Seattle Times headlines - Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

  • China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companies Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 07:40

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down 10 platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved content considered superstitious and harmful to minors. Almost half of China’s 730 million internet users use live video streaming sites and apps, and the […]
  • Moment of reflection to be held for slain college student Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 07:40

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A moment of reflection is scheduled for the Bowie State University student who was slain over the weekend. It will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Maryland, College Park’s chapel garden. The university announced the observance in honor of Richard Collins III, who was fatally stabbed on […]
  • Trump’s health care budget means deep cuts for safety net Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 07:35

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular health insurance programs that are part of the social safety net. Trump campaigned for president on a promise to improve health care. The budget omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point. It also doesn’t […]
  • Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 07:34

    LONDON (AP) — Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22. Officials say soldiers will be deployed to places like Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and Parliament. They will replace armed police as Operation Temperer takes effect […]
  • A gunshot and a child is dead: Should anyone be punished? Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 07:24

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief. As soon as she arrived, guards took her shoelaces so she wouldn’t try to hang herself. Cry too much or scream too loud and she feared they would come back to take everything she had left — […]
  • A gunshot and a child is dead: Should anyone be punished? Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 07:22

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief. As soon as she arrived, guards took her shoelaces so she wouldn’t try to hang herself. Cry too much or scream too loud and she feared they would come back to take everything she had left — […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief slams Obama growth forecast Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 07:21

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney, defending an administration that promises more economic growth than many think it can deliver, said Tuesday it’s the Obama administration that went overboard in its forecasts for growth. His indictment glosses over significant differences in the economy now and then. A look at his statement on the […]
  • Analysis: Budget shows Trump’s trouble figuring out Congress Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 07:21

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal, snubbed by some Republican allies, is just the latest example of an administration that seems at times clueless or indifferent toward Congress. Since becoming president, Trump has at times wrapped congressional Republicans in a clumsy embrace that many have welcomed, wooing House members with Oval Office […]
  • Playboy model who shot nude of unwitting woman due in court Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 07:13

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Playboy centerfold who ignited a backlash of criticism when she secretly snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posted it online mocking the woman’s body is expected to appear in court Wednesday to resolve a criminal charge. Dani Mathers is planning to show up […]
  • United CEO likely to face investor questions about dragging Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 07:07

    CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is likely to face questions from shareholders Wednesday about the rough removal of a passenger from a flight, an incident that sparked weeks of bad publicity. Shareholders also will vote whether to re-elect Munoz and 14 other board members and whether to approve the company’s executive-compensation plan. […]
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