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Sheriff: Ohio police officer found dead behind village municipal building; suspect in custody

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 19:15

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff: Ohio police officer found dead behind village municipal building; suspect in custody.

Philippine plane warned by ‘Chinese navy’ in disputed sea

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

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say they received two intimidating radio warnings from people who identified themselves being from the Chinese navy when they flew a Cessna plane close to a Chinese-constructed island in the South China Sea. Eric Apolonio said the incident happened Jan. 7 when he and other personnel of the Civil […]

2 Iranian poets, facing lashings and prison, escape country

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 18:52

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Iranian poets who face lashings and prison sentences have fled Iran, one of the writers said Monday, a rare escape for local artists and activists ensnared in an ongoing crackdown on expression in the country. Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Mousavi’s freedom came as world powers lifted sanctions on […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 18:42

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CLINTON, SANDERS ENGAGE IN FIERCE DEBATE The confrontation underscores their tightening primary race as the Iowa caucuses draw near. 2. WHICH U.S. DETAINEES IN IRAN ARE HEADED HOME Most Read StoriesSeahawks Game Center: Complete playoff postgame coverage […]

French president declares economic emergency

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

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande pledged Monday to redefine France’s business model and declared what he called “a state of economic and social emergency,” unveiling a 2-billion-euro ($2.2 billion) plan to revive hiring and catch up with a fast-moving world economy. The measures he proposed, however, are relatively modest, and he said they […]

Afghan official: Delayed elections set for Oct. 15

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 18:31

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says parliamentary and district council elections, originally scheduled to be held last June, will be held on Oct. 15 this year. Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani, head of the Independent Election Commission said the much-delayed date conforms with Afghan law. The current parliament was extended beyond its five-year term by […]

Taxis in Budapest block traffic, demand ban on Uber

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 17:53

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Over 100 taxis are blocking traffic in downtown Budapest, demanding a ban on Uber and other ride-hailing apps. The yellow vehicles from several taxi companies are blocking most lanes of a key intersection in the Hungarian capital near St. Stephen’s Basilica, causing traffic delays. Taxi drivers said they would go later […]

Seahawks’ grades/snap counts from Pro Football Focus: High marks for Jermaine Kearse, Brandon Mebane, struggles for some others

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 17:50

High marks for Jermaine Kearse, Brandon Mebane and Garry Gilliam from Pro Football Focus but lower grades for others from Pro Football Focus following Sunday's divisional playoff loss at Carolina.

Daimler’s truck business to return to Iran as sanctions lift

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 17:50

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG says its truck business is returning to Iran as Berlin and Tehran look at restoring economic ties after a landmark deal to curb Iran’s nuclear activities led to the lifting of sanctions. Stuttgart-based Daimler announced Monday that it had signed letters of intent with local partners Iran Khodro Diesel […]

Pakistani PM on trip to mediate Saudi-Iran tensions

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 17:22

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif have flown to Riyadh to try and mediate the ongoing dispute between archrivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. Pakistani state television showed footage Monday of the two men boarding a plane for Riyadh. Sharif, the prime minister, is scheduled to meet with […]

Report: 4 injured in blast at Turkish school near Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 17:20

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says four people have been injured in an explosion at a school in the city of Kilis, near the border with Syria. The Anadolu Agency says ambulances took the injured from the Eyup Gokceimam middle school to the public hospital in Kilis. The mayor of Kilis, Hasan Kara, […]

Palestinian attacker stabs Israeli woman in West Bank

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 17:07

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials say a Palestinian attacker stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli woman in the West Bank before being shot. The military says the attacker entered the Tekoa settlement and stabbed the 30-year-old woman. He was then shot by the settlement’s head of security. Eli Bin, the head of Israel’s rescue service […]

Bomb kills 5 paramilitary soldiers in southwestern Pakistan

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 17:03

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says that a bomb blast has targeted Pakistani paramilitary, killing five soldiers and wounding three more in the southwestern city of Quetta. A local police official, Bangul Khan, says the Monday bombing occurred on the outskirts of Quetta city. He says early indications are that the blast came from […]

Confederate flag’s removal turns King Day into celebration

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:58

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. In South Carolina, civil rights leaders planned a march to their state capitol as in past years when their […]

Foreign jurists call for release of detained Chinese lawyers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:50

BEIJING (AP) — Twenty prominent lawyers and jurists from Europe, North America, Australia and Pakistan on Monday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to release a dozen Chinese lawyers and legal assistants held in detention in an open letter published in the British newspaper The Guardian. In the letter, the legal professionals, predominantly from Western countries, […]

Senate to consider stricter screening for Syrian refugees

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:50

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will consider rigorous new screening procedures for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking to enter the United States as national security looms large for voters in an election year. Propelled by the Islamic State group’s attacks in Paris, the GOP-backed legislation raced through the House last November with 289 votes. That […]

HEALTHBEAT: Complex issue of when to stop mammograms

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in between is the issue they’ll all eventually face: when to stop. “There’s a point at which everybody begins to scratch their head and say how much longer do you have to keep doing this?” […]

Tennis officials deny suppressing fixing alleged in reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:47

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennis authorities have denied suppressing evidence of match-fixing or overlooking suspected cases amid reports on the opening day of the Australian Open alleging widespread corruption at the top level of the sport. In the reports published before the tournament began Monday, the BBC and BuzzFeed News alleged that the Tennis Integrity […]

Another potential ‘First Guy’ on the 2016 trail: Meet Frank

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:46

MARION, Iowa (AP) — There’s another man out on the presidential campaign trail this year looking to become America’s first gentleman. While former President Bill Clinton tours the country on behalf of his wife, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, Frank Fiorina is hitting the road in Iowa and other early voting states for his wife Carly […]

Airstrike targets police facility in Yemen’s capital

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:46

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials in Yemen say at least 20 people have been killed or wounded in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting a building used by police in the capital, Sanaa. The officials, who are loyal to anti-government Shiite rebels known as the Houthis, say several people are believed to be […]