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Ryan, Republicans grapple with alternative to Obama budget

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:22

WASHINGTON (AP) — Meet the new boss. Confronting the same tea party challenges as the old boss. Speaker Paul Ryan is scrambling to avoid an embarrassing fiscal defeat this year in the face of a hard-right conservative revolt over last fall’s spending-and-tax deal. The same conservatives who forced John Boehner out as speaker are making […]

Ryan, Republicans grapple with alternative to Obama budget

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:22

WASHINGTON (AP) — Meet the new boss. Confronting the same tea party challenges as the old boss. Speaker Paul Ryan is scrambling to avoid an embarrassing fiscal defeat this year in the face of a hard-right conservative revolt over last fall’s spending-and-tax deal. The same conservatives who forced John Boehner out as speaker are making […]

Federal budget in black for January

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget surplus in January of $55.2 billion, helped by a timing quirk that shifted benefit payments to December. The Treasury Department says the January surplus marked an improvement from January 2015 when the government recorded a small deficit of $17.5 billion. Part of the improvement reflected the […]

Federal budget in black for January

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget surplus in January of $55.2 billion, helped by a timing quirk that shifted benefit payments to December. The Treasury Department says the January surplus marked an improvement from January 2015 when the government recorded a small deficit of $17.5 billion. Part of the improvement reflected the […]

Omaha man pleads guilty to killing mother, half brother

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:08

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 25-year-old Omaha man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother and his 4-year-old half brother to avoid the death penalty. Roberto Martinez-Marinero pleaded guilty Wednesday in Douglas County District Court to two counts of first-degree murder in the May 5 deaths of 45-year-old Jesus Ismenia Marinero and 4-year-old Josue Ramirez-Marinero. […]

Omaha man pleads guilty to killing mother, half brother

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:08

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 25-year-old Omaha man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother and his 4-year-old half brother to avoid the death penalty. Roberto Martinez-Marinero pleaded guilty Wednesday in Douglas County District Court to two counts of first-degree murder in the May 5 deaths of 45-year-old Jesus Ismenia Marinero and 4-year-old Josue Ramirez-Marinero. […]

Sheriff: 2 deputies in Maryland wounded, suspect dead after shootout at shopping center

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:06

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — Sheriff: 2 deputies in Maryland wounded, suspect dead after shootout at shopping center.

Sheriff: 2 deputies in Maryland wounded, suspect dead after shootout at shopping center

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:06

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — Sheriff: 2 deputies in Maryland wounded, suspect dead after shootout at shopping center.

Watch: Seattle Sounders forward Andy Craven on his long-awaited return from injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:01

TUCSON, Ariz. --- Seattle Sounders forward Andy Craven participated in his first game action in more than six months on Tuesday night against Celaya FC and was back at it during Wednesday morning's scrimmage against FC Tucson at Kino Sports Complex.

Watch: Seattle Sounders forward Andy Craven on his long-awaited return from injury

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:01

TUCSON, Ariz. --- Seattle Sounders forward Andy Craven participated in his first game action in more than six months on Tuesday night against Celaya FC and was back at it during Wednesday morning's scrimmage against FC Tucson at Kino Sports Complex.

2 killed in shooting at Alabama lawyer’s office; 1 arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:00

HAMILTON, Ala. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say two people have been killed in a shooting at an attorney’s office in Alabama. Marion County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shelly Berry says the suspect in the Wednesday morning shooting has been arrested. Details on the identities of the suspect and victims and what led up to the shooting weren’t […]

2 killed in shooting at Alabama lawyer’s office; 1 arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 03:00

HAMILTON, Ala. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say two people have been killed in a shooting at an attorney’s office in Alabama. Marion County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shelly Berry says the suspect in the Wednesday morning shooting has been arrested. Details on the identities of the suspect and victims and what led up to the shooting weren’t […]

Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:56

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a stay that had blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions. The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a lower court judge ruled incorrectly in August when he blocked the state from executing prisoners. The opinion by Circuit Judge Jennifer […]

Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:56

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a stay that had blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions. The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a lower court judge ruled incorrectly in August when he blocked the state from executing prisoners. The opinion by Circuit Judge Jennifer […]

Federal appeals court overrules block on Mississippi executions; rejects opposition to drugs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:54

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal appeals court overrules block on Mississippi executions; rejects opposition to drugs.

Federal appeals court overrules block on Mississippi executions; rejects opposition to drugs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:54

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal appeals court overrules block on Mississippi executions; rejects opposition to drugs.

Adele holds tour warm-up in LA

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:51

NEW YORK (AP) — Adele is warming up for her upcoming concert tour with a special show for fans in Los Angeles on Friday. The singer announced Wednesday that she’ll give a concert at The Wiltern concert venue on Friday, three days before the Grammy Awards. To get in, fans in the California area need […]

Adele holds tour warm-up in LA

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:51

NEW YORK (AP) — Adele is warming up for her upcoming concert tour with a special show for fans in Los Angeles on Friday. The singer announced Wednesday that she’ll give a concert at The Wiltern concert venue on Friday, three days before the Grammy Awards. To get in, fans in the California area need […]

Lisa Borders announced as new WNBA President

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:26

NEW YORK (AP) — Lisa Borders is the new WNBA President, the league announced Wednesday. Borders, who helped bring the Dream to Atlanta in 2008 as the city’s vice mayor, will become the league’s fourth president. The move comes three months after former president Laurel J. Richie stepped down. “As a proven executive with a […]

Charges dropped against woman who nursed baby squirrels

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:23

HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — Charges against a New Jersey woman who nursed two abandoned baby squirrels back to health have been dropped on a technicality. Maria Vaccarella, of Howell, had faced up to $500 in fines after she took in a pair of baby squirrels abandoned by their mother. Vaccarella used social media to document […]