Seattle Times Headlines

5th-seeded Rafael Nadal, No. 2 Simona Halep lose in 1st round of Australian Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:58

Rafael Nadal was eliminated in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament for the second time in his career.

Seattle Thunderbirds shut down Saskatoon 4-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:54

Seattle outshoots the Blades 45-17 and Mathew Barzal has one goal and two assists.

Claim filed in death of mentally ill woman at Snohomish County Jail

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:53

The family is asking for $5 million in damages over the death of Marilyn Mowan, saying jail staff did not follow proper protocol to protect her.

China’s Taiwan office deputy head under investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:50

BEIJING (AP) — A deputy head of the Chinese Cabinet’s Taiwan Affairs Office has been placed under investigation for apparent corruption amid renewed scrutiny on Beijing’s policies toward the island. A brief statement from the ruling Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a brief statement that Gong was suspected of “serious violations […]

Drew Barrymore’s sets new sights for beauty brand

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:20

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood actress, director and author Drew Barrymore may soon add a new title to her resume: international retailer. Barrymore launched her Flower brand of affordable cosmetics exclusively at Wal-Mart in 2013. Now she says she’s in talks with retailers overseas to sell the cosmetics in such places as China, South America, […]

Oklahoma State men beat 3rd-ranked Kansas by 19 points

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:16

Host Oklahoma State beat No. 3 Kansas in men’s college basketball, leading Kansas coach Bill Self to wonder whether his team has enough mental toughness.

Report: Kurdish forces deliberately destroy Arab villages

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:16

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish forces are deliberately destroying Arab villages under their control, according to an Amnesty International report released on Wednesday. The human rights group said these actions could amount to war crimes. Kurdish forces have bulldozed, blown up and burned down thousands of homes in Arab villages recaptured from the Islamic […]

Tuesday’s prep boys swimming results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:46

Edmonds-Woodway defeated both Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace at Tuesday's meet.

Vancouver Canucks are outshot 49-20 in overtime loss to New York Rangers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:43

J.T. Miller scored 3:54 into overtime to give the host New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, who led 2-1 after two periods.

Seattle mayor, city attorney support legal-pot delivery program

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:35

They announced their approval of a proposal in Olympia to create a two-year pilot program that would allow a handful of licensed recreational-pot stores to deliver to legal customers in the state.

There’s a shady side to sudden interest in Ballard Eagles’ club

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:07

Tammany Hall’s got nothing on what’s going on these days out at the Salmon Bay Eagles club in Ballard.

Rent a cabin in winter? State parks plot ways to lure you in

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:06

Last-minute specials, a rewards program and demand pricing are on the horizon — along with a flurry of new building.

Darvish denies gambling as MLB looks into brother’s arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:57

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish said he is not and has never been involved in gambling activities amid a Major League Baseball investigation after the arrest of his younger brother in Japan. Darvish issued a statement through his agent Tuesday that says he understands MLB must conduct an investigation. “I am […]

Promoter Bob Arum plans a ‘Donald Trump undercard,’ where all fighters are Hispanic

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:55

Boxing promoter Bob Arum plans to make a statement against Republican presidential contender Donald Trump with an all-Hispanic undercard on his next big pay-per-view show.

Police investigate threats against schools in six states

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:53

Tuesday’s threats of violence, which affected dozens of schools in at least six states in the East and Midwest, were just the latest in a rash of threats against U.S. schools in recent weeks.

US, S. Korea say NKorea must pay high price for nuclear test

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:42

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean officials vowed Wednesday to make North Korea pay a high price for its defiant nuclear test earlier this month that caused worries about advancement in the North’s bomb program. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in South Korea on a diplomatic push for tougher […]

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx helps rescue driver from vehicle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:14

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has played super villains and antiheroes on screen. The role of super hero he apparently saved for real life. Foxx and the victim’s father, who met and talked Tuesday, said that Foxx and one other person pulled a man from his burning truck moments before it […]

Time for the Seahawks to make the O-line a top priority, not an afterthought

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:56

The Seattle Seahawks must stop ignoring the obvious problem on their offensive line that kept Russell Wilson under siege early in the season, instead of focusing on other areas.

Former Steelers receiver Antwaan Randle El: ‘If I could go back, I wouldn’t (play football)’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:51

Super Bowl hero, at 36 years old, has trouble walking down stairs, remembering simplest things