Seattle Times Headlines

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 […]

Mom fatally shot in front of 8-year-old son on Mother’s Day

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:57

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky woman was fatally shot on Mother’s Day in front of her 8-year-old son, who had yet to give her the necklace he had bought for her. Louisville Metro Police Department Lt. Todd Kessinger tells news outlets that the boy was present when 27-year-old Angelina Pressley was shot […]

Marshals: Man who fled Georgia prison found after 48 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:53

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials say a man who escaped from a Georgia prison work camp nearly 48 years ago has been arrested in Connecticut. The U.S. Marshals Service says Robert E. Stackowitz was serving a 17-year sentence for robbery in August 1968 when he escaped from the infirmary at Carroll County Prison Work Camp […]

Man pleads not guilty after boat, trailer kills cyclist

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:43

NEW YORK (AP) — A Staten Island man has denied charges in the death of a woman killed after a boat became detached from a trailer and hit her while she was riding a bicycle. The Staten Island Advance reports (http://bit.ly/1rE8T4u ) 42-year-old Michael Khmil pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including second-degree manslaughter and […]

Man shoots self but doesn’t realize it until 3 days later

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:42

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man shot himself in the arm while cleaning a handgun, but didn’t realize it until three days later when he finally changed shirts and found a bullet hole. An arrest report says Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies were called after 37-year-old Michael Blevins went to a hospital Saturday. Blevins told […]

Credit Suisse reports big loss amid sour market conditions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:34

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss bank Credit Suisse has reported a 302 million Swiss francs ($310 million) loss in the first quarter amid shrinking market volumes and client activity, while pressing apace with planned staff reductions. The loss compared with a profit of 1.05 billion francs a year earlier. Revenues plunged 30 percent to 4.64 billion […]

Emirates airline says profits are up amid lower oil prices

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:31

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East’s biggest airline, Emirates, said Tuesday its profits were up by about 56 percent to $1.9 billion in the last fiscal year largely due to lower oil prices that drove down fuel operating costs. The Dubai government-owned airline said revenue, however, fell in 2015-2016 by four percent […]

British exit risk casts shadow over EU’s economic hopes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:12

LONDON (AP) — Half a century ago, French President Charles de Gaulle twice vetoed Britain from joining what was then the European Economic Community, warning that the country’s “fundamental hostility” to economic integration could sabotage the bloc. In half a dozen weeks, the British could be fulfilling that prediction when they vote on whether to […]

Testimony to begin in civil trial against Colorado theater

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:10

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin in a civil trial over whether the company that owns a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a 2012 shooting there. Attorneys will deliver their statements Tuesday morning before six jurors and two alternates begin hearing testimony in the case against Cinemark. […]

Doctor tied to Menendez corruption case to argue in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:01

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a prominent Florida eye doctor charged with corruption along with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will try to persuade a federal judge to throw out a separate Medicare fraud case against him. Attorneys for Dr. Salomon Melgen are scheduled Tuesday to argue that prosecutors are misapplying and […]

US sticking with calling Myanmar minority ‘Rohingya’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 18:59

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar and the United States appear to have agreed to disagree on what to call the Southeast Asian nation’s beleaguered Muslim minority that Washington and most of the world know as Rohingya. Many Buddhists inside Myanmar prefer to call them “Bengalis,” arguing that the 1 million or so members of the […]

Young guitarist from Maine jams with Pearl Jam

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 18:54

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — A Maine boy’s guitar skills earned him a spot onstage with Pearl Jam. Ten-year-old Noah Keeley of Bar Harbor, Maine, was invited onstage to play last week in Quebec City. He sat on a stool and played along with the Pearl Jam song, “Sad.” Afterward, the band played a cover of […]

Facebook says no evidence conservative stories suppressed

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 18:50

A Facebook official says the company has found no evidence to back up allegations that Facebook contractors suppressed stories of interest to conservatives in its “Trending” section. Facebook vice president of search Tom Stocky writes in a post, “There are rigorous guidelines in place for the review team to ensure consistency and neutrality,” adding that […]

Bomb at southwestern Pakistan university parking lot kills 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 18:49

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A provincial official says a bomb has exploded in the parking area of a state-run university in southwestern Pakistan, killing two police officers and wounding five people. Sarfraz Bugti says police are trying to determine who planted the bomb that went off Tuesday near the Baluchistan university in the city of […]