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Tribe asks feds to stop armed group’s free travel at refuge

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:47

The Burns Paiute Tribe wants federal officials to bar armed activists from traveling back and forth to a national wildlife preserve they are occupying in southeastern Oregon, fearing tribal artifacts will go missing or the group will disturb burial grounds. The small group took over buildings at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge more than three […]

Ski report: Brief break Monday, then soggy weather forecast with no change in sight until weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:18

Skiers and snowboarders heading to the hillsides will see a mixed bag of weather throughout the week, which could be dominated by mushy snow and puddle-laden trails. A brief upper ridge has positioned itself over the state Monday providing sunbreaks and a rise in the freezing level – 1,000 to as high as 8,000 feet. […]

Catchings, Bird, Taurasi headline finalists for US team

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:18

Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are in line to try for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal. The trio headlined the 25 finalists for the U.S. women’s basketball Olympic team that were announced Monday. They have helped the Americans win gold at the past three Olympics and hope to be on the team […]

Democratic senator blocks Obama’s pick to head FDA

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is blocking President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration. Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey says in a statement that he’s put a hold on Dr. Robert Califf’s nomination. Markey wants the agency to be tougher on abuse of opioid painkillers. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

UN urges AU to address South Sudan situation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:14

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is urging African Union states to address South Sudan’s failure to meet a deadline to establish a transitional government of national unity. Ban Ki-moon said through his spokesman Monday that forming a transitional government is an “essential step” in implementing a peace deal between South Sudan’s government and […]

Songwriting sets Grammy nominee Courtney Barnett apart

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:10

NEW YORK (AP) — Even with rock ‘n’ roll on the outskirts of popular music today, you can still pass by thousands of garages pulsing with the sharp, guitar-based sound favored by Courtney Barnett and her band. What sets Barnett apart, and earned the 28-year-old Australian a Grammy nomination for best new artist, is her […]

Huskies links: Jaydon Mickens scores touchdown in NFLPA Bowl

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:07

Four former Huskies participated in all-star games over the weekend.

Libya lost $68B from attacks on oil, industry chief says

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:04

LONDON (AP) — Libya will fall further into chaos if its political factions don’t quickly form a unity government, the head of the state oil company warned Monday, noting country has already lost some $68 billion lost oil sales because of attacks by Islamic extremists. Mustafa Sanalla, who is in London to attend a conference […]

Rivera: LB Davis has surgery, expected to play in Super Bowl

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:03

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says All-Pro linebacker Thomas Davis had surgery Monday morning on his broken right forearm, but is expected to play in the Super Bowl. Rivera says it’s “my understanding is if everything goes well it is something he can mostly certainly play with — so we are excited […]

Apple’s iPhone success may be reaching its peak

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:00

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple could soon face one of its biggest challenges to date: Peak iPhone. Most analysts believe Apple surpassed its own record by selling more than 74.5 million units of its flagship product in the final three months of 2015. But there are signs that iPhone sales in the first three months […]

Allow Native communities to recruit dental therapists

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:53

Low-income communities of every race across this state face substantial financial and geographic barriers to dental care. If we’re smart, we’ll embrace proven new models of care.

The Latest: Tribe asks feds to stop armed group from travel

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:04

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local): 9:05 a.m. The Burns Paiute Tribe is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to prevent an armed group from moving freely on and off a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. The […]

Garfield boys basketball ranked No. 9 in MaxPreps Xcellent 25

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:02

Garfield has six players averaging double-digit points, led by Jaylen Nowell's 16.2 per game.

Watch our Ignite Education Lab speakers present their inspiring stories about education

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:56

Eleven speakers presented five-minute talks at our Ignite Education Lab event at Town Hall Seattle last Thursday.

British explorer Henry Worsley dies on solo Antarctic trek

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:52

LONDON (AP) — A British adventurer attempting to become the first person to cross the Antarctic alone and unsupported has died after collapsing from exhaustion within miles of his goal. Former army officer Henry Worsley was just 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the end of the almost 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) trek when he called for help […]

US stocks slide as energy prices tumble; Twitter falls

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:50

NEW YORK (AP) — Another drop in energy prices is dragging down oil and gas companies in midday trading, leading the overall market lower. Chevron and Exxon Mobil each fell 1 percent. The price of U.S. oil fell 5 percent to $30 a barrel in New York. Twitter dropped 4 percent after several top executives […]

Big East looks like beast, but NCAA tournament to tell tale

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:50

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When the Big East underwent its metamorphosis in 2013 and returned to its basketball-centric roots, the question was whether the conference could recapture the magic of its heyday. The initial answer wasn’t promising. Four of its 10 teams reached the NCAA tournament and none made it past the first weekend. “I […]

Ex-cop pleads guilty to killing woman, ditching body

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:47

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former suburban Milwaukee police officer pleaded guilty to killing an Oregon woman and ditching her body in a suitcase along a highway on Monday, the same day his trial was set to begin. Steven Zelich pleaded guilty in the death of 19-year-old Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, whose body was […]

A month after raising rates, Fed faces darker global economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:43

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates from record lows last month, the global picture has darkened. Stock markets have plunged. Oil prices have skidded. China’s leaders have struggled to steer the world’s second-biggest economy. All of which raised a delicate question: Did the Fed err in raising rates for the first […]

Assault charge filed against Missouri assistant professor

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:33

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri assistant professor is charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with a run-in with student journalists during campus protests last November. Columbia city prosecutor Steve Richey filed the municipal court complaint Monday against 45-year-old Melissa Click. The assistant professor of communications confronted a student photographer and a student […]