Seattle Times Headlines

Probation ordered for gun buyer in Jewish site killings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 05:02

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri man has been sentenced to five years of probation for purchasing one of the shotguns that a white supremacist used in a deadly attack at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City. Forty-nine-year-old John Mark Reidle, of Aurora, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Springfield. He previously […]

Aurora Avenue traffic will be slow going for next month with lane closures

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 05:02

Transit rides will take longer on Aurora Avenue North for the next month, while construction pushes general traffic into the southbound bus lane. And during some nights and weekends, traffic will be scrunched into a single lane each way.

Elton John plays musical tribute to David Bowie in concert

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:59

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John didn’t just premiere tracks from his new album at his most recent concert, he offered a tribute to his late friend David Bowie. About halfway through John’s performance at the intimate Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles Wednesday night, he shared a story about Bowie, who died earlier this week. […]

Slaying of popular Seattle art teacher was unprovoked, charges say

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:53

King County prosecutors have charged a 55-year-old Seattle man with second-degree murder, accusing him of gunning down a beloved teacher on a Belltown sidewalk on Dec. 13.

Top GOP female says judge Gov. Haley on ability, not looks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:16

BALTIMORE (AP) — The House’s highest-ranking Republican woman said Thursday South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley should be judged on her abilities, not her looks, dismissing a remark by fellow Republican Rep. Steve King. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is fourth in leadership as the chair of the Republican Conference, was asked about King’s comment to […]

Top GOP female says judge Gov. Haley on ability, not looks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:16

BALTIMORE (AP) — The House’s highest-ranking Republican woman said Thursday South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley should be judged on her abilities, not her looks, dismissing a remark by fellow Republican Rep. Steve King. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is fourth in leadership as the chair of the Republican Conference, was asked about King’s comment to […]

Patriots Pro Bowl DL Chandler Jones: ‘I made a mistake’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:08

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones broke his silence on Thursday and said “I made a mistake” that led to his hospitalization over the weekend. Jones appeared in the New England locker room with 2 minutes left in the media availability. Asked if he felt the need to apologize to his teammates, […]

Patriots Pro Bowl DL Chandler Jones: ‘I made a mistake’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:08

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones broke his silence on Thursday and said “I made a mistake” that led to his hospitalization over the weekend. Jones appeared in the New England locker room with 2 minutes left in the media availability. Asked if he felt the need to apologize to his teammates, […]

Panel: Innocence lawyer violated ethics in helping client

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:05

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Bar has ruled that a lawyer who advocated for the wrongly convicted committed an ethical violation while trying to prove the innocence of a client. Multiple media outlets report a State Bar disciplinary panel ruled Thursday against Chris Mumma, director of the North Carolina Center on Actual […]

Panel: Innocence lawyer violated ethics in helping client

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:05

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Bar has ruled that a lawyer who advocated for the wrongly convicted committed an ethical violation while trying to prove the innocence of a client. Multiple media outlets report a State Bar disciplinary panel ruled Thursday against Chris Mumma, director of the North Carolina Center on Actual […]

Inslee orders Bertha tunneling stopped after sinkhole forms

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:59

Gov. Jay Inslee said he has issued an order to temporarily stop drilling at the Highway 99 tunnel project, following a sinkhole this week.

Inslee orders Bertha tunneling stopped after sinkhole forms

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:59

Gov. Jay Inslee said he has issued an order to temporarily stop drilling at the Highway 99 tunnel project, following a sinkhole this week.

Utility may have understated health threat from gas leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:59

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes has publicly understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked over the past three months, the company’s own data suggests. In trying to reassure the public there’s no […]

Utility may have understated health threat from gas leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:59

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes has publicly understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked over the past three months, the company’s own data suggests. In trying to reassure the public there’s no […]

Kurdish officials say they’re facing financial crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:59

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraqi Kurds, who field one of the most effective ground forces fighting Islamic State militants, are urgently asking the U.S. to help ease their budget crisis made worse by slumping oil prices and 1.8 million people who have fled fighting in Iraq and Syria. Officials from the Kurds’ semiautonomous region of northern […]

Kurdish officials say they’re facing financial crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:59

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraqi Kurds, who field one of the most effective ground forces fighting Islamic State militants, are urgently asking the U.S. to help ease their budget crisis made worse by slumping oil prices and 1.8 million people who have fled fighting in Iraq and Syria. Officials from the Kurds’ semiautonomous region of northern […]

Who is No. 2? Ranking the head coaches in Seahawks history

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:52

The top choice in our ratings — Pete Carroll — is no surprise, but there is some debate after that.

Who is No. 2? Ranking the head coaches in Seahawks history

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:52

The top choice in our ratings — Pete Carroll — is no surprise, but there is some debate after that.

Skinned, beheaded dog found near Port Orchard Wal-Mart

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:50

Officials are investigating the death of a dog that was found skinned and beheaded in Port Orchard.

Skinned, beheaded dog found near Port Orchard Wal-Mart

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:50

Officials are investigating the death of a dog that was found skinned and beheaded in Port Orchard.