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Pope’s Philadelphia Fiat goes up for auction for charity

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:58

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s not too late to be a holy roller: Pope Francis’ Philadelphia Fiat is still up for auction. The black Fiat 500L is one of two used by Francis during his trip to the city in September. The live auction starts at 9 p.m. Friday at a black-tie event kicking off the […]

Fired Wal-Mart worker who claimed discrimination wins $31M

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:53

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $31 million in damages to a former Wal-Mart pharmacist in New Hampshire who claimed she was wrongly fired after reporting safety concerns about co-workers dispensing prescriptions. Maureen McPadden was an 18-year employee who reported her concerns to management while working in Wal-Mart’s Seabrook pharmacy. She […]

Boeing’s 737 MAX takes off on first flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:48

Latest Renton-built version of Boeing’s narrowbody jet carries with it the company’s hope for staying competitive with Airbus in the short-haul market .

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs $28 million spending bill to address Flint’s water emergency

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:48

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs $28 million spending bill to address Flint’s water emergency.

Former French justice minister to receive honorary degree

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:44

MILWAUKEE (AP) — France’s justice minister, who unexpectedly resigned this week, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The university says former French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira is expected to attend a ceremony on campus Saturday in honor of her “commitment to the values of liberty and equality for all.” Taubira […]

Lithuanian court bars man from using Facebook for 4 months

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:38

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian court has prohibited a 28-year-old man from using Facebook for four months after he was convicted of using the social media platform for fraudulent sales of cellphones. The court on Friday said the defendant, identified only as Andrius A, posted ads for new iPhones on Facebook, but sent customers […]

Q&A: What’s going on with the Oregon armed standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:38

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of the armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon to oppose federal land policy have been arrested and are behind bars until another court hearing Friday. Authorities and jailed group leader Ammon Bundy now are working to persuade the handful of holdouts at the remote preserve […]

Courtney B. Vance wins his case in O.J. Simpson miniseries

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:10

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In October 1995, Courtney B. Vance and Tony Goldwyn took a break from filming a TV movie in Toronto to watch news coverage of the riveting end to a Los Angeles drama: O.J. Simpson was not guilty of murder, a jury declared. “I screamed ‘yes!’ and he screamed ‘no!’ and we […]

Courtney B. Vance wins his case in O.J. Simpson miniseries

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:10

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In October 1995, Courtney B. Vance and Tony Goldwyn took a break from filming a TV movie in Toronto to watch news coverage of the riveting end to a Los Angeles drama: O.J. Simpson was not guilty of murder, a jury declared. “I screamed ‘yes!’ and he screamed ‘no!’ and we […]

UK’s Cameron: Still plenty of work to do at EU reform talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:09

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Friday that his nation and the European Union still have serious hurdles to overcome ahead of a mid-February summit at which he hopes to cement reforms that will persuade British voters to stay in the EU. After talks Friday with EU officials, Cameron said the proposal […]

UK’s Cameron: Still plenty of work to do at EU reform talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:09

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Friday that his nation and the European Union still have serious hurdles to overcome ahead of a mid-February summit at which he hopes to cement reforms that will persuade British voters to stay in the EU. After talks Friday with EU officials, Cameron said the proposal […]

State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic coast steelhead catch data

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:08

BOGACHIEL/QUILLAYUTE RIVER Dec. 1-3: Six bank anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released one hatchery steelhead for 14.0 hours fished. Dec. 4-6: No effort. River out of fishing shape. Dec. 7-10: Two bank anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released one hatchery steelhead for 1.3 hours fished. Most Read StoriesWaving goodbye to a piece of […]

State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic coast steelhead catch data

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:08

BOGACHIEL/QUILLAYUTE RIVER Dec. 1-3: Six bank anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released one hatchery steelhead for 14.0 hours fished. Dec. 4-6: No effort. River out of fishing shape. Dec. 7-10: Two bank anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released one hatchery steelhead for 1.3 hours fished. Most Read StoriesWaving goodbye to a piece of […]

IOC sends medical advice to Olympic committees on Zika virus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:04

LONDON (AP) — The IOC is advising national Olympic committees to follow the World Health Organization’s guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of the games in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has been hit hard by the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in infants, raising concerns about the outbreak’s […]

IOC sends medical advice to Olympic committees on Zika virus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:04

LONDON (AP) — The IOC is advising national Olympic committees to follow the World Health Organization’s guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of the games in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has been hit hard by the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in infants, raising concerns about the outbreak’s […]

France says it suspends security cooperation with Burundi

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:02

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France says it has suspended its security and defense cooperation activities in Burundi. France’s mission to the United Nations also tweeted Friday that it supports mediation by the African Union and others in efforts to calm unrest that has led the east African country to the brink of civil war. French […]

France says it suspends security cooperation with Burundi

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:02

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France says it has suspended its security and defense cooperation activities in Burundi. France’s mission to the United Nations also tweeted Friday that it supports mediation by the African Union and others in efforts to calm unrest that has led the east African country to the brink of civil war. French […]

EU and US days away from deadline to renew data-sharing pact

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:57

LONDON (AP) — The European Union and the United States are hurtling towards a deadline on reaching a new agreement over trans-Atlantic data sharing. The two sides have been trying to forge an agreement by Jan. 31 after Europe’s top court struck down the previous pact in October due to concerns over the rights of […]

EU and US days away from deadline to renew data-sharing pact

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:57

LONDON (AP) — The European Union and the United States are hurtling towards a deadline on reaching a new agreement over trans-Atlantic data sharing. The two sides have been trying to forge an agreement by Jan. 31 after Europe’s top court struck down the previous pact in October due to concerns over the rights of […]

Colorado WWII paratrooper dies after brief reunion with wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:51

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A World War II paratrooper from Colorado who was initially denied permission to move into the same nursing home as his wife has passed away after a brief reunion. Elmer Melchi (Mel-KAI), who had cancer, died in a hospice care center in Pueblo on Thursday, a week after June Melchi, who […]