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Driver faces vehicular-assault charge after woman falls out of truck; may have brain damage

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:13

Jacob Allen Wells, 18, appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court. Bail was set at $5,000.

5,000-to-1 underdog Leicester City clinches English Premier League soccer title

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:11

Leicester City, which won promotion to the English Premier League a mere two years ago, capped one of the most remarkable seasons in sports history without kicking a soccer ball Monday. It clinched its first Premier League title.

Survey: China manufacturing slowed in April

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:01

BEIJING (AP) — A survey says Chinese manufacturing activity weakened in April and factories cut employment despite government stimulus efforts. Caixin magazine said Tuesday its purchasing managers’ index declined to 49.4 from March’s 49.7 on a 100-point scale on which numbers below 50 show activity contracting. It said conditions have worsened in each of the […]

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:01

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” woman, prosecutors announced. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said Stubblefield, a former defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, allegedly assaulted the woman on April 9, 2015, at his […]

Father of girl killed in Kent drive-by arrested in prostitution case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:52

The father of 1-year-old Malijha Grant, who was fatally shot last year in Kent as part of an ongoing gang feud, was arrested Saturday, accused of forcing a now 19-year-old woman to prostitute for him. She told police he became even more violent after his daughter was killed.

Mariners make a minor move to open a spot on team’s 40-man roster

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

Team drops Joe Wieland from 40-man roster, outrighting him to Class AAA Tacoma

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 […]