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Official: I-75 reopens in Kentucky; drivers stranded for hours in storm; no injuries reported

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 22:12

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Official: I-75 reopens in Kentucky; drivers stranded for hours in storm; no injuries reported.

Rant & Rave: Amazing garbage truck drivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 22:00

Readers rave about garbage truck drivers, rant about I-405 toll lanes

Sanders attracting voters who seek more than protest vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 21:58

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders is attracting Americans who are in search of more than a protest vote. Yes, Sanders’ backers say, they’re frustrated with a system they believe is rigged for the wealthy. But many say their support for the Vermont senator in the Democratic presidential race is also driven by real […]

Exhibit of Bill Cosby’s art led to ethical questions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 21:56

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Cosby was well on his way to becoming a national pariah for his alleged sexual misconduct when the Smithsonian launched an exhibit funded by Cosby and his wife that showcases art from their private collection. After 15 months on display and a parade of questions about the cultural institution’s ethics, the […]

Syrian rebels say Russia responsible if peace talks fail

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 21:29

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition groups say they hold the Syrian government and its Russian backers responsible for any failure in peace talks due to their “ongoing crimes” in Syria including the “besiegement and starvation of civilians.” Although they affirmed their support for the political process, the groups say it is impossible to begin the […]

Egypt warns against unrest on uprising anniversary

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

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president, speaking ahead of next week’s anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, vowed on Saturday to unleash a firm response to any unrest and to press ahead with the fight against Islamic militants. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi spoke at a ceremony marking Police Day, which falls on Jan. […]

Pakistani military arrests 5 in university attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 21:17

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani army spokesman says the military has arrested five suspects on charges of facilitating a deadly militant attack on a university that killed 21, mostly students, in the country’s northwest. Islamic militants stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Jan. 20, killing students and teachers, and triggering a gunbattle that […]

Dutch lawmaker Wilders gaining support amid migrant crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 20:24

SPIJKENISSE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch debate on refugees and asylum seekers has come to this: Firebrand lawmaker Geert Wilders handing out self-defense sprays to women fearful of what he describes as “Islamic testosterone bombs” in the wake of the New Year’s Eve sexual assaults in Cologne. Wilders, surrounded by bodyguards and police, visited a […]

Report says errors by airmen damaged nuclear missile in 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 20:19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say errors by three airmen troubleshooting a nuclear missile in its launch silo in 2014 caused a “mishap” that damaged the missile, prompting the Air Force to strip the service members of their nuclear certification and quietly launch an accident investigation. In a statement released Friday to The Associated Press, the […]

Major snowstorm delays cruise ship’s return to Baltimore

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 19:32

BALTIMORE (AP) — For the passengers on a cruise ship heading back to snowy Baltimore from the Bahamas, one more day at sea doesn’t sound like such a bad idea. The Maryland Department of Transportation said Friday that a blizzard means the port won’t be ready for the Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas […]

China seeks ‘new chapter’ with Iran after sanctions lifted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 19:23

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday he hopes for a “new chapter” in relations with Iran after the lifting of international sanctions under a historic nuclear deal, as he paid the first visit by a Chinese leader to the Islamic Republic in 14 years. “In cooperation with the Iranian side and […]

Google agrees to pay UK for taxes owed for decade

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 19:04

LONDON (AP) — A senior opposition lawmaker says Google’s tax settlement with Britain is “derisory” and unfair to taxpayers. John McDonnell, the Labour Party’s economic spokesman, on Saturday called for the National Audit Office to investigate. “It looks to me from all the independent analysis that this is relatively trivial in comparison with what should […]

Charlotte Rampling clarifies controversial diversity remarks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 18:28

LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-nominated actress Charlotte Rampling said her comments that an Oscars’ boycott is “racist to white people” were misinterpreted. In a statement to CBS News’ “Sunday Morning” on Friday, Rampling said she wished every performance was given equal opportunity for consideration. All this year’s acting nominees are white. Rampling, 69, previously told […]

The Latest: Cars in standstill amid snow, wind in Kentucky

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 18:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the blizzard slamming a large swath of the United States (all times local): 7:35 a.m. A local TV reporter who was among the motorists stranded along Interstate 75 in Kentucky amid a snowstorm tells viewers from inside her news van that the experience has been crazy, with wind and […]

Protests planned at Greek border after more migrants drown

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 18:12

ALEXANDROUPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Human rights groups and local campaigners are calling on Greece’s government to ease transit restrictions at the country’s heavily militarized border with Turkey, in the wake of two deadly boat sinkings that left at least 46 migrants and refugees dead. At least 60 people have died in Greek waters this month […]

The Latest: Scandal-hit Japan minister weighs his position

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 18:08

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest developments from the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where top executives and world leaders are meeting this week. All times local. 12:55 p.m. Japan’s economy minister, who has been accused of accepting bribes from a construction company, says he will make a decision on […]

Navajo Nation launches nationwide search for police chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 18:02

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is launching a nationwide search for a chief of police after being without one for several years. Tribal spokesman Mihio Manus says the Navajo Nation had limited the position to members of the Navajo Nation. But he says the tribe has struggled to attract qualified candidates and […]

India declassifies files on death of independence leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 17:39

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Saturday started declassifying secret files to settle questions over the death of Subhash Chandra Bose, a Congress party leader who formed a national army to fight British colonial rulers with the help of the Japanese in the 1940s. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released digital copies of 100 secret […]

California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 17:27

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a third time 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 […]

Syria, Iran top agenda as Kerry meets wary Arabs in Saudi

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 17:22

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Gulf Arab officials on Saturday to ease their concerns about warming U.S.-Iranian ties and seek consensus on which Syrian opposition groups should be represented at upcoming peace talks. Kerry held talks in Riyadh with foreign ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council who […]