Seattle Times Headlines

Trump’s mention of ‘woman’s card’ draws backlash

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 2 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman’s card” has drawn intense backlash, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media. “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the ‘woman card,’ […]

Family of man killed in police shooting leery of grand jury

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 3 min ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Relatives of a legally armed black musician who was fatally shot by a police officer while waiting for a tow truck said they are “leery” of a local prosecutor’s decision to present the case to a grand jury. The family of Corey Jones issued a statement Wednesday, saying that […]

Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 5 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs. The move is part of an effort the Obama administration is undertaking to enroll an additional 2 million people into repayment programs such as the Pay As You […]

Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 7 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama’s health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer. Insurers say the law’s coverage has been a financial drain for many of them, and they’re setting the stage for 2017 […]

Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 11 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions. The monk, Fu Hou, who died in 2012 at age 94 after spending most of his life at the Chongfu Temple on a hill in […]

Video shows British family getting attacked in Thailand

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 12 min ago

BANGKOK (AP) — An elderly British couple and their son were savagely attacked during a family vacation in Thailand in the latest blow to the country’s image as a welcoming tourist paradise. Police said Thursday they have arrested three alleged attackers and are looking for one more. A video of the attack was captured by […]

Cruz makes VP pick as GOP race takes another unusual turn

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 12 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate — even though he’s mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through the regular voting process. It was the move of a candidate desperate to block Donald Trump, a […]

Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does its stand?

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 15 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there’s no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety. The administration has already transferred almost $600 million of […]

Warriors reach second round with MVP Stephen Curry sidelined

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 15 min ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Perhaps a corny catchphrase to some, those three words really resonate with the Golden State Warriors: “Strength in Numbers.” They are bought into this mantra, all right. Now more so than ever with Stephen Curry on the sidelines. Poll a few Warriors and they surely will bring up the defending champions’ […]

Sony sees less red ink, postpones outlook because of quake

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 18 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. says it posted an 88.4 billion yen ($818 million) loss in January-March, a smaller flow of red ink than a year earlier. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company postponed giving its annual outlook until May, citing damage from major earthquakes in southwestern Japan earlier this month. The quakes shut down […]

4 University of Georgia students killed in car crash

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 18 min ago

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Four female University of Georgia students have been killed and another student critically injured in a car crash. Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry tells local news outlets the crash occurred just outside Watkinsville when two mid-sized sedans, one driving northbound and the other southbound, collided just after 9 p.m. Wednesday on […]

Man found dead in Apple conference room was employee

Seattle Times Headlines - 16 hours 23 min ago

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — An Apple employee that the company described as “young and talented” was found dead in a conference room inside the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, authorities said. Sgt. Andrea Urena of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said the death of the male employee was an isolated incident and that no foul […]

Syria activists say airstrikes in rebel-held Aleppo kill 20

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 14 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian monitoring group and rescue workers in opposition-held areas in Syria say a series of airstrikes has hit a hospital and nearby buildings, killing at least 20 people in the northern city of Aleppo. The victims include three of the hospital’s medical staff. The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for […]

Hastert judge delivered verbal equivalent of public flogging

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 17 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — When he sentenced Dennis Hastert to more than a year in prison, the judge in the former House speaker’s hush-money case delivered the verbal equivalent of a public flogging. Before imposing the 15-month sentence, a far stiffer sentence than federal guidelines suggested, U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin spent nearly an hour […]

High-speed rail board to weigh in on revised California plan

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 24 min ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The board that oversees California’s high-speed rail project is expected to approve a revised plan calling for a $64 billion approach that sends the train from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California. The board will meet Thursday in Sacramento, a week after postponing […]

Some principals charged with kickbacks faced financial woes

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 26 min ago

DETROIT (AP) — A dozen Detroit principals and an administrator are accused of finding a way to bleed their struggling public schools of $900,000 — ordering chairs, writing paper and other supplies that in most cases were never delivered, even as investigators doggedly battled fraud in a district that lacks textbooks and even toilet paper. […]

Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 28 min ago

EASTERN DESERT, Egypt (AP) — Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt’s eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the “skin of the gods” — gold. Essential for ancient artifacts like the famed burial mask of Tutankhamun and still highly desired in Middle Eastern culture […]

Hawaii church deploying igloos to house homeless families

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 31 min ago

HONOLULU (AP) — A church in Hawaii looking to address the state’s ongoing homelessness crisis has settled on a solution that on first look appears better suited for the frigid winters of Alaska than the islands’ tropical climate: igloos. There’s no risk of the dome-shaped structures melting. They are made of fiberglass and their construction […]

Airbus profits down; gearbox troubles in military plane

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 35 min ago

PARIS (AP) — Airbus Group said Thursday it’s facing a “challenging year” after troubles surfaced with a gearbox on the A400M military transporter and export credit agencies suspended financing for the plane-maker. Despite a problematic first quarter, the company is maintaining its forecast for growth in plane orders and deliveries over 2016. The parent of […]

After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm ‘outbreak’

Seattle Times Headlines - 17 hours 36 min ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a “bust” because the tornadoes that did develop were small. Storms on Tuesday […]