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Beijing court jails 2 over drag-racing supercar smashup

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:59
BEIJING (AP) — A court on Thursday sentenced two young men to up to five months in jail for dangerous driving after they crashed a Lamborghini and a Ferrari in a late-night race through Beijing. The crash involving two luxury cars attracted much attention from the Chinese public, who speculated about the men’s family backgrounds […]

Japan town to still hunt dolphins after aquariums’ rejection

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:59
TOKYO (AP) — The fishing town of Taiji will not stop its dolphin hunts, the mayor said Thursday, after Japan’s aquariums decided to stop buying captured dolphins under international pressure sparked by cruelty concerns. “We are hunting under the permission of the Japanese government and prefecture, and so we will continue to protect our fishermen […]

Sentencing set for former minor leaguer in child sex case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:58
A former high school baseball coach faces sentencing in Frederick for sexually abusing the teenage son of a host family during his minor league baseball career.

Bikers, others flee gunfire in Waco restaurant video

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:54
WACO, Texas (AP) — When gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, most of the leather-clad motorcycle riders watching the confrontation from the patio or inside immediately ran away from the shooting. A few tried to direct people to safety, crawling on all fours heading for cover. One biker ran away with […]

The frustrations of allied warfare — from al-Qaida’s point of view

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Barack Obama or his predecessor thought fighting a war with coalition partners was hard, they might consider Osama bin Laden’s frustrations. Among documents gathered from his compound in Pakistan after U.S. Navy SEALs stormed the building and shot him to death is a lengthy complaint by the al-Qaida leader about […]

‘Tomorrowland’: Exhilarating for kids, exhausting for adults

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:05
A review of the summer blockbuster “Tomorrowland,” which stars George Clooney as a disillusioned scientist who, along with a teen, gets embroiled in a time-travel adventure. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

S2 defeats Kitsap Pumas in extra time, advances to third round of the U.S. Open Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 13:38
TUKWILA — Since the club’s decision against live streaming Wednesday’s Pugetopolis showdown between S2 and the Kitsap Pumas left it up to the imagination for most fans anyway, I’ll leave it there: S2’s extra time victory was exactly what you’d picture from an early-round U.S. Open Cup match. The match had unlikely heroes — a former […]

Inslee boosts state climate goal as cap-and-trade action stalls

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 13:23
Gov. Jay Inslee has struggled to win legislative approval for a plan to meet state goals for greenhouse-gas reduction. But that isn’t stopping him from signing on to an international pact with even steeper targets.

Cavaliers steal Game 1 in Atlanta

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:59
LeBron James scored 31 points, while J.R. Smith made eight three-pointers and added 28 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

Woodinville captures KingCo 4A softball title

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:54
Falcons secure state berth with 8-2 victory over Inglemoor.

Tampa Bay wins in OT for 2-1 East lead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:49
Nikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Wednesday’s prep soccer results

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:33
Archbishop Murphy and Shorecrest both advance to the quarterfinals in the boys Class 2A state tournament.

‘Happy’ Rockefeller, widow of former vice president, dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:25
Margaretta “Happy” Rockefeller earned her nickname as a child because of her pleasant personality.

Folklife Festival 2015: Daily highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:24
The cultural focus of this year’s NW Folklife Festival is “Beats, Rhymes and Rhythms: Traditional Roots of Today’s Branches,” a program that showcases hip-hop and a tribute to the late Dumi Maraire, who established the Zimbabwean marimba tradition in the Northwest more than 40 years ago. Festival hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 22-24, 11 a.m.-9 […]

Ron Washington will join the Oakland Athletics

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:10
Former Texas manager served as coach for A’s from 1996-2006 and will spend time helping shortstop Marcus Semien.

Breeding rights for American Pharoah sold

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:01
The owner of Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah sold the breeding rights to his Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner to Coolmore Ashford Stud in Kentucky.

Mariners 4, Orioles 2: postgame video, notes and boxscore

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:48
Roenis Elias pitched well, the offense gave him four runs and Fernando Rodney made things a little nerve-racking in the ninth, giving up a run and putting the tying run on first base. Elias was outstanding. It was his best outing of the season. A big key was his changeup, which he used 33 times […]

Russell Wilson, Seahawks host cast of ‘Entourage’ movie at VMAC

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:48
It’s no secret the Seahawks’ continued success has brought about a great deal of fame and notoriety to the team and its stars. And it seems no other Seahawks player has embraced the spotlight more than Russell Wilson. The quarterback has become the face of several companies, including Alaska Airlines and Bose, he’s been featured […]

Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a nearly 11 hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans’ privacy. Congress faces a June 1 deadline for the law’s expiration, and Paul’s speech underscored the deep divisions over the […]

Feds name 7 motorcycle clubs as major criminal enterprises

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:11
The Justice Department has identified seven motorcycle clubs that it believes are highly structured criminal enterprises, many of them allied in one form or another against the best-known gang, the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.