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  1. Current, former first families meet to remember mansion

    09.21 / 23:45 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum and some former governors and their families were meeting at the governor’s residence to reminisce about the home that has housed first families for 57 years. The 10,000-square-foot home is being torn down this fall to make way for a larger $5 […
  2. Upstate New York man convicted of killing his 7-week-old son

    09.21 / 22:43 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man has been convicted of killing his 7-week-old son. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/2xUWq3R) an Orange County jury convicted 27-year-old Michael Heil of Middletown of murder and manslaughter Thursday in the August 2016 death of his son, Zachary. Relatives testified that Zachary was behaving normally […
  3. Fenton man bound over for trial in crash that killed 5

    09.21 / 22:43 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man charged with second-degree murder in a crash that killed five people has been bound over for trial. The Macomb Daily reports 22-year-old Matthew Carrier of Fenton is charged with five counts of second-degree murder and 14 other charges in connection with the two-car collision May 9 in a […
  4. Appeals court sidesteps decision on US fracking regulations

    09.21 / 22:43 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court has sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them. A Denver-based appeals court said Thursday it would be a waste of time to rule on the regulations because the Trump administration […
  5. Longtime University of Jamestown president to retire in 2018

    09.21 / 22:43 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Longtime University of Jamestown President Robert S. Badal says he will retire next year. Badal announced Thursday that he will retire effective Feb. 28, 2018. He has been president since 2002. In a statement, Badal says he has had “the rare chance to take a small but historic institution to a […
  6. Guatemala lawmakers again vote not to lift Morales’ immunity

    09.21 / 22:43 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan lawmakers have voted for a second time in two weeks against stripping President Jimmy Morales of his immunity so that prosecutors could pursue a campaign finance investigation. This time the votes in favor of lifting his immunity reached 70, 45 more than the last vote, but still well short of […
  7. Northern Illinois University employees could get salary hike

    09.21 / 20:49 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University’s acting president says she plans to request a 3 percent salary increase for university employees. The Daily Chronicle reports that Acting President Lisa Freeman plans to make the request to the university’s board of trustees at a meeting in October. Eligible employees would include those hired before the […
  8. Wisconsin man charged with killing wife, blowing up home

    09.21 / 20:49 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities allege that a Wisconsin man accused of blowing up his home to cover up killing his wife gave conflicting statements to police before admitting he shot her. Fifty-nine-year-old Steven Pirus, of Madison, was charged Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide and arson in the death of his wife, Lee Ann Pirus. […
  9. Iraq War vet, businessman James seeks Michigan Senate seat

    09.21 / 16:57 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican John James, a political newcomer who flew Army helicopters in the Iraq War and now run an automotive supply chain and logistics business in Detroit, said Thursday he is running for U.S. Senate. He is the second candidate in the GOP primary field, joining former state Supreme Court Justice Bob […
  10. Frontier Airlines set to return to Jackson in 2018

    09.21 / 16:57 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — Frontier Airlines is returning to Jackson Hole for the first time since 2014, and is offering flights to Denver for as low as $39. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2jLoXCx ) Frontier will connect to Jackson on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from June 8 to Aug. 9 of […
  11. Federal employees are ordered to attend anti-leaking classes

    09.21 / 14:57 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce federal laws and rules against leaking government information. Training materials from the hourlong class were obtained by The Associated Press. It’s part of a broader Trump administration order for anti-leaks training at all executive branch agencies. Government […
  12. Louisiana regulators fighting new state hazardous waste law

    09.21 / 14:57 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State regulators are allowing more companies to haul toxic waste in Louisiana, but stopped short of matching the standards sought by state lawmakers. The Public Service Commission agreed Wednesday in a 4-0 vote to update its trucking regulations. But The Advocate reports the commission didn’t go as far as a […
  13. Need a new appliance? Learn, compare – then ask for a deal

    09.21 / 14:57 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    Unless you’re an expert in spin cycles, buying an appliance could leave you dizzy. To make the process easier, here are answers to the appliance-buying questions you’ll probably ponder, from “When should I buy?” to “Do I really need a warranty?” REPAIR OR REPLACE? People with existing appliances have two options: repair or replace. Most…
  14. Birmingham: Structure hiding Confederate monument is legal

    09.21 / 14:57 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The city of Birmingham is asking a judge to dismiss the state of Alabama’s lawsuit challenging a plywood screen that was built to hide a Confederate monument in a downtown park. A motion filed by the city denies that the box-like structure violates a new state law prohibiting the removal or […
  15. Lawyer for college football player accused of attack speaks

    09.21 / 13:53 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for one of the five Wheaton College football players accused of attacking another player is wondering why it took authorities well over a year to file charges in a case where the school meted out its punishment months ago. Mark Sutter represents Noah Spielman, the son of former Ohio State […
  16. Belgian lawyer says Jewish Museum suspect may have tumor

    09.21 / 13:53 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The lawyer of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish Museum in Belgium says his client may have a brain tumor and is being denied medical treatment. Mehdi Nemmouche is suspected of coolly gunning down the four with an assault weapon in the Brussels museum in May 2014. […
  17. Report: Missouri nursing home resident died from overfeeding

    09.21 / 12:54 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal report says a St. Louis County nursing home resident choked and died in July after a mishandled tube feeding. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Place Health and Rehabilitation was cited for placing residents in immediate jeopardy after the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted […
  18. SEC reveals hack, possibility info was used for trading

    09.21 / 12:54 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    The Securities and Exchange Commission says its corporate filing system was hacked last year and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to profit illegally. The disclosure comes two months after a government watchdog said deficiencies in the agency’s computer systems put the information they contain at risk. It also follows a…
  19. Central Nebraska mall sees 3 fake $100 bills in 40 minutes

    09.21 / 12:54 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A central Nebraska mall says its stores received three counterfeit $100 bills from customers in less than an hour. The Grand Island Independent reports that the bills were used as payment in three stores at Conestoga Mall in Grand Island within a 40-minute period Tuesday. Police are investigating and say […
  20. Man critically wounded in shooting by Arkansas law officers

    09.21 / 12:54 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say a man was critically wounded when he was shot by police officers in central Arkansas. Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner says the man was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive after being shot early Thursday in southwest Little Rock. Buckner says officers investigating a […