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Missouri dismisses QB Maty Mauk after series of missteps

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:59

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri dismissed quarterback Maty Mauk from the football program Thursday after a series of missteps that included three suspensions over the past four months. New coach Barry Odom said he met with Mauk in December and gave him a fresh start. But Missouri suspended Mauk again this week after a brief […]

Women, youngsters dominate in rock field at Grammy Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:56

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, men — and legacy acts — have dominated in the rock category at the Grammy Awards, leaving little room for female stars who rock as loud and hard as the guys and young bands hoping to breakthrough on the music scene. But at this year’s Grammys, there is a […]

Whatcom County boy on bike killed after being struck by car

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:55

A 14-year-old Sumas boy was killed when his bicycle was hit by a car, police said.

Hart, Del Toro, Goldberg among Oscar presenters

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:54

NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards has unveiled a distinctly diverse slate of presenters and performers for the Feb. 28 Oscars including Kevin Hart, Benicio Del Toro and Whoopi Goldberg. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced the names of 11 people taking part in the show. The makeup of […]

Bertha can’t dig until state gets more facts about sinkhole

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:42

State officials say they want more information about why a sinkhole formed on the Highway 99 tunnel project before allowing Bertha to resume digging.

Stimulus skeptic downplays China, oil risks for eurozone

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:42

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A top European monetary official is downplaying the risks for the 19-country euro currency union from an economic slowdown in China and from low oil prices. The remarks Thursday from Jens Weidmann come as the European Central Bank prepares to weigh expanding its stimulus measures at its next meeting March 10. […]

Spate of random slashings across New York City sows fear

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:35

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony-award winning playwright David Henry Hwang was carrying groceries down a Brooklyn street when he felt like he got hit in the back of the head. He suddenly couldn’t walk straight. “I kept veering into a wall, then a parked car. And that’s when I realized I was bleeding,” Hwang, the […]

Ai Weiwei says deep anger made him pull works from Denmark

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:35

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei says he decided to withdraw his works from two Danish museums out of deep anger at a new law allowing Denmark to seize valuables from migrants. Weiwei says he wanted to give a “clear statement” on what he considered an absurd law. He spoke Thursday […]

Inquiry finds sales of concert tickets are a ‘fixed game’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:34

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Had a hard time getting a ticket to a concert or sporting event? New York’s attorney general says that’s probably because more than half of tickets to many events are held for industry insiders or otherwise unavailable to the general public. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a report released Thursday […]

Executive director of Seeger’s environmental group resigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:59

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — The executive director of New York’s Hudson River environmental conservation group founded by the late folk singer Pete Seeger has resigned. The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater says Peter Gross announced his resignation Wednesday, a week after he said the Beacon-based nonprofit organization was cancelling its annual music festival this year because […]

Former NYPD officer pleads not guilty in machete killing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:57

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former New York City police officer who authorities say jumped in front of a train after killing his former girlfriend with a machete has pleaded not guilty. Arthur Lomando, of Centereach, New York, appeared in court in Hackensack, New Jersey, on Thursday to enter the plea for a murder charge […]

In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:54

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Maria Erlinda Guzman desperately wants a baby, and has been undergoing fertility treatments at El Salvador’s largest women’s hospital. But now, she fears her dream of motherhood may be dashed by Zika. After her country took the extraordinary step of advising women to avoid pregnancies for two years due […]

Senate committee approves North Korea sanctions bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:53

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved legislation to tighten sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test explosion. The bipartisan North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act expands on legislation that passed the House two weeks ago, which aims to deny Pyongyang hard currency for its weapons programs. Republican committee […]

The Latest: Oregon holdouts willing to leave if no arrests

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:52

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local): 9:50 a.m. A video posted by the holdouts occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge says the remaining five members of the armed group will leave if none of them face arrest. The […]

Woman dead in Pennsylvania hotel likely killed mom in NY

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:50

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say it appears a woman killed her 85-year-old mother inside her New York home before killing herself inside a hotel room in Pennsylvania. Police in Pennsylvania’s Cranberry Township say a 55-year-old woman was found dead in the Red Roof Inn early Wednesday afternoon. Police say she had self-inflicted wounds that didn’t […]

Apple recalls power adapters sold outside United States

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:47

Apple is recalling some AC power adapters that it sold for use in Europe, South Korea and several other countries, after concluding that the two-pronged wall plugs may break and cause an electric shock. The company said it’s aware of 12 “incidents” of malfunctioning adapters that were shipped with Mac computers and some iPhones and […]

UK police arrest suspect with 38 phones in his trousers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:45

LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested a suspected thief with 38 mobile phones stuffed down his trousers. West Midlands Police say they believe the man stole the phones from concertgoers at a show by band The Libertines in Birmingham, central England. The 30-year-old and a second man, who was also arrested, were spotted at […]

A look at the scheduled Syrian peace talks in Geneva

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:45

GENEVA (AP) — The peace process the U.N. hopes to begin in Geneva is the first attempt to bring together Syria’s rival groups since 2014, but few harbor any hope that the talks will achieve a quick breakthrough in the 5-year-old civil war. In fact, there are big questions about whether the main opposition group […]

TRIPLE CROWN: Baffert leads all trainers with 35 nominations

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:43

Bob Baffert is ahead of the pack again, leading all trainers with 35 horses nominated to the Triple Crown races. The trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has nearly 10 percent of the 368 early nominations released by Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Thursday. Business is good after American Pharoah became the first […]

UK police seek identity of mystery man found dead on moor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:58

LONDON (AP) — One day last month, an elderly man took a train from London to northwestern England, trekked up an isolated hillside, and died. The man’s identity and cause of death are a mystery that has stumped police and intrigued Britain, as detectives probe whether the man’s final journey is linked to a deadly […]