Seattle Times Headlines

LEADING OFF: Verlander the ring man; Machado moves over

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:44

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Tuesday: ___ HE PUT A RING ON IT Tigers ace Justin Verlander pitches in Cleveland, one night after his swimsuit-model fiancee Kate Upton revealed the couple got engaged in March. Detroit goes for its sixth straight win. Josh Tomlin (3-0) starts for the Indians, who have […]

Hop on a stopped bus to hear tales of life in a Metro driver’s seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:41

Artist Stokley Towles has woven stories from the working lives of King County Metro bus drivers into a performance piece he stages aboard a bus parked at a bus stop.

Seattle area ties record for high temperature

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:33

Temperatures recorded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport reached 87 degrees Monday afternoon, tying the day’s record set in 1945, meteorologist Josh Smith said.

Police identify girl killed in ejection from carnival ride

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:10

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A teenage girl who was killed when she was ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival has been identified by police. El Paso police on Monday identified the 16-year-old girl as Samantha Aguilar. Police say Aguilar and two 17-year-old girls were at a parking lot carnival […]

Renee Erickson wins a James Beard Award: Hooray!

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:59

After her third nomination, at last it's congrats to the Seattle chef and her whole crew — and it's a win for women chefs in general, too.

Australian says he created bitcoin, but many don’t buy it

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:59

Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright, who claims to be the creator of the digital currency bitcoin, said he came forward to quell the rumors.

Boeing’s benefit from state tax breaks tops half a billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:44

Boeing data filed with the Department of Revenue shows the state’s aerospace tax breaks have saved the jetmaker half a billion dollars over the past two years.

Dreams can come true: Leicester wins English soccer title

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:44

LONDON (AP) — Leicester City players crowded around a television inside the house of teammate Jamie Vardy, locked arm in arm, watching the action 100 miles away. And when the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, they raised their arms in triumph. One of the greatest sporting achievements in English history was complete. In the […]

More Hanford workers report possible exposure to vapors

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:35

For the second time in less than a week, tank farm workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation have reported possible exposure to chemical vapors.

Jury finds LA liable for scientist’s death, awards $23.7M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:30

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has ordered the city of Los Angeles to pay $23.7 million to the family of a scientist killed in a traffic accident three years ago. Attorneys for Thomas Guilmette’s widow and son say jurors made the award Monday after finding the city 95 percent liable for his death. Guilmette, […]

North Dakota man plows Prince’s symbol in farm field

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:27

EDGELEY, N.D. (AP) — A retiree in a tiny community in North Dakota has paid tribute to Prince in perhaps the most unique way a farmer can. Gene Hanson is a retired farmer in Edgeley who always liked the song “Purple Rain.” On Friday, he hopped on his tractor and plowed on a football field-size […]

Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval to have surgery on left shoulder

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:17

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval will have surgery on his left shoulder in the next few days. The team announced Monday the procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida. No timetable was given for how long Sandoval is expected to be sidelined, and the Red Sox say they will comment […]

Microsoft not done reinventing itself, Nadella tells local leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:14

The Microsoft chief executive discusses Microsoft culture, the impact of artificial intelligence, the importance of education and other matters at an industry gathering.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:08

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. MATH, MOMENTUM FAVOR TRUMP ON EVE OF INDIANA VOTE Polls give the real estate mogul a commanding lead over Ted Cruz in the state’s GOP primary; a closer vote is expected between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie […]

Mountlake Terrace’s Chinne Okoronkwo highlights Seattle Times Top 10 performers of week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:08

She had the second-best triple jump in the nation this year at 41 feet, 11¾ inches to win the Lake Washington Invitational.

Fireworks likely source of Mount Rushmore water pollution

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:05

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Past fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are the likely source of a pollutant found in water within the site in western South Dakota, according to a government report released Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey findings show the contaminant perchlorate was found in groundwater and surface water within the […]

Refugee sets herself alight at immigration camp on Nauru

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:04

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say a Somali refugee was critically injured when she set fire to herself at an Australian immigration camp on the pacific island nation of Nauru three days after an Iranian refugee died of injuries sustained in a similar apparent protest. The Nauru government and refugee advocate Ian Rintoul say the […]

Former Husky Jing Yan hoping a return to the Northwest kick starts her pro career

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:58

Former top recruit for Huskies looking forward to KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee next month.

Mariners at A’s: Follow live as Seattle begins its road trip in Oakland

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:58

After winning five straight series, the Mariners will look to get another series win started as they begin a seven game road trip starting Monday in Oakland.

Bothell software maker Vertafore sold to 2 investment funds

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:53

The Bothell company, which has 1,300 employees, including 500 in the Puget Sound region, develops software used in the insurance industry.