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US stocks are little changed in early trade; oil price rises

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:37

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses Thursday morning following a sharp sell-off the day before. The price of oil is climbing for the third consecutive day as key oil-producing nations discuss cuts in production. Strong earnings are propelling Facebook and Under Armor higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones […]

Delaware House to vote on abolishing death penalty in state

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:35

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware House is set to vote on a bill to abolish the death penalty in the state. The bill is set to be voted on Thursday. It narrowly cleared the Senate last year but had been languishing in a House committee until the chairman agreed last week to release it. […]

EU considering probe of Google tax deal in UK

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:35

LONDON (AP) — The European Union could investigate the 130 million-pound ($186 million) deal for back taxes struck between Britain and Google, after furious opposition lawmakers suggested the Internet company should have paid more. EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager told the BBC on Thursday it was too soon to say whether a probe would be […]

Friend, employer confirm former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci has died at 74

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:33

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Friend, employer confirm former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci has died at 74.

Rihanna, Dave Grohl added to Grammy event for Lionel Richie

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:31

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna, Dave Grohl and Chris Stapleton have been added to the list of performers honoring Lionel Richie at a pre-Grammy event next month. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams, Ellie Goulding and Leon Bridges were also added to the concert naming Richie the 2016 MusiCares person of […]

Officials: Search on for man in fatal Memphis police chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:26

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say they are searching the streets of Memphis for a suspect who was involved in a police chase that led to the fatal shooting of a man who fired at officers. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says officers in two Memphis police cruisers tried to stop a Chevrolet Impala for […]

SAG honoree Burnett’s achievements loom larger than TV

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

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Carol Burnett is so glad she’s had some six decades together with television viewers. After all, it was on the small screen where Burnett arguably reached her artistic and popularity peaks, most notably with the variety series, “The Carol Burnett Show” (1967-78). So, little wonder that Burnett was a bit surprised […]

Bosnian media mogul jailed in witness tampering case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:54

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian media mogul and former security minister will be jailed for a month while prosecutors investigate whether to charge him with obstructing justice. A court said Thursday that the evidence submitted by prosecutors was sufficient to keep Fahrudin Radoncic in detention to avoid him influencing witnesses and tampering with evidence […]

Bosnian media mogul jailed in witness tampering case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:54

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian media mogul and former security minister will be jailed for a month while prosecutors investigate whether to charge him with obstructing justice. A court said Thursday that the evidence submitted by prosecutors was sufficient to keep Fahrudin Radoncic in detention to avoid him influencing witnesses and tampering with evidence […]

Image of Asia: Williams, Kerber in Australian Open final

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:51

In this photo by Andrew Brownbill, No. 1 Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships. Williams took a four-month break after coming two matches shy of a calendar-year Grand Slam last year. It allowed her to refresh and she’s been so dominant at […]

Image of Asia: Williams, Kerber in Australian Open final

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:51

In this photo by Andrew Brownbill, No. 1 Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships. Williams took a four-month break after coming two matches shy of a calendar-year Grand Slam last year. It allowed her to refresh and she’s been so dominant at […]

Methadone clinic head, doctor charged in alleged ‘pill mill’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:50

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cardiologist and a woman who ran a Pennsylvania methadone clinic raided by federal agents last fall have been charged with running a “pill mill.” Sixty-seven-year-old Dr. Dominic Dileo and 64-year-old Rosalind Sugarmann are accused of distributing pain pills and other drugs that were “not for a legitimate medical purpose.” Sugarmann headed […]

Methadone clinic head, doctor charged in alleged ‘pill mill’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:50

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cardiologist and a woman who ran a Pennsylvania methadone clinic raided by federal agents last fall have been charged with running a “pill mill.” Sixty-seven-year-old Dr. Dominic Dileo and 64-year-old Rosalind Sugarmann are accused of distributing pain pills and other drugs that were “not for a legitimate medical purpose.” Sugarmann headed […]

Black Keys among guests at Rock Hall induction ceremony

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:43

NEW YORK (AP) — Special guests at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will include The Black Keys, Rob Thomas and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. N.W.A., Chicago, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick and Steve Miller are the Rock Hall’s 2016 class and will be inducted on April 8 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, […]

Black Keys among guests at Rock Hall induction ceremony

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:43

NEW YORK (AP) — Special guests at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will include The Black Keys, Rob Thomas and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. N.W.A., Chicago, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick and Steve Miller are the Rock Hall’s 2016 class and will be inducted on April 8 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, […]

Top 10 celebrity Super Bowl ad teasers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:40

NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl is a little more than a week away, but advertisers are going strong online, offering up celebrity laden teasers well ahead of the game. Teasers are one way Super Bowl advertisers can build buzz without revealing their full Super Bowl ads too far in advance. Here’s a look […]

Top 10 celebrity Super Bowl ad teasers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:40

NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl is a little more than a week away, but advertisers are going strong online, offering up celebrity laden teasers well ahead of the game. Teasers are one way Super Bowl advertisers can build buzz without revealing their full Super Bowl ads too far in advance. Here’s a look […]

Russians with foreign currency mortgages protest at banks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:37

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians who took out mortgages denominated in a foreign currency are protesting at their banks to demand that the loans be restructured. They chose foreign currency mortgages years ago to take advantage of lower interest rates abroad, but when Russia’s currency collapsed, the cost of repaying those mortgages skyrocketed. Groups of a […]

Russians with foreign currency mortgages protest at banks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:37

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians who took out mortgages denominated in a foreign currency are protesting at their banks to demand that the loans be restructured. They chose foreign currency mortgages years ago to take advantage of lower interest rates abroad, but when Russia’s currency collapsed, the cost of repaying those mortgages skyrocketed. Groups of a […]

Celebrities are going to be huge in Super Bowl ads

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:33

NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Game is more than a week away, but Super Bowl advertisers are already out in force online, playing up celebrity cameos to drive buzz for their brands. First-time advertiser Amazon on Wednesday teased its ad with Alec Baldwin. On Thursday, Hyundai revealed that Kevin Hart and Ryan Reynolds will […]