Seattle Times Headlines

Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 01:14

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal jury in Iowa has convicted campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul on charges they conspired to cover up campaign payments to a former state senator. Federal prosecutors say it is illegal to cause a campaign to file inaccurate spending documents. They’ve pursued charges since July 2015 […]

Tow truck driver leaves Bernie Sanders supporter stranded

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 01:09

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina tow truck driver certainly isn’t “feeling the Bern.” Kenneth Shupe tells FOX Carolina (http://bit.ly/1SMV9yz) that he stopped hooking up a woman’s car to his tow truck Monday after he noticed a sign supporting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in rear window of the vehicle. Shupe, who supports Republican […]

Ole Miss coach was ‘shocked’ by Tunsil comments at NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:44

Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze said he was surprised by former Rebels offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil’s statement he accepted money from a coach while at the school and is trying to stay patient while the university continues its investigation. Freeze said Thursday on an SEC teleconference he is not involved in the “fact-finding process” and was […]

Thousands pay homage to Holocaust victims in Auschwitz march

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:42

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world, many draped in Israeli flags, paid homage to the victims of the Holocaust on Thursday with a somber march from the barracks of Auschwitz to nearby Birkenau. Organizers of the March of the Living, held annually on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, said about 10,000 […]

Maine’s meaty mollusks likely bring strong scallop season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:39

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s rebuilt scallop fishery is enjoying high demand for the prized meaty mollusks and the 2016 season that ended last month is likely to go down as another strong year. The state’s scallop fishery dwindled to about 666,000 pounds in 2009 before it rebounded to more than 3 million pounds in […]

Vendor for Rhode Island’s Iceland video wasn’t 1st choice

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:35

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The company that made a Rhode Island tourism video that included footage from Iceland was selected based on advice from a state employee who had worked for that company weeks prior, documents show. A public relations firm running Rhode Island’s tourism campaign was overruled after they recommended that the state economic […]

Buffalo Lake near Grand Coulee Dam a good spot for large-sized rainbow trout

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:33

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: One of my favorite lakes that I haven’t talked about this spring is Buffalo Lake, which is on the Colville Tribal Reservation, about 10 miles from the town of Grand Coulee Dam My wife and I have spent several […]

‘Modern Family’ product placement takes ads to new level

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:23

NEW YORK (AP) — If Phil Dunphy’s insistence that he’s a Realtor and not a real estate agent on “Modern Family” this week seemed a little odd, be aware that ABC was paid to make that distinction. The plot twist was part of a new advertising campaign by the National Association of Realtors. At a […]

Education cuts prompt revolt, despair in Oklahoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:21

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is accustomed to being at the back of the class in funding for public education: It ranks 48th among the 50 states plus the District of Columbia in teacher pay and 49th in spending per student. But even many long-suffering Oklahoma educators and parents are revolting over the latest round […]

Tennessee man facing new charges over Muslim assault plot

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:20

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man accused of planning to burn down a mosque in New York is now facing more federal charges. The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/23s7ABx ) reported that a grand jury on Tuesday indicted Robert Doggart on solicitation to commit arson of a building and threat in interstate commerce charges. […]

Exxon and FuelCell to study capturing carbon emissions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:16

Exxon and FuelCell Energy will jointly develop technology to reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions from power plants. Shares of FuelCell jumped 8 Thursday. The companies will pursue technology that uses carbonate fuel cells to generate power while capturing carbon dioxide, which scientists say is the most prevalent greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. […]

NYC lawmakers set to impose 5-cent charge for plastic bags

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:15

NEW YORK (AP) — Every minute of every day, usually without thinking, thousands of New Yorkers reach across the counter at shops and supermarkets and accept a disposable plastic bag. The city’s sanitation department estimates that 10 billion bags a year are tossed in the trash — roughly 19,000 bags per minute. Now, city officials […]

Seattle home-brewing startup raises $10.6 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:39

PicoBrew raised its largest investment round yet as it continues to create devices and ingredient packs for home brewers.

NYPD boogies down for Running Man Challenge dance-off

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:39

NEW YORK (AP) — Officers from the New York Police Department are shaking their booties in response to a challenge to participate in the Running Man Challenge dance-off. The NYPD was challenged by New Zealand police and subsequently posted a video on its Facebook page showing some uniformed officers dancing with a group of students […]

Larry Bird says Frank Vogel is out in Indiana

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:33

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Vogel will not return as Indiana Pacers coach next season. Pacers President Larry Bird says the team will not renew Vogel’s contract for next season. Bird says he believes it’s time for a new voice to lead the Pacers, keeping with his long-held philosophy on short shelf lives for coaches. Vogel […]

Eyeing national race, Trump moves on fundraising, expansion

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is taking his first steps toward broadening his primary insurgency into a full-fledged general election campaign, moving to unite a fractured Republican Party behind him and begin raising the massive amounts of money needed for a national race. Trump began to reach out to party heavyweights, including making efforts […]

Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively rare transit of the sun. The solar system’s smallest, innermost planet will resemble a black dot as it passes in front of our big, bright star. The last time Mercury crossed directly between the Earth and sun was […]

Pall of sex abuse investigations hangs over alumni weekends

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:23

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Between cocktails, campus tours and squash games, alumni visiting St. George’s School for their annual reunion weekend will find something different this year: discussions about what has unfolded at the elite boarding school since December, when leaders acknowledged dozens of students were sexually abused in the past. St. George’s is the […]

Florida mayor faces removal over public records fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:21

DEBARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mayor faces removal from office in an escalating public records dispute. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1TLgd7y) reports DeBary’s city council voted Wednesday to present evidence June 1 that Mayor Clint Johnson violated the city’s charter. Johnson’s tenure has been marked by disputes over his personal and official activities, including […]

Bertha gets its own ‘Star Wars’ supercut

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:18

It might take Jedi-like precision to take down the viaduct.