Seattle Times Headlines

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. […]

Marshawn Lynch’s mother says ‘I really believe we haven’t seen the last of Beast Mode’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:20

Have we seen the last of Beast Mode? Momma Lynch thinks her son isn't done playing in the NFL.

As Bloomberg weighs White House run, Iowa voters ask, ‘Who?’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:12

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest flirtation with a White House run set the political world aflutter Saturday. But in Iowa, some people wondered, who? “I don’t know anything about him,” said Leslie McCreery, a 70-year-old Hillary Clinton supporter. Asked whether she was familiar with the three-term New York mayor, […]

Kumbaya at last for Boeing and SPEEA

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:05

The six-year contract agreement between Boeing and SPEEA is a windfall for the economy and people of Western Washington. It is an example worth emulating.

America the unfair?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:03

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders don’t agree on much. Nor do the Black Lives Matter movement, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the armed ranchers who seized public lands in Oregon. But in the insurgent presidential campaigns and in social activism across the spectrum, a common thread is people angry at the way this country […]

When idealism is self-indulgent

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:03

There are still quite a few pundits determined to pretend that America’s two great parties are symmetric — equally unwilling to face reality, equally pushed into extreme positions by special interests and rabid partisans. It’s nonsense, of course. Planned Parenthood isn’t the same thing as the Koch brothers, nor is Bernie Sanders the moral equivalent […]

Best way to treat lead water pipes? Get rid of them

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:02

Some researchers question whether chemical treatment and routine testing for lead in the water are enough, arguing that the only way to remove the threat is to replace lead pipes.

Smart investments would ease chronic teacher shortage

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

Better pay, student-loan forgiveness, paid internships and professional development — all would help attract and retain high-quality teachers.

King County Superior Court ruling was needed to put brakes on I-1366

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:00

Don’t rush ahead to implement the flawed Initiative 1366.

Indian soldiers train with Green Berets at JBLM

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:56

A select cadre of soldiers from India is training with Green Berets from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 1st Special Forces Group. The training, which is entering its second week, addresses U.S. and Indian worries about terrorists or pirates in coastal waters.

NFL’s first female scout applauds Bills’ coach hiring

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:52

NEW YORK (AP) — Armed with notepads, pens and a keen eye for talent, Connie Carberg is still scouting football players. She simply can’t get enough of breaking down film. That’s why the 64-year-old Carberg was spending Saturday in front of her television at home in Coconut Creek, Florida, watching the East-West Shrine Game and […]

Messi scores on return, Vardy breaks drought for Leicester

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:41

Lionel Messi returned from a brief injury break to help Barcelona take the overnight lead in Spain, while Jamie Vardy found his scoring touch to boost Leicester’s English Premier League title chase on Saturday. Showing no signs of any lingering muscle pain that kept him from playing midweek in the Copa del Rey, Messi scored […]