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‘Law & Order’ director pleads guilty to child porn charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:10

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A television director with credits on “Law & Order” and other shows has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in New York. Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 51-year-old Jason “Jace” Alexander pleaded guilty Tuesday to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by […]

Take 2: ‘Bandwagon mama’ after Seahawks’ loss – ‘I wanted to hug them all’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:05

Over the past year I’ve written three Take 2 essays for The Seattle Times as “Bandwagon Mama.” Bandwagon because I started out as a fair-weather fan who only started paying attention to the Seahawks when they started winning, and mama because I have three terrific kids. After the loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, […]

Tunisia clashes over jobs lead to curfew in western city

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:05

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia has declared a curfew in the western city after clashes between police and more than 1,000 young protesters demonstrating for jobs. The interior ministry says the clashes in Kasserine on Tuesday left 20 protesters injured as well as three police. Tensions have risen in Kasserine since Sunday when an unemployed […]

Yemeni defendant pleads guilty to US terror charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:01

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yemeni man has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that he joined al-Qaida to attack American forces overseas. Ali Alvi al-Hamidi entered the plea on Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn. The 31-year-old al-Hamidi was detained in Saudi Arabia before being brought to the U.S. a year ago to face conspiracy […]

The Latest: All 4 life rafts from helicopter crash found

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:59

HONOLULU (AP) — The latest on the crash of two Marine helicopters off Hawaii (all times local): 10 a.m. The Coast Guard has found the last life raft from two helicopters carrying 12 Marines that crashed off Hawaii last week. There’s still no sign of the Marines as searchers comb the waves Tuesday. Marine Capt. […]

Snow biking and snowshoeing go together at Methow Valley’s new Sno-Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:11

Pearrygin Lake State Park is state’s newest winter recreation site.

Cat that pulled vanishing act will return to owners by jet

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:11

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A cat named Hemi vanished without a trace in 2011 and reappeared mysteriously last week. Now he’s going to fly halfway across the country to rejoin the family that never stopped missing him. Hemi was a kitten when Robert and Jennifer Connell discovered him curled up on their engine block in […]

Obama administration seeks Pell grant expansion

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to expand the federal Pell grant program to help more students graduate from college — by providing them with more money to attend classes year-round and reward them for taking more credits. Two new proposals announced Tuesday by the Education Department would expand the $29 billion program by […]

Texas latest state to call daily fantasy sports illegal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:04

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is the latest state to consider daily fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel an illegal form of gambling. Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote Tuesday in a nonbinding legal opinion that the popular online games run afoul of existing Texas law. The ruling is another blow to daily fantasy […]

East Coast, Ohio Valley brace for possible big snowstorm

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — Meteorologists say tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm. Although it’s still early, computer forecast models are forecasting a windy, strong storm. The big questions are where and how much. National Weather Service forecaster Rich Otto said some major […]

Why isn’t cheap oil making us feel better?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:59

If the world economy operates on oil, cheap petroleum should fuel a global boom. If only it were that simple.

Father pleads guilty to abuse charge in boy-in-basement case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:59

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man whose son had claimed he hid in his basement for 11 days out of fear of being mistreated has pleaded guilty to child abuse. Charles Bothuell IV pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree misdemeanor Tuesday in a Wayne County court. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation and anger […]

Jan. 19 TV Picks: ‘Agent Carter’ season premiere on ABC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:54

Also airing Tuesday, Jan. 19: “Hollywood Game Night” on NBC and “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS.

State judge denies new trial in Bourbon Street dancer death

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:52

GRETNA, La. (AP) — The man convicted of killing and dismembering a Bourbon Street dancer in 2012 has been denied a new trial. Tuesday’s ruling came in the case of Terry Speaks, who was convicted in June of second-degree murder in the death of Jaren Lockhart. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1JfUdAy ) that Speaks’ attorney, John […]

Cruz backers: Should he temper conservatism with moderation?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:44

WHITEFIELD, New Hampshire (AP) — Ted Cruz says he is the first true conservative running for president since Ronald Reagan — and that will carry him to the Republican nomination come July. But as he campaigns through New Hampshire, which tends to favor more moderate Republicans, many undecided voters — and even some of his […]

‘Mall of Entertainment’ planned for Albertville

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:19

ALBERTVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Sony Pictures and a Minnesota development group plan to build a Hollywood-themed indoor family entertainment center in Albertville. Developers call the $115 million project the “mall of entertainment” that will include a Marriott hotel and a large water park. The amusement park will include activities based on Sony’s movie characters and […]

Court upholds conviction of man who cited jury tampering

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:16

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld a robbery conviction against a man who called for a mistrial because his mother told a juror outside court that a police officer had lied on the stand. Justices issued a 7-0 ruling on Tuesday affirming the conviction against Orlando Berrios Jr., saying the state […]

Tech Spotlight: Socedo culls Twitter, helps businesses with cold calls

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:13

Socedo develops software that crawls Twitter and other online public forums to identify potential business clients or customers for the user.

‘Bordeaux Bandit’ held in Rhode Island on warrant

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:12

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The man who authorities dubbed the “Bordeaux Bandit” for allegedly stealing expensive bottles of wine around the Northeast is being held in Rhode Island on an unrelated charge. Scott Deluca, of Cohoes, New York, was scheduled to appear Tuesday in Providence Superior Court as a bail violator. He wasn’t brought into […]

Bellevue police detective will take fresh look at cold cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:09

A Bellevue police detective will take a fresh look at several unsolved homicides and missing person cases, including the 2011 disappearance of Sky Metalwala