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Ethiopian runners sweep top spots at Dubai Marathon

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:03

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ethiopian runners have swept the top spots of the Dubai Marathon. The race, held Friday in the city-state of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, saw Tesfaye Abera Dibaba cross the finish line first with a time of 2:04:24, his personal best. Lemi Berhanu Hayle followed nine seconds later […]

Splinter Taliban group threatens more school attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:03

DERA ISAMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — The head of a breakaway Taliban faction behind this week’s attack at a northwestern Pakistani university that killed 21 people, mostly students, has threatened to carry out more such attacks on schools and universities. Khalifa Umar Mansoor says in a video released Friday on social media that the attack […]

Quotations in the News

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:03

“I am sure that Mr. Lugovoi and Mr. Kovtun placed the polonium-210 in the teapot at the Pine Bar on 1 November 2006.” — British Judge Robert Owen, who concluded that two Russian men acting at the behest of Russia’s security services, probably with approval from President Vladimir Putin, poisoned former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko. […]

‘The Secret Chord’: the brutal rise to power of David the king

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:00

Geraldine Brooks’ new novel, “The Secret Chord,” is based on the life of the Biblical David, a charismatic leader who used terrible violence to consolidate his power. Brooks appears Thursday, Jan. 28, at McCaw Hall; sponsored by Seattle Arts & Lectures.

At least 21 die in boat sinkings off Greek islands

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:44

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 21 people died in two separate incidents of boats smuggling migrants or refugees sinking off two Greek islands overnight into Friday. Dozens survived, and a search and rescue operation was underway for more potential survivors. In the first incident, a wooden boat carrying 48 people sank in the early […]

Regional EPA official resigns over Flint water crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:25

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A regional director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency resigned in connection with the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the same day the agency’s chief issued an emergency order directing state and city officials to take actions to protect public health. The EPA said in a statement Thursday that […]

North Korea says arrested US university student

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:20

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it had arrested an American university student for alleged anti-state acts. Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency reported that authorities are investigating the student who it says entered the North as a tourist with a plot to undermine a unity among the North Koreans. It said […]

Battleground Colorado enters 2016 with abortion debates

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:19

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans could be forgiven for thinking that several years of fiery political contests over abortion and reproductive rights, which helped Democrats win several elections in this socially-liberal swing state, were behind them. Then, last year a pregnant woman close to giving birth was gruesomely attacked with a knife, and a few […]

Thursday’s prep wrestling results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:16

Despite having five pins in the meet, Liberty fell to the Mercer Island Islanders.

Thursday’s prep swimming results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:13

Mariner defeated Lynnwood 125-51.

North Korea says it has arrested a US university student for alleged anti-state acts

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:10

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has arrested a US university student for alleged anti-state acts.

The Latest: At least 21 die in boat sinkings in Greece

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:09

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest developments in Europe’s immigration crisis (all times local): 8:55 a.m. Greece’s coast guard says at least 21 people have died in two separate sinkings of boats smuggling migrants off two Greek islands overnight. Dozens have survived, and a search and rescue operation is underway for more potential survivors. The […]

Would Flint crisis happen in wealthier, whiter community?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:06

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community? Residents in the former auto-making hub — a poor, largely minority city — feel their complaints about lead-tainted water flowing through their taps have been slighted by […]

Victims of ex-Oklahoma officer say lives forever changed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:02

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teenager raped by an Oklahoma City cop on the front porch of her mother’s home says she doesn’t know how to react when she sees law officers now, even though the man who attacked her is going to prison for the rest of his life. An Oklahoma judge sentenced former […]

Utah hands Washington State 92-71 loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:36

Jordan Loveridge scores 22 points and Brandon Taylor scores 21 to lead the Utes past the Cougars, who have lost four in a row. Que Johnson and Josh Hawkinson both scored 16 points for the Cougars.

Zika virus may be linked to surge in rare syndrome in Brazil

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:11

Disease specialists in Brazil say the Zika virus may be causing a surge in the potentially life-threatening Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Thursday’s prep boys basketball results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:11

Chris Bell's game-tying three led Everett to a win in overtime and Stanwood remained undefeated in WesCo conference play.

China busts 35 restaurants using opium poppies as seasoning

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:05

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty-five restaurants across China, including a popular Beijing hot pot chain, have been found illegally using opium poppies as seasoning, one of the more unusual practices bedeviling the country’s food regulators. Five restaurants are being prosecuted while 30 others, ranging from Shanghai dumpling joints to noodle shops in southwestern Chongqing, are under […]

‘World of Kanako’ descends into rabbit hole of ultraviolence

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:00

Movie review of “The World of Kanako”: This Japanese thriller, about a quest to find a missing girl, grows tedious.

55-point trio leads way as Seattle Pacific men win fifth straight

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:55

Mitch Penner, Brendan Carroll and Gilles Dierickx combined for 55 points and Seattle Pacific won 81-71 over Montana State Billings.