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DuPont reports 4Q loss, steps up cost cuts ahead of Dow deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:10

DOVER, Del. (AP) — DuPont Co., pursuing a merger with Dow Chemical, tipped to a fourth-quarter loss as volumes declined and the strong dollar weighed on results. The company is ratcheting up spending cuts ahead of the deal, announcing it expects about $730 million in cost reductions by the end of the year. It’s laying […]

Belarus journalist says police beat him; gets fined

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:05

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A journalist for an independent Belarusian news website who says he was beaten by police while covering a trial of opposition activists has been fined for failing to obey lawful orders. Pavel Dobrovolsky says he was trying to record video Monday of protesters who unfurled a banner at the trial when […]

Photos of the Day: Jan. 26, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:04

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Prosecutor: Ex-teacher assaulted girls with divorced parents

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

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A former central Ohio elementary school teacher who a prosecutor said preyed on “girls who had divorced parents” was found guilty of more than 40 charges involving the sexual assaults of several students. Matthew Rausenberg, 40, was convicted Monday in Delaware County of 34 counts of gross sexual imposition, four counts […]

Miley Cyrus to star in Woody Allen’s Amazon series

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:53

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen has an unlikely new female star: Miley Cyrus. Cyrus will star in Allen’s as-yet-titled Amazon series, a spokeswoman for Cyrus confirmed. The head-spinning casting combines the 80-year-old filmmaker with the 23-year-old former Disney star. Cyrus will star alongside Elaine May in the six half-hour episodes planned to run this […]

British principal tells parents: No pajamas on school run

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:52

LONDON (AP) — The principal of a primary school in northern England wants to impose a dress code — not on students, but on their parents. That’s because she’s tired of them wearing pajamas and slippers when they drop off their offspring at the school gates each morning. Kate Chisholm of Skerne Park Academy in […]

Suspect in Islamic State-inspired plot competent for trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:46

MIAMI (AP) — A man is competent to stand trial in an alleged plot the FBI says was inspired by the Islamic State terror group to detonate a bomb on a Florida Keys beach. A defense attorney and a federal prosecutor said in a joint court filing late Monday that Harlem Suarez is mentally fit. […]

Taser used when black motorist killed to be tested again

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:29

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A state judge is allowing additional tests on a Taser that a white police officer used before he shot and killed a black man last year. Former North Charleston officer Michael Slager is charged with murder in the April death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, who was running from a traffic stop. […]

‘Please abuse’: Trimpin’s delicate sound machines are made to be messed with

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:27

Trimpin’s sound contraptions — including a vinyl jukebox and horns that surround the viewer with gentle vibrations — come to the Winston Wächter gallery.

Terrific tapas in West Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:25

At Itto’s delicious bites and warm service.

Centene loses personal, health data of 950,000 members

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:23

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Health insurer Centene Corp. says it is missing half a dozen hard drives that contain the personal and health information of roughly 950,000 clients. The St. Louis-based company says the hard drives don’t include financial or payment details. But the missing information does include the names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers, […]

American consumers showing more confidence in economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:21

WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong job market and low gasoline prices helped boost U.S. consumer confidence again this month. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index rose to 98.1 in January from 96.3 in December. The business research group said Americans were more confident about the future, though their assessment of current economic conditions […]

Tribunal rules Canada discriminated against aboriginal kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:19

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A human rights tribunal has ruled Canada’s federal government discriminated against children on aboriginal reserves in its funding of child welfare services. The quasi-judicial Canadian Human Rights tribunal was ruling on a 2007 complaint from the Assembly of First Nations, which argued that the government failed to provide aboriginal children the […]

Police investigating reported drive-by shooting on Highway 167

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:01

The late-night incident in Auburn had traffic blocked into the early-morning hours.

Legislator’s ‘virgin’ question an inappropriate inquisition

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:00

We have our own questions for state Rep. Mary Dye.

Jan. 26 TV Picks: ‘Hollywood Game Night’ on NBC

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:00

Also airing Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016: “The Flash” on The CW and “Grandfathered” on Fox.

Woman struggles to fulfill friend’s dying wish

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:00

My husband, also an awkward conversationalist, has flat-out asked me to never leave the room when my friend’s husband is here because they just sit there in awkward silence when I’m gone.

Health minister: Brazil is ‘losing battle’ against mosquito

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:32

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s health minister says the country will mobilize some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus linked to birth defects, but he also was quoted Tuesday as saying the battle already is being lost. Castro said that nearly 220,000 members of Brazil’s Armed Forces would go […]

Broadway and Hollywood mix for hybrid musical ‘Grease: Live’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:30

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Fox is gearing up to give Broadway a serious dose of the Hollywood treatment. “Grease: Live,” airing Sunday (7 p.m. EST), goes beyond other made-for-TV live musicals such as “The Sound of Music” and “The Wiz,” both of which were huge hits for NBC. This hybrid of the stage and movie […]

1 dead after gunshots, fire at Bellevue apartments

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:25

A man with gunshot wounds died at the scene, and 75 people were evacuated while crews put out a fire in the lakeside apartment building.