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Arizona’s Floyd comes on strong after slow start to season

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:04

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Statistically, Michael Floyd ranks third among the Arizona Cardinals’ trio of talented receivers. That’s a bit misleading, though. After a slow start to the season, a result of surgery to repair three dislocated fingers early in training camp, Floyd has been coming on strong. After catching two touchdown passes in the […]

Latest: US Supreme Court won’t stop Texas inmate’s execution

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:04

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The latest on the scheduled execution of Texas inmate Richard Masterson, who was convicted in a 2001 strangulation that he claimed was accidental (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to stop the execution of a Texas man for a killing 15 years ago that he claimed […]

Ex-Oklahoma officer asks for new trial on rape, sex crimes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 07:03

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping and sexually victimizing eight women while on duty has filed a request for a new trial on the eve of his sentencing. Attorney Scott Adams filed the request on behalf of former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw late Wednesday. A sentencing hearing for […]

Star of reality show ‘Wicked Tuna’ pleads guilty to fraud

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 07:01

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man once featured on the reality television show “Wicked Tuna” has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Vermont he received government benefits while he was fishing on the show. Fifty-year-old Paul Hebert (HE-burt), of Gloucester, Massachusetts, appeared Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Burlington where he pleaded guilty to charges […]

The mellifluous violin of Baiba Skride

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:59

The young, Latvian violinist Baiba Skride makes her Seattle Symphony debut with Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3.

Seattle Seahawks sign one-time Washington Husky Josh Shirley to a futures contract

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:47

The Seahawks have signed one-time UW Husky Josh Shirley to a futures contract. Shirley spent the 2015 season with Tampa Bay and the Oakland Raiders.

Seattle Sounders expected to unveil Jordan Morris as Homegrown Player signing at Thursday ‘special presentation’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:42

The Seattle Sounders will host a “special presentation” on Thursday morning at the team's clubhouse in Pioneer Square, and all indications are that the club will unveil Mercer Island native Jordan Morris as its newest Homegrown Player signing after the player turned down a contract offer in Germany earlier this week.

Kentucky coal death is nation’s 3rd fatal in new year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:42

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A coal miner in western Kentucky died after being pinned against a wall by a mobile digging machine in an underground mine, the first coal mining death in the state this year and the third nationally. The death prompted a top U.S. mine safety official to call for increased enforcement and […]

St. Paul officer apologizes for Facebook post on protesters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:40

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police officer is apologizing for a post he made on Facebook urging drivers to run over protesters who rallied against the police killings of two black men in the Twin Cities last year. Sgt. Jeff Rothecker apologized Wednesday in a statement released by the St. Paul Police […]

Kentucky coal death is nation’s 3rd fatal in new year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:37

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A coal miner in western Kentucky has died after being pinned against a wall by a mobile digging machine in an underground mine, the first coal mining death in the state this year and the third nationally. The death prompted a top U.S. mine safety official to call Wednesday for increased […]

5 charged in alleged scheme to steal drug secrets

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:31

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five people have been accused in federal court of taking part in an alleged scheme to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline and sell them to competitors in China. Charges in the indictment include conspiracy to steal trade secrets and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors said many products […]

Nielsen’s top programs for Jan. 11-17

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:07

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 11-17. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Playoff: Green Bay at Arizona, NBC, 33.73 million. 2. “NFL Playoff Post-Game,” (Pittsburgh at Denver), CBS, 31.17 million. 3. College Football Championship: Alabama vs. Clemson, ESPN, 25.67 million. Most Read StoriesAfter groom gets cold feet, bride gives […]

In Tech: Minecraft for schools, Amazon Dash, data encryption

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

Microsoft is buying the educational version of Minecraft and has plans to create a bigger and better version of the popular world-building video game that’s designed for classrooms. The Redmond, Washington, software company will partner with TeacherGaming LLC, creator of MinecraftEdu, to transform that game into “Minecraft: Education Edition.” Financial terms were not disclosed. Microsoft […]

Joe McDermott running for Jim McDermott’s 7th District seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:02

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott says he’ll seek the 7th District seat of retiring 14-term Rep. Jim McDermott.

Football dominates the TV ratings, helping Sean Penn

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:59

NEW YORK (AP) — Football dominated the past week in the television ratings — and Sean Penn was among the beneficiaries. The Nielsen company said Sunday’s edition of CBS’ “60 Minutes” was seen by 20.6 million viewers, its largest audience since a postelection interview with President-elect Barack Obama in 2008. The show opened with a […]

2nd defendant, US citizen, pleads guilty in UN bribery case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:55

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen has become the second person to plead guilty in New York City in connection with a bribery scandal at the United Nations. Sheri Yan entered the plea in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday. A Chinese businesswoman pleaded guilty in the case a week ago. The case resulted in […]

Snohomish County closes on first buyout of land in Oso slide

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:54

The Snohomish County Council has agreed to buy 100 remaining parcels of land where the deadly 2014 slide struck.

Miller and Harris back for this AFC title game vs. Brady

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:51

DENVER (AP) — Backslaps for the backups. That’s all pass-rusher Von Miller and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. could provide the last time the New England Patriots played the Denver Broncos for the AFC championship. The backbone of Denver’s dominant defense is ready for the rematch Sunday. “I was happy for my teammates then, I’m happy […]

Baby fur seal found in bushes at California business park

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:50

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — An emaciated baby northern fur seal is recovering after it was found in some bushes at a San Francisco Bay Area business park. Hayward police said on their Facebook page that the dehydrated and malnourished seal was found after someone called about the pup around 6 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the […]

Carol Rava named CEO of Technology Alliance

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:48

She succeeds longtime leader Susannah Malarkey, who announced last summer that she planned to step down at the end of the year.