Seattle Times Headlines

Speeding car hits 2 New York police cars, 4 officers hurt

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 21:24

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a speeding car struck two New York City police cruisers, sending four officers to the hospital with minor injuries. It happened very early Friday morning in the Bronx. Police say officers saw a car speeding and attempted to stop it, but the vehicle continued and eventually struck two police […]

Man accused in Southern jewelry store robberies due in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 21:22

ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of helping a 24-year-old woman rob jewelry stores across the South is scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing. Records show that 35-year-old Lewis Jones III is due in a federal courtroom in Atlanta on Friday to determine conditions of his detention. The female suspect, Abigail Lee […]

A party or a talk show? Kardashian tries something new

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 21:20

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Say what you want about the Kardashians, they know how to take care of the family business. Despite a tumultuous year, Khloe Kardashian is launching a new talk show that premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST on the FYI network and is getting ready to film a new season of “Keeping […]

Coast Guard: 2 Marine helicopters collide off Hawaii’s Oahu

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 21:14

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two Marine helicopters have collided off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers tells The Associated Press that the Marine Corps reported a collision of two helicopters off the coast just before midnight. Mooers says each aircraft had six people aboard. She […]

Mississippi River at New Orleans closed after barges collide

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 21:12

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the swollen Mississippi River at New Orleans after several barges broke loose while being pushed up against the levee. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lora Ratliff says one barge was damaged Friday morning in a collision with a secured barge. Ratliff said the damaged barge […]

UK’s Duchess of Cambridge to guest-edit Huffington Post

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 21:08

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge will temporarily swap royal duties for an editor’s chair to raise awareness of children’s mental-health issues. Kensington Palace says Kate will guest-edit The Huffington Post news website for a day next month, focusing on articles related to childhood mental illness. The 34-year-old, who is married to Prince William, […]

Coast Guard: 2 Marine Corps helicopters collide off Oahu, debris field spotted off coast

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 21:07

HONOLULU (AP) — Coast Guard: 2 Marine Corps helicopters collide off Oahu, debris field spotted off coast.

Britain gets 1st spacewalker; station power grid needs fixed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 21:01

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts — including Britain’s first spacewalker — ventured outside Friday morning to restore full power to the International Space Station. British spaceman Timothy Peake and NASA’s Timothy Kopra need to replace an electronic box that failed two months ago, slashing station power by one-eighth. The breakdown did not disrupt […]

Bus falls into gorge in Indian-held Kashmir, killing 11

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 20:45

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A bus fell from a mountainous road into a deep gorge in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Friday, killing at least 11 people and injuring 20 others, police said. Police officer Viplav Kumar said the driver lost control of the speeding vehicle on a sharp curve and plunged about 300 […]

Salt mining on hold at NY site where 17 workers were rescued

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 20:09

LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Mining operations remain on hold at a central New York salt mine more than a week after 17 workers were rescued from an elevator stuck 900 feet underground. Cargill Inc. spokesman Mark Klein says work continues on the elevator system that broke down late on the night of Jan. 6 as […]

UNICEF witnessed death of teenager in besieged Syria town

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 20:08

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency said Friday that it has witnessed cases of severe malnutrition among children in a besieged Syrian town and the death of a teenager “in front of our eyes.” Hanaa Singer, UNICEF representative in Syria, said in a statement that the 16-year-old identified as Ali passed away Thursday in […]

6 fall ill in France after participating in clinical trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 20:01

PARIS (AP) — Officials say six volunteers have fallen ill after participating in a clinical trial in the French city of Rennes and one of them is brain-dead. The French Health Ministry said on Friday that the six were hospitalized after taking a medication that was in the first phase of testing to study safe […]

EU, British officials upbeat about getting reform deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 20:00

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top officials in Britain and the European Union say they are optimistic about striking a deal next month on reforms aimed discouraging Britain from leaving the 28-nation bloc. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that he is “quite sure” a deal will be brokered at a Feb. 18-19 summit in Brussels. […]

Portuguese court rules to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:59

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court has ruled that a former CIA operative convicted of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric as part of an extraordinary renditions program should be turned over to Italy to serve her six-year sentence there, a court official said Friday. The official told The Associated Press the decision to extradite Sabrina […]

IOC asks for transcripts suggesting 2020 Olympic bid bribery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:32

LONDON (AP) — The IOC is ready to examine allegations of possible bribery in the bidding for the 2020 Olympics. The Olympic body said Friday it has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent commission for transcripts from its report on doping and corruption in track and field that raises the possibility that $5 million in […]

California temporarily curbing water to spare vanishing fish

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:22

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saying current water conditions pose particular peril for the state’s tiny, disappearing Delta smelt, federal officials moved to temporarily reduce water deliveries for farmers and millions of other Californians. Especially muddy water from winter storms is among the factors that risk sweeping some of the world’s few remaining Delta smelt off […]

Pakistani top militant in gov’t custody over attack in India

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:15

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say the leader of an outlawed militant group has been taken into “protective custody” for a probe as to whether he is linked to a deadly attack earlier this month on an Indian air base. Seven Indian soldiers and all six attackers were killed in the assault in Pathankot, close […]

Taiwan presidential race showcases women’s increasing role

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:05

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan appears all but certain to elect a female president on Saturday, underscoring the vast political gains women have made over the island’s decades-long transition from authoritarianism to thriving democracy. While the Democratic Progressive Party’s Tsai Ing-wen would hardly be the first Asian woman elected head of state, she would be […]

Opposition favorite to win Taiwan’s presidential election

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:03

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s China-friendly Nationalist Party is likely to lose power to the pro-independence opposition in Saturday’s presidential election, amid concerns that the island’s economy is under threat from China and broad opposition among voters to Beijing’s demands for political unification. The Democratic Progressive Party’s Tsai Ing-wen appears poised to become the self-governing […]

EU chief says Europe’s reputation hurt over refugee effort

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:03

BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU’s reputation is being damaged worldwide for the failure of member countries to manage the refugee crisis, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday. Juncker called on nations to host more refugees arriving on Europe’s shores, after more than one million migrants entered in 2015. It is unacceptable “that certain member […]