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Atlanta area grand jury indicts officer who shot unarmed naked man; felony murder among the charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:44

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta area grand jury indicts officer who shot unarmed naked man; felony murder among the charges.

The Latest: Rain delays Australian Open start on side courts

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:43

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Rain has delayed the start of play Friday on outdoor courts at the Australian Open. Play began on time at the three covered stadiums, including a third-round match between 12th-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland and Kateryna Bondarenko of […]

Authorities: Man put to death for woman’s rape and murder in 1st Alabama execution since 2013

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:43

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities: Man put to death for woman’s rape and murder in 1st Alabama execution since 2013.

The spectacle of Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz and corn

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:38

Sarah Palin is really falling apart. “Trump’s candidacy, it has exposed not just that tragic, the ramifications of that betrayal of a transformation of our country, but too, he has exposed the complicity on both sides of the aisle that has enabled it, OK?” Palin told the crowd at her big announcement endorsing Donald Trump. […]

The right steps Seattle Schools can take to help black students

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:34

Efforts to accelerate achievement and increase opportunity for black males in Seattle schools are important, but should be done within the district existing equity and race relations department.

California nudists told to cover up if they want to use gym

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:16

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Naturists in the OC will have to stop going au naturale if they want to keep using the Huntington Beach City Gym and Pool. Since 2007, the Orange County group has rented the facility for private gatherings at which members play basketball, volleyball and swim — all while naked. […]

Obama calls Germany’s Merkel to talk Syrian refugee crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to round up support for his plans to host a high-level summit on refugees at the United Nations later this year. The White House says Obama discussed his plans Thursday in a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The summit is slated to be held during […]

Status of missing Marines changed to deceased

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:00

HONOLULU (AP) — The Marine Corps says the 12 Marines who were in two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii are considered dead. The status of the missing Marines changed to deceased on Wednesday, after five days of searching for them. The Marine Corps says casualty assistance calls officers personally notified each family of the change. […]

1st of 9 defendants sentenced in massive Navy bribery case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:58

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first of nine defendants in a massive U.S. Navy bribery case was sentenced to 27 months in prison Thursday for providing classified military information to a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for an iPad, hotel stays, monthly cash payments and other gifts. Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Layug told the […]

Kobe looks back 10 years after his “mystical” 81-point game

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant remembers exactly what he had to eat in the 24 hours before he scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors 10 years ago Friday. The rest is a beautiful blur in the mind of a 20-year NBA veteran as he looks back on the most prolific, ridiculous individual night […]

budgetdirector-schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:44

The state budget director said Thursday lawmakers will not finish the work required to fix the way Washington pays for public schools during this legislative session, because they require deadline pressure to reach the difficult compromises needed to cut a final deal. Budget director David Schumacher said during a media briefing that no one ever […]

Elway calls Kubiak his equal not his employee

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:43

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway is adamant that Gary Kubiak was never his understudy during their playing days together and certainly isn’t his underling now. “I’ve looked at it the whole time — even when I was the starter, Gary and I were equals,” Elway said Thursday. “Gary and I, we’ve been friends, but […]

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:42

___ Falling oil prices could lead consumers to spend more later WASHINGTON (AP) — Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market. But a silver lining could appear eventually. Cheaper gasoline and heating oil are giving consumers worldwide more money that they can use to step up spending later — and perhaps energize economies in […]

$7M grant to help clear career path for community-college students

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:37

A $7 million grant will allow Washington’s community colleges to clarify and simplify the path students must take to different career fields.

Watch: New Seattle Sounder Jordan Morris climbs to top of Space Needle, faces fear of heights

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:34

The Seattle Sounders brought new signing Jordan Morris to the top of the Space Needle for a photo shoot on Thursday afternoon, where the forward faced his fear of heights before lifting a team scarf.

Another person has died after skydiving accident in Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:32

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Another person has died after a skydiving accident in Arizona. Eloy Fire District officials told ABC15 that the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Skydive Arizona, located about 60 miles south of Phoenix. Details are sketchy and the name of the person isn’t immediately available. A call to Skydive Arizona […]

Hawaii could be 1st to start long-term care elderly benefit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:27

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are introducing a bill that could make the state the first in the nation to offer long-term care benefits to seniors. Democratic Sen. Rosalyn Baker said during a legislative hearing Thursday that the bill would provide eligible seniors with a benefit of $70 per day for a year. The seniors […]

Donald Trump: “A little establishment” doesn’t hurt

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:26

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday there’s nothing wrong with a little deal-making to get things done. “You know what? There’s a point at which: Let’s get to be a little establishment,” he told about 1,500 people at a rally at the Las Vegas South Point Resort and Casino. […]

Mom’s lawyer: Murder charges in babies’ deaths ‘speculation’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:24

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman who lived in a filthy home where the skeletal remains of three babies were found has told a judge murder charges against her are the result of “pure speculation” by prosecutors. The Springfield Republican reports (http://bit.ly/1Jm5HT3 ) attorney Keith Halpern made the comments Thursday in […]

Regional director with US Environmental Protection Agency resigning in connection with drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:24

CHICAGO (AP) — Regional director with US Environmental Protection Agency resigning in connection with drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.