Seattle Times Headlines

Women who died at the hands of the ‘Grim Sleeper’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 15:10

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonnie Franklin Jr. was convicted of 10 murders and one attempted murder in the serial killings that were dubbed the work of the “Grim Sleeper” because of a 14-year gap in slayings that spanned two decades in South Los Angeles and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city. Franklin […]

Vote-counting taking place across Britain

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:50

LONDON (AP) — Votes are being counted throughout Britain to determine London’s new mayor, control of many city councils, and national assemblies in Northern Ireland and Wales. In Scotland, the pro-independence Scottish National Party scored well to keep control of the Scottish Parliament by a wide margin. In the English city of Liverpool, Labour’s Joe […]

Tampa Times’ buying of Tribune latest in grim news landscape

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:48

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — If a metro area with 2.7 million people can’t sustain two newspapers — especially with an aging population with the time and inclination to read a printed paper — can anywhere? Some say maybe not. The purchase of the 123-year-old Tampa Tribune in Florida this week by the paper’s rival, […]

Asian shares lower ahead of closely watched US jobs report

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:43

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower in nervous trading Friday ahead of a closely watched U.S. jobs-report that may influence interest rate decisions and the value of the U.S. dollar. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 16,106.72 as Tokyo resumed trading after the three-day “Golden Week” national holidays. Australia’s […]

Triplets born prematurely set to graduate at top of class

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:30

SAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP) — Triplets born 15 weeks premature in 1997 are set to graduate at their top of their class at a western Michigan high school. The Grand Rapids Press ( ) reports Baye Lee, Jenna and Allie Braschler will graduate as the top three students in their class at Saugatuck High School later […]

Bangladesh professor under 24-hour armed guard after threats

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:27

NEW DELHI (AP) — After a Dhaka University professor asked a woman to remove her veil during his class, Muslim extremists called for his death, posting his personal details online along with tips on how to kill. Today, he remains under constant guard by armed police, stays mostly at home and bars his front door. […]

LA’s Getty museum recreates China’s Cave Temples of Dunhuang

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:21

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a thousand years China’s Cave Temples of Dunhuang were a popular traveler’s rest stop, marketplace and religious shrine on the fabled Silk Road. Now they are coming to Los Angeles, both in spirit and reality. In an exhibition curators say is unprecedented, three full-scale, hand-painted replica caves have been erected […]

Aquino’s pick for Philippine president banks on clean image

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:20

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S.-educated investment banker and the richest Philippine presidential aspirant, Mar Roxas lacks the dramatic life stories of his rivals, including a tough-talking mayor with a public vow to dump criminals in Manila Bay and a foundling who made it big in politics. The scion of one of the most well-known […]

SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:08

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has done it again. For the second month in a row, the aerospace company landed a rocket on an ocean platform, this time following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite. A live web broadcast showed the first-stage booster touching down vertically early Friday on the barge in the […]

Scotland’s pro-independence party scores big gains in vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:00

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured a third term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in the county’s parliamentary elections. With 92 out of 129 seats declared, the SNP had secured 58 compared to the Conservatives with 15, Labour with 11, Liberal-Democrats with four, and four for the […]

Thursday’s prep results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 13:57

The Garfield baseball team conquered its Rainier Beach rival while the Mercer Island boys soccer team shutout Bellevue.

Colombian fisherman reunited with family after weeks adrift

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 13:43

HONOLULU (AP) — A Colombian fisherman has been reunited with his wife and family after spending two months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, an ordeal that he says left his three shipmates dead. A merchant ship rescued the man more than 2,000 miles southeast of Hawaii, and he was brought to Honolulu in good condition […]

Canada evacuating 8,000 wildfire evacuees by air

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 13:42

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials will start moving thousands of people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray in a mass highway convoy Friday morning if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta. Officials airlifted 8,000 people on Thursday and will continue the airlift Friday, while a mass migration […]

Retaining wall, parking lot collapse onto businesses below

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 13:15

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A concrete retaining wall supporting a surface parking lot collapsed in Pennsylvania onto two businesses below, authorities said. The ground supporting the wall adjacent to the Mulberry Street Bridge gave way Thursday afternoon in the state capital of Harrisburg. Firefighters were training near the bridge at the time of the collapse. […]

In California, couple’s return to meat sparks vegan uproar

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 13:08

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At the Cafe Gratitude restaurant chain in California, waiters serve plates of vegan rice bowls, vegetable pizzas and tempeh sandwiches with names such as “Gracious,” ”Warm-Hearted” and “Magical.” The last two weeks, though, have been anything but kind. Angry patrons and animal rights activists are calling on vegans to boycott the […]

Tacoma Rainiers win 5-2 with strong offense

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 13:05

Tacoma improved to 16-11 on the season.

‘Neon Bull’: Brazilian film goes where people, animals live as family

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 13:00

Movie review of “Neon Bull”: This drama immerses you in the intensely pungent world of vaquejada, a rodeo sport popular in northeastern Brazil. It doesn’t tell a story so much as portray a way of life in which people and livestock coexist as an extended family.

Intersecting tales violently collide in just ‘11 Minutes’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 13:00

Movie review of “11 Minutes”: While the multistranded, chronologically intricate narrative conceit of this film isn’t exactly a new trick, it’s one director Jerzy Skolimowskipulls off with devilish panache and startling impact.

David ‘Hockney’: a mostly sunny portrait of the artist

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 13:00

Movie review of “Hockney”: Randall Wright’s entertaining documentary focuses on British painter, stage designer and photographer David Hockney, who settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s.

‘Men & Chicken’ & weirdness in Danish comedy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 13:00

Movie review of “Men & Chicken”: Mads Mikkelsen stars in this gory, quirky comedy about two dimwitted brothers who trek to a remote Danish island after their father dies.