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The Latest: Search halted for survivors on collided planes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:30

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local): 10:26 a.m. Authorities have called off the search for possible survivors of a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles. The Coast Guard announced Saturday morning that […]

Authorities suspend search for survivors of midair collision near Los Angeles port

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:25

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities suspend search for survivors of midair collision near Los Angeles port.

Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:24

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former players. Fantasy football under siege. Poor officiating. Ugly football. Most Read StoriesCleared after stabbing, former UW student wants his life backDriver arrested after […]

Fed court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:06

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some blueberry growers in Walla Walla County have admitted in federal court that they systematically violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of three years. That includes failing to pay the minimum wage and overtime in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 growing seasons. The U.S. Department of Labor […]

Spokane police chief to retire in March

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:02

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The acting chief of the Spokane Police Department has announced his retirement, and will be replaced by former U.S. Attorney Jim McDevitt. Interim Chief Rick Dobrow said Friday that he will retire effective March 1. Mayor David Condon says Dobrow will be temporarily replaced by McDevitt, who will be the troubled […]

Washington puts a price on closing oldest Colstrip units

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:00

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Shutting down and cleaning up the two oldest units at the Colstrip power plant in southeast Montana would cost $130 million to $200 million, according to the Washington utility that owns most of the plant. Puget Sound Energy, which owns half of Colstrip Units 1 and 2, says the two coal-fired […]

‘While the City Slept’ excerpts: Madness and murder in a broken system

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:00

One night in 2009 in the South Park neighborhood, a man on a psychological descent invaded the home of Jennifer Hopper and Teresa Butz. Over 90 minutes, Isaiah Kalebu assaulted them, fatally stabbing Butz. Hopper escaped to the street, where neighbors helped. A new book reveals missed opportunities that might have prevented the tragedy.

Jim Bridger: The man, the myth, the legend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:00

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — For a 19th century mountain man, Jim Bridger has been getting a lot of attention these days. Depicted in the Oscar-nominated film “The Revenant,” directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and based on the book by Michael Punke, a teenage Bridger plays a naive trapper immersed in a world of ruthless men […]

Fish worth the freeze on Oregon’s Lake Billy Chinook

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:00

LAKE BILLY CHINOOK, Ore. (AP) — After a month of looking at weather forecasts, postponing, rescheduling and stalling, we finally made a plan to fish the reservoir in mid-January. Snowstorms and rainstorms kept coming and going, and the forecasts changed frequently. For some outdoors pursuits, inclement weather is no big deal: a snowstorm can only […]

Von Miller, 2 other Broncos fined by NFL for AFC title game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:52

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Denver Broncos Von Miller, T.J. Ward and Shiloh Keo have been fined $23,152 each by the NFL for actions in their victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game. Miller, a linebacker, was docked for unsportsmanlike conduct, likely for a celebration after one of his 2 1/2 sacks […]

Ex-‘Survivor’ contestant charged with possessing child porn

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:27

CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities have charged a former “Survivor” contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme. Michael Skupin was arraigned Friday in Oakland County on a dozen felony charges, including child porn possession, larceny by conversion and racketeering. His bond was set at $350,000. It wasn’t clear if Skupin has an […]

Two first aid at sea courses offered this month in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:19

The Washington Sea Grant and Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal are co-sponsoring a Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea course for commercial fishermen and recreational boaters 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 26 at the Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle. Topics include cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), patient assessment, hypothermia, cold-water survival, near-drowning, shock, trauma, […]

Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson named Oxford fellows

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:14

LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have got new roles: Visiting fellows at Oxford University. The actors are among 11 non-academics to have accepted appointments at Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall. Visiting fellows are normally appointed for three years, and are encouraged to visit, dine, debate or perform at the college. Alan Rusbridger, the […]

Chai’s death: She was happy at new zoo

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:12

As someone who has long loved the Woodland Park Zoo elephants, I would like to share my thoughts [“Pang of guilt in Seattle over Chai’s death,” Opinion, Feb. 6]. The Woodland Park Zoo sent its elephants to another zoo to provide social interaction. We only had two elephants left at the zoo, which meant that […]

Leicester stuns Man City to stretch EPL lead, Spurs go 2nd

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:12

LONDON (AP) — With a 3-1 win at Manchester City, Leicester showed why it really could be lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in May. From 5,000-1 outsiders for the title in August, Leicester became the 7/4 favorites with several British bookmakers on Saturday after going five points clear at the top. […]

Somali official: Bomb blew hole in passenger jet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:02

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali official says that a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday. Ali Jama Jangali, Somalia’s transport minister, said at a press conference Saturday that investigators concluded that a bomb caused the […]

Austrian police: 5 skiers killed in ‘massive’ avalanche

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:57

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Austria say five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after being buried in a ‘massive’ Alpine avalanche. Tirol police spokesman Helmut Schuetz said Saturday that two people were also injured after the avalanche struck the Wattener Lizum region, 30 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Innsbruck. Schuetz says a […]

Philadelphia taxi driver shot in arm during robbery attempt

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:55

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia taxi driver has been shot in the arm during an overnight robbery attempt in his cab. Police say two men and one woman flagged down the Get A Cab taxi just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday in front of a gas station and asked to be taken to a […]

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:44

MADRID (AP) — An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday. The Emergency Coordination and Information Center for the regional government of Valencia said the explosion occurred at around 11 a.m. Saturday at a fuel production plant in Algemesi, 33 kilometers (21 […]

Directors Guild Awards offer a peek behind the camera

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the annual Directors Guild of America Awards can herald the eventual Oscar winners in the best director and picture categories, Saturday’s ceremony also offers a telling look at who’s working behind the camera in Hollywood amid the industry’s ongoing discussion about diversity. Women comprise about 28 percent of nominees for […]