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New grant will help community colleges share their best ideas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:15

Washington's community college system has received a $500,000 grant to help faculty and staff share ideas about how to improve completion rates.

Safe found in debris of mansion once owned by Pablo Escobar

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:14

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A locked safe has been found in the debris of a Miami Beach mansion once owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Demolition began last week on the waterfront property now owned by Chicken Kitchen founder Christian de Berdouare. On Monday, excavators found the metal safe as they knocked down […]

US Sen. Claire McCaskill to serve on jury in Missouri trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:04

ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri will be spending the next few days on a St. Louis County jury hearing a civil case. McCaskill, a Democrat, posted several messages on Twitter throughout the day Monday as she waited to find out if she would be selected for the jury. The senator, […]

Simple, healthy salmon recipes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:03

Recipes for Salmon Tabbouleh and Slow-Roasted Salmon with Citrus and Dill.

Czech, Slovak PMs want ‘Plan B; to protect EU on migrants

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:26

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Czech and Slovak prime ministers say the European Union needs a ‘Plan B’ in case Greece can’t manage the influx of migrants through its territory. Bohuslav Sobotka and Robert Fico say to protect the European visa-free Schengen travel zone in that case, the 28-nation bloc should take necessary measures on […]

DuPont reports 4Q loss, steps up cost cuts ahead of Dow deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:22

DOVER, Del. (AP) — DuPont Co., pursuing merger with Dow Chemical, tipped to a fourth-quarter loss as volumes declined and the strong dollar weighed on results. The company is ratcheting up spending cuts ahead of the deal, announcing it expects about $730 million in cost reductions by the end of the year. It’s laying off […]

Investigation underway after authorities fatally shoot man

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:21

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — An investigation is underway in Alabama after a Clanton police officer and a Chilton County deputy shot and killed a man. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation announced the probe Monday, two days after the fatal shooting of Michael Lamar Robinson at a home in Chilton County. Chilton […]

AIG selling broker-dealer segment, cutting expenses

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:19

NEW YORK (AP) — Insurer AIG is selling its broker-dealer segment, starting an initial public offering for its mortgage-insurance division and slashing expenses after coming under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn. Icahn has been pushing AIG to break itself into three separate companies. American International Group Inc. said Tuesday that it will sell AIG […]

Woman stranded in car buried in snow for 3 days rescued

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:13

ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a woman has been rescued after being stranded inside a car buried in snow for three days. WJLA ( ) reports that officials say the unidentified woman was rescued Monday near Accokeek. She had been trapped inside the car since Friday. Major Luis Gurri says the vehicle […]

New Orleans police: Officer shot in Lower 9th Ward

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:11

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a law enforcement officer has been shot and is being treated at a hospital. Police spokeswoman Hilal Williams says the officer was shot in the Lower 9th Ward section of the city. The neighborhood saw some of the most devastation in the city from Hurricane Katrina in […]

Thai leader says 2017 polls can be held without new charter

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:55

BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of Thailand’s military government says the country will hold elections as planned in 2017, even if a proposed constitution is rejected beforehand in a national referendum. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who heads the junta that took power after an army coup in May 2014, vowed Tuesday to hold the polls […]

Lockheed Martin separating unit, combining it with Leidos

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:48

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Lockheed Martin is separating its information systems and global solutions unit, combining it with the engineering company Leidos so that it can focus on its remaining aerospace and defense business. The division has about $5 billion in sales and more than 16,000 employees globally. Lockheed Martin Corp. will receive a special […]

The Latest: Perry joins Cruz on the campaign trail in Iowa.

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:43

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments from the 2016 race for president, one week out from the Iowa caucuses. All times local. 7:40 a.m. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is joining fellow Texan Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign in Iowa. Perry is scheduled to make seven stops with Cruz in central Iowa on Tuesday, […]

Lizard found in kindergartner’s salad becomes new class pet

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:36

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student’s salad after being refrigerated for days. Riverside Elementary School science teacher Mark Eastburn tells ( ) the 3-inch green anole lizard was found in a bundle of tatsoi greens last […]

Convicted ex-NY state Senate leader seeks new trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:30

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges. They were convicted of bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges on Dec. 11. Prosecutors said the Long Island Republican used his influence to arrange payments and […]

P&G tops 2Q profit forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:23

CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $3.21 billion. The Cincinnati-based company said it had profit of $1.12 per share. Earnings, adjusted to account for discontinued operations, were $1.04 per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment […]

Johnson & Johnson beats 4Q profit forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:20

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.22 billion. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of $1.15 per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs and amortization costs, were $1.44 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 […]

Walmart, beverage-makers announce water donations for Flint

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:04

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Walmart and several global beverage-makers have pledged to deliver about 175 truckloads of bottled water to Flint as the Michigan city deals with a public health emergency caused by lead-tainted water. The retail giant, along with Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle, announced Tuesday the collective donation will include up to 6.5 million […]

Czech airline to buy 16 Boeing 737 Max jets

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:00

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech airline Travel Service says it has signed deals to buy 16 new Boeing 737 MAX jets. Spokeswoman Vladimira Dufkova said Tuesday the contracts were signed earlier in January and the jets will be delivered in 2018-2021. Financial details were not given. Including recently signed deals, Travel Service, which operates both regular […]

Protests escalate against Greek pension reform

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:58

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — State hospital workers have scuffled with police outside the finance ministry as protests across Greece escalate against sweeping pension reforms proposed by the government. The scuffles occurred Tuesday as farmers continued to sporadically block highways, mostly in northern Greece, and a growing number of professional associations called strikes. Prime Minister Alexis […]