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Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:14:04 -0800

 



NYPD officer set to testify about killing of unarmed teen

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:14:04 -0800

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NEW YORK (AP) — A white police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager in the bathroom of his New York City apartment is expected to offer his first public account of the slaying on Friday at his department disciplinary trial. Officer Richard Haste initially faced a criminal manslaughter charge in the 2012 death of […]



Marathon bombing film productions won’t detail tax credits

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:11:07 -0800

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BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location at the finish line and other landmarks last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they’re seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts. “Patriots […]



Thursday’s prep results: White River girls keep making it look easy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:07:33 -0800

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Boys basketball Foss 89, White River 46 Demetrius Crosby scored 22 and Donald Scott hit 20 as Foss went on a 53-point onslaught in the second half to roll over the Hornets. Girls basketball White River 66, Foss 15 Kendall Bird’s usual scoring averages might’ve been good enough to win this on her own, but […]



Doctors consider removing George H.W. Bush’s breathing tube

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:04:09 -0800

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HOUSTON (AP) — Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered whether to take out a breathing tube inserted two days ago to clear his airway. His wife, Barbara, diagnosed with bronchitis, was feeling “1,000 percent better” on Thursday after a dose of antibiotics and rest. The 92-year-old former president and the 91-year-old […]



Farmers battered by Thailand floods find a golden upside

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:02:03 -0800

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BANG SAPHAN, Thailand (AP) — Nature regularly taunts the farmers of Thailand by flooding their fields, but this time she’s tossed some of them a potential safety net: the chance to pan for gold. Crops in Bang Saphan district, a rural community 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of Bangkok, were decimated by heavy flooding that […]



Madonna on Trump: ‘We have gone as low as we can go’

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:55:09 -0800

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NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration. “He’s actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go,” she said Thursday night. “We can only go up from here, so what are we […]



3 killed, 20 hurt after car strikes pedestrians in Melbourne

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:38:02 -0800

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SYDNEY (AP) — A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia’s second-largest city on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, police said. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism. The chaos began in the early afternoon, after a man was seen driving in erratic circles […]



Philippine protesters ask Duterte to stay away from Trump

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:35:06 -0800

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Left-wing and Muslim activists have urged Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a noisy protest to keep his promise of charting a foreign policy independent of America by staying away from Donald Trump when he becomes president. The more than 200 protesters in front of the U.S. Embassy in Manila pressed their […]



Sounders announce full preseason schedule

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:32:54 -0800

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The MLS champs will travel to Tucson, Ariz., and Charleston, S.C.



How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:13:06 -0800

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NEW YORK (AP) — The lack of a TV set shouldn’t prevent you from following Friday’s presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding it, and the many protests and marches planned around the country. Television channels carrying the inauguration live include ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, C-SPAN and Fox News, as well as Telemundo […]



Japan PM pledges ‘unchanging’ allegiance to US under Trump

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:11:02 -0800

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with incoming U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking on the eve of Trump’s inauguration, he called the U.S.-Japan alliance an “unchanging principle” for his country’s foreign and security policy. His urgency to meet […]



Timing of Mexico drug lord’s extradition seen as political

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:09:10 -0800

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend. It’s also seen by many in Mexico as a delicately timed maneuver aimed at limiting […]



Japan’s leader Abe says he wants to meet new US President Donald Trump as soon as possible to deepen U.S.-Japan alliance

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:08:03 -0800

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s leader Abe says he wants to meet new US President Donald Trump as soon as possible to deepen U.S.-Japan alliance.



Intercepted Russian communications part of inquiry into Trump associates

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:55:51 -0800

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U.S. intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and data in a broad inquiry into the possible association between Russian officials and at least three Trump advisers.



Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:52:07 -0800

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HONG KONG (AP) — Paramount Pictures said Friday it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio’s slate of movies over the next three years. Under the terms of the deal, Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media will also set up an office on Paramount’s lot later this year, the […]



Some Obama staff to stay on until Trump team fills gaps

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:42:29 -0800

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Donald Trump has named only 29 of his 660 executive department appointments, according to the Partnership for Public Service.



Silence, mourning since fatal crash turn to hope at Chapeco

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:38:06 -0800

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CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Silence and mourning are slowly being replaced by boisterous fans and hope. As the Chapecoense club rebuilds after the air crash that killed 19 players and nearly all members of the staff and board of directors, so is the town of 200,000. Like many in Brazil, football is the oxygen for […]



Everett sues drugmaker, demands it foot the bill for widespread opioid addiction

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:03:36 -0800

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The first-of-its-kind lawsuit alleges that Purdue Pharma turned a blind eye to the ruin black-market OxyContin brought to Everett and demands the drugmaker foot the bill for widespread opioid addiction.



Ghostlight Project proclaims compassion for all

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:03:16 -0800

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Participants in the Ghostlight Project event outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre pledged to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation and compassion for everyone regardless of race, religion, immigration status, gender identity or sexual orientation.



Pete Carroll’s openness got the Seahawks in another big mess

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:00:29 -0800

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If the NFL indeed takes away a second-round draft pick, Carroll’s unsolicited blabbing about Richard Sherman’s injury will be another example of the coach’s boundary pushing having a good side and a costly side.