Seattle Times Headlines

ABC Family network prepping to become Freeform network

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 04:22

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: ___ FREEFORM The ABC Family network is pointedly getting rid of the “ABC” in its name when it makes the transition to the Freeform network on […]

GBI: Man killed after pointing gun at deputies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 04:08

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man was fatally shot after pointing a gun at deputies responding to a domestic violence in suburban Atlanta. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman Scott Dutton told local news media that 50-year-old Andrew Earl Abernathy was killed Friday night. Dutton says deputies responded to a call at a home […]

Kerry to respond ‘as appropriate’ on jailed reporter’s case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 04:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Saturday that Secretary of State John Kerry will respond “as appropriate” to a letter from executives at 25 news organizations, including The Associated Press, asking him to press Iran to free jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. The department is “working very hard to get our citizens back […]

US flight diverted to Canada due to security concern

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 04:03

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Authorities in British Columbia say a United Airlines flight was diverted to Vancouver due to a security concern and a passenger was taken into custody. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say United Airlines Flight 1104, bound for Denver from Anchorage, Alaska, landed safely at Vancouver International Airport early Saturday. The […]

Hall of Famer Bud Grant wishes Pete Carroll’s coaching success had come with Vikings instead of Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 04:00

Grant said Carroll should have been named the coach of the Vikings in 1992 instead of Dennis Green.

Muslim woman thrown out of Trump rally; group seeks apology

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 03:54

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An advocacy group is seeking an apology from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign after a Muslim woman standing in silent protest was heckled and the escorted out of the event. The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the call for an apology late Friday, hours after Rose Hamid was thrown out […]

Trump goads Cruz on eligibility to run, more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 03:50

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump goaded a fellow Republican front-runner, Ted Cruz, over his eligibility to be president and professed bafflement that he’s not beating him in Iowa polls as a delicate detente between the two became ever more frayed Saturday. With Trump in Iowa for the first time in the new year, Iowans […]

Things to know: The armed standoff in Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 03:46

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A small, armed group has been occupying a remote national wildlife refuge in Oregon for a week to protest federal land use policies. The leader of the group — Ammon Bundy — has repeatedly rejected calls to leave buildings at the refuge despite pleas from the county sheriff, from many local […]

Drug lords real and fictional plentiful in pop culture

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 03:33

He thought his story was movie material. After all drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the leader of Sinaloa cartel, had been captured twice and escaped, and that, along with his ruthlessness, made him a name known in pop culture. But it was those Hollywood dreams that helped Mexican marines track him down in Los […]

Syrian government ready to attend peace talks in Geneva

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 03:25

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government announced Saturday it is ready to attend peace talks later this month with the opposition in Geneva as a new airstrike in northern Syria killed and wounded scores of people, including many militants. But Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Damascus also wants to see lists of the opposition […]

Pack, Rodgers struggling, Skins, Cousins soaring to playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 03:23

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has been a Super Bowl champion and a two-time NFL MVP. He owns the best passer rating in league history. His Green Bay Packers are in the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. Kirk Cousins started a grand total of nine regular-season games entering this season, wasn’t chosen as […]

Nevada critics lose again in grouse fight; July trial looms

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 03:21

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a rural Nevada water district’s latest attempt to expedite construction of a storage tank in sage grouse habitat near the Utah line in a legal battle now expected to drag into the summer. The judge in Reno denied this week the final part of a request […]

Politicians used to care for their own, but that may be changing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 03:05

Remember the old rule, all politics is local? It’s dead. That local representatives can vote to toss 711,000 Washingtonians off health care, and get no political blowback for it, proves it.

Congressman wants Aloha wear allowed on House floor

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 03:05

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A Hawaii Congressman wants Aloha wear to be allowed on the House floor on Fridays, a change from the current rule that requires full business attire. U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a Hawaii Democrat, said in a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan that his office observes Aloha Fridays by […]

Hollywood launches awards season amid rare rainstorms

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 02:52

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blustery bad boy is set to crash Hollywood’s red carpets this awards season and he’s already taking the town by storm. Shows like the Golden Globes are putting proper protection in place, while celebs, of course, will be stressing about how they look. They call this hombre El Nino — […]

Game thread: UW Huskies take on WSU Cougars in Pullman

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 02:29

Follow the action live as the Huskies (2-0 in Pac-12 play) head to Pullman for their first conference road test of the season against the Washington State Cougars (1-1 in Pac-12).

Producers say Dallas welcomed Kennedy assassination project

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 02:23

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Dallas residents welcomed filmmakers shooting Hulu’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “11.22.63” — at least until they stopped traffic in Dealey Plaza to re-enact President John F. Kennedy’s ill-fated motorcade. The streaming service is premiering the eight-part series starring James Franco and Josh Duhamel on Feb. 15. New episodes of the […]

FBI investigating another fatal Chicago police shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 02:21

CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI is conducting a civil rights investigation into the fatal shooting of a motorist in 2013 by Chicago police officers. The Chicago Tribune reports ( ) that a brief mention of the case was contained in thousands of pages of emails related to police shootings that the city released on New […]

‘Ritualistic sacrifice’ investigated in child’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 02:06

CALLAWAY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida mother who killed her 3-year-old son and stuffed him into a suitcase tried to buy a bus ticket out of town shortly after the killing. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen says the child’s 27-year-old mother, Egypt Moneeck Robinson, faces a murder charge. He said “ritualistic sacrifice” is […]

One person dead in Renton house fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 02:04

On Friday night, firefighters battling a blaze in the 300 block of Factory Avenue North found one person dead on the second floor.