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Some familiar Seattle names shine at NYC Winter Jazzfest

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:55

A review of NYC Winter Jazzfest, which was a delight for Northwest fans this year: Jim Black, Briggan Krauss, Chris Speed, Andrew D’Angelo and Hilary Gardner were all Jazzfest performers, and all started their careers in Seattle.

Oregon St suspends Reid minimum 4 games for tripping ref

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:54

Oregon State has suspended Jarmal Reid at least four games for tripping a referee during Sunday night’s loss at Utah. Coach Wayne Tinkle announced the suspension on Monday. Reid also issued a statement apologizing for his actions. Tinkle said Reid’s conduct over the next two weeks will determine if additional discipline will be taken. Reid […]

Huskies’ Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 player of the week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:42

UW's Kelsey Plum continues to lead the nation in scoring with 27.3 points per game.

Biden thanks Swiss president for support on Iran

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:35

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has thanked Switzerland’s president for his country’s role in tense negotiations over the fate of Americans held in Iran. Switzerland helped secure the release over the weekend of four Americans whom Iran had detained for years. A Swiss aircraft flew some of them out of the country Sunday. […]

Ted Cruz says Donald Trump becoming ‘rattled’ by his gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:21

WASHINGTON, New Hampshire (AP) — Ted Cruz accused his Republican rival Donald Trump Monday of exhibiting inconsistent conservativism and said the billionaire investor is becoming “rattled” and “dismayed” by his gains. Both Cruz and Trump were campaigning Monday in New Hampshire, which holds the second contest in the country’s critical primary season. The war of […]

‘Ride Along 2? ends box office reign of ‘Force Awakens’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:05

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart and Ice Cube have ended the monthlong box-office reign of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Their “Ride Along 2″ topped the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in North America with an estimated $41.5 million over four days, according to studio estimates Monday. The Universal release took in $35.3 […]

Puerto Rico revises fiscal reform plan amid growing deficit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:04

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is revising a fiscal and economic reform plan to reflect a jump in the island’s projected deficit and steep drop in anticipated revenues, officials said Monday. The government said the deficit is now projected to grow from $14 billion to $16 billion over the next five years […]

Fire damages Kent school

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:03

A fire at a Kent elementary school was intentionally set, officials said, and caused damage to a classroom and common area of the building.

Bodies of 4 Kenyan soldiers slain in Somalia flown home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:57

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The bodies of at least four Kenyan soldiers slain by Somali Islamic extremists arrived in the Kenyan capital on Monday. The victims’ caskets, draped in Kenyan national flags, were received late Monday at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport by defense and army officials who witnessed a military honor guard. “This is a very […]

Family demands federal probe of police shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:56

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a black man shot and killed by San Francisco police in an incident captured on video is demanding a federal civil rights investigation. Mario Woods’ mother, Gwendolyn, was on hand at a news conference Monday as the family’s attorney, John Burris, announced their request. The family has asked […]

WhatsApp to drop renewal fees for the messaging service

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:49

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — WhatsApp, a popular mobile messaging service owned by Facebook, says it will drop its 99-cent subscription fee over the next several weeks. The company said Monday that charging the fee after one free year hasn’t worked well. It says that many users don’t have a credit or debit card and […]

Duke falls out of poll for 1st time in 16 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:47

Duke’s streak in the Top 25 is over after a 16-year run. The Blue Devils fell out of The Associated Press women’s basketball poll after 312 straight weeks. They entered on Nov. 29, 1999, and hadn’t left until Monday. It’s the third longest streak in the history of the poll since the rankings began in […]

Official: Teenage suicide bomber kills 4 at Cameroon mosque

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:47

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon official says a 14-year-old suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in Cameroon’s north, killing at least four people. Governor Midjiyawa Bakari said Monday that the boy came early into a town in the Mayo Tsanaga Division in Cameroon’s far north and blew himself up during morning prayers. He said […]

Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:44

HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday she believes three life rafts have been recovered […]

Huskies links: Wrapping up a key recruiting weekend at UW

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:39

Cornerback David Long, tight end Devin Asiasi and defensive lineman Boss Tagaloa were among the large group of recruits on the UW campus over the weekend.

Pope to visit prison in once-infernal Mexico border city

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:08

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — The cold, dust-blown prison yard where inmates are welding a new steel bell tower for the Feb. 17 visit of Pope Francis is a microcosm of the changes that have brought hope to the once-infernal border city of Ciudad Juarez, both inside and outside the walls. Some see the pontiff’s […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates among finalists for book critics awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:07

NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” and Lauren Groff’s “Fates and Furies” are finalists for the National Book Critics Circle prize. New Yorker literary critic James Wood, memoirist Helen McDonald and poet Terrance Hayes also were among the 30 nominees announced Monday. The NBCC selected five finalists in each of […]

Man dies in crash while taking pregnant wife to hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:06

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver their third child crashed and died after apparently suffering some kind of medical problem. The Colorado State Patrol says 37-year-old Tony Schmucker died after his Nissan Pathfinder went off the road and down an embankment west of Fort […]

Utah officer was paying off cancer bills when he was killed

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:03

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say the veteran Utah police officer who was working overtime to pay for his cancer treatments was shot to death by a fugitive who went missing from a drug rehab center for parolees last month. Unified police officer Douglas Scott Barney had been on the force 18 years when […]

Study questions link between teen pot smoking and IQ decline

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:03

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence. Instead, the new study says, pot smoking may be merely a symptom of something else that’s really responsible for a brainpower effect seen in some previous research. It’s not clear what that other […]