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CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 03:05

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn’t been corroborated or checked out at the time. The Obama administration may soon release part of the material. Brennan tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” there […]

Kurdish group claims attack in Turkish city of Bursa

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 03:05

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Kurdish militant group claimed responsibility Sunday for a suicide attack in the Turkish city of Bursa that wounded 13 people last month. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, also known as TAK, issued a statement identifying the bomber as Eser Cali. The female attacker blew herself up near an Ottoman-era mosque in Bursa’s […]

Photos from 2016 Seattle May Day

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 02:58

Photographs from around Seattle on Sunday, May 1, 2016 during May Day.

Back to the drawing board for Thunder against Spurs

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 02:56

There was a possession where LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed a defense rebound, outlet-passed to Manu Ginobili, who then turned and fired a 70-foot strike to Kawhi Leonard for a dunk. The whole play took about 3 seconds. And the ball never touched the floor. Not everything came that easily for San Antonio in the opener of […]

Stephen Curry resumes light shooting on injured right knee

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 02:49

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has resumed light shooting without movement on his injured right knee with the hopes he can get into scrimmages by later next week, perhaps in time to be ready for Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors’ Western Conference semifinals at Portland. Coach Steve Kerr said before Sunday’s Game […]

Woman killed, 3 kids hurt when car jumps curb in Los Angeles

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 02:33

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a car jumped a curb and ran over four pedestrians, killing a 63-year-old woman and injuring three of her young relatives. Lt. Debra Brounstein says the car went onto the sidewalk after colliding with another vehicle Saturday afternoon in North Hollywood. The woman died at a hospital. […]

Jail didn’t save video footage showing cell of man who died

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 02:32

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a mentally ill inmate who died at a Virginia jail is criticizing officials’ decision not to save video footage captured outside the man’s cell in the days leading up to his death. Lt. Col. Eugene Taylor III, an assistant superintendent at the jail, told the […]

Jail didn’t save video footage showing cell of man who died

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 02:31

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a mentally ill inmate who died at a Virginia jail is criticizing officials’ decision not to save video footage captured outside the man’s cell in the days leading up to his death. Lt. Col. Eugene Taylor III, an assistant superintendent at the jail, told the […]

Miss Indian World crowned at nation’s largest powwow

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 02:23

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona State University law student has been crowned Miss Indian World. Pageant officials say 25-year-old Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn was announced the winner Saturday night at the 33rd Annual Gathering of Nations at the University of New Mexico arena in Albuquerque. Finn, of Porcupine, North Dakota, and a member of the […]

Expected Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist jogs at Churchill

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 02:20

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nyquist has stepped onto the track at Churchill Downs for the first time to begin his final preparations for the Kentucky Derby. The undefeated colt jogged once around the sloppy oval under exercise rider Jonny Garcia on Sunday. They were accompanied by a pony. Trainer Doug O’Neill says Nyquist will jog […]

Court to hear appeal from man convicted in boy’s killing

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 01:58

BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts will hear arguments this week in an appeal by a man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son. Prosecutors alleged that Eric Durand beat Brendan Camara in October 2003 because he was angry the boy wet his pants. An autopsy showed that […]

Bodies of elite climber, cameraman found in melting glacier

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 01:48

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found. The widow of Alex Lowe said in a statement Friday that two climbers attempting to ascend the 26,291-foot Shishapangma in Tibet discovered the remains of two people partially […]

Oops: Braves’ transaction miscue leaves them short a player

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 01:36

CHICAGO (AP) — A front-office mistake left the Atlanta Braves short a player for their game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Braves announced four hours before the scheduled first pitch that they had selected the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned reliever Chris Withrow to Gwinnett. One […]

Regulators consider how to save southern New England lobster

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 01:23

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators will consider authorizing new tools to address southern New England’s declining lobster population. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s American Lobster Management Board will consider the status of the fishery on Monday. The board will discuss a potential motion to create new management measures that address the […]

Police: Well-known Florida couple die in murder-suicide

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 01:23

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A well-known St. Petersburg couple whose bodies were found in their home on Friday died in a murder-suicide, police said. Former St. Petersburg police officer Gerard Joseph Stempinski, 69, shot his wife, Marie Stempinski, then himself, police said. Gerard worked for 25 years as a police officer and detective before […]

Obama, first lady review library design proposals

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 01:17

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists. The White House says the president’s wife, Michelle, joined him at Sunday’s meeting in Washington with staff of the Barack Obama Foundation. The foundation plans to build the library in one of […]

French far-right father-daughter feud disrupts tradition

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 01:09

PARIS (AP) — Jean-Marie Le Pen, a founder and the decades-long leader of France’s far-right National Front, declared Sunday that his daughter, the party president who has expelled him, will lose next year’s presidential race if she fails to unify the party. The bitter division between the 87-year-old and his daughter Marine Le Pen, 47, […]

Horizon Air is helping shape Portland airport’s future

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 01:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Alaska Airlines made waves in April with its $4 billion plan to acquire upscale rival Virgin America. But in Portland, at least, Alaska’s smaller sister airline might be the one to keep an eye on. Horizon Air, Alaska’s regional carrier, quietly moved its senior leadership in 2014 to the Rose City, […]

Wildfire at Shenandoah National Park fully contained

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:54

LURAY, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that burned thousands of acres of land in Shenandoah National Park has been fully contained. The Washington Post reports that (http://wapo.st/1SzwvBc ) sections of Skyline Drive that were closed due to the blaze have been reopened. Authorities have also lifted a temporary flight restriction near the park. […]

Commissioner: Boy shot by Baltimore police won’t be charged

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:41

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s Police commissioner says a 13-year-old who was holding a BB gun when he was shot by an officer will not be charged with a crime. Authorities said the boy was shot in the shoulder and leg by a plainclothes officer Wednesday after turning toward officers while holding a BB gun that […]