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Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 29 min ago

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Police: Officer dies after being shot twice during law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta .

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 29 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday. King has served as acting secretary since Arne Duncan stepped down at the end of December. At the time, the […]

Bill to make it easier to charge police over deadly force fails

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 29 min ago

The bill faced stiff opposition from law-enforcement leaders, failing to get a committee vote and unlikely to go anywhere this year in the Legislature.

Take 2: Saluting Aberdeen’s Daniel Bryan as he retires from WWE

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 33 min ago

WWE superstar Daniel Bryan of Aberdeen retired from wrestling Monday night in Seattle, and one of his biggest fans says thank you.

Seahawks reportedly signing CFL receiver Jeff Fuller

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 40 min ago

The Seahawks are reportedly signing CFL receiver Jeff Fuller, who played at Texas A&M.

Kennedy Catholic’s Maggie Gallagher tabbed as preseason All-American

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 15 min ago

Senior is an infielder for Lancers softball team.

Watch: How scientists at Hanford discovered ripples in space-time

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 19 min ago

It's complicated, but you don't have to be Albert Einstein to understand how the years-long experiment to capture gravitational waves worked. Here's explanatory videos to help.

APNewsBreak: NBC, USA Network discuss Beverly Hills dog show

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 20 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The dogs are going Hollywood. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that NBC and USA Network are talking to the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills about televising its annual dog show. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because no contract has been signed. NBC has […]

At Northwest Symphony Orchestra, a world premiere for Malala

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 21 min ago

Jazz musician Sumi Tonooka has composed “For Malala,” dedicated to 18-year-old Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, which will be heard for the first time at a Feb. 12 concert by Northwest Symphony Orchestra.

WSU Cougars QB Luke Falk reflects on season and Midnight Maneuvers

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 22 min ago

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk took a break from Midnight Maneuvers on Wednesday night and hopped a quick flight to Seattle with his girlfriend, WSU track and field athlete Mallori Lindberg, to attend the MTR Western Sports Star Awards at the Paramount Theater.

Girl pleads guilty to plotting mom’s death with soldier beau

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 23 min ago

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl accused of plotting with her soldier boyfriend to kill her mother has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. The Lehigh County district attorney’s office says Jamie Silvonek entered the plea Thursday and will be sentenced to 35 years to life in prison. Senior Deputy District Attorney […]

Last hours of armed standoff play out online for listeners

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 24 min ago

The end of a nearly six-week-long standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge played out live on the Internet, with tens of thousands of people listening as supporters encouraged the last armed occupiers to surrender. An open phone line broadcast on YouTube gave a glimpse into the final hours of the standoff, with the four remaining […]

Colorado gun shop owner charged with illegally selling guns

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 25 min ago

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado gun shop owner who appeared on the reality show “American Guns” is accused of illegally selling firearms after losing his license. U.S. Attorney John Walsh announced Thursday that 52-year-old Richard Wyatt was indicted by a grand jury on conspiracy and tax charges and dealing guns without a license Tuesday. According […]

At ACT, ‘Buzzer’ a timely tale of race and gentrification

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 27 min ago

A review of “Buzzer,” on stage at ACT in Seattle through Feb. 21.

Brad Paisley, a country pro, plays Tacoma Dome Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 28 min ago

Brad Paisley’s most recent album, ‘Moonshine,’ is a dud, but he’ll surely give the fans what they want at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Mariners 2016 spring training position previews: The search for a platoon partner with Adam Lind

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 16 min ago

First base hasn’t exactly been position of outstanding production over the past few years from an individual or collective standpoint for the Mariners. Known to be a premium position for offensive production, Seattle hasn’t quite received that return from the myriad of players over the years. The Justin Smoak era never materialized in three seasons and […]

Syrian saved from tip of submerged boat unsure of future

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 18 min ago

BALIKESIR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian man saved in a dramatic rescue operation following a migrant boat accident says his goal was to reach Germany but now he is unsure of his future. Pelan Huseyin, 20, was rescued by a Turkish coast guard helicopter Monday as he clung to the tip of an almost submerged […]

Yankees to dedicate plaque to Mariano Rivera on Aug 14

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 21 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees will dedicate a plaque for retired relief pitcher Mariano Rivera in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 14 before a game against Tampa Bay. Rivera, who retired after the 2013 season, helped New York win five World Series. He is the major league career saves leader in the […]

In terror case, judge rejects inmate’s mistreatment claims

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 22 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has rejected the medical malpractice claims of a New York City-born man serving a 15-year prison sentence for supporting al-Qaida. Wesam El-Hanafi had asked Manhattan federal Judge Gregory Woods to find the U.S. government liable for failing to quickly diagnose a medical condition that can lead to blood clots. […]

Replay officials could have more say in targeting penalties

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 23 min ago

Replay officials are likely to have more power when it comes to calling targeting penalties in college football next season. The NCAA football rules committee proposed giving replay officials more authority to overturn incorrect targeting fouls and to call targeting penalties when they are missed on the field. The committee also agreed to allow conferences […]