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Blue Bell says ice cream safe despite potential concern

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 06:44

HOUSTON (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries is reassuring customers that its ice cream is safe, even as it tries to determine if listeria has once again been found at one of its facilities. The Texas company is returning products to stores following contamination last year that was linked to three deaths and prompted a national […]

Kymeta wins $62 million in funding from Gates, others

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 06:42

The Redmond startup is developing small, mobile antennas for broadband connections in boats, cars and planes.

Upstate NY village mulls changing logo criticized as racist

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 06:36

WHITESBORO, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York village whose logo has been called racist and offensive because it appears to show a white man choking a Native American says it’s considering changing it. The Whitesboro website says the emblem dates to the early 1900s and depicts a friendly wrestling match between village founder Hugh […]

David Bowie, cultural pioneer, struck chord in Seattle music

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 06:27

David Bowie, who passed away two days after releasing his final album, had a deep influence on Seattle’s bands and gay-rights culture.

Judge reduces bond for mother of Texas ‘affluenza’ teen

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 06:17

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense for a deadly wreck could soon leave jail days after the two were caught in a Mexican resort town. A judge on Monday sharply reduced Tonya Couch’s bond from $1 million to $75,000. Couch is charged with hindering the […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 06:17

U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Monday after spending much of the day weighed down by the latest slide crude oil prices and uncertainty over China’s economy. Energy stocks fell sharply as the price of U.S. crude closed at the lowest level since December 2003. On Monday: The Dow Jones industrial average gained 52.12 points, […]

US court: FBI physical fitness test not discriminatory

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

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court says an FBI physical fitness test that imposes different standards for male and female trainees doesn’t amount to illegal sex discrimination. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reached that conclusion Monday in a lawsuit filed by Jay J. Bauer, an Illinois man […]

Witness: Dog detected traces of slain student in home, car

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 06:13

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former detective says a police bloodhound detected traces of a slain University of Virginia student inside the apartment and on the car door of the man charged in her killing. Former Louisa County detective Buck Gardner testified Monday at a pretrial hearing for 34-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr., who is charged […]

Every turnover a trophy for opportunistic Chiefs defense

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 06:09

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had six interceptions all of last season. They nearly had that many in their 30-0 romp over the Houston Texans on Saturday. Of all the reasons why the Chiefs have won 11 straight games, and ended a 22-year streak without a playoff win, their ability to […]

Apparent relaxation of security before drug lord’s recapture

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:46

LIMA, Peru (AP) — As the world’s most hunted man, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had to know the most sophisticated information and surveillance technology available was marshalled against him: satellites, unmanned aircraft, NSA and DEA eavesdroppers, malware-sowing Mexican state hackers. Yet Guzman may have let his guard down before receiving Hollywood actors Sean Penn and […]

Ambulance involved in Seattle crash; James Street closed

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:43

Seattle police are investigating a crash involving an ambulance in downtown Seattle.

Washington driver’s license good at airport security for 2 more years

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:36

Homeland Security sets January 2018 deadline before state’s standard-issue ID won’t pass checkpoints.

Police say they may have found remains of missing Florida toddler

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:32

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they think they have found the remains of a toddler who was reported missing last summer and whose mother and boyfriend have been charged with child neglect. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams and State Attorney Angela Corey announced during a news conference Monday that the remains were found […]

The Capitol Hill bike noodles are gone

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:28

The Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reported Sunday that those colorful blue bollards that were installed on Broadway a year and a half ago have been removed. They looked like giant pasta noodles to me, and I appreciated their bright color. But they didn’t prove useful to separate the bike lanes from the cars. They came […]

US bombs pile of Islamic State cash in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. defense official says American airstrikes are chipping away at the Islamic State group’s cash piles. An airstrike this week hit what the official called a “cash storage facility” in the city of Mosul, which is the militants’ main stronghold in Iraq. The official, who was authorized to discuss details only […]

Seahawks-Vikings most-watched early Sunday wild-card game

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:24

NEW YORK (AP) — The Seahawks’ comeback win over the Vikings is the most-watched early Sunday NFL wild-card game on record. NBC said Monday that Seattle’s 10-9 victory in frigid conditions averaged 35.3 million viewers, up 25 percent from the 28.3 million for last year’s Bengals-Colts matchup in the same slot. Records go back to […]

Powerball prize invites myths, misconceptions about lottery

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:22

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With up to $1.4 billion at stake in Wednesday’s Powerball, questions about the drawing seem to be as abundant as the convenience-store kiosks offering tickets for the record-breaking jackpot. The inquiries include many myths and misconceptions about the winners, the prize money and the system that decides them. A look […]

Without a net: ‘All-Star Orchestra’ premieres classical music on TV

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:21

Local composer Samuel Jones is one of a few — including Stravinsky and Gian Carlo Menotti — to premiere his work on TV, conducted by Gerard Schwarz on KCTS-9 this Sunday.

Secret Service agent recovering from car crash gets married

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:20

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Secret Service agent severely injured in a car crash in New Hampshire last month has married his fiancee at a Boston hospital where he’s being treated. Garrett FitzGerald was part of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s protective detail when the crash occurred. He got married Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital, […]

The Latest: ‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom asks for lower bond

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 04:43

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The latest on Tonya Couch, the mother of a Texas teen who used an “affluenza” defense in a drunken wreck, who is seeking a reduction of a $1 million bond after she and her son were captured in Mexico: 2:45 p.m. The mother of a Texas teen who used an […]