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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 15:33

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery features a raging wildfire in Canada, a display of Russian military might in Moscow, and a visit by American reality TV […]

China envoy to visit Djibouti, site of 1st overseas base

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 15:06

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is sending a special envoy to visit the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, where China is establishing a naval logistics center that is widely seen as the first overseas base for its increasingly powerful military. Deputy head of the national legislature Yan Junqi will this week attend […]

Turbulence injures 17 on Indonesia-Hong Kong flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:58

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Seventeen passengers and crew were injured when a Hong Kong Airlines’ flight ran into severe turbulence early Saturday on the way from Indonesia’s resort Bali island to Hong Kong. The Airbus A330-200 with 204 passengers and 12 crew returned to Bali about 2 ½ hours into the flight and landed safely […]

Obama to Howard graduates: Profound changes lie ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:56

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is advising Howard University graduates that profound changes lie ahead for the nation’s economy and society. Obama is set to deliver the keynote address at Howard University’s commencement Saturday. Obama’s spokesman says the president’s remarks will acknowledge the “unique opportunity” the graduates had to attend one of the finest […]

Trump scorns Republican opponents as well as Democrats

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:54

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s derision of his political opponents draws hearty boos of support at rallies. That he castigates as many Republicans as Democrats is another sign of the fractures within the GOP. Trump shrugs off the high-profile Republicans who have stated they aren’t voting for him, among them former […]

Philippine election could cause heartburn for its US ally

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — The upcoming Philippine presidential election could cause some heartburn in Washington. The winner of Monday’s vote will be hand-maiden to the most crucial U.S. relationship in Southeast Asia, and the front-runner has not inspired confidence with his casual threats to shoot criminals and by joking about the gang rape and killing of […]

Angsty conservatives licking wounds in Age of Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a lot of angsty conservatives, there’s more to worry about than just Donald Trump. There’s the future of the conservative movement to consider. The soul-searching over what to do with the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee includes a broader debate over who gets to define conservatism. An Iowa talk show host […]

Police: Shooting spree turned random after first attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:43

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The shooting spree began with a domestic slaying in an unusually public place. According to police, Eulalio Tordil, a federal security officer, shot and killed his estranged wife as she waited to pick up her children in the parking lot of a suburban Washington high school on Thursday afternoon. He […]

Police find dead woman in trunk, 2 juveniles in Hawaii home

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:33

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man remained jailed on suspicion of three murders Friday after officers responding to a home disturbance arrived just as he was driving away from the scene with blood dripping from the trunk of his car. Officers pulled over and arrested John Ali Hoffman after spotting him leaving the house and […]

Gucci quits US anti-counterfeiting group after Alibaba joins

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:32

SHANGHAI (AP) — Gucci America has quit the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, the second defection since the Washington, D.C.-based group allowed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to become a member in April. Michael Kors walked out of the IACC last month, calling Alibaba “our most dangerous and damaging adversary.” The outrage over Alibaba’s membership raises fresh questions […]

DERBY 2016: Some dramatic finishes in the Run for the Roses

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:26

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Picking the most dramatic finishes in the Kentucky Derby is all but impossible. Arguably, each of the 141 editions has a remarkable ending, and Saturday’s should be no different. From breathtaking duels to the wire (Grindstone-Cavonnier) to almost unthinkable upsets (Mine That Bird at 50-1) to completely overpowering victories (Barbaro by […]

11-year-old’s slaying spreads grief far beyond Navajo Nation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:19

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — She was a budding musician and talented artist, a girl whose death at the hands of a man who authorities say lured her into his van spread grief far beyond her home on the Navajo Nation. More than 3,000 people turned out for Ashlynne Mike’s funeral in Farmington, New Mexico, weeping […]

Passion, pain reignited over new Penn State abuse claims

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:54

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pain and passion over the Penn State sexual abuse scandal were reignited with new allegations that Joe Paterno was told Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a child as early as 1976 and that two assistant coaches witnessed the abuse of other children. The allegations were revealed in an order this week by […]

North Korea party to give Kim Jong Un new title

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:52

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s ruling party is preparing to bestow a new title on leader Kim Jong Un, another clear sign that the third heir to North Korea’s dynasty of Kims is firmly in control despite his country’s deepening international isolation over one of his key ambitions, to keep developing more and […]

Friday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:22

Marissa Ewald batted 3-for-4 with three RBI and a home run while Hailey Menssen also hit 3-for-4 with four RBI. On the mound, Tori Bivens was lights out, allowing just a single hit while striking out 13.

Philippine campaign ends in panic as Trump-like mayor leads

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:20

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A bruising presidential campaign is drawing to a close in the Philippines with a last-minute attempt by the president to unify candidates against a front-running mayor perceived as a threat to democracy virtually collapsing. After crisscrossing the archipelago nation for three months, five presidential candidates led by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will […]

UW women golfers second at regional

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:15

Washington senior Charlotte Thomas shot a 5-under 67 Friday and was in second place after the second round of the NCAA Baton Rouge (La.) Regionals.

Trump rally in liberal Oregon city draws protest; no arrests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 12:46

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in a liberal university town shouted “Dump Trump” and argued with supporters of the billionaire businessman as the likely Republican presidential nominee brought his divisive, but popular, campaign to an Oregon rally Friday. Demonstrators in Eugene were kept at a distance from Lane Events Center, where Donald Trump took the […]

Seattle Thunderbirds lose WHL final opener in overtime

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 12:44

Tanner Kaspick was the hero for Brandon after he scored less than seven?minutes into overtime.

Seattle’s Opening Day boating tradition: 6 things you might not know

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 12:34

Opening Day of boating season is Seattle’s very own, hyped-up tradition that has included a floating Elvis head and the Coast Guard promising fines for boaters lobbing water balloons. Add in the rowing competitions for more fun on the Montlake Cut.