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Family of unarmed black man fatally shot by police plan suit

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:25
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a police officer in South Carolina says they are happy a grand jury has indicted the former officer on a murder charge. A lawyer for the family of 50-year-old Walter Scott says they plan to file a wrongful death […]

Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:24
CHICAGO (AP) — Should old doctors be forced to retire? That question is the focus of a new report by an American Medical Association council that says doctors themselves should help decide when one of their own needs to stop working. Unlike U.S. pilots, military personnel and a few other professions where mistakes can be […]

State Patrol: Motorcyclist killed by sleepy driver on I-405

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:12
A 50-year-old motorcyclist from Everett died after a crash late Sunday near Bothell.

Court strikes down ‘born in Jerusalem’ passport law

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports in an important ruling that underscores the president’s authority in foreign affairs. The court ruled 6-3 that Congress overstepped its bounds when it approved the […]

Obama: Putin trying to recreate glories of Soviet empire

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:52
ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Obama says Russian President Vladimir Putin must decide whether he wants to wreck Russia’s economy in pursuit of what Obama calls a “wrongheaded desire to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire.” Obama says U.S. and European leaders are in agreement about maintaining sanctions on Russia until it abides by […]

Sleepy driver blamed for death of motorcyclist on Interstate 405

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:43
A motorcyclist died Sunday night in an accident on Interstate 405, caused by the driver of a car who fell asleep at the wheel, according to the Washington State Patrol. The Patrol said the car’s driver, a 34-year-old man from Everett, was speeding north on Interstate 405 near Bothell about 10:30 p.m. when he drifted over onto the […]

Ferry squeezes through the Locks

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:21
The Ferry Chelan, which has been in Lake Union for topside and interior painting, passed back through the Ballard Locks this morning to go back into service.  Getting a ferry that size through the locks is a tight squeeze.  The Chelan  is longer than a football field and about 80 feet wide.

Wilson agent to Sports Illustrated: “Sometimes, the best deal is the deal you don’t do”

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:16
Russell Wilson's agent, Mark Rodgers, told Sports Illustrated's Peter King that "sometimes, the best deal is the deal you don't do.''

Barbara Bush celebrates 90th birthday by promoting literacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:10
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is promoting literacy on her 90th birthday. Her foundation and Dollar General are partnering with X Prize for a $7 million global competition to create an app to boost adult literacy skills. Bush said Monday that parents’ literacy level is a “significant predictor of their child’s […]

Police: Montana man kills wife, 3 children then self

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:09
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man shot and killed his wife and three children, set the family’s cabin on fire and then killed himself, officials in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County said. The shootings happened Sunday morning at a cabin about 15 miles southeast of the town of Deer Lodge, Police Chief Tim Barkell told The […]

Drone is latest weapon against cheating on China school exam

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 22:08
BEIJING (AP) — The latest weapon in the fight against cheating on China’s all-important college entrance exam is a six-propeller drone. The contraption flew over two testing centers in Luoyang city in central China’s Henan province to scan for any unusual signals being sent to devices smuggled by students taking the annual test. No such […]

Justices to review Tyson Foods appeal over class-action suit

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to weigh new limits on the ability of workers to band together to dispute pay and workplace issues. The justices said Monday they will review a $5.8 million class-action judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. over the pay for more than 3,000 workers at its Storm Lake, Iowa, […]

Apple wants a lead role in streaming music

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:55
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well under way, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer. With millions of […]

Monday Memo

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:43
The business week ahead

6th person dies of MERS virus in South Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:27
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering measures to stem the spread of the virus that has left dozens of people infected. A total of 87 people in South Korea have been infected by MERS since last month in the […]

Police shoot tear gas to disperse New Jersey concert crowd

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:27
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert at MetLife Stadium had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside — some without tickets — and they later used tear gas to try to disperse them, according to […]

Civil War Trust’s battlefield preservation push raises $52M

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:26
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Civil War Trust has surpassed its $40 million goal in a campaign to protect 64 battlefields in 16 states, raising $52 million over four years. The national nonprofit group announced Saturday at its annual conference that its effort to save battlefields during the war’s just-concluded 150th anniversary was a success. […]

June 8 TV Picks: ‘UnREAL’ on Lifetime

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 20:07
Also airing Monday, June 8, 2015: “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox and “The Island” on NBC.

Which college or university tops the list of median wages after graduation? Hint: Not the UW

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 20:02
A state website offers useful information about how much college students can earn depending on where they go to school and their field of study.