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Group seeks charges against Cleveland cops in boy’s shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:46
CLEVELAND (AP) — A group of activists, clergy and attorneys went to court Tuesday to try to get two white police officers charged in the fatal shooting of a black 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun, but a legal expert and even the attorneys pushing for the action say that the case must go through […]

Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens at Texas pool party

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:31
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend. The protesters carried signs that included the phrases, “My skin color is not a crime” and “Fire Eric Casebolt.” Some […]

Italian doctor held hostage in Libya is freed after 5 months

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:30
ROME (AP) — Italian officials say an Italian doctor kidnapped in Libya in January has been freed. An official at the Foreign Ministry, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Tuesday that Ignazio Scaravilli had been freed and was in good condition in Tripoli, awaiting his return to Italy. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity […]

US stocks creep higher; Treasury rates rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes are edging higher Tuesday as the market comes off a three-day losing streak. Bond prices fell, driving a benchmark interest rate to its high for the year. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,791 as of 2:10 p.m. Eastern […]

Report of plane crash actually monster truck’s bath time

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:18
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Ambulances, law enforcement officers and several emergency responders rushed to a property in southwest Missouri upon receiving a report of a possible plane crash. Instead, they found a man washing his jet-powered semi — named “Shockwave” — on Monday afternoon. Owner Neal Darnell’s new neighbors called 911 after hearing the loud […]

Capitol Hill Buzz: Smoothies, doughnuts, sushi head to House

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jamba Juice, Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh sushi are coming to the House of Representatives. The House is changing contractors for its several cafeterias and other food vendors. The new provider, Sodexo, promises to retain qualified workers amid widespread debate about their pay and work conditions. Maryland-based Sodexo will replace New York-based Restaurant […]

NASA: Mars test parachute failed soon after inflating

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:16
HONOLULU (AP) — NASA officials say a parachute inflated during a test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft on Mars, but it then disintegrated immediately afterward. Space Technology Mission Directorate Associate Administrator Steve Jurcyzk told a teleconference on Tuesday the parachute appeared to rupture after it deployed. He says the agency will study why […]

King County man who trained teens to rob banks sentenced to 7 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:01
A 31-year-old King County man who recruited and trained juveniles to commit a series of bank robberies was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison.

High-court ruling against gay marriage would produce ‘chaos’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the next few weeks. Same-sex weddings could come to a halt in many states, depending on a confusing mix of lower-court decisions and the sometimes-contradictory views of state and local officials. Among the 36 states […]

State AG opens new investigation into Troy Kelley

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:51
Washington’s attorney general says he is opening a criminal investigation into state Auditor Troy Kelley, separate from the federal charges he already faces.

Microsoft doubles storage on Xbox One ahead of E3

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:51
Microsoft will release an edition of its Xbox One that comes with one terabyte — 1,000 gigabytes — of hard drive space, double the gaming console’s previous capacity of 500 GB. The console will be shipped to retailers in the U.S. beginning June 16, the first day of the E3 gaming trade show in Los Angeles. Shipments to […]

Abandoned dog rescued from Poland’s highest mountain peak

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:47
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The brown-eyed dog was abandoned on Poland’s highest mountain, possibly taken there to die. Instead he found new friends and a new life. Using ropes and chains, a group of climbers found him and carried the frightened 10-kilogram (22-pound) animal down from the craggy, icy mountain peak. Anna Plaszczyk, an animal […]

MLB draft thread: Mariners take University of Washington outfielder Braden Bishop in the third round

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:46
Greetings from scenic Tacoma. Sounders writer Matt Pentz is covering the Mariners’ series in Cleveland. I will rejoin the road trip in Houston. Instead, I’m covering the MLB amateur draft. So I will use this thread to update the Mariners’ seven picks from round three through 10 today. The Mariners did not have a first round […]

Christie says his family is now on board with potential bid

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:46
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his family is now on board if he decides to run for president in 2016. “This is about me now,” Christie told reporters of his decision-making process. “Mary Pat and the children are completely supportive if this is something I want to do.” His wife, […]

Report: Inslee advisers courted new oil refinery

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:01
Gov. Jay Inslee said he hadn’t heard much about a new oil refinery along the Columbia River but emails show his administration has been working for months to facilitate the project.

House Republicans would cut EPA spending 9 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are proposing a spending bill that cuts the budget at the Environmental Protection Agency by 9 percent and tries to prevent the Obama administration from enacting several regulations. The bill released Tuesday by the House Appropriations Committee would reduce the EPA workforce to 15,000 people, the same level as in […]

Airlines want smaller carry-on bags to free up overhead bins

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:59
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of fliers might soon need to buy new carry-on suitcases. Global airlines announced Tuesday new guidelines that would shrink the size of bags allowed on planes, part of an effort to free up space in packed overhead bins. The move means that many bags now allowed would need to be […]

Clinton, Democrats meeting labor leaders on 2016 bids

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her Democratic presidential rivals are holding private meetings with labor leaders in hopes of landing union endorsements that would bring organizational muscle and money to their 2016 campaigns. Clinton and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met Monday with board members of the American Federation of State, County and […]

More of us are working part-time, whether we want to or not | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:52
In the past, recoveries have meant a decline in involuntary part-time work. Not this time.

Police search for gunman in Rainier Valley shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:46
Seattle police are investigating a shooting Tuesday morning in the Rainier Valley.