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After making millions, R. Kelly could be left with nothing

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly grew up in one of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods and built a worldwide musical brand that earned tens of millions...

Santa Anita tested as hoof beats yield to sounds of silence

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The dirt track at eerily quiet Santa Anita is being extensively tested after the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two...

Georgia’s Hammonds has surgery to repair fracture in foot

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia sophomore forward Rayshaun Hammonds, the team’s second-leading scorer and rebounder, has had surgery to repair a fracture in his...

Trump officials prepared to stonewall Democratic oversight demands

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler wrote to the White House last month demanding information about President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to fund the...

Karlis nets 24, Wisconsin women trip Buckeyes 74-63

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelly Karlis scored a career-high 24 points and Marsha Howard added 23 and 13th-seeded Wisconsin dominated the fourth quarter to defeat...

Omar Hassan al-Bashir Is Removed as Sudan’s President

GULU, Uganda — Sudan’s military ousted President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday, the defense minister announced, ending a 30-year authoritarian rule in the face of...

Comey: I ‘don’t care’ if Mueller finds wrongdoing by Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday said he doesn’t know whether special counsel Robert Mueller will find wrongdoing by President Donald Trump —...

Feds say illegal pot operation funded with Chinese money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three men have been arrested on charges they took part in a scheme to illegally grow marijuana...

Paul Manafort Is Sentenced to 3.5 More Years in Prison

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has been ordered to serve a total of seven and a half years in prison...

24 senators ask Trump to protect Venezuelans in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators — 23 Democrats and one Republican — are asking President Donald Trump to protect Venezuelan citizens currently...

WASHINGTON — President Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump will welcome Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to the White House on Monday morning, reinforcing the close relationship between...

Senior night can mean also honoring NBA-bound underclassmen

At Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse, only seniors, those who have endured the sweat and pressure of playing for one of college basketball’s most prestigious programs...

China Purchases Could Undercut Trump’s Larger Trade Goal

WASHINGTON — At the heart of President Trump’s negotiations with China is a troubling contradiction: The United States wants to use the trade talks...

Let marijuana businesses open bank accounts

The best way to ensure public safety when it comes to the marijuana industry is to bring it out of the shadows. Source: The Seattle...

10-man Arsenal beaten 3-1 at Rennes in Europa League

Rennes rallied from an early deficit to beat 10-man Arsenal 3-1 in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 on Thursday, a...

Inslee, Ferguson warn gun dealers to comply with new firearms law or face ‘legal...

Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter to 262 gun dealers in counties where sheriffs have said they won't enforce...

After Tight Race, Netanyahu Appears Poised to Form Israel’s Next Government

JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s conservative prime minister for the past decade, appeared poised to win a fourth consecutive term in office, and a...

Appeals court determines asylum seeker has right to hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in California has determined that a Sri Lankan man who is a member of the Tamil ethnic...

Barr’s Declaration on Trump Puts Justice Dept. Back in Political Crucible

WASHINGTON — William P. Barr was a lawyer in personal follow in June when he wrote an unsolicited memo to the Justice Division that...

Maryland joins states moving to stop teacher sex abuse cycle

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has taken a step toward joining a growing number of states that have enacted legislation to prevent teachers with...

Soldier sentenced to 7 life terms for killing wife, officer

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — An Army staff sergeant convicted of fatally shooting his wife and a rookie Virginia police officer has been sentenced to...

3 Navy service members accused of rape, sodomy

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Three Navy service members stationed at the Army’s Fort Gordon in Georgia are in custody, facing rape and sodomy charges....

Lawsuits Lay Bare Sackler Family’s Role in Opioid Crisis

The Sacklers had a new plan. It was 2014, and the company the family had controlled for two generations, Purdue Pharma, had been hit with...

Longtime Kent State golf coach Herb Page set to retire

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Longtime Kent State golf coach Herb Page will retire at the end of this season and end his storied run...

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 2. FICTION 1. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers) 2. “One Fish...

Cop falsely arrested man, then lied on paperwork, but DA hasn’t done anything about...

