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Obama enlists Pentagon to overhaul security clearance system

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is enlisting the Pentagon to help overhaul the federal security clearance system following a devastating data breach. The director of national intelligence, James Clapper, and other officials say the government is creating a new agency called the National Background Investigations Bureau. That agency will be part of the Office […]

Runaway cow roped by New York City police gets new home

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:44

NEW YORK (AP) — A cow that was captured by police after fleeing from a New York City slaughterhouse has been taken in by an animal sanctuary and renamed for rock legend Freddie Mercury. Online video showed the brown and white cow trotting past shops and restaurants on Thursday afternoon. The founder of the Skylands […]

Designer makes gowns out of car interior material

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:44

DETROIT (AP) — One auto supplier is taking the term “ready to wear” to a whole new level. Inteva Products commissioned a fashion designer to produce four gowns using the same thermoplastic material the maker of engineered components and systems places in the instrument panel surfaces of some General Motors vehicles. The results were on […]

Lawyers ask to delay Hastert sentencing on health grounds

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:38

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert have asked a federal judge to delay sentencing in his hush-money case because of his recent hospitalization for a stroke and other health problems. A Friday court filing says the Illinois Republican has been unable to prepare for his Feb. 29 sentencing because of […]

NFC championship game features 2 of NFL’s best cornerbacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:36

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cornerbacks might have the toughest job in the NFL. They are expected to shadow a receiver, who knows where he’s going while the defender doesn’t, and the rules are stacked against them. Few truly excel at the job. This season, Arizona’s Patrick Peterson and Carolina’s Josh Norman might have been the […]

United flight rolls to the end of Chicago runway

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:34

CHICAGO (AP) — A Federal Aviation Agency spokesman says a United Airlines flight from San Francisco rolled all the way to the end of a runway when it landed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro had no further details about the landing of Flight 734 about 11:55 a.m. Friday. He said the […]

Prince Ali confident he can win FIFA presidential election

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:29

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prince Ali of Jordan is confident he can win the FIFA presidential election and turn around what he says is a critical situation facing football’s governing body. Prince Ali, who is one of five candidates for the presidency vacated by Sepp Blatter, told reporters in New Zealand on Friday he […]

Testimony casts doubt on defense claim in 1991 murder case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:29

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A retired Arizona detective cast some doubt Friday on a defense theory in the case of a woman charged with killing her young son in New Jersey 25 years ago. Thomas Van Meter testified in an evidence hearing in the case of Michelle Lodzinski, a former Florida resident charged in […]

Apple and Williams rise as the market climbs; AmEx tumbles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:29

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Schlumberger NV, up $3.75 to $65.20 The world’s largest oilfield services company said it cut 10,000 jobs and also said it will buy back $10 billion in stock. Most Read StoriesSeahawks' […]

Pittsburgh man’s obituary asks voters not to vote for Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:53

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh chiropractor’s obituary is asking people to not vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in lieu of sending flowers. Jason Brown tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( ) he and his brother decided to include the line in their father’s obituary after recalling one published in August for a New Jersey […]

Fort Campbell will reject licenses from 5 states

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:45

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell will no longer be able to accept driver’s licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington as proofs of identity. Fort Campbell spokesman Bob Jenkins tells local media that as of Thursday, anyone from those five states or the American Samoa who tries to get a pass […]

Hawaii telescope official: Fate of project rests with state

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:37

HONOLULU (AP) — The executive director of the embattled Thirty Meter Telescope says he wants to move forward with the project but is waiting to hear from state officials about how to proceed after the Hawaii Supreme Court invalidated a key construction permit. Ed Stone spoke to reporters Friday after participating in a Chamber of […]

Snowstorm wreaks havoc on sports schedule and team travel

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:34

A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States disrupted the sports schedule Friday while wreaking havoc with team travel plans. Two NBA games and one in the NHL were postponed as were plenty of basketball games and NASCAR’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The NBA said Boston’s game at Philadelphia scheduled for Saturday night will be […]

Gov’t: 10th death linked to exploding Takata air bags

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials say a Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide caused by defective Takata air bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials announced its conclusion on Friday. They say […]

22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids in another break between the party and the administration over its handling of Central American immigrants. In a letter Friday, the senators wrote that the raids were sweeping up mothers and children who face […]

The Latest: ‘Academy is going to lead,’ president says.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The latest on Friday’s statement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a series of diversity reforms approved by the board of governors late Thursday (all times PST): 12:34 p.m. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 51-member board of governors unanimously approved a series of […]

AP Newsbreak: Film academy announced reforms to diversify

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:24

The film academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board of governors. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the changes Friday, following a weeklong storm of criticism and calls for an Oscar boycott after academy […]

Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar to open Saturday with free rides

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18

Long delayed, Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar will start service Saturday. Rides on the 2.5-mile route will be free over the weekend.

Corbis sale to Chinese company may be boon to Getty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18

Under the deal, Corbis is being sold to Visual China Group. In turn, under an agreement crafted with VCG, Getty Images will have the right to license Corbis’ images in countries across the world, except China.

1 dead in listeria outbreak linked to packaged lettuce

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 12 people in six states have been hospitalized in the outbreak. Salads have been sold under the names Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little […]