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Ga. woman jailed on murder charge after taking abortion pill

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 04:00
Advocates on both sides of the abortion debate said Tuesday that they are stunned authorities have charged a Georgia woman with murder after she was accused of terminating her pregnancy by taking an abortion pill. Kenlissia Jones, 23, of Albany was being held at the Dougherty County jail on charges of malice murder and possession […]

Ex-House Speaker Hastert pleads not guilty to charges in federal hush-money case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:57
CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since he was indicted, pleading not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI in a scheme to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher. Defense attorney […]

Oregon considers 20 percent tax on retail marijuana

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:47
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature is considering imposing up to a 20 percent sales tax on retail sales of marijuana once it becomes available to consumers. Proposed amendments to a bill (HB 2041) allowing localities to prohibit marijuana facilities within 1,000 feet of schools would impose a 17 percent state tax on […]

Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch to appear in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:36
. @Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is bringing BEASTMODE to Call of Duty. http://t.co/tjLI90ONKP pic.twitter.com/pT84sQRkeg — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) June 9, 2015 Now we’ve seen it all. The man, the myth and legend that is ‘Beast Mode’ soon will be immortalized in digital form, as the Seahawks’ enigmatic running back is making his way into […]

Judge in Colorado theater shooting trial dismisses 3 jurors

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:10
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Three jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial were dismissed Tuesday amid concern they violated orders not to talk about media coverage of the case. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. first dismissed two jurors, including a woman who says her husband called her and told her about a tweet about the […]

HP to pay $100 million to settle case tied to Autonomy deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:57
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard’s ill-fated acquisition of software maker Autonomy will cost another $100 million, as the personal computer and printer maker prepares to settle class-action litigation tied to the 2011 deal. HP wound up paying a 64 percent per-share premium for Autonomy as it built up its business software line while retreating […]

McEnroe won’t address court when he is formally sentenced

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:48
Joseph McEnroe, convicted of killing six members of a family in Carnation in December 2007, will be formally sentenced Wednesday morning to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Police identify family killed in Montana murder-suicide

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:47
ANACONDA, Mont. (AP) — A southwestern Montana man told an acquaintance that he shot his family and planned to kill himself because his wife had been “mocking him and riding him all day,” law enforcement officers said. Anaconda-Deer Lodge Police Chief Tim Barkell on Tuesday released the names of those killed in the quadruple murder-suicide […]

White House press briefing interrupted after bomb threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House briefing room was briefly evacuated Tuesday after a bomb threat was called into police, the Secret Service said. Secret Service officers interrupted a live, televised press briefing with White House press secretary Josh Earnest and evacuated the James S. Brady Briefing Room shortly after 2 p.m. Roughly 20 minutes […]

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 […]