Seattle Times Headlines

Neutral in presidential race, Obama digs in for other Dems

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rural stretch of Kentucky, voters picked up the phone in March to hear President Barack Obama on the line, urging them to vote for a little-known Democrat named Jeff Taylor. It seemed odd that an obscure special election for a Kentucky House seat had caught the president’s attention. Yet Taylor […]

GOP attempt to change Nebraska’s electoral vote system fails

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:24

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to reinstate a winner-take-all system for Nebraska’s five presidential electoral votes has failed in the Legislature, thwarting a Republican attempt to increase the chances of their 2016 presidential nominee winning all five of the state’s votes. Supporters failed on Tuesday to overcome a legislative filibuster of a bill that […]

Bill Clinton’s ‘I almost want to apologize,’ doesn’t cut it

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:23

By the next day, Bill Clinton was feeling remorse. Almost. “Now I like and believe in protests,” he explained to an audience at Penn State Behrend. “But I never thought I should drown anybody else out. … So I did something yesterday in Philadelphia. I almost want to apologize for it, but I want to […]

Texas Republicans stay silent as GOP officials face troubles

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:59

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas attorney general has been indicted for allegedly duping investors in a tech startup, and the agriculture commissioner reportedly used tax dollars to travel to obtain a so-called “Jesus shot” supposedly offering long-term relief from pain. So far, fellow Republicans are all but ignoring the troubles. Attorney General Ken Paxton, […]

Teen shot at dismissal from western Pennsylvania high school

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:54

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — A teen boy has been shot near a western Pennsylvania high school after the end of the school day Allegheny County police and other agencies were called to Sto-Rox High School in McKees Rocks, a suburb just west of Pittsburgh. The Sto-Rox School District says on its website that the […]

Trump amassing delegates who might not be loyal to him

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:51

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Already behind the curve in organizing for the Republican convention, Donald Trump has missed crucial deadlines in a number of states to lock up delegates who would stay loyal beyond the first ballot. Trump’s shortcomings in this behind-the-scenes campaign, which hasn’t played much of a role in selecting the GOP […]

Woman lost 9 days in Arizona forest wrote ‘help’ in sticks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:48

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman lost in an Arizona forest survived for nine days by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks. The state Department of Public Safety says the sign helped lead rescuers to 72-year-old Ann Rodgers in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. She went […]

Uptown and downtown collide at this year’s Tribeca fest

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:40

NEW YORK (AP) — At the Tribeca Film Festival, worlds as far apart as Elvis and Nixon, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Justin Bieber, are colliding. Though films remain the center of Tribeca, they’re surrounded by a multimedia clamor at the 15th annual festival, which opens Wednesday. This year’s docket is full of television, […]

5 things to know about equal pay in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:36

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day. Here are a few things to know about equal pay in the Seattle area.

Judge orders Bill Cosby’s wife to continue deposition

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:33

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s wife has been ordered to continue her deposition in a civil defamation lawsuit in Massachusetts filed by seven women who allege the comedian sexually assaulted them decades ago. A federal judge in Worcester ruled Tuesday that Camille Cosby must sit for another day of questioning from the women’s lawyers. […]

Bill allowing clergy to deny marriages advances in La. House

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:32

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A lawmaker’s proposal aimed at protecting clergy and churches from being forced to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies will advance to the full Louisiana House for debate. Rep. Mike Johnson, a Bossier City Republican, says the “Pastor Protection Act” is limited in scope, meant to protect clergy, churches and religious organization […]

Ex-Vegas casino dealer, 2 others get prison in cheating case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:32

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Bellagio craps dealer and two friends have been sentenced to at least four years each in prison for using phantom bets to cheat the Las Vegas Strip casino out of more than $1 million. Mark Branco, Jeffrey Martin and Anthony Granito on Tuesday apologized to a judge, who also […]

Clinton, Sanders race in New York takes on a tougher tone

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 03:31

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — When he launched his longshot presidential bid last year, Bernie Sanders often said he liked Hillary Clinton but disagreed with her on issues. A year later, the Democratic primary candidate and his supporters seem to be finding a lot less to like. At packed arenas, Sanders devotes a significant portion of […]

Airline pilot suspected of being drunk faces arraignment

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 02:57

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 50-year-old American Airlines co-pilot grounded on suspicion of drunkenness at a Detroit-area airport heads to court next month. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Tuesday that John Maguire will be arraigned and have a pre-trial hearing May 11 in in Romulus, a suburb that’s home to Detroit Metropolitan […]

Stricker to be US captain at Presidents Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 02:56

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Steve Stricker is the next American captain for the Presidents Cup, for the 2017 matches at Liberty National. Stricker played on five Presidents Cup team and had a 14-10 record while playing on nothing but victorious teams. He will go up against Nick Price, who will be International captain for […]

Cruz accuses Trump of ‘threatening the delegates’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 02:56

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is blasting rival Donald Trump in a radio interview Tuesday, using some of the harshest rhetoric of the campaign to date, accusing the Republican front-runner of “threatening the delegates,” inciting violence and using dirty tricks to intimidate voters and delegates. He also said that the billionaire is […]

Brazil President lashes out at VP over impeachment bid

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 02:56

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday called her Vice President Michel Temer the “head of the conspiracy” that seeks to remove her from office in her most direct attack on him so far. Speaking to teachers and students at the Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Rousseff said Temer and Lower […]

US reviewing scale of its peacekeeping mission in Sinai

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 02:50

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Pentagon is considering ways it could reduce the number of troops in the Sinai Peninsula and still perform its peacekeeping mission. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said Tuesday that Defense Secretary Ash Carter has notified officials in Israel and Egypt that the U.S. is reviewing its […]

Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers contract on view in NYC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 02:48

NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Robinson’s contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers that broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier is on public view in New York and soon in other places, as well. The April 11, 1947, document, together with a contract Robinson signed two years earlier with the Montreal Royals, is on display at Collectors […]

Baseball-size hail hits Dallas area; no injuries reported

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 02:44

WYLIE, Texas (AP) — Hail the size of baseballs has broken windows and damaged buildings and cars in the Dallas area, forcing the closure of some schools. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office had no reports of anyone hurt in Monday’s storm in Wylie, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas. Wylie spokesman Craig Kelly says hail […]