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Electronics giant Philips falls to 4th quarter loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 16:24

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch electronics giant Philips says it fell to a fourth-quarter net loss of 39 million euros ($42 million) as it paid off pension risks and had higher tax and other expenses, down from a net profit of 134 million euros ($146 million) in the same period a year ago. Earnings before exceptional […]

Missouri suspends QB Maty Mauk indefinitely

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 16:04

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended indefinitely. Athletic director Mack Rhodes and coach Barry Odom announced the punishment on Monday night after a brief video was posted to Twitter. It shows a person appearing to snort a white, powder-like substance and the accompanying tweet mentions Mauk by name, but there […]

3 charged after lioness prowled Dubai neighborhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 16:03

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three people have been charged with public endangerment over an incident that saw a lioness escape from a home in a Dubai neighborhood and prowl the streets for several hours. Abu Dhabi’s state-run The National newspaper reported Tuesday that police say the owner of the lioness, the buyer and […]

Boat capsizes off Malaysia, 13 Indonesian migrants drowned

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:39

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said 13 bodies, believed to be Indonesian illegal immigrants, were found washed ashore after their boat capsized in bad sea conditions. District police chief Rahmat Othman said the bodies of four men and nine women were discovered on a beach in southern Johor state by members of the […]

Malaysian police say 13 bodies, believed to be Indonesian illegal immigrants, were found washed ashore after their boat capsized in bad sea conditions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:33

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say 13 bodies, believed to be Indonesian illegal immigrants, were found washed ashore after their boat capsized in bad sea conditions .

Pakistan closes schools in province amid Taliban threats

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:29

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities have closed all the schools in the country’s largest province, Punjab, following an alert over possible militant attacks. A government memo obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press says there is intelligence that 13 Taliban fighters from neighboring Afghanistan were planning suicide attacks on schools in Pakistan. The province’s education minister, […]

LG Electronics posts 4Q loss as mobile business struggles

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:24

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics reported an unexpected loss in the final quarter of 2015 as its smartphone business struggled. South Korea’s second-largest consumer electronics company said Tuesday it had a net loss of 140.4 billion won ($116.4 million) for the October-December period, compared with a net loss of 205.7 billion won a […]

Broncos heap praise on Panthers leading up to Super Bowl 50

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:15

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Nothing but compliments for Cam Newton after completely bashing Tom Brady. And no, this nasty Denver Broncos defense hasn’t suddenly turned soft. They’re simply playing nice with the Super Bowl still two weeks away. The pleasantries seem tame after all the trash talking Denver did before the New England game. The […]

Michigan AG appointed prosecutor to lead Flint water probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:12

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Republican attorney general named a former prosecutor to spearhead an investigation into the process that left Flint’s drinking water tainted with lead, though Democrats questioned whether the special counsel would be impartial. Attorney General Bill Schuette said Monday that Todd Flood, a former assistant prosecutor for Wayne County, which includes […]

Key years in “Doomsday Clock” time

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:06

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The “Doomsday Clock” by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm by reflecting how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change and new technologies. Midnight represents the apocalypse. Here are some key dates in the clock’s nearly 70-year history: 1953 […]

APNewsBreak: Survey: Religious objections law cost millions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:05

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in hotel profits, tax revenue and other economic benefits when a dozen groups decided against hosting conventions in Indianapolis last year due at least in part to the controversy surrounding the state’s religious objections law. A document prepared by the tourism group Visit […]

Scientists to announce “Doomsday Clock” time

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:01

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists behind a “Doomsday Clock” that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm are set to announce Tuesday whether civilization is any closer or farther from disaster. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is expected to unveil the minute hand on the metaphorical clock in Washington, D.C. The clock reflects […]

Pair behind Planned Parenthood videos indicted in Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:55

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos alleging Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue to researchers for a profit face criminal charges in Texas from a grand jury that also found no wrongdoing by the abortion provider. The Houston grand jury, which was empaneled to investigate Planned Parenthood after the Center […]

Shanghai stock index drops more than 6 percent, other Asian markets also down

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:53

TOKYO (AP) — Shanghai stock index drops more than 6 percent, other Asian markets also down.

Escaped California inmates were charged with violent crimes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:53

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three inmates who made a daring escape from a California jail were awaiting trial on charges involving violent crimes. Authorities said Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, are considered dangerous and possibly armed. Here is a closer look at the accusations against them. HOSSEIN NAYERI Most […]

Israeli woman, 23, dies of wounds from Palestinian stabbing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:51

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem hospital says an Israeli woman has died of the wounds she suffered in a Palestinian stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement the day before. Hospital spokeswoman Hadar Elboim says 23-year-old Shlomit Kriegman died on Tuesday morning. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says Kriegman was wounded when two Palestinians went on […]

Survivor sheds light on divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:22

JERUSALEM (AP) — Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades […]

Asian stock markets fall after oil slumps again

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:20

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday, following a decline on Wall Street, after a renewed slump in the price of oil kept investors on edge about the global economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped 2.4 percent to 16,701.67. South Korea’s Kospi slipped 1.1 percent to 1,872.05. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down […]

Monday’s prep wrestling results

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:12

Kyle Opland won two decisions to help lead Enumclaw over Auburn Mountainview and Peninsula.

France’s Hollande views Indian Republic Day parade

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:07

NEW DELHI (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has viewed an elaborate display of Indian marching bands and military hardware as the guest of honor at India’s Republic Day celebration. Hollande is on a three-day visit to India that ends Tuesday. Republic Day marks the anniversary of India’s democratic constitution taking force in 1950. The […]