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Photos of the Day: May 22, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 42 min ago
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

After peaceful evening, protesters, police clash late in Olympia

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 47 sec ago
Late Thursday evening, after hundreds of peaceful demonstrators protesting the shooting of two black men by a white police officer went home, several dozen protesters marched through downtown.

Expedia sells stake in Chinese travel service

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 13 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Expedia sold its entire stake in eLong, a Chinese travel service, to a group of businesses based in China for roughly $671 million. The news sent shares of the online travel company up more than 5 percent in midday trading Friday. Before the market opened, Bellevue, Washington-based Expedia said that it […]

Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 33 min ago
Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end a half-century-old conflict.

Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 33 min ago
Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end a half-century-old conflict.

Quake rattles nerves in Napa Valley after 2014 disaster

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 7 min ago
A magnitude-4.1 earthquake has jolted Napa Valley and became an unwelcome reminder of the wine country's large temblor last summer — the strongest quake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century.

After week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son’s circumcision

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 17 min ago
A Florida woman who was jailed after fleeing with her son to avoid the boy's circumcision is giving up her yearslong fight over the surgery.

Terrorism task force arrests 2 men, 1 at Los Angeles airport

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 19 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI says a joint terrorism task force made up of federal and local authorities has arrested two Southern California men following an investigation. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says one man was taken into custody at Los Angeles International Airport and another was arrested in Anaheim on Thursday. Eimiller said Friday […]

Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over ‘insult’ to Muhammad

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 36 min ago
Hundreds of rioting Muslims have set a Shariah court ablaze in Nigeria's northern Kano city to protest a judge freeing a cleric accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad.

Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 45 min ago
The chairman of Temple University's physics department was arrested in what prosecutors said was a scheme to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments.

Pete Carroll as Willy Wonka? Michael Bennett says it’s so

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 48 min ago
Michael Bennett compared coach Pete Carroll to Willy Wonka in a recent interview. And yep, he also said a little bit more,

US stocks fall on lower oil prices; inflation ticks up

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 3 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped in noon trading Friday as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. Investors are weighing the latest batch of corporate earnings results and a report showing a slight increase in inflation last month. They are looking ahead to a speech later in the day by Federal […]

Obama’s Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 8 min ago
Supporters of President Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits.

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 13 min ago
COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Effective Saturday May 16, angling for spring Chinook and summer steelhead is open between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam. Shad angling is open from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam. Sturgeon retention is open in the John Day Pool until the respective guideline of 500 legal white sturgeon is […]

Finding cause of California oil spill could take months

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 14 min ago
The National Weather Service says gusty winds are whipping up waves as high as 4 feet early Friday off Santa Barbara County. Several days of calm seas had helped crews.

South Korean court frees Korean Air ‘nut rage’ executive

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 39 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. The Seoul High Court said Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline’s chairman, did not violate the aviation […]

US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April for the third straight month, suggesting that an improving economy could be setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year. Consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent from the previous month, when prices rose a modest 0.2 percent, the […]

British band Wire still carries a charge

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 52 min ago
British band Wire may be a “band’s band” — meaning musicians, but not many others, like the music — but is still going strong, into a fifth decade. The band plays Neumos on Wednesday, May 27.

UK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldier

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 57 min ago
A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007.

Ireland votes on gay marriage; Catholic leaders opposed

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 58 min ago
Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other."