Seattle Times Headlines

Wealth inequality rising fast, Oxfam says

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:35

Tax havens could be fueling the growing gap between the rich and the poor, according to one study. Another report suggests that a divide also exists between the social-oriented rich, those will to help others, and the self-oriented rich.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says he expects QB Carson Palmer to be less conservative

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:19

About that hyper-conservative approach the Arizona Cardinals took in the first half against the Green Bay Packers: You won’t see that again. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians promised as much Monday,

UW to demolish 2 old dorms, build 5 new ones

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:14

The University of Washington is preparing to rework student housing on the north end of campus, replacing two old dorms with five new ones.

Girls basketball: Lynnwood, Mikayla Pivec come out firing in big win over Beamer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:02

It won’t affect any league standings or path to the postseason, but coach Everett Edwards made sure Lynnwood took its game with Beamer seriously. And it showed early, as the Royals bolted to a 40-19 halftime lead and coasted to a 62-38 victory in the King Showcase showdown.

Mariners’ scout Ken Madeja receives ‘Legends in Scouting’ award

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:00

Ken Madeja, a special assistant to general manager Jerry Dipoto and longtime Mariners' scout, was recently honored by his peers with a "Legends in Scouting" award.

AP Source: Tigers reach 6-year deal with Justin Upton

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:56

DETROIT (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a $132.75 million, six-year contract with free-agent outfielder Justin Upton. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. The deal is pending a physical, and Upton can opt out after […]

Duke falls out of AP women’s basketball poll for 1st time in 16 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:39

Duke’s streak in the Top 25 is over after a 16-year run. The Blue Devils fell out of The Associated Press women’s basketball poll after 312 straight weeks.

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham’s rehab from knee injury going smoothly, coach Pete Carroll says

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:28

Carroll said Graham, who was injured Nov. 29 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, is in Florida, his offseason home.

Seahawks’ Russell Okung still representing himself in free agency

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:20

The left tackle will be a free agent for the first time. "It’s going to be a really interesting experience," he said.

Bruce Irvin might accept less money to remain with Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:12

The free agent to be said he might be willing to take a $3 million to $5 million less in his total deal, though “probably three.”

Jan. 18 TV Picks: ‘War & Peace’ on History, Lifetime and A&E

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:11

Also airing Monday, Jan. 18, 2016: “The Bachelor” on ABC and “Superstore” on NBC.

Bernie Sanders courts voters in Alabama on King Day

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:04

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With polls showing him running well in Iowa and New Hampshire, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took aim at what might be unusual territory for a self-described democratic socialist: the Deep South. Yet a crowd of more than 5,000 packed into Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, Monday night to hear the […]

Seahawks’ Thomas Rawls expects to be ready for start of season, says ankle is pain-free

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:03

His health is especially important considering the Seahawks are expected to cut ties with running back Marshawn Lynch.

Family celebrates big contract with Dee Gordon of Miami Marlins

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:03

Dee Gordon signed a $50 million, five-year contract with the Miami Marlins as more than a dozen relatives watched at a news conference. “My family stuck with me through the hard times,” Gordon said. “I’m glad they’re here for the good times.”

MLK Day protesters block 1 span of SF-Oakland Bay Bridge

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:43

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of demonstrators caused the shutdown of one direction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in a police-brutality protest tied to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Members of the group stopped vehicles in all the westbound lanes at about 4 p.m. Monday. They chained themselves and the cars together […]

Pete Carroll: Seahawks can be ‘really good’ next season, even with expected roster changes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:34

RENTON — It was a season that left Pete Carroll and the Seahawks wanting more. But it also was a season, he said when meeting the media for the final time Monday, that left him thinking more is just around the corner. “We come out of the game with an interesting mentality,’’ Carroll said after […]

China confirms missing Hong Kong publisher in mainland

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:28

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities say they have received confirmation from Chinese security officials that a bookseller whose disappearance three weeks ago raised international concern is in the mainland. Hong Kong police said late Monday that they received notice from Guangdong province’s public security department that Lee Bo was “understood” to be in […]

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: ‘Very high hopes for the future’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:23

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he thinks the team has a bright future despite the disappointing ending to the 2015 season.

Bellevue swimming, Mikayla Pivec highlight Top 10 performers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:21

Bellevue swimming put on an impressive performance against Issaquah and Mikayla Pivec scored big to lead Lynnwood, highlighting this week’s Top 10 performers.