Seattle Times Headlines

Cruz offers his vision for election face-off with Clinton

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:16

HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) — Even before the first primary votes are cast, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is dreaming of a face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. He warns his supporters about what he thinks America will look like under a Hillary Clinton administration, predicting a nuclear-armed Iran, amnesty for millions of people in America […]

Flint lead problem could be eased by recoating old pipes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:13

Flint’s mayor has floated a shockingly high price tag to fix the Michigan city’s lead-contamination problem: $1.5 billion to replace damaged pipes. Gov. Rick Snyder put the figure at $700 million. In the meantime, officials and water experts are hopeful that there is a less drastic and far cheaper step — using a chemical to […]

Michigan questions some US demands regarding Flint water

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:11

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s top environmental officer was by turns cooperative and confrontational with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a letter pledging to work with the federal government to ensure the safety of Flint’s drinking water but challenging the legality and scope of some federal demands. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Keith Creagh […]

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery features officers standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during the March for Life rally on the anniversary of the […]

Film academy leader announces plans to increase diversity

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

When the Oscar nominations revealed a second consecutive year of all-white acting nominees, it lit a fire under film academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to lead the organization. “I really was disappointed,” she said after the Jan. 14 nominations. That disappointment — and the firestorm of criticism that followed — spawned action. […]

Tens of millions hunker down to ride

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey have shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that has made travel treacherous and could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas. Blizzard warnings stretch from northeastern Virginia to New York City, with much of the […]

Flight gear adorns crosses for 12 Marines killed in Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:24

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii (AP) — Young pilots looked up to Capt. Kevin Roche. Sgt. Jeffrey Sempler enjoyed teaching and wanted to be an English teacher after the Marine Corps. The two were among 12 Marines who died when two helicopters crashed during a nighttime training mission off Hawaii last week. Their fellow Marines […]

Uber to resume chopper flights despite sheriff’s order

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:21

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Uber plans to resume helicopter flights at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in spite of a cease-and-desist order from a Utah sheriff who says he could arrest pilots who land near Park City. The ride-hailing company’s decision comes after a judge ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence to ground […]

California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:18

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a third time for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea. He was not involved in […]

Turnover: LeBron drops another coach as Cavs fire Blatt

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:06

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — There’s no debating LeBron James’ greatness. That’s a slam dunk. He’s won two NBA titles, a pair of Olympic gold medals, four MVP awards, universal respect of his peers and the adulation of millions of basketball fans worldwide. At 31, and at the peak of his career, James has earned it […]

Statewide prep basketball scores

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:00

Basketball scores for the week of Jan. 18

Thursday’s prep gymnastics results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:56

Joeli Pence won two events and the all-round to lead Lake Washington over Liberty.

Wednesday’s prep wrestling results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:51

Kentwood scored five pins to top Kent-Meridian, 39-28.

Wednesday’s prep gymnastics results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:49

Kenley Mjelde won three events and the all-round to lead Tahoma over Decatur, Kentwood and Kent-Meridian.

Blue Origin scores another space-race feat with launch, soft landing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:32

If these “New Space” entrepreneurs are able to reliably recover and reuse rockets, the cost of spaceflight could dramatically decrease, a key step toward realizing their dreams of democratizing space.

Cleveland Cavaliers fire coach David Blatt

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:28

Second-year coach David Blatt, who guided the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2015 and had them sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings this season, was fired by general manager David Griffin.

Metro boys basketball: Top-ranked Garfield rolls past Eastside Catholic

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:26

Jashaun Agosto scored 19 points and Jaylen Nowell added 13 to lead top-ranked Garfield to an 84-47 victory over Eastside Catholic in a Metro League game Friday night.

Friday’s prep boys basketball results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:25

Cascade's Isaiah Gotell and Monroe's Trenton Newhouse both broke school records with their performances on the court.

Prep running back from California commits to Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:21

Kamari Pleasant, a three-star athlete from Etiwanda, Calif., announced his verbal commitment to the Huskies on Friday morning, three days after he backed off his commitment to Arizona State.

Secretary of state spokesman under fire over comment to Seattle Times reporter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:19

Secretary of State Kim Wyman has punished the staff member and personally apologized for the remarks, according to a statement.