An NYPD officer falsely arrested a black financial planner on pick pocketing charges then lied in a complaint about what a witness said, but...

Run, bull, run. Longest bull market looks to keep going

Wall Street has rewarded its most patient investors handsomely over the past 10 years. Is there more to come? The S&P 500, the U.S....

Sometimes detention is the only choice to keep a child safe

While detention for troubled youth is never a judge’s first choice, it can save a child’s life. Source: The Seattle Times Detail: Sometimes detention is...

Chimps varied “culture” matters for conservation, study says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some chimpanzee groups are stone-throwers. Some use rocks to crack open tree nuts to eat. Others use sticks to fish for...

Catholic Church cardinals implicated in sex abuse, cover-ups

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The conviction of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin for failing to report a known pedophile priest to police deepens the crisis...

Ekmark leads No. 20 Arizona State women over Colorado 66-49

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Courtney Ekmark scored 18 points and No. 20 Arizona State used a run at the start of the fourth quarter...

Greece: Probe blasts authorities over fire that killed 100

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek prosecutors are criticizing the authorities who handled the country’s deadliest wildfire in decades last summer. Extracts of the damning...

US urges UN to impose new sanctions on Iran over launches

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is urging the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on Iran, saying its recent missile-related launches could...

Boeheim deemed ‘not reckless’ in fatal crash, case is closed

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim will not be charged in last month’s fatal highway accident and the case has been closed....

Inmate fight at maximum-security prison kills 1, injures 9

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say a fight between two groups of prisoners at the country’s largest prison left an inmate dead...

49ers decline contract option on wide receiver Pierre Garcon

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Pierre Garcon will become a free agent after the San Francisco 49ers declined his contract option. The team officially...

1 dead, 16 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Kosovo

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Police say one person has died and at least 16 others were injured in a multi-vehicle accident in southern Kosovo....

Man convicted in burglary, rape gets 35 years in prison

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been sentenced to up to 35 years in prison for raping a woman after breaking into...

Man dead in W.Va. gunfight was wanted in Va. police shooting

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say the man who died in a shootout with the U.S. Marshals Service near West Virginia University is the...

USTA picks new US Open tournament referee, chief umpire

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Soeren Friemel is the new U.S. Open tournament referee, and Jake Garner has been selected to succeed him as...

Farmer patience on tariffs comes with caution flag for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa hog farmer Howard Hill is feeling the pinch from President Donald Trump’s get-tough trade policies — his pigs are selling...

Fordham University journalism student dies after falling from iconic clock tower

A Fordham University student died Sunday evening after falling from the Bronx school’s iconic clock tower in the early morning hours while climbing to...

Missouri women race past Florida 87-56 in SEC

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Amber Smith scored 18 points, Hannah Schuchts added 16 and fifth-seeded Missouri cruised past 13th-seeded Florida on Thursday in the...

Pentagon may tap military pay, pensions for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Senate Democrat says the Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pensions...

Trump’s Trade War Escalation Will Exact Economic Pain, Adviser Says

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s chief economic adviser said on Sunday that American consumers would bear some pain from the escalating trade war with China,...

Where earlier presidential primaries might lead us

Washington joins the push toward earlier presidential primaries. Source: The Seattle Times Detail: Where earlier presidential primaries might lead us

Water main break forces closure of Mt. Bachelor ski area

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A popular central Oregon ski resort, Mt. Bachelor, closed its entire ski area due to a water main break. KOIN...

Jets tender 2nd-round offer to WR Robby Anderson

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have tendered a second-round qualifying offer to wide receiver Robby Anderson, who could become a...

UVA to boost wages to $15 an hour for 1,400 workers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia says about 1,400 of its full-time workers will see their wages grow to $15 an hour...

North Carolina women top Ga Tech in ACC 80-73

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Leah Church scored 20 points and Jocelyn Jones had 14, both career-highs, and eighth-seeded North Carolina pulled away from ninth-seeded...

President Kermode to leave men’s tennis tour at end of 2019

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Chris Kermode will leave his job as executive chairman and president of the men’s professional tennis tour when his...

