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The Latest: Honda Civic is 2-time winner for car of the year

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 20:32

DETROIT (AP) — The latest developments from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. 7:20 The Honda Civic has captured the award for car of the year for a second time. The Civic beat out the Chevy Malibu and the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The Civic won previously in 2006. The Volvo XC90 was named […]

Police: NY-bound flight diverts to Canada due to passenger

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 20:30

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland (AP) — A 35-year-old Israeli man is facing charges after an Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna to New York had to divert to St. John’s, Newfoundland. The man faces several charges, including causing a disturbance and uttering threats. Police say they were called to the St. John’s International Airport after the plane […]

CNN reports American detained by North Korean government

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 20:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government of North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen on suspicion of spying, CNN reported Monday. It said a man identified as Kim Dong Chul was being held by the Pyongyang government and that authorities had accused him of engaging in spying and stealing state secrets. In an interview with a […]

APNewsBreak: Ringling circus elephants to retire in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 20:14

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May. The circus’s parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that all of the iconic elephants will be permanently retired […]

China’s Xi reorganizes military headquarters structure

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 20:06

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered a reorganization of the military headquarters’ structure on Monday in a sign of his firm control over the 2.3 million-member armed forces. Xi ordered the elimination of the four headquarters responsible for staff, politics, logistics and armaments and their replacement with 15 new agencies under the direct […]

From film to videos, Bowie’s most memorable visual works

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 20:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Bowie’s legend was as intrinsically tied to his aesthetic as it was to his genius as a musician. His striking looks and unique charisma made Bowie a natural fit for his own music videos and film, where he always lent an eccentric flair in both starring roles and cameos. Here […]

American action hero Steven Seagal gets Serbian citizenship

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 19:57

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has granted citizenship to American action hero Steven Seagal. The decision, announced in the official state gazette, came after the veteran actor and producer made two recent visits to Serbia, praising its populist leadership and saying he feels like a Serb. During one visit, Seagal was offered to train Serbian […]

Jury selection set in fatal 2014 Bourbon Street gunfight

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 19:50

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin in New Orleans for the only person arrested following a 2014 gunfight on Bourbon Street that left a bystander dead and nine others hurt. Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in the case of Trung Le (Lee), who was captured a few days after […]

Seattle Seahawks 3-point underdogs Sunday against Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 19:47

The Carolina Panthers have been installed as three-point favorites against the Seattle Seahawks in the early Las Vegas line for Sunday's divisional playoff game in Charlotte.

Parents get son’s letter from Iraq almost 11 years later

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 19:25

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia couple was surprised after receiving a letter their son sent almost 11 years ago while serving in Iraq. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1K8fSVV) reports David Craig got the letter last week from his son Lynn Craig, who returned safely from Iraq in September 2005. The missing letter, dated March 14, […]

Tributes for iconic singer David Bowie

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 19:17

LONDON (AP) — Tributes have poured in for singer David Bowie, who died Sunday aged 69. Politicians, entertainers, actors and astronauts have expressed their sadness about his passing. Here is a look at some of the reactions: Bowie’s son, director Duncan Jones, posted a picture of his smiling father on Twitter: “Very sorry and sad […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 19:07

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ICONIC SINGER DAVID BOWIE DIES FROM CANCER He turned 69 on Friday, the same day he released a new album called “Blackstar.” 2. MEXICO BEGINS EXTRADITION PROCEEDINGS AGAINST DRUG LORD Most Read StoriesSeahawks Game Center: Complete postgame […]

EU: Belgium gave illegal tax breaks totaling $760 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 19:05

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has ordered Belgium to recover some $760 million in illegal tax breaks from 35 multinationals in the latest move to fight sweet deals many member states have offered to some of the world’s biggest companies. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Mondady that the tax advantage given only to […]

Kim’s nuke test proves gift of sorts for S. Korean president

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 19:04

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s nuclear test has provoked global outrage, a push for sanctions, even fear. But Kim Jong Un’s decision to conduct it has also handed a gift of sorts to his rival in the South. In an instant, Wednesday’s explosion shifted the focus on the presidency of Park Geun-hye, who […]

US, Philippines to discuss concerns over new Chinese islands

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 18:53

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An official says Philippine and U.S. foreign and defense chiefs will discuss new security concerns arising from China’s completion of artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said the Philippines will ask the United States to continue patrols to ensure freedom of navigation […]

David Bowie, unpredictable rock superstar, dead at 69

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 18:44

NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie made clear, in a way that was exhilarating and sometimes frightening, what every rock star since Elvis Presley and Little Richard had been telling us all along — that anything was possible. With his unpredictable range of styles, his melding of European jadedness with American rhythms and his ever […]

Astronaut Peake pays tribute to ‘Starman’ Bowie from space

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 18:38

LONDON (AP) — Here he is, sitting in a tin can, far above the world — and saying goodbye to David Bowie. Messages of condolence for the late rock star flowed in Monday from around the world — and from space, where British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted from the International Space Station. “Saddened to hear […]

Pope calls for bold, creative response to global migration

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 18:36

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for a bold and creative strategy to deal with global migration, insisting that Europe has the means to absorb refugees without sacrificing its security or culture. In a speech Monday to the Holy See’s diplomatic corps, Francis lamented the distinction made by the international community between refugees […]

LA’s NFL fans have unified hope, divided loyalties

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 18:19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFL has never been closer to ending its 21-year absence from the city that staged the first Super Bowl and supported several teams in several leagues through several decades of professional football. Those teams all once played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which could see the sport back on […]

Playboy Mansion for sale but Hugh Hefner wants to stay put

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 18:19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Playboy Mansion is up for sale but longtime resident Hugh Heffner wants to stay put. Playboy Enterprise announced the West Los Angeles estate, the backdrop of many film shoots and wild parties, was listed on Monday for $200 million. The 5-acre property features 29 rooms, a game house, home theater, […]