a head injury in […]

Death of toddler run over by father ruled an accident

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:19
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The Franklin County Coroner’s Office says the death of a toddler who was hit by a truck driven by his father was an accident. The Tri-City Herald reports ( ) that 13-mont-old Quinn Axel Kysar was in the backyard of a home on West Sagemoor Road north of Pasco on Monday […]

Nordstrom sells credit card operation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:18
For customers, little should change. Nordstrom will continue to fund and manage its Nordstrom Rewards loyalty program, as well as its debit cards.

Sen. Mitch McConnell working on memoir

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:12
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir. The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he planned to tell both his personal story, including overcoming polio as a child in Alabama, and the story of his long career in public life. “It’s hard for […]

Arizona House Democrat to challenge McCain for Senate

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state. Kirkpatrick, 65, is serving her third House term in a district she has won narrowly. She was already being targeted […]

Seattle home prices up 7.5 percent in March from year ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:53
Only five cities saw prices increase at a faster pace than Seattle’s, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index.

Police: Dozens shot, 8 killed in separate Baltimore shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:31
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore city police said dozens of people have been shot and at least eight killed in a series of separate weekend shootings. WBAL-TV ( reports that a man and woman were shot in a car about 12:30 a.m. Monday. Both were taken to the hospital, where the man died. Officers responded to […]

Sweltering temperatures in India leave 750 dead in 5 weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:30
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — More than 750 people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday. The southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana have been hit the hardest. More than 550 people have died from the unrelenting heat in Andhra Pradesh since […]

In Girl Scouts, young women find their way to STEM careers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:30
At their annual luncheon, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington talk tech education; and ArtsFund honors Tom Skerritt and Ann Ramsay-Jenkins.

Cherry picker topples, kills 2 as man shows it to kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:29
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cherry picker accident that left a man and a boy dead and injured three other children happened as the man was giving the neighborhood kids a demonstration of the elevated lift, authorities said. The cherry picker carrying the group toppled over from a strong gust of wind Sunday afternoon, fell […]

Consumer confidence edges up in May on improving job market

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 95.4 in May from 94.3 in April. Last month’s reading had been sharp drop from March’s 101.4. A year ago, the index stood at 82.2. Consumers’ assessment of current economic […]

Channeling Batman, Versailles: Macau’s new wave of resorts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:13
MACAU (AP) — Macau is doubling down even as the odds change. The world’s casino capital this week welcomes the first of a new wave of lavish casino resorts for its up-and-coming Cotai Peninsula. It’s a $20 billion bet by casino operators amid an extended losing streak in the tiny Chinese enclave. Gambling revenue growth […]

US stock indexes open lower as traders return from holiday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:12
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and European stocks fell moderately Tuesday as concerns over Greece’s debt crisis overshadowed some upbeat economic news out of China. A U.S. report showing soft demand for durable goods also weighed on the market. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 113 points, or 0.6 percent, to 18,118 as […]

Lock of Mozart’s hair going under the hammer at Sotheby’s

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:11
LONDON (AP) — Music lovers have the chance to own a strand of history. Auctioneer Sotheby’s is selling a lock of hair from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, resting in a gilt locket. Taking composers’ hair as keepsakes was common in the 18th and 19th centuries. After Mozart died in 1791, aged 35, his […]

Olive Garden: At least 1 more breadstick creation on the way

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Olive Garden isn’t finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks. The Italian restaurant chain said earlier this month it would introduce “breadstick sandwiches” as part of a broader menu revamp intended to play up its most popular offerings. The sandwiches don’t arrive until June 1, but Olive Garden already […]

Police: 17-year-old boy killed in Burlington park shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 21:48
Police say a 17-year-old boy is dead following a shooting at a park in the Skagit County city of Burlington.