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Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party has opened an 8-day congress to endorse new set of leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 09:03

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party has opened an 8-day congress to endorse new set of leaders.

Texas puts inmate to death for a killing 15 years ago in state’s first execution of 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 09:02

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas puts inmate to death for a killing 15 years ago in state’s first execution of 2016.

Broaden awareness and engage communities on sex trafficking

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:51

Washington has the right policies in place to fight sex trafficking, but more community awareness is needed to end demand and help victims.

The Latest: Haley asks lawmakers to follow survivors’ lead

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:26

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s State of the State address (all times local): ___ 7:05 p.m. Gov. Nikki Haley asks legislators in her sixth State of the State to follow the example of the victims and survivors of last year’s tragedies to make South Carolina stronger. Most Read […]

Man charged with murder, arson in knife attack at parents’ home

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:23

A man accused of stabbing his mother to death and injuring his father before setting fire to their Snohomish County home was charged Wednesday.

Presidential primaries: Why do New Hampshire and Iowa always get first say?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:14

Why do 48 states allow Iowa and New Hampshire to always have the first say in presidential elections? It’s blatantly unfair. The Constitution doesn’t give those two states a higher status. Candidates spend months chatting with and making promises to Iowa and New Hampshire voters and businesses. Why shouldn’t the citizens and businesses of Washington […]

Ex-Microsoft exec named CEO of Citrix Systems

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:11

Kirill Tatarinov, who worked at Microsoft for 13 years, headed the company’s Business Solutions group, which developed sales and business-planning software.

Attorneys: ‘Affluenza’ teen to return to Texas within weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:07

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck say he’ll return to Texas from Mexico within weeks. Ethan Couch has been challenging his deportation. But attorneys Scott Brown and Reagan Wynn said in a statement Wednesday that paperwork was filed to “terminate the ongoing […]

Judge won’t force officer to testify in trial for 3 officers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:06

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday rejected prosecutors’ request to force an officer whose trial ended in a hung jury to testify against three of his fellow officers facing charges in the death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams refused the state’s motion to force William Porter to testify against Edward […]

Drug industry to fight superbugs together with governments

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:06

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of makers of medicines and diagnostic tests have joined together in an unprecedented effort to tackle “superbugs” — infections that increasingly don’t respond to drugs and threaten millions of people in countries rich and poor. Altogether, 74 drugmakers, 11 makers of diagnostic tests and nine industry groups have signed a […]

Game thread: Washington takes on Colorado in Pac-12 showdown

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:05

The Huskies (12-5, 4-1 in Pac-12) return to Alaska Airlines Arena for tonight's game against the Buffaloes (14-4, 3-2).

Arizona’s Floyd comes on strong after slow start to season

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:04

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Statistically, Michael Floyd ranks third among the Arizona Cardinals’ trio of talented receivers. That’s a bit misleading, though. After a slow start to the season, a result of surgery to repair three dislocated fingers early in training camp, Floyd has been coming on strong. After catching two touchdown passes in the […]

Latest: US Supreme Court won’t stop Texas inmate’s execution

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:04

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The latest on the scheduled execution of Texas inmate Richard Masterson, who was convicted in a 2001 strangulation that he claimed was accidental (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to stop the execution of a Texas man for a killing 15 years ago that he claimed […]

Ex-Oklahoma officer asks for new trial on rape, sex crimes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 07:03

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping and sexually victimizing eight women while on duty has filed a request for a new trial on the eve of his sentencing. Attorney Scott Adams filed the request on behalf of former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw late Wednesday. A sentencing hearing for […]

Star of reality show ‘Wicked Tuna’ pleads guilty to fraud

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 07:01

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man once featured on the reality television show “Wicked Tuna” has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Vermont he received government benefits while he was fishing on the show. Fifty-year-old Paul Hebert (HE-burt), of Gloucester, Massachusetts, appeared Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Burlington where he pleaded guilty to charges […]

The mellifluous violin of Baiba Skride

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:59

The young, Latvian violinist Baiba Skride makes her Seattle Symphony debut with Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3.

Seattle Seahawks sign one-time Washington Husky Josh Shirley to a futures contract

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:47

The Seahawks have signed one-time UW Husky Josh Shirley to a futures contract. Shirley spent the 2015 season with Tampa Bay and the Oakland Raiders.

Seattle Sounders expected to unveil Jordan Morris as Homegrown Player signing at Thursday ‘special presentation’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:42

The Seattle Sounders will host a “special presentation” on Thursday morning at the team's clubhouse in Pioneer Square, and all indications are that the club will unveil Mercer Island native Jordan Morris as its newest Homegrown Player signing after the player turned down a contract offer in Germany earlier this week.

Kentucky coal death is nation’s 3rd fatal in new year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:42

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A coal miner in western Kentucky died after being pinned against a wall by a mobile digging machine in an underground mine, the first coal mining death in the state this year and the third nationally. The death prompted a top U.S. mine safety official to call for increased enforcement and […]

St. Paul officer apologizes for Facebook post on protesters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:40

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police officer is apologizing for a post he made on Facebook urging drivers to run over protesters who rallied against the police killings of two black men in the Twin Cities last year. Sgt. Jeff Rothecker apologized Wednesday in a statement released by the St. Paul Police […]