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Buyer beware: Solar power may be missing key ingredient

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 00:12

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Want to cut reliance on your fossil-fuel-burning utility, but don’t have space for solar panels? Easy, the sales pitch goes, buy a share in the new “community solar array” being built on the outskirts of town. But experts and regulators say there’s a catch. Some of the biggest marketers of such […]

Why global woes and sinking stocks don’t mean US recession

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 00:10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s harrowing plunge in U.S. stocks — fueled by economic fears about China and plummeting oil prices — left investors anxious and alarmed. Some wondered if it signaled an approaching recession in the United States. The answer, most analysts say, is no. The American economy is expected to prove resilient and […]

China: Missing HK book publisher confesses to hit-and-run

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 00:10

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a Hong Kong book publisher whose disappearance sparked international interest voluntarily surrendered months ago to mainland authorities. Gui Minhai said in detention that he surrendered in October, 10 years after he fled China after killing a woman while driving drunk, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Gui’s […]

Outdoors is happening indoors at Washington Sportsmen’s Show on Jan. 27-31 in Puyallup

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 00:08

The Washington Sportsmen’s Show is Jan. 27-31 at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center, and offers a huge line-up of outdoor attractions and expert speakers with topics ranging from  fishing and hunting, and much more. The event offers more than 150 hours of free “how to” seminars, camp cooking demonstrations, NorthwestBig Game Animals, Head & […]

Build a better weather network? New York takes the dare

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:54

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is well on its way to building a uniquely extensive statewide weather network, 125 automated stations stretching from Lake Erie to the tip of Long Island. Fourteen stations are already transmitting temperature, pressure and other data every five minutes. When all are operating by the end of the year, […]

Pope visits Rome synagogue in sign of interfaith friendship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:37

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is making his first visit to a synagogue as pope, greeting Rome’s Jewish community in the city’s main synagogue in a show of interfaith friendship at a time of religiously-inspired violence around the globe. Francis began his visit Sunday by laying a wreath at a plaque outside the synagogue marking […]

In key Ohio county, Republicans show passion and division

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:25

CINCINNATI (AP) — A room full of Republicans gathered in a key county in pivotal Ohio was asked about the GOP presidential race. What followed over the next hour was spirited and at times rancorous: raised voices, arguments, groans and other signs of division. But there were also calls and pledges to put aside their […]

‘An American in Paris’ star Leslie Caron visits Broadway

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:24

NEW YORK (AP) — Leslie Caron carries a souvenir of making the classic 1951 film “An American in Paris” with her every day. The 84-year-old French beauty wears a ring she bought with her first paycheck from the Gene Kelly film. Back then, she was a shy teenage ballerina and the jewelry she picked made […]

US imposes new Iran sanctions for ballistic missile testing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:24

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Sunday imposed sanctions against 11 individuals and entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program as a result of Tehran’s firing of a medium-range ballistic missile, a new punishment one day after the Obama administration lifted economic penalties against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program. The missile program […]

Sweet’N Low to end Brooklyn production after nearly 60 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:08

NEW YORK (AP) — For almost 60 years, tiny pink packets of Sweet’N Low have flowed, millions upon millions, from Cumberland Packing Corp., the Brooklyn company where the sugar substitute was first created. But the family-owned company told workers just over a week ago that manufacturing and packing work would stop in Brooklyn over the […]

Man dies after taking part in French drug trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:08

PARIS (AP) — A man died in a French hospital Sunday after taking part in a drug trial for a painkiller based on a compound similar to cannabis, and five other participants remain hospitalized. The Rennes University Hospital announced the death in a statement, but didn’t identify the patient, who had already been in a […]

The Latest: Clinton, Sanders clash over guns ahead of debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s the latest on the U.S. presidential race ahead of the Democratic debate Sunday night and the Iowa caucuses Feb. 1. All times EST: ___ 9:30 a.m. Most Read StoriesMarshawn Lynch has arrived, but will Seahawks’ Beast Mode show up against Panthers?Seattle archdiocese posts list of 77 accused of child sex abuseThe […]

Attic apartments on the rise in fierce rental market

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:00

As the demand for apartments has increased since the Great Recession, economists say, more landlords are converting unused spaces such as attics and basements to accommodate tenants.

Sunday Best A weekly look at looks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:00

At the Golden Globes on Jan. 10, the red carpet saw a lot of white and navy, a lot of sparkle — and a few surprises.

The Latest: 2 people die, 4 children injured in Fla. tornado

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 22:45

DUETTE, Fla. (AP) — The latest developments in the tornadoes that struck communities in Florida south of Tampa Bay (all times local): ___ 9:20 a.m.: Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube says that two adults were killed and five people injured, including four children, when a tornado touched down in central Florida. Most Read StoriesMarshawn Lynch […]

Viewer’s Guide: Clinton, Sanders in last debate before Iowa

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 22:44

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Republicans running for president have filled their debates with plenty of drama and biting one-liners. It could be time for Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to do the same. Clinton, Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley were set to participate Sunday night in the final Democratic presidential debate […]

Iran welcomes sanctions’ end, but tough thaw ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 22:41

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The implementation of a historic nuclear deal with world powers is expected to pave the way for a new economic reality in Iran, now freed from harsh international sanctions. More than $30 billion in assets overseas will become immediately available to the Islamic Republic. Iran’s Central Bank Governor, Valiollah Seif, was […]

Iran welcomes sanctions’ end, but tough thaw ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 22:37

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The implementation of a historic nuclear deal with world powers is expected to pave the way for a new economic reality in Iran, now freed from harsh international sanctions. More than $30 billion in assets overseas will become immediately available to the Islamic Republic. Iran’s Central Bank Governor, Valiollah Seif, was […]

Maira Kalman’s ‘Beloved Dog’: a canine lover’s companion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 22:00

Illustrator and author Maira Kalman’s “Beloved Dog,” which celebrates dogs and owners both famous and mundane, is tailor-made for anyone who is “besotted by dogs.”

The architecture, minus the soul, of Buenos Aires

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 22:00

James Gardner’s new book, “Buenos Aires: The Biography of a City,” concentrates on the Argentine capital’s architecture but misses the spirit of the people of one of the world’s most alluring metropolises.