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 […]
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 […]
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 — 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 […]
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 […]
Authorities say a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier and his family have been killed in a highway accident in Texas.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The longtime chef of Vios opens an airy new spot on Capitol Hill.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.