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Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 07:11

___ Weak growth and shaky markets put pressure on central banks WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s central banks are under pressure to do something about slumping economies and panicky stock markets. The question is, can — or will — they do much that would help? The head of the European Central Bank signaled this week […]

2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor Seattle theaters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:48

The Seattle Theater Writers Critics’ Circle has announced its 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, which recognizes performances from the previous year at professional Seattle theaters.

Zach Scott to return to Seattle Sounders for 2016 season

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:47

Veteran defender Zach Scott is returning to the Seattle Sounders for his 15th professional season, the club announced Friday afternoon, because of course he is. The 35-year-old center back has played in more than 300 games for the Sounders bridging the USL and MLS eras and been written off nearly as many times. Scott wasn’t […]

Air Force: Human error damaged nuclear-armed missile in silo

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says maintenance errors by three airmen damaged a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo, a mistake that cost them their nuclear certification and triggered an accident investigation. The accident happened May 17, 2014, but the Air Force only explained the consequences Friday after questions by The Associated Press. It […]

Man’s body found in drainage ditch in Snohomish

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:45

A man’s body was found Friday morning in a drainage ditch in Snohomish.

Rapper Young Dro arrested on a drug charge in Atlanta

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:37

ATLANTA (AP) — Jail records show rapper Young Dro has been arrested on a drug charge in Atlanta. The Clayton County jail’s website lists Young Dro as being arrested Thursday afternoon for violating the Georgia controlled-substance act. Dro’s real name is D’Juan Montreal Hart. Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury says the 37-year-old has been charged with […]

Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo inmate arrested in domestic violence case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:36

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A Uruguayan police official says a former Guantanamo detainee resettled in the South American nation has been arrested on a domestic violence complaint. The official says Syrian national Omar Abdelhadi Faraj was detained Friday by police. The person was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of […]

Officer convicted due to dashcam video sentenced to 5 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:31

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer convicted of misconduct and other crimes with the help of a dashcam video has been sentenced to five years in prison. Bloomfield Officer Orlando Trinidad and a fellow officer were found guilty in November of official misconduct, falsifying public records and other offenses. Officer Sean Courter’s […]

Government official says at least 2 dead in school shooting in Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:26

LA LOCHE, Saskatchewan (AP) — Government official says at least 2 dead in school shooting in Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:21

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in more than a month on Friday as oil prices surged, lifting energy stocks. Tech stocks also climbed as Apple had its biggest rise since August. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average surged 210.83 points, or 1.3 percent, to 16,093.51. The Standard & Poor’s […]

Judge orders new medical examination of Sumner Redstone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a medical examination of Sumner Redstone as part of an ongoing court fight over the media mogul’s health and mental capacity. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David J. Cowan said Friday that a doctor hired by the mogul’s ex-girlfriend should evaluate Redstone’s health and mental health. […]

Trump, GOP leaders realizing they may need each other

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:47

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization that they’ll need each other if the billionaire businessman becomes the party’s presidential nominee. The GOP establishment is no fonder of Trump than when he first roiled the campaign last summer […]

Obama enlists Pentagon to overhaul security clearance system

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is enlisting the Pentagon to help overhaul the federal security clearance system following a devastating data breach. The director of national intelligence, James Clapper, and other officials say the government is creating a new agency called the National Background Investigations Bureau. That agency will be part of the Office […]

Runaway cow roped by New York City police gets new home

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:44

NEW YORK (AP) — A cow that was captured by police after fleeing from a New York City slaughterhouse has been taken in by an animal sanctuary and renamed for rock legend Freddie Mercury. Online video showed the brown and white cow trotting past shops and restaurants on Thursday afternoon. The founder of the Skylands […]

Designer makes gowns out of car interior material

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:44

DETROIT (AP) — One auto supplier is taking the term “ready to wear” to a whole new level. Inteva Products commissioned a fashion designer to produce four gowns using the same thermoplastic material the maker of engineered components and systems places in the instrument panel surfaces of some General Motors vehicles. The results were on […]

Lawyers ask to delay Hastert sentencing on health grounds

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:38

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert have asked a federal judge to delay sentencing in his hush-money case because of his recent hospitalization for a stroke and other health problems. A Friday court filing says the Illinois Republican has been unable to prepare for his Feb. 29 sentencing because of […]

NFC championship game features 2 of NFL’s best cornerbacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:36

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cornerbacks might have the toughest job in the NFL. They are expected to shadow a receiver, who knows where he’s going while the defender doesn’t, and the rules are stacked against them. Few truly excel at the job. This season, Arizona’s Patrick Peterson and Carolina’s Josh Norman might have been the […]

United flight rolls to the end of Chicago runway

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:34

CHICAGO (AP) — A Federal Aviation Agency spokesman says a United Airlines flight from San Francisco rolled all the way to the end of a runway when it landed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro had no further details about the landing of Flight 734 about 11:55 a.m. Friday. He said the […]

Prince Ali confident he can win FIFA presidential election

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:29

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prince Ali of Jordan is confident he can win the FIFA presidential election and turn around what he says is a critical situation facing football’s governing body. Prince Ali, who is one of five candidates for the presidency vacated by Sepp Blatter, told reporters in New Zealand on Friday he […]

Testimony casts doubt on defense claim in 1991 murder case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:29

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A retired Arizona detective cast some doubt Friday on a defense theory in the case of a woman charged with killing her young son in New Jersey 25 years ago. Thomas Van Meter testified in an evidence hearing in the case of Michelle Lodzinski, a former Florida resident charged in […]