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Stephen Curry scores 51, Warriors improve to 45-4

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:01

Stephen Curry scored 36 of his 51 points in the first half to offset a monster offensive game from John Wall and the Golden State Warriors pulled away to beat the Washington Wizards 134-121 Wednesday night for their eighth straight victory.

Mike Krzyzewski returns to work after missing game

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:55

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was back at work one day after missing his first game in more than 20 years.

Cosby case moves forward; deposition a key trial question

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:55

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — As a sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby moves forward, a key battle will be waged over explicit testimony he gave in a deposition more than a decade ago. Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill on Wednesday rejected the testimony of a former suburban Philadelphia prosecutor who said he promised Cosby […]

For state’s charter schools, it’s a matter of survival

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:51

The campaign to keep charter schools open is organized and well-funded, with millions at its disposal. But the future of the charter-school system in Washington is uncertain.

Reaction mixed on bill aimed at prosecuting police shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:44

Sponsored by Rep. Luis Moscoso, D-Bothell, and a group of other Democrats, House Bill 2907 removes a portion of existing law that says police can't be held criminally liable for using deadly force if they acted in good faith and without malice.

Seattle Thunderbirds down Kamloops 3-1

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:40

Keegan Kolesar scores two goals and Landon Bow stops 28 of 29 shots for the T-birds.

Cougars lose eighth straight game, fall to Arizona 79-64

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:39

Wednesday’s loss assured the Cougars of a non-winning record in conference play for the 19th time in 21 years.

Kim Jong Un calls meeting on abuses in N. Korea ruling party

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:38

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting of senior ruling party officials aimed at rooting out corruption and abuses of power ahead of a major congress to be held in May, its state media reported Thursday, calling the gathering the first of its kind. The meeting this week focused […]

Huskies’ recruiting class ranked No. 29, but it kept state talent at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:37

The Huskies missed out on big-time targets at wide receiver, but otherwise one could argue this is the best of Petersen’s three UW classes.

4 holdouts at Oregon refuge have diverse backgrounds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:12

The four armed activists still occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon have shown no signs they are ready to leave more than a week after the main figures in the standoff were arrested. Ammon Bundy led the group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land policies and […]

Facebook celebrating its users’ friendships for its birthday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:06

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is giving friendship collages to its 1.6 billion users in celebration of the social network’s 12th birthday. The collages will be packaged in video presentations of photos of friends and family that have been previously been posted on Facebook. The photos are picked out by automated technology, although each Facebook […]

AP photographer reflects on ‘bucket baby’ in Brazil

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:03

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — The first time I met Solange Ferreira was in December. She was at a hospital, waiting to hear from a doctor whether her baby boy had what so many in her village were talking about — microcephaly, or an abnormally small head that is a sign of severe disabilities and a […]

Obama proposing more spending on job training programs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:02

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will propose spending nearly $6 billion more on programs designed to help young people land their first job. Some of the recommendations have been made before without success. The White House says much of the money would fund grants designed to cover up to half of a young person’s […]

Deadline closing in to cash unclaimed $63M lottery prize

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With hours to go and $63 million on the line, the mystery remains: Where’s the winning California Lottery ticket and why hasn’t somebody cashed it? Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said Wednesday that even he wants to know why the SuperLotto Plus winner let six months pass without claiming the prize. Whatever […]

Dad says Nevada holdout learned government distrust from him

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:59

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The 73-year-old father of one of the four holdouts at the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon says Jeffrey Banta may have learned his distrust of the U.S. government from him growing up hunting and fishing in the wide-open of spaces of rural northern Nevada. Willard Banta and […]

Chris Petersen can pick ’em, but will a national ranking follow?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:55

Washington coach Chris Petersen just landed his second straight top 30 recruiting class, but success isn’t assured. Let’s see if bigger and better players than he ever had at Boise State translate into success at the Pac-12 level.

Australia resists pressure to allow asylum seekers to stay

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:54

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is resisting mounting international pressure not to deport child asylum seekers, with a minister warning Thursday that allowing them to stay could attract more refugees to come by boat. Australia’s 3-year-old policy of paying the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru to accommodate asylum seekers who attempt to reach Australian shores […]

Assange to accept arrest if UN rules against him

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:50

LONDON (AP) — Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by British police if a U.N. working group on arbitrary detention decides that the three years he has spent holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy does not amount to illegal detention. Writing on Wikileaks’ Twitter account Wednesday night, Assange said if the U.N. […]

Kim Jong Un calls meeting on abuses in N. Korea ruling party

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:49

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea’s state media say leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting of top ruling party officials this week aimed at rooting out corruption and abuses of power ahead of a major congress to be held in May. According to a report Thursday by the Korean Central News Agency, the two-day […]

Harbaugh draws cascade of stars to Michigan for signing day

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:12

Jim Harbaugh attracted an array of celebrities and 3,500-plus fans to pack a 103-year-old auditorium staged for a dramatic performance Wednesday that topped just about any production schools have put on to welcome their newest class of football recruits.