Seattle Times Headlines

Pakistan commemorates ‘Kashmir Day’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:43

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for resolution of lingering issue of Kashmir in accordance with the U.N. Security Council resolution, saying the credibility of the global organization will be at stake if it fails to implement its own resolutions. Sharif spoke to lawmakers Friday in Pakistan’s part of Kashmir as […]

Experts say launch won’t bring N. Korea much closer to ICBM

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:35

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to punish Pyongyang for what it says will be a ballistic missile test in the guise of a space launch. Whatever […]

UN panel: Assange detained arbitrarily, should be freed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:27

GENEVA (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” by Britain and Sweden since December 2010, and should be freed and compensated, a U.N. human rights panel says. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which falls under the offices of the U.N. human rights chief, made the call in an 18-page document […]

Police officials quarrel over effort to raise bar on force

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute is erupting among police organizations over new proposals that would govern when officers should use force during violent arrests, amid national outrage over questionable shootings. Groups representing chiefs and rank-and-file sworn officers are pushing back against proposals announced last week by the Police Executive Research Forum, a leading Washington-based research […]

Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders mix it up over Wall St.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:12

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — For months, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have campaigned against each other with a velvet touch, eager to distinguish their race for the Democratic presidential nomination from the combative contest taking place in the Republican primary. No more. The pair tangled again and again during their first one-on-one debate of the […]

AP FACT CHECK: Dems in New Hampshire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. Bernie Sanders once again mischaracterized the share of the wealth taken by the very richest Americans. A look at some of the claims in their latest […]

‘Right fit’ is the sell in B10 recruiting, sideshow or not

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:09

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Urban Meyer has the cache and the national championship rings. Jim Harbaugh mixes a khakis-wearing sensibility with a sense of panache. When it comes to recruiting in the Big Ten, Ohio State’s Meyer and Michigan’s Harbaugh are the heavyweights. For the Big Ten’s big two and the other teams, one of […]

TRAIL TRANSLATOR: Dems prefer ‘progressive’ to ‘liberal’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back up a moment from the brawl between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over who is the real progressive and whether one can be that and be pragmatic at the same time. What IS progressivism in 2016, anyway? There is no universally agreed-upon contemporary definition of progressivism, so the […]

Dems up the decibels in NH debate; Wall Street a common foe

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:07

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — It was the sharpest, most caustic debate yet for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. A fiery Clinton went after Sanders for his suggestions that she is a captive of Wall Street interests, calling on him to end a “very artful smear that you and your campaign are carrying out.” Sanders didn’t […]

Analysis: Clinton moves aggressively to hold of Sanders

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:06

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — Hillary Clinton has been here before, watching a political rival generate youthful enthusiasm with lofty proposals she believes are going unchallenged. So on Thursday, she took matters into her own hands. In the first head-to-head debate between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the former secretary of state tried to systematically undermine […]

Friday’s jobs report could ease US recession fears. Or not.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two. Yet in the one area that matters most, the economy has continued to shine: Hiring. Over the final three […]

Quotations in the News

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:03

“I call this money blood money … coming out of the pockets of hardworking Americans.” — Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland to Martin Shkreli as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee grilled the entrepreneur over skyrocketing drug prices. ___ “It’s time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been […]

4 questions for the next CEO of Delta Air Lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:02

NEW YORK (AP) — On May 2, Ed Bastian takes over as the new CEO of Delta Air Lines, replacing the retiring Richard Anderson. Bastian has been Anderson’s close deputy, helping to turn around the airline from bankrupt carrier to one of the world’s leading airlines, one whose playbook is often copied by others. Bastian […]

Ex-49ers owner DeBartolo anxiously awaits Hall of Fame fate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:24

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Edward DeBartolo Jr. played no favorites. When it came to the way he treated his employees, from the stars on the field to the office workers behind the scenes, nobody argued how much he cared. It hasn’t changed since he left the NFL behind more than 15 years ago. “I still […]

Snow sculptors from across nation compete in Wisconsin

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:21

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — Fifteen teams of snow sculptors from 11 states have gathered in Wisconsin to compete for the best in the nation. The U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship began Wednesday with judging set for Saturday morning along Geneva Lake. The Wisconsin team that won with “Arbor Amor” depicting two intertwined trees last […]

Toyota’s quarterly profit up on back of sales growth

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:20

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s quarterly profit rose nearly 5 percent as sales expanded, especially in the U.S., prompting the Japanese automaker to raise its full year earnings forecast. Toyota Motor Corp., the No. 1 automaker in global vehicle sales, reported Friday a 627.9 billion yen ($5.4 billion) profit for the October-December fiscal third quarter, up […]

Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:19

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide. Furniture giant IKEA, founded in Sweden in 1943, has lost a trademark dispute in Indonesia after the country’s highest court agreed the name […]

2 NYC police officers wounded in public housing shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:07

NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers were shot and wounded by a gunman they encountered in the stairwell of a public housing project they were patrolling, and the gunman later killed himself, authorities said. Police said three officers were on the sixth floor of the Melrose Houses complex in the Bronx Thursday night when […]

No one submits verified claim for $63 million lotto jackpot

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luck may have run out for the winner of a California Lottery jackpot: The person has apparently let $63 million slip away. Nobody showed up at a state lottery office by 5 p.m. Thursday with the ticket or submitted a verified claim for the prize, lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said. A […]

Ohio plant workers take pride in making Super Bowl footballs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:03

ADA, Ohio (AP) — Every time Peyton Manning throws a pass or Cam Newton takes off to run in Sunday’s Super Bowl, they’ll be gripping a football made in a quaint Ohio village 2,000 miles away. Ada, Ohio, is home to the Wilson Sporting Goods factory that makes footballs used by the NFL, many of […]