Seattle Times Headlines

Slain former Saints defensive end to be laid to rest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 16:29

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Funeral services are to be held for former defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed a week ago. A private funeral and burial are to be held Saturday. Smith died a week ago after police say he was shot by 28-year-old Cardell Hayes during a traffic altercation. A visitation […]

Bernie Sanders says he met with Pope Francis.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 15:48

ROME (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press that he met with Pope Francis, describing the meeting as a “real honor.” Sanders said the meeting took place Saturday morning before the pope left for his one-day visit to Greece. He said he was honored by the meeting, […]

Taiwan to send delegation to China to discuss deportations

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 15:40

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan plans to dispatch officials to Beijing as early as Monday to discuss the deportation of Taiwanese fraud suspects from Kenya to China that has stirred outrage on the self-ruled island. The Cabinet’s Mainland Affairs Council said Saturday that officials, including those from the Justice Ministry and Criminal Investigation Bureau, will […]

Shoulder surgery keeps Paul Stanley from KISS benefit show

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 15:10

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Shoulder surgery has prevented Paul Stanley from performing an intimate show with KISS. Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss donned their classic stage makeup and costumes to play a four-song set Friday to benefit multiple sclerosis research. KISS was the headlining act at the 23rd annual Race to Erase […]

Financial markets are calmer, but world economy faces risks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 15:05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world economy is still sluggish. But at least markets are calmer and China’s economic problems look more manageable than they did when the world’s top finance officials met in February. Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 major economies emerged from their meeting in Washington on Friday relieved […]

La Marzocco’s cafe aspires to ‘curate’ the coffee experience

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 15:01

The Italian maker of espresso machines opens its first cafe, in Seattle, to play host to a rotating cast of coffee roasters from around the U. S. and beyond.

With friends like these: GOP race spurs awkward endorsements

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:59

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham says Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is “not my favorite.” Ben Carson says there are “better people” than Donald Trump to serve as commander in chief. And those are the candidates Graham and Carson want to win. Presidential endorsements often create strange alliances — remember over-the-top Trump validating buttoned-up […]

At Trump Tower, true believers mix with the morbidly curious

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:56

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside Trump Tower, altar to all things Donald, the throngs pouring into the soaring brass-and-glass atrium include both the true believers making a political pilgrimage and the truly turned off who still can’t look away. Such is the odd fascination with the Donald Trump presidential campaign that has made his Fifth […]

Indonesia moves jailed cleric amid inhumane treatment claim

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:50

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities on Saturday moved the jailed spiritual leader of the 2002 Bali bombers from a notorious prison island amid demands by his lawyer to end his “inhumane” treatment. The ailing 77-year-old Abu Bakar Bashir was confined to a tiny isolation cell on Nusa Kambangan in the wake of the Jan. […]

Warriors’ dominance: a 2nd straight title inevitable?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:46

The Golden State Warriors plow into the playoffs with a record 73 wins under their belt and championship rings already on their fingers. Their domination of the league this season, coupled with the perception that San Antonio and Cleveland are the only real challengers to the Warriors’ throne, has cast a feeling of inevitability on […]

Shhhh! Coach Chris Petersen doesn’t want to hear about how good his Huskies could be

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:46

Washington coach Chris Petersen is too busy making sure his Huskies are making the most of every spring practice to be distracted by how good they might be next fall.

Hornets C Jefferson accepting, embracing new role as backup

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:41

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Al Jefferson was the focal point of the Charlotte Hornets’ offense when they faced the Miami Heat in the playoffs two years ago. That role has since changed. Jefferson now comes off the bench and plays fewer minutes, but that doesn’t mean the Hornets won’t be relying on “Big Al” in […]

Surging oil production, low prices to challenge Doha meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:37

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — OPEC isn’t what it used to be. Ahead of a planned meeting of most of the cartel and other major oil producers in Qatar to approve a freeze on oil production, some OPEC members are pumping record levels of crude even as prices wallow at less than half their level two […]

2 Bundys, 3 others balk at pleas in Nevada standoff case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:32

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men refused to enter pleas in federal court in Las Vegas to charges in an armed confrontation with government agents two years ago. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. entered not guilty pleas on behalf of each man during a sometimes contentious […]

Berkeley provost criticized for lax discipline resigns post

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:28

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley’s second-highest ranking administrator — who had faced criticism for allegedly being too lenient on a fellow administrator accused of sexual harassment — resigned from his post, citing personal reasons. Claude Steele, a prominent social psychologist who became the top academic officer at Berkeley two years ago, […]

Thunderbirds lead 3-1 over Everett in Western Conference semis

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:07

Ryan Gropp made a triumphant return and the Seattle Thunderbirds held on for a 2-1 win in a bizarre hockey game Saturday night.

Friday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 13:42

The Eastside Catholic baseball team shutout Bishop Blanchet while the Puyallup softball team toppled Spanaway Lake.

Anne Gould Hauberg, 98, dies; arts philanthropist, co-founder of Pilchuck Glass School

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 13:31

Anne Gould Hauberg played a role in the creation of many local institutions: Pilchuck Glass School, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the Experimental Education Unit at the University of Washington, and more.

Thousands mark 2nd anniversary of S. Korean ferry disaster

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 13:29

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans on Saturday participated in memorial events nationwide for the more than 300 people who died in a ferry disaster two years ago that deeply rattled the country. About 2,500 people, including grieving family members and victims, gathered for an event marking the second anniversary of the […]

Japan quakes kill at least 29; rescuers rush to free trapped

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 13:18

Oncoming rains could further complicate the relief operation and set off more mudslides in isolated rural towns, where people were waiting to be rescued in collapsed homes.