Seattle Times Headlines

Ranchers’ cause, not tactics, gains support in GOP circles

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

DENVER (AP) — Republicans are widely condemning an attempt by armed ranchers in Oregon to force the federal government to return western lands to local communities. But the GOP has grown more supportive of the ranchers’ goal, if not their tactics. Republican presidential candidates are increasingly arguing that the federal government owns too much of […]

Monday Memo

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

The business week ahead

Suspicious powder delays flights at Swedish airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:36

HELSINKI (AP) — Skavsta Airport in southeastern Sweden was partially evacuated Sunday and flights were delayed when security staff found what they believed was suspicious powder after a passenger had checked in luggage, airport officials said. The check-in area and baggage hall of the departure terminal were evacuated, delaying four flights by several hours while […]

Kapalua can be the start of great things to come

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:11

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The stars are back at Kapalua, and perhaps this is where the brightest will shine again. The Hyundai Tournament of Champions first moved to the Plantation Course on the western tip of Maui in 1999, and while the tournament was lacking in Sunday drama at times, it served as a harbinger […]

APNewsBreak: Government not ensuring pilot skills are sharp

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits, according to the Transportation Department’s internal watchdog. Most airline flying today is done through automated systems that pilots closely monitor. Pilots typically use manual […]

The Week Ahead: model railroads, Shemekia Copeland, and ‘The Revenant’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:00

The week of Jan. 10 brings music, film, festivals, new movies and TV shows.

The story behind your daily horoscope

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:00

A talk with horoscope column author Nancy Black, who carries on her mother’s well-known daily column for newspapers across the country — including The Seattle Times.

Sunday Best: Cate Blanchett

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:00

Blanchett wore a Hollywood-style gown at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

Rant about noisy drones piercing our peace and quiet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:00

Readers rant about drones in parks, stolen packages, porn at fitness club, stealing from church and hitting dogs; rave about returned packages, the Heimlich maneuver, officer giving warning instead of speeding ticket.

Book trends in 2016: Paper is popular, science fiction rises, long-form nonfiction dips

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:00

Are e-books out? Which will be the next big fantasy novel? Here are six book trends to look out for in 2016.

3 abysmal bus-riding behaviors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:00

The Yakker You’re standing on the bus in a puddle of water, gripping the metal bar, sweating in the scarf you forgot to loosen in your rush for transport. It seems like a good time to do a little zoning out. Nope. Loudy Louderson is about to launch into a cellphone conversation in a voice […]

Predicting Oscar: Our movie critics take a shot at reading the Academy’s mind

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:00

Oscar nominations will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 14. We took a look at the likely contenders in the six glamour categories — and a few worthies who, alas, have only the likelihood of that proverbial snowball in hell.

Cook your way to a healthier 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:00

Columnist Carrie Dennett suggests some local and online options for acquiring new cooking skills, and some cookbooks, too.

New crime fiction: adventure in China, a Seattle yoga mystery

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 22:00

Adam Woog rounds up new crime fiction, including books by Seattle author James Thayer, Tracy Weber and Martha Crites, as well as new work by veterans Benjamin Black, Håkan Nesser, Ian Rankin, Christopher Fowler and Mick Herron.

‘And Yet …’: one more round with Christopher Hitchens

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 22:00

“And Yet ...” a posthumously published essay collection by Christopher Hitchens, showcases the literary and analytical talents of a famously independent spirit.

‘Stuntwomen’: a risky business for film’s female daredevils

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 22:00

Molly Gregory’s “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story” chronicles the history of women who rode horses, crashed cars and performed other feats of derring-do in the service of action-packed movies.

‘Poem-a-Day’: a reader’s companion for each day of 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 22:00

“Poem-a-Day” features 365 poems, one for every day of the year. It’s a beautiful gift for someone to start off the New Year — maybe even yourself.

‘My Name is Lucy Barton’: a mother’s imperfect love

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 22:00

Elizabeth Strout’s new novel “My Name is Lucy Barton” vividly evokes the enduring power of the mother-daughter bond. Strout appears Wednesday Jan. 20 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

Italian police probe slaying of American woman in Florence

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 21:56

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Police have questioned the friends of an American found dead in her Florence apartment as Italy’s expat community is expressing hope that the case won’t turn into another Amanda Knox-style, headline-grabbing murder investigation. Police opened a murder investigation Saturday after 35-year-old Ashley Olsen of Summer Haven, Florida, was found dead, her […]

State of union in 2016: Strong job market, middling economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 21:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address on Tuesday night to a nation whose economy is far sturdier than it was when he took office in 2009. Yet as 2016 begins, the stout job market is accompanied by tepid economic growth and stubbornly flat wages. More broadly, two […]