Seattle Times Headlines

Spain: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake felt in African enclave

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:38

MADRID (AP) — A pre-dawn earthquake has sent people running into the streets and caused damage to buildings in Spain’s north African enclave Melilla. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake measured 6.3 on the Richter scale had its epicenter in the Mediterranean Sea about 77 kilometers (48miles) northwest of Melilla, a small Spanish city […]

Icy roads, spotty transit service follow East Coast blizzard

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:34

NEW YORK (AP) — East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. For many, the weekend extends into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Officials were […]

Magnitude-7.1 quake jolts Alaska; 4 homes lost

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:06

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-7.1 quake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. There were no reports of injuries, but four homes were lost to explosions or fire following the quake. Alaska’s state seismologist, Michael West, called Sunday’s early morning quake the strongest in […]

Authorities struggling to piece together daring jail escape

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:58

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a daring and elaborate escape: cutting through metal, crawling through plumbing tunnels, climbing a roof, rappelling four stories to freedom using ropes made from bedsheets. But this wasn’t a Hollywood movie; it was a real-life breakout that left authorities struggling to find three escapees — one an alleged killer […]

Video shows Paris attackers committing earlier IS atrocities

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:46

PARIS (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group purports to show the militants who carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris committing atrocities in IS-controlled territory while plotting the slaughter in the French capital that left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded. The group also threatens to attack Britain. The […]

Avalanche kills person near Mount Baker ski area

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:45

Search and rescue crews are planning to return to the area Monday to continue the search.

Postgame wrapup: Utah 80, Washington 75 OT

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:45

The Huskies had their chances, but defensive miscues, a slow start in overtime and poor offensive execution late led to Sunday's defeat.

Michigan AG to discuss investigation into Flint water crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:37

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is set to provide an update on his investigation into the water crisis in Flint. A statement from Schuette’s office late Sunday night said the attorney general will “discuss matters related to his investigation” at a press conference Monday morning. It provided no further details. Schuette, […]

Super Bowl 50: Residents list rentals at super-sized prices

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:34

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the San Francisco Bay Area, where high housing costs are notorious, residents looking to make a quick buck are offering to rent their homes at super-sized prices to the 1 million visitors expected for Super Bowl 50 festivities. There’s a luxury 8,500-square-foot home in San Jose, California, listed for $10,000 […]

Detroit teachers plan protest at court hearing on sick-out

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:29

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit teachers plan to protest before a judge hears arguments in a case that could force teachers to stop skipping school. A so-called sick-out by teachers has repeatedly forced the Detroit district to close schools during the past two weeks, keeping thousands of students at home. A judge will hold a hearing […]

AP INVESTIGATION: Feds’ failures imperil migrant children

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:25

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As tens of thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America crossed the border in search of safe harbor, overwhelmed U.S. officials weakened child protection policies, placing some young migrants in homes where they were sexually assaulted, starved or forced to work for little or no pay, an Associated Press investigation […]

Kerry dismisses posturing ahead of peace talks on Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:19

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday dismissed Syrian government claims and opposition complaints as posturing ahead of U.N.-led peace talks that are supposed to begin this week. Kerry, in Laos after discussing the negotiations with officials in Switzerland and Saudi Arabia last week, said he expected there would be […]

UW’s Lorenzo Romar on 80-75 OT loss to Utah

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:09

Romar on second-half defensive miscues: 'Guys we’re walking around like we were in slow motion. For whatever reason we weren’t as active in that second half and that allowed all kinds of things to happen.'

Report details Unabomber’s handwritten prison correspondence

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:09

FLORENCE, Colo. (AP) — In handwritten letters to hundreds of supporters and curiosity seekers, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski expressed shock over the 9/11 attacks and wrote that he preferred Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential race. Kaczynski also wrote to pen pals from federal prison in Colorado asking for more information about […]

Southern Methodist men suffer their first loss of season

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:03

Eighth-ranked SMU became the last NCAA Division I men’s team to lose this season when Devin Coleman scored a career-high 23 points and led Temple to an 89-80 victory.

A look at anti-crime measures proposed in New Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:02

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A push is underway in New Mexico to lengthen prison terms and let judges deny bail. The agenda is reminiscent of a wave of 1990s anti-crime laws that some states are now reversing. Here’s a look at some of the measures up for debate: BAIL REFORM A constitutional amendment to […]

US official: Afghan army ‘rebuilt’ for battle with Taliban

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:01

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. military official in Afghanistan says major restructuring and leadership changes are underway among Afghan army units battling the Taliban in southern Helmand province. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, the head of public affairs for the U.S.-NATO mission, says the Afghan army in Helmand is being “rebuilt,” with key […]

UW’s Andrew Andrews and David Crisp on 80-75 OT loss to Utah

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:59

Andrews tallies 17 points and Crisp connects on a clutch three-pointer to force overtime, but the Huskies had their three-game home winning streak snapped.

New Mexico weighs anti-crime laws as other states ditch them

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:57

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Criminal justice reform has become a hot topic around the nation amid a conversation about easing three-strikes sentencing laws, scaling back mandatory sentencing laws and focusing on rehabilitation. That’s not the case in New Mexico, where lawmakers assembled last week for a new legislative session. Lawmakers and the governor are […]

No. 20 UCLA ends its losing streak to Stanford at 21 games

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:39

No. 20 UCLA led all the way in beating 12th-ranked Stanford 56-36, snapping the Bruins’ 21-game skid against the perennial Pac-12 women’s basketball powerhouse.