Seattle Times Headlines

Mexico begins extradition proceedings against drug lord

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 13:07

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico began the process of extraditing drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, two days after the famed fugitive was recaptured following a dramatic, months-long hunt featuring movies stars, sewer escapes and bloody shootouts. Officials warned that the process could take a long time as Guzman’s lawyers file […]

Fight over sunken treasure may head to sea

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 13:06

Seattle-based treasure hunters are determined to try to recover sunken treasure that the Colombian government says its navy is guarding.

Markets to face slowing company profits after China tumult

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 13:03

NEW YORK (AP) — Tumult in China triggered the worst opening week for U.S. stocks in history, and this week investors could get plenty more to worry about. Profits are expected to drop at U.S. companies. Again. Earnings for companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index are forecast to drop for the second straight […]

With SUV look, tech touches, Chrysler aims to revive minivan

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 13:03

DETROIT (AP) — Thirty-three years after Chrysler invented the minivan, it’s reinventing it. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is unveiling a new minivan — the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica — Monday morning at the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new minivan replaces the Chrysler Town and Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan. […]

Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, US seek roadmap to peace

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 13:02

ISLAMABAD (AP) — As the battlefield losses in Afghanistan mount and entire swaths of the country that cost hundreds of U.S.-led coalition and Afghan military lives to secure slip back into Taliban hands, four counties __ Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the United States __ are meeting Monday in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad to try […]

Seahawks squeeze by as Vikings miss field-goal try

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 13:01

Seahawks fans had little to cheer about in most of Sunday’s game against the Vikings, until it mattered most, and Seattle escaped with a 1-point win.

No. 14 Arizona State women defeat Washington State 63-45

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 13:00

Freshman Sabrina Haines scored a career-high 19 points, including eight in the pivotal third quarter, and No. 14 Arizona State beat host Washington State 63-45 in a Pac-12 women’s basketball game.

Mexico ready this time to send ‘El Chapo’ to U.S. to face trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:57

Joaqun Guzmn Loera has never appeared in a U.S. court, though after his capture, Mexico has started the process by which he would be extradicted to the United States.

Afghan forces struggle as ranks thinned by ‘ghost’ soldiers

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:30

In Afghanistan “soldiers” are paid salaries but only exist on paper and consequently troops is struggling to fight the Taliban.

Francis gives case for mercy in his first book as pontiff

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:29

“The Name of God Is Mercy,” a 100-page conversation with Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli, is being published this week in 86 countries to help kick-start Francis’ Holy Year of Mercy.

Ricky Gervais barks and bites with his return as Globes host

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:26

NEW YORK (AP) — Could the Golden Globes’ bad boy do it again? The answer was a biting yes. Ricky Gervais, whose three-year stretch as Globes host both tickled and clobbered his audience, was back on duty Sunday after yielding the task the past three years to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. His return found […]

Silvertips defeat Spokane, extend lead in U.S. Division

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:14

Dario Winkler, Brandon Ralph and Tristen Pfeifer scored goals as the Everett Silvertips beat the host Spokane Chiefs 3-1 Sunday in the Western Hockey League.

Mathematicians showcase students doing what they love

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:00

Passion plus persistence pays off in math competition.

Solar exec Lyndon Rive thrives in Elon Musk’s shadow

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:00

SolarCity, now among the largest solar companies in the country with 15,000 employees, was conceived by Lyndon Rive and his cousin Elon Musk on a trip to Burning Man.

Amazon’s delivery ambitions take on industry giants

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:00

Amazon’s full acquisition of a French package-delivery company, expected soon, would make it a direct competitor of delivery titans such as UPS and FedEx. Some analysts think Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service that competes even more broadly.

Game designer Jeffrey Kaplan failed big, but he’s back on top

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:00

After the spectacular failure of its Titan project, Blizzard is counting heavily on “Overwatch” to be a success.

Tech Spotlight: Taking the ‘scientist out of the science’ of touch interface

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:00

Using research and development from the University of Washington, MarqMetrix is marketing a technology that allows users to identify products at the touch of a probe.

Asian stocks down on Wall Street fall, China uncertainty

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:57

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and other Asian share markets fell Monday as Wall Street’s sharp decline and doubts about China’s economic management kept appetite for riskier assets such as stocks in check. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 2.4 percent to 3,110.72 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng tumbled 2.6 percent to 19,916.43. Seoul’s Kospi […]

Green Bay gets going, pulls away from Washington in NFC wild-card game

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:31

After falling behind 11-0, Aaron Rodgers sparks Green Bay with two touchdown passes in 35-18 victory. The Packers advance to play at Arizona on Saturday.

Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo and her real-life drug connection

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:29

The woman who played a drug kingpin on TV stepped into the real world of drug capos.