Even in nice weather, spring training can be a grind

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Earlier this week, Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire left several of his top players out of the starting lineup. It was...

HOW RUPERT MURDOCH’S EMPIRE OF INFLUENCE REMADE THE WORLD

Rupert Murdoch was lying on the floor of his cabin, unable to move. It was January 2018, and Murdoch and his fourth wife, Jerry...

Roma fires coach De Francesco after Champions League exit

ROME (AP) — Italian club Roma has fired coach Eusebio Di Francesco following the team’s elimination from the Champions League. Roma announced Thursday that...

Dolphins releasing DE Andre Branch, G Ted Larsen

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are releasing defensive end Andre Branch and guard Ted Larsen, part of their effort to pare payroll in...

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Share your thoughts on the news by sending a Letter to the Editor or writing an Op-Ed guest commentary. Email us at: letters@seattletimes.com and...

No. 18 Syracuse women top Virginia 67-57 in ACC quarters

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Digna Strautmane led a balanced attack with 14 points and 18th-ranked Syracuse, the fifth seeded, turned back 12th seeded Virginia...

Stranger Allegedly Tries to Snatch Toddler Off Queens Street, Then Holds Teacher at Knifepoint

A 29-year-old stranger allegedly tried to snatch a toddler as she rode a scooter on a Queens street Monday, then busted into a neighboring...

‘Rambo’ gets mandatory life in prison in Philippines killing

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. soldier known as Rambo who became a mercenary for drug dealers has been sentenced to life in...

Some on Mueller’s Team Say Report Was More Damaging Than Barr Revealed

WASHINGTON — Some of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William P. Barr failed to adequately portray the findings...

Former Equifax executive pleads guilty to insider trading

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Equifax executive who sold stock for nearly $1 million a week and a half before the company announced a...

Scientists discover different kind of killer whale off Chile

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say they’ve found a new type of killer whale off the coast of Chile that looks distinctly different from other...

A nanny state? Vermont town elects goat as honorary mayor

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the Vermont town...

Cabrera Bello opens with 65 at Bay Hill for early lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rafa Cabrera Bello made his debut at Bay Hill with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot lead Thursday among the...

Jaguars re-sign veteran long-snapper Matt Overton

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed veteran long-snapper Matt Overton, preventing him from becoming a free agent next week. The team...

The Hearing That William Barr Didn’t Show Up To

The House Judiciary Committee convened at 9 a.m. despite the fact that the witness chair — where Attorney General William P. Barr was...

A look at some spring training standouts

A weekly look at some of the standout players during spring training and how they might help their teams this season (through Wednesday): JACK...

Syria rejects watchdog report saying chlorine used in Douma

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s government has strongly criticized a report issued by the global chemical weapons watchdog that said chlorine was likely used...

Trump Advisers Accuse China of Reneging on Trade Commitments

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s top economic advisers on Monday accused China of reneging on previous commitments to resolve a monthslong trade war and said...

Battling over voting rights, Dems, GOP have 2020 in sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every election year, there’s heated talk about voter access and suppression. This year congressional Democrats are hoping to make it a...

Trump rails against the press after NYT report

President Donald Trump on Wednesday labeled The New York Times “the enemy of the people” in a tweet, attacking the newspaper over a report...

Diaz finalizes football coaching staff at Miami for 2019

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Former Miami standouts DeMarcus Van Dyke and Joel Rodriguez have been promoted to new roles on Manny Diaz’s staff...

Texas picks up anti-abortion efforts blocked in US Senate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature is reviving efforts similar to those blocked in the U.S. Senate last month that threatened doctors who...

Facing a Trump Stonewall, Democrats Struggle for Options to Compel Cooperation

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, infuriated by President Trump’s stonewalling, are struggling to mount a more aggressive campaign to compel him to cooperate with their...

Legislature asks for program cuts despite soaring revenue

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Legislative leaders in Oregon released a conservative budget framework that includes program cuts despite projections the state will take in...

