Seattle Times Headlines

Former Sonics announcer Kevin Calabro to be honored at Sports Star of the Year Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:08

On Wednesday night at MTR Western Sports Star of the Year Awards, Calabro will accept the Keith Jackson Award that honors a member of the media for communicating sports stories in the state of Washington.

Grizzlies Gasol out indefinitely with broken right foot

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:54

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his right foot after an MRI exam found the fracture earlier Tuesday. The Grizzlies said in a statement that Gasol was examined by team physicians Tuesday morning. “Marc is a cornerstone of our franchise, and we are focused on […]

Woman claims that coach, Ohio school ignored rape allegation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:53

CLEVELAND (AP) — A student and former softball player at Kent State University said in a federal lawsuit Tuesday that her coach tried to cover up allegations the player was raped and that university officials failed to follow school policy and federal law after the woman reported being attacked. Lauren Kesterson’s lawsuit alleged she reported […]

FAA shrinks Washington’s no-drone zone

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drones and model aircraft can return to the skies in the outer ring of special airspace around the nation’s capital. The Federal Aviation Administration announced an update Tuesday that shrinks the no-drone zone from a ring with a 30-mile radius around Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to one with a 15-mile radius. […]

Viewer’s Guide: What to watch on the day after New Hampshire

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:41

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buh bye, scarves and boots. The presidential race is sprinting on from snowy New Hampshire to South Carolina and Nevada — perhaps with a smaller cast of characters. A guide to what to watch for on Wednesday, the day after New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary: DEPARTURE LOUNGE: Iowa turned out to be the […]

Washington forward Noah Dickerson expected to play at Utah

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:41

Despite a nagging ankle injury, the 6-foot-8 freshman gives Washington another big body to throw at Utah's 7-foot star Jakob Poeltl.

Mother of unarmed man fatally shot in back is suing police

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:39

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of an unarmed man fatally shot in the back by a Los Angeles police officer last year sued the city and its police chief Tuesday, saying the death is emblematic of a culture of excessive force. The lawsuits alleging wrongful death and unjustified force in the killing of Brendon […]

US may limit items collected at Vietnam Vets memorial

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is considering limiting the items it collects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The agency said in a news release Tuesday that it will only keep items left at the memorial that are personal artifacts of soldiers whose names appear on the memorial; Vietnam War military service items; and […]

Stage version of ‘Frozen’ to be directed by Broadway veteran

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has tapped one of Broadway’s freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, “Frozen.” According to a Disney Theatrical Productions announcement Tuesday on Twitter, Alex Timbers will helm the show, which is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.” Timbers […]

UN experts: North Korea continues to evade UN sanctions

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:19

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say North Korea is continuing to evade U.N. sanctions, using airlines, ships, and the international financial system to trade in prohibited items for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The experts monitoring sanctions against the North says Pyongyang also continues to export ballistic missile-related items to the Middle East […]

Ex-bodyguard testifies about lewd messages sent to Paltrow

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:17

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow is hearing about pornographic messages he sent the actress in 1999. Paltrow’s former bodyguard Dennis Bridwell on Tuesday read some of the explicit messages Dante Soiu (Soy-YOU) sent the Oscar winner roughly 17 years ago. Soiu’s attorney, […]

LA city, county pass sweeping plans against homelessness

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:02

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city and county officials have approved sweeping plans to deal with homelessness at a cost of billions over a decade. The City Council’s strategic plan calls for providing more housing and funding programs designed to keep people off the streets in the first place. The city has around 25,000 […]

Bergdahl case delayed over classified information dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:02

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals has temporarily halted the desertion case against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off an outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, while it considers a dispute between the sides about how to handle classified information. Prosecutors had asked for the delay so the appeals court could […]

Weyerhaeuser’s Federal Way campus sold

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 06:54

Buyer is a national real estate investment group that says it’s ready “for the property’s next chapter.”

Nation’s second-largest food-service firm files to go public

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 06:54

The nation’s second-largest food-service distributor has filed papers for an initial stock offering. U.S. Foods Holding Corp., based in Rosemont, Illinois, said Tuesday it plans to raise $100 million in the IPO, although the amount was listed to calculate fees and will likely be revised. In its filing, U.S. Foods said it has about 25,000 […]

Prosecutors weigh charges against LeSean McCoy in club brawl

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 06:52

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing a police file as they decide whether to charge Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured. The 27-year-old McCoy has retained a high-profile criminal defense lawyer while prosecutors review the police findings on the fight early Sunday. The […]

Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 06:50

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge ruled that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed his orders in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to license same-sex marriages. United States District Judge David Bunning wrote Tuesday that Davis has allowed her deputies to issue marriage licenses and dismissed a request […]

91,000 state Medicaid clients warned of data breach

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 06:50

Two state employees, a sister and brother, apparently exchanged emails for nearly two years that contained private health information from Medicaid clients, said a Health Care Authority risk manager.

Conservative opposition threatens criminal justice overhaul

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 06:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opposition from a group of Senate Republicans is dealing a severe blow to a criminal justice overhaul in the Senate, with one lawmaker calling the legislation “a massive social experiment in criminal leniency.” The opposition from Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and others will make it difficult for supporters to push […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 06:19

Stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday after another bumpy day. Major indexes wavered between gains and losses for most of the day Tuesday, then ended barely in the red. Energy companies once again suffered the biggest losses as the price of oil took another tumble. On Tuesday: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 12.67 points, […]