Seattle Times Headlines

IS radio beams propaganda, threats across rural Afghanistan

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:14

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan reporters recognized the voice threatening them with death on the Islamic State group’s local radio station. It was a former colleague, who knows their names and where they work. The threats were made during a discussion program on “Voice of the Caliphate,” an elusive radio station operated by one […]

KingCo 4A girls basketball: Taya Corosdale sparks Bothell to win over Eastlake

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:03

Junior post player Taya Corosdale supplied 25 points and 18 rebounds and Jones contributed 16 points and five steals as there was a big-time Bothell revival, 71-45 over host Eastlake on Wednesday night in a KingCo 4A game.

Ana Ivanovic, Andy Murray advance at Australian Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:03

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 half an hour at the Australian Open.

France returns head of Hindu statue taken 130 years ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:03

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The head of a Hindu deity’s statue from the 7th century was returned by France and reattached to its body Thursday for display at a museum, more than 130 years after it was spirited away. The stone sculpture is of Harihara, a deity that combines aspects of Vishnu and Shiva, […]

Sex abuse scandal rocks exclusive New England prep school

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:58

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — For more than a century, St. George’s School has been part of the pedigree of some of America’s richest and most influential families. Astors, Vanderbilts and Bushes have attended the exclusive boarding school, where students can go sailing, play on world-class squash courts or simply enjoy a sweeping view of the […]

Wednesday’s prep boys basketball results

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:56

Lindbergh toppled Evergreen by 30 points.

Colorado St basketball player loses parents in house fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:37

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The recipient of the game ball was an easy choice: Colorado State junior Emmanuel Omogbo after scoring one point in 10 heavy-hearted minutes. Omogbo gave the Rams an emotional lift in an 83-79 win over Air Force on Wednesday night, a day after losing his parents and two young […]

Pass the dogfish nuggets? Seafood industry rebrands ‘trash’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:32

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Call them fish sticks for millennials. At any rate, Dana Bartholomew is banking on college students warming up to “Sharck Bites.” Ipswich Shellfish, of Massachusetts, for which Bartholomew oversees sales, is offering that product — nuggets of dogfish coated in a gluten-free, allergen-friendly crust. Bartholomew, who believes so-called “trash fish” such […]

UW men’s basketball dominant in home win over Colorado

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

The Huskies break it open early in the second half and roll to their biggest Pac-12 win of the season, a 95-83 victory over Colorado. UW is now 5-1 in conference play and in sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.

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 […]