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Man accused of fatal stabbing sues NYC transit authority

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

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of ambushing a New Jersey woman and stabbing her to death in her driveway is suing New York City’s transit authority for $50 million. The Record newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1RU5Xvn ) that Arthur Lomando’s attorney Andrew Plasse says his client was hurt after the killing when he fell from […]

Severance to be sentenced to life for multiple murders

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 21:26

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A serial killer convicted of killing three prominent Alexandria residents over the course of a decade as part of a general grudge against the city’s elite will be formally sentenced to life in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Fairfax County for Charles Severance of Ashburn. He was […]

Meow! Musical ‘Cats’ to return to Broadway this summer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 21:25

NEW YORK (AP) — “Cats,” once Broadway’s longest-running show, will not be a “Memory” for long — the musical is coming back to New York. A revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will return this summer to the Neil Simon Theatre under its original director, Trevor Nunn. Previews begin July 14 and opening night […]

Timeline of events in Alexander Litvinenko investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 21:22

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has published a report on the 2006 death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, saying President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by the Russian security service to kill him with poison. Here is a timeline of events surrounding the case: — 2000: Litvinenko flees Russia and seeks political […]

What to Watch on Friday at the Australian Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 21:15

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are back on court Friday for their third-round matches at the Australian Open. Six-time champion Williams is playing Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina. Djokovic, seeking his sixth Australian Open title, plays No. 28-seeded Andreas Seppi. Djokovic has never lost in 11 career meetings with the […]

Police open fire on ethnic protesters in Nepal, killing 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:37

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A government official says police fired on ethnic protesters in southern Nepal, killing at least two and wounding another eight. Government administrator Devi Bahadur Bhandari said the police acted as the ethnic Madhesi protesters tried to attack a political rally organized by the ruling communist party in Rangeli, near the border […]

The Latest: Light snow brings gridlock Washington region

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:24

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the heavy snowfall expected to the Washington area and possibly the Northeast. (all times local) 7:15 a.m. A light snowfall during evening rush hour that was more intense than expected led to icy gridlock throughout the Washington area with backups that lasted through the night in some areas. Treated […]

‘The Golf Scientist’ tames Abu Dhabi field with unique style

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:18

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau was still in high school when he told his father: “I think I can change the game of golf.” On Thursday, he was comparing his trailblazing qualities to those of Albert Einstein and George Washington, and calling himself “The Golf Scientist.” One thing’s for sure about […]

Kerry says Syria peace talks may be delayed by a day or 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:11

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Next week’s planned start of Syria peace talks may be delayed by “a day or two” for logistical reasons, but the process will begin roughly on time, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. Kerry said any delay in the U.N.-led negotiations would be due to sending out invitations to […]

The Latest: Italian mission tests migrant aid plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:05

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — The latest developments in Europe’s immigration crisis. All times local 1:45 p.m. An Italian ecumenical mission is in Lebanon this week to work out the final details of a pilot project to bring as many as 1,000 refugees to Italy on humanitarian visas so they’re not tempted to risk sea crossings […]

Southwest meets 4Q profit forecasts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:57

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $536 million. The Dallas-based company said it had net income of 82 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 90 cents per share. The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment […]

Pediatrician slain in home in affluent New York suburb

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:54

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A 58-year-old pediatrician at a New York City children’s hospital was slain inside her multimillion-dollar home in an affluent suburb. Police say it’s the first homicide in the Scarsdale village in nearly four decades. The house is owned by Dr. Robin Goldman and her husband, Jules Reich, who works in finance […]

Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:50

BEIJING (AP) — The Facebook page of Taiwan’s president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country’s “Great Firewall” into normally forbidden overseas social media to express displeasure over the recent election. President-elect Tsai Ing-wen is from a party that less friendly toward […]

Union president says Miami officer stabbed in face at casino

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:47

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer is recovering after being stabbed in the face by a patron at Magic City Casino. Miami Fraternal Order of Police President Javier Ortiz said via email that the officer also discharged his gun to protect himself and the public early Thursday. The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1npbFc4 ) reports witnesses […]

Student says ‘ISIS’ in Pledge, gets pulled from high school

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:31

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school student has been pulled out of classes and reported to police for substituting “ISIS” for the “United States of America” during the Pledge of Allegiance. “ISIS” is a term commonly used for the Islamic State group. Lt. Andrew Cota says the 15-year-old student at Ansonia High School […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:21

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. UK JUDGE: TWO RUSSIANS KILLED EX-AGENT Putin probably approved a plan by the FSB security service to kill Alexander Litvinenko, a vocal critic of the Russian president, Judge Robert Owen says. 2. MICHIGAN EMAILS SHOW DEBATE OVER […]

Indian millionaire gets life term for killing security guard

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:17

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian media say a millionaire has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his security guard last year by mowing him down with his luxury SUV in a rage. The court in the southern state of Kerala issued the sentence on Thursday, after convicting Mohammed Nisham of murder on Wednesday, […]

Sheriff: Louisiana man fatally shot after hostage standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:01

PORT BARRE, La. (AP) — Authorities in central Louisiana have fatally shot a man after a four-hour hostage standoff with police at a home. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells news outlets that 40-year-old Timothy R. Albert died from two gunshot wounds after police entered the home near Port Barre on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities […]

UK, Germany back Lagarde for new term at IMF

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:00

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Britain and Germany gave their key backing Thursday for Christine Lagarde to stay at the helm of the International Monetary Fund for a second term. The savvy Frenchwoman, however, held back from confirming she wants the job. While Lagarde has been widely praised for her leadership role at the organization, which […]

Sierra Leone has 2nd Ebola case after epidemic thought over

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:44

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A second case of Ebola emerged in Sierra Leone after health officials thought the epidemic was over, with a close relative of the first victim testing positive for the virus that has killed more than 11,000 people, authorities said Thursday. About 150 of the first victim’s contacts have been under […]