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Israel’s Shimon Peres rushed to hospital with chest pains

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:39

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s former President Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital after experiencing chest pains, just a week after suffering a mild heart attack, his spokeswoman said Sunday night. The 92-year-old statesman had been discharged from hospital on Tuesday last week. Medics treated Peres at his home and detected a “light irregular heart rate” […]

Sheriff: Man shot by stranded driver after stopping to help

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:29

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An intoxicated driver stuck in the winter storm shot and killed a man who came to help him, standing over the victim and firing several times after he fell to the ground, authorities in North Carolina said. The shooting happened late Friday afternoon in western Catawba County after Marvin Jacob Lee, […]

Christie returns to New Hampshire for presidential campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:28

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to the presidential campaign Sunday, touting his handling of the massive snow storm that socked his state over the weekend. “There are some candidates in this race who try to tell you it doesn’t matter what you’ve done before. It does matter,” said Christie at […]

Denver jail death puts new light on common restraint tactic

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:27

DENVER (AP) — The death of a 112-pound jail inmate who choked on his own vomit suffocated after Denver sheriff’s deputies restrained him during a psychotic episode is drawing new attention to the way he was subdued: face-down on his stomach with five deputies holding him to the floor. Experts warn the common but risky […]

IOC relaxes guidelines on transgender athletes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:25

LONDON (AP) — Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the IOC. International Olympic Committee medical officials told The Associated Press on Sunday they changed the policy to adapt to current scientific, social and legal attitudes on […]

Wolf management reaching new levels of success in region

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:21

Aggressive dealing with livestock-killing wolves is best solution, says Montana Fish and Wildlife biologist.

Feds to end ultralight-led whooping crane migration

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:08

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will stop supporting the use of ultralight aircraft to help young whooping cranes migrate from Wisconsin to Florida each fall. Officials announced Friday that this season’s ultralight-guided flights to the birds’ winter home will be the last, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/1PsNoOg ). […]

Sheriff: gun shop shootout over $25 kills 2, wounds 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:42

PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities say a gun shop owner and his 17-year-old son died in a shootout over a $25 service charge. Another man and his 29-year-old son are hospitalized. Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison tells news outlets investigators don’t know whether the customers or the owners started the shooting Saturday at […]

Up next for UW men’s basketball: Utah

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:39

Sophomore center Jakob Poeltl is considered one of the Pac-12's top NBA prospects. He leads the Utes with 16.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.

Egypt’s president praises 2011 uprising, urges patience

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:27

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president paid tribute on Sunday to the country’s 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, saying that protesters killed during the 18-day revolt had sought to revive “noble principles” and found a “new Egypt.” President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s praise of the uprising, delivered via a televised speech on the eve of […]

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 […]