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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:00

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2016.

Lawyer criticizes US for nixing charges as part of Iran swap

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:59

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Chinese national who supplied Iran with U.S.-made devices that can be used to convert uranium for nuclear weapons is criticizing the U.S. government for dropping charges against his Iranian co-defendant as part of a breakthrough U.S.-Iran deal. The criticism was leveled Wednesday during a sentencing hearing for Sihai […]

Paul Allen megayacht destroyed most of protected coral reef, officials say

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:56

MV Tatoosh, Paul Allen’s 303-foot yacht, has destroyed about 80 percent of a protected coral reef — 14,000 square feet — in the Cayman Islands, according to officials there.

Man seeking warmth arrested for setting fire in building

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:56

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 25-year-old man, apparently homeless, was arrested Wednesday for setting a fire for warmth that ended up blanketing part of the city in smoke and forcing the closure of historic Canal Street, the city’s fire chief said. Darren Denley was booked on municipal charges of setting fires and crossing police lines, […]

The Latest: Suspect arrested in Canal Street blaze

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:47

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a stubborn fire that broke out in a building in downtown New Orleans on Wednesday. All times are local. 8:20 p.m. The fire chief in New Orleans says a 25-year-old man, who was apparently homeless, has been arrested for setting a fire in a building that forced the […]

Landmark schizophrenia study expands on gene link, timing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:44

Scientists say they have uncovering a potentially powerful genetic contributor to schizophrenia.

Obama weighs in on controversy over all-white Oscar slate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:43

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has weighed in on the outcry over two straight years of all-white acting nominees for the Academy Awards. Obama says the Oscar debate is an expression of a broader issue: “Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?” Obama spent part of Wednesday talking to local […]

Sounders’ Clint Dempsey welcomes slow start to 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:39

The 32-year-old forward is spending his first full preseason with the Sounders after deciding to skip the U.S. national team’s winter camp.

Re-elected Vietnam communist boss says ‘a lot of work ahead’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:34

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s Communist Party ended its five-yearly congress Thursday after re-electing its 71-year-old chief for a second term, an expected outcome that sees the conservative pro-China ideologue cementing his hold on power. “Let me be very frank. I didn’t expect to be introduced and elected,” General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (pronounced Noo-yen […]

AP NewsAlert

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:31

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam Communist Party ends congress, re-elected leader says a “lot of work ahead of us”

California adopts first energy standards for household LEDs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:31

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the first state to set energy standards for household LEDs and track-lighting bulbs — a move that could save consumers billions in utility bills and prompt nationwide adoption of the requirements. The California Energy Commission on Wednesday approved standards for energy efficiency, color and minimum lifetime for general […]

Sweat monitor offers clues to health

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:27

Scientists have devised a wearable sweat monitor that keeps tabs on your health by monitoring the chemical composition of your perspiration.

Trump calls Brussels ‘a hellhole,’ Belgians fire back on Twitter

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:23

Donald Trump has upset the already beleaguered people of Belgium, calling its capital, Brussels, “a hellhole.”

Israel makes public a pardon plea by Nazi Adolf Eichmann

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:16

The letter, handwritten by Adolf Eichmann in German, was made public for the first time Wednesday in Israel. The documents had been discovered by researchers only in the past few weeks, when they were digitizing files from the president’s archive.

Wounded Warrior Project spends lavishly on itself, ex-employees say

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:42

In its swift rise, the country’s largest and fastest-growing veterans charity has also embraced aggressive styles of fundraising, marketing and management that have caused many current and former employees to question whether it has drifted from its original mission.

Andrew Andrews and Dejounte Murray have rapport that’s carried UW men this season

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:38

The Huskies (13-6, 5-2 Pac-12) have benefitted greatly from the quick rapport between Andrew Andrews and Dejounte Murray, who comprise the league’s highest scoring tandems and one of the best backcourts in the Pac-12.

Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca daily catch limit reduced to one-chinook starting Feb. 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:32

There is now a concern over winter chinook in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca around Port Angeles. State Fish and Wildlife officials and the state’s sport fishing advisory board members met Wednesday, and found out that the eastern Strait – referred to as Marine Catch Area 6 – is at 70 percent of […]

Startup PitchBook reels in $10M, plans to add 150 jobs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:23

The Seattle investment-research company plans to use the money, from fellow research firm Morningstar, to fund its continuing booming growth.

Professor: Technology stressing you out? Try meditative practices

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:21

Being mindful is the first step in crafting a better relationship with a deeply technological world.