Seattle Times Headlines

Official: 2 officers injured, suspect dead in Georgia chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:21

CORDELE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a chase and shooting on an interstate in central Georgia has left one person dead of a self-inflicted gunshot and two officers injured, potentially by friendly fire. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Terry Howard tells local media the chase began around 4 p.m. Thursday when Ashburn police tried […]

Wading into Golfapalooza: the Phoenix Open’s 16th hole

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:21

SCOTTDALE, Ariz. (AP) — John Huh studied the shot from every angle before crouching behind his ball for a last look. “It doesn’t break!” a fan yelled from the bleachers. Huh then stepped to the ball and stroked a putt he thought to be true. Instead of curling into the hole, the ball held its […]

NBA All-Star weekend highlights Canada’s growing hoops love

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:15

TORONTO (AP) — When Greg Anthony arrived in Vancouver to join the inaugural Grizzlies team in 1995, the cash in his pocket wasn’t the only currency that he needed to exchange. Anthony was a star in college at mighty UNLV and went to the NBA to play for the Knicks, who took a backseat to […]

Justin Rose — and Timberlake — make a good impression

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:14

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am can be a tough place for a player to make his debut because of three courses that are different except for the views along the California coast. Justin Rose managed to play Pebble Beach and Monterey Peninsula ahead of the opening round. He started on […]

Clinton attacks Sanders’ agenda as unrealistic

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:46

Foreign affairs took on unusual prominence as Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state, sought to underscore her experience to be commander in chief and Sen. Bernie Sanders excoriated her judgment on Libya and Iraq.

Titans of Mavericks surf contest takes place Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:46

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A surfing competition touted as one of the most hazardous sporting events in the world takes place Friday. Two dozen big-name, big-wave surfers are expected to descend on a coastal Northern California town for the Titans of Mavericks contest. The surfing event is a one-day, invitation-only competition held at […]

Patient strategy pays off for FBI in ending Oregon standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:44

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. But in the end, they surrendered without a shot being fired, leaving behind a vandalized federal property that authorities will spend weeks combing for evidence, explosives and damage before it can […]

Thursday’s prep girls basketball results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:40

Samantha Boudreau had an outstanding game for Bonney Lake, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in a 55-28 win over Capital.

Kyle Wiltjer, Silas Melson lead Gonzaga to easy victory at Portland

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:39

Kyle Wiltjer and Silas Melson enjoyed happy homecomings and Gonzaga drained 15 three-pointers in a surprisingly easy 92-66 victory over Portland in front of packed house Thursday at the Chiles Center.

Thursday’s prep boys basketball results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:33

Michael Carter's big night held off Aaron Nettles and Seattle Prep, while Isiah Brown powered Lakeside past Franklin.

Congress bans import of forced labor products

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:31

A bill headed for President Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and […]

Washington State men lose a heartbreaker to Colorado in double overtime

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:09

George King scored 21 points, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of the first overtime, and grabbed a pivotal rebound late in the second overtime to help Colorado hold off Washington State 88-81 on Thursday night.

Boys basketball: Bellevue dominates, claims KingCo 3A title

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:09

The Wolverines did their primary damage Thursday on the perimeter, hitting 10 3-pointers overall, including six in the first half.

‘The Treasure’: Many riches in Romanian adventure

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:05

“The Treasure”: This Romanian film, about a search for treasure, is funny and rich with unstated implications. It lives up to its name.

Thunder prevails to join 40-win club at All-Star break

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:45

Playing with heavy hearts a night after Thunder assistant and former Pelicans coach Monty Williams’ wife died, Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma to a 121-95 victory over New Orleans on Thursday.

Girls basketball: Bellevue battles back to win KingCo 3A title

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:29

Senior forward Shelby Cansler tallied 21 of her game-high 28 points in the second half and Bellevue perked up on defense to earn a 65-55 victory over eighth-ranked Mercer Island in the KingCo 3A championship game on Thursday night at Newport High School.

Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:15

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico’s overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are mixed in with some of the world’s most hardened killers. Those questions were not abstract for Victoria […]

Justin Rose among popular leaders at Pebble Beach

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:12

Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time playing Spyglass Hill and spent a gorgeous day listening to the fans call out his name. Except they weren’t calling for him, and he knew it.

Obama grants monument status to vast swath of Calif. desert

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:03

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region’s fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others. Obama, in California this […]

Las Vegas lawmaker plays role in ending Oregon standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:52

Meet Michele Fiore, the gun-toting politician who negotiated the Oregon holdouts’ surrender.