Seattle Times Headlines

Senate to consider stricter screening for Syrian refugees

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:50

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will consider rigorous new screening procedures for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking to enter the United States as national security looms large for voters in an election year. Propelled by the Islamic State group’s attacks in Paris, the GOP-backed legislation raced through the House last November with 289 votes. That […]

HEALTHBEAT: Complex issue of when to stop mammograms

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in between is the issue they’ll all eventually face: when to stop. “There’s a point at which everybody begins to scratch their head and say how much longer do you have to keep doing this?” […]

Tennis officials deny suppressing fixing alleged in reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:47

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennis authorities have denied suppressing evidence of match-fixing or overlooking suspected cases amid reports on the opening day of the Australian Open alleging widespread corruption at the top level of the sport. In the reports published before the tournament began Monday, the BBC and BuzzFeed News alleged that the Tennis Integrity […]

Another potential ‘First Guy’ on the 2016 trail: Meet Frank

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:46

MARION, Iowa (AP) — There’s another man out on the presidential campaign trail this year looking to become America’s first gentleman. While former President Bill Clinton tours the country on behalf of his wife, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, Frank Fiorina is hitting the road in Iowa and other early voting states for his wife Carly […]

Airstrike targets police facility in Yemen’s capital

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:46

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials in Yemen say at least 20 people have been killed or wounded in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting a building used by police in the capital, Sanaa. The officials, who are loyal to anti-government Shiite rebels known as the Houthis, say several people are believed to be […]

GOP establishment concedes uphill battle to win NH, Iowa

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:43

HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) — After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential race, in Iowa and New Hampshire early next month, are Donald Trump’s and Ted Cruz’s to lose. That leaves many GOP traditionalists, who fear each candidate would be a […]

Debate Takeaways: Gloves come off between Clinton, Sanders

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:37

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In their final debate before the Iowa caucuses, the gloves came off between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Shouting over each other at times, the two leading Democratic presidential candidates engaged in some of their toughest exchanges of the campaign on Sunday night, underscoring the narrowing race between them in the […]

AP PHOTOS: Rescuing Borneo’s threatened orangutans

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 15:39

SUNGAI MANGKUTUB, Indonesia (AP) — In a dense strip of peat swamp jungle along the banks of Mangkutub River in the heart of Borneo, a conservationist aims his tranquilizer rifle at an orangutan high in a tree and fires two darts. The giant, red-haired primate slides down the tree on its own and soon loses […]

Iraqi official: Americans kidnapped from interpreter’s home

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 15:27

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi government intelligence official confirms to the Associated Press that the missing Americans were kidnapped from their interpreter’s home in Baghdad. The kidnapping occurred, the official said, after the Americans were invited into the home of their interpreter in the southern Baghdad neighborhood of Dora. The official spoke on condition of […]

From caddie games to Sony Open winner for Fabian Gomez

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 15:19

HONOLULU (AP) — Some of the toughest battles Fabian Gomez ever faced were with the other caddies he grew up with in Argentina. Money didn’t come easily. He got by on about $20 per round as a caddie in Resistencia, and he mowed lawns to earn extra cash. Cutting grass paid more. But it was […]

Tech at the symphony: Boston orchestra loaning patrons iPads

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 15:12

BOSTON (AP) — A night at the symphony usually means silencing cellphones and mobile devices before the music starts. But as part of an effort to draw in a younger audience, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is loaning select patrons iPads loaded with content specific to each performance. They’ll be able to view sheet music for […]

Islamic State’s double standards sow growing disillusion

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 15:07

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — Mohammed Saad, a Syrian activist, was imprisoned by the Islamic State group, hung by his arms and beaten regularly. Then one day, his jailors quickly pulled him and other prisoners down and hid them in a bathroom. The reason? A senior Muslim cleric was visiting to inspect the facility. The cleric […]

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 14:42

An election win for Taiwan’s opposition, an attack by Muslim militants in the heart of Jakarta and fans mourning the death of David Bowie were among major news events captured in images from around Asia last week. Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party’s Tsai Ing-wen, who will be the island’s first female president, soundly beat Eric Chu […]

Mariners’ catcher Jesus Sucre suffers a broken leg in Venezuela

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 14:40

The Mariners confirmed that catcher Jesus Sucre suffered a broken leg while playing winter ball in Venezuela.

Breaking down the Seahawks’ loss to the Panthers and what is next

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 14:37

Seattle Times beat reporters Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks break down Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers and talk about what is next as the team head into the off-season.

Gomez goes on birdie binge

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 13:58

Fabian Gomez beat Brandt Snedeker on the second playoff hole to win the PGA Tour Sony Open in Honolulu. Gomez closed with an 8-under-par 62 to force the playoff.

Shots fired at officers during police chase in Lakewood

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 13:30

Shots were fired at officers during a pursuit Sunday night, police said.

Williams wins opener in style

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 13:26

American Serena Williams made a bright start to her Australian Open title defense, holding up one finger and twirling in her neon-yellow outfit after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-4, 7-5.

China expected to report slower but still strong growth

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 13:23

BEIJING (AP) — As international markets watch anxiously, China is due to release a flood of data Tuesday that are likely to show economic growth slowed in the latest quarter but still is among the world’s strongest. ___ BY THE NUMBERS Private sector forecasters say growth in the world’s No. 2 economy at best came […]

Afghan official: New round of 4-country talks set to begin

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 13:20

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Representatives of four countries will meet in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday for a second round of talks aimed at bringing an end to Afghanistan’s war by charting a roadmap to peace, a Foreign Ministry official said. Senior officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States would meet for […]