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Attacks on oil installations is costing Nigeria $2.4M a day

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 05:05

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Cabinet minister says multiple attacks on strategic oil and gas installations is costing Nigeria $2.4 million a day and the military warns it will hold community leaders responsible for the “economic sabotage.” Power Minister Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday specified the cost of the attacks, which began Friday in the southern […]

Microsoft plans to donate $1B in cloud services to nonprofits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 05:00

The aim is to make many of Microsoft’s next-generation Web tools available to nonprofits. The effort also will extend existing donations to academic projects and Internet connectivity initiatives.

Details about 12 Marines missing in Hawaii helicopter crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:17

HONOLULU (AP) — A dozen Marines are missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii last week. Here are their stories: ___ SGT. WILLIAM TURNER, 25, FLORALA, ALABAMA Friends and acquaintances say Turner grew up in the country along the Alabama-Florida line. Most Read StoriesSeahawks next season: same goal, and maybe a different look?After groom gets […]

McDonald’s brings chocolate-covered french fries to Japan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:13

McDonald’s Japan said it will start selling “McChoco Potatoes” — fries with a drizzle of white and milk chocolate — Jan. 26.

Infantino seeks regional World Cup if elected FIFA president

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:13

LONDON (AP) — The World Cup could be spread across entire regions, emulating the continent-wide 2020 European Championship, if Gianni Infantino wins the FIFA presidential election next month. The UEFA secretary general used his manifesto, which was published on Tuesday, to say FIFA should not limit the tournament to be being held in one or […]

Seahawks position breakdown: Hawks in good hands with Russell Wilson, but backup spot is uncertain

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:12

We start our daily position-group breakdown at quarterback, where there is stability at the top but uncertainty elsewhere.

Former Eagle Don Felder mourns death of Glenn Frey

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:12

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Felder was still hoping he and Glenn Frey would speak again. The former Eagles guitarist, estranged from Frey and the other band members since he was forced out of the band in 2001, told The Associated Press that he felt “unbelievable sorrow” when he learned of Frey’s death. “He was […]

‘Law & Order’ director pleads guilty to child porn charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:10

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A television director with credits on “Law & Order” and other shows has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in New York. Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 51-year-old Jason “Jace” Alexander pleaded guilty Tuesday to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by […]

Take 2: ‘Bandwagon mama’ after Seahawks’ loss – ‘I wanted to hug them all’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:05

Over the past year I’ve written three Take 2 essays for The Seattle Times as “Bandwagon Mama.” Bandwagon because I started out as a fair-weather fan who only started paying attention to the Seahawks when they started winning, and mama because I have three terrific kids. After the loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, […]

Tunisia clashes over jobs lead to curfew in western city

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:05

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia has declared a curfew in the western city after clashes between police and more than 1,000 young protesters demonstrating for jobs. The interior ministry says the clashes in Kasserine on Tuesday left 20 protesters injured as well as three police. Tensions have risen in Kasserine since Sunday when an unemployed […]

Yemeni defendant pleads guilty to US terror charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:01

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yemeni man has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that he joined al-Qaida to attack American forces overseas. Ali Alvi al-Hamidi entered the plea on Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn. The 31-year-old al-Hamidi was detained in Saudi Arabia before being brought to the U.S. a year ago to face conspiracy […]

The Latest: All 4 life rafts from helicopter crash found

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:59

HONOLULU (AP) — The latest on the crash of two Marine helicopters off Hawaii (all times local): 10 a.m. The Coast Guard has found the last life raft from two helicopters carrying 12 Marines that crashed off Hawaii last week. There’s still no sign of the Marines as searchers comb the waves Tuesday. Marine Capt. […]

Snow biking and snowshoeing go together at Methow Valley’s new Sno-Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:11

Pearrygin Lake State Park is state’s newest winter recreation site.

Cat that pulled vanishing act will return to owners by jet

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:11

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A cat named Hemi vanished without a trace in 2011 and reappeared mysteriously last week. Now he’s going to fly halfway across the country to rejoin the family that never stopped missing him. Hemi was a kitten when Robert and Jennifer Connell discovered him curled up on their engine block in […]

Obama administration seeks Pell grant expansion

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to expand the federal Pell grant program to help more students graduate from college — by providing them with more money to attend classes year-round and reward them for taking more credits. Two new proposals announced Tuesday by the Education Department would expand the $29 billion program by […]

Texas latest state to call daily fantasy sports illegal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:04

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is the latest state to consider daily fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel an illegal form of gambling. Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote Tuesday in a nonbinding legal opinion that the popular online games run afoul of existing Texas law. The ruling is another blow to daily fantasy […]

East Coast, Ohio Valley brace for possible big snowstorm

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — Meteorologists say tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm. Although it’s still early, computer forecast models are forecasting a windy, strong storm. The big questions are where and how much. National Weather Service forecaster Rich Otto said some major […]

Why isn’t cheap oil making us feel better?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:59

If the world economy operates on oil, cheap petroleum should fuel a global boom. If only it were that simple.

Father pleads guilty to abuse charge in boy-in-basement case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:59

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man whose son had claimed he hid in his basement for 11 days out of fear of being mistreated has pleaded guilty to child abuse. Charles Bothuell IV pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree misdemeanor Tuesday in a Wayne County court. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation and anger […]

Jan. 19 TV Picks: ‘Agent Carter’ season premiere on ABC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:54

Also airing Tuesday, Jan. 19: “Hollywood Game Night” on NBC and “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS.