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“Flight of the Navigator” star charged with bank robbery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:41

SECHELT, British Columbia (AP) — A man who starred in Disney’s 1986 adventure flick, “Flight of the Navigator” when he was a child, has been charged in connection with a bank robbery in British Columbia. Police arrested 42-year-old Deleriyes Joe Cramer earlier this week after a man dressed in a disguise left a bank with […]

Officer failed to report incident prior to murder-suicide

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:36

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida man who killed his wife, his two young children and then himself last month would have likely been wearing a GPS monitor had an officer properly reported an injunction violation nine days before the murder-suicide. Seminole County Sheriff Donald Eslinger said during a Thursday news conference […]

Officials take custody of kids who went to Oregon standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:34

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Seven children who were taken to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year have been placed in the temporary custody of Kansas child welfare officials. Shawnee County Judge Steven Ebberts made the placement Wednesday after finding probable cause that the children of Odalis […]

Microsoft joins in $253 million investment in SF cloud company

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:32

The quarter-billion investment goes to Pivotal, which develops a Web-based software platform and was initially led by Paul Maritz, a former high-ranking Microsoft exec.

Snohomish County deputy charged with vehicular assault for crash that cost man his legs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:29

A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with vehicular assault in connection with a crash last year in which a man lost his legs.

Apple partners with commercial software giant SAP

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:26

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced a new partnership with German software giant SAP to develop mobile apps that business customers can use on iPhones and iPad tablets. While Apple’s consumer product business is slowing, it’s been looking for new growth by tapping into the lucrative market for commercial technology. Apple has a similar […]

For Mother’s Day: ten great movies about moms

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:15

Escape Mother's Day (and "Mother's Day") at the multiplexes and try one of these ten films, all of which feature a fascinating mom or two.

The Chaos Theory: Why the Seahawks had an offensive lineman juggle during a pre-draft workout

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:14

Offensive line coach Tom Cable and the Seahawks like to see how prospects react under pressure, but it seems to be especially true of offensive linemen.

World Series champ Royals get day off in midst of slump

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:13

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals hadn’t been hitting lately. Their pitching had been failing, too. But in the past two years, they could always count on their stellar defense to bail them out when everything else was falling apart. It was the one constant during a surprising run to Game 7 […]

Polish government to take control of WWII museum

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 02:41

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative government announced Thursday that it is merging a major museum on World War II that was due to open next year with a different museum that doesn’t yet exist, a legal maneuver that allows it to take control of an ambitious new institution. The move comes as the nationalist […]

GOP Senate candidate Vance calls Trump’s views ‘insane,’ won’t vote for him

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 02:39

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Vance says he won’t vote for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump this fall.

Trump: I have too much integrity to cheat in golf

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 02:38

Donald Trump wants to make one thing perfectly clear — he doesn’t cheat in golf. Trump also says he has never played golf with former boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who earlier this week questioned Trump’s integrity on the golf course. Trump told The Associated Press on Thursday he respects the game too much to […]

With Cruz out, social conservative leaders rethink Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 02:33

NEW YORK (AP) — With their champion, Sen. Ted Cruz, now out of the presidential race, groups opposing abortion and same-sex marriage say they’ll bide their time and warily assess Donald Trump before deciding whether to back him as the Republican nominee. During months of campaigning, Trump has made some statements about abortion and gay […]

House committee to hold hearing on DC home rule

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 02:29

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee has scheduled a hearing on District of Columbia home rule in the wake of the city’s decision not to submit its budget to Congress for approval. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold the hearing May 12. City voters approved a referendum in 2013 that said the […]

Wal-Mart brings back greeters at the store door

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 02:29

NEW YORK (AP) — Those smiley door greeters are back at Wal-Mart. The nation’s largest retailer says in a blog post this week that it’s bringing back door greeters to a majority of its more than 5,000 stores by mid-summer to improve customer service. For the remainder of the stores, which have had problems with […]

Amazon CEO vows to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 02:23

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the company plans to hire 25,000 veterans and their spouses, joining a five-year-old White House program to support military families and furthering the tech giant’s steps into the civic spotlight. Amazon also plans to train 10,000 vets and spouses in cloud computing.

Photos of the Day: May 5, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 02:08

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

New murder trial ordered for Florida woman who kept silent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 02:05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who sat outside her home and said nothing while investigators examined her ex-husband’s bullet-ridden body will get a new murder trial after the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that prosecutors made a mistake by using that silence to help gain a conviction. Officers arriving at the home Donna […]

Chadwick Boseman continues superhero streak as Black Panther

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 02:01

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chadwick Boseman joins the Marvel universe as Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War,” but this isn’t his first time playing a superhero. His breakthrough role was as Jackie Robinson in the 2013 biopic, “42.” The following year, he became James Brown in “Get On Up.” So stepping into a third […]

Prosecutor: Officer justified in shooting man with BB gun

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 01:42

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Virginia police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man armed with a BB gun that looked like a handgun. Media outlets report Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney C. Phillips Ferguson released a report Thursday, saying an investigation showed Officer James Babor’s use of deadly force against 28-year-old Corey Achstein […]