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3 tracks planned to test ‘hyperloop’ transportation idea

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:18

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The race to build the world’s first “hyperloop” is on. Three Southern California companies want to erect tracks to test how well the speed-of-sound transportation concept works in the real world. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk breathed life into the hyperloop idea in 2013, when he proposed a network of elevated tubes […]

Judge OKs removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:16

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed an attempt to halt the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled against preservation groups and a chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The groups filed a lawsuit in December seeking to stop the city from […]

WSU Cougars links: Joe Dahl measured at Senior Bowl, Steve Gleason’s film well-received at Sundance

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:09

Joe Dahl participated in the official weigh in for the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Tuesday. Steve Gleason's documentary 'Gleason' was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival

Prosecutor may help retry 1979 case of missing boy Etan Patz

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:09

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ruled the attorney who prosecuted the murder trial of a New Jersey man accused of kidnapping and killing Etan Patz (AY’-tahn payts) in 1979 may participate in the retrial. Joan Illuzzi worked for the Manhattan district attorney’s office last year and prosecuted Pedro Hernandez in the missing boy […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:03

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks jumped Tuesday as the price of oil made another abrupt reversal, this time rising almost 4 percent after falling sharply the day before. On Tuesday: The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 282.01 points, or 1.8 percent, to 16,167.23. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 26.55 points, or […]

FBI arrests Milwaukee man said to be planning temple attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:00

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal officials in Milwaukee say they have arrested a 23-year-old man who planned to attack a Masonic temple. They say the FBI was tipped in September that the man had planned to travel to Israel to attack Israeli soldiers and citizens in the West Bank, but abandoned the plan as too difficult […]

Bellevue Maggiano’s closed because of suspected norovirus outbreak

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:57

Seattle health officials are investigating a suspected outbreak of norovirus at Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant in Bellevue that may have sickened as many as 50 people who attended a private party.

Creator of covert Planned Parenthood videos in the spotlight

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:34

David Daleiden became an anti-abortion activist back in high school in Davis, California, learning tactics from his elders and helping mobilize his peers. In college, he co-wrote an article with a professor depicting self-doubt among some abortion providers. Now, as he turns 27, Daleiden has established himself as one of the most polarizing figures in […]

Gov. Haley asks SC prosecutor to sue feds over MOX project

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:32

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley is seeking to sue the U.S. Department of Energy for the agency’s failure to meet a Jan. 1 nuclear fuel deadline. In a letter obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, Haley told state Attorney General Alan Wilson to proceed with legal action against the agency to collect a […]

Creator of covert Planned Parenthood videos in the spotlight

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:29

David Daleiden became an anti-abortion activist back in high school in Davis, California, learning tactics from his elders and helping mobilize his peers. In college, he co-wrote an article with a professor depicting self-doubt among some abortion providers. Now, as he turns 27, Daleiden has established himself as one of the most polarizing figures in […]

More cases reported in salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican-grown cucumbers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:28

Salmonella poisoning tied to cucumbers from Mexico has made nearly 900 people sick since last summer, including 26 in Washington state. Cases are still being reported, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Indianapolis bus crash kills 1 adult, hurts 2 children

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:26

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say an adult was killed and two children were seriously injured when a bus waiting outside an Indianapolis elementary school suddenly lurched forward and struck them. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith (ryt) said the bus crossed over a curb and struck the three Tuesday afternoon. She says the two children, […]

Nielsen’s top programs for Jan. 18-24

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:25

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 18-24. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: NFC Championship, Arizona at Carolina, Fox, 45.74 million. 2. “NFC Championship Post-Game Show,” Fox, 33.9 million. 3. “The OT,” Fox, 24.32 million. Most Read StoriesMan who says he feared mass shootings accidentally shoots stranger in movie […]

Seattle sues Monsanto, seeking millions to clean up PCBs from Duwamish

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:22

in a complaint filed this week in federal court, Seattle becomes the sixth major American city to sue Monsanto. The city is seeking money to pay for cleanup of the Duwamish River.

Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:19

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West, her strategy is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years, public land experts, outdoor enthusiasts and scientists […]

Bellevue Police chief defends department’s handling of case involving Seahawk Derrick Coleman

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:18

Bellevue Police Chief Stephen Mylett called criticism by Derrick Coleman’s attorney of how his department handled the Seahawk fullback’s case “baseless and offensive” Tuesday.

‘The X-Files’ reaches more than 16 million on return

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:16

NEW YORK (AP) — Mulder and Scully received a big assist from the NFL in attracting more than 16 million television viewers to the premiere of their return in Fox’s “The X-Files.” Fox’s iconic series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson is back for a limited run, and Fox schedulers smiled on them by booking […]

Nine Washington community colleges on list of 150 best in country

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:34

Nine Washington community colleges have been picked as among the best two-year colleges in the nation.

Nine Washington community colleges on list of 150 best in country

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:34

Nine Washington community colleges have been picked as among the best two-year colleges in the nation.

Decades later, western Michigan library gets book back

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:32

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A book has been returned to a library in western Michigan — 49 years later. The borrower told the library that he was a college student in 1967 when he checked out a book about World War II from the Herrick library in Holland. He wrote in a letter that the […]