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  • Barbara Bush, ‘first lady of the greatest generation,’ laid to rest

    HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the greatest generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled the church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joked that his mother called her style of mothering him and his siblings “a benevolent dictatorship — but honestly, it wasn’t always benevolent.” He emphasized […]

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    Judge rejects Legislature’s change to deadly force measure, orders I-940 be put on ballot

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers violated the state Constitution when they used an unusual procedure to make it easier to prosecute police for negligent shootings, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. The state attorney general’s office immediately appealed. Lawmakers approved the measure in March. It was intended to overhaul a controversial law that forces prosecutors to prove the officers acted with malice — the only standard of its kind in the country. But the way lawmakers changed […]

  • Woman gets 3 years after guilty plea in Facebook Live beating of mentally disabled teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman involved in a beating of a mentally disabled 18-year-old that was shown on Facebook Live has been sentenced to three years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Tanishia Covington learned her sentence Friday after pleading guilty to a hate crime, intimidation and aggravated battery. Covington apologized in court while the victim looked on. She’s the second of four co-defendants to plead guilty in the case that received national attention because it involved a white victim and four […]

  • North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The North also vowed to actively engage with regional neighbors and the international community to secure peace in the Korean Peninsula and create an “optimal international environment” to build its economy. The […]

  • FAA orders inspections of more jet engines like one in deadly Southwest accident

    The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of more jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane. The agency says its order affects 352 engines in the U.S. and another 681 worldwide on “new generation” Boeing 737 jets. Each aircraft has two engines. The requirement from the agency comes after the engine maker, CFM International, issued a service bulletin recommending that more engines be inspected. At issue are […]

  • Washington State Lottery deputy director ousted after ethics investigation

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — The deputy director of Washington’s Lottery has been ousted following an outside investigation into ethics complaints that found he and other lottery employees accepted drinks and food from a vendor who had a contract with the agency, and that several employees likely got free hotel rooms during a work trip that coincided with the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. An agency spokeswoman confirmed Friday that Jim Warick had been fired on Wednesday. In a written […]

  • OSHA investigators on site of deadly TV tower collapse in Missouri

    FORDLAND, Mo. — Federal safety investigators are on the scene of a TV tower collapse in southwest Missouri that left one person dead. OSHA investigators are trying to determine what caused the 1,980-foot (600-meter) tower to collapse Thursday near Fordland. One man, 56-year-old Steve Lemay, died in the collapse. Lemay was the owner of a tower repair company in Blaine, Washington. He and five other workers were about 100 feet high when the structure collapsed. The other workers suffered non-life-threatening […]

  • Mariners activate Mike Zunino from 10-day disabled list

    ARLINGTON, Texas — The Seattle Mariners have activated catcher Mike Zunino from the 10-day disabled list after missing the first three weeks of the season because of a strained abdominal muscle. Seattle activated Zunino on Friday ahead of a three-game series against the Texas Rangers. Mike Marjama was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma to clear the roster spot. Zunino was injured during batting practice the day before the regular-season opener. Zunino had performed well during spring training, hitting .395 with five […]

  • Mill Creek man gets 16 years for fatally stabbing wife

    EVERETT, Wash. — A Mill Creek man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for fatally stabbing his 66-year-old wife last year. The Daily Herald reports 53-year-old Matt Alton was sentenced Thursday in the February 2017 death of Norensa Pillias. Court documents say Alton stabbed Pillias 18 times in a culmination of a marriage marred by violence, separation and reconciliation. Alton in March pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Though an interpreter Alton said in court that he lives with […]

  • Comey memos: Trump complained about Flynn’s ‘judgment,’ said Putin talked of ‘beautiful hookers’ in Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Trump’s chief of staff asked days later if Flynn’s communications were being monitored under a secret surveillance warrant, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press. Trump also told Comey that Russian President Vladimir Putin told him that Russia had “some of the most beautiful hookers in […]