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Snyder appeals Obama’s denial of disaster aid for Flint

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:16

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked President Barack Obama on Wednesday to reconsider his denial of a federal disaster declaration to address the drinking water crisis in Flint, saying its severity poses an “imminent and long-term threat” to residents. Obama declared an emergency — qualifying the city for $5 million — but […]

Huskies get commitment from Texas defensive end Levi Onwuzurike

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:16

Scout.com ranks Levi Onwuzurike as the nation's 101-ranked prospect.

Huskies get commitment from Texas defensive end Levi Onwuzurike

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:16

Scout.com ranks Levi Onwuzurike as the nation's 101-ranked prospect.

Stepmom of missing boy breaks silence, denies involvement

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:15

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stepmother of a missing Oregon boy has broken her silence, telling People magazine she never harmed him. Police have said Terri Horman took then 7-year-old Kyron Horman to his Portland school in 2010 and was the last person known to have seen him. He never showed up for class and […]

Stepmom of missing boy breaks silence, denies involvement

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:15

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stepmother of a missing Oregon boy has broken her silence, telling People magazine she never harmed him. Police have said Terri Horman took then 7-year-old Kyron Horman to his Portland school in 2010 and was the last person known to have seen him. He never showed up for class and […]

Spreading Zika virus a new economic strain for Latin America

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:27

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (AP) — A U.S. warning that pregnant women should avoid Latin American countries where a mosquito-borne virus is multiplying couldn’t have come at a worse time for a region that’s counting on tourism to give it a boost at a time of economic crises. The alert issued Friday by the Atlanta-based Centers for […]

Undefeated Garcia on quest for welterweight championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:22

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danny Garcia is as much a brand as he is a boxer in the Philadelphia neighborhood where he trains. His DSG initials — the interlocking S for Swift represents his style — are stamped on a gym, a car wash, a body shop and a barbershop. Much like in the movies, there […]

Texas A&M rolling toward NCAA tourney after 4-year absence

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:12

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M’s return to prominence has been several years in the making. You will have to excuse coach Billy Kennedy if he gets a little choked up when asked about the rise of the Aggies in his fifth year in College Station. “I’m just — I’m thankful,” he said, fighting […]

Greece OKs $402.5M offer from China’s Cosco for port stake

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:12

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s state privatization fund says it has approved an offer from China’s Cosco group to buy a 67 percent stake in the country’s largest port in a process initially opposed by the left-wing government. The fund said Wednesday it backs the improved offer from Cosco of 368.5 million euros ($402.5 million) […]

Puppy stolen, traded for crack, is found and OK

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:08

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A Yorkshire terrier puppy that was swiped from a Florida pet store, stuffed down a person’s sweater and traded for crack cocaine has been found unharmed. Largo police report in a news release that the $1,600, 2-pound pup was found Wednesday morning at a St. Petersburg animal hospital. Video surveillance at […]

Arizona city made famous by Eagles song celebrates Frey

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:08

Winslow, Arizona, was all but forgotten when a freeway displaced Route 66 and began whisking travelers around its downtown in the late 1970s. But it still had one thing going for it: Everybody wanted to stand on a corner in the small city after hearing Glenn Frey and the Eagles make it sound so cool […]

Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:06

NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now. A group of scientists, led by renowned Indian […]

South, East brace for big storm, significant snowfall

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the South and East braced for a nor’easter with the potential for significant snowfall by week’s end, snow began to blanket much of Kentucky and Tennessee and contributed to at least one traffic-related death Wednesday. The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center warns of heavy, “perhaps crippling” snow across the northern […]

Fugitive from Cuba back in Iowa to face gun, escape charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:59

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man facing federal firearms charges in Iowa who was found in Cuba attempting to escape prosecution has been returned to Iowa and faces a court hearing to determine whether he should remain in federal custody until his trial. Shawn Michael Wegmann, 38, who had been in custody in Florida […]

Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:54

WASHINGTON (AP) — The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March. Sixteen-year-old Alex Cohen, a junior at the Miami Country […]

Dear Seahawks: A letter of respect and admiration from a teenage 12

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:31

A 17-year-old high-school student from Northern California writes a letter to the Seahawks, and her favorite players, explaining why the team inspires her so much.

Up next for UW’s men’s basketball: Colorado

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:18

Scouting report: Colorado. Game info: 7 p.m. (PT) Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000). TV: Pac-12 Networks (Ted Robinson and Don MacLean). Radio: KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton). Record: 14-4, 3-2 Pac-12 (t-3rd). RPI/SOS: 24th and 35th. Stats/schedule: Click here. Game notes: Colorado and Washington. Coach: Tad Boyle, is […]

UN calls for better protection of female refugees in Europe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:14

BERLIN (AP) — Three aid agencies are appealing to European countries to help prevent sexual abuse of women and girls in refugee camps. The United Nations refugee agency, the U.N. Population Fund and the Women’s Refugee Commission say a field study shows women are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence and other abuse on their journey […]

Grisly fossils from Kenya reveal a 10,000-year-old massacre

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:09

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have found grisly evidence of a massacre in Kenya about 10,000 years ago, providing rare evidence of violence between groups in ancient hunter-gatherer societies. Researchers said the discovery casts light on the poorly understood roots of warfare. Evidence of violence appeared in 10 of 12 relatively complete fossil skeletons the […]

The Latest: Flint mayor won’t call for Snyder to step down

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:08

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The latest on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says she will not call for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s resignation over the water crisis in her city. Asked at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., what repercussions Snyder should […]