Seattle Times Headlines

Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev loses bid for new trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:05

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehvz) bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution. The restitution order issued Friday by Judge George O’Toole Jr. is seen as largely symbolic because Tsarnaev is in […]

Phoenix bus drivers’ union accepts new deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:01

PHOENIX (AP) — A bus drivers’ union approved a new agreement with a transit company Friday, bringing an end to a weeklong strike that shut down bus routes in Phoenix. Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433 accepted the deal and all drivers will return to work Saturday, city officials said. The contract was voted […]

Phoenix bus drivers’ union accepts new deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:01

PHOENIX (AP) — A bus drivers’ union approved a new agreement with a transit company Friday, bringing an end to a weeklong strike that shut down bus routes in Phoenix. Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433 accepted the deal and all drivers will return to work Saturday, city officials said. The contract was voted […]

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch: ‘Bags are packed’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:35

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of running back Marshawn Lynch Friday that his bags are packed and he is expected to play Sunday in a divisional playoff game against the Carolina Panthers.

Speedup for phone-line Internet? Possible — if location is right

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:33

New G.Fast technology could make a big difference for an Internet subscriber on Whidbey Island, Patrick Marshall writes, but it would depend on distance from the nearest telephone exchange. He also has answers concerning a long-running script and a Windows 10 problem with Excel.

What was the best Seahawks quote this season?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:30

The top 10 Seahawks quotes of the season.

Business Highlights

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:22

___ Get used to it: Big drops for stocks are back again NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, this is scary. Stock prices plunged again Friday and are down more than 8 percent in just two weeks, an unprecedented slide for a start of a year. Most Read StoriesThis guy got Sir Mix-A-Lot’s old phone number […]

Former Mexican politician Humberto Moreira detained in Spain

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:22

MADRID (AP) — A prominent former Mexican politician was detained Friday at Madrid’s airport by anti-corruption officers and was being questioned by a judge, Spanish officials said. Former Institutional Revolutionary Party chief Humberto Moreira was taken into custody based on a Spanish arrest warrant, said an official with the national police who spoke on condition […]

‘Grizzly Adams’ star Dan Haggerty dies at 74

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:19

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Haggerty, the rugged, bearded actor who starred in the film and TV series “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams” about a mountain man and animal trainer, has died. Haggerty died Friday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, according to his manager, Terry Bomar. Haggerty was 74 […]

Steelers-Bengals clash results in $83,665 in fines

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:19

The NFL fined four players and two coaches a total of $83,665 for their actions in the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati wild-card game. Bengals cornerback Adam “Pac-Man” Jones was fined $28,940 for contact with an official, a foul that moved the Steelers closer for their game-winning field goal in the final seconds Saturday night. His teammates Wallace Gilberry […]

Officer’s civil, state cases loom after federal acquittal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:14

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer acquitted of using excessive force on an Indian man still faces state and federal charges, but legal experts say the outcome of the civil rights trial will likely influence the approach to those cases. U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala granted a motion to acquit Madison police officer […]

Peter Dundas makes Cavalli menswear premiere

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:12

MILAN (AP) — David Bowie’s pioneering rock ‘n’ roll femininity is gaining currency, still after decades, on fashion runways and was strongly evident in Peter Dundas’ menswear premier for the Roberto Cavalli fashion house. “Where do I begin?” Dundas said when asked about Bowie’s influence on his designs after the show Friday evening. “Bowie’s almost […]

UW’s Andrew Andrews sits out practice, but Lorenzo Romar says he’ll play Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:10

The Pac-12 scoring leader sprained his ankle and was held to a season-low nine points in Thursday's 99-67 loss at No. 18 Arizona. After a little rest, he's expected to return for the Arizona State game.

Thursday’s GOP debate seen by 11.1 million viewers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:35

NEW YORK (AP) — Thursday’s GOP debate drew 11.1 million viewers to Fox Business Network, according to the Nielsen ratings company. That clash of Republican presidential candidates was the sixth for the GOP in this election cycle, and was the least-watched thus far. Last month’s faceoff, aired on CNN, was seen by 18.2 million. The […]

Take 2: For a Seahawks fan, numbing cold gives way to euphoria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:31

Seahawks fans Brett Miller goes to Minneapolis with a friend to watch the Seahawks-Vikings game.

Breakthrough season quiets Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s detractors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:26

The Panthers finished the regular season 15-1 behind Newton’s 45 total touchdowns. The quarterback remains a lightning rod, but the barbs have felt less vitriolic once the wins began piling up.

High court will hear Microsoft appeal over Xbox lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:21

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether Microsoft Corp. must face a class action lawsuit by disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who say the console has a design defect that scratches game disks. The justices agreed Friday to hear an appeal from Microsoft arguing that individual claims by the plaintiffs […]

Reaction to MGM’s plan to charge for parking on Vegas Strip

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:20

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International said Friday that it will become the first major casino company to start charging visitors for parking on the Las Vegas Strip. Competitors, customers, experts and officials reacted to the move that will change a long-running perk as Sin City increasingly caters to visitors who come for costly […]

Frozen Web page means wrong toll rates for I-405 commuters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:18

A new state Web page stuck Friday morning, so the wrong toll rates appeared during the Interstate 405 commute.

Ex-Houston officer convicted in drug cartel-related case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:18

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted of helping a Mexican cartel traffic drugs. A federal jury in New Orleans convicted Noe Juarez on Friday of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Prosecutors say […]