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Body of Italian student found in Cairo flown back to Italy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 19:16

CAIRO (AP) — The body of the Italian student who was found this week in a Cairo suburb was flown back to Italy Saturday morning, Egyptian airport officials and Italy’s foreign minister said. Paolo Gentiloni told reporters in Amsterdam that the body of 28-year-old Giulio Regeni was being transported to Rome and eventually to the […]

The Latest: 6 asylum seekers arrive in Latvia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 19:12

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Latest on the movement of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Six asylum-seekers have arrived in Latvia, the first of 531 the nation has agreed to accept as part of the European Union’s relocation scheme. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Ilze Petersone-Godmane says the two […]

Iggy Azalea: I have more belief in myself as a trendsetter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:50

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Iggy Azalea readies the release of her sophomore album, the rapper says she’s feeling more self-assured and less worried about being or sounding cool. “I think I’m more confident, and I think I have more belief in what I think is cool rather than worrying about what other people are […]

Officials say death toll in Taiwan earthquake rises to 11.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:41

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Officials say death toll in Taiwan earthquake rises to 11.

Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:25

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. That’s the lowest price of a ticket to the big game on Sunday, according to an executive from the online ticket marketplace StubHub. Prices are holding steady, said Jason Deppen, StubHub’s director of field operations. “We’re seeing prices as low […]

Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:10

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments who suspect it […]

Viewers’ Guide: Trump returns as urgency grows for others

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:07

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — With one primary contest over and another three days away, the Republican Party’s leading presidential candidates will meet on the debate stage once again Saturday night — with a new sense of urgency. The prime-time affair features a high-stakes power struggle at the top of the field and a fight for […]

Band’s frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:07

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn’t seem to mind. “As far as us playing halftime for the Super Bowl, I have a feeling that ship has passed,” Hetfield told […]

Tampa police say 1 person is dead after shooting at a club in which seven others were injured

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:52

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa police say 1 person is dead after shooting at a club in which seven others were injured.

South Korean Defense Ministry says North Korea moves up window for rocket launch to Feb. 7-14

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:49

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Defense Ministry says North Korea moves up window for rocket launch to Feb. 7-14.

Puppy Bowl XII: A behind-the-scenes look at the stuff you don’t see on TV

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:33

Puppies tumble, kittens dance, and viewers melt at the cuteness. But perhaps the most interesting part of the Super Bowl tradition is what viewers don’t see. Watch the video.

Iran body reverses ban on 1,500 election candidates

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:24

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, has reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. 26 parliamentary elections. State TV on Saturday said that says a list of approved candidates has been conveyed to Iran’s Interior Ministry. The council, which is responsible for vetting candidates, […]

Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:15

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa police say a shooting at a strip club has left one person dead and seven others injured. Lt. Ruth Cate said early Saturday that one person among those shot at Club Rayne had died. She also said that in addition to the injured that police initially knew about, another person […]

Tampa police: Shooting at club involves seven victims, no information on any fatalities

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:13

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa police: Shooting at club involves seven victims, no information on any fatalities.

Boys basketball: Garfield retires Brandon Roy’s number, beats Ballard 78-43

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:05

The three-time NBA All-Star and Garfield alum had his No. 4 jersey retired. Roy is the second Garfield player to have his jersey sent to the rafters.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:38

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Most Read StoriesCleared after stabbing, former UW student wants his life backDriver arrested after I-90 crash that killed 2Costco delays credit-card switchWSDOT chief ousted […]

Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:38

PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) — Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans. After arriving in Macedonia with dozens of other migrants, the group crossed into Serbia on foot in the middle of the night, icy […]

Speeches that earned Clinton millions remain a mystery

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:35

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton told voters in the latest Democratic debate there’s “hardly anything you don’t know about me.” Just minutes later, she got tangled in a question about a part of her resume that is an enduring mystery. In the 18 months before launching her second presidential bid, Clinton gave nearly 100 […]

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:26

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The announcement demonstrated efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting terrorism, reflecting increased pressure placed by the U.S. government […]

Cruz’s 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:22

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America. The Texas senator’s general election strategy depends almost wholly upon maximizing turnout among millions of conservative white voters — mostly evangelical Christians and the white working class — who […]