Seattle Times Headlines

Report: Denmark is least corrupt; Somalia, N.Korea the most

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:20

BERLIN (AP) — Public-sector corruption is still a major problem around the world but more countries are improving than worsening and the United States and United Kingdom have reached their best rankings ever, an anti-corruption watchdog said Wednesday. Denmark remained at the top of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, a closely watched global barometer, for […]

Five shot, two dead, at Sodo homeless encampment

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:17

The area of Airport Way South and South Atlantic Street, near a homeless encampment, is closed for investigation.

Sale of Kent park betrays contract with voters

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:09

Sign of the times: On Kent’s East Hill, a public park that was preserved forever in a program to fight sprawl is being sold off to a private developer to build a subdivision.

Senate committee to consider bill to repeal gender-identity bathroom access

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:06

Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, says he wants to repeal the Human Rights Commission ruling guaranteeing transgender access restrooms and locker rooms. His bill calls for repealing a decision by the state Human Right Commission.

Peyton Manning to Bill Belichick: ‘This might be my last rodeo.’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:00

Denver quarterback heard telling Patriots coach after AFC Championship Game. Manning, 39, will be the oldest starting quarterback in the Super Bowl when the Broncos play the Carolina Panthers.

Architect gives inmates a place of ‘light and space’ to transition to new lives

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:23

A sought-after regional architect with a flair for designing modern homes and businesses was hired to create a transition facility for former federal inmates. Eric Cobb says he was determined to make the facility a home for “light and space.”

Anti-government leader in custody in Oregon after shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:21

One person died and another suffered nonlife threatening injuries in the incident, according to authorities. A handful of armed occupants have been arrested.

Shots fired, 1 killed in arrest of Oregon militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:21

The FBI on Tuesday arrested the leaders of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for the past three weeks, conducting a traffic stop that prompted gunfire — and one death — along a highway through the frozen high country. Militant leader Ammon Bundy and his followers were reportedly heading […]

Hope Solo of Seattle Reign FC is among 20 women on U.S. soccer roster for Olympic qualifying tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:16

World Cup champions Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan headline the 20-player roster announced by U.S. women’s coach Jill Ellis for next month’s Olympic qualification tournament.

Loose Carolina doesn’t plan to change tempo now

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

Coach Ron Rivera, who won a Super Bowl as a Chicago Bear in 1985, said he is encouraging his team to enjoy the moment, but remember why they are at Super Bowl 50: to win.

Air regulators sue SoCal Gas over monthslong well leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:07

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Air regulators have sued the Southern California Gas Co. over a monthslong leak that’s blamed for sickening Los Angeles residents and prompting thousands to evacuate. The South Coast Air Quality Management District sued the utility on Tuesday for creating a public nuisance. It alleges negligence causing injury and seeks civil penalties […]

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?