Seattle Times Headlines

Management shake-up at TSA not likely to ease security lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration has ousted its head of security operations and put new leadership in charge of screening operations at a major international airport, but long checkpoint lines and travel headaches already pervading the busy summer travel season are likely to continue. Kelly Hoggan was removed from his post as the […]

Native groups protest planned French auction of artifacts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:59

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial objects is getting bipartisan support. Hundreds of religious items and art pieces from the Americas, Africa and Asia are scheduled to go […]

‘I wish those guys the best’: Sounders’ Jordan Morris on USMNT omission for Copa America Centenario

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:58

Sounders forward Jordan Morris was magnanimous when discussing his omission from the United States' final, 23-player roster for next month's Copa America Centenario tournament.

Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:12

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you’re the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare. A sailor nears the finish line in Rio de Janeiro’s polluted Guanabara Bay, holding the lead with a coveted gold medal in sight. Suddenly, the boat loses speed. A plastic bag catches the rudder. Chasing boats overtake […]

Death a grim chapter in storied history of Indianapolis 500

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:06

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rich MacDonald was just a kid, trying to find his dad’s race number on the big screen through the flames and black mushroom clouds choking the track. Only 6 years old, MacDonald, his grandfather and uncle had gone to the LA Sports Arena to watch the 1964 Indianapolis 500 live on closed-circuit […]

No scoops for you: Bills media policy has many restrictions

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:02

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have unveiled a wide-ranging policy restricting media from reporting on who threw an interception during practice or what someone might overhear during a post-practice team huddle. The policy went into effect Tuesday when reporters began arriving at the Bills facility for the team’s first week of voluntary […]

Italy’s Renzi: NATO summit must consider new defense models

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:59

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says that NATO should use the upcoming summit in Warsaw to consider new security models given the threat of home-grown terrorism. Renzi told reporters after meeting NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday that “today the terror threat comes from within, not just from outside.” Renzi said that the […]

Top contenders? Miami, LA, Atlanta look to host Super Bowls

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:43

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFL is expected to award three future Super Bowls — 2019, 2020 and 2021 — at the league’s owners meetings in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday. Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles are considered the leading candidates. Atlanta and Los Angeles are in the process of building new stadiums, while Miami […]

Captain of El Faro sister ship: Master had solid storm plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:40

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The captain of the sunken freighter El Faro’s sister vessel says he believes the master of the doomed ship had a “solid plan” to deal with a hurricane that had sprung up quickly. Capt. Kevin Stith of the El Yunque testified Tuesday before a U.S. Coast Guard panel investigating the Oct. […]

Judge fines Arkansas funeral home in corpse-stacking case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:36

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge has handed down a $50,000 fine to a central Arkansas funeral home where bodies were found stacked on top of each other in unrefrigerated areas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports ( ) that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza levied the fine Tuesday against Arkansas Funeral Care. Last month, […]

Washington state sues over pelvic mesh, accuses Johnson & Johnson of ‘deception’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:33

The lawsuit accuses Johnson & Johnson of misrepresenting the risks of the pelvic mesh, noting that thousands of women in Washington state have faced medical complications.

Firefighters from US, South Africa to arrive in Alberta

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:30

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Officials say about 1,000 additional fire crews from across Canada, the United States and South Africa will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray. Alberta wildlife official Chad Morrison said Tuesday the blaze continues to move northeast away from communities and oil sands facilities in […]

UCLA agrees to 15-year deal with Under Armour

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:30

NEW YORK (AP) — UCLA and Under Armour have agreed to a long-term athletic shoe and apparel deal that a person with direct knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press will pay the school $280 million over 15 years. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms of the contract were not […]

Kurdish rebel attack kills 5 soldiers in eastern Turkey

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:11

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish minister says Kurdish rebels have detonated a bomb in eastern Turkey, killing at least five soldiers inside a military vehicle. Government minister Ismet Yilmaz said the soldiers were killed Tuesday in the attack in Van province, which borders Iran. Yilmaz, the former defense minister, was speaking to reporters before […]

Healey, other AGs ask Congress to fund gun violence research

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:10

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is urging Congress to fund research into gun violence. Healey sent a letter to Congress Tuesday seeking direct funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the “causes and prevention of gun-related injuries and death.” Healey says attorneys general need “evidence-based strategies to combat […]

Judge: Law trimming early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:03

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a law trimming early voting in swing-state Ohio is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced. The state’s Democratic Party was among the plaintiffs who sued Ohio’s elections chief over a series of Republican-backed voting changes. Such policies included the elimination of a week of early voting […]

Engineering and physics professors weigh in on Brady appeal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:01

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two dozen engineering and physics professors weighed in Tuesday with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for “Deflategate.” Papers filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said these experts believe the 2nd Circuit’s ruling upholding the suspension lacks […]

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans visit Avengers fan with cancer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:50

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Avengers have teamed up to help lift the spirits of a teenage fan with cancer. Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. joined Captain America Chris Evans to visit 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox at his former suburban San Diego high school Monday. The trip was documented on Instagram by Gwyneth Paltrow, who […]

Insect poop threatens to damage marble at India’s Taj Mahal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:46

Swarms of insects breeding in a polluted river near the Taj Mahal are threatening the intricate marble inlay work at the 17th century monument to love.

A rising housing market lifts builders, home goods retailers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:42

NEW YORK (AP) — A new report from the U.S. that showed Americans are snapping up homes at a pace not seen since the housing bust-fueled recession pushed the trading of shares of all companies affiliated with the sector into overdrive Tuesday. The Commerce Department reported that new home sales jumped 16.6 percent last month […]