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Renton movie-theater shooter had gun permit, police say

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:25

An apparently intoxicated man who accidentally shot a woman in a Renton movie theater on Thursday night had a permit to carry the weapon, police said Friday.

S&P upgrades Greece by 1 notch to B-, outlook stable

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:43

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Standard and Poor’s ratings agency has upgraded Greece’s credit rating by one notch to B- saying the country seems to be broadly complying with the terms of its latest international bailout. Nevertheless, the financially troubled country’s rating remains well within the junk, or non-investment-grade, territory. S&P said Friday that Greece’s outlook […]

Memorial set for 12 Marines aboard helicopters that crashed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:42

HONOLULU (AP) — Military members and families are gathering at Marine Corp Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Friday to pay tribute to the 12 U.S. Marines aboard two helicopters that crashed off the coast of Hawaii. The status of the missing Marines changed to deceased on Wednesday, after five days of searching for them. The Marine […]

Mississippi State thriving under veteran coach Vic Schaefer

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:40

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Vic Schaefer says he could have taken several head coaching jobs while he was an assistant coach for 15 years at Arkansas and then Texas A&M. His former boss — Texas A&M coach Gary Blair — has an off-beat theory about why Schaefer finally took the Mississippi State job in 2012. […]

Author who hinted at loot looks for missing treasure hunter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:36

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An author whose book hints at a cache of gold, jewelry and artifacts worth nearly $2 million in New Mexico is searching for a Colorado man who went missing while looking for the loot. News station KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ZH03g8 ) that author Forrest Fenn chartered a helicopter Thursday after New […]

Banned from global track, Russians compete at small meets

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:35

MOSCOW (AP) — Just five months ago, Maria Kuchina won the world high jump title in front of tens of thousands of fans in Beijing. On Friday, she competed at a low-key meet with a few dozen athletes and fewer spectators. Russia’s ban from global track and field over doping has forced some of the […]

Merkel and Davutoglu seek solutions to migrant crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:35

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pledged Friday to continue to work intensively together to solve Europe’s migrant crisis — not only to stem the flow of people but to improve conditions in camps in Turkey and to try and bring about a peace deal in Syria. Germany […]

Ontario colleges’ men-only Saudi Arabia campuses criticized

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:30

TORONTO (AP) — Ontario’s provincial premier says she finds it unacceptable that two Ontario colleges are operating campuses in Saudi Arabia that don’t admit women students. Niagara College and Algonquin College have been operating men-only campuses for a couple of years in two cities in Saudi Arabia, where Sharia law forbids the education of women […]

United Airlines pilots approve 2-year contract extension

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:28

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines pilots are ratifying a contract extension that includes pay raises and gives the company more certainty about labor costs. The Air Line Pilots Association said Friday that 79 percent of pilots who voted agreed to add two years to their contract, making it run through January 2019. United has about […]

Upcoming Cosby hearing to focus only on nonprosecution claim

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

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The judge weighing pretrial issues in Bill Cosby’s criminal case will limit a Feb. 2 hearing to the fight over whether the comedian had a “nonprosecution” agreement with a district attorney. Cosby’s lawyers want the criminal sex-assault case dismissed on several grounds. They say Cosby was promised he would never be […]

Internal army spat threatens to derail Libya peace process

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:26

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — New divisions have emerged in Libya’s eastern army after a military spokesman accused its top commander of corruption and treachery, calling into question the country’s ability to reach a lasting peace settlement following the recent announcement of a new unity government. In an angry TV interview late Thursday, spokesman Mohammed Hegazy […]

Tribe behind Foxwoods rehires ex-leader convicted of theft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 00:44

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — A former leader of the tribe behind the Foxwoods Resort Casino who went to prison for stealing from his Mashantucket Pequots has been hired for a new job with the tribal government. Michael Thomas, who was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for stealing $100,000 from the tribe, was hired […]

Big-money shoots may turn Havana into new Hollywood location

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 00:38

HAVANA (AP) — The producers of Showtime’s dark comedy “House of Lies” had $3 million and a mission: shoot the first episode of scripted American television in Cuba in more than half a century. With less than a week to shoot the entire fifth-season finale on the chaotic streets of central Havana, director Matthew Carnahan […]

Photos of the Day: Jan. 22, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 00:32

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Mariah Carey engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 00:25

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey’s new “Vision of Love” is Australian billionaire James Packer. The singer’s representative said Friday that Carey and Packer got engaged in New York City on Thursday. The marriage will be Carey’s third. She was previously married to actor-comedian Nick Cannon and record executive Tommy Mottola. Forbes says 48-year-old Packer’s […]

Britain’s Cameron fails to get backing on EU welfare reforms

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 00:21

PRAGUE (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he was confident that his country would be able to reach a deal with the European Union on his government’s demands for EU reforms. But in a meeting Friday in Prague with Czech counterpart Bohuslav Sobotka, Cameron didn’t find a common ground on the trickiest […]

Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf hunt

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 00:21

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Beginning Saturday, Finland is holding a second government-sanctioned trial wolf hunt in what authorities say is an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching. Finland’s state Wildlife Agency says 46 licenses have been given out for the hunting period that ends Feb. 21. The agency said 17 wolves were killed in […]

AP EXPLAINS: Islamic extremists step up attacks in Africa

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 00:14

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The number of deadly attacks by Islamic extremists is mounting across Africa, raising questions about the resurgence of armed groups once seen to be in decline. Here is a brief description of the attacks and an explanation of who was behind them and what is driving the surge. RECENT ATTACKS — […]

Chemical spill prompts evacuation at UW chemistry building

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 00:12

The fourth floor of the chemistry building at the University of Washington has been evacuated while the Seattle Fire Department investigates a small chemical spill.

Spacey: Frank Underwood would appreciate US campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 00:07

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Frank Underwood would find the U.S. electoral campaign “amusing,” says Kevin Spacey, who plays the ruthless politician in the TV show “House of Cards.” Bringing his star power to the CEO-packed World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Spacey told participants on Friday: “I think in the first place that Donald Trump…. […]