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Lawsuit: Principal was warned about volunteer’s behavior

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:44

GLENARDEN, Md. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against a public school system in Maryland claims that the predatory behavior of a volunteer, who is now facing criminal charges, was known by students and teachers and even reported to the school’s principal. The guardian of a 9-year-old Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School student is suing Prince […]

Utility estimates Los Angeles-area gas leak will cost at least $250 million to $300 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:41

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Utility estimates Los Angeles-area gas leak will cost at least $250 million to $300 million.

Police: Suicide may be reason man shot by Florida deputy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:33

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A police detective has testified that a mentally troubled man fatally shot by a Florida deputy while carrying an air rifle may have been attempting to commit so-called “suicide by cop.” Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective John Curcio also testified Thursday he believes Deputy Peter Peraza was justified in shooting 33-year-old […]

NY man arrested after waving gun-like object on live TV

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:30

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a Brooklyn man caught on camera waving what appeared to be a handgun behind a television reporter during a live broadcast has been arrested. Thirty-three-year-old Simon Khanukov was arrested Thursday on menacing and harassment charges. Police say Khanukov waved the weapon-like object while standing behind a […]

Obama says climate rule on ‘strong legal footing’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:24

ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is very confident his administration is on “strong legal footing” in its defense of a key piece of his climate-change agenda. Obama is telling political donors in California that the Supreme Court’s decision to freeze a new rule reducing power plant emissions is only a temporary […]

Driver indicted in police officer’s death at traffic stop

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:20

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A driver who police say struck and killed an officer working on a drunken-driving task force has been indicted on a manslaughter charge. A Montgomery County grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging 47-year-old Luis Reluzco of Olney with manslaughter by automobile in the death of 24-year-old Officer Noah Leotta. Gustavo […]

2017 NHL draft to be held in Chicago

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:19

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2017 NHL draft is coming to the home of the Chicago Blackhawks. Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement at the United Center on Thursday. It is the first time hosting the draft for the Blackhawks, something Bettman said was a complete surprise to him. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said no public money […]

Arsenal to face MLS All-Stars at Avaya Stadium on July 28

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:07

Arsenal FC of the English Premier League will take on the Major League Soccer All-Stars in the league's annual midseason showcase on July 28 at San Jose's Avaya Stadium, MLS announced Thursday.

Amazon contest winner takes off on the Echo

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:07

The AWS IoT Mega Contest drew hundreds of entries from participants who worked on projects using Amazon Web Services’ Internet of Things tools.

Utility says it has stopped natural gas leak near Los Angeles after nearly 4 months

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:43

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Utility says it has stopped natural gas leak near Los Angeles after nearly 4 months.

Change would allow handguns at Tennessee legislative complex

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:40

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The leaders of the Tennessee House and Senate are moving to end a total gun ban at the legislative office complex. Sen. Ron Ramsey of Blountville and Rep. Beth Harwell of Nashville, the Republican speakers of the Senate and House, said Thursday that they want the begin allowing people with handgun […]

Travel poll: What airline fee makes you angriest?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:38

Eventually, airlines will run out of things for which they can charge an extra fee — but that day isn’t here yet. In the meantime, fees abound: Some airlines charge passengers for carrying on a bag; some to reserve a specific seat; others to use a blanket, and more. Tell us which fee especially annoys, […]

Paralyzed man awarded $23 million wants apology for shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:35

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old black man awarded $23 million in a lawsuit says he forgives the sheriff’s deputy who shot and paralyzed him but would like an apology. Dontrell Stephens told reporters Thursday he holds no grudge against Palm Beach County Sgt. Adams Lin but feels Lin owes him an apology. […]

Officials in Hawaii create nursery for fast-growing coral

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:35

HONOLULU (AP) — Most of Hawaii’s species of coral is unlike other coral around the world in that it grows very slowly, making restoration projects for endangered reefs in the state difficult. But officials in Hawaii have come with a plan to grow large chunks of coral in a fraction of the time it would […]

AP NewsAlert

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:28

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Police: Officer dies after being shot twice during law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta .

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:28

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday. King has served as acting secretary since Arne Duncan stepped down at the end of December. At the time, the […]

Bill to make it easier to charge police over deadly force fails

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:27

The bill faced stiff opposition from law-enforcement leaders, failing to get a committee vote and unlikely to go anywhere this year in the Legislature.

Take 2: Saluting Aberdeen’s Daniel Bryan as he retires from WWE

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:23

WWE superstar Daniel Bryan of Aberdeen retired from wrestling Monday night in Seattle, and one of his biggest fans says thank you.

Seahawks reportedly signing CFL receiver Jeff Fuller

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:16

The Seahawks are reportedly signing CFL receiver Jeff Fuller, who played at Texas A&M.

Kennedy Catholic’s Maggie Gallagher tabbed as preseason All-American

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 04:41

Senior is an infielder for Lancers softball team.