Seattle Times Headlines

North Carolina gov. faces Fed’s Monday deadline on LGBT law

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:06

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government’s Monday deadline to declare he won’t enforce the new state law limiting protections for LGBT people — defiance that could risk funding for the state’s university system and lead to a protracted legal […]

Memories of Barbaro resonate a decade after tragic injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:06

BALTIMORE (AP) — The passage of time has trickled ever so slowly for trainer Michael Matz since Barbaro’s final gallop at the Preakness. A decade ago, Matz saddled the frisky Kentucky Derby winner with designs of pulling off an encore at Pimlico Race Course. Soon after emerging from the starting gate, Barbaro stumbled and broke […]

Quotations in the News

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:03

“We can really get in there and really get a handle on this fire and really get a death grip on it.” — Chad Morrison of Alberta Wildfire after officials said they had reached a turning point in fighting an enormous wildfire in the Canadian oil sands town of Fort McMurray, Alberta. ___ “I’m certainly […]

Reporters in N. Korea for congress get wire factory instead

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:49

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — They came for North Korea’s biggest political event in decades. What they have been getting is a lot of sightseeing — except one, who got kicked out. North Korea has brought in more than 100 journalists from around the world to make sure that the 7th Congress of its ruling […]

Japan court: Vagina kayak display OK, data sale is obscene

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:35

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court has acknowledged Monday that a vagina-shaped kayak created by a Japanese “vagina artist” is art while on display, but found her guilty of violating the country’s obscenity law by distributing it in the form of digital data. The Tokyo District Court ordered Megumi Igarashi, known as alias Rokudenashiko, or […]

Confident Lightning headed to East final again

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:35

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning proving their deep playoff run of a year ago wasn’t happenstance. With Ben Bishop, Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman leading the way, the Lightning are back in the Eastern Conference final again after defeating the Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders in the first two rounds. […]

Big Three leads Cavaliers back to Eastern Conference finals

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:33

ATLANTA (AP) — The Big Three yucked it up after their latest playoff sweep, a far cry from the uneasiness that prevailed at the beginning of their relationship. It may have taken a while to find their groove, but the Cavaliers are sure enjoying how it all worked out. Cleveland moved on to the Eastern […]

Escaped inmate spotted near New Jersey highway rest area

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:26

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say an escaped inmate who once served time for manslaughter for killing a baby has been spotted near a highway rest area. State police say 38-year-old Arthur Buckel was seen late Sunday near a rest area along the Garden State Parkway in Lacey Township. State police […]

N. Korea boots BBC journalist as party congress continues

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:13

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday was expelling a BBC journalist it had detained days earlier for allegedly “insulting the dignity” of the authoritarian country, while it continued to keep other foreign media away from the first-in-decades ruling party congress they had been invited to attend. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was not among the […]

Girl hurt on carnival ride has surgery to repair scalp

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:13

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The mother of an 11-year-old girl whose hair got caught in a spinning carnival ride says her daughter underwent surgery to repair her scalp and remains in a Nebraska hospital. Virginia Cooksey tells the Omaha World-Herald her daughter didn’t suffer any fractures or brain trauma but could have vision problems or […]

China questions crew as sea crash leaves 2 dead, 17 missing

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:50

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are questioning the crew of a Maltese-flagged ship that collided with a Chinese fishing boat over the weekend, killing at least two sailors and leaving 17 others missing. Chinese state media on Monday quoted border checkpoint official Xu Zhiyong as saying that the ship’s Greek captain and 19-member mostly Filipino […]

North Korea expels BBC journalist, complains of coverage

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:23

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday was expelling a BBC journalist it had detained days earlier for allegedly “insulting the dignity” of the authoritarian country, which has invited scores of foreign media for its ongoing ruling party congress. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes had been scheduled to leave Friday after accompanying a group of Nobel […]

Marble Rodin, Paul Signac painting among Sotheby’s offerings

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:05

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin (ah-GOOST’ roh-DAN’) and three French paintings never before at auction are among the highlights of Sotheby’s sale of impressionist and modern art. Paul Signac’s (SIN’-yak) “The Port Houses, Saint-Trope” could bring $8 million to $12 million and is among 62 works being offered at […]

Former UW Husky Tupou expected to sign with Seahawks while Vernon Adams writes that he did not sign

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:58

Indications are that former Husky Tani Tupou will sign with the Seahawks after being a tryout player this weekend, but that former Oregon QB Vernon Adams will not

Asian stocks mixed after Chinese trade contracts

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:55

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday after China’s trade contracted in April and U.S. job growth came in weaker than expected. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 2.2 percent to 2,848.16 points and Taiwan, New Zealand and Indonesia also fell. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 16,187.21 and Hong Kong’s Hang […]

SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China starts drills, showcases isles

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:45

A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves: ___ EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest key developments in the South […]

Facts and figures on the Philippines

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:43

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is holding general elections Monday to elect a president and vice president and other congressional representatives nationwide. Here are some facts and figures about the country: GEOGRAPHY: An archipelago of 7,107 islands flanked by the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea, and often an entryway for Pacific storms […]

After years of wearing a back brace, Stacy Lewis reached top of golf world

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:41

Stacy Lewis, ranked No. 4 in the world, will be one of the favorites in next month’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee. The LPGA major will have special meaning for her because she is sponsored by KPMG, a global business-service firm.

Powerball winner yet to come forward to claim prize

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:33

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The sole winner of the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot has yet to come forward to claim the prize, as the New Jersey store that sold the winning ticket celebrates. Only one ticket matched all six Powerball numbers in Saturday night’s drawing. The winning numbers were 5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number was […]

Ex-FBI agent to plead guilty to perjury during Bulger trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:25

BOSTON (AP) — A former FBI agent accused of lying during Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial is expected to plead guilty to perjury charges. Robert Fitzpatrick is slated to appear Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Boston for a change-of-plea hearing. The now-76-year-old is accused of lying to jurors and overstating his professional […]