Seattle Times Headlines

Full time beats part time in study of community-college success

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:43

A new report shows that South King County students who go to community colleges are far more likely to finish their degrees if they enroll full time.

Irishman sentenced to prison for rhinoceros horn trafficking

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:37

WACO, Texas (AP) — An Irishman has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after pleading guilty in Texas to illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns. Patrick Sheridan was arrested in January 2015 in Holyhead, Wales, on an indictment returned in May 2014 by a federal grand jury in Waco. It charged that he and […]

Suspect detained in death of US woman in Florence

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:27

MILAN (AP) — A Senegalese immigrant was detained Wednesday in the strangulation death of a 35-year-old American woman, just hours after crime scene investigators returned to her Florence apartment to search for clues identifying her killer. Ashley Olsen was found nude on her bed in her rented apartment on Saturday after her boyfriend had the […]

Seahawks’ Jon Ryan sees the humor in his relationship with fiancee and comedian Sarah Colonna

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:12

Humor, especially the self-deprecating kind, has come to define how Ryan has dealt with almost everything during a Seahawks career that ranks as the second-longest tenure among current players.

Russia sending arms to Afghan forces in bid to expand role

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:05

Russia is concerned that extremist factions in Afghanistan could increasingly spill over the northern borders into former Soviet Central Asian countries where Russia has a major military presence.

NCAA gives more flexibility to players who want to enter NBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:57

Underclassmen who are unsure about their NBA draft status will now have a better idea of where they stand.

Winter salmon season in northern Sound reopens and should feature decent action

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:56

Salmon fishing in Marine Catch Area 9 opens Saturday and will run its course and go through April 15, according to Ryan Lothrop, the state Fish and Wildlife Puget Sound recreational salmon manager.

Freefall in MLS draft worked out well for Sounders’ Cristian Roldan

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:52

Roldan was a projected top-five pick out of the University of Washington but dropped to No. 16 overall, where the Sounders traded up to select him.

Amber Alert: 20 years after abduction, girl’s family reflects on her legacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:44

Nine-year-old Amber Hagerman’s abduction and slaying 20 years ago gave rise to the Amber Alert system, which has been credited with saving almost 800 missing or abducted children across the country. Her killer has never been found.

UW men’s basketball embraces #YOUmeWe, puts unbeaten Pac-12 record on the line at Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:36

It’s more than a hashtag. UW assistant Will Conroy came up with #YOUmeWe in hopes of fostering a family atmosphere that had been prevalent on his UW teams in the early 2000s. No one is suggesting UW’s resurgence is the result of a catchy phrase, but they are off to an 11-4 start.

Tina Podlodowski to challenge Secretary of State Kim Wyman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:34

Former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski is running for Secretary of State, arguing incumbent Kim Wyman is to blame for poor voter turnout.

Hue Jackson takes over lowly Browns: “I came here to win.”

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:28

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson knows all about the Browns’ recent misery, the constant losing, the continuous change. None of it matters. “I came here to win,” he said. With experience as a head coach and expertise in the AFC North and with quarterbacks, Jackson was hired Wednesday by the Browns, who snatched him away […]

Cruz failed to disclose Goldman loan during Senate run

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:05

DORCHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz failed to disclose on federal fundraising reports that he relied on $1 million in loans to help finance his 2012 Senate campaign. The borrowed money included a sum from Goldman Sachs, where his wife, Heidi Cruz, is an employee. The Texas senator’s 2016 campaign spokeswoman Catherine […]

Shutdown of sex-trafficking websites long overdue

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:01

Sex workers believe they are empowered within prostitution, as if laying on our backs is the highest level any woman could hope to achieve.

Prosecutors: Man shot by Seattle police wanted officers to kill him

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:57

A man shot by a Seattle police officer on Saturday is still recovering from his wounds. A judge on Wednesday found probable cause to hold him without bail for allegedly trying to steal a car and then threatening an officer with knives.

Shooting in Burien causes serious injury; authorities investigating

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:52

Shortly before 4:15 p.m., the department tweeted that authorities were responding to the scene.

Add requirements for doctors not seeing Medicaid patients

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:49

A quick and dirty solution to the Medicaid problem in the state would be for the state and county medical societies to implement a regulation that to be a member in good standing one would have to be willing to see Medicaid patients at least 10 percent of a provider’s office hours [“All children deserve […]

Border Patrol agent, 4 others indicted in decapitation death

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:48

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent and four other men have been indicted on capital murder and other charges in the death of a man whose decapitated body was found floating near Texas’ South Padre Island. Joel Luna is on indefinite leave from the Border Patrol. A Cameron County grand jury in […]

FBI treating shooting ambush of officer as terrorist attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:46

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The FBI says it’s investigating the ambush shooting of a Philadelphia policeman as a terrorist attack. FBI Director James Comey (KOH’-mee) spoke briefly about the investigation Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Police say Yeadon resident Edward Archer told them he was acting in the name of Islam when he opened fire on Officer Jesse […]