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Polls open in Taiwan’s presidential election with China-friendly Nationalists appearing set to lose power after 8 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:03

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Polls open in Taiwan’s presidential election with China-friendly Nationalists appearing set to lose power after 8 years .

How to make a stop-motion love story: filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson on ‘Anomalisa’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:53

An interview with filmmaker Charlie Kaufman (“Being John Malkovich”) and co-director Duke Johnson about the making of their strange, stop-motion love story “Anomalisa.”

Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:37

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. 20th Century Fox says that it used a wearable wristband on over 100 people in test screenings for Oscar-contender “The Revenant” before […]

Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:37

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. 20th Century Fox says that it used a wearable wristband on over 100 people in test screenings for Oscar-contender “The Revenant” before […]

Ex-UW Huskies Jermaine Kearse, Kasen Williams and Kevin Smith create unique dynamic with Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:31

Says Seahawks receivers coach Dave Canales: “They are like brothers, because they have spent so many years together. So it makes it really fun.’’

Ex-UW Huskies Jermaine Kearse, Kasen Williams and Kevin Smith create unique dynamic with Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:31

Says Seahawks receivers coach Dave Canales: “They are like brothers, because they have spent so many years together. So it makes it really fun.’’

Court: Blind student’s lawsuit against university is settled

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:31

CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys have settled a federal lawsuit filed by a blind student who accused Ohio’s Miami University of using technology that presented a barrier to her education. U.S. District Court records show attorneys for Aleeha Dudley and the university reached a settlement following mediation Friday but it’s subject to “modest continuing negotiations.” Attorneys […]

Court: Blind student’s lawsuit against university is settled

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:31

CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys have settled a federal lawsuit filed by a blind student who accused Ohio’s Miami University of using technology that presented a barrier to her education. U.S. District Court records show attorneys for Aleeha Dudley and the university reached a settlement following mediation Friday but it’s subject to “modest continuing negotiations.” Attorneys […]

Transgender restrooms: Create safe places for everyone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:30

The debate about the “new state regulation guaranteeing transgender people having access to restrooms and locker rooms according to their identity” should not even be happening [“States rules for transgender restroom access set of debate,” Local News, Jan. 11]. The reality is that transgender people need a safe place to use the restroom and locker […]

Transgender restrooms: Create safe places for everyone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:30

The debate about the “new state regulation guaranteeing transgender people having access to restrooms and locker rooms according to their identity” should not even be happening [“States rules for transgender restroom access set of debate,” Local News, Jan. 11]. The reality is that transgender people need a safe place to use the restroom and locker […]

Kennedy Catholic hires Sheldon Cross as its new football coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:26

Kennedy Catholic hired Sheldon Cross as its new football coach, the school announced on Friday.

Kennedy Catholic hires Sheldon Cross as its new football coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:26

Kennedy Catholic hired Sheldon Cross as its new football coach, the school announced on Friday.

E-Cigarette in luggage blamed for smoke, emergency landing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:20

Hawaiian Airlines says an e-cigarette illegally put in a checked bag may have caused smoke and an emergency landing. The cargo-smoke indicator in the cockpit lit up during a flight from Honolulu to Maui on Tuesday, an airline spokesman said Friday. Alex Da Silva said the captain turned on the plane’s fire-suppression system, declared an […]

E-Cigarette in luggage blamed for smoke, emergency landing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:20

Hawaiian Airlines says an e-cigarette illegally put in a checked bag may have caused smoke and an emergency landing. The cargo-smoke indicator in the cockpit lit up during a flight from Honolulu to Maui on Tuesday, an airline spokesman said Friday. Alex Da Silva said the captain turned on the plane’s fire-suppression system, declared an […]

Judge: Kansas official had no authority to encumber voting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:18

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has no legal right to bar voters who use a federal form to register from casting ballots in local and state elections, a judge ruled Friday. The summary judgment in Shawnee County District Court came in a lawsuit in which two Kansas voters challenged the […]

Judge: Kansas official had no authority to encumber voting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:18

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has no legal right to bar voters who use a federal form to register from casting ballots in local and state elections, a judge ruled Friday. The summary judgment in Shawnee County District Court came in a lawsuit in which two Kansas voters challenged the […]

Regions Bank announces 260 layoffs in first quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Regions Bank officials say the company is planning to eliminate 260 positions in the first quarter of 2016. Officials said in a statement Friday that the move is “part of an effort to improve efficiency and restructure the company’s expense base.” Company officials say the bank will continue examining its business […]

Regions Bank announces 260 layoffs in first quarter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Regions Bank officials say the company is planning to eliminate 260 positions in the first quarter of 2016. Officials said in a statement Friday that the move is “part of an effort to improve efficiency and restructure the company’s expense base.” Company officials say the bank will continue examining its business […]

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 […]

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 […]