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Man convicted of killing judge in 1974 seeks DNA testing

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 04:51

Ricky Anthony Young is asking for tests that were not available when he was convicted of pipe-bombing a Franklin County judge 40 years ago.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Cary Williams inactive vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 04:11

Cornerback Cary Williams is among the inactive players for the Seattle Seahawks against the PIttsburgh Steelers while Bruce Irvin is active.

Seahawks Game Center: Live coverage as Seattle hosts Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 04:00

The 5-5 Seahawks are being tested against the 6-4 Steelers in Sunday's matinee at CenturyLink Field. Follow our live updates, analysis and commentary.

Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 03:50

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions. Besides a winter storm that will bring freezing rain and snow to the central Plains Sunday night and into Monday, weather across much […]

Citizens United: Voters aren’t mindless

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 03:01

It is disappointing that a former judge endorses a constitutional amendment to gut the First Amendment [“Time to stop special-interest money dominating elections; I-735 would give us all a voice,” Opinion, Nov. 23] Guest columnist Jim Street argues that “special interest money” — Americans banding together and pooling their resources to distribute political speech — […]

WSP investigate freeway pedestrian fatality

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 02:46

A passenger in a truck trying to retrieve a box that had fallen onto roadway was struck and killed by another vehicle on I-5.

Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 01:43

PARIS (AP) — This time, it’s a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save. The last time that the nations of the world struck a binding agreement to fight global warming was 1997, in Kyoto, Japan. As leaders gather for a conference in Paris on Monday to try to do more, […]

Images, analysis released of Cleveland officer shooting boy

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:19

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio on Saturday released a frame-by-frame analysis of the surveillance camera footage first made public a year ago that shows a white Cleveland police officer fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun. The additional images taken from surveillance video at a recreation center where Tamir Rice […]

Syrian opposition: Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:19

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes struck the town of Ariha, killing at least 18 […]

Colleges trying to find ways to deal with racial incidents

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators. At the University of Oklahoma, damage over a racist chant that was caught on video was kept […]

Hike vs ride: Debate heats up over next Adirondack land buy

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:18

NORTH HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — As New York state prepares to purchase a trio of connected gem-like ponds reflecting the highest peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, environmental groups are pressing for the waters and surrounding boreal forest to be added to the adjacent High Peaks Wilderness to create a motor-free preserve larger than Rocky Mountain […]

Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:18

PARIS (AP) — Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development. Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande will announce the new initiative […]

Obama: US leadership helping global fight on climate change

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments. Obama was joining more than 150 leaders for the opening […]

In DC, public housing tenants forced out, then homes flipped

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rapidly gentrifying nation’s capital, real estate investors aren’t the only ones flipping houses for profit. The city’s public housing authority is getting in on the action — moving aging tenants out of homes where they’ve lived for decades, renovating them and selling them to wealthy buyers. The renovations, at a […]

North-central fishing options heating up in Lake Chelan and Roses Lake

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:08

Here is the north-central fishing report by Anton Jones, owner of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service in Manson: We have made it through our first big cold snap of the winter and now we are getting our first significant snow fall, but our early winter pattern of trolling the Barrens and the Trench for […]

Sunday Best: Lupita Nyong’o in sleek Jason Wu

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 23:00

Actress Lupita Nyong’o wears a sleek Jason Wu dress.

The Week Ahead: Swedish food, Odesza, and holiday music

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 23:00

The week of Nov. 29 brings holiday events and performances, from street caroling to Sammamish Symphony performance.

‘A Salute to Downton Abbey’ airs 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, on KCTS

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 23:00

TV best bets for Sunday, Nov. 29: “The Librarians,” 8 p.m. on TNT and “2015 Soul Train Awards,” 8 p.m. on BET.

Your guide to the big holiday blockbuster movies of 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 23:00

The holidays always bring a plethora of cinema — 2015 takes us back to the future with a Western by Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee’s recast of Greek tragedy in Chicago, and the return of original “Star Wars” actors.

‘Rogue Lawyer’ takes top fiction sales spot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 23:00

“Fallout 4: Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide” zooms to hardcover nonfiction roost.