Seattle Times Headlines

China closes military newspapers as part of reform program

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:31

BEIJING (AP) — So long, People’s Frontline. Adios, Comrade in Arms. China’s armed forces have shut down newspapers published by the country’s seven military regions as part of a program to downsize and streamline the world’s largest standing military. The papers, also including War Flag, Vanguard and People’s Armed Forces, have been gradually superseded by […]

AP Explains: Just what is that ‘world passport’ Mos Def had?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:25

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Mos Def’s arrest in South Africa shined a light on the world passport, a document invented by a Vermont man in the aftermath of World War II. The 42-year-old rapper and actor, who is also known as Yasiin Bey, was accused of trying to leave South Africa while using a passport […]

Honorees revealed for Seattle Sports Commission MTR Western Sports Star of the Year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:19

Among those being honored are Warren Moon, Kevin Calabro, Ginger Ackerley and Katie Collier.

Want to reduce recidivism? Give prisoners a hand when they get out

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:17

State needs to do more to prepare ex-inmates for success in the outside world.

Child dies of flu complications in Kitsap County

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:13

That brings to at least nine the total flu deaths in Washington state for the 2015-2016 season.

Markets await hints on more European Central Bank stimulus

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:09

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Markets are waiting to hear what European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has to say about on growth worries in China, scary low oil prices and the chance of more stimulus in Europe. Draghi will speak Thursday after the bank’s 25-member governing council meets to decide monetary policy. Analysts are betting […]

Ivanovic, Muguruza reach 3rd round at Australian Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:33

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ana Ivanovic was concerned when she heard a loud noise as a spectator fell on some stairs at Rod Laver Arena, an accident that delayed her second-round match for almost a half hour at the Australian Open. The 2008 finalist was leading qualifier Anastasija Sevastova 4-3 in the first set when […]

Board approves plan that could displace Seattle child-care programs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:33

But the board stopped short of saying it will ask the child-care programs to move to make place for more classrooms.

Emails about Flint water show state officials discounted concerns

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:28

The emails show that from the moment Flint decided to draw its water from a new source, the Flint River, officials were discounting concerns about its quality and celebrating a change meant to save the cash-starved city millions of dollars.

Pinkett Smith says Oscars backlash not really about Oscars

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:23

NEW YORK (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith says the backlash to the all-white acting nominees for the Academy Awards “isn’t really about the Oscars.” Pinkett Smith on Monday said she wouldn’t attend or watch the Feb. 28 ceremony. A video she posted helped prompt calls for a boycott of the awards show. In another video […]


Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:21

A rule approved by the state Human Rights Commission guarantees access to restrooms, locker rooms and other such facilities according to a person’s gender identity. The bill in Olympia seeks to undo some of that access.

Council votes to endorse transit on Cross Kirkland Corridor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:10

The Kirkland City Council voted to endorse transit on the Cross Kirkland Corridor, over the objections of many residents who held “Recall The Council” signs.

Fernando Rodney signs with Padres

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:59

Free-agent Fernando Rodney agreed to a one-year, incentive-laden contract with the San Diego Padres, who will give the veteran reliever the opportunity to close. The deal is pending a physical.

Many economists befuddled by markets’ deep dive

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:56

Analysis: Even the experts are puzzled by market plunges, world economy.

LA Rams say they’ve collected over 45,000 ticket deposits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:53

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rams say they have collected over 45,000 season ticket deposits in just two days for their upcoming return season in Los Angeles. The Rams announced the results of their initial season ticket push Wednesday night. The refundable deposits entitle fans to a spot in a virtual waiting line to purchase […]

Transit agency to install real cameras on commuter trains

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:45

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit say they will replace all fake security cameras with working ones, following the shooting death of a passenger. The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( ) that BART officials made the announcement Wednesday. Their decision comes less than a week after the newspaper revealed the […]

Twisp wildfire survivor says he’s improving day by day

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:33

Daniel Lyon Jr., 25, the firefighter badly burned in last summer’s Twisp River blaze, returned to Seattle this week and shared his progress.

FDA delays decision on adding folic acid to corn masa

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:26

The Food and Drug Administration has put off until April a decision on whether to allow folic acid to be added to corn masa, a move some experts say could help prevent devastating birth defects.

Receiver wants to sell Dargey’s Potala Tower, other projects

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:22

The court-appointed receiver now running Path America, which bankrolled real estate projects through Chinese immigrant investors, says three of its four developments should be put up for sale as soon as possible, including the 40-story Potala Tower in downtown Seattle.