Seattle Times Headlines

Why isn’t Andrew Andrews’ historic season for UW men drawing more attention?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:26

Senior guard Andrew Andrews is having a storybook season with eye-popping numbers for Washington men’s basketball. “He’s playing like an All-American,” said coach Lorenzo Romar.

Insurance commissioner targets ER’s ‘surprise’ medical bills

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:18

Proposed legislation requested by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and sponsored by Rep. Eileen Cody would end ‘surprise’ bills for out-of-network emergency care that can leave patients with unexpected debt.

Coast Guard suspends search for 12 Marines missing after helicopter crash off Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:13

HONOLULU (AP) — Coast Guard suspends search for 12 Marines missing after helicopter crash off Hawaii.

Man arrested for allegedly punching Metro driver

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:11

The man was arrested after authorities say he hit a 65-year-old bus driver, during a trip on Seattle’s First Hill. Dozens of Metro Transit drivers were assaulted last year.

UW’s Lorenzo Romar on Andrew Andrews, freshmen expectations and Colorado

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:09

Romar on the difference between the Huskies now and the start of the season: 'We're a lot more sure of ourselves, because we're a lot more sure about what we're doing in terms of our system.'

Ninth baby orca confirmed in Puget Sound

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:08

Federal officials also said on Monday they observed an orca pushing around a different newborn calf that had died.

A California man whose family says he was 117 has died

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:05

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California man whose family says he was 117 years old has died. The age would have likely made him the oldest person on earth when he died. Daughter Delane Sims that Andrew Hatch died Monday at her home in Oakland. Sims tells the Contra Costa Times (http://bayareane.ws/1ltgLSJ ) that even […]

On the Air

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

Wednesday NBA basketball TV Radio 5 p.m. Golden St. at Chicago ESPN 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Portland ESPN College basketball 4 p.m. Men, Wake Forest at North Carolina ESPN2 4 p.m. Men, Texas at West Virginia ESPNU 4 p.m. Men, Virginia Tech at Notre Dame ROOT 5 p.m. Men, DePaul at Marquette FS1 6 p.m. […]

UW Huskies expected to have small but highly rated recruiting class

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 09:58

Scout.com ranks the Huskies’ class as just the seventh-best in the Pac-12, but because UW graduated just 15 players after the 2015 season, this will be a skinny class for the Huskies. It still packs some punch.

The culinary expanses of Africa, at a small Columbia City spot

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 09:52

Hospitality and heady flavors at La Teranga.

Microsoft acquires ‘MinecraftEdu’ with eye toward school-age audience

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 09:50

With the purchase, the company is hoping it can leverage the huge popularity of “Minecraft” into a bigger Microsoft presence in schools.

Honduras, OAS approve international team to fight corruption

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 09:17

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras and the Organization of American States on Tuesday approved a new international team of experts to help its legal system fight corruption in the Central American country. President Juan Orlando Hernandez called the agreement signed in Washington a “historic” mission for a country that is controlled in many areas by […]

More come forward with allegations against Arkansas judge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 09:16

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas disciplinary panel says more victims have come forward with allegations against a judge already accused of carrying on inappropriate sexual relationships with defendants. The accusers claim Cross County District Court Judge Joe Boeckmann offered them reduced sentences and later took or requested inappropriate photos of them. The Arkansas […]

Cherry Point coal terminal: Proposal is shortsighted, greedy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 09:07

I was so happy to read the story, “Northwest tribes unite against giant coal project” [Page One, Jan. 17]. What a short-sided, greedy project that lines the pockets of the misguided few while destroying Native Indian fishing grounds — not to mention the collateral damage to hundreds of communities along the train route because the […]

US-Canadian agency: More work needed to protect Great Lakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 09:07

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. and Canada have done well at preventing Great Lakes water from being overused or raided by outsiders but should take additional steps to strengthen their legal protection against future grabs, an advisory organization said Tuesday. A compact between the region’s eight states, and similar legislation approved by the […]

Iowa caucus: A memorable dining landscape

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 09:01

The dining landscape in the state that begins the presidential nominating process has far more to offer than pedestrian local chains and state-fair-novelty renditions of their favorite white meat.

Deadly wildfires demand more state funding

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 09:01

As the January rains fall in Olympia, the urgency to increase firefighting funding fades for some lawmakers. That’s dangerous.

MLK parade: Officers’ garb sends unfriendly message

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 08:59

On Monday, I joined the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march from Garfield High School to downtown Seattle. Along the route, many police officers were directing traffic and assuring the safety of the marchers and the orderliness of the march. Most of the officers were either motorcycle or bicycle officers. All of them had their […]

JC Penney to start selling home appliances again

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 08:58

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney will sell refrigerators, washing machines and other appliances at some of its stores for the first time in more than 30 years. The move, announced Tuesday, comes as many department stores are under pressure to attract shoppers who are spending more money on their homes than on clothing. J.C. […]

Judge blocks defense lawyers from bailing before Carnation trial starts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 08:54

Accused killer Michele Anderson’s lawyers on Tuesday made a last-ditch attempt to be removed from the case after a jail “snitch” came forward with some information about a recent conversation with Anderson.