Seattle Times Headlines

Yosemite Park landmarks get new names amid trademark tussle

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

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Historic hotels and other beloved landmarks at Yosemite National Park will soon undergo a name change in a multi-million dollar tussle over who owns rights to the original names. The Ahwahnee, a luxurious stone and timber hotel with stunning views of the park’s fabled granite peaks, will be called the Majestic […]

Wednesday’s prep wrestling results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:02

Todd Beamer takes down Thomas Jefferson and Curtis conquers Graham-Kapowsin.

Thursday’s prep wrestling results

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 14:57

Enumclaw escapes with a narrow victory against Sumner, 38-32.

Sentencing for prof convicted of sex abuse of disabled man

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 14:24

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Rutgers University professor convicted of sexually assaulting a disabled man she said had consented to the relationship by communicating on a keyboard is scheduled to be sentenced. Anna Stubblefield, former chair of the university’s philosophy department, used her position to take advantage of the 34-year-old man, who has cerebral palsy […]

Should lottery winners’ names be secret? States debate issue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 14:18

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even a jackpot isn’t enough to buy anonymity for many lottery winners, whose names are often made public by state law. But now it’s becoming increasingly possible for big winners to hide their identity, and lottery executives are trying to strike a balance between ensuring privacy and safety while still […]

4,000 artifacts stored at Oregon refuge held by armed group

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 14:16

Thousands of archaeological artifacts — and maps detailing where more can be found — are kept inside the national wildlife refuge buildings currently being held by an armed group of protestors angry over federal land policy. Ryan Bundy, one of the leaders of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon, says […]

BYU beats Zags at home again

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 14:08

The deep front line that No. 25 Gonzaga was counting on this season was not there Thursday night, and the Zags suffered a rare home loss, 69-68 to Brigham Young.

The Latest: Police say black IS flag was on Jakarta attacker

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 14:04

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The latest on explosions in downtown Jakarta (all times local): ___ 10:45 a.m. National police spokesman Anton Charliyan has told reporters a black IS flag was found at the home of one of the Jakarta attackers and police believe they have established their identities. Most Read StoriesThis guy got Sir Mix-A-Lot’s […]

Trump, Cruz trade taunts; others bash Obama in GOP debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:55

Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz shed months of cordiality as the latest presidential debate became a hand-to-hand fight in their razor-close contest in the Iowa caucuses.

Postgame wrapup: No. 18 Arizona 99, Washington 67

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:52

The Huskies were thoroughly dominated in the 32-point defeat, their most lopsided defeat of the season. It was the most points UW has surrendered since 2013.

Asian stocks fall after opening up as China concerns weigh

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:51

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After opening higher, Asian stock markets were lower Friday with China’s Shanghai index sinking more than 3 percent as concerns about the effect of China’s stimulus measures surfaced, renewing fears about slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. The price of oil fell. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 erased earlier gains, […]

Snyder asks Obama for emergency declaration in water crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:43

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has asked President Barack Obama to issue an emergency and major disaster declaration amid a drinking water crisis in Flint that began months ago. Snyder’s office said in a statement late Thursday night that it had asked for the declarations and is seeking additional federal aid for […]

Auburn police arrest local man in string of arsons

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:34

Police believe the man in custody is responsible for about 20 fires that burned property, vehicles and other structures.

Mitch Penner scores 22 points as Seattle Pacific men take care of Central Washington, 75-62

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:23

Home victory pushes Falcons to 11-4 for the season, 4-3 in conference play

Police arrest 3 men on suspicion of links to Jakarta attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:23

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Friday arrested three men on suspicion of links to the brazen attacks in the heart of the country’s capital, and said they recovered a flag of the Islamic State group from the home of one of the attackers. The discovery of the flag bolsters authorities’ claim that the […]

Which Wheaton? Hate mail rekindles confusion of 2 colleges

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:22

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The angry emails came in a flurry to the president’s office at Wheaton College, a small, picturesque campus near Boston. But they all shared one simple mistake. They were sent to the wrong Wheaton. More than 1,000 miles away, another Wheaton College near Chicago was planning to fire a professor after […]

Vijay Singh among the leaders in Honolulu

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:19

Vijay Singh opened with a 7-under-par 63 for a five-way share of the lead and a score just good enough to beat players in his own age group at the Sony Open in Honolulu.

Lack of diversity in Oscar nominations renews debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:16

There was widespread surprise that the lack of diversity persisted despite the backlash a year ago when — like this year — all acting nominees were white and there was only one director of color, eventual winner Alejandro Iñárritu.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch tells ESPN: ‘I’m ready’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:09

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch texted an ESPN reporter Thursday night that he will be ready to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

GOP Debate Takeaways: The Trump and Cruz dynamic dominates

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:03

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Republican presidential debate on Thursday featured the fewest candidates to date — but the most rollicking action yet. With just over two weeks until the voters begin making their choices in the leadoff Iowa caucuses, here are a few key takeaways from the night. ___ THE TRUMP-CRUZ DYNAMIC Ted […]