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Cuban national rowing team to compete in Windermere Cup in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 03:00

The first edition of the Windermere Cup in 1987 brought the Soviet national rowing teams to compete in the United States in the midst of Cold War tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Now, three decades later, the Windermere Cup and home team Washington Rowing will host the Cuban National Rowing Team

Obama, Russia’s Putin discuss crises in Syria, Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 03:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have spoken about the situations in Ukraine and Syria. The two leaders spoke by phone on Wednesday. The White House says they spent a large portion of the conversation discussing the need for Russia to live up to its commitments under a ceasefire agreement […]

No new hearing for Florida judge kicked off bench over fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:59

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is refusing to grant a new hearing for a judge who was ordered off the bench for berating and threatening to fight an assistant public defender. The state’s highest court said in an order Wednesday that it is denying Brevard County Judge John Murphy’s request for a […]

Colombian drug cartel leader gets 11-year prison term in US

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:55

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The leader of a Colombian drug cartel involved in an international cocaine distribution conspiracy has been sentenced in New Jersey to 11 years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 71-year-old Salomon Camacho Mora will also forfeit $1.6 million and eight Colombian properties under the sentence imposed Wednesday. He also goes by the […]

‘Creed’ director not miffed over Stallone’s omitted thanks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:55

LONDON (AP) — Sylvester Stallone’s Golden Globes blunder was an honest mistake, says “Creed” director Ryan Coogler. Stallone failed to acknowledge Coogler and lead actor Michael B. Jordan in his acceptance speech at Sunday’s ceremony, after winning best supporting actor for his role in the movie. Coogler believes Stallone was emotionally overwhelmed by the standing […]

Maryland man pleads not guilty to terrorism-support charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:52

NEW YORK (AP) — A Maryland man arrested on charges he fought on behalf of an al-Qaida-affiliated terror group in Somalia has pleaded not guilty. Maalik Alim Jones entered the plea in Manhattan federal court Wednesday to five terror-related charges. The plea came a month after the 31-year-old was turned over to U.S. authorities by […]

Avalanche in French Alps hits high school ski group, kills 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:09

PARIS (AP) — An avalanche in the French Alps struck a high school ski group Wednesday afternoon, killing at least one person and injuring three others, according to French police. France’s National Gendarmerie said a search-and-rescue operation was launched in the Deux Alpes ski resort using sniffer dogs and a helicopter. The avalanche helpline confirmed […]

Ohio home explosion, fire that killed family of 4 was arson

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:05

NORTHFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say an Ohio house fire and explosion that killed a family of four was arson. The state fire marshal’s office said Wednesday that investigators have determined what caused the fire in Northfield Center Township, but they aren’t releasing details while the investigation is underway. Authorities say Jeffrey and Cynthia Mather […]

Quenneville coaches Blackhawks into contention once again

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:55

CHICAGO (AP) — They sound more and more like Joel Quenneville the longer they play for the Chicago Blackhawks, and that probably is the biggest testament to his wildly successful run in the Windy City. Led by captain Jonathan Toews, the core group of players from three Stanley Cup titles harps on consistency and being […]

Real Madrid invites Palestinian arson survivor for visit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:51

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Real Madrid says it has invited a young Palestinian boy who is the sole survivor of a West Bank arson attack last summer to visit the team and meet star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Team spokesman Raul Serrano Quevedo said Wednesday that the team agreed to host the boy after receiving […]

House approves greater oversight of Iran nuclear deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than 24 hours after Iran’s detention and release of U.S. sailors, the House approved GOP-backed legislation that amplifies Republican distrust of Tehran and would give Congress greater oversight of the landmark nuclear agreement. Lawmakers voted 191-106 Wednesday to approve the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, spurning a veto threat from President […]

Los Angeles to New York flight diverted to Las Vegas

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:51

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York City has been diverted to the Las Vegas airport. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1W7RhaJ ) that the crew on Flight 256 reported smelling smoke in the cockpit on Tuesday afternoon. The plane landed safely at McCarran International Airport. Airport spokeswoman […]

Northern Puget Sound to reopen as planned this Saturday for winter hatchery chinook fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:48

Time to reshuffle your salmon fishing schedule, and make plans to venture out to northern Puget Sound (Marine Catch Area 9) which opens this Saturday (Jan. 16) for hatchery-marked chinook. “We have decided to let the Area 9 salmon fishery run its course at this point,” said Ryan Lothrop, the state Fish and Wildlife Puget […]

Treasury to track some real estate deals in NY and Miami

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says it will begin tracking sales of high-end real estate in two of the country’s most expensive markets — Miami and Manhattan — to try to crack down on money laundering. The department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network says it will temporarily require certain title companies to identify individuals behind […]

No charges for man who killed son he mistook for intruder

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:41

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a man who fatally shot his 14-year-old son after mistaking him for an intruder. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said Wednesday that the 72-year-old man won’t be charged in the Tuesday morning shooting in the basement of the Cincinnati-area home. Deters says […]

Limo involved in fire that killed 5 nurses recalled

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:39

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A specialty car manufacturer is recalling the limousine model involved in a 2013 fire that killed five nurses because a rubbing driveshaft may increase the risk of fire. It’s unclear if Accubuilt’s recall of about 1,000 limousines manufactured between Jan. 2, 1998 and July 21, 2005 is a direct result of […]

US issues rules to protect bat threatened by fungal disease

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:01

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials issued regulations Wednesday designed to protect the northern long-eared bat, one of several types of bat that have suffered steep population declines because of a rapidly spreading fungal disease. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it had updated interim rules that accompanied a decision last April to […]

Pedestrian struck by stolen car in downtown Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 00:59

A suspect in a stolen car hit a pedestrian after Seattle police attempted a traffic stop.

Justices seem divided over Iran terror-related appeal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 00:58

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is struggling with whether to put a new roadblock in the way of terrorism victims who are trying to obtain nearly $2 billion in judgments against Iran. The justices heard arguments Wednesday between the central bank of Iran and relatives of terrorism victims, including many who were among the […]

Sledding accident in Ohio leaves 9-year-old critically hurt

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 00:45

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A sledding accident in suburban Cleveland has left a 9-year-old boy with life-threatening injuries. Police in North Ridgeville say the boy was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon when his sled went into a street at the bottom of a popular sledding hill. Officers say the boy became trapped underneath […]