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World powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria’s civil war, allow humanitarian aid

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:39

The deal is scheduled to go into effect “in one week’s time,” Secretary of State John Kerry said, but humanitarian access to civilians besieged cities and towns will begin immediately.

Autopsy shows Missouri boy, 3, likely died of hypothermia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:39

IRONTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old Missouri boy who was found dead hours after he was reported missing likely died of hypothermia. The Iron County coroner’s office told The (Park Hills) Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1LjJroh ) that preliminary autopsy results show 3-year-old Titus Greyson Tackett died of hypothermia. The autopsy showed no signs of […]

Blue Nile sales fall, and so does the stock

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:37

The online diamond retailer’s shares plunged Thursday after the company reported lower fourth-quarter net sales that missed analyst estimates and offered lower guidance for growth than expected.

Why we’ll miss Marshawn Lynch’s quirks as well as his powerful Seahawks legacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:36

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rarely spoke publicly, but he emitted charisma and fierceness. We’re likely to miss all of that legacy more than we imagined.

Teen who killed family ordered to undergo more treatment in ruling that may allow release by 21

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:34

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Teen who killed family ordered to undergo more treatment in ruling that may allow release by 21.

State Department investigators subpoena Clinton foundation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:31

The full scope and status of the inquiry, conducted by the State Department’s inspector general, were not clear.

NFC West offseason report: Is Arizona poised to remain on top?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:24

Keeping quarterback Carson Palmer healthy and upright again will be vital to Arizona’s success.

NBA All-Star MVP voting to include use of player emojis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:22

TORONTO (AP) — Voting for the NBA All-Star Game MVP will include Twitter — using emojis. That’s right. Fans can vote for a black snake (Kobe Bryant), a king’s crown (LeBron James), or an eyebrow (Anthony Davis). The NBA announced Thursday that emojis had been created for all 24 players in Sunday’s game by using […]

Puppy’s collar likely caused Mississippi home’s explosion

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:18

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Blame the dog. That’s the conclusion fire investigators have reached regarding a gas explosion at a Mississippi home. Luckily no one was home at the time Wednesday, and the family’s four dogs were all safely removed, but the blast left part of the house in ruins. Gulfport Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt […]

Irish leaders hold 1st TV debate ahead of Feb. 26 election

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:42

DUBLIN (AP) — The leaders of Ireland’s four major parties have traded blows in the first live debate of the country’s Feb. 26 election campaign. Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s centrist Fine Gael party seeks to retain power alongside his coalition partner for the past five years, the left-wing Labour Party of Deputy Prime Minister Joan […]

Man arrested in decapitation of couple appears in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:42

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 20-year-old man arrested in the shooting and decapitation of his grandmother and her husband at an Oklahoma City home where the three lived has pleaded not guilty to two murder complaints. The Oklahoman newspaper reports (bit.ly/1SkeYhl) Quinton D. Laster appeared briefly Thursday via video hookup from jail. Laster was mostly […]

Couple charged with anti-fur campaign pleads to conspiracy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:36

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two anti-fur activists charged with waging a cross-country vandalism campaign have pleaded guilty to federal charges in San Diego. The San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1TVHNA9 ) says Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane each pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. He’s expected to receive a two-year prison […]

Police searching for man who attacked woman on Capitol Hill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:34

The man, believed to be in his 40s, apparently grabbed a woman and tried to get her into his truck as she walked home on Feb. 2.

Feds charge California man in 7-state immigration scam

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:33

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities are charging a Sacramento man with running a scam that promised U.S. citizenships to hundreds of immigrants across at least seven states in return for fees as high as $10,000. Helaman Hansen operated a Sacramento nonprofit called Americans Helping America Chamber of Commerce Agency. He was indicted Thursday for […]

NYC officer who shot unarmed man while patrolling dark stairwell is convicted of manslaughter

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:30

NEW YORK (AP) — NYC officer who shot unarmed man while patrolling dark stairwell is convicted of manslaughter .

The GOP created Donald Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:26

The betting markets now say that the most likely Republican nominee for president is a man who mocks women, insults Latinos, endorses war crimes like torture, denounces party icons and favors barring people from the United States based on their religion. He’s less a true-believer conservative than an opportunist, though, for he has supported single-payer […]

Use available tools to fight America’s opioid drug crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:16

Congress must support President Obama’s request for $1.1 billion more in next year’s budget to help abusers of prescription painkillers and heroin.

Alternate sites considered for embattled giant telescope

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:04

HONOLULU (AP) — A group building one of the world’s largest telescopes wants to start construction no later than April 2018— even if that means it will have to build the telescope somewhere other than Hawaii. Thirty Meter Telescope Executive Director Ed Stone says the project’s board of directors decided last week to start identifying […]

Juror can thank mom for being bounced from Carnation trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:00

A King County juror was excused Thursday following a video chat with his mom, who blurted out information the juror wasn’t supposed to know about the aggravated first-degree murder case against Michele Anderson.

GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:38

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two top Indiana Republicans said Thursday they were surprised U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young may have failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, and the GOP state Senate leader said if the allegation against the congressman is true it may be “one of the most colossal mistakes I’ve ever […]