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Carnation murder trial for Michele Anderson starts Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:43

Michele Anderson’s aggravated-murder trial is to begin Monday, more than eight years after she is accused of killing six relatives in Carnation. Though she isn’t facing the death penalty, jurors aren’t allowed to know that — which made for some challenges in their selection.

Unlikely hero Alexus Atchley helps UW women beat WSU

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:39

Atchley, who played a total of 31 minutes in an injury-plagued season for the UW last year, scored a career-high 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting — including 4 of 6 from three-point range — with six rebounds in 38 minutes. Junior forward Katie Collier added 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks to continue her solid play of late.

The Latest: Nishikori into quarterfinals at Australian Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:27

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Kei Nishikori is the first male player through to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in front of a hugely partisan crowd filled with flag-waving Japanese fans. The seventh-seeded Nishikori also reached the […]

Gonzaga men bounce back from loss by defeating Pacific

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:25

Kyle Wiltjer scored 23 points, fueling a late run that lifted Gonzaga to a 71-61 West Coast Conference men’s basketball victory over Pacific on Saturday.

NFC title game has plenty of intrigue as well

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:22

While Brady-Manning 17 takes place earlier in the day, the teams with the two best records in the NFL go at it in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Surging Washington men’s basketball team looks to avoid a fade like last season

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:18

A year ago today, Washington was 14-4 and seemingly poised for their first Big Dance invitation since 2011. But then the unthinkable happen – the Huskies lost 11 of their next 13 games. It was an epic tailspin that continues to haunt the Huskies.

Sounders open practice eager to get started

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:14

The Sounders begin practice already looking toward their Feb. 23 Champions League quarterfinal against Club America.

Few clergy on Catholic child-sex list ever prosecuted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:07

Out of 77 Catholic priests and clergy members the Seattle Archdiocese listed this month as likely sex abusers of children, only five have ever been convicted of such crimes.

Suspect in Renton theater shooting says he feared random attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:01

A judge set bail at $25,000 for the man accused of shooting a stranger at a Renton movie theater. Police say he told them he was carrying an unholstered gun because he worried about mass shootings.

What can trip up your home deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:51

New research pinpoints the biggest causes of home real-estate delays and contract terminations.

Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler among five in lead at Abu Dhabi Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:49

Andy Sullivan made a triple-bogey before the horn sounded to suspend play in the third round, to fall out of the lead he’d held all day. That left a five-way tie atop the leaderboard between McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Branden Grace and Joost Luiten at 10-under par.

International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:47

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The international community appealed for dialogue and calm in Haiti on Saturday after a presidential and legislative runoff was put on hold indefinitely. The United Nations, international election observers and foreign governments urged the volatile Caribbean country’s feuding political actors to negotiate a solution to an electoral impasse that threatens to […]

Bloomberg explores third-party bid for White House

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:42

A confluence of unlikely events in the 2016 election, however, has given new impetus to his presidential aspirations.

Signals turn out to be really fuzzy in Detroit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:41

Lions’ Ford Field ranks last when it comes to fans’ ability to access wireless networks.

In ‘The Birds,’ the avian apocalypse is nigh, and noisy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:11

A review of Conor McPherson’s “The Birds,” which Strawberry Theatre Workshop is staging through Feb. 20 at 12th Ave Arts.

18-year-olds can manage alcohol

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:06

In America, alleged land of freedom, a 19-year-old soldier just back from Afghanistan can’t sidle up to a bar and legally order a beer. In supposedly regulation-crazed Europe, meanwhile, an 18-year-old can order a martini. In the beer-drinking cultures of Belgium and Germany, a 16-year-old can ask for beer or wine. Do you detect a […]

Oscar producer: Rock rewriting Oscar monologue

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:03

Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin says host Chris Rock is hard at work rewriting his material for next month’s Oscar show. Hudlin told “Entertainment Tonight” on Saturday that Rock is eager to host the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28, even as a few black celebrities have decided not to attend the show for its […]

LA-area teenage brothers killed; uncle captured in China

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:34

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities believe a Los Angeles-area man killed his teenage nephews before fleeing to China because he was upset his wife wanted a divorce. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a woman called 911 on Friday reporting she had found her two sons suffering from head trauma in their Arcadia home. […]