Seattle Times Headlines

Wildfire evacuees get supplies, support at evacuation center

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:05

LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (AP) — A community recreation center has become a lifeline for thousands of evacuees from the massive wildfire raging north of the small city of Lac La Biche in Alberta. A gymnasium area with basketball hoops at The Bold Center has been converted to a mall of sorts, with bins of […]

Lake Stevens standoff ends in fatal shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:01

Before police near Lake Stevens fired on him, the man at times held a gun to his head during a long standoff.

In Windermere Cup, UW crews race to easy wins in all four trophy races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:00

UW’s varsity eight and second varsity eight boats, both men’s and women’s, all earned open-water wins on a warm, sunny morning that featured only a minimal breeze.

Dancing to James Baldwin and Margaret Mead in the roiling ‘A Rap on Race’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 03:42

“A Rap on Race,” co-created by choreographer Donald Byrd and theater legend Anna Deavere Smith, fuses dance with text from a momentous 1970 conversation between James Baldwin and Margaret Mead, plus a score by Charles Mingus.

Michael Phelps jumps into gene pool, becomes father

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 03:31

Michael Phelps is a first-time father. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist and fiancé Nicole Johnson welcomed Boomer Robert Phelps on Thursday night in Arizona, where Phelps has been training in preparation for the upcoming Rio Olympics. “Healthy and happy!!! Best feeling I have ever felt in my life!!!” Phelps posted on Instagram Saturday in announcing […]

Police: Virginia man fatally beaten, stabbed by mob at party

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 03:14

CENTERVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia police say a man found dead in his family’s home was beaten by a mob of people and stabbed at a party he attended the night before. The Washington Post ( ) reports that according to a search warrant, friends drove 21-year-old Hosung Lee to his Centerville home after the […]

Violin teacher indicted in child molestation case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 03:02

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — A violin teacher in suburban Atlanta has been indicted and charged with molesting three children. The Times ( ) reported Friday that 85-year-old Leon Messerlian faces seven counts of child molestation and one count of computer pornography involving children after a grand jury indictment Monday. Messerlian was a teacher with the […]

Ponytail with passion: violinist, conductor and countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky plays Benaroya Hall

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:55

Russian triple threat Dmitry Sinkovsky — a violin virtuoso who also conducts and sings countertenor — played an impressive Baroque program with the Seattle Symphony that only included a few rocky moments.

Gun violence gets more nuanced, probing coverage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:46

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Media attention to gun violence tends to be doled out in predictable, limited ways: when a mass shooting happens, when the anniversary of such a tragedy is marked or when the use of deadly force by law enforcement or citizens is questioned. But the headline-driven nature of the coverage is starting […]

Sanders’ problem: To win, he needs Clinton’s superdelegates

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has a problem. Remember those superdelegates, the Democratic Party leaders and elected officials who can vote for the candidate of their choice? The ones Sanders’ supporters have been complaining about for months? It turns out, to have a shot at beating out Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president, […]

‘Undie Run’ goes on despite pleas from CSU officials

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:09

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University students went ahead with Friday’s annual “Undie Run” despite opposition from university officials. The event started as an end-of-semester clothing donation drive but has devolved over six years into a raucous gathering. According to KMGH-TV ( ), university police say there were no serious incidents as students […]

West Point launches inquiry into cadets’ fists-raised photo

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:04

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy has launched an inquiry into a photo showing 16 black, female cadets in uniform with their fists raised. The image has spurred questions about whether the gesture violates military restrictions on political activity. Spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker said Saturday that West Point is looking into […]

Kane, Benn and Crosby are Hart Trophy finalists

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 02:01

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins are the finalists for the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP. The finalists were announced Saturday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Kane became […]

Emanuel AME gives $1.5M to families of 9 killed; keeps $1.8M

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 01:57

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston church where nine African-Americans were shot in what police say were racist killings has given $1.5 million of donations to family members of the victims. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ( ) that Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church kept about $1.8 million of donations for building maintenance, […]

Donald Trump’s Washington state visit: live updates

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 01:49

Seattle Times reporters and photographers are in Lynden for Donald Trump’s visit to Whatcom County. We will be providing live updates throughout the day, as we talk with supporters, protesters and cover Trump’s speech at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee is scheduled to appear in Spokane at noon and […]

NATO: 2 service members killed in attack on Afghan base

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 01:42

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two members of the international Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan were killed Saturday in an attack on a base in southern Afghanistan, Nato announced. According to a NATO statement, two Afghans wearing the uniforms of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) opened fire Saturday morning at an ANDSF compound. […]

Stevie Wonder, Eric Benet, more honor Prince in Los Angeles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 01:41

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Faith Evans, Aloe Blacc and Eric Benet paid tribute to Prince with words and music at a public memorial Friday in Los Angeles. Thousands of Prince fans gathered in front of Los Angeles City Hall for the celebration, where the entertainers performed songs from Prince’s vast catalog. Investigators are […]

1 dead after Des Moines shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 01:36

Police found the victim in a Des Moines apartment-complex parking lot.

Greek communists protest pension, tax reforms

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 01:21

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than 20,000 slogan-chanting, pro-communist protesters have taken to the streets of Athens to protest against the left-led government’s pension and tax reform bill, which is being debated in Parliament. The march, organized by a union affiliated with the Greek Communist Party, ended peacefully in front of the Greek Parliament. It […]