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AFC championship features more than just Brady, Manning

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:39

DENVER (AP) — Tom Brady and Peyton Manning still earn top billing in Sunday’s AFC championship between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos. It’s just that their 17th meeting no longer features a pair of icons in their considerable prime. While Brady remains as good as ever, Manning is clearly in his twilight. Abraded, […]

DC is quiet, but the zoo’s panda is out making snow angels

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:24

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington is closed, but a video of one of the zoo’s four pandas enjoying the snow there is making a lot of people smile. The video was posted on the zoo’s Facebook page and on Twitter on Saturday morning. It shows 18-year-old, 264-pound panda Tian Tian rolling […]

Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer fees

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:24

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The two ex-leaders of New York’s Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban. “When you get campaign dollars, people expect you to use them in campaigns,” said Sen. […]

Bush upbraids Trump at New Hampshire Republican forum

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:23

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush unleashed a fury of criticism against Donald Trump on Saturday before imploring New Hampshire voters to forgo the billionaire businessman in the state’s Feb. 9 primary. “You have a chance to reshape this whole primary,” Bush told hundreds of voters at a state Republican Party presidential […]

Wider change in Hollywood sought after Academy reforms

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:23

NEW YORK (AP) — The widespread outrage over two straight years of largely white Oscar nominees coalesced behind three damning, viral words: “OscarsSoWhite.” The hashtag, which activist April Reign is credited with creating, lent social-media unity to a tide of frustration that on Friday led to diversity reforms announced by the Academy of Motion Pictures […]

LeBron says he was surprised by Cavs coaching change

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:17

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James says he was as “surprised and caught off-guard like everybody” by the firing of Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, who took his team to the NBA Finals last season. James says he agrees with general manager David Griffin’s assessment that the Cavs aren’t as connected as they need to […]

In snow-covered Richmond, a good Samaritan in 4-wheel drive

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:59

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mike Aliff is a four-wheel-drive good Samaritan. The 31-year-old Richmond, Virginia, native spent Saturday morning driving around in his Jeep Wrangler looking for people to help as the massive snowstorm made its way through his state and others. After seeing motorist Paul Kay stuck alongside Midlothian Turnpike in suburban Richmond, Aliff […]

Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:56

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burials have begun for the 10 Burkina Faso nationals killed in last week’s attack on a cafe and hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, highlighting the local toll suffered in the latest West African country targeted by Islamic extremists. Three burial services were held Friday and more were expected over the […]

Airlines cancel nearly 5,500 flights due to blizzard

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:49

Flight tracking service FlightAware says more than 5,500 flights to, from or within the U.S. have been canceled this weekend due to the blizzard hitting the East Coast. The bulk of Saturday’s nearly 4,300 cancelations are at airports in the New York City and Washington areas. Another 1,200 flights were canceled for Sunday. Those cancelations […]

NYC salt shed, hailed as art, gets first winter test

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:35

NEW YORK (AP) — The building looks like a modern art painting come to life, all angles and edges, with concrete walls that can look bluish or grayish or whitish, or some combination of the three. It would be an unusual structure in any setting, but none more than the fairly prosaic function it was […]

Water distributed in Ohio village after testing finds lead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:15

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Volunteers are distributing water this weekend to residents of a northeast Ohio village after tests found lead levels that exceed federal standards. WFMJ-TV in Youngstown reports the American Red Cross and others distributed bottled water Friday night to some of the 8,100 people affected by elevated levels of lead found in […]

Global policymakers seek to reassure after market turbulence

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:09

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — At the end of another turbulent week in financial markets, leading global policymakers sought Saturday to ease concerns over the economic outlook for 2016 and insisted that the slowdown in China is a natural turn for an economy in transition. A high-level panel of finance officials held on the last day […]

Salmon anglers will soon converge in eastern Strait for Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby on Feb. 19-21

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:08

Tickets are now on sale for the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby that will be held on Feb. 19-21, a change from past seasons when it was held during Presidents Day Weekend. The derby covers more than 500 square miles of salmon fishing grounds, five weigh stations and a $10,000 prize for the largest fish. Tickets […]

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returns home

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:08

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe arrived home from a weeks-long vacation looking sprightly, quashing rumors that he had a heart attack. The 91-year-old president arrived late Friday, joking with Cabinet ministers, military leaders and senior members of the ruling ZANU-PF party who welcomed him at Harare International Airport, according to a video […]

Ohio parents arrested after 2-year-old is stuck in toilet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:00

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the parents of a 2-year-old northeast Ohio boy have been arrested and jailed after the toddler became stuck in a toilet while left alone in the family’s apartment. The (Canton) Repository reports ( ) that police were called to a Canton apartment Thursday after neighbors reported hearing a child […]

Money & Markets weekly review

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:00

A weekly roundup of stock market data

Xbox One is off to an unhappy new year in Japan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:00

Microsoft’s Xbox One is struggling in Japan, the latest data show. Also, Airbus delivers its first A320neo with no hoopla as Lufthansa steps in to be the initial recipient.

Century-old, mostly vacant Eitel Building may see new life

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:00

Lake Union Partners’ $30 million plan for the languishing Eitel Building is benefiting from broader efforts to clean up and redefine downtown Seattle’s Pike-Pine corridor.

As REI thrives, does it have members or merely shoppers?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:00

REI, America’s largest consumer co-op, strives to maintain its hard-earned authenticity. But less than 1 percent of members voted in its latest election, raising questions about what its member-owned status really means.

How to make most of credit card with annual fee

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:00

There are dozens of cards issued by banks that allow users to earn frequent-flier miles or points toward a free hotel stay. Others offer perks, like access to tickets before they are on sale to the public, or the ability to check a free bag on a flight.