Seattle Times Headlines

Trump, Cruz assert their standing atop Republican field

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 16:54

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz firmly asserted their standing atop the GOP race in Thursday night’s debate, overshadowing a crowded field of rivals still grappling for a way to overtake the fiery front-runners. The debate underscored that the competition between Trump and Cruz will be rough-and-tumble in […]

Trump-Cruz rivalry intensifies in rollicking GOP debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 16:43

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The rivalry between the Republican Party’s two leading candidates for president intensified in Thursday’s debate, which featured the most rollicking action to date. Yet rising tensions between billionaire businessman Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz left little space for any of the other candidates to make an impression. With […]

Tokyo 2020 stadium architect says his design not plagiarized

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 16:42

TOKYO (AP) — Kengo Kuma, the architect of Japan’s new 2020 Olympics stadium, refuted allegations by British-Iraqi designer Zaha Hadid that his design borrowed from blueprints she made and which organizers dropped last year. “In the design, I would like to say there are no similarities at all,” Kuma told reporters when asked Friday about […]

Trial begins for former Thai PM accused of mismanagement

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 16:25

BANGKOK (AP) — Testimony has begun at the trial of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who faces up to 10 years in prison on charges of mismanaging a rice subsidy program. Her prosecution under the military government is widely seen as a political effort, an attempt to cripple the political machine founded by her […]

In south Indian temple town, plastics become taboo

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 16:14

PATHANAMTHITTA, India (AP) — Millions of Hindu men trudge the steep, three-hour climb to a hilltop temple to worship a celibate god every year. They bathe away their sins in the Pamba River. And these days, they leave less of a trace thanks to new rules aimed at getting rid of plastic trash. Local officials […]

Towns acclimates to new league, new life in Minnesota

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 16:06

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Karl-Anthony Towns heads out in the Twin Cities, he drives a vehicle with big, red rims on it. He also likes to wear a bright orange winter coat. The No. 1 overall pick isn’t much for keeping a low profile and, truth be told, there’s not much of a way for […]

Quotations in the News

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 16:03

“No place on earth could have handled that more beautifully, more humanely than New York. That was a very insulting statement that Ted made.” — Donald Trump, referencing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks after Ted Cruz renewed his criticism of “New York values,” a coded questioning of Trump’s conservatism. ___ “I was just joking, I […]

Fremont lets you get your quirk on

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 16:00

Fremont has long been a haven for arts and counterculture. Its commercial center is chock full of unique shops, studios and restaurants, bars and small concert venues, antique malls and specialty cafes.

China’s Haier buying GE appliance unit for $5.4 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:54

BEIJING (AP) — Haier Group, the world’s biggest appliance maker, is buying General Electric Co.’s appliance business for $5.4 billion to expand its global presence. The acquisition announced Friday comes as Haier tries to shed its image as a low-cost brand and move into premium market segments. GE is shifting emphasis from traditional businesses to […]

Singh tries to find his old head and his old form

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

HONOLULU (AP) — To look at his scorecard, it would appear Vijay Singh relied heavily on his putter in the first round of the Sony Open. He made birdie putts from 50 feet, 30 feet and two from 20 feet. To listen to the big Fijian, his opening round had more to do with a […]

Injury, comeback force reboot on Manning story line

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

DENVER (AP) — No one ever really rooted for Peyton Manning to fail, but boy, did some folks like to point out his flaws. Take the Super Bowl, for example. It wasn’t that he couldn’t win the big one, but that he didn’t win enough of them. Yet in the span of a few short […]

AP PHOTOS: Jakarta tries to get back to normal after attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:47

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A day after attackers detonated bombs and engaged in gunbattles with police in the central part of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta tried to get itself back on track. Associated Press photographers Dita Alangkara, Tatan Syuflana and Achmad Ibrahim fanned out Friday morning to document this attempt at recovering normal routine after a […]

Chinese appliance maker Haier Group to buy GE’s appliance unit for $5.4 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:46

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese appliance maker Haier Group to buy GE’s appliance unit for $5.4 billion.

NHL begins domestic violence and sexual assault training

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:26

The NHL has joined other professional leagues in mandating domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment training for all of its players. The program, developed by the NHL and NHL Players’ Association, involves all 30 teams going through hour-long educational sessions with outside professionals. It began last week, and teams will complete the seminar over […]

Israel’s Arabs face backlash after Tel Aviv shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:24

ARARA, Israel (AP) — Israel’s brittle relationship with its Arab minority is under strain after a deadly Tel Aviv shooting rampage this month by an Arab man from the north of the country. The New Year’s Day attack deepened Jewish suspicion of the Arab community, which is suspected of divided loyalties, and has drawn attention […]

Air Force colonel in Colorado charged with rape, assault

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:19

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Military prosecutors have charged an Air Force colonel in Colorado with rape, assault and adultery, according to court documents. Col. Eugene Caughey, currently assigned to Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, was charged with misconduct dating back to 2013. Caughey is accused of raping a woman at […]

Merging US, Japan work cultures a challenge for Beam Suntory

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:16

TOKYO (AP) — The head of Japanese whisky maker Suntory says merging Japanese and American work cultures remains a major challenge in his company’s acquisition of the maker of Jim Beam bourbon. Takeshi Niinami, the president of Suntory Holdings Ltd., said Friday that integration is not easy because of differing career aspirations and compensation systems […]

Rene Angelil, Celine Dion’s husband, dies near Las Vegas

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:12

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rene Angelil was a former singer-turned-manager when he received an audiotape of a 12-year-old singer from her mother. “At that time I had been in the business for 20 years,” Angelil recalled in a 1991 interview with The Associated Press. “In those 20 years, I had never heard or had a […]

Djokovic, Williams prepared for Australian Open defenses

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

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is in the kind of form that has rivals no less than Rafael Nadal describing it as being close to perfection. Serena Williams has been injured, has hardly played since the U.S. Open and had to withdraw from her only tune-up event ahead of the Australian Open. The preparations […]

AP Exclusive: Kin of Malaysian hostage retrieve remains

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

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The grieving wife and siblings of a Malaysian hostage who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf extremists in the southern Philippines have retrieved his remains in Manila. Bernard Then was kidnapped with a compatriot, Thien Nyuk Fun, by the Abu Sayyaf in May in Malaysia’s Sabah state and taken by boat to […]