Seattle Times Headlines

Victims of ex-Oklahoma officer say lives forever changed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:02

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teenager raped by an Oklahoma City cop on the front porch of her mother’s home says she doesn’t know how to react when she sees law officers now, even though the man who attacked her is going to prison for the rest of his life. An Oklahoma judge sentenced former […]

Utah hands Washington State 92-71 loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:36

Jordan Loveridge scores 22 points and Brandon Taylor scores 21 to lead the Utes past the Cougars, who have lost four in a row. Que Johnson and Josh Hawkinson both scored 16 points for the Cougars.

Zika virus may be linked to surge in rare syndrome in Brazil

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:11

Disease specialists in Brazil say the Zika virus may be causing a surge in the potentially life-threatening Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Thursday’s prep boys basketball results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:11

Chris Bell's game-tying three led Everett to a win in overtime and Stanwood remained undefeated in WesCo conference play.

China busts 35 restaurants using opium poppies as seasoning

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:05

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty-five restaurants across China, including a popular Beijing hot pot chain, have been found illegally using opium poppies as seasoning, one of the more unusual practices bedeviling the country’s food regulators. Five restaurants are being prosecuted while 30 others, ranging from Shanghai dumpling joints to noodle shops in southwestern Chongqing, are under […]

‘World of Kanako’ descends into rabbit hole of ultraviolence

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:00

Movie review of “The World of Kanako”: This Japanese thriller, about a quest to find a missing girl, grows tedious.

55-point trio leads way as Seattle Pacific men win fifth straight

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:55

Mitch Penner, Brendan Carroll and Gilles Dierickx combined for 55 points and Seattle Pacific won 81-71 over Montana State Billings.

Stock market tumble could keep pension funds behind

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:51

The slide on Wall Street could damage public employee pension funds around the country, most of which haven’t even recovered from the Great Recession, and the burden could end up falling on taxpayers. Stocks have been tumbling in the first weeks of 2016, with the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 down nearly […]

SPSL boys basketball: Federal Way rolls past Kent-Meridian

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:43

Once they got the defense rolling, the offense came easily for the Federal Way Eagles. Federal Way shook off a quick start by Kent-Meridian and rolled to an 80-39 victory over the Royals in SPSL action on Thursday.

Asia stocks extend global rally on ECB hopes, oil rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:39

HONG KONG (AP) — Japan led a rally in Asian stocks Friday, extending a global market rebound fueled by the prospect of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and a bounce in battered oil prices. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 soared 5.3 percent to 16,863.76 on hopes the Bank of Japan would join Europe […]

Brains vs. blizzards: Harvard students take on snow removal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:35

BOSTON (AP) — Winter is bearing down anew, and Harvard University students have been engineering new ways to deal with it. Eighteen juniors representing several engineering disciplines in professor David Mooney’s problem-solving and design class spent the fall semester inventing a robotic remote-control rooftop snowblower, a superheated icicle cutter and a freeze-resistant doormat. The projects […]

IAEA: Japan nuclear regulation should improve skills, law

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:34

TOKYO (AP) — A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency says Japan’s nuclear safety regulation has improved since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but it still needs to strengthen inspections and staff competency. It’s the first IAEA review for the authority since it was established in 2012. Japan adopted stricter safety requirement for […]

gun-bills

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:31

Victims of gun violence, families of people killed in mass shootings and police officers urged Washington state lawmakers Thursday to support a list of measures designed to keep firearms away from children and at-risk people, while gun-rights activists argued the proposed bills duplicate existing laws and would violate a gun owner’s constitutional rights. Among the […]

Thursday’s prep boys swimming results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:27

Kamiak defeated both Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds Woodway at their meet on Thursday.

Dwight Freeney happy he didn’t retire

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:24

Dwight Freeney said he was a week away from retiring from the NFL when Arizona coach Bruce Arians called to offer him a job.

Over 20 killed as Somali forces end siege of restaurant

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:22

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s security forces ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in the capital, with more than 20 people killed in the attack, a police official said Friday. The security forces took control of the restaurant just before dawn, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein, speaking from the scene of the attack in […]

Star of dolphin-killing film ordered deported from Japan

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:22

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has ordered the deportation of the star of the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove,” about a dolphin-killing village in Japan. Ric O’Barry, the former dolphin trainer for the “Flipper” TV series was detained upon arrival Monday at Tokyo’s Narita international airport. Japanese authorities decided Friday to turn down his appeal to get […]

DOC delay thwarts efforts to check if it’s fixing prisoner-release errors

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:22

In failing to make public the dates prisoners were to be released and the actual dates they were freed, the Department of Corrections is making it impossible to independently check the agency’s review.

Shooting reported at Renton movie theater

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:39

Around 8:15 p.m., Renton fire officials tweeted medics were responding to the call at The Landing Cinema. This post will be updated.

China busts 35 restaurants using opium poppies as seasoning

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:34

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Food and Drug Administration says it found opium poppies used as illegal seasoning in 35 restaurants across the country, including a popular Beijing hot pot chain. Five restaurants are being prosecuted while 30 others, ranging from Shanghai dumpling joints to noodle shops in southwestern Chongqing, are under investigation. Cases of cooks […]