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Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo inmate arrested in domestic violence case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:36

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A Uruguayan police official says a former Guantanamo detainee resettled in the South American nation has been arrested on a domestic violence complaint. The official says Syrian national Omar Abdelhadi Faraj was detained Friday by police. The person was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of […]

Officer convicted due to dashcam video sentenced to 5 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:31

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer convicted of misconduct and other crimes with the help of a dashcam video has been sentenced to five years in prison. Bloomfield Officer Orlando Trinidad and a fellow officer were found guilty in November of official misconduct, falsifying public records and other offenses. Officer Sean Courter’s […]

Government official says at least 2 dead in school shooting in Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:26

LA LOCHE, Saskatchewan (AP) — Government official says at least 2 dead in school shooting in Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:21

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in more than a month on Friday as oil prices surged, lifting energy stocks. Tech stocks also climbed as Apple had its biggest rise since August. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average surged 210.83 points, or 1.3 percent, to 16,093.51. The Standard & Poor’s […]

Judge orders new medical examination of Sumner Redstone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a medical examination of Sumner Redstone as part of an ongoing court fight over the media mogul’s health and mental capacity. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David J. Cowan said Friday that a doctor hired by the mogul’s ex-girlfriend should evaluate Redstone’s health and mental health. […]

Trump, GOP leaders realizing they may need each other

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:47

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization that they’ll need each other if the billionaire businessman becomes the party’s presidential nominee. The GOP establishment is no fonder of Trump than when he first roiled the campaign last summer […]

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 (http://bit.ly/1nE7BEu ) 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 […]