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Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:31

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees is denouncing his faith in his latest music video. The lead singer of the Provo-based band released the video Friday for a single titled “Trash,” in which he appears to […]

Seahawks pick TCU center Joey Hunt in sixth round of NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:27

RENTON — The Seahawks continued to add to their offensive line Saturday in the NFL draft by taking center Joey Hunt of TCU in the sixth round at pick No. 215 overall. Hunt is the third offensive linemen taken by Seattle following tackle Germain Ifedi of Texas A&M in the first round Thursday and guard […]

Dolphins owner says team’s latest shake-up pays off in draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:24

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says his latest shake-up of the organization paid off in the draft, including unanimity about the risky decision to take Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil. The Dolphins selected players they had targeted, and benefited from cohesion among their decision-makers lacking in the past, Ross said Saturday. […]

What’s next for Bellevue High School’s embattled football program?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:16

The Bellevue Wolverines football program faces enormous challenges as it works to vindicate itself after a scathing report about the program’s questionable methods. Supporters of the team have vowed to fight the findings.

2nd funeral Saturday for victim in Ohio shooting massacre

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:11

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — The long goodbyes to eight members of a rural Ohio family killed more than a week ago continued Saturday with a funeral for a young mother as authorities remained silent in what they’ve said will be a lengthy investigation. Rohden family members were shot in the head at four different homes […]

33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:47

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they will be released into a bush sanctuary for big cats. It was the largest airlift of lions in history, said Jan Creamer, […]

Meet Alex Collins, Seahawks’ fifth-round pick (No. 171) in 2016 NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:40

Collins was ranked by some as the top running-back recruit in the country in 2012.

Texas HS softball team loses title on final out that wasn’t

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:36

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — It ain’t over until a team is sure the umpire has signaled the final out. A Dallas-area high school softball team lost a district championship game Friday night by celebrating too soon while three runs scored after an umpire called a runner safe when the team thought it had gotten the […]

How your members of Congress voted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:16

Here’s how Washington’s members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending April 29. Congress is now in recess until the week of May 9.

New Seahawks RB Alex Collins prepared for NFL draft with Irish dancing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:14

Alex Collins, the Seahawks' fifth-round pick in the draft, is a big and powerful runner, but he also is light on his feet as a dancer.

Gene may make you look older than you really are

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:08

People who carried a specific gene looked two years older on average than those who did not carry this gene, according to a study in Current Biology.

Former Yakima County sheriff candidate charged with assault

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:58

Anthony Bosworth, a gun-rights activist and former candidate for Yakima County sheriff, faces two assault charges.

Game 7’s to decide Miami-Charlotte, Toronto-Indiana series

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:55

MIAMI (AP) — The mere mention of Game 7 got Dwyane Wade’s undivided attention. He knows there’s nothing better. There were two ultimate games in the entirety of the 2015 NBA Playoffs, and there will be two on Sunday alone as the first round of this postseason draws to a close. Charlotte goes to Miami […]

Seahawks pick Arkansas RB Alex Collins in fifth round of NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:39

He is the second running back selected by the Seahawks, who took Notre Dame’s C.J. Prosise in the third round Friday.

Judge: California police targeted gays in sting operations

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:37

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A judge who said police improperly targeted gay men in sting operations has dismissed charges of lewd conduct and indecent exposure against a man who was arrested in a public bathroom. Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina ruled Friday that Rory Moroney’s arrest in 2014 was based on discriminatory enforcement and […]

Couple arrested after man killed at Everett homeless encampment

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:24

Police arrested a second suspect in the killing of a man found near the Snohomish River in Everett. The victim, David Webster, and the suspects lived in a homeless encampment, police said.

1 million goldfish dive into Tempe Town Lake near Phoenix

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:24

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — More than 1 million goldfish now have a giant fishbowl to call home in a Phoenix suburb. Tempe officials dumped roughly 1.2 million goldfish and minnows into Tempe Town Lake on Friday. They say the fish will serve as a natural insect control for midge flies’ larvae, which are at the […]

Notes and lineups: Sounders forward Jordan Morris starts on the wing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:14

Sounders forward Jordan Morris has been bumped back out to the wing and Herculez Gomez is starting up top for Saturday afternoon's home match against the Columbus Crew.

Meet Quinton Jefferson, Seahawks’ fifth-round pick (No. 147) in 2016 NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:51

The Seahawks added more depth along the defensive line in the fifth round with the pick of Maryland defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson.

Berkshire Hathaway’s 1Q profit up 8 percent on paper gain

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:45

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway’s first-quarter profit grew 8 percent largely because of the way it had to account for its Duracell acquisition on paper, but profits fell at its BNSF railroad and at its insurance units. CEO Warren Buffett offered a preview of the first-quarter results at the company’s annual meeting Saturday although […]