Seattle Times Headlines

Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiatives

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:37

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy. That announcement was made by the mayors of Paris, Montreal and Atlanta at a climate change summit Thursday in Washington. The […]

Ford to invest $182M in software development company

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:31

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says it is investing $182 million in a San Francisco software development company called Pivotal. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker says the investment will sharpen its software expertise as it moves toward becoming a mobility company. Pivotal helped Ford develop FordPass, system that gives customers remote access to vehicles through a […]

Hotel evacuated in Georgetown area of DC after threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:29

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hotel in the Georgetown area of Washington has been evacuated after receiving a bomb threat. In a statement, Marriott says a threat was called in to the Marriott Washington Georgetown on Thursday morning and authorities advised they evacuate the hotel. Marriott says guests were moved to a sister property nearby until […]

Image of Asia: Directing traffic on a North Korean street

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:26

In this photo by Wong Maye-E, a traffic policewoman directs vehicles at a street junction in front of a sidewalk decorated with Workers’ Party flags in Pyongyang, North Korea. Members of North Korea’s ruling party have gathered in Pyongyang ahead of their biggest political conference in decades. Foreign experts say North Korea’s leader Kim Jong […]

Juneau using cruise ship visitor fees to cover legal costs

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

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau is using the money it receives from visitors who arrive to the city via cruise ship to fight a lawsuit filed by the cruise industry alleging it is misusing those funds to develop a park featuring a life-sized whale sculpture a mile away from port. Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove […]

FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:20

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released long-awaited rules that bring the […]

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of the 2016 race for the White House

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:13

The candidates in the race for the White House are making the case to voters across the country in a fight to win the Republican and Democratic nominations. Here’s a look, as seen in images made by Associated Press photographers on the campaign trail. ___ See the latest AP photo galleries: The Archive: Top […]

Man sues Connecticut police, city for mistaken arrests

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:12

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is suing the city of Bridgeport and its police department after he was arrested three times and was detained in a repeated case of mistaken identity. The Connecticut Post reports ( ) Pedro Martinez filed the suit Tuesday in Bridgeport federal court following numerous run-ins with police officers […]

Movie bargains: ‘April and the Extraordinary World,’ ‘Miracles from Heaven’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:10

Here are some theaters offering discounted movie tickets during the week of May 6.

In heart-wrenching ‘L’Attesa,’ the wait is the hardest part

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:10

“L’Attesa”: Juliette Binoche stars as a mother with a terrible secret she can’t bear to tell her son’s visiting girlfriend. 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Ohio jury deciding fate of man accused of killing 3 women

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:42

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury is deciding the fate of a man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags in northeast Ohio. A Cuyahoga County jury began deliberations Wednesday in Cleveland in the trial of 38-year-old Michael Madison. He was arrested in July 2013 after the bodies were found near […]

Alberta fire evacuees moved a 2nd time as weather shifts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:40

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A massive, raging wild fire moved south and forced three more communities south of Canada’s main oil sands city to evacuate on Thursday. Officials with the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo had been notified of changing weather patterns and weren’t taking chances, ordering the evacuation of Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates […]

Applications for US jobless aid climb, but still near lows

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:36

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the totals stayed near historic lows in a sign that the recent slowdown in economic growth has yet to spark layoffs. THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for jobless aid rose 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 274,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, […]

Requests for US jobless benefits rose last week, but levels still close to historic lows after economic growth slowing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:34

WASHINGTON (AP) — Requests for US jobless benefits rose last week, but levels still close to historic lows after economic growth slowing.

Police: Man climbed scaffolding at National Cathedral

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:26

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have talked down a man who was climbing scaffolding at the National Cathedral. Metropolitan police tell WUSA-TV ( the man was discovered early Thursday and was about 200 feet in the air for about an hour and a half. Police treated the incident as a medical situation and managed to talk […]

Pakistan arrests 13 for strangling, burning girl for ‘honor’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:20

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they have arrested 13 members of a local tribal council who strangled a local girl and set her body on fire for helping one of her friends elope. Khurram Rasheed, police chief for the northern district of Abbottabad, said Thursday that the charred body of 17-year-old Ambreen Riasat […]

Georgia deputy killed in crash while pursuing vehicle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:20

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff’s deputy has been killed while pursuing a suspicious vehicle. Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said 29-year-old Deputy Anthony Freeman died at a hospital after a crash early Thursday in the central Georgia county. Gonzalez tells The Telegraph ( newspaper that Freeman’s patrol vehicle was struck […]

Fannie Mae posts $1.1B profit in 1Q; paying $919M dividend

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae posted net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter, down from a year ago as declining interest rates reduced the value of the financial instruments it uses to hedge against rate swings. The results announced Thursday for the January-through-March period marked the 17th straight profitable quarter for […]

Michigan couple avoids jail over lost Dr. Seuss library book

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:14

TECUMSEH, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free. Cathy and Melvin Duren of Tecumseh were charged with failure to return rental property and a judge told them […]

SeaWorld loss widens, but adjusted results top expectations

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld’s first-quarter loss widened as expenses climbed, but the theme park operator’s adjusted results and revenue beat Wall Street’s view. President and CEO Joel Manby said in a written statement that the company’s recently announced decision to end all orca breeding and transition its shows toward more natural orca encounters — […]