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Lawmakers override veto, will make W.Va. right-to-work state

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 01:51

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is set to become the 26th right-to-work state. State lawmakers rebuked Thursday’s veto by Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, voting along party lines in their House and Senate. Some House Republicans voted ‘no.’ A simple majority was required. So-called “right to work” states prohibit companies from requiring employees to […]

Mick Jagger on Grammy nod for James Brown doc, Amy Winehouse

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 01:51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Jagger is getting Grammy love this year, but it’s not for his music — it’s for his film producing. The icon is nominated for best music film for producing the documentary “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown,” directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and aired on HBO in 2014. […]

Tea party favorite bets Cruz, Trump coattails can beat Burr

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 01:44

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Greg Brannon is betting the popularity of outsiders like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump can sweep him to a U.S. Senate primary upset win in North Carolina despite falling short in 2014. The obstetrician finished second two years ago to Thom Tillis, who was favored by party leaders in Washington and […]

Police: 2 students, both 15-year-old girls, killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 01:43

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police: 2 students, both 15-year-old girls, killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school.

Mom who did nothing as girl was beaten to death gets prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 01:43

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman accused of doing nothing as her boyfriend beat her 4-year-old daughter to death has been sentenced to four to eight years in prison. Josephita Brown pleaded guilty two years ago to conspiracy, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the 2013 death of her daughter. Prosecutors say she covered up […]

Delaware court upholds dismissal of GM shareholder suit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 01:35

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by General Motors shareholders over faulty ignition switches. After hearing arguments this week, the court affirmed a judge’s ruling from last summer. The judge said the plaintiffs failed to satisfy a requirement that a shareholder suing on behalf of a […]

New York City officials decide it’s too cold for ice fest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 01:32

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s too cold in New York City for the annual Central Park Ice Festival. The Central Park Conservancy says Saturday’s event has been canceled. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the teens on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop to between zero and minus-10, and wind gusts […]

Animal rights protest scrapped after “greased pig” dust-up

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 01:07

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — An international animal advocacy group launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a “Greased Pig on Ice,” but withdrew it after learning there’s no pig in the act — just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail. Steve […]

Running back Matt Forte done in Chicago after 8 seasons

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 01:02

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Matt Forte won’t be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season. The two-time Pro Bowl running back announced on Instagram Friday morning that the team informed him this week it will not offer him a contract for next season. The team confirmed it, calling him one of the […]

Retrial of man convicted of killing Chandra Levy now in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of killing former Washington intern Chandra Levy has had his retrial moved from March to May. A judge agreed Friday to a request by prosecutors to move the trial date from March 1 to May 23. Levy’s 2001 disappearance created a national sensation after the 24-year-old Modesto, California, native […]

Shkreli campaign for boss music collection rolls on

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:53

NEW YORK (AP) — Former pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli’s campaign to build up an impressive music portfolio rolls on. After spending $2 million for the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” late last year, the 32-year-old former hedge fund manager is now offering $10 million for Kanye West’s new album. […]

House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:50

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved legislation to give supermarkets, fast-food chains and other food establishments some relief from government calorie labeling rules. The vote was 266-144. The legislation goes now to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain. Republicans say the calorie labeling rules set to go into effect this year are too […]

Ryan lays out budget options to divided House Republicans

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan is delivering a message to conservatives unhappy with last year’s pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: You’re stuck with it. Ryan is facing a restive right wing that could deliver him an embarrassing setback by denying the votes for a GOP […]

Driver admits to reaching 140 mph before I-5 crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:48

The driver had a broken collarbone and possibly broken ankle, and the other driver suffered facial lacerations and was not conscious at the accident site in Clark County, the State Patrol said.

Silver calls All-Star weekend in Toronto ‘a homecoming’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:41

TORONTO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has opened All-Star weekend by paying homage to the league’s history in Toronto. Silver spoke Friday morning at the NBA All-Star Technology Summit, and began his remarks by reminding attendees that the league’s enormous success globally stems in part from what happened in Toronto on Nov. 1, 1946 […]

Kanye’s lyrics about Taylor Swift ignite new controversy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:40

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Kanye West’s new album, “The Life Of Pablo,” has ignited a new controversy between the rapper and pop superstar Taylor Swift. West debuted his album at the Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday. The album included a song called, “Famous,” in which he […]

Photos of the Day: Feb. 12, 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:31

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Union: Staff cuts, conditions led to California jail escape

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:19

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A deputies union has sued the Orange County Sheriff’s Department alleging that staff reductions and unsafe conditions helped lead to the brazen escape of three inmates from a jail in California. The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs filed the lawsuit ahead of anticipated changes at Central Men’s jail following […]

Moscow court rejects opposition leader’s suit against Putin

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:17

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Friday refused to consider suit filed by a prominent Russian opposition figure, who accused President Vladimir Putin of breaking the nation’s anti-corruption law. The papers were filed by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who accused Putin of failing to declare a conflict of interest regarding a low-interest, $1.75 billion […]

Huskies links: Changes likely coming to targeting rule

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 00:17

Under a proposed change from the NCAA's rules committee, replay officials would have more authority to reverse targeting calls made on the field.