Seattle Times Headlines

The 76ers only wish they could win as fast as the Warriors

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:06

Just five more wins, and the Warriors will catch the 76ers! Golden State’s record this season: 36-3. Philadelphia’s record since the start of the 2013-14 season: 41-163.

3rd man charged with murder in slaying of pastor’s wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:06

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a third man with murder in connection with the slaying of an Indianapolis pastor’s pregnant wife inside the couple’s house. Prosecutors on Thursday added two counts of murder against 24-year-old Diano Gordon of Indianapolis in connection with the shooting death of 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn during a break-in. Two other […]

Obama administration will announce halt on new coal leases

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:02

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will announce a moratorium Friday on any major new coal leases on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review of whether the fees charged to mining companies provide a fair return to American taxpayers and reflect coal’s impact on the environment. An administration official says companies will continue […]

Will easing the rules for backyard cottages help or hurt Seattle livability?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:01

Changing the owner-occupancy requirement for backyard cottages could create a loophole for developers to tear down houses and essentially build multifamily housing structures in single-family zones.

Bezos’s Blue Origin seeks tax incentives to build rocket engines here

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:00

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin space company seeks state tax incentives to manufacture its forthcoming BE-4 rocket engines here.

Titles from video-game franchises top sales rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:58

End-of-year figures show sales of physical goods in the game industry reached $13.13 billion.

In State of the Union address, Obama’s wisdom sets a path forward for Americans

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:57

Watch President Obama’s state of the union speech and decide for yourself if it was valuable or political hogwash.

California temporarily curbing water to spare vanishing fish

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:55

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saying current water conditions pose particular peril for the state’s tiny, disappearing Delta smelt, federal officials moved Thursday to temporarily reduce water deliveries for farmers and millions of other Californians. Especially muddy water from winter storms is among the factors that risk sweeping some of the world’s few remaining Delta smelt […]

Adversaries urge the union to rediscover civility

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:52

A rare State of the Union call to action reached Americans stereophonically Tuesday night, resonating through our parlor speakers and personal earbuds from the left and the right. It had nothing to do with the usual forgettable laundry lists of policies and programs. It was a searing warning call imploring us to move with urgency […]

Market researcher Hebert, wife file for bankruptcy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:48

Bellevue businessman Jim Hebert and his wife, former King County Councilwoman Cynthia Sullivan Hebert, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and so has the well-known market research firm he founded more than 30 years ago.

First Hill medical building fetches $199 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:44

The building, which covers a full city block on First Hill, sold for a record $884 per square foot.

Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson: Cam Newton deserves the NFL MVP award

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:41

Seattle QB Russell Wilson said he thinks Carolina QB Cam Newton deserves to be the NFL MVP this season.

Urban-growth boundary: It retains thriving businesses and a strong workforce

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:40

The Times is to be commended for addressing one of most important quality-of-life issues facing us today and into the future [“Reject change of King County’s urban-growth boundary,” Opinion, Jan. 3]. The Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council (GMVUAC) has been diligently working for nearly 40 years to “keep the rural area rural.” Since the […]

California terror suspect indicted on federal charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi-born man living in California has been indicted on a federal charge that he lied to investigators about traveling to Syria to fight against the government there. Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab was indicted in Sacramento on Thursday on one count of making a false statement involving international terrorism. He was […]

Loonie’s dive spurs U.S. imports of used cars to 13-year high

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:20

The U.S. imported almost 200,000 used vehicles from Canada in 2015, a 13-year high as the dive in the loonie spurred a cross-border rush for bargains.

Shortstop Alexei Ramirez agrees to 1-year deal with Padres

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:18

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Free agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez has agreed to terms of a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending passing a physical. The 34-year-old Ramirez had spent his entire eight-year career with the Chicago White Sox. Upgrading at shortstop was one of San Diego’s top offseason needs. Alexi Amarista made 78 […]

Emmert applauds student-athlete activism

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:18

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert applauded student-athlete campus activism and said Thursday he’s disappointed that member schools aren’t hiring more women and minorities as coaches. Emmert’s remarks came during his annual speech at the NCAA convention. He pressed member schools to keep improving academics, fairness and the health and safety of student […]

3 Baltimore officers charged in alleged assault on juvenile

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:15

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say three Baltimore police officers are facing criminal charges stemming from an alleged assault on a juvenile at a hospital last year. Police spokesman Lt. Jarron Jackson said the incident took place at Sinai Hospital on Jan. 14, 2015. He declined to elaborate on the allegations. Jackson’s brief statement Thursday said […]

Serena Williams, Sharapova in same quarter at Aussie Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:09

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Serena Williams and No. 5-ranked Maria Sharapova were drawn into the same section for the Australian Open on Friday, meaning last year’s finalists could meet in the quarterfinals. Six-time champion Williams has a tough draw starting in the opening round against Camila Giorgi of Italy, who finished 2015 at […]

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch again a full participant in practice Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:08

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was a full participant in practice again on Thursday, which would seem another strong indication he will be ready to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers in an NFC divisional playoff game.