Seattle Times Headlines

The Latest: Scandal-hit Japan minister weighs his position

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 18:08

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest developments from the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where top executives and world leaders are meeting this week. All times local. 12:55 p.m. Japan’s economy minister, who has been accused of accepting bribes from a construction company, says he will make a decision on […]

Navajo Nation launches nationwide search for police chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 18:02

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is launching a nationwide search for a chief of police after being without one for several years. Tribal spokesman Mihio Manus says the Navajo Nation had limited the position to members of the Navajo Nation. But he says the tribe has struggled to attract qualified candidates and […]

India declassifies files on death of independence leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 17:39

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Saturday started declassifying secret files to settle questions over the death of Subhash Chandra Bose, a Congress party leader who formed a national army to fight British colonial rulers with the help of the Japanese in the 1940s. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released digital copies of 100 secret […]

California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 17:27

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a third time for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea. He was not involved in […]

Syria, Iran top agenda as Kerry meets wary Arabs in Saudi

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 17:22

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Gulf Arab officials on Saturday to ease their concerns about warming U.S.-Iranian ties and seek consensus on which Syrian opposition groups should be represented at upcoming peace talks. Kerry held talks in Riyadh with foreign ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council who […]

Passerby hit as Las Vegas police confront man with gun

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:47

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A juvenile passerby was injured Friday night after officers fired on a man who was walking in and out of traffic on the Las Vegas Strip waving a gun and pointing at people, the Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/20kf7CA .) Capt, Matt McCarthy tells that Sun that at about 7:30 p.m., […]

Tour agency: American detained over Pyongyang hotel incident

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:46

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A China-based travel agency said Saturday an American university student recently detained by North Korea is being held over an unspecified incident at his hotel before he was scheduled to board a flight for Beijing. North Korea announced his detention on Friday in a state media report accusing Otto Warmbier […]

AP Interview: Son of Cambodian leader has ambition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:21

WASHINGTON (AP) — The youngest son of Cambodia’s prime minister has an easy smile and conciliatory air. Hun Many’s genteel manner contrasts with the ruthlessness that has characterized his father’s 30 years in power, but that doesn’t mean he’s not ambitious. The 33-year-old lawmaker told The Associated Press that he also wants to become the […]

Clinton, Sanders shadowing each other across Iowa

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:18

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are shadowing each other across eastern Iowa, eager to carve out any advantage in a race that’s deadlocked with just over a week until the state’s lead–off caucuses. The candidates’ overlapping campaign schedules underscore the close eye the rivals are keeping on each other. They’ll […]

Cruz offers his vision for election face-off with Clinton

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:16

HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) — Even before the first primary votes are cast, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is dreaming of a face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. He warns his supporters about what he thinks America will look like under a Hillary Clinton administration, predicting a nuclear-armed Iran, amnesty for millions of people in America […]

Flint lead problem could be eased by recoating old pipes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:13

Flint’s mayor has floated a shockingly high price tag to fix the Michigan city’s lead-contamination problem: $1.5 billion to replace damaged pipes. Gov. Rick Snyder put the figure at $700 million. In the meantime, officials and water experts are hopeful that there is a less drastic and far cheaper step — using a chemical to […]

Michigan questions some US demands regarding Flint water

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:11

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s top environmental officer was by turns cooperative and confrontational with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a letter pledging to work with the federal government to ensure the safety of Flint’s drinking water but challenging the legality and scope of some federal demands. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Keith Creagh […]

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery features officers standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during the March for Life rally on the anniversary of the […]

Film academy leader announces plans to increase diversity

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

When the Oscar nominations revealed a second consecutive year of all-white acting nominees, it lit a fire under film academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to lead the organization. “I really was disappointed,” she said after the Jan. 14 nominations. That disappointment — and the firestorm of criticism that followed — spawned action. […]

Tens of millions hunker down to ride

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey have shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that has made travel treacherous and could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas. Blizzard warnings stretch from northeastern Virginia to New York City, with much of the […]

Flight gear adorns crosses for 12 Marines killed in Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:24

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii (AP) — Young pilots looked up to Capt. Kevin Roche. Sgt. Jeffrey Sempler enjoyed teaching and wanted to be an English teacher after the Marine Corps. The two were among 12 Marines who died when two helicopters crashed during a nighttime training mission off Hawaii last week. Their fellow Marines […]

Uber to resume chopper flights despite sheriff’s order

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:21

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Uber plans to resume helicopter flights at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in spite of a cease-and-desist order from a Utah sheriff who says he could arrest pilots who land near Park City. The ride-hailing company’s decision comes after a judge ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence to ground […]

California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:18

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a third time for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea. He was not involved in […]

Turnover: LeBron drops another coach as Cavs fire Blatt

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:06

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — There’s no debating LeBron James’ greatness. That’s a slam dunk. He’s won two NBA titles, a pair of Olympic gold medals, four MVP awards, universal respect of his peers and the adulation of millions of basketball fans worldwide. At 31, and at the peak of his career, James has earned it […]

Statewide prep basketball scores

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:00

Basketball scores for the week of Jan. 18