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FBI meeting on Oregon wildlife refuge takeover ends abruptly

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:57

A Friday meeting between Ammon Bundy and FBI agents lasted only a few minutes and did not appear to make progress toward ending the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Tim Eyman, Ammon Bundy and other taxing thoughts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:41

Is there a partnership in the making?

Seattle Boat Show kicks off next weekend at two locales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:35

The Seattle Boat Show drops anchor Jan. 29 to Feb.?6 at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union in downtown Seattle. “We’ve done a good job of getting people in the doors to our show, and we’re filled to capacity with 400-plus exhibitors,” said George Harris, the president and CEO of the Northwest Marine Trade Association in Seattle.

The Latest: 3rd-seeded Muguruza out of Australian Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:32

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Third-seeded Garbine Muguruza has become the latest casualty in the women’s draw at Melbourne Park, beaten by Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-2 in the day’s first match on Rod Laver Arena. Muguruza misfired frequently on her groundstrokes, finishing with […]

15 countries in arrears to UN including Venezuela lose vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:30

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly that 15 countries including oil producer Venezuela are in arrears in paying their annual contribution to the U.N. regular budget, which means they can’t vote in the 193-member world body unless there are exceptional circumstances. Ban’s letter dated Monday and circulated Friday also […]

As NFLPA Collegiate Bowl dawns, NFL draft analyst evaluates WSU Cougars’ Destiny Vaeao and Dom Williams

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:21

On Saturday, former WSU Cougars receiver Dom Williams and defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao will put their talents on display at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Los Angeles

It’s difficult to get on board with optimism surrounding Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:11

It should be the perfect time to catch a raging spring dose of Mariners fever. Just one problem: The more I look at the roster, the more nagging questions and festering doubts I have.

George Zimmerman divorce finalized; keeps truck, family dog

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:09

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman is officially divorced. The Orlando Sentinel ( reports that a Seminole County judge signed the divorce order Tuesday, ending his marriage to Shellie Zimmerman. Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce in September 2013, two months after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Later in […]

Weekend Watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:01

We're hopping all over Western Europe in this weekend's edition of the Watch.

Save Saint Edward State Park from hotel developer

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:01

What will our grandchildren say when we tell them we sold the heart of Saint Edward State Park to a private developer for a hotel in the old seminary building?

Cate Blanchett promotes Oscar-nominated ‘Carol’ in Japan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:51

TOKYO (AP) — Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett brought her latest film, the 1950s lesbian romance “Carol,” to Tokyo. The movie, which has been a critical smash since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May last year, is up for six Academy Awards, including best actress for Blanchett and best supporting actress for […]

California man pleads not guilty to lying about Syria trip

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:44

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi-born man living in California has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge that he lied to investigators about traveling to Syria two years ago to fight against the government there. Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab faces up to eight years in prison if he’s convicted. Prosecutors and defense attorney Ben […]

Running back the Seattle Sounders offseason in five key dates

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:24

If you went into MLS hibernation the moment FC Dallas' decisive penalty kick knocked Seattle out of the playoffs, catch up with five important dates that summarize what you've missed.

3 charged in San Francisco public corruption case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:21

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco city commissioner and two other people accepted $20,000 from an undercover FBI agent in exchange for political access and preferential treatment in the awarding of city contracts, prosecutors said Friday. District Attorney George Gascon said his office charged former city commissioner Nazly Mohajer, former city employee Zula […]

‘Hana’s Suitcase’ packs a powerful tale of the Holocaust

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:20

Seattle Children’s Theatre is staging “Hana’s Suitcase,” the true story of a Tokyo museum coordinator whose detective work reunited a man in Canada with an artifact belonging to his sister, who perished in the Holocaust.

Travel poll: Buy food on the plane or bring a meal aboard?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:16

This week’s Travel Poll follows you to your plane seat in coach to ask about your eating habits. When you fly, are you satisfied to pop for $8 or $10 for the airline meal? Maybe you prefer to pick up something from the airport food court, prompting covetous glances from your seatmate who settled for […]

Who needs environmental protections?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:16

Imagine a governor of a large state deciding to cut costs and appointing a staff of bureaucrats who change the water supply for 100,000 people to save money but don’t bother to have it treated properly for contaminants. For more than a year, the people drink dangerous water without knowing it. When doctors start seeing […]

The Seattle Fund For The Needy still accepting donations

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:15

Donations are still being accepted to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy, which closes its 2015-2016 campaign next week.

How to diagnose, fix slow Internet connection

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:11

Patrick Marshall answers readers’ questions about personal technology.