Seattle Times Headlines

Sunday’s poll: Are you having trouble getting excited for the Super Bowl with the Seahawks not in it?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:47

Are you having trouble getting excited for the Super Bowl with the Seahawks not in it?

Seattle not in running to land NHL expansion team, commissioner says

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:41

“If someone (from Seattle) wanted to give us an application right now, we wouldn’t take it,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Saturday at his state-of-the-league news conference.

Let’s just hope that no one tries the Hack-a-Shaq

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:36

Shaquille O’Neal is going heavy metal. The ex-Lakers lunker is about to get his own bigger-than-life statue — making him the eighth to be so honored on Star Plaza outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Local pigeons, we hear, are already working on their drop-step.

UW’s Lorenzo Romar laments defensive miscues in 98-88 loss at USC

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:22

Romar said: 'I don’t know if we made very good decisions defensively down the stretch. If you make bad decisions on USC you’re going to pay for it.'

Report counts some 2,300 journalists killed in past 25 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:10

BRUSSELS (AP) — In the last quarter century, at least 2,297 journalists and media staff have been killed for doing nothing more than trying to inform the world on war, revolution, crime and corruption. And killers continue to act with impunity, the International Federation of Journalists announced in a new report. The annual total stood […]

UW’s Marquese Chriss ‘not happy’ after 98-88 loss at USC

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:07

Chriss on the defeat: 'I would have been happy if we could have won both games, but I’m not disappointed.'

Cam Newton’s play, Seahawks fans’ petitions and Jerry Dipoto’s methods: Times readers sound off

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:04

Backtalk: Letters to the The Seattle Times sports editor for this week.

What Republicans should really say

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:04

For a few decades, American and British conservatism marched in tandem. Thatcher was philosophically akin to Reagan. John Major was akin to George Bush. But now the two conservatisms have split. The divide is over what to do about the slow-motion devastation being felt by the less educated, the working class and the poor. Ted […]

Seattle’s homeless problem requires a regional response

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:04

Seattle spends nearly $50 million every year to address homelessness. Other cities in the region need to step up and help address a crisis that's getting worse.

Behind the bars: Mistaken release of inmates offers look at criminal justice policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:01

The glitch that allowed the early release of 3,200 prisoners is a unique opportunity to learn more about alternative approaches in corrections and re-entry into society.

D-backs send Anderson, Hill to Brewers for SS Segura, Wagner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:00

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded right-handed starter Chase Anderson and infielder Aaron Hill to the Milwaukee Brewers for shortstop Jean Segura and righty Tyler Wagner. The Brewers also got minor league shortstop Isan Diaz and cash in the deal announced Saturday. The 28-year-old Anderson was 6-6 with a 4.30 ERA in 27 […]

Plutocrats and prejudice

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 08:00

Every time you think that our political discourse can’t get any worse, it does. The Republican primary fight has devolved into a race to the bottom, achieving something you might have thought impossible: making George W. Bush look like a beacon of tolerance and statesmanship. But where is all the nastiness coming from? Well, there’s […]

Corps to finally close Mississippi River spillway on Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 07:55

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says it will soon close the final bays of a major spillway in south Louisiana that serves as a relief valve for the rain-swollen Mississippi River. WDSU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2008VNZ ) that the corps announced recently that the final bays of the Bonnet Carre Spillway are to […]

Chai: A life in captivity

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 07:26

Chai, the 37-year-old Asian elephant transferred from the Woodland Park Zoo to the Oklahoma City Zoo last May, was found dead Saturday morning.

UW men’s basketball can’t complete L.A. sweep, falls to USC 98-88

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:36

The Huskies, who recovered from a 22-point deficit during their win over USC earlier this month, fell into a 13-point hole in the second half on Saturday. Despite a late push in the final minutes, Washington was unable to recover and fell 98-88 to the Trojans.

This time, all the injured Denver Broncos will go, too

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:28

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ryan Clady and Jeff Heuerman didn’t even make it to training camp before getting injured during offseason workouts. They’re going to the Super Bowl with the rest of their teammates, though. The seven players on injured reserve will fly out with the team when the Denver Broncos leave for the Super […]

Phoenix City Council wants Satanists exorcised from meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:12

PHOENIX (AP) — Members of the Phoenix City Council are seeking a new rule to stop a satanic group from delivering the opening prayer at an upcoming meeting. KPNX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1RRPO9E) that City Manager Ed Zuercher said Friday night that a council meeting will weigh a proposal next week on changing how the city schedules […]

Donations pour in to help ex-cop buy his K9 police partner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:10

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A retired Ohio police officer wants to purchase his longtime K9 partner but the town says he’s going to have bid for him. Recently retired Marietta officer Matt Hickey wants to buy his partner, Ajax. He’s offered to buy the dog for $3,500 — Ajax’s estimated value. But the city says […]

Sanders transforms into contender, still pitches revolution

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:52

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ stump speech offers “radical” ideas and a voice rising in outrage as he describes the plight of a disappearing middle class, retirees scraping by on meager Social Security payments and recent college graduates struggling with debt. But the Vermont senator now also has the sheen of a contender. […]

Police: 3 officers on leave after shooting woman in chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:20

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Police say three officers are on administrative leave after they fired at a woman involved in a carjacking. According to police, a white woman and two black men stole a car Friday. Officers cornered the car in a parking lot several hours later. Police spokeswoman Michelle Guido said in an […]