Seattle Times Headlines

Delta drops fee for tickets bought on phone and at airports

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:12

You know all those fees that airlines have added over the last several years? Delta is taking one away. Delta will drop the fee for U.S. consumers who buy tickets over the phone or at a ticket counter to make things simpler for customers, said incoming Delta Air Lines Inc. President Glen Hauenstein on Thursday. […]

Kerry says Cuba should let anyone visit via cruise lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:06

MIAMI (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says a Cuban law barring people born on the island from returning by sea discriminates against Americans and Cubans living in the United States and should be eliminated. The policy has led at least one cruise line to deny tickets to Cuban-Americans. Kerry says the Cuban government […]

UW dental school takes steps to erase $29 million deficit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:05

A new plan aims to put the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry on firm financial footing after it ran up a $29 million deficit over a decade.

Bank of America and Delta climb, while Seagate tumbles

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:59

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Delta Air Lines Inc., up 45 cents to $48.49 The airline said its first-quarter profit rose 27 percent, thanks in part to cheap fuel prices. Most Read Stories‘We’re all hurting’ as […]

Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parody

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:56

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a Nebraska inmate’s lawsuit that claimed he was denied his right to worship the divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a […]

Amazon Studios to theater owners: Here to work together

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:53

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amazon Studios plans to work together with theaters, not against, says studio exec Bob Berney. The burgeoning movie studio presented to the CinemaCon audience Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas. Berney and Amazon Studios head Roy Price stressed that their primary goal is to provide theatrical audiences with quality films. Price added […]

Military vehicle overturns in New Jersey, hurting 4 soldiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:53

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A military vehicle has overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike, leaving at least four soldiers injured. Two are in critical condition. State police say the Humvee overturned in South Brunswick on Thursday afternoon. They say a woman and man are in critical condition, and a second man is in serious […]

Kerry says Navy ship could have fired on Russian planes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:51

MIAMI (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says that under U.S. military rules of engagement, the Navy ship that was buzzed by Russian military jets in the Baltic Sea this week could have opened fire. Kerry made the remark Thursday to CNN Espanol in Miami. The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook reported that pairs […]

Conviction stands for ex-NYPD officer in stairwell shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:18

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has decided not to toss the manslaughter conviction of a former New York City police officer who accidentally shot an unarmed man in a public housing project stairwell. Attorneys for Peter Liang had argued that one of the jurors shouldn’t have been on the panel. Liang was convicted in […]

When your taxes are done: 10 great movies about money

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:16

Finished doing your taxes just in time? You deserve a treat: Watch one of these ten great films about money.

How urban research center in Los Angeles will track bugs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:15

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County unveiled an ambitious plan Thursday to find and catalog every species of bug, reptile and squirrel that flies, crawls, slithers or hops across Southern California. The project — the largest of its kind ever undertaken, according to the museum — is […]

Burning incense caused NY fire that killed 2 toddler sisters

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:11

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators say burning incense caused a New York City fire that killed two toddler sisters. The Fire Department of New York also said Thursday that there were no working smoke detectors in the third-floor apartment at a public housing project in the Bronx where the girls lived. The fire Wednesday evening […]

Steve Kerr enjoying the ride watching Warriors make history

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:05

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr makes one thing perfectly clear: This special season is not about him. Far from it. Even if he is so perfectly entwined with the record-setting Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Bulls group Kerr played for 20 years ago that just lost its all-time wins record to the team […]

A uniform look: What we wear to work can give us an identity and a purpose

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:00

In uniform, we can maintain our individuality but become part of something bigger.

Clint Dempsey addresses Seattle’s struggling attack, avoids getting drilled by Sounders target practice

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 03:47

Sounders forward Clint Dempsey addressed his team's struggling attack on Thursday morning at CenturyLink Field while his teammates drilled shots in the background.

Paul McCartney’s Seattle shows can bring surprises

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 03:42

Sir Paul McCartney comes to KeyArena on April 17 — and in past Seattle appearances, his shows have featured local rock-star guests.

The sumptuous costumes of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s ‘Coppélia’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 03:38

George Balanchine’s “Coppélia,” a comedy-within-a-ballet based on the 1870 French original by choreographer Arthur Saint-Léon, has become a Seattle favorite. Seattle Times fashion and ballet critic Moira Macdonald walks us through some of its elegant ensembles.  

Bonnie Raitt to ‘Dig in Deep’ at the Paramount Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 03:37

Bonnie Raitt’s new album, ‘Dig in Deep,” showcases her own excellent songwriting. Raitt performs at the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, April 20.

Jon Stewart-produced film gives close-up to Syrian refugees

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 03:18

NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Syrian refugee crisis spilled across Europe, first-time feature filmmakers Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching were in Jordan’s Zaatari Refugee Camp with their cameras. There at the camp where more than 80,000 live, Martinez and Ching found a more intimate portrait of the people displaced by civil war than usually […]

Clinton, Sanders return to the debate stage amid tensions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 03:14

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate face to face Thursday night for the first time in five weeks, a showdown that comes at a pivotal moment in their increasingly contentious fight for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton is eyeing a victory in her adopted home state of New York’s primary next […]