Seattle Times Headlines

Sanders proposes tax hike to pay for universal health care

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 08:36

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is releasing a sweeping proposal to create a new single-payer health care system in the United States, just hours ahead of the final Democratic presidential debate before the leadoff Iowa caucuses. Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan released Sunday would be paid for by a variety of tax […]

Photos of UW’s win over USC

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 08:26

The Washington Huskies beat USC, 69-60, on Sunday in Seattle.

Report: Mariners to sign first baseman Travis Ishikawa to a minor league contract

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 08:25

Multiple reports indicate the Mariners have reached an agreement with first baseman Travis Ishikawa on a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Ishikawa was standout baseball player for Federal Way High School, leading the Eagles to the 4A state title in 2001.

Carolina Panthers 31, Seattle Seahawks 24: Full video highlights from NFC Divisional playoff game

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 08:12

A disastrous first half spelled doom for the Seahawks, who couldn’t quite surge back from a 31-0 halftime deficit to the Panthers on Sunday despite a near-epic comeback in their NFC Divisional playoff matchup. Seattle shut out Carolina QB Cam Newton and his offense in the second half, and Seattle QB Russell Wilson led a […]

Producer says ‘never’ to ‘Friends’ reunion movie

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 08:10

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ___ “NINE TO FIVE” MAYBE, ‘FRIENDS’ NEVER Dolly Parton may reunite someday with her “Nine to Five” movie co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on the […]

‘High School Musical’ stars reunite for 10th anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 08:03

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stars of “High School Musical” are reuniting for a 10th-anniversary tribute to the TV movie. Actors Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman share memories of the movie when it airs again at 8 p.m. EST Wednesday on the Disney Channel. Zac Efron, who played Troy […]

How Washington can build equality in Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 08:03

Honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of fighting to improve democracy by approving the Washington Voting Rights Act.

Dental care is best left to dentists, not dental therapists

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 08:01

Dental therapists would increase risks for our most vulnerable.

With wave of Iranian oil imminent, a shudder in Saudi Arabia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new wave of oil from Iran will flow into a global market awash in oil where prices are plumbing depths not seen in a dozen years. With a historic nuclear deal between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers set into place this weekend, a European oil embargo on the […]

Garfield, ShoWare Center among those hosting MLK basketball tournaments

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:54

A schedule of high-school basketball tournaments taking place on MLK Day in the Seattle area.

Watch: Sunday’s final Democratic primary debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:48

The final Democratic primary debate will take place on Sunday at 5 p.m. PST. NBC streaming the debate live on YouTube. Watch it here.

By the numbers: Seahawks allow 100-yard rusher for first time since 2014 in playoff loss to Panthers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:48

Here are some noteworthy statistics and plays — plus our pick for player of the game — from the Seahawks' playoff loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

Zinnias on space station become first flowers to bloom in space

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:43

The bright zinnias are not the first crop of the Veggie experiment, but the lessons from their growing process could be applied to tomatoes, also a flowering planet, said Smith.

Monday’s poll: Which Seahawks’ unit was most responsible for the loss?

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:41

Which Seahawks’ unit was most responsible for the loss?

Why Rams’ return to L.A. can be viewed as a mixed blessing for Seattle NBA fans

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:40

Moving the NFL’s Rams back to Los Angeles gives Sonics fans hope that the NBA eventually may return to Seattle, but it also shows how fickle pro owners can be.

Michael Bennett after loss to Panthers: ‘We still have a chance to be a great team’

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:25

The Seahawks were understandably frustrated after their comeback effort fell just short in Carolina Sunday. Here is what Michael Bennett, Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman and coach Pete Carroll had to say following the loss.

Utah police officer, suspect dead in gunfire exchange

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:22

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police officer was killed Sunday after he was shot by a suspect who was later killed by police. Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder said Unified police officer Douglas Barney was shot in the head shortly before 10 a.m. in the suburb of Holladay. He was taken to […]

Medina to pay fired cop $1.7 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:13

The city of Medina will pay $1.7 million to a former police lieutenant who the courts have found was wrongfully terminated in 2006 after making racially derogatory comments about the former police chief.

Recapping the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the Carolina Panthers Sunday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 06:56

Seattle Times staff reporter Bob Condotta recaps the Seahawks' 31-24 divisional playoff loss at Carolina on Sunday,

Jesse Jackson: Flint residents ‘betrayed’ in water crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 06:55

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says Flint, Michigan, residents coping with a drinking water crisis “have been betrayed.” The civil rights leader told a crowd at a church Sunday in Flint that the full effect of the lead contamination of the city’s tap water is not yet known. He says there should […]