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Police ID Yakima gunshot victim; suspect sought

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 05:51

A 47-year-old woman died after being shot Friday night. Yakima police said they are seeking a male suspect.

WSU Cougars’ Destiny Vaeao has a big game in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 05:16

Washington State defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao is considered an intriguing prospect with a lot of upside in this year's NFL draft, and Vaeao (6-foot-4, 298 pounds) likely upped his draft stock considerably after his performance in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Gostkowski’s PAT streak ends at 523

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 05:14

DENVER (AP) — Stephen Gostkowski missed a PAT for the first time in nine years Sunday when he shanked the kick following Steven Jackson’s 1-yard touchdown run. Gostkowski had made an NFL-record 523 consecutive PATs. And he had made all 60 of his kicks in the playoffs. His big miss left the Broncos with a […]

Police officer dies after shoveling snow at Delaware home

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died of a heart attack he suffered after shoveling snow at his home in Delaware. Nicole Alston says her husband, 44-year-old Officer Vernon Alston, collapsed Saturday afternoon outside their home in Magnolia after he’d been shoveling snow for about an hour. She says he died within […]

Police officer dies after shoveling snow at Delaware home

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died of a heart attack he suffered after shoveling snow at his home in Delaware. Nicole Alston says her husband, 44-year-old Officer Vernon Alston, collapsed Saturday afternoon outside their home in Magnolia after he’d been shoveling snow for about an hour. She says he died within […]

1 dead after home invasion; homeowner had Craigslist ad

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:48

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — One man is dead after a Colorado homeowner selling an item on Craigslist was tied up during a home invasion, got free, grabbed a gun and shot a suspect. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says two men went to the home Sunday in response to the ad, but overpowered the homeowner […]

1 dead after home invasion; homeowner had Craigslist ad

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:48

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — One man is dead after a Colorado homeowner selling an item on Craigslist was tied up during a home invasion, got free, grabbed a gun and shot a suspect. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says two men went to the home Sunday in response to the ad, but overpowered the homeowner […]

Idaho horsemen say fight for instant betting isn’t over

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:13

Lawmakers repealed pari-mutuel betting terminals last year, resulting in a slow-death of industry

Idaho horsemen say fight for instant betting isn’t over

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:13

Lawmakers repealed pari-mutuel betting terminals last year, resulting in a slow-death of industry

No-guns policy to be enforced at forum over Oregon standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:13

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say they’ll strictly enforce a no-guns policy at a community meeting Monday over the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge. Harney County Judge Steve Grasty said in a news release the meeting will be limited to 150 ticketed attendees, and it will be held at the county senior center — […]

No-guns policy to be enforced at forum over Oregon standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:13

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say they’ll strictly enforce a no-guns policy at a community meeting Monday over the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge. Harney County Judge Steve Grasty said in a news release the meeting will be limited to 150 ticketed attendees, and it will be held at the county senior center — […]

Woman delivers healthy baby after ride on fire truck

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:08

GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Officials say a woman in labor who had to be taken to a hospital in a fire truck during Saturday’s blizzard has given birth to a baby girl. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer says paramedics were called to a home in Germantown on Saturday morning. The woman had […]

THE LATEST: Pats score, miss extra point as Broncos lead 7-6

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:49

The Latest from the NFL conference championship games Sunday. (All times EST) 3:50 p.m. BRONCOS 7, PATRIOTS 6 Steven Jackson scored from a yard out, but reliable kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed the extra point and the Broncos held a 7-6 in the AFC championship game after the first quarter. Jackson scored with 1:49 left in […]

Gas prices plunge 14 cents over past 2 weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:46

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has plunged 14 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.91 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that with the latest decline the price is the lowest it’s been in seven years. Lundberg says the price drop may soon end as crude costs start […]

Israel’s Shimon Peres rushed to hospital with chest pains

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:39

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s former President Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital after experiencing chest pains, just a week after suffering a mild heart attack, his spokeswoman said Sunday night. The 92-year-old statesman had been discharged from hospital on Tuesday last week. Medics treated Peres at his home and detected a “light irregular heart rate” […]

Sheriff: Man shot by stranded driver after stopping to help

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:29

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An intoxicated driver stuck in the winter storm shot and killed a man who came to help him, standing over the victim and firing several times after he fell to the ground, authorities in North Carolina said. The shooting happened late Friday afternoon in western Catawba County after Marvin Jacob Lee, […]

Christie returns to New Hampshire for presidential campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:28

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to the presidential campaign Sunday, touting his handling of the massive snow storm that socked his state over the weekend. “There are some candidates in this race who try to tell you it doesn’t matter what you’ve done before. It does matter,” said Christie at […]

Denver jail death puts new light on common restraint tactic

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:27

DENVER (AP) — The death of a 112-pound jail inmate who choked on his own vomit suffocated after Denver sheriff’s deputies restrained him during a psychotic episode is drawing new attention to the way he was subdued: face-down on his stomach with five deputies holding him to the floor. Experts warn the common but risky […]

IOC relaxes guidelines on transgender athletes

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:25

LONDON (AP) — Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the IOC. International Olympic Committee medical officials told The Associated Press on Sunday they changed the policy to adapt to current scientific, social and legal attitudes on […]

Wolf management reaching new levels of success in region

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:21

Aggressive dealing with livestock-killing wolves is best solution, says Montana Fish and Wildlife biologist.