Seattle Times Headlines

Brazil Olympic venues to be checked daily to help stop Zika

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:14

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic venues will be inspected daily during the games in a bid to prevent the spread of a mosquito-borne virus linked to a rare birth defect and also a condition that can cause paralysis, local organizers said Sunday. Brazil is suffering from an outbreak of Zika virus, […]

Former NJ hospital pharmacist accused of morphine theft

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:02

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former registered pharmacist is accused of stealing morphine and replacing it with saline at a southern New Jersey hospital where he once worked. Frederick McLeish was arrested at his home after an Atlantic County grand jury indicted him on charges of drug tampering, theft and drug possession. […]

The Latest: Escaped California inmates likely armed

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:59

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest on the hunt for three inmates who escaped from a California jail (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Officials say the three inmates who escaped from a Southern California maximum-security jail should be considered armed and dangerous. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said at a Sunday news conference that members […]

1 week from Iowa: GOP flaunt endorsements, dismiss Bloomberg

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:44

WASHINGTON (AP) — With only a week to go before the first votes of the 2016 presidential race, Republicans on Sunday waved around endorsements from others and dismissed former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a potential third-party threat. Democrats, who could be hurt most by a Bloomberg candidacy, didn’t shrug off the prospect. Vermont […]

Trump in Iowa church: Hymns, readings and a children’s choir

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:44

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — On the second-to-last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump settled into a fifth row pew for a lesson in humility. “I don’t know if that was aimed at me. Perhaps,” Trump said after the hour-long service at the First Presbyterian Church in Muscatine. Religious voters are a big factor in […]

Tina Fey returns as Sarah Palin on ‘SNL,’ Oscars parodied

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:41

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey returned to “Saturday Night Live” to reprise her impression of Sarah Palin and give a rambling, sometimes-rhyming endorsement to Donald Trump. The sketch kicked off the cold open to “SNL” on Saturday, with Fey and Darrell Hammond skewering the former Alaska governor’s endorsement speech in Iowa on Tuesday. As […]

‘The Revenant’ braves the blizzard with $16M at box office

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:31

NEW YORK (AP) — The snowy frontier saga “The Revenant” fared best at a blizzard-ravaged box office. Weekend moviegoing was affected up and down the East Coast by Winter Storm Jonas, which forced theater closures in Washington D.C. and New York, and caused hundreds of theaters to suspend showings. Studio executives said the storm had […]

Tally no: House postpones coming votes, cites snow storm

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has postponed votes this coming week — including one on overriding President Barack Obama’s health care veto — because of the snowstorm that has socked in the nation’s capital. Senators aren’t scheduled to return to work until Tuesday, and there’s been no announcement about a change. The House already was […]

AP PHOTOS: Cleanup begins after huge East Coast snowstorm

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:21

From West Virginia to southern Maine, millions of people are digging out following a massive storm that dumped up to 3 feet of snow in the Washington D.C. region, halted most travel in New York City and flooded some coastal areas in New Jersey. New York and Baltimore began lifting travel restrictions and hearty souls […]

Will Poulter hits Lanvin at finale of Paris menswear season

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:13

PARIS (AP) — Rising star Will Poulter, who stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the Oscar-nominated movie “The Revenant,” led the list of front row celebrities Sunday at Lanvin as the Paris menswear shows reached their final creative crescendo. Here are the highlights of the fall-winter 2016-17 menswear collections at Paris Fashion Week — including reports […]

Rant & Rave: Learn to merge, would you?

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:00

Readers rave about emergency-medical care, Renton Police Department, “Hey Jude” license plate; rant about Health Department hours, graffiti, kids kicking theater seats and that perennial favorite, bad drivers.

US official seeks support for European trade deal in Poland

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:49

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Michael Froman, the U.S. Trade Representative, has received a welcoming reception from Polish entrepreneurs as he works to try to finalize a free trade pact between the United States and the European Union. Froman said Sunday in Warsaw that he hopes the deal, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, will finally […]

Cowboy poets gather in Nevada with eye on Oregon conflict

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:48

RENO, Nev. (AP) — As troubadours, fiddlers and scribes head to northeast Nevada for a national gathering to celebrate cowboy poetry and culture, the topic of the sometimes tenuous relationship between the Old West and the realities of the New West will be more than campfire conversation. The 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering opens Monday […]

Clinton, once in Cabinet, wins support from Obama officials

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton hasn’t just been wrapping herself in President Barack Obama’s legacy lately. She’s been wrapping herself in his Cabinet. With Obama’s endorsement out of reach for now, Clinton’s presidential campaign has racked up support from his administration’s top officials. It’s of an effort to win over loyalists in the Obama coalition […]

Media General Inc. Chairman Bryan dies at 77

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:38

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Media General Inc. Chairman John Stewart Bryan III, the former publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has died. He was 77. The fourth and final generation of his family to work in the media business, Bryan died Saturday, according to Paige Mudd, editor of The Times-Dispatch ( He had suffered a fall […]

Real-life drama playing out in fight radio pioneer’s fortune

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:25

Himan Brown might have titled it: “The Brouhaha Over the $100 Million Estate.” A lawsuit claims the late creator of such legendary radio dramas as “Dick Tracy” and “The Adventures of the Thin Man” was duped into putting the bulk of his $100 million fortune into a charitable trust controlled solely by his longtime lawyer. […]

Larger-than-life Nashville politician Hooker dead at 85

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:23

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A family friend said larger-than-life Nashville political figure John Jay Hooker Jr., who spent his last days fighting to make physician-assisted suicide legal in Tennessee, died on Sunday at 85. Political strategist Tom Ingram said he received a message from one of Hooker’s daughters that Hooker had died in hospice. He […]

‘Citizen scientists’ use drones to map El Nino flooding

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:17

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline’s changing face. Starting this month, The Nature Conservancy is asking tech junkies to capture the flooding and coastal erosion that come with El Nino, a weather pattern that’s bringing California its wettest winter in years […]

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill hooks into plenty of kokanee at Lake Roosevelt

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:08

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Austin Moser or Austin’s Northwest Adventures invited Eric Granstrom, of Gaboon Productions, to join him for a day of fishing at Lake Roosevelt for big kokanee and we jumped at the chance. Moser has been fishing Roosevelt near Keller […]

Debt collectors beware: Judge’s ruling could change the game

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:08

HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — Ever had a debt collector on your back for money you knew you didn’t owe? Listen to the story of Steven Psaros and take heart. The Great Recession forced Psaros into foreclosure on the house he had bought in this northern New Jersey town in 1999. Then, another blow. A debt […]