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AP NewsAlert

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 05:35

BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Official: 1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at suburban Washington high school.

Trump says he would likely replace Yellen once her term ends

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 05:32

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump said Thursday he has nothing against Janet Yellen but would likely replace her as Fed chair once her term is up. In an interview with CNBC, the likely Republican presidential nominee said he thinks it would be appropriate for him to nominate someone else to lead the Fed since Yellen […]

Pentagon spokesman says deadly IS attack was a surprise

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 05:30

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s spokesman says the attack in which IS fighters penetrated Kurdish Peshmerga lines and killed U.S. Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was a surprise. Press secretary Peter Cook told reporters Thursday that if the U.S. had been able to anticipate the attack in northern Iraq, then U.S. forces would have […]

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 05:29

___ FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer some protection for consumers and upend a multibillion-dollar industry that […]

2 dead, 8 injured in North Shreveport shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 04:46

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say masked men burst in on a card game at a tire shop and shot eight men, killing two of them. Cpl. Marcus Hines of Shreveport Police Department says two of those shot were seriously wounded and four were treated at a hospital and released. Two other men […]

AP NewsAlert

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 04:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles man convicted of first of 10 murder counts in ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killings.

What’s for dinner? The New York Times wants to help

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 04:41

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co., which has delivered newspapers for decades, now wants to help deliver food to people’s door steps. The newspaper publisher has partnered with Chef’d, a meal kit delivery company, to ship boxes of uncooked food based on recipes from The New York Times Cooking site and app. […]

Tableau posts strong growth, but stock takes another hit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 04:37

Although the Seattle company beat analyst expectations, but investors may be concerned over continued slower growth in license revenue.

Cruise passengers use Alaska homeless shelter to grab coffee, snack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 04:37

Tourists don’t often leave a donation, operators report.

Boy’s testimony subject of dispute in case of slain officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 04:37

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for an Army staff sergeant accused of fatally shooting a police officer working her first shift are fighting prosecutors’ efforts to bring the sergeant’s 11-year-old son in front of a grand jury. Authorities say Ronald Hamilton, of Woodbridge, about 22 miles southwest of Arlington, shot and killed his wife, Crystal, […]

Former Perdue Foods executive rejoining as new president

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 04:35

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The CEO of a Seaford, Delaware chicken producer and exporter has been hired to rejoin Perdue Farms Inc. as president of Perdue Foods LLC. The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1O0njpx ) reports that the Salisbury-based company announced Thursday that Steve Evans will start his new job on May 31. Evans has led Allen […]

Will the real Thunder and Hawks please stand up?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 04:34

The Oklahoma City Thunder responded to their Game 1 thumping. The Atlanta Hawks? Not so much. How each team shows up for Game 3 of their respective series on Friday night will likely go a long way toward defining just how long these matchups will last. The Thunder host the San Antonio Spurs four days […]

Weight Watchers and Kraft climb, L Brands and Fitbit skid

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 04:31

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Weight Watchers International Inc., up 36 cents to $12.88 The weight-loss program company raised its forecasts for the year. Most Read StoriesSchool board rebukes Bellevue football program; possible two-year ban for […]

5 inducted into Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 04:29

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvin Bishop, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, John Mayall and the Memphis Jug Band have been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee. The five new inductees were honored on Wednesday by the Blues Foundation. British blues artist Mayall and Eric Clapton formed the Bluesbreakers, which would also include […]

Scenes from 1961’s rainy Opening Day of boating season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:41

The day was a typical grey wet Seattle day as thousands gathered to watch boats go through the Montlake Cut.

“Flight of the Navigator” star charged with bank robbery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:41

SECHELT, British Columbia (AP) — A man who starred in Disney’s 1986 adventure flick, “Flight of the Navigator” when he was a child, has been charged in connection with a bank robbery in British Columbia. Police arrested 42-year-old Deleriyes Joe Cramer earlier this week after a man dressed in a disguise left a bank with […]

Officer failed to report incident prior to murder-suicide

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:36

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida man who killed his wife, his two young children and then himself last month would have likely been wearing a GPS monitor had an officer properly reported an injunction violation nine days before the murder-suicide. Seminole County Sheriff Donald Eslinger said during a Thursday news conference […]

Officials take custody of kids who went to Oregon standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:34

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Seven children who were taken to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year have been placed in the temporary custody of Kansas child welfare officials. Shawnee County Judge Steven Ebberts made the placement Wednesday after finding probable cause that the children of Odalis […]

Microsoft joins in $253 million investment in SF cloud company

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:32

The quarter-billion investment goes to Pivotal, which develops a Web-based software platform and was initially led by Paul Maritz, a former high-ranking Microsoft exec.

Snohomish County deputy charged with vehicular assault for crash that cost man his legs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:29

A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with vehicular assault in connection with a crash last year in which a man lost his legs.