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Silver calls All-Star weekend in Toronto ‘a homecoming’

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 2 min ago

TORONTO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has opened All-Star weekend by paying homage to the league’s history in Toronto. Silver spoke Friday morning at the NBA All-Star Technology Summit, and began his remarks by reminding attendees that the league’s enormous success globally stems in part from what happened in Toronto on Nov. 1, 1946 […]

Kanye’s lyrics about Taylor Swift ignite new controversy

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 2 min ago

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Kanye West’s new album, “The Life Of Pablo,” has ignited a new controversy between the rapper and pop superstar Taylor Swift. West debuted his album at the Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday. The album included a song called, “Famous,” in which he […]

Photos of the Day: Feb. 12, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 12 min ago

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Union: Staff cuts, conditions led to California jail escape

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 24 min ago

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A deputies union has sued the Orange County Sheriff’s Department alleging that staff reductions and unsafe conditions helped lead to the brazen escape of three inmates from a jail in California. The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs filed the lawsuit ahead of anticipated changes at Central Men’s jail following […]

Moscow court rejects opposition leader’s suit against Putin

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 25 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Friday refused to consider suit filed by a prominent Russian opposition figure, who accused President Vladimir Putin of breaking the nation’s anti-corruption law. The papers were filed by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who accused Putin of failing to declare a conflict of interest regarding a low-interest, $1.75 billion […]

Huskies links: Changes likely coming to targeting rule

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 25 min ago

Under a proposed change from the NCAA's rules committee, replay officials would have more authority to reverse targeting calls made on the field.

Authorities at Phoenix-area high school amid shooting report

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 54 min ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Numerous police and fire units descended on a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, and local media are reporting there has been a shooting on campus. Police didn’t immediately respond to requests for information on what was going on at Independence High School. A Glendale Union High School District […]

Authorities at Phoenix-area high school amid shooting report

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 54 min ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Numerous police and fire units descended on a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, and local media are reporting there has been a shooting on campus. Police didn’t immediately respond to requests for information on what was going on at Independence High School. A Glendale Union High School District […]

Restaurant owner charged in fire that killed immigrants

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 56 min ago

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials have charged a suburban Detroit restaurant owner and his wife with harboring immigrants who were in the U.S. without legal permission after five of his employees died in a house fire. Police, immigration officials and the U.S. attorney’s office said Friday that 55-year-old Roger Tam and 48-year-old Ada Lei […]

Restaurant owner charged in fire that killed immigrants

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 56 min ago

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials have charged a suburban Detroit restaurant owner and his wife with harboring immigrants who were in the U.S. without legal permission after five of his employees died in a house fire. Police, immigration officials and the U.S. attorney’s office said Friday that 55-year-old Roger Tam and 48-year-old Ada Lei […]

Morocco allows Ikea to open after Sahara diplomatic flap

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 55 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Moroccan authorities have given furniture giant Ikea the green light to open its first store in the North African kingdom after months of uncertainty. The store was due to open near Casablanca in September, but received a last-minute notice saying the company lacked the proper certificate of conformity. The Moroccan government then […]

Morocco allows Ikea to open after Sahara diplomatic flap

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 55 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Moroccan authorities have given furniture giant Ikea the green light to open its first store in the North African kingdom after months of uncertainty. The store was due to open near Casablanca in September, but received a last-minute notice saying the company lacked the proper certificate of conformity. The Moroccan government then […]

Iran rules “decadent” Valentine’s Day celebrations a crime

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 2 min ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine’s Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime. Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting “decadent Western culture through Valentine’s Day rituals.” Police informed Tehran’s coffee and ice cream shops trade union to […]

Iran rules “decadent” Valentine’s Day celebrations a crime

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 2 min ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine’s Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime. Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting “decadent Western culture through Valentine’s Day rituals.” Police informed Tehran’s coffee and ice cream shops trade union to […]

Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 4 min ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through parts of West Virginia and Virginia in response to federal concerns about the national gas pipeline’s initial path through sensitive national forest areas. The alternate released Friday by Dominion Resources Inc. would reduce by one-third the pipeline’s […]

Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 4 min ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through parts of West Virginia and Virginia in response to federal concerns about the national gas pipeline’s initial path through sensitive national forest areas. The alternate released Friday by Dominion Resources Inc. would reduce by one-third the pipeline’s […]

Picture this: The Met will feature exhibit on crime photos

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 5 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Picture this: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is turning to crime. An upcoming exhibition is called “Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play.” The museum says it will explore the “multifaceted intersection between photography and crime.” The images range from the 19th century to the present. They include photos taken by Alexander […]

Picture this: The Met will feature exhibit on crime photos

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 5 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Picture this: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is turning to crime. An upcoming exhibition is called “Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play.” The museum says it will explore the “multifaceted intersection between photography and crime.” The images range from the 19th century to the present. They include photos taken by Alexander […]

Irish singer Hozier’s single goes to fight domestic abuse

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 5 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Hozier is giving his latest single to charity. “Cherry Wine” — which features in a live version on his self-titled debut record — is described by the 25-year-old Irish singer as “a love song written from the perspective of someone who is in an abusive relationship.” So Hozier and his record labels […]

Irish singer Hozier’s single goes to fight domestic abuse

Seattle Times Headlines - 11 hours 5 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Hozier is giving his latest single to charity. “Cherry Wine” — which features in a live version on his self-titled debut record — is described by the 25-year-old Irish singer as “a love song written from the perspective of someone who is in an abusive relationship.” So Hozier and his record labels […]