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Pair behind Planned Parenthood videos indicted in Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:55

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos alleging Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue to researchers for a profit face criminal charges in Texas from a grand jury that also found no wrongdoing by the abortion provider. The Houston grand jury, which was empaneled to investigate Planned Parenthood after the Center […]

Shanghai stock index drops more than 6 percent, other Asian markets also down

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:53

TOKYO (AP) — Shanghai stock index drops more than 6 percent, other Asian markets also down.

Escaped California inmates were charged with violent crimes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:53

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three inmates who made a daring escape from a California jail were awaiting trial on charges involving violent crimes. Authorities said Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, are considered dangerous and possibly armed. Here is a closer look at the accusations against them. HOSSEIN NAYERI Most […]

Israeli woman, 23, dies of wounds from Palestinian stabbing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:51

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem hospital says an Israeli woman has died of the wounds she suffered in a Palestinian stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement the day before. Hospital spokeswoman Hadar Elboim says 23-year-old Shlomit Kriegman died on Tuesday morning. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says Kriegman was wounded when two Palestinians went on […]

Survivor sheds light on divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:22

JERUSALEM (AP) — Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades […]

Asian stock markets fall after oil slumps again

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:20

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday, following a decline on Wall Street, after a renewed slump in the price of oil kept investors on edge about the global economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped 2.4 percent to 16,701.67. South Korea’s Kospi slipped 1.1 percent to 1,872.05. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down […]

Monday’s prep wrestling results

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:12

Kyle Opland won two decisions to help lead Enumclaw over Auburn Mountainview and Peninsula.

France’s Hollande views Indian Republic Day parade

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:07

NEW DELHI (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has viewed an elaborate display of Indian marching bands and military hardware as the guest of honor at India’s Republic Day celebration. Hollande is on a three-day visit to India that ends Tuesday. Republic Day marks the anniversary of India’s democratic constitution taking force in 1950. The […]

Cleveland Cavaliers give coach Tyronn Lue his first victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:03

Tyronn Lue has had a hectic few days. He also has his first victory as an NBA coach. LeBron James scored 25 points to lead six players in double figures and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-107.

Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ a powerful achievement

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:54

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Nate Parker left a successful Hollywood acting career behind to make the movie that mattered most to him. It took seven years for Parker to bring the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner to the screen. “The Birth of a Nation” premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival. “I’ve […]

In New York village, a trail of cancer leads to tap water

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:51

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick. Two years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned […]

No. 14 Iowa St. men beat No. 4 Kansas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:35

Monte Morris scored 21 points, Georges Niang had 15 of his 19 in the second half and the 14th-ranked Iowa State men blew past No. 4 Kansas 85-72 in a Big 12 basketball game.

North Carolina college on lockdown after person displays gun

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:26

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A spokesman for a central North Carolina university says the campus is on lockdown while police search for a person who displayed a gun inside a student activities center. Winston-Salem State University spokesman Aaron Singleton said campus police were notified around 9:30 p.m. Monday that an “interaction” in the Donald J. […]

North Carolina college on lockdown after person displays gun

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:26

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A spokesman for a central North Carolina university says the campus is on lockdown while police search for a person who displayed a gun inside a student activities center. Winston-Salem State University spokesman Aaron Singleton said campus police were notified around 9:30 p.m. Monday that an “interaction” in the Donald J. […]

Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird, Jewell Loyd among U.S. Olympic team finalists

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:17

Bird, Loyd, Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot, a former Kentwood High and Gonzaga star, and Indiana Fever guard Briann January from Spokane’s Lewis and Clark High are among the 25 finalists for the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team.

Amnesty: Dozens of juvenile offenders face death in Iran

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:14

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of people who were arrested in Iran for crimes committed before they turned 18 remain at risk of the death penalty despite recent reforms, with many having already spent years on death row, according to a report by Amnesty International released on Tuesday. The London-based group also found […]

Taiwan stages military drills on island off Chinese coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:14

KINMEN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is holding small-scale military drills on an island it controls just off the Chinese coast. The head of Kinmen’s defense command says the beach landing exercise and simulated attack by the navy’s elite “frogman” commandos Tuesday were to show the ability of the armed forces to provide security in the […]

2 SKorean ex-sex slaves demand direct apology from Japan PM

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:11

TOKYO (AP) — Two elderly South Korean women abused by Japan’s wartime military-run brothel system are in Japan to reject the recent settlement agreement between the two governments, and are demanding that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe give them a face-to-face apology and formal compensation. Lee Ok-sun, 88, and Kang Il-chul, 87, told reporters Tuesday that […]

On Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch and bonus money

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:07

Marshawn Lynch is said leaning toward retiring, and if/when he does, the Seahawks could ask for some of his bonus money back, but aren't expected to.

2 found dead in Belltown apartment, homicide detectives investigating

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:07

Officers were called to the apartment to check on the tenant’s welfare and discovered two people dead on the floor, according to Seattle police.