Seattle Times Headlines

Ex-NBA player Tate George sentenced to 9 years for fraud

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:30

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former NBA player and University of Connecticut star Tate George was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison for running a real estate Ponzi scheme. A federal judge in Trenton also ordered George to pay $2.5 million in restitution and serve three years of supervised release. George was convicted more than […]

Film gives look at Gleason’s life with Lou Gehrig’s disease

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:30

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason was never going to turn a film documenting his life with Lou Gehrig’s disease into a sanitized, feel-good story of triumph in the face of tragedy. Arguably more famous now for how he lives with ALS than he ever was for football, Gleason is […]

FERC’s Clark won’t seek reappointment when term ends

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:30

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Tony Clark says he won’t seek reappointment when his term ends June 30. The Republican made the announcement on his Twitter account Thursday, and his staff confirmed his intention. The federal agency regulates utilities, power generators and pipelines. Clark was a member of the North Dakota […]

Some Democrats fear Clinton’s message is failing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has questioned Bernie Sanders’ electability. She’s criticized his plans for health care, foreign policy and Wall Street. And she’s tagged him with flip-flopping on gun control. None of it appears to be sticking — and that’s raising concerns among Democrats who fear that a months-long primary campaign could create lasting […]

Utah reviewing why man accused of killing cop out of prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:42

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prison authorities are reviewing how an ex-convict with a history of gun charges was released to a drug treatment center before he fatally shot a police officer. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Adams said Thursday that officials are investigating every aspect of the case. Greg Johnson with the Utah […]

Boeing will cut 747 jumbo output to one every two months

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:41

From September, Boeing will cut production of the slow-selling 747 jumbo jet in Everett to one jet every two months. As a result, the jetmaker will book an $885 million pre-tax write-off when it announces financial results on Wednesday.

GED Testing Service to lower score it takes to pass

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:39

Thousands who failed the GED exam could retroactively receive their diplomas in a couple of months because the score required to pass the test will soon be lowered.

Former fugitive pastor in Vegas child sex case found guilty

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:38

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas area church pastor who became an international fugitive on accusations that he sexually assaulted girls as young as 7 in his congregation has been found guilty. A Clark County District Court jury on Thursday found Otis Holland, 59, guilty of 17 felony charges, including child sexual assault, […]

Cheaper fuel boosts 4Q profit at United, Southwest

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:38

DALLAS (AP) — Lower fuel prices are boosting airline profits and leaving enough left over for passengers to get slightly lower fares. United Continental Holdings Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. reported Thursday that fourth-quarter earnings soared as fuel spending dropped by about one-third, saving them hundreds of millions of dollars. Both airlines announced plans to […]

Port Orchard girl’s flu death a sad reminder of complications

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:36

An unvaccinated Kitsap County girl’s death from flu complications highlights the risks of the virus during a season that appears to be off to a late start, health officials said.

The Latest: Resident describes life in polygamous towns

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:35

PHOENIX (AP) — The latest on a trial marking one of the federal government’s boldest efforts to crack down on polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah border (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A witness in the federal trial against two polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah border is telling jurors how he was intimidated by church leaders […]

State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic coast steelhead catch reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:34

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 StoriesThere’s a shady side to sudden […]

Southwestern Energy and Verizon trade higher as market rises

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:32

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Southwestern Energy Co., up $1.42 to $8.80 The natural gas company said it will eliminate 1,100 jobs and got an assist from rising natural gas prices. Most Read StoriesThere’s a shady […]

Starbucks posts big jump in revenue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:28

The company slightly beat Wall Street’s earnings expectations amid big increases in store traffic but narrowly missed sales estimates.

Italian church groups open refugee ‘humanitarian corridor’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43

ROME (AP) — An Italian ecumenical mission is in Lebanon this week to work out the final details of a pilot project to bring up to 1,000 refugees to Italy on humanitarian visas so they’re not tempted to risk deadly sea crossings to get to Europe. The U.N. refugee agency has welcomed the initiative, one […]

Key things to know about federal land grazing in the West

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:36

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two brothers leading an armed group that has taken up residence for nearly three weeks at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon plan to hold a signing ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal ownership of public land and tear up their federal grazing contracts. Ammon Bundy and his older brother, […]

Major lane closures this weekend on I-90, Aurora Avenue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:36

Westbound I-90 at Bellevue Way and Highway 99 at South Lake Union will be slowed by lane closures this weekend.

Mind games between Patriots-Broncos before big game Sunday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:31

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Gronk pushes off. Brady whines. If it’s AFC championship week, somebody must be complaining about the New England Patriots. This time around, it’s the Denver Broncos, who have delivered a few hits through the media — both traditional and social — in a not-so-subtle attempt to get inside the heads of […]

Some funds offer to tame market’s chaos, but at a price

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:24

NEW YORK (AP) — Freaked out by the stock market’s big swings? Then the investment industry has something it built just for you: funds that hope to offer a steadier ride. That sounds especially comforting after this year’s jarring start for markets, in which drops of more than 1 percent have become typical. But be […]

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:20

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Jan. 22-28, 2016.