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Key events in the occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:35

Here is timeline of events in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon: — Jan. 2, 2016: A protest takes place in Burns, Oregon, amid mounting tension over prison sentences for two local ranchers. Dwight Hammond, 73, and his son Steven Hammond, 46, said they lit fires on federal land to reduce […]

The guide to the Sounders’ formation change

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:18

The Sounders are switching to the new formation to give forwards Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, Nelson Valdez and Jordan Morris enough playing time.

New Hampshire lessons: Clinton is vulnerable; Trump’s support is real

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:17

The New Hampshire primary results tell much about the electorate and about the challenges the presidential-nomination contenders are facing.

Pilots, astronauts help students see path to the stars

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:04

Aviation and space are part of the lifeblood of the Seattle area, and an event this past Saturday at the Museum of Flight was about changing the image of who can design, fly and manage those enterprises.

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:00

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Feb. 12-18, 2016.

FBI says it has surrounded last occupiers at Oregon refuge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:51

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday it has moved to contain the last few occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge who were part of a protest that began more than a month ago over federal land policy. In a statement, authorities said they placed agents at barricades both immediately ahead of and behind […]

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:43

Thursday NBA basketball TV Radio 5 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City TNT College basketball 2 p.m. Men, St. Francis, Pa. at Robert Morris ESPNU 4 p.m. Men, Florida St. at Syracuse ESPN 4 p.m. Men, Connecticut at Temple ESPN2 4 p.m. Men, VCU at Massachusetts ESPNU 4 p.m. Women, Syracuse at Virginia ROOT 6 […]

Cavs’ Kevin Love re-injures left shoulder against Lakers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:37

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder. Love, whose shoulder was dislocated in last year’s playoffs, left the floor in the final minute of the first half of Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Love turned toward Cleveland’s bench and said “it’s my shoulder” before heading […]

Panel OKs Northwest power plan focused on energy efficiency

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:32

A regional council Wednesday approved a new power plan for four Northwest states that will place a big emphasis on energy efficiency to meet new electrical demand.

FBI says it has surrounded last occupiers at Oregon refuge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:32

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The FBI says it has moved to contain the last few occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge. In a statement Wednesday evening, authorities said they placed agents at barricades both immediately ahead of and behind the area where the occupiers were camping. An acquaintance of occupier David Fry was livestreaming on […]

Women’s PGA Championship organizers pleased with ticket sales, volunteer sign-ups

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:31

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club is less than four months away, and tournament organizers say everything is going well, from tickets sales to volunteer sign-ups.

South Koreans begin shutting down factory park in North Korea, part of Seoul’s punishment for North Korean rocket launch

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:30

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans begin shutting down factory park in North Korea, part of Seoul’s punishment for North Korean rocket launch.

Former Storm star Jackson still hoping to play in Olympics

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:29

Former Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson will wait until March to make a final decision on whether to play in her fifth Olympics for Australia.

Florist-friendly marketplaces help local flower shops hang on

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:29

Florists say one of their biggest challenges is a behind-the-scenes margin fight that plays out every time a buyer goes online to arrange a flower delivery.

NFC West offseason report: Chip Kelly gets second chance, set to begin rebuilding 49ers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:27

As we continue our review of the Seahawks’ opponents in the NFC West, here’s a look at the 49ers entering the offseason.

USOC to hire infectious disease specialists for Zika

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:04

The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter Wednesday to all potential Olympians, acknowledging the growing concern over the virus and emphasizing that athletes’ well-being in Rio de Janeiro this summer is the federation’s highest […]

2 people killed in Tulare County small plane crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:04

SPRINGVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say two people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed near Springville in Tulare County. The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1Q8sMVP ) authorities say witnesses saw the aircraft on fire. But it’s not clear whether the plane was ablaze in the air, or whether it crashed or landed and began burning. […]

Bank executives lead surge of buying by insiders amid stock rout

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:01

The ratio of officers and directors of U.S. companies who have purchased their own stock in the last 30 days compared with those who sold is the most bullish in more than four years.

Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier ‘Comic Con’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:27

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley. The convergence will occur March 18-20 in San Jose, California, with the debut of Silicon […]

Don’t change transgender law protecting bathroom choice

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:24

Transgender people in Washington state should be able to use restroom facilities consistent with their gender identities.