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Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 03:52

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidently killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized. The unusual lawsuit was filed Friday amid city leaders’ efforts to win back the public’s trust after several cases of […]

Oregon police officer killed while serving warrant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 03:40

The 39-year-old officer in Seaside, Oregon, was shot as he tried to arrest a man for felony assault. The alleged shooter was killed by another officer.

Potholes Reservoir generating good catches of walleye

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 03:28

Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Carolyn Burdick at the MarDon Resort: Something very exciting is happening on Potholes Reservoir right now, “WALLEYE”. Many people are already scratching out some early walleye limits. Your walleye limit on Potholes Reservoir is 8 fish, they must be 12 inches in length to […]

Jury awards $5.7M to victim of Irvine drug-planting couple

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 03:28

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County couple was ordered to pay $5.7 million for planting drugs in the car of a former PTA president in a failed bid to have her arrested. A jury on Friday made the award to Kelli Peters. The Superior Court panel deliberated less than an hour before finding […]

Flight 93 Memorial report cites contributing factors to fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 03:22

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The National Parks Service says an investigation has identified several factors believed to have contributed to a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania. The parks service said in a report released Saturday that those factors included the presence of improperly discarded smoking material, landscaping mulch […]

Steve Cishek welcomes chance to stabilize Mariners’ closer role

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 03:06

People in the Mariners organization have said this season could hinge on Cishek, who lost the closer’s job last season with Florida, returning to form.

Little-known receivers help Panthers get to Super Bowl

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:48

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cam Newton throws passes to a bunch of no-name receivers. The Carolina Panthers have a group of wideouts who’ve embraced their roles, checked their egos and do whatever it takes to win. “We know we suck,” Corey “Philly” Brown said sarcastically. “We’re just going to continue to make plays and […]

Man accused of IS-inspired plot to attack Detroit church

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:45

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Michigan man whom they accuse of supporting Islamic State militants and plotting to attack a Detroit church. Khalil Abu-Rayyan, of Dearborn Heights, appeared Thursday in U.S. District Court in Detroit and is jailed pending a Monday hearing. He hasn’t been charged with terrorism-related crimes but has been […]

The Latest: Search halted for survivors on collided planes

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

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local): 10:26 a.m. Authorities have called off the search for possible survivors of a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles. The Coast Guard announced Saturday morning that […]

Authorities suspend search for survivors of midair collision near Los Angeles port

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:25

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities suspend search for survivors of midair collision near Los Angeles port.

Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:24

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former players. Fantasy football under siege. Poor officiating. Ugly football. Most Read StoriesCleared after stabbing, former UW student wants his life backDriver arrested after […]

Fed court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growers

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

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some blueberry growers in Walla Walla County have admitted in federal court that they systematically violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of three years. That includes failing to pay the minimum wage and overtime in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 growing seasons. The U.S. Department of Labor […]

Spokane police chief to retire in March

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

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The acting chief of the Spokane Police Department has announced his retirement, and will be replaced by former U.S. Attorney Jim McDevitt. Interim Chief Rick Dobrow said Friday that he will retire effective March 1. Mayor David Condon says Dobrow will be temporarily replaced by McDevitt, who will be the troubled […]

Washington puts a price on closing oldest Colstrip units

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

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Shutting down and cleaning up the two oldest units at the Colstrip power plant in southeast Montana would cost $130 million to $200 million, according to the Washington utility that owns most of the plant. Puget Sound Energy, which owns half of Colstrip Units 1 and 2, says the two coal-fired […]

‘While the City Slept’ excerpts: Madness and murder in a broken system

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

One night in 2009 in the South Park neighborhood, a man on a psychological descent invaded the home of Jennifer Hopper and Teresa Butz. Over 90 minutes, Isaiah Kalebu assaulted them, fatally stabbing Butz. Hopper escaped to the street, where neighbors helped. A new book reveals missed opportunities that might have prevented the tragedy.

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, […]