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  1. Flood hits as 2nd in trio of storms reaches California

    01.20 / 21:57 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 20 people escaped injury Friday when a flood swept cabins and vehicles down a coastal canyon as the second in a trio of storms drenched California with heavy rain and brought more snow to the mountains. A swollen creek lifted five cabins off their foundations at midmorning and swept […
  2. Strip club owner says he was unfairly targeted

    01.20 / 20:06 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a floating strip club says he plans to appeal whatever sentence is imposed Friday afternoon. Hours before his sentencing, Darren Byler says in a phone interview with The Associated Press that he was targeted because of disapproval […
  3. Sentencing scheduled for friend of Charleston church shooter

    01.20 / 15:49 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sentencing has been scheduled for a friend of the man sentenced to die for gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church. Court records filed Thursday show Joey Meek’s sentencing hearing is slated for February 28 in Charleston’s federal court. Meek pleaded guilty to lying […
  4. Car bomb in Afghanistan kills 2, including police commander

    01.20 / 15:12 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan government official says two people, including a police commander, have been killed in an explosion in the country’s north after a sticky bomb was attached to the commander’s car. Local spokesman Munir Ahmed Farhad says the bomb went off on Friday in Balkh province as the car entered a […
  5. Guilty plea by man in $3M Connecticut jewelry heist

    01.20 / 13:21 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty for his role in a kidnapping and the theft of about $3 million worth of merchandise from a Connecticut jewelry store. Timothy Forbes, of Allentown, entered his plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport. Federal prosecutors say the 35-year-old Forbes was one of five […
  6. Another inaugural tradition — prayer — under fire over Trump

    01.20 / 09:04 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    NEW YORK (AP) — For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted a prayer service for the newly sworn-in president. But keeping the tradition this year has caused an uproar among Episcopalians opposed to President-elect Donald Trump. It’s the latest example of the […
  7. Roberts, target of Trump jabs, meeting Trump at Capitol

    01.20 / 09:03 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and John Roberts are not likely to rehash Trump’s criticism of the chief justice when they meet outside the Capitol at noon. Instead, they will take part in a venerable pas de deux of American political life. A Bible between them, Roberts will administer the presidential oath, the two men […
  8. Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out

    01.20 / 07:13 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) —  Gambia’s defeated President Yahya Jammeh must cede power by noon Friday or he will be dislodged by a regional force that has already moved into the country, West African officials said. If Jammeh refuses to leave Gambia by midday the regional troops will force him out, said Marcel Alain de Souza, [……
  9. Timing of Mexico drug lord’s extradition seen as political

    01.20 / 05:22 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    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 […
  10. As Trump takes the oath, many voters still can’t believe it

    01.20 / 01:04 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    On the morning 19 months ago when Donald Trump descended the escalator in his glitzy Manhattan tower, waving to onlookers who lined the rails, many Americans knew little about him beyond that he was very rich and had a thing for firing people on a reality television show. No one can plausibly say they knew…
  11. Captures, extraditions of Mexico drug chiefs in recent years

    01.20 / 00:28 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Top Mexican drug cartel bosses captured, killed or extradited in recent years: ___ Jan. 19, 2017: World’s most powerful drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is extradited to the United States. ___ Most Read StoriesChristopher Monfort, killer of Seattle police officer, found dead in prison cellWhy are home prices so high? […
  12. Video raises questions about killing by California police

    01.19 / 20:09 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surveillance video has raised questions about whether a man advanced on police with a knife before he was fatally shot more than a year ago at a California gas station. The video was posted Wednesday on YouTube by attorneys for the family of James Hall, who was killed Nov. 22, […
  13. Fed: Nearly 60 New Orleans police recruits had risk factors

    01.19 / 19:33 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal monitors say almost 60 recruits were accepted into recent New Orleans Police Department training academy classes despite records indicating any of a variety of “risk factors” — including possible domestic abuse and drug use. Thursday’s report was filed by monitors overseeing federal court-ordered reforms in the scandal-plagued department, which has […]…
  14. Democrats want GOP committee head to open up ethics meeting

    01.19 / 19:32 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats want all members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to participate in a private meeting with the director of the Office of Government Ethics, and are frustrated that the Republican chairman has targeted the official for raising questions about President-elect Donald Trump’s possible conflicts of interest. In a letter […
  15. Deputy and suspect are killed in shootout in North Dakota

    01.19 / 14:38 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    ROLLA, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy and a suspect have been killed in a shootout in northern North Dakota. WDAY-TV reports four law enforcement officers chased a man in a pickup truck that was reported stolen from Devils Lake around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. KXMC-TV reports that the officers caught up with the […
  16. One more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House

    01.19 / 08:30 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, but for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end. The president is spending his last full day at the White House on Thursday before becoming an ex-president. The big decisions and grand pronouncements are all behind him, but […
  17. Malaysian PM urges Muslim world to help oppressed Rohingya

    01.19 / 06:39 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to help end the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority, as OIC foreign ministers open a special meeting to discuss the crisis. Najib, in a speech at the meeting Thursday, said that the crisis is no longer Myanmar’s […
  18. Appeals court rejects Chicago gun-range restrictions

    01.19 / 01:45 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has lost another round in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in the city. A U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday held as unconstitutional ordinances restricting gun ranges to manufacturing areas in Chicago. The ordinances also placed limits on the distances they can be located in relation to […
  19. Investigators: Shooting victim saved by plate in neck

    01.19 / 01:08 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Investigators say a metal plate in an Oklahoma man’s neck saved him from paralysis after being shot. Robert Thurman told 911 dispatchers Friday that his sister Gretchen Thurman shot him, The Tahlequah Daily Press (http://bit.ly/2jL099J ) reported. Undersheriff Jason Chennault says the bullet apparently hit a metal plate in Robert Thurman’s […
  20. Prosecutor: SC lawmaker took wife’s phone, bit her nose

    01.18 / 23:54 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker remained jailed Wednesday on the state’s most serious domestic violence charge as prosecutors disclosed new details of an alleged attack, saying he bit his wife’s nose and took her cellphone so she couldn’t call for help. A lawyer for now-suspended Rep. Chris Corley said at a hearing […