Seattle Times Headlines

Cleveland cops’ consequences for 2012 chase, shooting linger

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 03:08

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland fired six officers for their roles in a 137-shot barrage of gunfire that killed two unarmed people in 2012 after a high-speed chase, but the potential consequences of that day for police still aren’t fully resolved. Cleveland’s largest police union says it already filed grievances to appeal the firings announced Tuesday. […]

Cable-industry disruptor is back with new Internet service

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:43

NEW YORK (AP) — Cable’s pricey Internet packages may get some competition from the founder of Aereo, whose first attempt to shake up the cable industry was quashed by the Supreme Court. The new service is called Starry, and it’s expected to launch in Boston this summer. The founder, Chet Kanojia, decried the lack of […]

Seasoned veteran of Afghan war picked for top command

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:42

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the Obama administration has chosen a seasoned veteran of the Afghanistan war to succeed Gen. John F. Campbell as the top American commander in Kabul. The selection of Lt. Gen. John W. “Mick” Nicholson Jr. is expected to be announced by the Pentagon on Wednesday. It comes amid growing concern […]

Lexus IS gets its first turbocharged engine for 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:34

The Lexus IS got its first turbocharged engine in 2016, making the luxury brand’s smallest and least expensive sedan more powerful and fuel efficient. The compact IS 200t — as the new turbo model is called — carries a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $38,275. This is $785 more than last […]

Huskies links: UW putting together ‘the most underrated’ recruiting class in the nation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:31

A rival Pac-12 recruiter also says running back Sean McGrew is "the steal of the class" for Washington.

The Legislature, school funding and Washington’s economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:29

A contempt of court order and fines don't light a fire under Washington lawmakers to improve education outlays. What about economic consequences from inaction?

Garbage truck fueled by natural gas explodes in New Jersey

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:27

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when a garbage truck fueled by natural gas exploded “like a missile” in New Jersey. Tuesday’s blast in Hamilton damaged four homes. One of the truck’s four natural gas tanks blasted a hole in a nearby home and debris tore a hole in the roof […]

Raccoon attacks New Jersey boy, bystander beats it to death

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:25

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Police say a raccoon jumped on a 6-year-old and attacked him as he walked to school with his mother in northern New Jersey. A witness told officers the animal ran across the street, jumped on the boy’s back and crawled onto his face Wednesday morning. Police Chief Michael Foligno tells […]

AP Exclusive: Officials say France wants more Iran sanctions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:22

France has asked the European Union to consider new sanctions against Iran over recent missile tests, in a request made just days after the EU ended sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program, officials have told The Associated Press. Two officials from European Union nations told AP that the request came last week at a meeting of […]

Florida deputy charged with violating suspect’s rights

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:17

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida deputy sheriff has been charged with violating the rights of a suspect by excessive force. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Jesse Terrell was indicted by a federal grand jury. The indictment says that 33-year-old Terrell hit and kicked the unidentified suspect in the head, neck and shoulders in […]

Another round of coastal razor clam digs could be announced by Friday with a chance of Mocrocks opening for first time this season

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:16

In between spats of rough ocean conditions and high surf, coastal razor clam diggers continues good numbers of clams. Razor clam digging at Long Beach is open Wednesday (Jan. 27) during the evening low tide, but a high surf advisory and ocean swell of 20 feet will likely keep anyone from venturing out to dig […]

Panic is passé: investors stay steady on retirement savings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:44

Panic is so passé. Investors are keeping their cool — and keeping their hands off of their retirement accounts — despite huge swings in the stock market that sent it careening to its worst start to a year ever. “They are just plugging away through the ups and downs of the stock market,” said Sarah […]

UN chief wants clean energy investments doubled by 2020

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:44

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday challenged investors around the world to at least double their investments in clean energy by 2020, saying that “we must begin the shift away from fossil fuels immediately.” Ban Ki-moon told an investor summit on climate risk that increasing investment in clean energy is critical in […]

Van Zweden to become New York Philharmonic’s music director

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:41

NEW YORK (AP) — Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden has been hired to succeed Alan Gilbert as music director of the New York Philharmonic. Gilbert, who began in 2008-09, said last February that he intended to leave after the 2016-17 season. The orchestra said Wednesday that van Zweden will be its music director designate in […]

Ex-police chief: Deputy had no reason to shoot unarmed man

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:33

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former police chief testified that a sheriff’s deputy had no legitimate reason to open fire when he shot and paralyzed an unarmed, young black man. Former Tallahassee chief Melvin L. Tucker told a federal grand jury in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday that Palm Beach County deputy Adams Lin violated […]

Russian companies back talks with OPEC on oil

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:29

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russian state oil pipeline monopoly Transneft says talks on output cuts are planned with Saudi Arabia and OPEC. Transneft head Nikolai Tokarev said that Saudi Arabia had “taken the initiative and come out with a proposal to discuss the possibility of reducing volumes,” in comments reported by Russian news […]

Bundesliga CEO says European Super League could help Germany

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:26

LONDON (AP) — The head of the Bundesliga welcomed discussions about revamping the Champions League on Wednesday, seeing a potential European Super League as beneficial for German clubs. The Associated Press reported last week that the European Club Association is discussing whether to lobby UEFA to turn Europe’s elite competition into an American-style league that […]

Roads closed into Oregon refuge; occupiers told to leave

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:18

Officials set up checkpoints and closed routes into the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon, where anti-government activists have been occupying a building to protest federal control of land.

Authorities: 1 man dead in house explosion in eastern Ohio

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:12

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house explosion has left one man dead in eastern Ohio. Tuscarawas County coroner Dr. James Hubert says the man who died in the explosion Tuesday night in the village of Newcomerstown is believed to have been alone in the home. Hubert says tests will be needed to confirm […]

The impact of China’s one-child policy on America

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:08

China should be an object lesson on the dangers of state intervention into the womb.