Seattle Times Headlines

Troy Kelley fires senior staffers at State Auditor’s Office

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:26

Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter a letter to state Auditor Troy Kelley questioning why the auditor asked for the “resignation of multiple senior-level employees.”

Chinese billionaire treats 3,000 workers to paella in Spain

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 03:25

MADRID (AP) — The billionaire founder of Chinese conglomerate Tiens Group treated 3,000 of his top salespeople Friday to a traditional Spanish paella dinner during a free Madrid trip that also included a bullfight and a tour of King Felipe VI’s Royal Palace. The smiling crowds washed down heaping plates of paella with sangria at […]

US airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:54

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation’s airports. Now, they’re even asking passengers for help by sharing their frustration on social media. Lines during peak hours at some airports have topped 90 minutes. The airlines already are warning customers […]

US airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:54

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation’s airports. Now, they’re even asking passengers for help by sharing their frustration on social media. Lines during peak hours at some airports have topped 90 minutes. The airlines already are warning customers […]

Sacrificing body to block shots crucial in NHL playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:54

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The only good thing about taking a puck to the head from the man with the NHL’s hardest shot is just how fast it happens. Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic found himself between Predators defenseman Shea Weber and the net in Game 2 of San Jose’s second-round series with Nashville. Weber won […]

Sacrificing body to block shots crucial in NHL playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:54

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The only good thing about taking a puck to the head from the man with the NHL’s hardest shot is just how fast it happens. Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic found himself between Predators defenseman Shea Weber and the net in Game 2 of San Jose’s second-round series with Nashville. Weber won […]

Rare whale calf found dead; boat strike could be responsible

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:50

BOSTON (AP) — A rare North Atlantic right whale calf found dead off Cape Cod had injuries consistent with being hit by a boat or ship, but a necropsy is being conducted to pin down the exact cause of death, authorities said Friday. The calf, one of just 14 confirmed North Atlantic right whale births […]

Rare whale calf found dead; boat strike could be responsible

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:50

BOSTON (AP) — A rare North Atlantic right whale calf found dead off Cape Cod had injuries consistent with being hit by a boat or ship, but a necropsy is being conducted to pin down the exact cause of death, authorities said Friday. The calf, one of just 14 confirmed North Atlantic right whale births […]

A Trump proposal for national debt would send rates soaring

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the event that the U.S. economy crashed, Donald Trump has floated a recovery plan based on his own experience with corporate bankruptcy: Pay America’s creditors less than full value on the U.S. Treasurys they hold. Experts see it as a reckless idea that would send interest rates soaring, derail economic growth […]

A Trump proposal for national debt would send rates soaring

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the event that the U.S. economy crashed, Donald Trump has floated a recovery plan based on his own experience with corporate bankruptcy: Pay America’s creditors less than full value on the U.S. Treasurys they hold. Experts see it as a reckless idea that would send interest rates soaring, derail economic growth […]

How to get super-fresh fish you can feel good about (from the same source as Canlis!)

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:37

Two ways to support your local fisherpeople and get high-end-restaurant-quality fish in Seattle.

Appeals court upholds ruling in seafood antitrust suit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:35

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling blocking two major seafood groups from merging until a trial can determine if doing so would create a monopoly. The Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/1O3DZfO ) that on Tuesday a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a […]

Microsoft CEO Nadella doubles his money on home sale

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:29

Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella sold his Clyde Hill home last week for $2.77 million, about 20 percent below the original listing price.

Recalls this week: electric water kettles, pacifiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:23

A line of electric water kettles with a heating element that poses a burn and shock hazard is among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include pacifiers with a part that poises a choking hazard to young children. Here’s a more detailed look: ELECTRIC WATER KETTLES DETAILS: Rival brand electric water kettles with model numbers […]

Pakistan anti-graft body seizes currency, gold from official

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:12

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A spokesman for Pakistan’s anti-graft body says its officers have seized currency and gold worth 680 million rupees, or $6.4 million, from the residence of top provincial financial official in southwestern Baluchistan province. Abdus Shakoor says investigators from the National Accountability Bureau, or NAB, arrested provincial finance secretary Mushtaq Raisani in […]

No charges for officers in Wisconsin hostage shooting death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:09

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says two police officers who shot and killed a hostage during an incident at a motorcycle shop won’t face criminal charges. Schimel said during a news conference at Neenah City Hall on Friday that prosecutors wouldn’t be able to overcome a self-defense argument in court. The […]

Tunsil signs rookie contract with Dolphins before minicamp

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:54

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Laremy Tunsil and the Miami Dolphins were quick to agree on his value in the wake of his NFL draft freefall. The offensive lineman from Ole Miss signed his rookie contract before joining the Dolphins’ rookie minicamp which began Friday. Terms weren’t disclosed. Touted at one time as a potential No. […]

Tunsil signs rookie contract with Dolphins before minicamp

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:54

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Laremy Tunsil and the Miami Dolphins were quick to agree on his value in the wake of his NFL draft freefall. The offensive lineman from Ole Miss signed his rookie contract before joining the Dolphins’ rookie minicamp which began Friday. Terms weren’t disclosed. Touted at one time as a potential No. […]

Teacher turns students’ desks into letters of inspiration

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:53

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — For a classroom of New Jersey elementary school students looking for inspiration before a big test this week, the writing wasn’t on the wall. It was on their desks. A Woodbury teacher wrote inspirational messages directly on her students’ desks Monday before they started four days of high-pressure, high-stakes Common Core-aligned […]

Teacher turns students’ desks into letters of inspiration

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 01:53

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — For a classroom of New Jersey elementary school students looking for inspiration before a big test this week, the writing wasn’t on the wall. It was on their desks. A Woodbury teacher wrote inspirational messages directly on her students’ desks Monday before they started four days of high-pressure, high-stakes Common Core-aligned […]