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Will Conroy returns to Washington as men’s basketball assistant

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:58
Will Conroy, one of the most popular players in Washington men’s basketball history, is returning to the Huskies. The 32-year-old former UW great was hired Thursday as an assistant on Lorenzo Romar’s coaching staff. It’s a move that will likely score points with Huskies fans who credit Conroy, the team’s all-time assists leader, as one […]

Judge grants new trial in death of intern Chandra Levy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:57
WASHINGTON — A judge has formally granted a retrial in the case of a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald Fisher on Thursday granted a motion for a new trial the case of Ingmar Guandique, who was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy. Guandique’s attorneys had been pushing […]

Transit agency removing decals that look like slur in mirror

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:53
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh-area’s transit agency is removing decals from nine buses after some motorists complained that they spell out a racial slur when viewed in reverse through a mirror. The slogan at issue is “Ziggin Zaggin.” It’s one of several used to decorate buses for the last several years, including “Rockin’ Rollin’,” ”Movin’ Groovin’,” […]

New York City museum abandons expansion plan amid opposition

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:52
NEW YORK — New York City’s Frick Collection has abandoned plans for an expansion that would have replaced the museum’s garden and reception pavilion with a six-story addition. The museum announced the decision Thursday. It said it will develop a new plan that will preserve the garden. The Frick is housed in a landmarked Fifth […]

Black Hawk pilots disoriented in fog, lost control, report says

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:43
NEW ORLEANS — A military investigation has determined that the pilots of a Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter that crashed off the Florida coast in March had become disoriented in a thick fog and lost control, failing to switch from visual-based procedures to instrument-based ones. The March 10 crash during a training exercise killed four […]

Joint Base Lewis-McChord family killed in Texas accident

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:42
Authorities say a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier and his family have been killed in a highway accident in Texas.

Foreigners entering Canada to undergo biometric screening

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:40
Canada wants to collect fingerprints and digitals photos from all foreigners traveling on a visa under a new security measure. The measure won't include U.S. citizens.

Photos of the Day: June 4, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:39
“Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.”

Vatican’s No. 3 fights allegations in Australian abuse probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:37
Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's third-most-powerful official, has been dogged for years by allegations that he mishandled the Catholic Church sex-abuse crisis in his native Australia. Pell's accused of protecting the church's assets and of using aggressive tactics to discourage victims' lawsuits, all while he was a bishop in Australia.

DUI suspect showed up drunk to be fingerprinted

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:30
UNIONTOWN, Pa. — Police say a Pennsylvania man showed up drunk to be fingerprinted for a previous drunken driving charge and earned himself another one in the process. Online court records don’t list an attorney for 41-year-old Kevin Kroll, of Dunbar Township. He faces a preliminary hearing June 30 on charges of drunken driving and […]

Spot shrimp fishery reopens June 24 along east side of Whidbey Island

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:08
Spot shrimp anglers along the east side of Whidbey Island will get another chance when the fishery reopens 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. State Fish and Wildlife has determined that enough remains in the catch quota for one additional day.  

Bellingham replica whale heads to Oregon to scare sea lions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:01
The Island Mariner Cruises' life-size replica orca has departed Bellingham and is headed for Astoria, Ore to help scare away hundreds of sea lions from the docks.

US stocks head lower following losses in European markets

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 22:20
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are following European markets lower Thursday as a deadline approaches in Greece’s debt talks. Greece remained stuck in talks with its creditors about releasing more emergency funds ahead of a debt payment due Friday. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slid 24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,061 […]

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage stays at 3.87 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 22:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to slightly lower this week, remaining near their highest levels so far this year. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged from a week earlier at 3.87 percent. The rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages slipped to […]

Greek love: Omega Ouzeri’s grounded flavors soar together

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 22:05
The longtime chef of Vios opens an airy new spot on Capitol Hill.

In Tech: Microsoft tries to win mobile friends

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 21:54
Looking for a new app for making “to-do” lists on your Apple or Android phone? You could use Apple’s Reminders or Google’s Keep. But Microsoft is hoping you’ll try Wunderlist, created by a German tech startup that Microsoft bought this week. Microsoft’s acquisition of German firm 6Wunderkinder this week for an undisclosed sum is part […]

US stocks open lower following losses in European markets

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 21:47
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower following losses in Europe as a deadline approaches in Greece’s debt talks. Food maker J.M. Smucker fell 2.5 percent early Thursday after reporting a loss in its latest quarter. Dish Network and T-Mobile jumped after The Wall Street Journal reported that the two companies are considering […]

Illinois man backs SUV through garage door, a longtime wish

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 21:41
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who says he always wanted to know what it is like to smash through a garage door now knows the feeling. Ninety-one-year-old Walter Thomas of Woodstock was able to slam an SUV through a garage door with his family’s help. The garage was slated to be torn […]

Man admits to having sex with girl, 11, fathering her child

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 21:40
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A 31-year-old New York man has admitted he had sex with an 11-year-old girl and fathered her child. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/1JnG16M ) Jeffry Rosales pleaded guilty to first-degree rape Wednesday. A judge is expected to sentence Rosales to 17 years in prison as part of a plea agreement. On Tuesday, […]

Police say man, 71, responsible for gunfire in Roy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 21:37
Roy police say they think a 71-year-old man is responsible for shooting out windows at City Hall and a steakhouse after the man's truck was identified from surveillance video.