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8-year-old boy’s dying wish to be famous in China comes true

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 01:07

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — An 8-year-old Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer has fulfilled his wish to be famous in China. Dorian Murray, of Westerly, is dying of a rare pediatric cancer known as alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ahl-VEE’-oh-lyr RAB’-doh-my-oh-sar-coh-mah). Earlier this week, Dorian told his father that what he really wants before he goes to heaven […]

8-year-old boy’s dying wish to be famous in China comes true

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 01:07

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — An 8-year-old Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer has fulfilled his wish to be famous in China. Dorian Murray, of Westerly, is dying of a rare pediatric cancer known as alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ahl-VEE’-oh-lyr RAB’-doh-my-oh-sar-coh-mah). Earlier this week, Dorian told his father that what he really wants before he goes to heaven […]

Transcripts of 2010 Fed meeting show concerns about leaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released transcripts show that in the fall of 2010, officials of the Federal Reserve were worried not just about a sluggish economy but also about in-fighting at the Fed and possible leaks of sensitive information. The transcripts reveal that then-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told members of the Fed’s top policy group […]

Transcripts of 2010 Fed meeting show concerns about leaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released transcripts show that in the fall of 2010, officials of the Federal Reserve were worried not just about a sluggish economy but also about in-fighting at the Fed and possible leaks of sensitive information. The transcripts reveal that then-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told members of the Fed’s top policy group […]

Confusion rife amid reports of winning Powerball ticket

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:11

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Workers celebrated at a Southern California nursing home when word spread that a co-worker had a winning ticket for this week’s $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. It didn’t take long before several media outlets reported, based on anonymous sources, that the feel-good tale was a prank by the woman’s son. A spokesman […]

Confusion rife amid reports of winning Powerball ticket

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:11

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Workers celebrated at a Southern California nursing home when word spread that a co-worker had a winning ticket for this week’s $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. It didn’t take long before several media outlets reported, based on anonymous sources, that the feel-good tale was a prank by the woman’s son. A spokesman […]

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill points rod to Lake Chelan kokanee and lake trout

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:08

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: I have mentioned that I was planning to get out on Lake Chelan with Jeff Witkowski of Darrell and Dads Family Guide Service, and we haven’t made it yet. He did go out to test a finicky outboard last […]

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill points rod to Lake Chelan kokanee and lake trout

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:08

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: I have mentioned that I was planning to get out on Lake Chelan with Jeff Witkowski of Darrell and Dads Family Guide Service, and we haven’t made it yet. He did go out to test a finicky outboard last […]

AP Interview: Cyprus president spurns haste in peace talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:05

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ president on Tuesday sought to tone down what he called “excessive optimism” that ongoing talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided Mediterranean island are on the verge of a breakthrough. President Nicos Anastasiades said an accord is possible this year but warned against undue haste and a “climate of euphoria” […]

AP Interview: Cyprus president spurns haste in peace talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:05

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ president on Tuesday sought to tone down what he called “excessive optimism” that ongoing talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided Mediterranean island are on the verge of a breakthrough. President Nicos Anastasiades said an accord is possible this year but warned against undue haste and a “climate of euphoria” […]

El Chapo’s capture: If he is sent to the U.S., how about the prisoners at Gitmo as well?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:02

I find it really amazing that since the capture of “El Chapo” there is a great clamor to extradite him to the U.S. for trial [“Mexico ready this time to send ‘El Chapo’ to U.S. to face trial,” Nation & World, Jan. 11]. And he should be as the Mexican government can’t seem to keep […]

El Chapo’s capture: If he is sent to the U.S., how about the prisoners at Gitmo as well?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:02

I find it really amazing that since the capture of “El Chapo” there is a great clamor to extradite him to the U.S. for trial [“Mexico ready this time to send ‘El Chapo’ to U.S. to face trial,” Nation & World, Jan. 11]. And he should be as the Mexican government can’t seem to keep […]

Court: Taj Mahal casino rightly ended worker benefits

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:01

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court ruled Friday that Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino was within its rights to end health insurance and pension benefits to its workers, removing the last major obstacle to billionaire Carl Icahn taking over. The court ruled in favor of the casino’s parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts, […]

Court: Taj Mahal casino rightly ended worker benefits

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:01

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court ruled Friday that Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino was within its rights to end health insurance and pension benefits to its workers, removing the last major obstacle to billionaire Carl Icahn taking over. The court ruled in favor of the casino’s parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts, […]

Laurelhurst home to spectacular views, houses

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:00

Pricey Laurelhurst neighborhood is home to wealthy people who enjoy water views and proximity to the University of Washington and University Village shopping center.

Auto industry agrees to cooperate with government on safety

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 23:54

DETROIT (AP) — Seventeen automakers have reached an agreement with the U.S. government to cooperate on safety issues in the future. The pact was announced Friday at the Detroit auto show by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The two sides will consider better ways for the industry to communicate with the highway safety regulators. Automakers and […]

Auto industry agrees to cooperate with government on safety

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 23:54

DETROIT (AP) — Seventeen automakers have reached an agreement with the U.S. government to cooperate on safety issues in the future. The pact was announced Friday at the Detroit auto show by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The two sides will consider better ways for the industry to communicate with the highway safety regulators. Automakers and […]

Chief neuroscientist in Rennes: There’s no known antidote to drug in botched clinical trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 23:46

PARIS (AP) — Chief neuroscientist in Rennes: There’s no known antidote to drug in botched clinical trial.

Protesters disrupt Chicago mayor’s annual MLK breakfast

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 23:44

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the fatal police shootings in Chicago (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Protesters angry over Chicago police shootings are trying to disrupt Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Friday’s protest is the latest in a series of demonstrations since the November release of video showing a […]

Global stock markets slide, oil falls below $30 a barrel

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 23:25

U.S. stocks slumped broadly in early trading Friday as the price of crude oil dropped below $30 a barrel, pulling energy company shares sharply lower. Discouraging data on retail sales and manufacturing also weighed on the market. Financial stocks were among the biggest decliners. The slide came a day after the stock market clocked its […]