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Esterline shares plunge on drop in sales, profit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:23

Shares of aerospace and defense supplier Esterline Technologies fell more than 30 percent in early trading Friday after the Bellevue-based company reported sharply lower revenues and profit.

Big spending Chinese clubs show global ambitions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:16

The European transfer window is not so European any more, with Chinese clubs outspending the continent’s richest clubs in January to prove that the country is now a genuine power in attracting the world’s best players. Chinese spending on soccer had been growing impressively in recent years, but has soared to unexpected heights at the […]

Stocks edge lower in early trading following jobs report

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:16

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved moderately lower in early trading Friday after a report showed that U.S. job creation slowed last month. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 69 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,343 as of 10:06 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 14 points, or 0.8 […]

Judge to consider evidence in Oklahoma politician’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:07

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 27-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing his father, who was Oklahoma’s labor commissioner, is due in court. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Friday for Christian Costello, who is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 23 stabbing death of Mark Costello. Prosecutors will present evidence before Special Judge Lisa Hammond […]

Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:07

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from people wanting to upgrade. Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device had an intact screen and working buttons. It’s hoped that with more leeway, applicable only to iPhone 5 and later models, […]

Burberry to slash number of catwalk shows, speed up sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:03

LONDON (AP) — Luxury fashion retailer Burberry says it will combine its menswear and womenswear catwalk shows into a single presentation, and slash the amount of time it takes for customers to obtain items seen on the runway. The move announced Friday cuts the number of shows from four to two and breaks with traditions […]

Super Bowl 50, Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos: Most national-media predictions have Cam Newton and Co. winning

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:00

Most in our survey of national media predictions are picking the Carolina Panthers to defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif.

Media leaders urge tougher protection for journalists

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:00

PARIS (AP) — World media executives are urging governments to stop looking at journalists as the enemy, and to better protect reporters covering wars, crime and corruption. Describing growing impunity for those who arrest or attack journalists, news leaders meeting Friday in Paris argued for more public outcry and pressure on governments when a reporter […]

In ‘Silent Sky,’ women map the stars

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:00

A review of Lauren Gunderson’s play “Silent Sky,” which brings to light the achievements of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. On stage at Taproot Theatre through Feb. 27.

A timeline of crimes authorities blame on Missouri couple

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:26

Law enforcement officers have linked Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper to a spree of abductions and robberies in Missouri, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. A timeline of the crimes, from interviews with law enforcement by The Associated Press and its member news organizations and statements by local police and the U.S. Marshals Service. JAN. 22: […]

State judge to hear challenge to Confederate statue removal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:22

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An opponent to the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans gets a chance to make his case in state court. Pierre McGraw, president of the Monumental Task Committee Inc., filed a lawsuit in late January to stop the removal. His group maintains the monuments and he argues that he […]

Chinese led investor group to buy the Chicago Stock Exchange

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:20

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago Stock Exchange, founded more than a century ago, is being acquired by an investor group led by a Chinese company. The exchange did not say what the purchase price was. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year and needs to be approved by […]

Funeral service held for Italian student killed in Egypt

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:16

CAIRO (AP) — A funeral service has been held for an Italian student whose body was found in Cairo on Wednesday bearing marks of torture, nine days after he went missing. Friends and family attended the funeral service on Friday at an Italian church in Cairo. Security outside the chapel was high, with plainclothes intelligence […]

More tests show Ohio village’s water OK after lead scare

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:04

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency says lead levels in tap water were below the federal allowable limit in most of the recent samples requested by homeowners in the northeast Ohio village of Sebring. Operators of a small water system serving that Mahoning County village were criticized for not notifying the public for […]

Bridgestone-Firestone recalls over 36,000 truck tires

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:04

DETROIT (AP) — Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling nearly more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate from the body and cause the tires to fail. The recall covers 22.5-inch Firestone FS561 replacement tires made from January 25, 2015 to January 27, 2016. The company says in […]

Plan ahead for these events across the Northwest and B.C.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:01

A regional roundup of festivals and celebrations in coming days and months.

Between the ears: Is teaching part of human nature or just plain WEIRD?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:00

Washington State University researchers find that traditional African hunter-gatherers teach children as young as 12 months old to use knives, machetes and digging sticks.

Rant & Rave: Recycle right, help save the planet

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:00

Readers rave about holiday lights, rant about bad recycling

FDNY: 1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in Manhattan crane collapse

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:57

NEW YORK (AP) — The FDNY says one person is dead and two others are seriously injured following a crane collapse in Lower Manhattan. The accident was reported around 8:25 a.m. Friday in the Tribeca neighborhood. The crane landed across several parked cars, smashing their roofs. The collapsed metal lattice landed across an intersection and […]

JC Penney looking at possible HQ sale and partial leaseback

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:28

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is looking to potentially sell and partially leaseback its headquarters to help lower debt and create long-term savings. The department store operator said Friday that it has a surplus of square footage available in the Plano, Texas office building, with favorable market conditions making it a good time for […]