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  1. US Supreme Court refuses appeals from 3 on Texas death row

    02.27 / 21:19 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review appeals in three Texas death row cases, including one where a man pleaded guilty to a triple slaying in South Texas. The high court’s rulings moved two inmates closer to execution: LeJames Norman, 31, condemned for the 2005 shooting deaths of three people during […
  2. Ali Jr: Fights back against detention, says he felt violated

    02.27 / 21:19 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    Muhammad Ali’s son said Monday he felt “violated” when immigration officials questioned him about his religion at a Florida airport. “I was just appalled,” Muhammad Ali Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “I’m a U.S. citizen and they’re asking me, what is my religion?” Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali,…
  3. Utah liquor bill would swap ‘Zion Curtains’ for buffer zones

    02.27 / 21:19 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker introduced a proposal Monday allowing restaurants to get rid of barriers known as “Zion Curtains” that are designed to visually obscure the making of drinks. But in exchange, they’d be required to install a buffer zone around bars or areas where drinks are prepared. The buffer zones […
  4. Cause of most US wildfires traced to people, study finds

    02.27 / 20:07 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study blames people for triggering five out of every six wildfires in the United States and tripling the length of the wildfire season. Even as climate change worsens the nation’s fire season — making it longer and easier to burn more acres — researchers say human activities play an even […]…
  5. A peek at off-camera happenings at the Academy Awards

    02.27 / 17:57 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the whole of Oscar night was eclipsed by the unprecedented best-picture flub at the show’s conclusion, the Academy Awards is a starry celebration onscreen and off. For every memorable moment during the telecast, countless others occur away from the camera’s eye in the wings of the Dolby Theatre stage. Here’s […
  6. Gaffe again: Oscars’ ‘In Memoriam’ includes living producer

    02.27 / 14:48 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The best picture mix-up apparently wasn’t the only gaffe at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. An Australian film producer says she’s “alive and well” despite her photo’s inclusion in the “In Memoriam” tribute at the Oscars. Jan Chapman’s photo was shown during the montage next to the name of Janet Patterson, an […
  7. Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street

    02.27 / 14:48 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street following 11 straight gains for the Dow Jones industrial average. Utilities posted some of the biggest losses in early trading Monday. Power company AES fell 5 percent after its full-year profit […
  8. Supreme Court upholds disclosure requirement for issue ads

    02.27 / 14:48 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld a requirement that forces groups to say who is paying for issue advertising directed at candidates in an approaching election. The justices on Monday affirmed a lower court decision in a case involving ads that don’t call for the election or defeat of a candidate. The case […
  9. US durable goods orders jumped 1.8 percent in January

    02.27 / 13:39 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses boosted their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in January by the largest amount in three months, but a key category that tracks business investment plans dipped slightly. The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods rose 1.8 percent in January after two months of declines. The strength last month came […
  10. Russian opposition struggles 2 years after Nemtsov killing

    02.27 / 13:39 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    MOSCOW (AP) — Two years after he was killed near the Kremlin, Boris Nemtsov can still attract crowds of supporters. But his death left in tatters Russia’s opposition movement, which is struggling with infighting and seems unable to rally behind one unifying figure. In the largest Russian opposition protest in months, thousands marched Sunday across […
  11. France’s 2 left-wing presidential candidates refuse to unite

    02.27 / 11:35 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    PARIS (AP) — The two main left-leaning candidates in France’s presidential election won’t join forces after all. Socialist Benoit Hamon and far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, a former member of the Socialist Party who is supported by the Communists, both announced over the weekend that they are staying in the race, putting the Left at risk […
  12. Seoul: 4 N. Korean spies involved in Kim killing in Malaysia

    02.27 / 11:35 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s intelligence service says four North Korean government spies were involved in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother. Lawmakers cited the National Intelligence Service as telling them Monday that four of the North Korean suspects searched by Malaysian police over the Feb. 13 […
  13. Body of boy missing in storm found on island in LA River

    02.27 / 10:28 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 14-year-old boy who went missing during a storm more than a week ago has been found on an island in the Los Angeles River. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday (http://lat.ms/2lo1VxK ) that Elias Rodriguez was found dead near the Los Feliz section of the […
  14. New anti-IS strategy may mean deeper US involvement in Syria

    02.27 / 08:22 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump’s demand to “obliterate” the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working and will require fewer changes. Details are sketchy. But recommendations […
  15. AP FACT CHECK: Trump makes his points with overstated flair

    02.27 / 08:22 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump’s estimation, the U.S. border isn’t merely porous, it’s “wide open.” Darkness and danger are everywhere, even Sweden. American infrastructure isn’t just in need of improvement but it’s in “total disrepair and decay.” The health law is not only flawed, but it’s an “absolute and total catastrophe.” His apocalyptic […
  16. S Korea’s acting leader rejects to extend probe into scandal

    02.27 / 07:14 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A special investigation team is wrapping up its probe into a huge scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye after the country’s acting leader refused to extend its investigation past a Tuesday deadline. Faced with massive street protests, Park was forced to approve the launch of the investigation team led by […
  17. Emma Stone wins best-actress Oscar for ‘La La Land’

    02.27 / 06:14 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emma Stone sang and danced her way to a best-actress Oscar for “La La Land,” elevating the once struggling actress with roots in community theater to the heights of Hollywood. Stone’s victory on Sunday night was the sixth Oscar earned by the musical set against a Los Angeles backdrop. It had […
  18. AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse

    02.27 / 06:14 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror — waged in the name of the Lord. Congregants of the Word of Faith Fellowship were […]…
  19. AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse

    02.27 / 06:14 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror — waged in the name of the Lord. Congregants of the Word of Faith Fellowship were […]…
  20. Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad’s marijuana

    02.27 / 06:14 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    CHICAGO (AP) — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think it’s OK for their kids, but “we would rather not mess around with the developing brain,” said Dr. Seth Ammerman. The advice […