Seattle Times Headlines

California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:18

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a third time for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea. He was not involved in […]

Turnover: LeBron drops another coach as Cavs fire Blatt

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:06

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — There’s no debating LeBron James’ greatness. That’s a slam dunk. He’s won two NBA titles, a pair of Olympic gold medals, four MVP awards, universal respect of his peers and the adulation of millions of basketball fans worldwide. At 31, and at the peak of his career, James has earned it […]

Statewide prep basketball scores

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:00

Basketball scores for the week of Jan. 18

Thursday’s prep gymnastics results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:56

Joeli Pence won two events and the all-round to lead Lake Washington over Liberty.

Wednesday’s prep wrestling results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:51

Kentwood scored five pins to top Kent-Meridian, 39-28.

Wednesday’s prep gymnastics results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:49

Kenley Mjelde won three events and the all-round to lead Tahoma over Decatur, Kentwood and Kent-Meridian.

Blue Origin scores another space-race feat with launch, soft landing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:32

If these “New Space” entrepreneurs are able to reliably recover and reuse rockets, the cost of spaceflight could dramatically decrease, a key step toward realizing their dreams of democratizing space.

Cleveland Cavaliers fire coach David Blatt

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:28

Second-year coach David Blatt, who guided the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2015 and had them sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings this season, was fired by general manager David Griffin.

Metro boys basketball: Top-ranked Garfield rolls past Eastside Catholic

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:26

Jashaun Agosto scored 19 points and Jaylen Nowell added 13 to lead top-ranked Garfield to an 84-47 victory over Eastside Catholic in a Metro League game Friday night.

Friday’s prep boys basketball results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:25

Cascade's Isaiah Gotell and Monroe's Trenton Newhouse both broke school records with their performances on the court.

Prep running back from California commits to Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:21

Kamari Pleasant, a three-star athlete from Etiwanda, Calif., announced his verbal commitment to the Huskies on Friday morning, three days after he backed off his commitment to Arizona State.

Secretary of state spokesman under fire over comment to Seattle Times reporter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:19

Secretary of State Kim Wyman has punished the staff member and personally apologized for the remarks, according to a statement.

Friday’s prep girls basketball results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:11

Bellevue surpassed 100 points on Friday night, with all nine of their players scoring at least six points in the victory over Sammamish.

Arizona State women improve to 7-0 in Pac-12 basketball

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:55

Elisha Davis scored 16 points and had five steals and Sophie Brunner added 15 points and seven of the Sun Devils’ 17 steals to help No. 8 Arizona State beat rival Arizona 61-49.

My car-prowlers’ tale: homelessness, addiction, crackdown, compassion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:38

What ended up happening to the homeless car-campers who ripped me off is a microcosm of the challenges facing Seattle right now.

KingCo 3A/2A girls basketball: Taylor Krause’s second-half barrage sparks Mercer Island to win over Juanita

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:17

The 5-foot-10 Taylor Krause stepped out of character and splashed in six three-pointers in the second half to finish with 25 points as the Islanders repelled visiting Juanita 70-54 in a KingCo 3A/2A game on Friday night.

Oscars academy votes to diversify membership

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:15

Stung by criticism of its all-white Oscar nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it would overhaul its structure to increase diversity.

Roger Federer wins his 300th Grand Slam tournament singles match

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:13

Roger Federer of Switzerland became the first man to win 300 singles matches at Grand Slam tennis tournaments when he beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Australian Open.

No. 1 Jordan Spieth, No. 3 Rory McIlroy fade in Abu Dhabi Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:05

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and other big names slid off the leaderboard at the weather-affected Abu Dhabi Championship, leaving American amateur Bryson DeChambeau to chase clubhouse leader Andy Sullivan of England in the second round.

4 dead after shootings in northern Saskatchewan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:05

TORONTO (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a high school and a second location in an aboriginal community in northern Saskatchewan, leaving four dead and at least two injured, officials said. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said from Davos, Switzerland that a suspect was in custody. Trudeau initially said five died in the shootings Friday, […]