Facebook steps up fight against vaccine misinformation

NEW YORK (AP) — Social media giant Facebook says it will remove groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations on its site. It’s...

Role reversal: Mayor de Blasio protected job of NYPD Inspector in charge of troubled...

The embattled head of Mayor de Blasio’s NYPD bodyguard unit remains in his prestigious post — and sources inside the department believe it’s all...

Cohen sues Trump Organization, says it owes him nearly $2M

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has filed a lawsuit claiming the Trump Organization failed to pay nearly $2...

UN chief urges speedy Afghan government and Taliban talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for immediate talks between Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban, saying the current moment represents...

Seattle firm files lawsuit against Boeing on behalf of Lion Air crash victim families

A law firm filed suit against Boeing in Seattle Thursday, representing the families of 17 passengers who died when Lion Air flight JT 610...

Utah law against sex outside marriage could be repealed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A law making sex outside of marriage a misdemeanor crime in Utah for more than four decades could be...

The United Kingdom Has Gone Mad

LONDON — Politico reported the other day that the French European affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, had named her cat “Brexit.” Loiseau told the Journal...

Tennessee advances bill banning fetal heartbeat abortion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is the latest state to move closer to enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. House...

Harper homers for 2nd straight day in simulated game

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper homered for the second straight day in a simulated game against Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguers. Harper had an...

Second sponsor withdraws from event honoring Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro

A second company has decided to distance itself from an event honoring far-right President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro. Bain & Company, one of the country’s largest...

$30 million settlement in sweepstakes scam aimed at elderly

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The operators of a sweepstakes scam that affected senior citizens and others will forfeit $30 million in cash and assets...

A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted

WASHINGTON — For President Trump, it may have been the best day of his tenure so far. The darkest, most ominous cloud hanging over...

NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47 and NBCUniversal Foundation Award $225,000 in Project Innovation...

NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU and the NBCUniversal Foundation announced Friday that three local nonprofit organizations have won $225,000 in Project Innovation grants. The...

Trump and Republicans Seek to Turn the Tables in Post-Mueller Washington

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his Republican allies went on the offensive on Monday, vowing to pursue and even punish those responsible for the...

Bankrupt California utility wants to give $235M in bonuses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. is seeking a judge’s approval to pay $235 million in bonuses to thousands of employees...

Broncos re-sign Pro Bowl long snapper Casey Kreiter

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos Pro Bowl long snapper Casey Kreiter signed a one-year, $1 million contract to stay in Denver on Thursday, the...

3 former Oklahoma State basketball players face charges

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Three former Oklahoma State basketball players who were kicked off the team in January face criminal charges after authorities accused...

Group concerned over arrest of Egyptian transgender woman

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is voicing concern over the safety and well-being of an Egyptian transgender woman arrested during a police...

Cop who filed complaint against NYPD detective after being challenged to ‘smoker’ boxing match...

Police Officer Christopher Rivera has been knocked out — of the NYPD. The one-time NYPD highway cop who lodged department charges against a detective who...

Analysis: Battle-tested, veteran-laden Huskies close out another nail-biter

David Crisp and Noah Dickerson each scored 22 points and had shining moments at the end of Washington's 81-76 overtime win against Oregon State. Source:...

Iran Threat Debate Is Set Off by Images of Missiles at Sea

Entornointeligente.com / WASHINGTON — The intelligence that caused the White House to escalate its warnings about a threat from Iran came from photographs of...

Search For Suspect Behind Violent Bronx Home Invasion

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A violent home invasion is under investigation in the Bronx. Police said a man with a gun forced his way into a...

Ralph Hall, oldest-ever member of US House, dead at age 95

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House and a man who claimed to have once...

Free Birds: Company pays $20K for 523 impounded scooters

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The electric scooter company Bird has paid a Virginia city $20,000 to release 523 Birds from captivity. Norfolk spokeswoman Lori...

Dem chairman threatens subpoena over Kushner security clearance

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Thursday threatened to subpoena the White House for information related to its protocol for distributing security...

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