Seattle Times Headlines

When someone you love falls in love with someone you dislike

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:00

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax: Instead of always trying to talk her out of this guy, allow her to talk you into him.

Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:50

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A probe swirling around New York City’s mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation’s most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody’s doing it. Mayor Bill de […]

Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:42

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break. They left behind few clues about how they would address must-do items such as finding money to counter the Zika virus and a […]

Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas flooding

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:29

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — A 64-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept. Capt. James Muniz of the Palestine Police Department told The Associated Press that six to 10 homes in a Palestine cul-de-sac were severely damaged following heavy […]

Kremlin: Japan’s PM Abe to visit Putin in Russia next week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:23

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has announced that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next week to meet with President Vladimir Putin, a step toward deepening relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute. Saturday’s announcement said Putin would host Abe next Friday in Sochi, the Black Sea city where the 2014 […]

Wee-lief! Dogs get airport bathrooms of their own

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:21

NEW YORK (AP) — Little Simba couldn’t wait to check it out. The toy poodle was among the first to try a special bathroom just for animals at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, among a growing number of “pet relief facilities” being installed at major air hubs across the nation. “There’s a fire […]

Police: Woman, 4 grandchildren killed by flooding in Palestine, Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:21

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — Police: Woman, 4 grandchildren killed by flooding in Palestine, Texas.

Holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem draws thousands

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:21

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus’ resurrection. In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. During the annual ceremony, top Eastern […]

Kenya to burn huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:15

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is set to burn 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to set fire to 12 pyres […]

Rant & Rave: Stop sign means you, cyclists

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:00

Readers rave about help with luggage at SeaTac, rant about cyclists not stopping.

Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm special

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:53

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway’s peculiarities are on display again this weekend with tens of thousands of people filling an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for hours at the conglomerate’s annual meeting. The Omaha event features an adjoining 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall where Berkshire subsidiaries such as See’s Candy, […]

Jill Biden hosting USS Delaware keel-laying ceremony

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:38

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will mark the beginning of construction on the future USS Delaware submarine. As the sponsor for the Delaware, a Virginia-class attack submarine, Jill Biden is hosting the keel-laying ceremony in Newport News, Virginia, on Saturday. Jill Biden’s father, Donald C. Jacobs, […]

Anti-government protesters breach Baghdad’s Green Zone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:25

BAGHDAD (AP) — Dozens of protesters have climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad’s highly-fortified Green Zone and could be seen storming into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government. After months of protests, sit-ins and demonstrations outside Baghdad’s Green Zone — home to most ministries and foreign embassies — Saturday’s escalation marks […]

Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:05

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight? The answer varies with the issue, but arguments last week in the corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell show there are high-profile cases […]

Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:01

WASHINGTON (AP) — She has no stamina. She shouts. She’s got nothing going for her but being a woman. Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton’s credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona. The […]

Sweden celebrates king’s 70th birthday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:48

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is celebrating King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th birthday with a service in the palace chapel attended by his family and royal visitors from Japan, Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark, among others. Outdoor pomp and celebrations for Sweden’s monarch in the past 43 years included a tightly choreographed military parade on Saturday […]

Bangladesh Hindu man hacked to death in latest such attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:25

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, following a spate of similar attacks in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation. Authorities are investigating whether the killing of Nikhil Joarder was connected to a 2012 complaint against him for alleged comments he made against Prophet Muhammad, […]

Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:16

BERLIN (AP) — Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German. The […]

Bangkok ferris wheel catches fire, but no injuries reported

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:56

BANGKOK (AP) — The ferris wheel at a newly opened dinosaur theme park in Bangkok caught fire on Saturday, but the park said no one was on it at the time, and no injuries were reported. The fire broke out following an afternoon thunderstorm in the Thai capital. “At the time of the incident, no […]

Police detain protesters at party convention in Germany

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 17:58

BERLIN (AP) — Police have detained about 400 leftists who were protesting against the national convention of the populist Alternative for Germany party in Stuttgart. German news agency dpa reported that protesters were shouting “refugees can stay, Nazis must go,” as some 2,000 party members arrived at the convention center on Saturday morning. Protesters temporarily […]