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The Latest: Light snow brings gridlock Washington region

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:24

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the heavy snowfall expected to the Washington area and possibly the Northeast. (all times local) 7:15 a.m. A light snowfall during evening rush hour that was more intense than expected led to icy gridlock throughout the Washington area with backups that lasted through the night in some areas. Treated […]

‘The Golf Scientist’ tames Abu Dhabi field with unique style

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:18

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau was still in high school when he told his father: “I think I can change the game of golf.” On Thursday, he was comparing his trailblazing qualities to those of Albert Einstein and George Washington, and calling himself “The Golf Scientist.” One thing’s for sure about […]

Kerry says Syria peace talks may be delayed by a day or 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:11

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Next week’s planned start of Syria peace talks may be delayed by “a day or two” for logistical reasons, but the process will begin roughly on time, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. Kerry said any delay in the U.N.-led negotiations would be due to sending out invitations to […]

The Latest: Italian mission tests migrant aid plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:05

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — The latest developments in Europe’s immigration crisis. All times local 1:45 p.m. An Italian ecumenical mission is in Lebanon this week to work out the final details of a pilot project to bring as many as 1,000 refugees to Italy on humanitarian visas so they’re not tempted to risk sea crossings […]

Southwest meets 4Q profit forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:57

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $536 million. The Dallas-based company said it had net income of 82 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 90 cents per share. The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment […]

Pediatrician slain in home in affluent New York suburb

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:54

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A 58-year-old pediatrician at a New York City children’s hospital was slain inside her multimillion-dollar home in an affluent suburb. Police say it’s the first homicide in the Scarsdale village in nearly four decades. The house is owned by Dr. Robin Goldman and her husband, Jules Reich, who works in finance […]

Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:50

BEIJING (AP) — The Facebook page of Taiwan’s president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country’s “Great Firewall” into normally forbidden overseas social media to express displeasure over the recent election. President-elect Tsai Ing-wen is from a party that less friendly toward […]

Union president says Miami officer stabbed in face at casino

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:47

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer is recovering after being stabbed in the face by a patron at Magic City Casino. Miami Fraternal Order of Police President Javier Ortiz said via email that the officer also discharged his gun to protect himself and the public early Thursday. The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1npbFc4 ) reports witnesses […]

Student says ‘ISIS’ in Pledge, gets pulled from high school

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:31

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school student has been pulled out of classes and reported to police for substituting “ISIS” for the “United States of America” during the Pledge of Allegiance. “ISIS” is a term commonly used for the Islamic State group. Lt. Andrew Cota says the 15-year-old student at Ansonia High School […]

10 Things to Know for Today

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

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. UK JUDGE: TWO RUSSIANS KILLED EX-AGENT Putin probably approved a plan by the FSB security service to kill Alexander Litvinenko, a vocal critic of the Russian president, Judge Robert Owen says. 2. MICHIGAN EMAILS SHOW DEBATE OVER […]

Indian millionaire gets life term for killing security guard

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:17

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian media say a millionaire has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his security guard last year by mowing him down with his luxury SUV in a rage. The court in the southern state of Kerala issued the sentence on Thursday, after convicting Mohammed Nisham of murder on Wednesday, […]

Sheriff: Louisiana man fatally shot after hostage standoff

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

PORT BARRE, La. (AP) — Authorities in central Louisiana have fatally shot a man after a four-hour hostage standoff with police at a home. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells news outlets that 40-year-old Timothy R. Albert died from two gunshot wounds after police entered the home near Port Barre on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities […]

UK, Germany back Lagarde for new term at IMF

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:00

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Britain and Germany gave their key backing Thursday for Christine Lagarde to stay at the helm of the International Monetary Fund for a second term. The savvy Frenchwoman, however, held back from confirming she wants the job. While Lagarde has been widely praised for her leadership role at the organization, which […]

Sierra Leone has 2nd Ebola case after epidemic thought over

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:44

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A second case of Ebola emerged in Sierra Leone after health officials thought the epidemic was over, with a close relative of the first victim testing positive for the virus that has killed more than 11,000 people, authorities said Thursday. About 150 of the first victim’s contacts have been under […]

South African court rules in favor of local rhino horn trade

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:30

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court has dismissed a government effort to preserve a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn, prompting warnings from some conservationists that the threatened rhino population will be even more vulnerable to poachers. The South African government had sought to appeal a November ruling by a Pretoria court […]

The Latest: Russia: UK spy inquiry not objective at all

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:10

LONDON (AP) — The latest developments in the lengthy British public inquiry into the 2006 poisoning death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko. 10:55 p.m. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says Moscow does not consider the conclusions of a British inquiry into the 2006 poisoning death of a former Russian spy to be impartial because it claims […]

Audit: Vegas cabs overcharging public by $47 million a year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:54

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the cash you doled out for a Las Vegas cab ride hurt your wallet, it’s not all in your head — auditors in Nevada also think taxi rates are outrageous. Las Vegas-area cabs are overcharging customers to the tune of $47 million a year, according to an audit released Tuesday […]

Grand jury to hear case of officer who shot naked man

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:44

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta area grand jury is to hear the case of a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced earlier this month he would seek an indictment against Officer Robert Olsen. Grand jurors are scheduled to deliberate after hearing evidence in the […]

Alabama set to carry out 1st execution in more than 2 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:38

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday in what would be Alabama’s first execution in more than two years. Christopher Eugene Brooks, 43, is set to die at 6 p.m. CST at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, […]

McIlroy upstages Spieth with 1st-round 66 in Abu Dhabi

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:34

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy began 2016 with a masterful display of driving to set up a 6-under 66 at the Abu Dhabi Championship, upstaging top-ranked playing partner Jordan Spieth in the first round on Thursday. McIlroy was one stroke behind early leader Henrik Stenson (65) after rolling in eight birdies […]