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‘Mall of Entertainment’ planned for Albertville

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:19

ALBERTVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Sony Pictures and a Minnesota development group plan to build a Hollywood-themed indoor family entertainment center in Albertville. Developers call the $115 million project the “mall of entertainment” that will include a Marriott hotel and a large water park. The amusement park will include activities based on Sony’s movie characters and […]

Court upholds conviction of man who cited jury tampering

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:16

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld a robbery conviction against a man who called for a mistrial because his mother told a juror outside court that a police officer had lied on the stand. Justices issued a 7-0 ruling on Tuesday affirming the conviction against Orlando Berrios Jr., saying the state […]

Tech Spotlight: Socedo culls Twitter, helps businesses with cold calls

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:13

Socedo develops software that crawls Twitter and other online public forums to identify potential business clients or customers for the user.

‘Bordeaux Bandit’ held in Rhode Island on warrant

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:12

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The man who authorities dubbed the “Bordeaux Bandit” for allegedly stealing expensive bottles of wine around the Northeast is being held in Rhode Island on an unrelated charge. Scott Deluca, of Cohoes, New York, was scheduled to appear Tuesday in Providence Superior Court as a bail violator. He wasn’t brought into […]

Bellevue police detective will take fresh look at cold cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:09

A Bellevue police detective will take a fresh look at several unsolved homicides and missing person cases, including the 2011 disappearance of Sky Metalwala

Lawmakers move toward getting subpoenas in prison-release probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:09

A state Senate committee has taken a step toward getting the subpoena power GOP lawmakers say is needed to investigate the mistaken early release of up to 3,200 prisoners since 2002.

2016: What’s new in Great Britain and Ireland

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:05

Among the reasons to visit Great Britain and Ireland this year: A new wing at the Tate Modern, a new tower in Brighton, and a Dublin anniversary.

Cavaliers staggered by blowout loss to champion Warriors

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:05

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s locker room finally opened nearly 25 minutes after a seismic loss to the NBA champions. David Blatt turned right and headed down the hallway. “Coach on the move,” a security officer said into his walkie-talkie. Blatt stopped in a side room to field questions. He didn’t have all the answers. Most […]

Flint mayor seeking help from Washington over water crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:00

DETROIT (AP) — The mayor of Flint, Michigan, is in Washington hoping to meet with President Barack Obama’s administration about the city’s water crisis. Mayor Karen Weaver joined Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on a conference call Tuesday. She says Obama “needs to hear first-hand what’s going on in Flint.” Corrosive water from the Flint River […]

Aurora lane closures, Day 1: Morning commute wasn’t too bad

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 01:57

The first commute during what will be a weekslong construction project on Aurora Avenue North went pretty well. Will the rest of the week go as smoothly?

US attorney general ‘appalled’ at Ohio officer’s slaying

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 01:19

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she is “appalled and deeply saddened” by the killing of an Ohio policeman by a man who’s accused of targeting an officer. In a statement Tuesday, the nation’s top enforcement officer expressed sadness at the death of Danville Officer Thomas Cottrell Sunday night, as well […]

Pakistan offers to host Saudi-Iran reconciliation talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 01:17

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister offered Tuesday to host talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia aimed at resolving disputes between the Middle Eastern rivals. Nawaz Sharif met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, a day after meeting Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Riyadh. After his meeting with Rouhani, Sharif told reporters that Iran had […]

NY man goes on trial in chain-reaction crash that killed cop

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 01:12

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York prosecutors contend a man’s drunken driving set off a sequence of crashes that resulted in the death of a police officer who was killed by another driver’s SUV maneuvering through wreckage on the Long Island Expressway. Nassau County prosecutors gave opening statements Tuesday at the trial of James Ryan. […]

Soon you’ll be able to drive faster in parts of Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 01:09

Drivers in some areas of central and eastern Oregon will be allowed to travel at higher speeds under a new law set to take effect in March.

Looking ahead with John Legend: Grammys, Gosling and a baby

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 01:05

NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend is his own worst enemy at next month’s Grammy Awards. The singer is nominated twice for best rap/sung collaboration for his Oscar-winning hit “Glory” alongside Common and “One Man Can Change the World,” a collaboration with Kanye West and Big Sean. “It’s kind of hard … I don’t know […]

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 01:02

App Store Official Charts for the week ending Jan. 17, 2016: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB Most Read StoriesSeahawks next season: same goal, and maybe a different look?Russell Wilson saves Seahawks humiliation, but not seasonPanthers 31, Seahawks 24: What national media are saying Reaction to […]

Berklee, Boston Conservatory agree to unite as single school

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:52

BOSTON (AP) — The Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory have agreed to merge into one school focusing on music, dance and theater. The schools announced on Tuesday that their governing bodies had unanimously agreed to the deal, six months after they began exploring a merger. The neighboring schools have started an accreditation […]

6 dogs run into highway lanes following California car chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:48

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California Highway Patrol officers chased down six dogs that jumped from a Mercedes into highway lanes following a car chase. CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos says officers pulled up behind the Mercedes, which was parked on the shoulder of State Route 91 in Orange County Monday night. The female driver took […]

Officials: Twin toddlers, grandparents killed in house fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:42

CHILLUM, Md. (AP) — Two-year-old twins and their grandparents are dead after a fire broke out in their Maryland home early Tuesday, fire officials said. At a news conference, Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor said the grandparents died at the scene and the twins were taken to a hospital, where they died. He […]

Parties, badges and snipers: An informal guide to Davos

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:36

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Davos seems made to host the world elite. The town of 10,000 people is tucked away in a picturesque Swiss ski resort that takes hours to reach by train — unless you have a helicopter or private jet. At an altitude of 1,500 meters (5,000 feet), it’s physically above much of […]