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New England to get brunt of snowstorm heading east

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:40

BOSTON (AP) — Forecasters say southeast Massachusetts could get the brunt of a snowstorm that’s heading for the east coast. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a blizzard warning for the region, including Cape Cod and the islands, saying it could get up to 18 inches of snow Monday morning through the evening. Whiteout […]

After Rubio stumbles, rivals see opening in New Hampshire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:40

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Marco Rubio’s uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio’s rivals can slow him in New Hampshire, they are likely to leave the GOP with a muddled mix of […]

Cruz embraces supporters on fringe of GOP

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:28

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Some politicians run from polarizing endorsements. Ted Cruz seeks them out. The Texas senator’s strength in the 2016 Republican presidential primary is drawn, at least in part, from the backing of high-profile figures from his party’s far-right fringe. They are people, like his national co-chairman Iowa Rep. Steve King, who may […]

Steinem and Albright scold young women backing Sanders

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:15

Women were expected to help power Clinton to the Democratic nomination, but as she struggles to overcome a tough challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders, her support among them has been surprisingly shaky.

Alicia Keys gives positive vibes at pre-Super Bowl show

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:14

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alicia Keys was energetic when she performed for a loud and excited audience at a pre-Super Bowl party, but she also got serious at the top of her show. Keys opened her performance Friday night at Levi’s The City Stage with words about Mario Woods, the 26-year-old who was shot and […]

Fallen powers Chelsea, Man United draw; Arsenal rises to 3rd

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:42

LONDON (AP) — A second stalemate of the season between Chelsea and Manchester United saw the fallen powers slip further from relevance in this unusual Premier League season. The 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge did little to help either team on Sunday, which began by Arsenal beating Bournemouth 2-0 to rise to third. United remains […]

Gas prices drop 8 cents over past 2 weeks, to $1.82

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:39

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the price is 37 cents per gallon under its year-ago point. Lundberg says the price drop may continue if crude oil costs continue to slide. In […]

Sheriff: Texas teen kills mom, 2 neighbors, then himself

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:28

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas teenager killed his mother and two neighbors before killing himself. Uvalde County Sheriff Charlie Mendeke said Sunday that 19-year-old Dylan Westerburg gunned down his mother Friday in their home near Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio. He then went and killed two brothers who lived […]

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 (http://sfchron.cl/1mm6VT3 ) 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 […]