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Ex-Houston officer convicted in drug cartel-related case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:18

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted of helping a Mexican cartel traffic drugs. A federal jury in New Orleans convicted Noe Juarez on Friday of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Prosecutors say […]

Prosecutors seek more time to investigate NY park rape case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:18

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors investigating a young woman’s report of being gang-raped by five teenage boys in a New York City playground have told a judge they need more time to gather evidence before they decide whether to take the case to a grand jury. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office notified the judge on […]

Seahawks players and fans show support to 7-year-old fan from South Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:11

The 7-year-old Seahawks fan from South Carolina has the support of Seahawks players and fans in Seattle.

Final design for Tucson shooting memorial released

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 05:10

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Carved symbols along a dark red steel wall will be among the various parts of a large memorial to honor victims of the mass shooting in Tucson at an event held by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was gravely wounded in the attack. Memorial organizers released a final design Friday […]

Obama’s gun stance decried at Olympia rally

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 04:29

About 100 people gathered on the Capitol steps to urge lawmakers to protect gun rights.

Attorneys: Cleveland dodging payment on $19M in judgments

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 04:29

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys who helped clients win nearly $19 million in jury verdicts from two lawsuits filed against Cleveland police officers say the city is trying to avoid paying by having officers file bankruptcy to get the judgments erased. A federal appeals court has upheld a $13.2 million judgment for David Ayers, who spent […]

Florida court rejects inmate’s request for execution delay

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 04:29

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has denied a condemned inmate’s request to have his execution delayed after the nation’s highest court ruled that Florida’s death penalty sentencing system was unconstitutional. The court on Friday denied Michael Lambrix’s request for a stay of execution. He is currently scheduled to be executed by lethal […]

United CEO says he’s leaving hospital after heart transplant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 04:27

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz says he is going home from the hospital nine days after a heart transplant. In a letter to employees that United released Friday, Munoz said his doctors have been impressed with his progress and expect a quick recovery. Munoz said he expects to take part in key […]

Cle Elum officer fatally shoots Port Townsend man at motel

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 04:25

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 60-year-old Port Townsend man by a Cle Elum police officer.

Syrian-born US citizen pleads guilty to aiding militants

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 04:24

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Syrian-born U.S. citizen charged with smuggling rifle scopes, night-vision goggles, bulletproof vests and other gear from the United States to Islamic militants in his native country has pleaded guilty. Amin al-Baroudi entered the plea Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. He acknowledged that from December 2011 to March 2013 he […]

Seattle man rearrested for child porn downloaded at library, UW

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 04:23

A Seattle man previously convicted of possessing child porn has been accused of rebuilding his collection.

US Treasury Secretary demands action on Puerto Rico’s crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 04:23

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress on Friday to pass legislation by March to help ease Puerto Rico’s economic crisis before it’s too late. Lew made the request in a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, as he announced an upcoming trip to the […]

Former ICE lawyer pleads guilty to forging document

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 04:21

A former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney pleaded guilty Friday after prosecutors said he forged a document to make it look like a Mexican citizen who wanted to stay in the U.S. was not eligible to do so.

Boston mobster posed as Idaho rancher for a decade

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 04:20

Enrico Ponzo, 47, plans to argue that he suffered from a mental defect. He was on the run for 16 years before being caught in Idaho.

Tennessee couple who says they won $1.6B Powerball arrives at lottery to get ticket checked

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 03:34

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee couple who says they won $1.6B Powerball arrives at lottery to get ticket checked.

UN chief: Combatting violent extremism requires ‘cool heads’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 03:26

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the world’s nations to respond to violent extremism with “cool heads and common sense,” not with “mindless policies” that turn people against each other, alienate marginalized groups and play into the hands of the enemy. The U.N. chief told the General Assembly on Friday that his […]

Portland’s New Seasons Market plans Ballard location

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 03:23

The second local site for New Seasons Market will open on Ballard Way in 2017.

The Latest: Prosecutor seeks inconsistencies in murder trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 03:17

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The latest on the capital murder trial of a man charged in the death of an Arkansas real estate agent (all times local): 1: 15 p.m. A prosecutor in Arkansas is trying to point out inconsistencies in testimony from a man accused of kidnapping and killing a real estate agent. […]

World Vision lays off 32, cuts more jobs through attrition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 03:15

The Federal Way-based humanitarian organization is trimming jobs to “streamline marketing and communications processes.”

Fashion full-circle: Derek Zoolander hits cover of Vogue

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 03:14

NEW YORK (AP) — It was 15 years ago that Ben Stiller’s Derek Zoolander first unleashed his signature Blue Steel fashion face on an unsuspecting public, and a lot has changed. Mega-model Gigi Hadid was kindergarten age. Netflix didn’t exist, let alone selfies. So why bother taking on “Zoolander 2,” the upcoming quirky sequel to […]