Seattle Times Headlines

Kasey Keller, Sandy Ringer headline WIAA Hall of Fame inductees

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:35

Former Sounders FC goalkeeper Kasey Keller and longtime Seattle Times reporter Sandy Ringer were among 13 inducted into the WIAA Hall of Fame in Renton on Wednesday.

Big solar-material plant in Moses Lake is back at work

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:34

REC Silicon said it will restart manufacturing at its big Moses Lake production plant for solar-grade polysilicon, where hundreds of workers had been wondering about their future.

NBC’s Morales moves West to ‘Access Hollywood’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:29

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC “Today” show anchor Natalie Morales is moving West to become host of the entertainment show “Access Hollywood,” but will keep a role on the morning program. Morales has been the news anchor for the “Today” show and co-hosts the morning program’s third hour, which begins at 9 a.m. ET. Noah […]

Judge blocks child-care license for family detention center

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:27

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has blocked a temporary residential child-care license for one of the nation’s largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border illegally. The licenses are needed because a federal judge ruled last year the centers would have to eventually release the immigrant children without them. State District […]

California governor approves bill increasing age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:25

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor approves bill increasing age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.

Australia says most dangerous Australian IS operative killed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:20

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most dangerous known Islamic State movement operative had been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the government said Thursday. The United States had confirmed that Neil Prakash, also known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, was killed in Mosul on Friday, Attorney-General George Brandis said. The 24-year-old Australian citizen of Cambodian […]

Lower Snake River dam removal back on table

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:11

For the fifth time, a federal judge has called for an overhaul of the Columbia and Snake River dams operations to preserve salmon and steelhead.

LEADING OFF: DeGrom looks for 4-0 start in San Diego start

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:05

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Thursday: ___ DEGROMINATOR Jacob deGrom, who carries a 3-0 record and 1.02 ERA into Thursday’s start at San Diego, has the sort of stuff where a no-hitter is always a possibility. So manager Terry Collins realizes he could find himself in a similar situation to Miami’s […]

State GOP divided over Trump’s triumph

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:04

Donald Trump’s ascension to presumptive Republican presidential nominee is dividing state GOP leaders, candidates and activists.

AP Source: Coyotes to promote 26-year-old Chayka to GM

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:36

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes will promote 26-year-old John Chayka to general manager, making him the youngest GM in NHL history, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The Coyotes have scheduled a news conference Thursday to introduce Chayka, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official […]

Near site of 9/11 attack, courthouse gets security pavilion

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:34

NEW YORK (AP) — A new security pavilion was dedicated Wednesday at a federal courthouse where high-profile terrorism trials have taken place blocks from where the Sept. 11 attacks downed the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center. Multiple airport-style screening machines await the more than 160 people who can fit inside a 3,250-square-foot […]

Sport fishermen angry over tribal gillnetting salmon catch

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:30

Sport anglers gathered in La Conner Wednesday to protest a tribal spring chinook fishery that is moving forward even as an unprecedented impasse in annual harvest negotiations prevents recreational fishing.

Authorities: Pair lived in camper, daughters in filthy house

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:24

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska couple face child neglect charges after authorities say their two teenage daughters lived in the basement of a filthy, mold-filled house without heat or power while the couple stayed in a camper in the driveway. Timothy Hogan and Patricia Haugstad-Hogan of Anchorage are charged with misdemeanor counts of child […]

New Storm star Breanna Stewart scores 11 points in exhibition loss at KeyArena

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:23

Seattle lost 81-73 to the Phoenix Mercury, which was an unusual feeling for Stewart, who’s UConn team went 151-5 during her college career.

Seth MacFarlane to produce, star in Fox TV sci-fi series

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:21

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth MacFarlane is going to star in and produce a sci-fi TV series set 300 years in the future. Fox said Wednesday that the series, described as a comedic drama, is intended for the network’s 2017-18 season. The untitled show will follow a motley crew of a spaceship from Earth on […]

Investor files class action lawsuit in Jay Peak fraud case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:20

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A foreign investor has filed a class action lawsuit against two developers accused of misusing $200 million in investors’ funds for developments in northern Vermont. Alexandre Daccache is suing developers Ariel Quiros and William Stenger, the financial firm Raymond James, and Joel Burstein, Quiros’ then-son-in-law who worked at Raymond James. The […]

Dae-Ho Lee’s two home runs power Mariners to series sweep of A’s

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:19

The Mariners overcame some shaky defense and a subpar outing by Felix Hernandez to beat the A’s 9-8 and earn their first sweep of the season.

Ex-MillerCoors official pleads guilty in $8 million fraud

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:17

CHICAGO (AP) — A former vice president at MillerCoors has pleaded guilty to defrauding the beer-maker of more than $8 million. Fifty-nine-year-old Dave Colletti of Chicago pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wire fraud in federal court. A sentencing date was not set. Colletti and seven other defendants were charged last year. The indictment […]

From pterodactyls to flying fighters, kites are more fun than ever

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:14

Kite clubs around Seattle and Whidbey Island can help you get involved in group events — or check our list of top kiting spots and go solo.