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Board fires art teacher accused of hiding student’s gun

HARDIN, Mont. (AP) — Montana school district officials have fired an art teacher accused of hiding a gun for one of her students. The Billings Gazette reports that the Hardin Public Schools Board on Wednesday unanimously voted to fire Nora Block, who taught at Hardin High School. Block has been charged with felony tampering with […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:36 am

Class sizes could be issue for union talks in Oregon

Under a proposal in the Legislature, collective-bargaining negotiations would be required to cover class sizes along with things like pay.

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:35 am

Colorado official denies transportation union strike request

DENVER (AP) — A state official has ruled that union-affiliated bus drivers and train operators at the Regional Transportation District won’t be allowed to go on strike. The Denver Post reported Thursday that the official last week ordered both the agency and the union to enter into binding arbitration on contract talks. Alexandra Hall, director […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:28 am

Man convicted of attempted murder invited to Trudeau party

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A stunning oversight that allowed a man convicted of attempted murder to be invited to a party in India with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is prompting many to say the Trudeau government is too close to Sikh separatists. Former Cabinet minister Ujjal Dosanjh has long accused his old party of […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:28 am

Boeing, Snohomish County hold key to Future of Flight aviation center’s future

The Future of Flight center at Paine Field in Everett, the starting point for the Boeing jet assembly plant tour and the county’s largest tourist attraction, faces uncertainty as Boeing and the county seek to revamp the visitor experience.

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:18 am

Death of Wyoming man whose car caught fire was an accident

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Investigators say the death of a 47-year-old man whose car caught fire in southwestern Wyoming was an accident. Michael Lee Tinnie was driving to see a waterfall west of Rock Springs on Feb. 15 when his car got stuck in an area of tall, thick sagebrush that pressed tightly against […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:14 am

Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence for lawyers’ words

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is apologizing to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit. A spokeswoman for the disgraced movie mogul said Thursday that Weinstein has also directed his legal representatives not to use specific names of actors and former […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:11 am

Immigration agency rewrites mission statement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that oversees legal immigration no longer describes the U.S. as “a nation of immigrants” in its mission statement. The new statement unveiled Thursday describes U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as administering “the nation’s lawful immigration system” by “adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:01 am

Seattle City Light requests details after federal immigration authorities seek customer information

A state law restricts law-enforcement access to City Light’s customer records, the utility said.

Published on 23 February 2018 | 2:54 am

Sights and sounds from Day 8 of Mariners spring training

The Mariners took the field for the eighth day of spring training Thursday.

Published on 23 February 2018 | 2:52 am

China regulator to assume management of Waldorf owner Anbang

BEIJING (AP) — China’s insurance regulator said Friday it is assuming management of insurer Anbang, owner of New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel, following the indictment of the company’s chairman on charges of economic crimes. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission said Friday that it would take over operations for one year beginning immediately. The indictment […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 2:47 am

Cash-strapped Venezuela faces eviction from Miami consulate

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s cash-strapped government faces eviction from a Miami building it once owned after its consulate failed to pay rent since August. The notice was filed Feb. 15 in a Miami-Dade county court. The landlord, a developer behind what will be Miami’s tallest high-rise, said Venezuela owes over $142,000 in unpaid rent. […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 2:30 am

NBA setting up hotline to report misconduct, work concerns

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is establishing a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report concerns about misconduct in their workplace. The move comes after a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile environment for women in the Dallas Mavericks organization. Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to teams Thursday detailing plans […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 2:12 am

Not guilty verdict in death of indigenous teen in Canada

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — A man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg’s Red River was found not guilty of second-degree murder on Thursday in a case that prompted outrage from Canadian indigenous leaders. Tina Fontaine’s remains were discovered eight days after she was reported missing in August 2014. Raymond […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 2:04 am

IBM in talks to allow ex-diversity chief to work for Microsoft

Lawyers for the company and the former IBM executive, Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, met in a federal court in White Plains, New York, to hash out a possible deal through mediation talks.

Published on 23 February 2018 | 2:03 am

The NBA burned us on Sonics exit, but Kings-Warriors game is still worth reveling in

It’s going to be hard not to be towing a busload of baggage into what might be the final event at the Key before it is rebuilt into an NHL arena. But it’s a golden opportunity to show the NBA what Seattle can do again.

Published on 23 February 2018 | 1:56 am

KIPP charter schools co-founder fired, misconduct alleged

HOUSTON (AP) — The co-founder of one of the nation’s leading system of charter schools has been fired amid allegations of sexual misconduct. KIPP announced Thursday that it had fired Mike Feinberg after an independent investigation found “credible evidence” to support three allegations of sexual misconduct. In a statement, the enterprise Feinberg co-founded in Houston […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 1:55 am

Group is trying to get surveillance plane flying again

BALTIMORE (AP) — A group is attempting to get the grounded Baltimore police surveillance airplane flying again. The Baltimore Sun reports the privately funded surveillance plane flew over Baltimore in 2016 collecting video for police. Police grounded the plane after its revelation to the public sparked an outcry. Archie Williams and Ross McNutt, founder Persistent […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 1:55 am

Search of residence yields about 1,780 bags of heroin

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a search of a residence yielded about 1,780 bags of heroin. State police said in a Thursday news release that 26-year-old Tyree R. Oliver of Millsboro was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say the incident occurred Thursday when members […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 1:54 am

Amazon plans to open six more cashierless Go stores, Recode says

The e-commerce giant is considering locations in Los Angeles and Seattle, where the first and only Amazon Go store opened to the public last month.

Published on 23 February 2018 | 1:49 am

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