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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: ‘Very high hopes for the future’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:23

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he thinks the team has a bright future despite the disappointing ending to the 2015 season.

Bellevue swimming, Mikayla Pivec highlight Top 10 performers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:21

Bellevue swimming put on an impressive performance against Issaquah and Mikayla Pivec scored big to lead Lynnwood, highlighting this week’s Top 10 performers.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:10

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. ABDUCTION OF 3 AMERICANS RAISES BAGHDAD SECURITY FEARS The kidnapping comes at a time of deteriorating security in and around the Iraqi capital after months of relative calm. 2. WITH SANCTIONS GONE, IRAN PLANS MORE OIL EXPORTS […]

Recapping Seahawks’ locker clean-out day and looking ahead to 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:05

Seattle Times staff reporter Bob Condotta talks about the end of the Seahawks' 2015 season and looks ahead to 2016.

Police shoot man dead at Sydney police station

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:05

SYDNEY (AP) — Police say they shot a man dead at a Sydney police station. Police said in a statement the man was shot during a confrontation on Tuesday at the Quakers Hill police station in northwest Sydney. Police provided no other details. There was no mention of whether the confrontation might be linked to […]

China economic growth edges down to 6.8 percent last quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:05

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth edged down to 6.8 percent in the final quarter of 2015, dragging the full year’s growth to a 25-year low of 6.9 percent. Chinese leaders are trying to steer their economy to more sustainable growth driven by domestic consumption and services to replace a worn-out model based on trade […]

Cruz super PAC prepares for millions of dollars in TV ads

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — A well-funded outside group helping Texas Sen. Ted Cruz fight for the Republican presidential nomination has purchased $2.5 million of television advertising time — an investment that catapults it to the top tier of spenders in the 2016 race. Keep the Promise I, one of more than half a dozen Cruz-themed super […]

Top 10 Seattle Seahawks plays of the 2015 season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:03

The Seahawks didn't make it to a third consecutive Super Bowl, but their 2015 season certainly featured plenty of highlights. Here are our staff picks for the top 10 plays of the year.

China’s economic growth edges down to 6.8 percent in final quarter of 2015; full-year growth at 6.9 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:01

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth edges down to 6.8 percent in final quarter of 2015; full-year growth at 6.9 percent.

Cruz’s high-powered spouse a rainmaker willing to sacrifice

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:00

A well-connected fundraiser and by far the most active spouse in the Republican presidential field, Heidi Cruz is a high-achiever who has put her Goldman Sachs career on hold to help her husband.

From Tesla, a new-car smell that vegans can get behind

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:00

Tesla is the latest automaker to join in what would have been hard to imagine a generation ago: a rush by the car industry — long a symbol of environmental wreckage — to project a more responsible image by offering vegan options.

Two weeks in, 2016 feels like year of the bear on Wall Street

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:00

There’s a list of things that could change the zeitgeist on Wall Street. Still, there are more than enough statistics and predictions out there for the Cassandras.

Is vast inequality necessary?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 09:06

How rich do we need the rich to be? That’s not an idle question. It is, arguably, what U.S. politics are substantively about. Liberals want to raise taxes on high incomes and use the proceeds to strengthen the social safety net; conservatives want to do the reverse, claiming that tax-the-rich policies hurt everyone by reducing […]

Changing Arctic demands new fleet of polar icebreakers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 09:01

As Obama presents his final budget, the administration must include funding to fund a new fleet of icebreakers so the Coast Guard can carry out its critical mandates.

Kirkland car dealer to pay $74,000 over misleading mailers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:37

Rairdon’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep sent out more than 7,000 mailers that mimicked official recall notices, according to the state attorney general.

Proposal to fix how state funds schools gets hearing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:26

The bill provides money for analysis of data on how local levy money is used and creates a new task force to look at the data and other issues related to the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Pierce County woman shot to death; arrest made

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:20

A woman was shot to death in front of her home Monday while her 5-year-old daughter was nearby.

Obama’s expanded social-welfare safety net divides candidates

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:09

The growth of social-welfare programs, including health insurance, is shaping up to be a central issue in the campaign to succeed Obama.

Musicians, other celebs react to death of Glenn Frey

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:08

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Musicians and other celebrities react to the death Monday of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey: — “I’m not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other […]

Whistleblower cleared in CAfrican Republic sex abuse case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:05

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations’ internal justice system has cleared a whistleblower who leaked information to French authorities in 2014 about a U.N. investigation into accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic had sexually abused some children they were sent to protect. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Monday that the Office […]