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Pittsburgh man’s obituary asks voters not to vote for Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:53

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh chiropractor’s obituary is asking people to not vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in lieu of sending flowers. Jason Brown tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1nE7BEu ) he and his brother decided to include the line in their father’s obituary after recalling one published in August for a New Jersey […]

Fort Campbell will reject licenses from 5 states

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:45

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell will no longer be able to accept driver’s licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington as proofs of identity. Fort Campbell spokesman Bob Jenkins tells local media that as of Thursday, anyone from those five states or the American Samoa who tries to get a pass […]

Hawaii telescope official: Fate of project rests with state

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:37

HONOLULU (AP) — The executive director of the embattled Thirty Meter Telescope says he wants to move forward with the project but is waiting to hear from state officials about how to proceed after the Hawaii Supreme Court invalidated a key construction permit. Ed Stone spoke to reporters Friday after participating in a Chamber of […]

Snowstorm wreaks havoc on sports schedule and team travel

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:34

A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States disrupted the sports schedule Friday while wreaking havoc with team travel plans. Two NBA games and one in the NHL were postponed as were plenty of basketball games and NASCAR’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The NBA said Boston’s game at Philadelphia scheduled for Saturday night will be […]

Gov’t: 10th death linked to exploding Takata air bags

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials say a Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide caused by defective Takata air bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials announced its conclusion on Friday. They say […]

22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids in another break between the party and the administration over its handling of Central American immigrants. In a letter Friday, the senators wrote that the raids were sweeping up mothers and children who face […]

The Latest: ‘Academy is going to lead,’ president says.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:27

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The latest on Friday’s statement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a series of diversity reforms approved by the board of governors late Thursday (all times PST): 12:34 p.m. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 51-member board of governors unanimously approved a series of […]

AP Newsbreak: Film academy announced reforms to diversify

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:24

The film academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board of governors. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the changes Friday, following a weeklong storm of criticism and calls for an Oscar boycott after academy […]

Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar to open Saturday with free rides

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18

Long delayed, Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar will start service Saturday. Rides on the 2.5-mile route will be free over the weekend.

Corbis sale to Chinese company may be boon to Getty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:18

Under the deal, Corbis is being sold to Visual China Group. In turn, under an agreement crafted with VCG, Getty Images will have the right to license Corbis’ images in countries across the world, except China.

1 dead in listeria outbreak linked to packaged lettuce

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 12 people in six states have been hospitalized in the outbreak. Salads have been sold under the names Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little […]

Some want to block Wisconsin coyote hunting contest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:46

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coyote hunting contest in northern Wisconsin is drawing criticism from some conservationists who call the contests “blood sport.” An online petition is circulating to halt Saturday’s event in Argonne, where hunters will take home prizes for the largest coyote shot that day, the smallest and the most killed. Such contests […]

Flurry of commitments vaults Huskies’ recruiting class up national rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:43

With 16 known recruits in this class, it appears the Huskies have room for one more recruit before the Feb. 3 signing day.

Actress Dash: BET lies to black people

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:43

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t look for actress and Fox News Channel contributor Stacey Dash to be working on any more BET shows for a while. Dash questioned the black-oriented network’s very existence this week and wouldn’t back down despite criticism. She wrote on her website that BET lies to its viewers and promotes segregation. […]

Official: Haiti presidential runoff will be postponed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:39

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The spokesman for Haiti’s electoral council says that a much-criticized presidential runoff election will be postponed for a second time. Roudy Stanley Penn tells The Associated Press that the Provisional Electoral Council has agreed to postpone the presidential and legislative runoffs that had been set for Sunday. Penn did not immediately […]

CDC says 1 person dead from listeria linked to Dole salads

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:37

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said one person died and about a dozen others were sickened from a listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads made at a Dole processing facility. The salads were made in Springfield, Ohio, the CDC said. Those infected were spread in six states: Indiana, Massachusetts, […]

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill tosses fly to fishing fun at Rocky Ford Creek

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:32

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Well, I finally found the time to get back down to Rocky Ford Creek, near Ephrata, with my fly rod. I really picked a great day, too. When I arrived in the early afternoon it was sunny and clear […]

Clinton faces challenge in Iowa caucus reminiscent of 2008

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:32

WASHINGTON (AP) — Recall this 2008 storyline: Hillary Clinton enters the presidential campaign as the Democratic front-runner, runs into an inspirational candidate who generates big crowds and enthusiasm. And she winds up in a dogfight in Iowa. Sound familiar? With 10 days left before Iowa’s lead-off caucuses, Clinton finds herself in a heated contest against […]

Laurelhurst home to spectacular views, houses

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:30

Pricey Laurelhurst neighborhood is home to wealthy people who enjoy water views and proximity to the University of Washington and University Village shopping center.

Michigan panel offers plan of returning safe water to Flint

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:29

DETROIT (AP) — Here is the latest on the Flint water crisis. (All times local) ____ 2:15 p.m. An advisory panel to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is recommending steps the state should take to get reliable drinking water back to Flint residents. Most Read StoriesSeahawks' offseason could also mean the end of ties to the […]