Seattle Times Headlines

Super Bowl 50 keys to the game: Will it be a grand finale for Broncos QB Peyton Manning?

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 33 min ago

Seattle Times staff reporter Bob Condotta breaks down Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 34 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors have given LinkedIn a poor job review in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $10 billion in the professional networking service’s market value after it issued a surprise forecast for slower growth this year. LinkedIn shares plunged almost 44 percent on Friday, a day after the […]

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man on moon, dies at 85

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 35 min ago

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man to walk on the moon and later devoted his life to unexplained phenomena, has died in Florida. During his time on the lunar surface, he conducted a mental telepathy experiment. He was 85.

Feds seek life sentences for courthouse gunman’s children

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 35 min ago

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking life sentences for the former husband and sister-in-law of a woman fatally shot at a Delaware courthouse. Prosecutors recommended the sentences for Amy Gonzalez and David Matusiewicz in court papers this week. The two face sentencing along with their mother, 69-year-old Lenore Matusiewicz, later this month. Prosecutors […]

Hola: Texans-Raiders in Mexico City on Nov. 21

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 36 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hola. The NFL is heading back to Mexico. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday that the Oakland Raiders will host the Houston Texans in a Monday night game on Nov. 21 at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. It’s the first game there since 2005, when Arizona beat San Francisco 31-14 before 103,467 […]

Progress reported in NY talks with Argentina bond creditors

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 41 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A court-appointed mediator in New York says two of six leading bondholders have agreed to settle their longstanding claims against Argentina. Mediator Daniel Pollack said Friday that Argentina offered bondholders a $6.5 million deal to settle cases stemming from its 2001 default. Holdout bondholders were seeking about $10 billion. Both sides […]

Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 42 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small house. Her husband, the late Lamar Hunt, noticed what fun the kids were having with the Super Balls, shortly before […]

Unabashed gluttony takes center stage at Philly’s Wing Bowl

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 45 min ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With those around him sick and stuffed, Dennis Rodman needed to brush up on the rulebook. When a queasy chicken-wing contest competitor could digest no longer and heaved brown, lumpy chunks on a plate of discarded bones — and the crowd roared with unapologetic glee — the basketball Hall of Famer wanted […]

NY man who said sleep aid made him kill girlfriend sentenced

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 46 min ago

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who said a sleeping aid caused him to fatally strangle his girlfriend has been sentenced to serve between 20 years and life in prison. Rockland County prosecutors say 38-year-old Nixon Bourguignon was sentenced Friday on a murder charge in connection with the death of Shannon Coleman, […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 49 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month. Technology stocks fell especially hard, and shares of LinkedIn had their worst day in history. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 211.61 points, or […]

Canada eases certain sanctions against Iran

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 35 min ago

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran over that country’s nuclear ambitions. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Friday that he wants to re-open a dialogue with Iran. The dialogue effectively ended in 2012 when the previous Conservative government severed relations, closed Canada’s embassy in Tehran and expelled […]

Recalls this week: power cords, vacuum cleaners

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 37 min ago

More than 2 million Microsoft power cords that can overheat and emit flames are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include vacuum cleaners with cord plug problems and dive computers that can short-circuit. MICROSOFT POWER CORDS DETAILS: Power cords sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers. The recalled […]

NFL commissioner Goodell says Pro Bowl could be changed, and two personal fouls could mean an ejection

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 46 min ago

The future of the Pro Bowl and a proposal to have two personal fouls result in an ejection were among the highlights of Roger Goodell's press conference Friday.

Lions Gate shares plunge on earns miss as merger hopes fade

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 49 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shares of Hollywood studio Lions Gate plunged Friday after it missed earnings expectations due to the underperformance of the finale of “The Hunger Games” and investors fled as hopes diminished for the company to become an acquisition vehicle. The stock collapsed more than 27 percent to close at $18.53 Friday, its […]

Texas authorities move ‘affluenza’ teen to adult jail

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 49 min ago

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been transferred to an adult jail. Records show that 18-year-old Ethan Couch was moved Friday from a juvenile detention center to the Tarrant County jail. A hearing had been scheduled for Feb. 19 to determine whether […]

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Taiwan

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 57 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck around 3 p.m. EST Friday, or 2000 GMT, about six miles (10 kilometers) underground. The temblor was located some 22 miles (36 kilometers) southeast of Yujing, according to the survey.

Puddle of Mudd singer pleads not guilty in vandalism case

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 3 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin has pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge filed after his arrest at a home he recently lost in foreclosure. Los Angeles District Attorney spokesman Greg Risling says Scantlin entered the plea Friday. The 43-year-old singer was arrested Jan. 9 by Los Angeles police […]

Marshawn Lynch goes Beast Mode on Conan O’Brien’s Super Bowl video game preview segment

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 6 min ago

Marshawn Lynch has become a regular guest on Conan O'Brien's late night show, and he never fails to deliver.

Mariners Hall of Famer Lou Piniella hired by Reds as senior advisor to baseball operations

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 8 min ago

The 72-year-old Piniella will serve as a consultant with the Reds and spend time with the team in spring training. He managed the Reds from 1990-92 and led them to the World Series title in 1990.

Lawmakers, magistrate want to defend gay marriage exemption

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 8 min ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina lawmakers and a magistrate have asked a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law involving civil marriages challenged as discriminatory against gays. They largely blame their request on Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is personally opposed to the law but whose office represents the state […]