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Activists say officer’s shooting conviction no bellwether

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:54

NEW YORK (AP) — Police-reform activists, who have come to expect disappointment any time an officer is accused in a killing, expressed surprise Friday over the conviction of a patrolman who shot an unarmed man in a housing project stairwell but said they don’t necessarily see the case as a turning point in the national […]

Fee-free Monday in national forests for Presidents Day

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:50

The Monday Presidents Day holiday is a fee-free day in national forests in Washington state and across the nation. The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites, including trailheads that normally require a Northwest Forest pass. National parks and Washington state parks are not waiving fees for the holiday. The fee waiver […]

Windows 10 anti-virus shield not great, but maybe enough

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:46

The Windows 10 anti-virus program isn’t among the most highly rated, but might be adequate for careful users who avoid online risks, Patrick Marshall writes. He also offers advice to readers having problems with emails and messages containing photos or attachments.

Storm signs forward Ramu Tokashiki to multiyear deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:40

The 6-foot-3 Tokashiki averaged 8.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game last season and was a WNBA All-Rookie Team selection.

Klizan and Mahut win to set up Rotterdam semifinal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:38

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Martin Klizan of Slovakia saved five match points against sixth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut to set up a semifinal with French qualifier Nicolas Mahut at the World Tennis Tournament on Friday. Klizan was on the brink of defeat but converted a break point with a superb forehand return down the line to […]

Nadal into semifinals in Argentina; sets up match with Thiem

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:36

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal has reached the semifinals of the Argentina Open with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over Paolo Lorenzi of Italy on clay in the Argentine capital. It followed Nadal’s defeat of Juan Monaco on Thursday. The Spaniard and former world No. 1 will get a tough test […]

Catholic college reinstating 2 fired professors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:34

The embattled president of a Catholic university in Emmitsburg, Maryland, says he’s reinstating two faculty members he fired this week amid an uproar over a plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them refunds if they chose to leave. Mount St. Mary’s University President Simon Newsman said in a statement Friday afternoon […]

Shaq, Iverson finalists, Yao could join them in Hall of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:29

TORONTO (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Young Shaquille didn’t even know who they were. Now he’s on the verge of joining them in basketball immortality. “He told me this day would […]

Ask U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene a question

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:24

The Congresswoman will be at The Seattle Times to meet with the editorial board on Feb. 17.

Texas OKs licensing path for immigrant detention centers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:23

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two of the nation’s largest federal immigrant family detention centers can soon apply for residential child care licenses in Texas. The rule announced Friday by a state agency was temporarily blocked in November by a state judge who said the agency had improperly fast-tracked changes that would create a path for […]

Slalom queen Shiffrin ready for upcoming return to racing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:57

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The slalom queen is back and raring to go after a frustrating two months out with injury. Mikaela Shiffrin even admits to feeling “jittery” as she prepares to throw herself back into World Cup racing on Monday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland — her first race since tearing a ligament in her right […]

Ferguson mayor: City told DOJ agreement no sure thing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:55

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson’s mayor says city leaders warned U.S. Department of Justice negotiators last month that they couldn’t guarantee approval of a plan to address the agency’s scathing review of Ferguson’s courts and police. The Justice Department sued the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, a day after its City Council approved a revised settlement […]

Angle mulls US Senate bid; testing waters for money, support

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:50

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she’s trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans’ hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s soon-to-be-vacant seat. The tea party darling won the Republican nomination in a divisive […]

Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:50

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama’s legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republicans, meanwhile, crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump’s long shadow. Hillary Clinton stepped up her hammering of rival Bernie […]

Concert postponements for Barry Manilow after surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:47

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Manilow has been forced to postpone two concerts following a rough week of oral surgery. Manilow had surgery twice earlier this week, and still managed to make a concert in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday. But after that, he was brought back to Los Angeles for surgery Friday when complications developed. […]

AP Source: Bosh out of NBA All-Star Game due to calf injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:43

TORONTO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says that Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat will miss Sunday’s All-Star Game with a calf injury, and has been replaced on the Eastern Conference roster by Atlanta’s Al Horford. That also means Bosh will not take part in the 3-point contest on Saturday. The […]

Deutsche Bank and Wynn Resorts rise, Pandora tumbles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:41

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Deutsche Bank AG, up $1.87 to $17.38 The bank offered to buy back more than $5 billion in bonds in a display of financial strength. Most Read StoriesFemale tiger killed by […]

Fraternity says 5 chapters acknowledged hearing racist chant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:40

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The fraternity connected to a racist chant that surfaced at the University of Oklahoma last spring says members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years. Sigma Alpha Epsilon spokesman Brandon Weghorst said Friday that the Evanston, Illinois-based fraternity would not release the names of the […]

Bencic beats Pavlyuchenkova to make St. Petersburg semifinal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:39

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Top-seeded Belinda Bencic won a late-night battle with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to take the final spot in the semifinals at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. Over the course of a two-and-a-half-hour match which concluded after midnight, the Swiss world No. 11 ground down her fifth-seeded Russian opponent to win 6-7 (4), […]

Woman’s throat cut in South Lake Union assault

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:37

A woman was taken to the hospital after her throat was cut during an assault in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Seattle police have arrested a 62-year-old man on investigation of assault.