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No change expected in status of Seahawk safety Kam Chancellor as holdout continues

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:59

Continuing his holdout, Seattle's star strong safety won't practice Wednesday when the team begins its heavy game-planning work for Sunday's contest at Green Bay.

Chinese leader Xi’s Seattle visit confirmed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:57
It’s official: Seattle will be the first stop for Chinese President Xi Jinping in the U.S. when he makes his first state visit to the White House next week.

Nigeria in talks with extremists over kidnapped girls

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:57
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president says the government is talking to the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram about the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina in a tweet late Tuesday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as saying the government is talking to Boko Haram members and it is trying to make sure […]

With a rocket’s red glare? N. Korea gears up for major fete

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:55
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — China just put on a big military parade, a few months after Russia did the same. But there’s no country more adept at putting on elaborate, massive displays of state power than North Korea, the undisputed goose-stepping capital of the world, and next month, Pyongyang will stage what is likely […]

World’s top brewers eye tie-up that would join Bud, Miller

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:51
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the maker of Budweiser and Corona, said Wednesday it has made a takeover approach to SABMiller Plc, the owner of Miller Genuine Draft and Peroni.

Kansas City police: 1 dead, 7 hurt after shooting, crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:50
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say one person is dead and six children are critically injured after a car accident that happened amid a gunfight. A seventh person was wounded by gunfire. Sgt. Kari Thompson said in a statement that police believe the occupants of two vehicles were exchanging gunfire Tuesday night […]

Man missing in Northern California fire; burned car found

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:50
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — A 69-year-old man whose home in a small Northern California town was destroyed by a raging wildfire has been reported missing by his family, and authorities say his burned-out car was found on the route he would have used to escape. Leonard Neft, a former police reporter for the San Jose […]

Death penalty sought for ‘Big Tony’ in businessman’s slaying

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:07
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors are urging a jury to recommend the death penalty for Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello for orchestrating a 2001 mob hit on a prominent businessman. Broward County prosecutor Gregg Rossman said at a hearing Wednesday that the 76-year-old Moscatiello coldly planned the fatal shooting of Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis during […]

In California, Biden aims to build resolve for climate pact

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaching for a successful end to global climate talks, Vice President Joe Biden will call on other nations to commit to ambitious cuts in greenhouse gases at a gathering of U.S. and Chinese leaders on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Biden’s address to the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit was designed to lay the […]

Malaysian police fire water cannons at Malay protesters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:02
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police fired water cannons at ethnic Malays who turned unruly Wednesday at a pro-government rally that many fear has the potential to provoke racial trouble in this multiethnic nation with large Chinese and Indian minorities. The rally — a collection of several marches that converged on a central field near […]

Popular Philippine senator announces bid for presidency

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:01
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A popular Philippine senator and daughter of one of the country’s most famous movie couples announced Wednesday her candidacy in next year’s presidential election, promising to defend disputed territories in the South China Sea and speed up Internet connections. Grace Poe has topped recent popularity surveys and is likely to be […]

Mullah Omar’s family declares support for new Taliban leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents say that the family of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has announced their support for Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as his successor. A statement posted on the Taliban’s web site on Tuesday said that Mullah Omar’s brother, Mullah Abdul Manan, and eldest son, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoub, declared their […]

Photos of the Day: Sept. 16, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:56
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Colorado lines up for tax-free pot on one-day tax holiday Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:15
DENVER — An accounting error in Colorado is paying off for marijuana consumers Wednesday, when a quirk in a state tax law prompts the state to suspend most taxes on recreational pot. The one-day pot tax holiday means Colorado won’t collect 10 percent sales taxes on pot. The state is also suspending a 15 percent […]

Big surplus trout plant going into Goose Lake near Carson

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:08
Goose Lake near Carson – From John Weinheimer state Fish and Wildlife District 9 Fish Biologist Region 5 – Vancouver  – Through next week, Goose Lake is being planted with rainbows, browns, and cutthroats.  The browns will be quite small but will grow.  We had to plant them way early because of water shortages at our facilities.  […]

Court again denies Kim Davis’ bid to delay marriage licenses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:00
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis “has not demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success” in her legal bid to exempt her office from licensing same-sex marriages, a federal appeals court reiterated Tuesday. One day after Davis returned to work following a stint in jail for defying a federal judge, the Sixth Circuit […]

QB’s role in Steubenville rape hangs over college’s new team

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:45
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A small community college in Ohio is banking on its newly created football team to boost school spirit and enrollment. In turn, its starting quarterback — a former high school player convicted in a notorious rape case — is banking on this school that took him when others wouldn’t. But though […]

US stocks waver; Anheuser-Busch jumps on deal proposal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:33
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed in early trading Wednesday as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve and work through company news, including a possible deal between two giant beer makers. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,627 as of 10:26 a.m. Eastern. […]

On-air shooting survivor describes gunfire, what she did next

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:30
The woman who survived an on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists in Virginia says the gunman never said a word. In her first public comments since last month’s shooting, Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce executive director Vicki Gardner spoke with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren in an interview broadcast Tuesday night. Gardner said […]

Russian moves in Syria flummox U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s recent military buildup in Syria has perplexed the Obama administration and left it in a quandary as to how to respond, complicating Washington’s efforts to both combat Islamic State extremists and assist moderate rebels trying to oust Syria President Bashar Assad. Underscoring U.S. uncertainty about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions, Secretary […]