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1st of 9 defendants sentenced in massive Navy bribery case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:58

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first of nine defendants in a massive U.S. Navy bribery case was sentenced to 27 months in prison Thursday for providing classified military information to a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for an iPad, hotel stays, monthly cash payments and other gifts. Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Layug told the […]

Kobe looks back 10 years after his “mystical” 81-point game

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant remembers exactly what he had to eat in the 24 hours before he scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors 10 years ago Friday. The rest is a beautiful blur in the mind of a 20-year NBA veteran as he looks back on the most prolific, ridiculous individual night […]

budgetdirector-schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:44

The state budget director said Thursday lawmakers will not finish the work required to fix the way Washington pays for public schools during this legislative session, because they require deadline pressure to reach the difficult compromises needed to cut a final deal. Budget director David Schumacher said during a media briefing that no one ever […]

Elway calls Kubiak his equal not his employee

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:43

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway is adamant that Gary Kubiak was never his understudy during their playing days together and certainly isn’t his underling now. “I’ve looked at it the whole time — even when I was the starter, Gary and I were equals,” Elway said Thursday. “Gary and I, we’ve been friends, but […]

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:42

___ Falling oil prices could lead consumers to spend more later WASHINGTON (AP) — Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market. But a silver lining could appear eventually. Cheaper gasoline and heating oil are giving consumers worldwide more money that they can use to step up spending later — and perhaps energize economies in […]

$7M grant to help clear career path for community-college students

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:37

A $7 million grant will allow Washington’s community colleges to clarify and simplify the path students must take to different career fields.

Watch: New Seattle Sounder Jordan Morris climbs to top of Space Needle, faces fear of heights

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:34

The Seattle Sounders brought new signing Jordan Morris to the top of the Space Needle for a photo shoot on Thursday afternoon, where the forward faced his fear of heights before lifting a team scarf.

Another person has died after skydiving accident in Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:32

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Another person has died after a skydiving accident in Arizona. Eloy Fire District officials told ABC15 that the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Skydive Arizona, located about 60 miles south of Phoenix. Details are sketchy and the name of the person isn’t immediately available. A call to Skydive Arizona […]

Hawaii could be 1st to start long-term care elderly benefit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:27

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are introducing a bill that could make the state the first in the nation to offer long-term care benefits to seniors. Democratic Sen. Rosalyn Baker said during a legislative hearing Thursday that the bill would provide eligible seniors with a benefit of $70 per day for a year. The seniors […]

Donald Trump: “A little establishment” doesn’t hurt

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:26

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday there’s nothing wrong with a little deal-making to get things done. “You know what? There’s a point at which: Let’s get to be a little establishment,” he told about 1,500 people at a rally at the Las Vegas South Point Resort and Casino. […]

Mom’s lawyer: Murder charges in babies’ deaths ‘speculation’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:24

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman who lived in a filthy home where the skeletal remains of three babies were found has told a judge murder charges against her are the result of “pure speculation” by prosecutors. The Springfield Republican reports (http://bit.ly/1Jm5HT3 ) attorney Keith Halpern made the comments Thursday in […]

Regional director with US Environmental Protection Agency resigning in connection with drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:24

CHICAGO (AP) — Regional director with US Environmental Protection Agency resigning in connection with drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Seahawks position breakdown: Jimmy Graham trade still comes with an incomplete grade

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:43

Seattle's trade for Jimmy Graham was the big news of the year at the tight end position --- but also a trade that still has an incomplete grade.

Appeals court: Clean Power Plan can proceed pending review

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:38

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what environmentalists hailed as a victory for efforts to curb climate change, an appeals panel in Washington on Thursday rebuffed efforts to delay enforcement of President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions until legal challenges are resolved. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued […]

Chicago school district announces layoffs in central office

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:36

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago Public Schools says the district will lay off some of its central office staff on Friday. District CEO Forrest Claypool’s statement came a day after top Illinois Republicans called for a state takeover of the financially troubled school district, which has a nearly $1 billion budget deficit […]

Officials unsure whether Flint water linked to Legionnaires

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:33

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say they still aren’t certain whether there’s a link between a drinking water crisis in Flint and an increase in local cases of Legionnaires’ Disease. A report Thursday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says nine people died of the bacterial illness between June 2014 and […]

Dubai pet lion escapes, found roaming the streets

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:31

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Residents in the Al Barsha neighborhood of Dubai might have noticed a stranger roaming their streets Thursday when a lion went out for a stroll. The Dubai-based Gulf News website reports that authorities captured the lion, which had escaped its owner’s home. Though it is illegal to keep as […]

Seattle swing clarinetist Hamilton ‘Ham’ Carson dies at 86

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

A beloved figure in the swing and Dixieland jazz scene, “Ham” Carson played clarinet weekly at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant in Pioneer Square — as well as at Bill and Melinda Gates’ engagement party.

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 […]