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Revenge of the nerds bodes well for Boeing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:25

Have problem-solving geeks wrested Boeing back from the corporate slash-and-burners? A surprising labor peace with engineers suggests there’s hope.

Mariners reach agreement with last two arbitration-eligible players

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:13

There will be no arbitration hearings for the Seattle Mariners this offseason.

Trolley friends begin fundraising

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:09

The Friends of the Benson Trolleys have begun a fundraising effort.

Taiwanese rally behind flag-waiving pop star

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:06

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese pop star has apologized for waving the island’s national flag on a South Korean television program, reigniting the complex issue of national identity on a day when voters are electing a new independence-leaning president and national legislature. Outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou and candidates from the ruling and opposition parties […]

Seattle-area MLK holiday celebrations

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:04

Community events throughout the holiday weekend in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Family mourns Columbia student who died in crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 12:01

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered for an outdoor service in New York City to say goodbye to a Columbia University student killed in a crash in Honduras. Daniella Moffson and her friends Olivia Varley Erhardt and Abigail Flanagan were killed Wednesday when their bus veered off a steep cliff. The three traveled […]

Chicago suspect’s last words: ‘I give up. I’m shot.’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:53

CHICAGO (AP) — The last words of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect fatally shot by a white Chicago police officer in 2013 were, “I give up. I’m shot,” according to documents released Friday, a day after the city released video of the shooting. A bullet struck Cedric Chatman in the side, pierced his heart and […]

Pitcher Jake Arrieta asks for $13 million in arbitration; Chicago Cubs offer $7.5 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:42

Jake Arrieta, last year’s National League Cy Young Award winner, had the largest gap among 35 players who swapped proposed figures with their teams in salary arbitration. Arrieta asked for $13 million; the Chicago Cubs offered him $7.5 million.

Huskies men’s basketball looking for split of Arizona trip after getting routed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:17

Washington senior Andrew Andrews missed Friday’s practice with an ankle injury, but he is expected to play. “Even if the foot was broke I would try to play,” Andrews said following Thursday’s 99-67 defeat at No. 18 Arizona.

Martin Luther King: An extraordinary life

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:14

Explore our tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., collecting the story of his life; photos of the times in which he lived; and perspectives from politicians, activists and ordinary citizens on his tremendous legacy.

Outlets seek to unseal Planned Parenthood shooting documents

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:09

DENVER (AP) — Several news organizations are petitioning the Colorado Supreme Court to reverse a judge’s order to seal details of the case against Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear. The local and national news outlets, including The Associated Press, filed the petition Friday, arguing the public has a constitutional right to monitor the […]

Ethics board clears former state commerce officials

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:07

The Executive Ethics Board dismissed as “obviously unfounded or frivolous” a series of complaints filed last summer concerning several officials’ new jobs with startups benefiting from a clean-energy grant program.

If Seahawks avoid Josh Norman, Panthers’ other defensive backs have a plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:01

If the Seahawks choose to stay away from the All-Pro Norman like they did in their Oct. 18 matchup, Russell Wilson will go after a pair of corners who were out of football when that game was played.

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:00

A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Jan. 15.

S. Korea prosecutors seek 20 years for American in new trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 10:27

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have asked for a 20-year prison term for an American charged with fatally stabbing a South Korean university student at a Seoul Burger King restaurant in 1997. Prosecutors made the request Friday at the end of the new trial of Arthur Patterson from California, according to spokesman […]

15-year-old hopping from building rooftops falls, dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 10:23

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old girl who was hopping from rooftop to rooftop in New York City fell between buildings to her death. Natalya Jimenez was found in an alley off a series of four- and five-story brick buildings in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Police say she and two friends […]

Pregnant women told to avoid countries with Zika outbreaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 10:20

NEW YORK (AP) — Pregnant women should avoid traveling to Latin America and Caribbean countries that have outbreaks of a tropical illness linked to birth defects, health officials said Friday. The illness is caused by the Zika virus which is spread through mosquito bites. It causes only a mild illness in most people. But it’s […]

Tuesday’s prep wrestling results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 10:00

Franklin, Liberty and Kamiak all recorded victories.

Tuesday’s prep swimming results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 09:58

The Shorewood boys won 10 events to top Mariner, 138-48.

Seahawks fan has plan to attend all road playoff games

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 09:33

Victor Alcantara doesn’t consider himself a Seahawks “Super Fan” despite his penchant for following them around the country.