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Man in New York calls SPD, admits involvement in death of Cleveland High student

11 min 6 sec ago

In March 2015, 17-year-old Robert Robinson Jr. was gunned down on Seattle’s Beacon Hill. A couple months ago, a 23-year-old New York man contacted Seattle homicide detectives to confess because Robinson’s killing was “eating me alive,” according to a search warrant in the case.

Mariners’ Ketel Marte on overcoming early struggles: ‘I know I can play’

11 min 17 sec ago

After a slow start that led to questions about whether he was handed the everyday shortstop job too soon, Marte has begun play like the Mariners management envisioned.

Senate confirms Obama’s pick to be ambassador to Mexico

17 min 52 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to Mexico has been confirmed. The Senate approved the nomination of Roberta Jacobson by voice vote on Thursday. The vote came after Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida dropped his objection to the nomination. The former Republican presidential candidate had objected to her role […]

FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operations

18 min 52 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — Federal safety officials are reviewing operations at Allegiant Air two years ahead of schedule, spurred by incidents including an aborted takeoff and a plane that landed low on fuel. The Federal Aviation Administration routinely evaluates airlines every five years but moved up Allegiant’s review from 2018. The review began in early April […]

Mayor defends his team after subpoenas in campaign probes

18 min 54 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) has defended himself and his advisers a day after his office confirmed top aides were subpoenaed by federal and state prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation. He told reporters Thursday the actions of his team were “legal and appropriate.” He […]

Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal

25 min 51 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison to a stature approaching that of the bald eagle, long the national emblem. There has not been an official mammal of the United States. The Senate gave final approval to the bill […]

Iran calls on UN to help with US court asset award

32 min 52 sec ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran is asking the United Nations to prevail upon the United States to uphold the principal of state immunity after an American court ruled that $2 billion of frozen Iranian assets be paid to victims of terrorist attacks. In a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Minister […]

Economic recovery’s two sides: weak growth even as hiring surges

33 min 20 sec ago

Gross domestic product advanced at a mere 0.5 percent annual growth rate in the first quarter, while the job market appears to be at its healthiest point since the boom of the late 1990s. How can both be true? The explanation is the apparent lack of improvement in productivity.

Coastal razor clam digs happening soon at Long Beach and Mocrocks, and more digs offered later in May

35 min 6 sec ago

Dig this news. State Fish and Wildlife has approved another round of coastal razor clam digs at two beaches after latest test sample for marine toxins came back under the cut-off threshold. “We got approval for the latest digs at Long Beach, and added some weekdays to Mocrocks,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish […]

UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began

35 min 51 sec ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday. Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun told the Security Council that the total number of casualties now stands at 30,729 including 9,333 people killed […]

Former defense secretaries push for trade pact

1 hour 14 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight former secretaries of defense are pushing congressional leaders to back one of President Barack Obama’s top priorities and pass a free trade agreement they say is fundamental to national security. The bipartisan group has penned a letter stating that the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement will strengthen alliances with regional powers such as […]

Trump, Cruz face early test at California GOP conclave

1 hour 38 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Republican Party convention will be an early test for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich in a state whose June election could hold the decisive delegates in the fight for the party’s presidential nomination. Trump, who has seized front-runner status as a political outsider, will be speaking Friday outside […]

State fines ex-Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon for campaign violations

1 hour 41 min ago

The state Public Disclosure Commission has fined former Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon $4,200 for violating state campaign laws during his 2011 re-election campaign.

2016 NFL Draft: Live Seahawks coverage and analysis of the first round

1 hour 44 min ago

Draft day is finally here! Follow along live as we break down the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, along with the Seahawks' No. 26 pick.

California Democrats will meet to choose national delegates

1 hour 47 min ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While much of the political attention is focused on the California GOP convention this weekend, Democrats are holding important meetings around the state to select delegates to the national convention in Philadelphia. The party business is drawing outsize interest as California’s presidential primary — the last in the nation — is […]

EPA announces latest steps addressing Missouri landfill fire

1 hour 47 min ago

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. government says the owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the blaze. Environmental Protection Agency regional chief Mark Hague said Thursday that Republic Services will install temperature monitors and cooling loops, which are […]

NBA says Wade wasn’t fouled in final seconds of Game 5 loss

1 hour 52 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA says Dwyane Wade was not fouled on Miami’s final offensive play of the Heat loss to Charlotte in Game 5 of the teams’ Eastern Conference first-round series. Wade thought he was fouled with 2.6 seconds left as he tried to tie the game while being defended by the Hornets’ Cody […]

Seahawks waive Phillip Sims, one of only two quarterbacks on roster

1 hour 55 min ago

Seattle on Thursday waived backup QB Phillip Sims, leaving the team with just one QB on the roster --- Russell Wilson.

Zoo defends decision not to kill tiger that attacked keeper

1 hour 58 min ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The president of a Florida zoo defended Thursday the decision to tranquilize and not kill a rare Malayan tiger that had fatally attacked a keeper and was preventing rescuers from giving her aid. Palm Beach Zoo President Andrew Aiken told a news conference rescuers feared a bullet could ricochet […]

Illinois school settles separation of church and state case

2 hours 5 min ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois public school that requires students who ride the bus to arrive early for optional religious instruction at a Roman Catholic parish has agreed to discontinue the practice in response to a legal challenge. For generations, most students at the Teutopolis Grade School in central Illinois have started the day […]