Seattle Times Headlines

Shaq, Iverson finalists, Yao could join them in Hall of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:29

TORONTO (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Young Shaquille didn’t even know who they were. Now he’s on the verge of joining them in basketball immortality. “He told me this day would […]

Ask U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene a question

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:24

The Congresswoman will be at The Seattle Times to meet with the editorial board on Feb. 17.

Texas OKs licensing path for immigrant detention centers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:23

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two of the nation’s largest federal immigrant family detention centers can soon apply for residential child care licenses in Texas. The rule announced Friday by a state agency was temporarily blocked in November by a state judge who said the agency had improperly fast-tracked changes that would create a path for […]

Slalom queen Shiffrin ready for upcoming return to racing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:57

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The slalom queen is back and raring to go after a frustrating two months out with injury. Mikaela Shiffrin even admits to feeling “jittery” as she prepares to throw herself back into World Cup racing on Monday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland — her first race since tearing a ligament in her right […]

Ferguson mayor: City told DOJ agreement no sure thing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:55

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson’s mayor says city leaders warned U.S. Department of Justice negotiators last month that they couldn’t guarantee approval of a plan to address the agency’s scathing review of Ferguson’s courts and police. The Justice Department sued the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, a day after its City Council approved a revised settlement […]

Angle mulls US Senate bid; testing waters for money, support

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:50

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she’s trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans’ hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s soon-to-be-vacant seat. The tea party darling won the Republican nomination in a divisive […]

Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:50

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama’s legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republicans, meanwhile, crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump’s long shadow. Hillary Clinton stepped up her hammering of rival Bernie […]

Concert postponements for Barry Manilow after surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:47

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Manilow has been forced to postpone two concerts following a rough week of oral surgery. Manilow had surgery twice earlier this week, and still managed to make a concert in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday. But after that, he was brought back to Los Angeles for surgery Friday when complications developed. […]

AP Source: Bosh out of NBA All-Star Game due to calf injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:43

TORONTO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says that Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat will miss Sunday’s All-Star Game with a calf injury, and has been replaced on the Eastern Conference roster by Atlanta’s Al Horford. That also means Bosh will not take part in the 3-point contest on Saturday. The […]

Deutsche Bank and Wynn Resorts rise, Pandora tumbles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:41

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Deutsche Bank AG, up $1.87 to $17.38 The bank offered to buy back more than $5 billion in bonds in a display of financial strength. Most Read StoriesFemale tiger killed by […]

Fraternity says 5 chapters acknowledged hearing racist chant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:40

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The fraternity connected to a racist chant that surfaced at the University of Oklahoma last spring says members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years. Sigma Alpha Epsilon spokesman Brandon Weghorst said Friday that the Evanston, Illinois-based fraternity would not release the names of the […]

Bencic beats Pavlyuchenkova to make St. Petersburg semifinal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:39

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Top-seeded Belinda Bencic won a late-night battle with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to take the final spot in the semifinals at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. Over the course of a two-and-a-half-hour match which concluded after midnight, the Swiss world No. 11 ground down her fifth-seeded Russian opponent to win 6-7 (4), […]

Woman’s throat cut in South Lake Union assault

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:37

A woman was taken to the hospital after her throat was cut during an assault in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Seattle police have arrested a 62-year-old man on investigation of assault.

APNewsBreak: Feds open broad bias probe into Iowa athletics

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:56

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes, correspondence obtained by The Associated Press shows. The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education is looking into gender bias allegations […]

Florida man gets prison for defrauding investors of $3.3M

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:53

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say a Florida man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for defrauding over 70 investors of $3.3 million. U.S. Attorney Robert Capers announced Friday that 54-year-old Cecil Speight, of West Palm Beach, had been sentenced late Wednesday. Speight had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit […]

Emergency sentencing for court gunman’s widow

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:42

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has hastily ordered the emergency sentencing of the ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse. According to online court records, the judge was to sentence 69-year-old Lenore Matusiewicz on Friday afternoon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Attorneys said in […]

Q&A: Shatner boldly goes into Nimoy friendship in new memoir

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The walls and shelves inside William Shatner’s office are covered with the kinds of memorabilia you’d expect from someone who’s served for over 50 years as a pop-culture icon. There are framed awards, art pieces, posters for Montreal sports teams and covers of his past books. Shatner’s latest memoir, “Leonard: My […]

Black Democrats question Sanders’ commitment to Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:39

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders’ push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama’s legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation’s first black president. Clinton sought solidarity with Obama at every turn during Thursday’s debate in Milwaukee, referring […]

Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine’s Day massacre

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:33

CHICAGO (AP) — Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine’s Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago’s most infamous gangland killing. The reports were recently unearthed with inquest transcripts from a warehouse after eight decades, and the Cook County medical examiner’s office is now considering how […]

Brazil minister says no doubt Zika connected to microcephaly

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:24

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s health minister said Friday that authorities were “absolutely sure” that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to investigate the surge of cases that set off international alarms. Marcelo Castro made the remarks during an interview with The Associated Press […]