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Detroit suburb reaches $1.4M settlement in police beating

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:13
INKSTER, Mich. — A Detroit suburb has agreed to settle a lawsuit over excessive force by police for nearly $1.4 million, four months after an officer repeatedly punched a motorist in the head during a traffic stop that was recorded on dash-cam video, an attorney said Thursday. The settlement emerged on the same day that […]

Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau after 5 seasons

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:09
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, saying a change was needed from the strong-willed coach who took his team to the playoffs in each of his five seasons. Thibodeau went 255-139 with the Bulls, a .647 winning percentage that ranks seventh in NBA history among coaches with at least 200 […]

Goal? FIFA and the banksters | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:06
The governing body of soccer is the focus of a criminal probe that could result in serous jail time. It's too bad the same standard wasn't applied on the playing fields of Wall Street.

3 bodies found in burning Spokane-area home were homicide victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:05
SPOKANE  — The bodies of three people found in a burning house north of Spokane this week were the victims of homicide. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday asked for help from the public in solving the case. The fire was reported early Tuesday morning at a rural home near Deer Park, north of […]

Man suing his ex-girlfriend for half of $1M prize gets a win in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:03
The Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of a man who says his ex-girlfriend broke an agreement to share lottery winnings after she won $1 million in the Florida Lottery's Firecracker Millionaire Raffle.

Wife, husband say they hit back-to-back holes-in-one

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:00
A wife and husband from Michigan say they both got a hole-in-one in consecutive shots at the same hole. According to the National Hole-in-One Association, the odds of two amateur golfers in a foursome getting an ace on the same hole in the same round are 26-million-to-1.

Dog saves deputy: K-9 partner stops attack at rest stop

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:56
A deputy sheriff was attacked at a highway rest stop in Mississippi, and officials say his K-9 partner, a black Belgian Malinois, came to his rescue.

Nebraska ends ban on driver’s licenses for immigrant youths

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:52
Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the U.S. illegally as children, after the Legislature voted to override a veto.

Tacoma $15 minimum wage group needs hundreds more signatures

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:27
A group looking to boost Tacoma's minimum wage to $15 an hour needs less than 500 more signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot.

Officers find liquor in small plane that hit Florida tower

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:25
Authorities say a pilot reeked of alcohol after his plane struck a communications tower on the ground in Central Florida. The pilot's 10-year-old son also was aboard the twin-engine Cessna as it was preparing to fly to Dayton, Ohio.

Justices toss Washington law countering bad-faith lawsuits

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:22
The Supreme Court has struck down Washington's anti-SLAPP law that attempts to curtail lawsuits brought in bad faith to hinder public discussion.

Coast opens Saturday for hatchery chinook, and the good news is fish are around

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:08
On the saltwater scene, south central Puget Sound opens Monday (June 1) for hatchery chinook, and try places like the Clay Banks off Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Point Dalco on Vashon Island, Colvos Passage and south of the Southworth Ferry Landing. Central Puget Sound also opens Monday north of a line from Point Monroe […]

Ex-roller-derby queen Jessi Bloom is a rock star in the ecological gardening movement

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:02
She’s a model of self-sufficiency, following her own path to permaculture success. And her lectures transcend gardening, taking on a contemporary ecologic ethos.

Astoria port uses beach balls to scare sea lions off docks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:00
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Port of Astoria is trying a more playful approach to keep sea lions off its docks: beach balls. The Daily Astorian reports ( ) that a resident suggested the colorful balls as a deterrent. He says unlike seals, who like to play with the toys, sea lions are afraid of […]

Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:59
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man. Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an Israeli affiliate of the Nevada carnival, burned a wooden temple Saturday on a hilltop scattered with flint tools from the […]

Judge dismisses case from Ohio pair trying to keep pet bear

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:59
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has dismissed a civil case by a northeast Ohio couple who want to keep their toothless, 41-year-old black bear despite not getting a required state permit. The court could have jurisdiction to consider an injunction if the animal were seized, but it can’t appropriately address that yet because the […]

Man accused of attack on 5-year-old girl at day care

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:59
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man high on synthetic marijuana smashed his way into a Pennsylvania day care facility and held a 5-year-old girl by the neck before a passer-by and police were able to rescue her, police said Thursday. Harrisburg police charged Michael McQuay, 27, with attempted homicide and other offenses for the attack […]

Army chief: Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army’s top general said Thursday. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, told reporters the problem may have been a […]

Boston still has snow piles — and they’re filled with trash

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:57
BOSTON (AP) — Snow piles from the record-setting New England winter are lingering in the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like. A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston’s Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash — including bicycles, traffic cones and even half a $5 bill — that […]

Boy injured in Enumclaw blast upgraded to serious condition

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:18
One of two boys injured in an explosion outside a home in Enumclaw last Friday has been upgraded to serious condition.