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The Latest: GOP undercard debate underway in SC

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:05

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Here is the latest from the GOP presidential debates, sponsored by Fox Business Network, in North Charleston, S.C. All times local. ___ 6:04 p.m. Carly Fiorina is blazing out of the gate in her opening statement, delivering backhanded compliments to her two male rivals and a not-subtle swipe at Democratic […]

Head of heir location firm to plead guilty in antitrust case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The owner and president of a company that identifies and locates potential heirs to an estate has agreed to plead guilty as part of an ongoing federal antitrust investigation, the Justice Department said Thursday. Richard A. Blake Jr., whose firm is in Braintree, Massachusetts, has agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department […]

Game thread: Washington hopes to upset No. 18 Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:00

The Huskies (11-4, 3-0 Pac-12) seek to snap a four-game losing streak to the Wildcats (13-3, 1-2). Arizona has a 47-game home winning streak and UW coach Lorenzo Romar is 3-10 at McKale Center.

Movie bargains: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘The Peanuts Movie’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:00

Here are some theaters offering discounted movie tickets during the week of Jan. 15.

‘Dreams Rewired’: Tying history of technology, surveillance

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:00

Movie review of “Dreams Rewired”: This is a tedious but thought-provoking documentary, made up entirely of found images, about the rise and convergence of social, scientific and entertainment media since the late 19th century. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

Tom and Huck’s new incarnation in ‘Band of Robbers’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:00

Movie review of “Band of Robbers”: Contemporary heist film draws inspiration from Mark Twain. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

Oscar nominee ‘Theeb’ screens at Northwest Film Forum

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:00

Art-house screenings during the week of Jan. 15 include the Jordanian drama “Theeb,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”; “Return of the River,” about the Elwha river; and “Saturday Night Fever.”

Travel poll: Do you check work email on vacation?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:22

This week’s question: When you’re on vacation, are you really on vacation? Or are you still electronically drawn to the office  — by choice, or by expectation? Tell us.  

Holy Names’ Jordan Oakes named Washington’s Gatorade Runner of the Year

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:22

Jordan Oakes, who won the Class 3A individual state championship in cross-country in the fall with a time of 17:53.5, was named the Gatorade Washington Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year on Thursday. The junior from Holy Names is now a finalist for the national award that Gatorade will award later this month.

Classes at North Dakota college canceled over threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:22

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck police say they are still trying to locate the person believed to have made a threat to Bismarck State College, prompting the school to go on lockdown. The school canceled its remaining Thursday afternoon and night classes as officers continue investigating. College President Larry Skogen says officials received a report […]

Mountain lion kittens found in mountains near Los Angeles

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:21

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The National Park Service says biologists recently discovered two mountain lion kittens in the Santa Monica Mountains west of Los Angeles. Jeff Sikich, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area biologist, says the births indicate the quality of the habitat is high for such a relatively urban area. The park service […]

Woman attacked on Australian creek bank by leaping crocodile

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:20

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities say a 68-year-old woman is in a stable condition in an Australian hospital after a crocodile lept from a creek and bit off part of her arm. Government official Peter Carstairs said on Thursday the woman was attacked Wednesday afternoon on a creek bank on the edge of the town […]

Navy leader seeks new ways to combat sexual assault

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:17

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy’s new top officer is launching several initiatives targeting the problem of sexual assault in the ranks. Adm. John Richardson, who took over as chief of naval operations in September, said Thursday he wants to make clear that he is as committed as any of his predecessors to trying to eliminate […]

Latest: Protest over Flint water targets Michigan governor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:10

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local): 5 p.m. Dozens of people — some lugging jugs of dirty water in protest of the water crisis in Flint — have criticized Republican Gov. Rick Snyder during a demonstration Thursday inside the Michigan state Capitol. MLive.com and […]

Goldman Sachs says it has $5.1B agreement to settle US mortgage investigation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:09

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs says it has $5.1B agreement to settle US mortgage investigation .

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:03

U.S. stocks closed broadly higher on Thursday, led by gains in oil and gas companies as the price of crude turned higher. The gains came a day after the market had its worst drop since September. It was a reprieve for the energy sector, which has been battered in recent months as crude oil prices […]

Coroner: Rene Angelil, husband of Celine Dion, dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 05:58

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rene Angelil, Celine Dion’s husband and manager, has died at his suburban Las Vegas home, authorities said Thursday. He was 73 and had battled throat cancer. Angelil died in Henderson under the care of a doctor, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said. Angelil died of natural causes, and no further investigation […]

NYC mayor on cusp of possible horse carriage deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 05:20

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are close to a deal that would save Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages from a threatened ban. A City Hall official not authorized to speak publicly about ongoing union negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday the plan would substantially reduce the number of horses operating in the […]

Planned Parenthood sues activists who made undercover videos

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 05:17

Planned Parenthood filed a federal court lawsuit Thursday alleging extensive criminal misconduct by the anti-abortion activists who produced undercover videos targeting the handling of fetal tissue at some Planned Parenthood clinics. “The people behind this fraud lied and broke the law in order to spread malicious lies about Planned Parenthood,” said Dawn Laguens, the organization’s […]

‘Power Rangers’ actor arrested in stabbing death last year

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

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A former “Power Rangers” actor has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death with a sword at their Southern California home. Thirty-six-year-old Ricardo Medina was arrested Thursday for murder. He’s jailed on $1 million bail. Medina allegedly stabbed Joshua Sutter several times in the abdomen on Jan. 31 of […]