Seattle Times Headlines

Authorities: Shots fired during arrest of leader of armed Oregon group. 1 dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:03

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities: Shots fired during arrest of leader of armed Oregon group. 1 dead.

Law enforcement source: Leader of armed Oregon group that had occupied federal site arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:55

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Law enforcement source: Leader of armed Oregon group that had occupied federal site arrested.

The Latest: Shots fired in arrests in Oregon standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:52

Authorities say shots were fired during the arrest of members of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Magnuson hangars: Hollywood sound stage, or more sports arenas?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:50

Seattle Parks and Recreation has released a request for proposals to redevelop and operate Building 2 in Magnuson Park, a 144,000-square-foot complex with two former Navy airplane hangars.

Hawaii humpback whale sanctuary won’t be expanded

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:27

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it’s abandoning the idea of expanding a national marine sanctuary around Hawaii. Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Acting Director John Armor said in a statement Tuesday the agency is withdrawing its proposal after listening to input from the community and the state of Hawaii. The […]

As Amazon earnings approach, all eyes on cloud

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:11

Some analysts estimate Amazon Web Services will account for about one-third of the tech and retail giant’s operating profit in the fourth quarter. That could feed hopes that the cloud business could this year surpass retail as Amazon’s biggest source of profit.

Sounders’ Cristian Roldan on teammate Ozzie Alonso: ‘I’m here to take his spot’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:09

Though Osvaldo Alonso, Andreas Ivanschitz and Erik Friberg are the early favorites to claim the three starting midfield positions, Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said Cristian Roldan could step in and contribute from Day 1.

Man accused of threatening mosque takes plea deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:09

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of threatening to firebomb a mosque last fall has accepted a plea agreement. Federal court documents filed Monday show that 43-year-old Martin Alan Schnitzler of Seminole has agreed to plead guilty next month to one count of obstructing people in the free exercise of religious beliefs. He […]

Wednesday’s poll: Which team will you follow more this year: The Mariners or Sounders?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:08

Which team will you follow more this year — the Mariners or Sounders?

Moz raises $10 million in funding round

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:03

The company, which develops online marketing software, plans to use the money to sell and promote its newest products.

Mother, son charged with smuggling gun parts to Philippines

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:01

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman and her son have been charged with smuggling an arsenal of ammunition and gun parts to the Philippines. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Marlou Mendoza of Long Beach, California, and her son were indicted last month. She was arrested last week at Los Angeles International Airport after returning […]

Lynnwood engineering firm to design Airbus assembly line

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:59

Nova-Tech Engineering has won a contract to design and install a new final assembly line for the Airbus A320, helping create a “ factory of the future” in Hamburg, Germany

Hotel heir Conrad Hilton ordered into drug treatment

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hotel heir Conrad Hilton has been ordered into substance abuse treatment after failing drug tests and violating his probation. City News Service says a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday ordered Hilton into a residential treatment program for at least 90 days. The judge rejected a request by authorities to put Hilton […]

Prosecutor chided for calling escapee ‘Hannibal Lecter’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:54

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County’s district attorney on Tuesday rebuked one of the prosecutors in his office for referring to one of three escaped Southern California inmates as “Hannibal Lecter.” Deputy District Attorney Heather Brown made the remarks to the Orange County Register, comparing escaped inmate Hossein Nayeri to the famed cannibal villain […]

Mayor defends actions on homelessness in TV interviews

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:28

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray went on a media blitz Tuesday to explain his views on the city’s homelessness problem and what officials are doing about it.

In Canada, 4 cauliflowers cost more than a barrel of oil

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:20

A head of cauliflower in Canada now goes for around 8 Canadian dollars, a tripling in price, the strange foodie fallout from the low price of oil and other commodities.

Body of missing student swept by giant wave

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:16

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The body of one of two missing University of California, Santa Cruz students has been found on a beach near the place where a big wave last week swept them into the ocean. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1Si4Wf3) authorities on Tuesday identified the body retrieved from a beach in […]

Crucial vote looms for Group Health acquisition by Kaiser

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:10

Voting members of Seattle’s Group Health Cooperative will begin casting ballots Saturday to decide whether the longtime care and coverage provider should be acquired by California’s Kaiser Permanente.

Robert Redford knows Sundance has gotten too big

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:10

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Robert Redford is pretty sure this is the best Sundance Film Festival they’ve ever had, and he also knows that things have to change. It’s not the films. The quality, he said, is better than ever. It’s the size. “I’m starting to hear some negative comments about how crowded it […]

Judge tells nuns to rework lawsuit over strip club neighbor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:04

CHICAGO (AP) — A convent in suburban Chicago plans to move forward with an effort to close a neighboring strip club even after a legal setback. Cook County Circuit Judge Peter Flynn on Tuesday told the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo to rework their lawsuit against Club Allure in Stone Park alleging it violates […]