Seattle Times Headlines

Police seek pilot of drone that smashed into Capitol Hill home

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:41

Seattle police hope images recorded by a camera will lead them to the pilot of a drone that crashed into the home of a Capitol Hill couple.

An early spring might feel good, but it’s a bad sign of things to come

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:30

The Seattle Times reported that Seattle broke an all-time heat record last month, with a temperature of 89 degrees on April 18. Although we like to “enjoy” and “bask” when we Northwesterners get a hit of sunlight and warmth, we also know when the abnormal is becoming a real crisis. We see these aberrations in […]

Seattle’s idea of a world-class city is an illusion

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:23

The mayor’s call for more police officers brings to light another of the “unintended consequences” of Seattle’s manic drive to be viewed as a “world-class city.” However, the truth of the matter is it is disingenuous to label them as “unintended.”   Anyone with an ounce of common sense would have known that if you […]

Investigators: Recovering El Faro recorder to be a challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:17

WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — Federal investigators say recovering the voyage data recorder from the sunken cargo ship El Faro will be a challenge. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board returned Thursday to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from a mission to the wreck site at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, 40 miles […]

Numerous reasons to explain council’s arena vote: zoning, traffic, funding

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:16

“Staggering blow to Sodo arena” [Page One, May 3] was a disappointing read. The City Council vote makes it less likely we will have an NBA team in Seattle anytime soon. Even more disappointing is the way some have portrayed the vote as a vote by women against men and professional sports. There are many […]

UW women lose another assistant coach as Fred Castro takes head-coaching job at Eastern Michigan

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:09

Fred Castro is the second assistant to leave since UW's historic run to the Final Four, joining the departed Adia Barnes.

On the Boards 2016-17 season announced, ‘defies description’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:07

On the Boards has announced its 2016-2017 subscription series lineup, and it’s chock-full of local artistic talent and the beautiful, weird, thought-provoking work patrons have come to expect.

Judge says 10 seized animals should be returned to Ohio farm

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:07

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Thursday said five tigers and five other animals seized from a northeast Ohio farm should be returned, though the state stood by its actions and maintained that the owner hasn’t met Ohio’s tightened restrictions on keeping exotic animals. Owner Cyndi Huntsman of Stump Hill Farm in Massillon argued […]

Pregame: Mariners manager Scott Servais discusses decisions, Tony Zych expected to 4 to 6 weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:46

Injury update: Tony Zych out 4-6 weeks General manager Jerry Dipoto mentioned it on the radio during Wednesday’s game and manager Scott Servais confirmed on Thursday that right-handed reliever Tony Zych will be out 4 to 6 weeks with rotator cuff tendinitis. “I’m very hopeful he can bounce back,” Servais said. “From the reports I […]

New nonfiction book, revised biography keep Harper Lee in the news

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:46

“My Father & Atticus Finch,” by Foster Beck, will be released next month by W.W. Norton & Co., while literary biographer Charles J. Shields has released an updated version of “Mockingbird,” his best-selling 2006 book about Lee.

Sheriff: Unclear if suspect shot self or if deputy shot him

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:45

COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — A northeast Louisiana sheriff says a wanted man pulled a gun while deputies had him surrounded and either shot himself or was shot by a deputy. Caldwell Parish Sheriff Steve May says Louisiana State Police are investigating the death of Kenneth Magourick (muh-GOH-rick). Court documents list the spelling of his last […]

AP Source: Clinton aide interviewed in email investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:37

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server says the FBI has interviewed top aide Huma Abedin (HOO’-muh AB’-uh-deen). The person insisted on anonymity Thursday to discuss an ongoing investigation. The FBI and Justice Department have been investigating the potential mishandling of sensitive information that passed through the […]

US military supporting Yemen in fight against al-Qaida

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is providing military support, intelligence, ships and special operations forces to help in the ongoing operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, U.S. officials said Thursday. The U.S. military is helping Yemeni, Emirati and Arab Coalition forces that are battling al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, and were recently able to retake […]

Livingston school bans Confederate flags on school property

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:11

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Park High School recently banned Confederate flags from school property because they believed they were meant to intimidate a newly enrolled black student. School administrators held a community meeting in Livingston Tuesday to give people a chance to voice their concerns about how the issue was being handled. Vice Principal Tom […]

Students cast light on darker side of Harvard’s history

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:09

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — A new student project at Harvard aims to share the school’s history lessons that don’t make into brochures. Seven undergraduate students say they’re trying to reframe Harvard’s history by researching cases of oppression from the school’s past. They presented their research on campus Thursday, exploring cases including a Harvard panel that […]

Man dies after jumping into shallow pool in Glacier park

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:08

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A 26-year-old man died of injuries suffered when he jumped into a shallow pool at the base of a waterfall in Glacier National Park. Park officials say dispatchers were notified at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday that a man had jumped from Running Eagle Falls, which is between Two Medicine Lake […]

Decade after Katrina, New Orleans poised to regain schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:03

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane led to the state’s takeover of most New Orleans public schools, Louisiana’s Legislature is poised to return oversight to the local school board. The state House in Baton Rouge on Thursday voted 55-16 for legislation that returns governance of more than 50 schools […]

Lawsuit over Bangladesh garment factory collapse dismissed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 05:58

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against three major U.S. clothing retailers after the 2013 collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people. An injured worker and a man whose wife died in the collapse lodged the complaint last year against Wal-Mart Stores, J.C. […]

Texas school fooled by 7-year-old’s fake note

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 05:46

HOUSTON (AP) — A 7-year-old Houston girl managed to get out of an after-school program with a fake excuse note that she wrote herself, in large print with misspellings. The girl’s father, Charlie Dahu (DAY’-hoo), told KTRK-TV (http://abc13.co/1YauiwA ) that his daughter was wrong to write the note, but that it’s obvious it was written […]

Kate Beckinsale dishes on her Sarah Silverman girl crush

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 05:44

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Friendly exes are nothing new among Hollywood’s consciously uncoupled, but Kate Beckinsale says her feelings run deep for ex-boyfriend, Michael Sheen, and his girlfriend, Sarah Silverman. “Michael and I have obviously not been together for a very long time, what 16 years or 15 years, something like that? And we’ve always […]