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Police: Jay Cutler’s dead brother-in-law dealt with paranoia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:25

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police reports obtained by The Associated Press show the brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler was paranoid about being followed by gang members when he crashed his car in a remote part of Utah and wandered off to his death in frigid temperatures. Investigative reports say Michael Cavallari — the […]

Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:14

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers say the Army has agreed to pay $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who was fired after filing a sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor. Attorneys representing Luydmila Starkey filed a notice of dismissal of the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Jose, […]

Australian charged with sex attack on 2 backpackers on beach

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:12

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Police say two female backpackers from Europe have been savagely attacked on a remote Australian beach by a traveling companion they had met hours earlier. A 59-year-old Australian man was charged Wednesday with a string of offenses including attempted murder and unlawful sexual intercourse following the attack that left both women, […]

Tesla’s 4Q net loss doubles but shares up on outlook

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:11

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors posted its 11th straight quarterly loss Wednesday, and its results badly missed Wall Street’s forecasts. But the electric car maker’s shares soared anyway on news that its lower-priced Model 3 sedan is on schedule to be released next year. Tesla said it will unveil the much-anticipated $35,000 car on March […]

Whole Foods forecasts key sales figure could slip for year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:11

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods says its sales at established locations slipped in its fiscal first quarter and forecast the figure to be flat to down 2 percent for the year, as it works to keep prices down and fend off rivals. The Austin, Texas company noted that its comparable store sales have been […]

Next up for the GOP presidential candidates: South Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:10

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican presidential nominating has moved into the South, where seven states — Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas — will anchor the Super Tuesday primaries on March 1. But first comes South Carolina on Feb. 20. The GOP field headed Wednesday to the Palmetto State, and most will […]

New Hampshire: Proof Trump’s bravado is his best asset

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:09

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Donald Trump began his Republican presidential campaign by labeling Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals. He’s since profanely promised to bomb Islamic State fighters. He’s endorsed using torture on foreign prisoners. In his final rally before the New Hampshire primary, Trump repeated a supporter’s shouted insult of a rival, effectively calling […]

Accused Paltrow stalker discusses desire to marry actress

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:08

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow says he sent her dozens of messages in the hope she might want to marry him. Dante Soiu (Soy-YOU) testified Wednesday that he wanted his messages to show her unconditional love and friendship and that he had no animosity toward her after she […]

Slain teen’s father says he found out about her death on TV

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:32

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The father of a 13-year-old girl who police say was slain by a Virginia Tech student says he found out about his daughter’s death on TV. During an episode of “Dr. Phil” that aired Wednesday, David Lovell told host Phil McGraw that authorities forgot to tell him before they told reporters […]

AP NewsAlert

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:23

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — Sheriff: 2 deputies die from wounds after gunman opened fire in restaurant, near shopping center.

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:20

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ____ Feb. 9 The Dallas Morning News on the results of the New Hampshire primary: Most Read StoriesWith Marshawn Lynch retired, what will Seahawks do with money they save?Police: Ohio newborn appears to have died from dog biteSale of Weyerhaeuser’s Federal Way campus […]

Fire official dies in police shooting in Alaska town

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:18

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fire official in a northern Alaska town has died in a police-involved shooting. North Slope Borough officials say 36-year-old Vincent Nageak III died in the early Wednesday morning shooting in Barrow, 725 miles north of Anchorage. Borough spokesman John Boyle says in a news release that the police officer was […]

Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant indicted on drug charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:15

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been indicted on two felony drug charges. Bryant and former teammate De’Ante Saunders were arrested on Christmas following a traffic stop. Police say they found marijuana, prescription drugs and a loaded handgun in Saunders’ car. He also was cited for drunken driving. The Browns released him from […]

Amid boom in catch, debate rages over lobster license rules

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:09

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Members of the next generation of Maine lobster fishermen say they fear they will never get a license to fish for the valuable critters, but some longstanding lobstermen fear changing the rules could result in overfishing. A key Maine legislative panel held a public hearing on Wednesday on changes designed to […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:05

U.S. stocks delivered a mixed finish Wednesday after an early rally faded away. Traders were encouraged to hear Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen say that the central bank will be cautious about raising interest rates. On Wednesday: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 99.64 points, or 0.6 percent, to 15,914.74. The Standard & Poor’s 500 […]

For virtual reality pioneers, no rush to succeed in 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Palmer Luckey doesn’t just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day. The founder of Oculus told a group of developers working on VR content Wednesday that the immersive medium’s success should be measured by time— not necessarily money — spent on […]

But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans. So far, the campaign’s effort hasn’t worked. Less than half the voters in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary found Clinton to be honest and trustworthy, while about […]

Game thread: UW men tries to shoot down Utah and 7-foot center Jakob Poeltl

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:03

The Huskies begin what's billed as the toughest two-game road trip in the Pac-12 with Wednesday's visit to Utah where the Utes are 11-1. Washington plays at Colorado on Saturday. The Buffaloes are 12-2 at home.

Ex-NYC mayoral aide’s son posts bail in stabbing death case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 05:31

EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The son of a former aide to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife has been freed on bail on charges he fatally stabbed a teenager in New Jersey. An attorney for 19-year-old Khari Noerdlinger says he was released Saturday, two days after a judge had reduced his client’s bail from […]

Connecticut officers sued in stun gun death of Hispanic man

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 05:31

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges officers with a Connecticut police department used excessive and racially discriminatory force on a man that resulted in his death. Jose Maldonado’s brother says in the Feb. 2 lawsuit that East Hartford officers beat and shocked Maldonado with a stun gun for more than 20 seconds […]