Seattle Times Headlines

Road project puts Israel, EU on collision course

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:33

JERUSALEM (AP) — A narrow country road outside Jerusalem has turned into a new battleground between Israel and the European Union, deepening a dispute between the allies over Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank. The EU is financing the paving of the dirt road by Palestinians as part of a broader effort to help […]

Tuesday’s prep girls basketball results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:24

Mount Rainier's Madison Lommen scored 18 points for the Rams and Auburn Mountainview cruised past Sumner in a SPSL 3A match-up.

O’Dea survives Franklin in double-overtime thriller

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:18

O’Dea rallied from 16 down, survived a tying, buzzer-beating three-pointer from Franklin’s Keiron Goodwin to send it to overtime, and pulled away in the second overtime for an 88-80 Metro League victory.

Tuesday’s prep boys swimming results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:18

Enumclaw defeated Peninsula in a dual meet, 103-83.

Philippine leader gives red-carpet welcome to Japan emperor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:13

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Benigno Aquino III has given a red-carpet welcome to Japan’s emperor in a sign of the blossoming ties of the Asian nations territorially at odds with China while further moving past painful memories of Japan’s World War II aggression. Aquino and Emperor Akihito held talks Wednesday at Manila’s Malacanang presidential […]

Tuesday’s prep boys basketball results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:13

Jason Crandall set an Issaquah school record with nine assists in the first quarter, on his way to a double-double in a victory over Inglemoor.

Vancouver Canucks lose in return home, 2-1

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:10

James Neal scored late in the third period to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Chinese stocks fall again, other Asian markets rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:10

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks sank again Wednesday but other Asian markets rose following Wall Street’s gain as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest statement on interest rates and the economic outlook. KEEPING SCORE: China’s Shanghai Composite Index shed 2.4 percent to 2,682.65, adding to Tuesday’s 6.4 percent loss. The Chinese benchmark […]

Tuesday’s prep wrestling results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:07

Meadowdale defeated Shorecrest in a WesCo match, 51-21.

2 ships searching for MH370 have damaged vital equipment

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:38

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say the hunt for the Malaysian airliner has been set back when two of the three search ships sustaining damage to vital equipment. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is coordinating the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, said Wednesday that a piece of underwater communications equipment fitted to the […]

APNewsBreak: Racial disparities in Connecticut stun gun use

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:35

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Preliminary data obtained by The Associated Press show that officers in Connecticut fired stun guns at blacks and Hispanics at a higher rate than at white suspects, and warned but didn’t fire at white suspects at a higher rate than they did blacks or Hispanics. A 2014 law made Connecticut the […]

Data in Conn., 1st state to require police to report stun gun use, suggest racial disparities

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:32

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Data in Conn., 1st state to require police to report stun gun use, suggest racial disparities.

Watch: Video from the scene of the Seattle homeless encampment shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:31

Five people were shot — with two killed — at a homeless encampment in South Seattle on Tuesday night. Follow this link to watch a police briefing that took place shortly after the shooting.

Chinese boat capsizes off South Korea; 4 rescued, 5 missing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:31

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean divers have rescued four people and are looking for at least five others believed to be trapped inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized near a small southwestern island. An official from the Ministry of Public Safety and Security said Wednesday another man pulled from the boat was […]

Clippers’ Blake Griffin out four to six weeks after breaking hand in fight with team employee

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:24

Blake Griffin will be out an additional four to six weeks after the Los Angeles Clippers’ All-Star forward broke a bone in his right hand when he punched an assistant equipment manager in Toronto on Saturday.

Boeing expected to announce 777 cut Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:10

Boeing is likely to announce Wednesday morning another production rate cut, this time for the 777 program, according to a senior executive with a 777 customer whom Boeing consulted as it prepared its plan.

After 2 years of strong growth, university endowments falter

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:06

BOSTON (AP) — College endowments grew by an average of only 2.4 percent last school year, a sharp drop following two years of strong gains, a new study found. The downturn is troubling news for some universities, which use their endowments to pay for student scholarships and other costs, adding to the list of financial […]

Immigration at center of Pope’s visit to Mexico-US border

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:03

REYNOSA, Mexico (AP) — The young Salvadoran woman was robbed and forced to dodge kidnappers working for a drug cartel during her four-month odyssey to this border city of belching factories and swirling dust across the Rio Grande from Texas. She hoped to be on the other side long before Pope Francis visits the region […]

Toyota stays No. 1 automaker, sells 10.15M vehicles in 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:50

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it sold 10.151 million vehicles in 2015, retaining its status as the world’s top-selling automaker for the fourth straight year. The sales figure compared with 2015 sales of 9.93 million vehicles for Volkswagen AG and 9.8 million for General Motors. Toyota, which makes the Prius hybrid, Camry […]

Australian Open has a dream semifinal: Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:26

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic will play No. 3 Roger Federer in a blockbuster semifinal match at the Australian Open. It will be the 45th installment in a riveting rivalry so equally split they are tied with 22 victories each