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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 —...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

Mets’ great Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia and has retired from public life. The family of...

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...

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...

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...

Utah law against sex outside marriage could be repealed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...

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...

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

Military leaders apologize for problems in family housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top military leaders are acknowledging and apologizing for widespread problems in military family housing and are promising to fix them. The...

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...

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....

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...

Major flood threat increases for Red River, Fargo metro area

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Forecasters said Thursday that the threat for major spring flooding is increasing in the Red River Valley of North Dakota...

Ole Miss leader: Groups to weigh in on Confederate statue

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi’s leader says he’s waiting to hear from faculty and staff groups before recommending a Confederate monument...

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...

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...

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...

Driver paralyzed after dispute over handicapped parking spot

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — An Amazon driver who illegally parked in a handicapped-accessible parking space is paralyzed from the waist down after a...

UAE sports chief would back UEFA punishment of Man City

UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules have a seemingly unlikely supporter: The United Arab Emirates government sports chief. Mohamed Khalfan Al Romaithi says he would...

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...

Former church worker sentenced to prison for stealing funds

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A former church worker was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing more than $490,000 from an area church....

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....

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...

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...

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...

UEFA opens formal investigation into Manchester City

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has opened a formal investigation into Manchester City for possible violations of financial monitoring rules. In the most serious...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Comedian Artie Lange Awaits Drug Program Violation Hearing

Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gunman accused of killing two students in shooting spree at University of North Carolina-Charlotte...

A 22-year-old gunman accused of killing two students and wounding four others at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte on Tuesday admitted “I just went...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks fell again on Wall Street Thursday, marking the fourth straight loss for the S&P 500 and placing the benchmark index on track for...

Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teacher is on administrative leave after she made a 9-year-old Catholic student wash off the Ash Wednesday...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

$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...

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...

Boeing Works to Manage a Crisis With Unknown Costs

When Boeing’s Dreamliner was grounded in 2013, it took more than $20 million and three months to fix the problem. The crisis over its 737...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NYC Correction officers suspended for bringing two inmates to get hot and heavy in...

Four city Department of Correction officers have been sidelined and could face departmental charges for facilitating a behind-bars booty call between inmates on Rikers...

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...

Braves’ Donaldson to play in first exhibition game Friday

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Donaldson plans to play in his first spring training game for the Atlanta Braves on Friday night against Philadelphia....

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast is working on a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but with a focus on monitoring health at home, and aims...

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....

Walters, Arnaus share 1st-round lead at Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Justin Walters of South Africa and Spanish rookie Adri Arnaus mastered the tricky winds at the Doha Golf Club on...

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...

Julian Assange Charged by U.S. With Conspiracy to Hack a Government Computer

WASHINGTON — The United States has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with one count of conspiracy to hack a computer related to his role...

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...

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...

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...

Analysis: Why the recruiting class of 2020 will be crucial for the future of...

The class of 2020 is loaded, and it could help the Pac-12’s leverage at the table in a few years … if the prospects...

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...

Extra session looms on W.Va. schools as wary teachers watch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is poised to return to center stage of a national wave of teacher unrest as lawmakers debate pay...

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...

Scientists find new type of killer whale off coast of Chile after 14-year search

A mysterious stranding of the elusive whale 60 years ago and recent photographs prompted scientists to embark on their search. They got a first...

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...

SEE IT: Video of cop fracas at Gracie Mansion NYPD said it couldn’t find

Let’s go to the tape. The NYPD closed its investigation into a lieutenant accused of roughing up a fellow cop at the mayor’s mansion...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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