Seattle Times Headlines

Women build political clout as big donors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:53

Forty-three percent of all reported contributions to federal candidates for this election have come from women, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission data.

Safety steps ordered for Metro after mishandling of fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — Describing a dramatic list of missteps by Metro during a response to a station fire, the Federal Transit Administration issued a series of directives to the transit agency while threatening to shut down the system. The FTA, which took over direct safety oversight of Metro in October, said in a four-page directive […]

Intentional Futures helps companies elevate their game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:39

Firm provides hands-on guidance with strategy, design and other stages of projects across a variety of industries.

Head east of Cascades to Lake Chelan for nice mix of lake trout, rainbows and kokanee to catch

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:28

Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service: What continues hot is trolling near the Yacht Club on Lake Chelan for numbers of Lake Trout. Also hot is the Manson Bay bite for Lake Trout. The Kokanee bite continues spotty during this reporting period except for the […]

Reward up to $12,500 for information leading to missing girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:23

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a reward for information leading to the safe recovery of a missing 9-year-old Tennessee girl has increased to $12,500. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said law enforcement officials continued to search Saturday for 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent of Rogersville in the eastern part of the state. The bureau says […]

After draft freefall, Tunsil finds bearings with Dolphins

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:17

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — At 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds, Laremy Tunsil’s not easy to knock off-balance, and a bizarre video of him taking a bong hit in a gas mask didn’t do it. The video cost him millions of dollars in the NFL draft and raised concerns about his character. But Tunsil seemed eager to […]

Spain: 3 journalists missing since July have been freed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:15

MADRID (AP) — Three Spanish journalists who went missing while working in Syria in July have been freed from captivity, the Spanish government said Saturday. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s office said in a statement that Antonio Pampliega, Jose Manuel Lopez and Angel Sastre, who disappeared near the city of Aleppo in northern Syria on July […]

UAB: Running back Greg Bryant dies after shooting in Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 04:13

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — UAB running back Greg Bryant was shot and killed Saturday in South Florida, the school said. He was 21. Bryant, a former Notre Dame player, and passenger Maurice Grover were found shot in a car along southbound Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, police told The Palm Beach Post. […]

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 […]