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Josh Hamilton will miss all season with another knee surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:01

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton will miss the entire season after more surgery on his left knee. The Rangers said Monday that Hamilton, who has been on the disabled list all season, will have surgery June 8 in Houston. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Walt Lowe, whom the slugger visited for another […]

IRS chief : Impeachment charges lack merit, won’t testify

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commissioner of the IRS said Monday that Republican allegations that he misled congressional investigators probing his agency “are without merit,” and said he would not appear at a congressional hearing this week examining whether he deserves to be impeached. In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., IRS […]

New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:38

NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of 30 health and humanitarian organizations says in a new report that deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and robbed countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016. The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition […]

Mariners minor league report: Class AA Jackson gets a win on Tim Lopes’ walk-off single

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:38

Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.

$500,000 fix for $5 million bridge built 6 inches too low

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:35

NEWPORT, Del. (AP) — A fix costing nearly half a million dollars will finally begin this summer on a $5 million bridge that was built six inches too low. Five years after Delaware transportation officials discovered the mistake, they’ve hired a new construction firm to raise the bridge high enough so that trains carrying two […]

Hawaii officials: 5 killed in small plane crash on Kauai

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:35

HONOLULU (AP) — Five people died in a fiery plane crash on Kauai Monday morning, officials said. The small plane crashed about 9:30 a.m. during a skydiving tour just outside Port Allen Airport, the Kauai Fire Department said in a statement. The pilot, two skydive instructors and two tandem jumpers were believed to be in […]

Mets’ Duda out long term with stress fracture in lower back

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:35

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Mets manager Terry Collins expects first baseman Lucas Duda to be out at least four to six weeks and maybe longer with a stress fracture in his lower back. The Mets placed Duda on the 15-day disabled list Monday with the back problem that had been bothering him for some […]

Father, son accused in Utah kidnapping will stay behind bars

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:31

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A father and son accused of tying up five members of a Utah family will remain jailed without bail as authorities investigate if they were involved with the death of a rail line worker whose body was found along their likely escape route to Wyoming. In the first Utah court appearance […]

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:30

___ Bayer AG bids $62 billion for crops and seeds specialist Monsanto. FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers. The deal would create a global giant in agriculture technology touching much of global […]

Toyota adding 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:29

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The action expands what was already the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history. The U.S. government announced earlier this month that 17 automakers — including […]

Police smile at ‘Cops Suck’ tattoo across man’s knuckles

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:57

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A police officer in Maine is getting a laugh out of a man’s tattoo that says, “Cops Suck.” The Bangor Police Department on Monday posted a Facebook photo of the man holding out his fists with letters tattooed on his knuckles next to a smiling officer. The photo has more than […]

Designed in Seattle, this $1 tool could save millions of babies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:54

Inventors from PATH, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s designed a feeding cup that could help prevent starvation in premature and high-risk babies in developing countries who have trouble breast-feeding. It will soon be widely distributed in Africa.

Kerry Haigh reunited with LPGA Tour, Sahalee for course setup of Women’s PGA Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:54

Haigh, chief championships officer for the PGA of America, once again will bring his expertise to the LPGA Tour when he sets up the course for KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, June 9-12.

Box Office Top 20: ‘Angry Birds’ slingshots past ‘Civil War’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In its first weekend in theaters, “The Angry Birds Movie” soared past “Captain America: Civil War,” dethroning the superhero pic from its first place run with $38.2 million to “Captain America’s” $32.9 million, according to studio actuals released Monday. The final numbers for “The Angry Birds Movie” were slightly less than […]

Don’t let that traffic bring you down…

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:51

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Figures on government spending and debt

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:42

WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit May 20 $19,171,347 Statutory debt limit Suspended Total public debt outstanding May 20 $19,209,816 Operating balance May 20 $268,120 Interest fiscal year 2016 thru April $148,472 […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:42

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a quiet day slightly lower on Monday as investors sat on the sidelines waiting for more clues about whether the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates next month. Energy stocks fell along with the price of crude oil. On Monday: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 8.01 points, less […]

2015 was a corporate buyout bonanza; here comes the sequel

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:42

After 2015’s blistering global buyout pace, this year is shaping up to be quite the sequel with Bayer’s $62 billion attempt to buy Monsanto and create a global seed giant. The proposed deal between German drug and chemical maker and Monsanto is the sixth-largest cross-border acquisition ever, according to financial markets platform Dealogic. There has […]

Draymond, Westbrook swap barbs over fouls, kicks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:41

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Draymond Green knows who is responsible for his kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams: Russell Westbrook and the rest of the NBA stars who get to the foul line with a whole lot of salesmanship. Green’s kick felled the 7-foot, 255-pound Adams during the second quarter of Golden […]

Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:39

CHICAGO (AP) — The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China’s growing influence in the region. Fellow Vietnam veteran Ned Foote said Americans long ago forgave Germany and Japan for World War II, so there’s no reason not to do the […]