Seattle Times Headlines

Trial delayed for ex-pro wrestler in girlfriend’s 1983 death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 02:57

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The trial has been postponed for former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago, with his attorney saying he isn’t competent for the proceedings. Defense attorney Robert Kirwan II asked a judge Friday for a competency hearing for the 72-year-old defendant, […]

Launch set for US-European ocean-monitoring satellite

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 02:49

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a series of U.S.-European satellites designed to detect and measure ocean phenomena like El Nino is scheduled for launch this weekend aboard a SpaceX rocket that will attempt to land its discarded first stage on a floating barge. If the launch is successful, the Jason-3 satellite would continue […]

Up next for UW men’s basketball: Arizona State

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 02:37

Sun Devils sophomore guard Tra Holder has scored at least 20 points in the past five games. He's averaging 22.8 points during that span.

Marshawn Lynch has arrived, but will Seahawks’ Beast Mode show up against Panthers?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 02:18

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to play in Sunday’s NFC divisonal playoff game, but it’s unlikely he can carry his team.

Nearly 2 dozen Chicago officers called before grand jury

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 02:04

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly two dozen Chicago Police Department employees have been called to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the 2014 death of a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, according to records released to the Chicago Tribune. Among them are four officers whose initial accounts of the confrontation […]

Marshawn Lynch’s future with Seahawks in question entering playoff game vs. Panthers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 02:00

The running back, set to make his return Sunday after missing eight games because of an abdominal injury, is among several Seahawks who might not return next season.

AP source: Royals, Ian Kennedy reach 5-year, $70M deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:51

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and pitcher Ian Kennedy agreed to a $70 million, five-year deal Saturday that includes an opt-out after the first two years, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract will not be completed until the 31-year-old […]

Autopsy: US woman found dead in Belize was strangled

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:45

BELIZE CITY, Belize (AP) — An autopsy on the body of a U.S. tourist found dead in western Belize has determined that she was strangled to death. Anne Swaney, 39, died from “asphyxia due to compression of the neck area, throttling and blunt force traumatic injuries to the head and neck,” according to the post-mortem […]

Qatari housing project in Gaza concludes 1st stage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:41

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — More than 1,000 Palestinian families have taken possession of new apartments as part of a large Qatari-funded housing project in the Gaza Strip. Saturday’s units are the first batch of a 3,000-apartment complex that was announced when the former Qatari ruler, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, became the […]

Maldives permits jailed ex-president to have surgery abroad

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:39

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Maldives government said Saturday that it has given permission to an imprisoned ex-president to travel to Britain for surgery. The foreign ministry said in a statement that the permission was given on condition that Mohamed Nasheed serves the remaining years of his sentence once he returns. Nasheed was sentenced […]

Rubio jabs Republican leaders: Anger not enough

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:36

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — In a swipe at the his party’s front-runners, Republican White House hopeful Marco Rubio charged Saturday that anger alone isn’t enough to qualify someone to be president. “Being angry about the direction of our country by itself will not be enough,” the Florida senator said, as he courted Iowa voters ahead […]

Man accused of interstate shootings fired nearly 30 times

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:36

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police records show that a Texas man accused of killing two people while randomly firing his gun along an Oklahoma interstate last month may have fired nearly 30 times. The Oklahoman newspaper reports ( ) that investigators said they found 28 shell casings inside Jeremy Doss Hardy’s pickup, as well as […]

Air regulators to consider methane burn-off from gas leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:31

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California air regulators face a simple decision Saturday over a 12-week-old gas leak that has plagued Los Angeles residents and driven thousands from their homes. The South Coast Air Quality Management District is expected to order a utility to stop the leak — something the company has already agreed to […]

Tracy Morgan signed for comedy pilot on FX

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:24

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Saturday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ___ MORGAN’S RETURN Tracy Morgan may soon be returning to regular television work at the FX network. Most Read StoriesRussell Wilson’s sister, Anna, makes her own […]

4th man charged in mistaken-identity slaying of teacher

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:10

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A fourth man has been charged in the 2009 beating death of a New Jersey middle school teacher who authorities say was killed when robbers mistakenly targeted her apartment. Monmouth County prosecutors say 38-year-old Jerry Spraulding, of Keansburg, faces felony murder and other charges. Three other men are already charged in […]

New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering MLK and family

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:02

In a new memoir, “My Time with the Kings: A Reporter’s Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement,” retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes civil rights flashpoints she covered in the 1960s and details her close relationship with the movement’s leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his family. As the […]

AP sources: Chris Davis, Orioles agree to 7-year, $161M deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:00

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis and the Orioles are together again. Multiple people with knowledge of the situation say Davis has agreed to a seven-year, $161 million contract with Baltimore, pending a physical. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the Orioles have not announced the transaction. The 29-year-old […]

Police: man killed after pointing shotgun at troopers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 00:26

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a 26-year-old man was fatally shot after he pointed a shotgun at two troopers. The deadly encounter occurred late Friday while the troopers assisted local officers serving a search warrant at a residence in Elkins. Police said in a statement that the troopers entered the residence […]

Once-homeless man with smooth voice is back on the airwaves

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 00:15

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Five years after a homeless man’s silky voice won him Internet fame, he’s on the air again at the same Ohio radio station where he began his career before addiction pushed him to the streets. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( the new weekday radio program on WVKO-AM is the first steady […]

Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby is Feb. 19-21 in eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 00:08

Tickets are now on sale for the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby that will be held on Feb. 19-21, a change from past seasons when it was held during Presidents Day Weekend. The derby covers more than 500 square miles of salmon fishing grounds, five weigh stations and a $10,000 prize for the largest fish. Tickets […]