Seattle Times Headlines

St. Louis police identify suspected robber killed by officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:26

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police identified the 52-year-old man killed by an officer after a reported fast-food restaurant robbery. Police on Monday named Crayton West was killed during what they said was a Sunday evening armed robbery at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. The 42-year-old officer has not been identified. West was shot […]

Milan designers look to the future and past

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:10

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers looked both to the future and the past to create contemporary looks for men next winter and fall. The fashion world continued its heartfelt tributes to David Bowie, celebrated as an icon in the music, art and fashion worlds alike, the remembrances touching in their understated persistence. Giorgio Armani opened […]

Mexican judge upholds sentence against US TV producer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:09

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican state court has denied an appeal and upheld a 12-year prison sentence for a former “Survivor” producer convicted of killing his wife on a 2010 Cancun beach vacation. State prosecutors in Quintana Roo said Monday that the state supreme court had upheld the sentence handed down against Bruce Beresford-Redman […]

Photos of the Day: Jan. 18, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:06

A sunset in India and more in Photos of the Day.

Watch: SpaceX rocket explodes during landing as support leg breaks on ocean barge

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling Pacific, breaking a support leg and toppling over. SpaceX announcers said the first stage of the Falcon 9 was not upright after reaching the 300-by-170 foot landing […]

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, who sang ‘Take It Easy,’ dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:55

Frey, who was 67 and had been battling multiple ailments, died Monday.

Orange County residents turn kitchen scraps to power source

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:52

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Residents in Orange County are learning how citrus peels, lawn clippings — even chicken bones — have a second life as a clean energy source. Six months ago, the sanitary district serving Costa Mesa started asking residents to separate kitchen scraps and yard waste so the materials could help make […]

Delaware man charged with 6th DUI after traffic stop

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:51

LAUREL, Del. (AP) — Police have charged a Delaware man with his sixth DUI after he was stopped for speeding. Officers said Monday that 51-year-old William Terry of Bridgeville was stopped Jan. 11 for allegedly driving 78 mph in a 55 mph zone. Laurel police Officer Christopher Story says Terry refused to submit to field […]

Lowe’s will drop joint-venture business in Australia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:38

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe’s says it’s getting out of a joint venture that runs more than 60 home-improvement stores in Australia. The chain says it has invested about $930 million in the venture and expects to take a non-cash charge against earnings in its fourth quarter, which ends Jan. 29. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. said […]

Brady: ‘I never imagined’ playing in 10 AFC title games

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:36

As a 24-year-old in 2001, his second NFL season, Tom Brady stepped in when Drew Bledsoe was injured and led the New England Patriots into the playoffs. When he arrived in Pittsburgh to play the Steelers in the AFC championship game, Brady couldn’t believe he was there. “Fifteen years later, to be a part of […]

Linda Perry says Lady Gaga songwriting credit is false

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:19

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter and record producer Linda Perry says Lady Gaga doesn’t deserve a songwriting credit for the Oscar-nominated song “Til it Happens to You,” from the college campus sexual assault documentary “The Hunting Ground.” Perry said in a series of tweets Monday that Lady Gaga only performed the song credited to Diane […]

Effort to curb overuse of antibiotics amid cold, flu seasons

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s cold season and the miserable trudge in seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or the cough has nagged for weeks. Despite years of warnings, doctors still overprescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that those drugs cannot help. Now doctors are getting new tips […]

Some familiar Seattle names shine at NYC Winter Jazzfest

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:55

A review of NYC Winter Jazzfest, which was a delight for Northwest fans this year: Jim Black, Briggan Krauss, Chris Speed, Andrew D’Angelo and Hilary Gardner were all Jazzfest performers, and all started their careers in Seattle.

Oregon St suspends Reid minimum 4 games for tripping ref

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:54

Oregon State has suspended Jarmal Reid at least four games for tripping a referee during Sunday night’s loss at Utah. Coach Wayne Tinkle announced the suspension on Monday. Reid also issued a statement apologizing for his actions. Tinkle said Reid’s conduct over the next two weeks will determine if additional discipline will be taken. Reid […]

Huskies’ Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 player of the week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:42

UW's Kelsey Plum continues to lead the nation in scoring with 27.3 points per game.

Biden thanks Swiss president for support on Iran

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:35

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has thanked Switzerland’s president for his country’s role in tense negotiations over the fate of Americans held in Iran. Switzerland helped secure the release over the weekend of four Americans whom Iran had detained for years. A Swiss aircraft flew some of them out of the country Sunday. […]

Ted Cruz says Donald Trump becoming ‘rattled’ by his gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:21

WASHINGTON, New Hampshire (AP) — Ted Cruz accused his Republican rival Donald Trump Monday of exhibiting inconsistent conservativism and said the billionaire investor is becoming “rattled” and “dismayed” by his gains. Both Cruz and Trump were campaigning Monday in New Hampshire, which holds the second contest in the country’s critical primary season. The war of […]

‘Ride Along 2? ends box office reign of ‘Force Awakens’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:05

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart and Ice Cube have ended the monthlong box-office reign of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Their “Ride Along 2″ topped the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in North America with an estimated $41.5 million over four days, according to studio estimates Monday. The Universal release took in $35.3 […]

Puerto Rico revises fiscal reform plan amid growing deficit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:04

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is revising a fiscal and economic reform plan to reflect a jump in the island’s projected deficit and steep drop in anticipated revenues, officials said Monday. The government said the deficit is now projected to grow from $14 billion to $16 billion over the next five years […]

Fire damages Kent school

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:03

A fire at a Kent elementary school was intentionally set, officials said, and caused damage to a classroom and common area of the building.