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National Guard boosts presence in Flint to aid water crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:03

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The National Guard is boosting its presence in Flint as part of an effort to assist in dealing with the city’s drinking water crisis. The state says about 70 guard members will be stationed Monday in Flint, more than double the earlier number in place. Officials say teams visited nearly 5,000 […]

When cooking beans at home, leave the can behind

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:03

Recipes for White Bean and Roasted Potato Salad with Rosemary; North African Bean Stew with Barley and Winter Squash; and Ham and Bean Soup with Collard Greens.

Heirloom beans in honor of Marcella Hazan

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:03

Famed Italian cookbook author Marcella Hazan called the sorana, a variety of cannellini, “the most precious bean grown in Italy.” It is now grown in the United States and named after her.

NYC carriage horse plan still needs council approval

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:00

NEW YORK (AP) — A deal to reduce the number of horse-drawn carriages and permanently move stables to Central Park will now go to the City Council for approval. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the union representing carriage drivers said Sunday they reached a deal that would reduce the number of horses […]

Rant & Rave: Careless driver injures cyclist

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:00

Readers rave about returned wallet, rant about careless driver injuring pedestrian

Bend and a beer: Yoga classes and craft breweries team up

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:54

MIAMI (AP) — Around the country, yogis are jumping up from savasana and hopping onto a barstool as yoga classes are making their way into breweries. While the teaching is traditional, the classes tend to attract newbies, especially men. Beth Cosi, found of Bendy Brewski in Charleston, South Carolina and Memphis, Tennessee says the men […]

Polish currency regains some lost ground after downgrade

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:54

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s currency regained some lost ground Monday after a sharp drop last week when one major rating agency cut the nation’s debt rating. Polish economists and politicians have criticized the lowering of the rating by Standard & Poor’s as ill-informed, while European Union president, Donald Tusk, a Pole, said it was […]

Mali and Burkina Faso join forces against attackers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:25

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Mali official says his country will work with Burkina Faso to fight Islamic extremism in West Africa. Makan Kone, spokesman for Mali’s prime minister, said Monday that the two countries will have joint patrols along their shared border. Mali’s Prime Minister Modibo Keita visited Burkina Faso Sunday and with […]

Sister of American released by Iran arrives in Germany

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:24

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The sister of former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati has arrived in Germany to meet him following his release from Iran as part of a prisoner swap. Hekmati’s sister, Sarah Hekmati, was upbeat as she arrived Monday at Frankfurt airport before heading toward the U.S. military’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, where her […]

Russian ruble hits a year low as oil prices weaken

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:23

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble has dropped to a new low, battered by weak oil prices. The national currency was down 1.7 percent at 78.9 rubles to the dollar in late afternoon trading Monday in Moscow, its lowest mid-trading level since December 2014. Oil prices that the Russian economy relies on have recently plummeted […]

Seoul: North Korea has sent 1 million propaganda leaflets

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 20:55

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has launched an estimated 1 million propaganda leaflets by balloon into South Korea amid increased tension between the rivals following the North’s recent nuclear test, Seoul officials said Monday. A Cold War-style standoff has flared since North Korea’s claim on Jan. 6 that it tested a hydrogen bomb. […]

Greek unions to hold general strike Feb. 4 on pension reform

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 20:54

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Union discontent is growing in Greece against planned pension reforms, with civil servants joining in a strike by private sector workers next month in what will be the first general strike of the year in the financially struggling country. The ADEDY umbrella civil service union said Monday it will participate in […]

Iran to boost oil output by 500,000 barrels

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 20:32

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran plans to increase oil production by 500,000 barrels per day now that sanctions have been lifted under a landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Deputy Oil Minister Roknoddin Javadi says Iran is determined to retake its market share, which plunged after the crippling sanctions were imposed in 2012. His comments […]

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra announces world tour

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 20:19

NEW YORK (AP) — Wynton Marsalis is taking the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on its longest tour in nearly 15 years, covering 15 cities in 10 countries over 40 days. Jazz at Lincoln Center announced Monday its Blue Engine International Tour, named after its new record label, will begin Feb. 4 at The Olympia […]

Pakistan’s ex-President Musharraf acquitted in murder case

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 19:56

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A court acquitted former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf Monday in a murder case involving the killing of a separatist leader, Akbar Bugti, who had died in a 2006 military operation in Baluchistan province, lawyers said. An anti-terrorism court announced the verdict in the southwestern city of Quetta, Baluchistan’s provincial capital. The […]

What to Watch on Tuesday at the Australian Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 19:44

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Day Two at the Australian Open features a two-time former champion with a renewed spring in her step, a hard-luck former finalist (times four) and a national hero who could be making his final appearance as a player in his native Australia. Victoria Azarenka, who won the Brisbane International title to […]

Cancer doctor thanks Bowie for helping people face death

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 19:29

LONDON (AP) — A British doctor who works with terminally ill people has thanked David Bowie for helping open up a conversation about death. Bowie died of cancer Jan. 10 aged 69 and Dr. Mark Taubert says it helped him speak to one dying cancer patient about how to have “a good death.” In a […]

St. Louis united against common enemy: Stan Kroenke

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 19:26

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis football fans don’t have the 49ers or Seahawks to hate anymore. They have a new nemesis: Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the NFL executives who helped take away the team. It wasn’t exactly moving trucks sneaking the Colts out of Baltimore or moving the Browns from Cleveland, but Tuesday’s […]

Sheriff: Ohio police officer found dead; suspect in custody

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 19:18

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — A police officer has been found dead behind the municipal building in Danville, Ohio, and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Monday. Danville Officer Thomas Cottrell was found dead on the ground behind the Danville Municipal Building and his service weapon had been taken and his cruiser was missing, […]

Sheriff: Ohio police officer found dead behind village municipal building; suspect in custody

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 19:15

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff: Ohio police officer found dead behind village municipal building; suspect in custody.