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Postgame wrapup: Utah 80, Washington 75 OT

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:45

The Huskies had their chances, but defensive miscues, a slow start in overtime and poor offensive execution late led to Sunday's defeat.

Michigan AG to discuss investigation into Flint water crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:37

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is set to provide an update on his investigation into the water crisis in Flint. A statement from Schuette’s office late Sunday night said the attorney general will “discuss matters related to his investigation” at a press conference Monday morning. It provided no further details. Schuette, […]

Super Bowl 50: Residents list rentals at super-sized prices

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:34

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the San Francisco Bay Area, where high housing costs are notorious, residents looking to make a quick buck are offering to rent their homes at super-sized prices to the 1 million visitors expected for Super Bowl 50 festivities. There’s a luxury 8,500-square-foot home in San Jose, California, listed for $10,000 […]

Detroit teachers plan protest at court hearing on sick-out

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:29

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit teachers plan to protest before a judge hears arguments in a case that could force teachers to stop skipping school. A so-called sick-out by teachers has repeatedly forced the Detroit district to close schools during the past two weeks, keeping thousands of students at home. A judge will hold a hearing […]

AP INVESTIGATION: Feds’ failures imperil migrant children

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:25

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As tens of thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America crossed the border in search of safe harbor, overwhelmed U.S. officials weakened child protection policies, placing some young migrants in homes where they were sexually assaulted, starved or forced to work for little or no pay, an Associated Press investigation […]

Kerry dismisses posturing ahead of peace talks on Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:19

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday dismissed Syrian government claims and opposition complaints as posturing ahead of U.N.-led peace talks that are supposed to begin this week. Kerry, in Laos after discussing the negotiations with officials in Switzerland and Saudi Arabia last week, said he expected there would be […]

UW’s Lorenzo Romar on 80-75 OT loss to Utah

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:09

Romar on second-half defensive miscues: 'Guys we’re walking around like we were in slow motion. For whatever reason we weren’t as active in that second half and that allowed all kinds of things to happen.'

Report details Unabomber’s handwritten prison correspondence

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:09

FLORENCE, Colo. (AP) — In handwritten letters to hundreds of supporters and curiosity seekers, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski expressed shock over the 9/11 attacks and wrote that he preferred Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential race. Kaczynski also wrote to pen pals from federal prison in Colorado asking for more information about […]

Southern Methodist men suffer their first loss of season

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:03

Eighth-ranked SMU became the last NCAA Division I men’s team to lose this season when Devin Coleman scored a career-high 23 points and led Temple to an 89-80 victory.

A look at anti-crime measures proposed in New Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:02

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A push is underway in New Mexico to lengthen prison terms and let judges deny bail. The agenda is reminiscent of a wave of 1990s anti-crime laws that some states are now reversing. Here’s a look at some of the measures up for debate: BAIL REFORM A constitutional amendment to […]

US official: Afghan army ‘rebuilt’ for battle with Taliban

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:01

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. military official in Afghanistan says major restructuring and leadership changes are underway among Afghan army units battling the Taliban in southern Helmand province. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, the head of public affairs for the U.S.-NATO mission, says the Afghan army in Helmand is being “rebuilt,” with key […]

UW’s Andrew Andrews and David Crisp on 80-75 OT loss to Utah

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:59

Andrews tallies 17 points and Crisp connects on a clutch three-pointer to force overtime, but the Huskies had their three-game home winning streak snapped.

New Mexico weighs anti-crime laws as other states ditch them

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:57

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Criminal justice reform has become a hot topic around the nation amid a conversation about easing three-strikes sentencing laws, scaling back mandatory sentencing laws and focusing on rehabilitation. That’s not the case in New Mexico, where lawmakers assembled last week for a new legislative session. Lawmakers and the governor are […]

No. 20 UCLA ends its losing streak to Stanford at 21 games

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:39

No. 20 UCLA led all the way in beating 12th-ranked Stanford 56-36, snapping the Bruins’ 21-game skid against the perennial Pac-12 women’s basketball powerhouse.

Boeing tanker passes first midair refueling test for Air Force

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:35

In perfect weather for a test flight Sunday, Boeing’s KC-46 tanker successfully passed jet fuel to an F-16 jet fighter in the air, the first time the new tanker has accomplished an air-to-air refueling mission. The Air Force said the tanker passed 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 piloted by Lt. Col. Daniel Alix, […]

Ethiopian churches celebrate Epiphany

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:20

Churches come together to celebrate the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s Epiphany in Mount Baker.

Huskies get commitment from three-star receiver Jordan Chin

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:08

UW finally lands a second wide receiver in this recruiting class with the addition of Jordan Chin.

Business economists expect slower sales, economic growth

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business economists are more pessimistic about their firms’ future sales and profits than they were last fall, and more predict slower economic growth, a survey found. At the same time, a majority of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics said their firms plan to raise wages in the January-March […]

Business economists expect slower sales, sluggish economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business economists are more pessimistic about their firms’ future sales and profits than they were last fall, and more predict slower economic growth, a survey found. At the same time, a majority of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics say their firms plan to raise wages in the January-March […]

Brooklyn Nets end Oklahoma City Thunder’s winning streak at 7 games

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:01

Brook Lopez scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Oklahoma City 116-106 in a game delayed for four hours by a blizzard.