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The Latest: NYC mayor issues construction crane safety plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:21

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a construction crane, which killed a pedestrian (all times local): 3 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is implementing a four-point plan to increase safety when large construction cranes are operating. De Blasio made the announcement Sunday, in the wake of Friday’s […]

Here come the ads of Super Bowl 50 — upbeat and safe

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:59

NEW YORK (AP) — Game on. On advertising’s biggest night, Super Bowl ads are aiming for optimism. An Audi ad will show an aging astronaut getting reinvigorated by driving an Audi to the tune of David Bowie’s “Starman.” Amy Schumer and Seth Rogan will try to unit Americans with the “Bud Light Party.” And Axe […]

Former Seattle IRS agent to face trial on bribery charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:58

Indictment alleges former agent shook down a local medical marijuana dispensary for a $20,000 cash bribe; his attorneys say he was offering accounting services

At least 3 killed in fight at complex; bats, sticks used

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:53

MARIN CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say at least three people were killed after a fight broke out among a group of people wielding sticks and bats at a large apartment complex in Marin City, north of San Francisco. Marin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Doug Pittman tells the San Francisco Chronicle ( ) the […]

The Latest: Stephen Curry to bang ‘Keep Pounding’ drum

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:41

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local): 1:29 p.m. There will be two reigning MVPs on hand at Levi’s Stadium today for Super Bowl 50. Golden State Warriors guard and NBA MVP Stephen […]

Insider Q&A: Competing with cable’s Internet offerings

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:16

NEW YORK (AP) — Chet Kanojia, the founder of startup TV service Aereo, has a new offering that could shake up the cable industry again. His new Internet service, Starry, would compete with cable companies in big cities. Across the country, only one-third of homes have a choice of broadband providers, according to government figures. […]

Black Sabbath calls it a night at the Tacoma Dome — for good

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:11

‘Thank you for my life,’ Ozzy Osbourne told the adoring crowd at the Tacoma Dome, where Black Sabbath stopped Saturday, Feb. 6, on its final tour.

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill offers insight on north-central Washington steelhead fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:08

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced the expansion of steelhead fishing on the Wenatchee and Icicle rivers. On the Wenatchee River anglers may now fish from the Icicle Road Bridge to 400 feet below Tumwater Dam. […]

‘Inside Out’ sweeps Annie Awards, wins best animated picture

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 43rd annual Annie Awards were a joyous affair for “Inside Out.” The Pixar release won the Annies’ top honor and 10 awards altogether at the ceremony Saturday evening at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Along with best animated feature, the film won best director for Peter Docter, best screenplay […]

Pope Francis visit to celebrate Mexico’s indigenous church

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:54

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AP) — Pope Francis’ visit to the heavily indigenous Mexican state of Chiapas appears aimed at celebrating the region’s “Indian church,” a mix of Catholicism and indigenous culture once considered a thorn in the side of standard liturgy by the Vatican. The inclusion of pine boughs and eggs, the […]

Trump: No White House run if he’d bought the Buffalo Bills

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades. He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated demonstrations of interest. That’s probably for the best, he says. Had his 2014 bid for the Buffalo Bills had worked out, he probably wouldn’t be running for president now. “If I bought […]

Man shoots Ohio police officer before he’s found dead in car

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:29

KENTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man shot an Ohio police officer before he was found dead in his car from a gunshot wound. The Hardin County sheriff’s office says Stephen Davis was sitting in a vehicle with a gun in front of a house when Kenton police responded to a domestic disturbance call […]

1 person killed in plant explosion in Georgia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:24

ROCKMART, Ga. (AP) — A coroner says a man has died and six others were injured in an explosion at a plant in northwest Georgia. Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier says 25-year-old Justin Deems died in the explosion that occurred at 2:37 a.m. Sunday at JCG Farms, a feed mill related to chicken farming. The […]

Professor who wore headscarf to leave Christian college

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:24

CHICAGO (AP) — A professor of a Christian college who asserted Christians and Muslims worship the same God will leave her post, the school near Chicago announced. In a statement posted on Wheaton College’s website, the school and Larycia Hawkins said they “have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways.” The statement […]

The Latest: UN Security Council strongly condemns NKorea

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:09

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket (all times local): 2:40 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has issued a statement strongly condemning North Korea’s rocket launch and pledging to “expeditiously” adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions. The statement approved by all 15 council members at […]

U of Cincinnati hires police consultant after fatal shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:07

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside consultant for nearly $400,000 to review its police department for reforms in the aftermath of an officer’s fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate. That consulting firm, New York City-based Exiger, said it plans to use […]

UN Security Council adopts statement strongly condemning North Korea rocket launch (Corrects dateline to United Nations)

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:01

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN Security Council adopts statement strongly condemning North Korea rocket launch (Corrects dateline to United Nations)

5 places to snowshoe in Southern Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:00

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — With a big, fat snowpack sitting on top of the mountains that surround our valley in Southern Oregon, this would be a good winter to finally learn how to snowshoe. Snowshoers often say, “If you can walk, you can snowshoe,” and while that’s true to an extent, snowshoeing is a lot […]

ESPN report adds to indications of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch retiring

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 01:54

An ESPN report Sunday that Marshawn Lynch has told people close to him he plans to retire is adding to what was already pretty hot speculation that the Seattle running back may soon hang it up.

German police search homes of suspected extremists

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 01:38

BERLIN (AP) — German police have searched the homes of two men suspected of being part of an extremist organization. The dpa news agency cited a spokesman for German federal prosecutors confirming the raids Sunday near the western city of Mainz. The men are reportedly suspected of membership in a “foreign terrorist organization” active in […]