Seattle Times Headlines

Archeologists clash in Egypt over King Tut tomb theory

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:50

CAIRO (AP) — Archeologists have clashed at a conference in Egypt over a theory that secret chambers could be hidden behind the walls of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Speaking at the Sunday conference, former antiquities minister and famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass rejected the theory that undiscovered chambers lie behind the tomb and likely contain the tomb […]

Williams sisters aiming for another Olympic gold in Rio

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:47

ROME (AP) — The Williams sisters are making another run for Olympic gold. The winningest team in Olympic tennis history has entered the doubles draw at this week’s Italian Open to kick off their preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Games. It will mark the first time that Serena and Venus Williams have played doubles […]

Decade later, Cosby could face accuser behind sex charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:42

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A decade after she last saw Bill Cosby, a Toronto woman could face the TV legend in court this month at a hearing in suburban Philadelphia on charges he drugged and molested her in 2004. Prosecutors, though, may instead rely on Andrea Constand’s police statement under an in-flux Pennsylvania ruling meant to […]

‘The Good Wife’ concludes its splendid 7-season run Sunday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:34

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Peter Florrick, embattled governor of Illinois, be found guilty and face prison? Will his dutiful wife, Alicia, continue to stand by him — or finalize their pending divorce and stick with her new love, private investigator Jason Crouse? These are among the gnawing questions waiting to be answered when “The […]

Leicester fans continue to celebrate their improbable title

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:28

LEICESTER, England (AP) — A growing number of broken beer bottles crunched beneath their feet as thousands of Leicester supporters continued singing past midnight on the city’s High Street on Sunday. “Champions of England,” the chant went, “we know what we are.” Few around the world will not know. Singing it perhaps reminds Leicester fans […]

France’s leads World War II commemorations in Paris

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:24

PARIS (AP) — France’s president on Sunday led low-key commemorations in Paris marking the end of World War II in Europe. Under a baking sun, Francois Hollande began the proceedings by laying a wreath at the statue of Charles de Gaulle, the former president and leader of the French World War II government-in-exile. In his […]

Multiple attacks in, around Baghdad kill at least 12 people

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:09

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say multiple attacks in and around Iraq have killed at least 12 people. Police say the deadliest in Sunday’s attacks was in Baghdad’s western suburb of Abu Ghraib when a suicide bomber blew up himself outside a funeral tent for the wife of a local official, killing three policemen and two […]

From York to the San Juans: new crime fiction by Seattle writers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:00

Adam Woog’s crime fiction picks for May are all by authors in the Seattle area: new books by Candace Robb, Ashley Ream, Mary Daheim, Renee Patrick and Gregg Olsen.

May 8 TV Picks: ‘The Good Wife’ comes to a close

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:00

Also showing on Sunday, May 8: The kids-with-talent show “Little Big Shots” on NBC, “Fear the Walking Dead” on AMC and “Quantico” on ABC.

Catch a train to the Met Ball

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:00

The annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala brings an assortment of fantasy gowns — many of them complete with dramatic trains.

The Short List: 4 great moms from literature

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:00

Olive Kitteridge in ‘Olive Kitteridge’ by Elizabeth Strout When it comes to her only son, Olive, the rock-ribbed title character in Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, cannot seem to say the right thing. The more she loves him, the more he edges for the exits. Mothers everywhere will feel Olive’s pain. Anne Lamott in ‘Operating Instructions: […]

Rant & Rave: Hey haters, you’re just jealous of UW cheerleaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:00

Readers rave about King County Water Taxi service during Viadoom and observant bystander who pointed out skin cancer; rant about bumpy sidewalks and inconsiderate condo neighbor who dumped cat litter out the window.

‘All the Light We Cannot See’ tops NW fiction best-sellers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:00

‘When Breath Becomes Air’ leads the nonfiction list.

‘Ghostbusters’ gets a remake, and so does its gear

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:00

The filmmakers behind this summer’s “Ghostbusters” knew that certain elements of the “Ghostbusters” world, like proton packs and the Ecto-1, were essential to keep for the fans, but they also wanted to add their own spin.

‘The Dig’: a timeless tale of ancient English treasure

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:00

“The Dig,” a beautifully understated novel by British author John Preston, is based on the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure in 1939 England.

7 ways to ‘spring-clean’ your diet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 21:00

Tips include cutting down on red meat, adding more vegetables, swapping out rich desserts and eating fruit instead.

Pedestrians take over Champs-Elysees as Paris goes green

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 19:55

PARIS (AP) — Pedestrians have taken over the cobblestones of the Champs Elysees as part of a new tradition to ban traffic from the famous Paris avenue once a month. The scheme for what is usually one of the busiest roads in the French capital was launched by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and is aimed […]

For tired Pyongyang workers, beer’s on tap at stand-up bars

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 19:20

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Putting on a major political event can be pretty exhausting in North Korea, where everyone is expected to pitch in. Ahead of the ongoing congress of the ruling Workers’ Party, North Koreans were called upon to put in massive overtime to boost production and show their devotion to leader Kim […]

Russia says construction stopped at World Cup stadium

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 19:17

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Sports Minister says construction work has stopped on a stadium that will host 2018 World Cup games in the city of Samara. Vitaly Mutko, who also sits on FIFA’s governing council, tells the R-Sport agency that “in Samara, the stadium has come to a halt; this issue must be resolved.” Mutko […]

Filipinos set to vote: Slow reform or promise of big change?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 19:11

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thirty years after emerging from a brutal dictatorship, Filipinos will face a dilemma when they pick a new leader on Monday: Should they choose a sharp-tongued mayor with an audacious promise to wipe out crime and corruption within months, or back reformists who aren’t regarded as a threat to democracy? It’s […]