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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 ( ) 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.

Azarenka advances, Muguruza out in 3rd round in Australia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:43

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka walked onto Rod Laver Arena knowing that the No. 2- and No. 3-ranked players were already out of the tournament and that the draw appeared to be opening up in her favor. She blinked at first, when Japanese qualifier Naomi Osaka broke her at love […]

County opens records: Seattle Uber, Lyft drivers top 9,200

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:35

There are more than 9,200 Uber and Lyft drivers permitted to work in Seattle, according to King County records newly opened by a judge’s order.

Nevada board gives final approval to Faraday tax incentives

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:35

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada board gave final approval Friday to tax incentives to attract electric carmaker Faraday Future to Nevada, formalizing a deal that state lawmakers authorized in a special session last month. The unanimous vote from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development board came after plenty of praise for the company […]

Washington’s Chantel Osahor makes her Husky women’s basketball teammates better

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:27

Chantel Osahor’s style may be a bit unusual, but her understanding of spacing, her deft passing touch, her ability to stretch the floor, also make her an unusual weapon for a UW team that has designs on reaching the NCAA women’s tournament for the second year in a row.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:23

Saturday NBA basketball TV Radio 5:30 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland 4 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland CSNNW College basketball 9 a.m. Men, Georgetown at Connecticut 7 9 a.m. Men, Oklahoma at Baylor ESPN 9 a.m. Men, Northwestern at Indiana ESPN2 9 a.m. Women, Oklahoma at Texas ROOT 10:30 a.m. Women, Baylor at Iowa St. […]

Utah sheriff says he can still ticket Uber helicopter pilots

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:20

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah sheriff says he plans to keep a cease-and-desist order in place for Uber helicopters at the Sundance Film Festival, despite a judge’s ruling that would allow the choppers to keep landing through the weekend. Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez said Friday that ruling doesn’t stop him from ticketing […]

Kerry in Riyadh to talk Iran, Syria with Gulf Arabs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:01

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia for talks with Gulf Arab officials on their deteriorating relations with Iran and on the Syria peace process. Kerry arrived in Riyadh early Saturday from Switzerland, where he said he was going to meet with wary U.S. partners in the […]