Seattle Times Headlines

Police: 14 killed in bomb attack on polio vaccination center in southwestern Pakistan.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:51

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police: 14 killed in bomb attack on polio vaccination center in southwestern Pakistan.

Prince George rolls by T-birds

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:50

Kody McDonald’s hat trick leads Prince George to 6-2 victory over Seattle.

Longtime Bowie producer celebrates Bowie at Toronto concert

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:45

TORONTO (AP) — David Bowie’s longtime producer is celebrating the late musician’s life with a tribute concert, telling the audience there is no better way to work through grief than through music. About 900 people gathered Tuesday night at a sold-out Toronto concert hall to pay tribute to the pop star who died Sunday of […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Pixels’ among Razzies nominees

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:38

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fifty Shades of Grey” is all tied up with “Pixels,” ”Jupiter Ascending” and “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2″ for the most nominations at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards celebrating the worst in cinema. The films led the Razzies lineup Wednesday with six nods each, including worst picture and worst actor for […]

Gonzaga guard Tinkle out for rest of year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:31

Senior will miss rest of season after injuring right knee.

S. Korea leader calls for Chinese help to punish North Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:30

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president on Wednesday urged North Korea’s only major ally, China, to help punish Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test with the strongest possible international sanctions. Park Geun-hye’s comments came as Seoul said North Korea sent leaflets across the border describing her and her government as “mad dogs,” as Cold War-style […]

No. 1 Kansas can’t stop 11th-ranked W. Virginia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:27

Jaysean Paige scored 26 points to lead No. 11 West Virginia to a 74-63 home victory over top-ranked Kansas.

The Rams move back to Los Angeles — what does it mean for the Seahawks?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:58

Looking at what it means for the Seahawks with the Rams moving from St. Louis back to Los Angeles.

Powerball-crazed Canadians swamping tiny border town

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:53

The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is in world-record territory, and spending for Powerball tickets is a big pastime — for Canadians dropping in to see if they can become billionaires.

Spurs, Cavaliers extend win streaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:53

The San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streaks with road victories. The Spurs have won nine games in a row and the Cavaliers have won eight straight.

Performance of David Bowie musical in NYC becomes a memorial

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:49

NEW YORK (AP) — A performance of David Bowie’s trippy, melancholy musical “Lazarus” turned into a memorial for the Thin White Duke on Tuesday night as fans who had bought tickets to celebrate his music instead found themselves mourning his passing. “It was incredible. I wept a lot,” said Evan Schwartz, a 20-year-old student from […]

Try to tune out that relentless gloom

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:36

Sunny Jay Inslee tried to bring a little sunshine into the state Capitol Tuesday. But our strange gloom blocked any light.

Ploy reflects Saban’s ability to adjust

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:31

Perhaps the biggest play of the national-championship game Monday was a surprise in the moment because it was a surprise in the much greater sweep of Alabama’s history and coach Nick Saban’s career.

Young UW men show poise as well as potential as they prepare for Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:04

The precocious Washington Huskies face a big game Thursday at Arizona, but they’ve already surprised many by bouncing back from a nonconference loss to start 3-0 in Pac-12 games.

Rights group: China accuses Swede of harming state security

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:04

BEIJING (AP) — A human rights group says their Swedish co-founder has been detained by Chinese authorities on suspicion of endangering state security. Peter Dahlin’s detention comes as China intensifies a crackdown on civil society to snuff out any potential opposition to the ruling Communist Party. China Urgent Action Working Group says 35-year-old Dahlin was […]

Baseball Hall of Famer Monte Irvin dies at 96

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:00

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who excelled for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major-league baseball’s exclusion of black players, died Monday of natural causes at his Houston home. He was 96.

GOP, Dems use cheers, boos to express their politics

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a polarized Washington, President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address drew sharply different partisan reactions, with a few exceptions. The two parties made their feelings known Tuesday night with their cheers and their feet. Democrats cheered loudly when Obama mentioned fixing a broken immigration system, protecting children from gun […]

Latest: Snyder requests FEMA’s help with Flint water crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:52

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on the drinking water crisis in Flint (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has requested support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with Flint’s drinking water crisis. Snyder on Tuesday asked FEMA to coordinate an interagency recovery plan with other federal agencies that could […]

Highlights of president’s State of the Union address

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:41

President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech offered little in the way of new policy initiatives, but plenty of upbeat talk about prospects for a strong future. His hourlong address predicated future gains on bridging the partisan divides so evident between the White House and Republican-controlled Congress, and in the sharp rhetoric flowing […]

Mexico investigating drug lord meeting for possible crimes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:34

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is investigating the meeting that then-fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman held with Sean Penn and actress Kate del Castillo in October to see if any crimes were committed. Government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez says it is the possibility of illegal acts, rather than specific people, that is being probed. […]