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The Seattle Times Nation & World section highlights national and international content of interest to Seattle, including breaking news; crime; the U.S. military and the war on terror, including ISIS; oddities; consumer news; education; space exploration;

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La Plata inmate died of blood clot in 2017, authorities say

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:11:31 -0700

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man who died last November in the La Plata County Jail suffered a bruise that led to a blood clot in his leg. The Durango Herald reported Monday that authorities have determined 26-year-old Vicente Lucero died of the clot, but they are unsure how he suffered the bruise […]

Florida man gets Arizona prison sentence for sex trafficking

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:10:19 -0700

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced in Arizona to 15 years in prison for forcing a woman into prostitution in the Tampa area and in Tucson in 2016. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Travon Jarvel Jackson of Tampa was convicted by a jury earlier of sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, and […]

Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:08:26 -0700

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Arizona has declared a mistrial in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after a jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teenager but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter. The mistrial was called Monday in Tucson by Judge Raner Collins after […]

5 deputies fired over inmate’s excessive force complaint

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:06:01 -0700

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Records say five sheriff’s deputies in Louisiana were fired after an inmate complained about excessive force. The Town Talk quotes Rapides Parish Clerk of Court records in a Monday report as saying 28-year-old Cody Darnell Richardson, 30-year-old John D. Aaron IV, 30-year-old Bradley Jacob Cohenour, 45-year-old Marlon Jerel Creecy and 38-year-old […]

Mistrial declared for Border Patrol agent charged with murder in cross-border shooting of rock-throwing teen in Mexico

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:53:15 -0700

PHOENIX (AP) — Mistrial declared for Border Patrol agent charged with murder in cross-border shooting of rock-throwing teen in Mexico.

Police: Man seen of tossing gun during foot chase

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:50:09 -0700

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware man has been charged after police were dispatched in response to a report of shots fired. Middletown police tell news outlets officers were dispatched Friday night in response to a complaint of shots fired in the Middletown Village community. A police news release says officers were told […]

NIPSCO reaches deal for 15 percent natural gas rate increase

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:47:44 -0700

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The natural gas utility company for most of northern Indiana could increase its rates by about 15 percent under a deal it has reached with the state consumer advocate’s office. The proposed increase for Merrillville-based Northern Indiana Public Service Co. would be smaller than the 23 percent hike the utility first […]

Make way for the return of the swans

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:43:55 -0700

BOSTON (AP) — Spring means tourists will be hearing the loud honks of swans in the Boston Public Garden lagoon. Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the return of swans Romeo and Juliet on Wednesday, May 2. The beloved waterfowl have been wintering cozily in Franklin Park Zoo. He’ll be joined by the Boston Park […]

Damaged cables, pipelines in Great Lakes waterway inspected

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:39:33 -0700

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a remotely operated underwater vehicle is getting a close-up look at electric cables damaged by what Michigan’s attorney general has called a tugboat anchor strike in a channel connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Agencies led by the U.S. Coast Guard say the vehicle was first deployed Sunday […]

Misdemeanor charges filed against brother of slain man

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:34:56 -0700

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges of assault and vandalism against the brother of an unarmed black man who was killed by Sacramento officers last month. Sacramento County prosecutors filed the counts Monday against Stevante Clark that could bring less than a year in jail if he is convicted. Prosecutors are inviting him […]

Staffer sentenced in leak nudes of congressional delegate

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:31:27 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former staffer of a congressional delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands has been sentenced in connection with the theft and circulation of nude videos and pictures of the delegate and her husband. WTOP-FM reports Dorene Browne-Louis, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was sentenced Monday in District Court in D.C. to two years […]

Oregon officials found ‘insufficient evidence’ in Hart family case in 2013

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:23:05 -0700

Documents released Monday detail Oregon child-welfare officials' 2013 investigation of the Hart family. Officials found "insufficient evidence" to determine abuse and neglect, according to the documents.

Indigenous Brazilians set up camp to lobby for their rights

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:20:52 -0700

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hundreds of indigenous Brazilians set up camp in the nation’s capital Monday at the start of a week of speeches, protests and celebrations as they lobby the government to protect their rights. Many indigenous groups say President Michel Temer’s government hasn’t done enough to protect their lands from encroachment by business […]

Oregon knew of abuse case against family that went off cliff

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:17:42 -0700

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon child welfare officials knew the family in an SUV that plunged off a California cliff had faced a child abuse investigation in another state when it looked into allegations in 2013, according to documents released Monday. Oregon Child Protective Services obtained records from Minnesota prior to investigating Jennifer and Sarah […]

Endangered whales feeding off coast

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:14:12 -0700

MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A group of endangered North Atlantic Right whales have been seen feeding near the Cape Cod coast. In weekend sightings that amazed sightseers and boaters, a pod of the endangered whales were seen spouting and coming up for air as they fed on krill. The Patriot Ledger reports 30 whales were […]

Black man admits to painting racist graffiti on campus

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:11:38 -0700

DETROIT (AP) — A former Eastern Michigan University student has admitted to painting racist graffiti on campus. The Ypsilanti school said Eddie Curlin pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of malicious destruction of property and no contest to four counts of identity theft. The graffiti was found on exterior building walls in September and October […]

Thousands protest against Nicaragua government, urge calm

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:10:57 -0700

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans marched Monday in the capital to protest government repression and call for peace after several days of violent demonstrations set off by a social security overhaul. Human rights groups say clashes between police and protesters left nearly 30 dead since people took to the streets last […]

5 candidates now in special US Senate race in Mississippi

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:10:03 -0700

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two more people filed Monday to run in a special U.S. Senate election in Mississippi, bringing the field of candidates to five. One candidate filing Monday was state lawmaker Chris McDaniel of Ellisville, who lost a bitter 2014 Republican primary to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran and had already announced that he […]

Unsealed documents: Deputy says man’s shooting was justified

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:08:55 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge unsealed court documents Monday that show a North Carolina deputy’s strategy for fighting a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a man fatally shot on his porch in 2015. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle made the documents public after media outlets had argued there was no compelling […]

Anti-gerrymandering reforms clear first hurdle in Colorado

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:04:13 -0700

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers want to ask voters to outlaw gerrymandering in the state’s constitution. A bipartisan package of redistricting reforms cleared its first hurdle Monday, passing a state Senate committee on a unanimous vote. The referendum seeks to boost the influence of unaffiliated voters in the political map-drawing process. It would prohibit the […]