Seattle Times Headlines

Jim Bridger: The man, the myth, the legend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:00

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — For a 19th century mountain man, Jim Bridger has been getting a lot of attention these days. Depicted in the Oscar-nominated film “The Revenant,” directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and based on the book by Michael Punke, a teenage Bridger plays a naive trapper immersed in a world of ruthless men […]

Fish worth the freeze on Oregon’s Lake Billy Chinook

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:00

LAKE BILLY CHINOOK, Ore. (AP) — After a month of looking at weather forecasts, postponing, rescheduling and stalling, we finally made a plan to fish the reservoir in mid-January. Snowstorms and rainstorms kept coming and going, and the forecasts changed frequently. For some outdoors pursuits, inclement weather is no big deal: a snowstorm can only […]

Von Miller, 2 other Broncos fined by NFL for AFC title game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:52

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Denver Broncos Von Miller, T.J. Ward and Shiloh Keo have been fined $23,152 each by the NFL for actions in their victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game. Miller, a linebacker, was docked for unsportsmanlike conduct, likely for a celebration after one of his 2 1/2 sacks […]

Ex-‘Survivor’ contestant charged with possessing child porn

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:27

CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities have charged a former “Survivor” contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme. Michael Skupin was arraigned Friday in Oakland County on a dozen felony charges, including child porn possession, larceny by conversion and racketeering. His bond was set at $350,000. It wasn’t clear if Skupin has an […]

Two first aid at sea courses offered this month in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:19

The Washington Sea Grant and Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal are co-sponsoring a Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea course for commercial fishermen and recreational boaters 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 26 at the Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle. Topics include cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), patient assessment, hypothermia, cold-water survival, near-drowning, shock, trauma, […]

Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson named Oxford fellows

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:14

LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have got new roles: Visiting fellows at Oxford University. The actors are among 11 non-academics to have accepted appointments at Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall. Visiting fellows are normally appointed for three years, and are encouraged to visit, dine, debate or perform at the college. Alan Rusbridger, the […]

Chai’s death: She was happy at new zoo

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:12

As someone who has long loved the Woodland Park Zoo elephants, I would like to share my thoughts [“Pang of guilt in Seattle over Chai’s death,” Opinion, Feb. 6]. The Woodland Park Zoo sent its elephants to another zoo to provide social interaction. We only had two elephants left at the zoo, which meant that […]

Leicester stuns Man City to stretch EPL lead, Spurs go 2nd

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:12

LONDON (AP) — With a 3-1 win at Manchester City, Leicester showed why it really could be lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in May. From 5,000-1 outsiders for the title in August, Leicester became the 7/4 favorites with several British bookmakers on Saturday after going five points clear at the top. […]

Somali official: Bomb blew hole in passenger jet

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:02

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali official says that a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday. Ali Jama Jangali, Somalia’s transport minister, said at a press conference Saturday that investigators concluded that a bomb caused the […]

Austrian police: 5 skiers killed in ‘massive’ avalanche

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:57

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Austria say five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after being buried in a ‘massive’ Alpine avalanche. Tirol police spokesman Helmut Schuetz said Saturday that two people were also injured after the avalanche struck the Wattener Lizum region, 30 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Innsbruck. Schuetz says a […]

Philadelphia taxi driver shot in arm during robbery attempt

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:55

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia taxi driver has been shot in the arm during an overnight robbery attempt in his cab. Police say two men and one woman flagged down the Get A Cab taxi just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday in front of a gas station and asked to be taken to a […]

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:44

MADRID (AP) — An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday. The Emergency Coordination and Information Center for the regional government of Valencia said the explosion occurred at around 11 a.m. Saturday at a fuel production plant in Algemesi, 33 kilometers (21 […]

Directors Guild Awards offer a peek behind the camera

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the annual Directors Guild of America Awards can herald the eventual Oscar winners in the best director and picture categories, Saturday’s ceremony also offers a telling look at who’s working behind the camera in Hollywood amid the industry’s ongoing discussion about diversity. Women comprise about 28 percent of nominees for […]

New York nurse charged with smuggling razors, pot into jail

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:34

NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse at a New York jail has been charged with smuggling razors and synthetic marijuana to inmates. Chantiel Cox was arrested on charges of conspiracy and promoting prison contraband. She was arraigned Friday on Long Island. Newsday ( ) reports Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said the 25-year-old Cox […]

OAS: Haitian leaders reach deal to install provisional govt

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:30

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An OAS official tells The Associated Press that top Haitian leaders have reached an agreement to install a provisional government less than a day before President Michel Martelly is scheduled to step down. Special mission leader Ronald Sanders said Saturday that the interim president will be elected by Parliament for a […]

Northwest Fly Fishing Show comes to Lynnwood Feb. 13-14

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:11

The Northwest Fly Fishing Show is Feb. 13-14  at the Lynnwood Convention Center, and features a wide range of events with featured fly-tying experts, destination seminars, casting demonstrations, exhibitor booths and classes with expert fly-anglers. There will also be a Fly Fishing Film Festival, book signings with all activities directed at Oregon, Washington and British […]

Columbia River steelhead fishery in Hanford Reach area off to slow start, but should pick up soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:06

Here is the latest Hanford Reach steelhead fishing report by Paul Hoffarth, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist in Pasco: State Fish and Wildlife staff estimates that 1,151 anglers fished for steelhead in the Hanford Reach (Highway 395 to Hanford) of the Columbia River in December.  Technicians interviewed 314 anglers with 66 steelhead. Based on […]

The Latest: Trump makes stronger effort to turn out NH vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:06

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the race for president, with candidates focusing on New Hampshire, which holds the first primary in the 2016 race on Tuesday (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Iowa didn’t turn out the way Donald Trump wanted. So after Trump shrouded his Iowa operations in secrecy, the Republican’s presidential campaign […]

Portugal buys 50 percent of TAP airline for $2.1 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:06

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government says it has agreed to buy 50 percent of the country’s carrier TAP Air Portugal for 1.9 million euros ($2.1 million). Speaking after a signing ceremony Saturday, Humberto Pedrosa, who heads the Atlantic Gateway consortium that held 61 percent of the airline, said the deal would leave it […]

NBA All-Star weekend: A primer on what to watch in Toronto

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:04

Hockey and Toronto are synonymous, with the sport’s Hall of Fame being housed there and the Maple Leafs being one of the NHL’s “Original Six” franchises. And sports like baseball, rugby, yachting and curling all have history in the city going back to the 19th century. But next weekend, basketball takes over the Queen City. […]