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Native American patterns on retro Valentino coats at Paris

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:20

PARIS (AP) — Icy winds and empty seats defined the first day of the menswear shows at Paris Fashion Week — with heightened security following November’s deadly attacks in the French capital. Some front-row celebrities were no-shows but they ended up missing out on top-notch creativity for the fall-winter 2016-17 season — like embroidered pearls […]

Local consumer prices edge downward

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:19

Dropping prices for energy, clothes and recreation helped lower consumer prices in the Seattle area in November and December

Local consumer prices edge downward

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:19

Dropping prices for energy, clothes and recreation helped lower consumer prices in the Seattle area in November and December

Wal-Mart to give pay raises to most of its workers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:19

NEW YORK (AP) — The vast majority of Wal-Mart’s U.S. employees will get raises as part of the world’s largest retailer’s previously announced commitment to invest in its workforce as it faces pressure from labor-backed groups and seeks to retain workers in a tighter labor force. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday said more than 1.2 […]

Wal-Mart to give pay raises to most of its workers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:19

NEW YORK (AP) — The vast majority of Wal-Mart’s U.S. employees will get raises as part of the world’s largest retailer’s previously announced commitment to invest in its workforce as it faces pressure from labor-backed groups and seeks to retain workers in a tighter labor force. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday said more than 1.2 […]

Audit: Vegas-area cabs overcharging public by $47M a year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:16

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — If the cash you doled out for a Las Vegas cab ride hurt your wallet, it’s not all in your head — auditors in Nevada also think taxi rates are outrageous. Las Vegas-area cabs are overcharging customers to the tune of $47 million a year, according to an audit released […]

Audit: Vegas-area cabs overcharging public by $47M a year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:16

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — If the cash you doled out for a Las Vegas cab ride hurt your wallet, it’s not all in your head — auditors in Nevada also think taxi rates are outrageous. Las Vegas-area cabs are overcharging customers to the tune of $47 million a year, according to an audit released […]

Snyder appeals Obama’s denial of disaster aid for Flint

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:16

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked President Barack Obama on Wednesday to reconsider his denial of a federal disaster declaration to address the drinking water crisis in Flint, saying its severity poses an “imminent and long-term threat” to residents. Obama declared an emergency — qualifying the city for $5 million — but […]

Snyder appeals Obama’s denial of disaster aid for Flint

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:16

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked President Barack Obama on Wednesday to reconsider his denial of a federal disaster declaration to address the drinking water crisis in Flint, saying its severity poses an “imminent and long-term threat” to residents. Obama declared an emergency — qualifying the city for $5 million — but […]

Huskies get commitment from Texas defensive end Levi Onwuzurike

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:16

Scout.com ranks Levi Onwuzurike as the nation's 101-ranked prospect.

Huskies get commitment from Texas defensive end Levi Onwuzurike

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:16

Scout.com ranks Levi Onwuzurike as the nation's 101-ranked prospect.

Stepmom of missing boy breaks silence, denies involvement

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:15

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stepmother of a missing Oregon boy has broken her silence, telling People magazine she never harmed him. Police have said Terri Horman took then 7-year-old Kyron Horman to his Portland school in 2010 and was the last person known to have seen him. He never showed up for class and […]

Stepmom of missing boy breaks silence, denies involvement

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:15

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stepmother of a missing Oregon boy has broken her silence, telling People magazine she never harmed him. Police have said Terri Horman took then 7-year-old Kyron Horman to his Portland school in 2010 and was the last person known to have seen him. He never showed up for class and […]

Spreading Zika virus a new economic strain for Latin America

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:27

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (AP) — A U.S. warning that pregnant women should avoid Latin American countries where a mosquito-borne virus is multiplying couldn’t have come at a worse time for a region that’s counting on tourism to give it a boost at a time of economic crises. The alert issued Friday by the Atlanta-based Centers for […]

Undefeated Garcia on quest for welterweight championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:22

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danny Garcia is as much a brand as he is a boxer in the Philadelphia neighborhood where he trains. His DSG initials — the interlocking S for Swift represents his style — are stamped on a gym, a car wash, a body shop and a barbershop. Much like in the movies, there […]

Texas A&M rolling toward NCAA tourney after 4-year absence

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:12

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M’s return to prominence has been several years in the making. You will have to excuse coach Billy Kennedy if he gets a little choked up when asked about the rise of the Aggies in his fifth year in College Station. “I’m just — I’m thankful,” he said, fighting […]

Greece OKs $402.5M offer from China’s Cosco for port stake

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:12

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s state privatization fund says it has approved an offer from China’s Cosco group to buy a 67 percent stake in the country’s largest port in a process initially opposed by the left-wing government. The fund said Wednesday it backs the improved offer from Cosco of 368.5 million euros ($402.5 million) […]

Puppy stolen, traded for crack, is found and OK

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:08

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A Yorkshire terrier puppy that was swiped from a Florida pet store, stuffed down a person’s sweater and traded for crack cocaine has been found unharmed. Largo police report in a news release that the $1,600, 2-pound pup was found Wednesday morning at a St. Petersburg animal hospital. Video surveillance at […]

Arizona city made famous by Eagles song celebrates Frey

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:08

Winslow, Arizona, was all but forgotten when a freeway displaced Route 66 and began whisking travelers around its downtown in the late 1970s. But it still had one thing going for it: Everybody wanted to stand on a corner in the small city after hearing Glenn Frey and the Eagles make it sound so cool […]

Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:06

NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now. A group of scientists, led by renowned Indian […]