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Roger Federer wins his 300th Grand Slam tournament singles match

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:13

Roger Federer of Switzerland became the first man to win 300 singles matches at Grand Slam tennis tournaments when he beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Australian Open.

No. 1 Jordan Spieth, No. 3 Rory McIlroy fade in Abu Dhabi Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:05

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and other big names slid off the leaderboard at the weather-affected Abu Dhabi Championship, leaving American amateur Bryson DeChambeau to chase clubhouse leader Andy Sullivan of England in the second round.

4 dead after shootings in northern Saskatchewan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:05

TORONTO (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a high school and a second location in an aboriginal community in northern Saskatchewan, leaving four dead and at least two injured, officials said. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said from Davos, Switzerland that a suspect was in custody. Trudeau initially said five died in the shootings Friday, […]

Health officials probe tie between Zika, paralyzing syndrome

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:05

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare and sometimes life-threatening nerve condition that can cause paralysis and leave victims on life-support. The Zika virus has already been tentatively linked to a rash of microcephaly, a birth defect […]

The Rev. Alfred John Hulscher, former St. Martin’s High principal, dies at age 82

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:02

The Rev. Alfred John Hulscher held several positions at the now-defunct Saint Martin’s High School, including chaplain, student counselor, librarian and principal.

AP source: Yo! Cespedes, Mets reach $75 million, 3-year deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:00

NEW YORK (AP) — Slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is returning to the New York Mets. How long he stays, he’ll decide. A person familiar with the deal says the star free agent and the National League champions agreed Friday night to a three-year contract for $75 million. The 30-year-old Cespedes can opt out of the […]

Interactive exhibit at Pacific Science Center lets you do the math

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:48

Math Moves! a traveling interactive exhibit that attempts to take the intimidation out of math, opens Saturday at the Pacific Science Center.

With Kerr back, NBA reviewing who will coach West All-Stars

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:33

NEW YORK (AP) — With Steve Kerr back on the Golden State bench, the NBA is trying to determine who will coach the Western Conference All-Stars. Kerr returned from back surgery Friday, but is ineligible to coach in the All-Star Game after doing so last year. The league is deciding if Warriors assistant Luke Walton […]

Q&A: Clearing a path through storm facts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:30

Just like the snow, questions pile up about monster storms.

As dozens of migrants drown, European leaders talk border protection

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:20

Despite the dangerous winter weather, nearly 37,000 migrants are reported to have arrived in Greece and Italy by sea and land this month.

Oil stranded by pipeline break could be trucked out

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:16

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight months ago a ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, fouling beaches near Santa Barbara with crude and spreading goo as far as 100 miles away. The beaches reopened last summer, but the fallout is continuing. Santa Barbara County planners are expected to decide […]

Skull found at LA-area spiritual shop prompts investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:15

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have found one human skull and eight containers with potentially more at a Los Angeles-area shop that sells spiritual items. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Katz says deputies responded to the Compton business Friday after a woman complained of animal cruelty. When investigators arrived, Katz says they found a […]

Armed group plans event to renounce federal land policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:13

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The leader of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon plans to have a ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal ownership of public land and tear up their federal grazing contracts. On Friday, Ammon Bundy met briefly with a federal agent as authorities attempt to resolve the […]

Federal agency calls for research into Alaska seabird deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:54

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal laboratory that assesses disease in wildlife is calling for more research into the deaths of thousands of common murres and other seabirds off Alaska’s coast. The National Wildlife Health Center, part of the U.S. Geological Survey, on Friday issued a wildlife bulletin on emaciated common murres found dead over […]

VA allowing dying paratrooper to spend last days with wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:49

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Veterans Administration is allowing a 92-year-old World War II veteran who is dying of cancer to spend his last days with his wife in a Colorado nursing home that is not approved by the agency, but his family says he is probably too close to death to move. Elmer Melchi […]

Defensive end Jared Allen unhappy Carolina Panthers sitting him out of NFC Championship Game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:40

Coach Ron Rivera said it was a tough decision, but one he made with the team’s best interest in mind. Allen was not pleased. “Not happy, plain and simple. I’m ready to rock,” Allen said. “Coach’s decision, gotta live with it.”

Gov. Brown rejects parole of 73-year-old Manson follower

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:27

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole for a third time Friday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea. He was not involved in […]

Cuba, US officials hold talks on Internet and telecoms

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:24

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban officials say they have held two days of talks with their U.S. counterparts about telecommunications and the Internet. A Foreign Ministry statement says the two sides exchanged views on using the Internet for “economic and social development.” The Ministry said Friday that Cuban officials also raised complaints about the U.S. Embargo’s […]

Sierra Club sues to stop The Edge’s Malibu mansions project

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:22

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sierra Club is suing the California Coastal Commission in an effort to halt approval of U2 guitarist The Edge’s plans to build five mansions on a Malibu ridge. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1lDUYb1 ) reports the action filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court says the commission didn’t properly evaluate […]

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:00

A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Jan. 22.