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Jesse Jackson Jr. to officially complete prison sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 01:08

CHICAGO (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons says former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has officially completed his 2 ½-year prison sentence for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. Bureau spokesman Edmond Ross says the Illinois Democrat’s home confinement in Washington, D.C., will be lifted Friday and his ankle monitor removed. Ross says […]

Carl Schorske, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar, dead at 100

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 01:01

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl E. Schorske, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and popular classroom lecturer whose “Fin-De-Siecle Vienna” is widely regarded as a classic work of intellectual scholarship, has died. Schorske, who was 100, died Sunday at the Meadow Lakes senior facility in East Windsor, New Jersey, according to Martin Mbugua, a spokesman for Princeton […]

DC gun laws: Appeals court strikes some down

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down as unconstitutional parts of Washington, D.C.’s gun laws. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 Friday that the city cannot require gun owners to re-register a gun every three years, make a gun available for inspection or pass a […]

Michigan lawmaker who resigned amid sex scandal to run again

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:50

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker who resigned after sending a sexually explicit email to supporters in an attempt to cover up his extramarital affair with another legislator said Friday he would run for his old seat. Todd Courser told WWJ-AM he would run. A post on his Facebook page said his wife supports […]

The Who postpone North American tour

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:47

The Who have postponed the remaining dates of the band’s North American tour, citing a concern with front man Roger Daltry’s health. The band, which was touring for its 50th anniversary, was scheduled to play KeyArena on Sunday, Sept. 27. In a press release Pete Townsend said the band will be rescheduling all shows for […]

Officer says he expressed worry about Bergdahl, was hushed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:44

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's former squad leader testified Friday that before Bergdahl walked away from his post in Afghanistan six years ago, he expressed concern that Bergdahl didn't seem to be adjusting well to their deployment but was told to be quiet.

Burkina Faso junta frees interim president after coup

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:40

Burkina Faso's military on Friday released the country's interim president who was detained during a coup that dissolved his government, as soldiers blocked demonstrators from gathering in the capital.

Victim’s father: Poulsbo couple shot to death had a pact

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:37

A married couple found dead in their Poulsbo mobile home died as a result of homicide and suicide with a firearm.

Murder suspect, trial witness mistakenly put in same cell

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:35

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says a guard mistakenly put a murder suspect in a holding cell with another inmate who was about to testify against him, and a fight ensued. The Lima News ( ) reports that the men weren’t handcuffed when the guard put them together in a cell during a […]

Ga church removes 103-year-old woman as member

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:30

Union Grove Baptist Church of Elberton says Genora H. Biggs was displaying conduct detrimental to the congregation.

Imprisoned abortion doc ordered to pay $4M in woman’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:25

An abortion provider convicted of killing babies born alive has been ordered to pay nearly $4 million to the daughter of a Virginia woman who was given a lethal dose of Demerol while under his care.

Yuan devaluation could weigh on Chinese buyers of US homes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:22

As China’s wealthy have grown more prosperous, many have carved out a premium slice of the American Dream. Chinese investors are now second only to Canadians in terms of the number of U.S. homes they buy. And they outspend all other countries in the process, favoring higher-end homes or properties in pricier markets like San […]

Death toll from Utah-Arizona border flooding rises to 20

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:21

Utah's Zion National Park named the men and women, six from California and one from Nevada, who died when a flash flood rushed through a canyon earlier this week. Their identities were released after rescuers traversed a 100-foot drop into a rugged terrain to find the last victim's body.

Connecticut police: Man to be charged with 6 serial killings

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 00:20

An East Coast drifter already behind bars for killing one woman will be charged Friday with the serial slayings of six other people, whose bodies were found behind a strip mall, police said.

Murder-for-hire trial moved from Spokane to Richland

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 23:43

A federal judge ordered the trial moved on Thursday because of extensive publicity about the murder-for-hire case in the Spokane area.

Ex-hunting show host fined in Montana over killing elk, deer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 23:41

A Washington state man who hosted a cable hunting show was fined more than $12,000 for illegally killing deer and elk in Montana.

Seattle using cellphones to track traffic flow

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 23:33

Seattle’s traffic control center says engineers can then track the time it takes a device to get from one antenna to another and hopefully adjust signal timing to help traffic plow.

5th-grader hailed as hero after school bus flips in pond

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 23:00

Fifth-grader Nicholas Sierra got a kindergartener safely out of the partly submerged bus on Thursday afternoon. The safety patroller at Mary E. Bryant Elementary School then went back onto the bus and brought out two more students, a first grader and second grader.

Trooper seriously injured after driver hits his patrol car

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 22:53

A Washington State Patrol trooper was hospitalized with serious injuries after a dramatic crash.

House bills hit Planned Parenthood, some abortion doctors

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 22:45

Republicans pushed bills targeting Planned Parenthood and curbing some abortion procedures toward House passage Friday, with party leaders hoping the legislation will help mollify conservatives demanding a face-off with President Barack Obama that could trigger a federal shutdown.