news http://kuow.org en Last Words From Cockpit May Be Clue To Jet's Disappearance http://kuow.org/post/last-words-cockpit-may-be-clue-jets-disappearance <h6>We're updating this post as new information comes in.</h6><p>There's still no sign of <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/287635756/malaysia-airlines" target="_blank">Malaysia Airlines Flight 370</a> or the 239 people on board.<p>The plane went missing March 8, less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on what was supposed to be about a six-hour flight to Beijing.<p>It's thought the jet turned west, crossing back over Malaysia, before heading either north or south for at least six more hours. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 30662 at http://kuow.org Last Words From Cockpit May Be Clue To Jet's Disappearance Death Toll From NYC Explosion Stands At 8, May Go Higher http://kuow.org/post/death-toll-nyc-explosion-stands-7-may-go-higher <h6><strong>This post was updated at 7:22 p.m. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:49:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 30433 at http://kuow.org Death Toll From NYC Explosion Stands At 8, May Go Higher 'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW http://kuow.org/post/bodies-went-flying-car-tore-through-crowd-sxsw <h6>This post has been updated. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 30434 at http://kuow.org 'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School http://kuow.org/post/more-two-dozen-boys-killed-attack-nigerian-school Suspicion is immediately focusing on the Islamist group Boko Haram as word emerges about another horrific attack on school children in Nigeria.<p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/us-nigeria-violence-idUSBREA1O0G320140225" target="_blank">Reuters</a>: "Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight and killed 29 pupils, many of whom died in flames as the school was burned to the ground, police and the military said on Tuesday. ... All those killed were boys. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 29383 at http://kuow.org Ukraine's Prime Minister And Government Resign http://kuow.org/post/ukraines-prime-minister-and-government-resign <p>Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted the resignation of the prime minister and his cabinet amid continuing anti-government protests. Mykola Azarov had offered to step down as prime minister to create "social and political compromise." Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:42:02 +0000 BBC News 27785 at http://kuow.org Ukraine's Prime Minister And Government Resign Deadly Blasts Hit Police In Cairo http://kuow.org/post/deadly-blasts-hit-police-cairo <p>Six people have been killed and some 100 others wounded in a series of explosions in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.</p><p>A powerful car bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in central Cairo on Friday morning, killing four people and wounding at least 76. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:30:06 +0000 BBC News 27561 at http://kuow.org Deadly Blasts Hit Police In Cairo Ukraine Protests Spread Beyond Kiev Amid Crisis Talks http://kuow.org/post/ukraine-protests-spread-beyond-kiev-amid-crisis-talks <p>Violent protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital, Kiev, as President Viktor Yanukovych held a meeting with three opposition leaders to try to end the unrest.&nbsp; The governor of Lviv, in the west, was forced to sign his resignation as protesters stormed his offices. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:36:27 +0000 BBC News 27498 at http://kuow.org Ukraine Protests Spread Beyond Kiev Amid Crisis Talks Woman Found Shot Dead On Burke-Gilman Trail In Wallingford http://kuow.org/post/woman-found-shot-dead-burke-gilman-trail-wallingford <p>A woman in her 20s was found shot dead at 4:30 a.m. on Friday morning just off the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle&rsquo;s Wallingford neighborhood.</p><p>Police believe this was a targeted hit and that the woman was not killed at random. Officers have not yet identified the woman, according to a police spokesman.</p><p>A passerby found the woman on the popular trail at North Northlake Way and Eastern Avenue North and called 911.</p><p>Homicide detectives initially cleared the area and have since reopened the trail to pedestrians and cyclists.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:55:57 +0000 Lisa Brooks & Isolde Raftery 21525 at http://kuow.org Woman Found Shot Dead On Burke-Gilman Trail In Wallingford What's Next For The Convicted Parents of Hana Williams? http://kuow.org/post/whats-next-convicted-parents-hana-williams <p>Sentencing begins soon for Carri and Larry Williams. They were convicted of several charges this week in the death of their 13-year-old adopted daughter Hana Williams.</p><p>In May 2011, the Ethiopian teenager died in her own backyard from hypothermia. Her autopsy also found that malnutrition was a contributing factor.</p><p>This week, her adopted parents were both convicted of first-degree manslaughter. Carri Williams was convicted of the most serious charge: homicide by abuse. Larry Williams was not. On that charge, the judge declared a mistrial.</p><p>Many questions involving a possible retrial, appeals, and sentencing remain unanswered. <a href="http://www.skagitcounty.net/Common/asp/default.asp?d=ProsecutingAttorney&amp;c=General&amp;p=main.htm">Rich Weyrich</a> is the prosecuting attorney for Skagit County. He talked with Ross Reynolds. Cassie Trueblood served as defense attorney for Larry Williams. She talked with Marcie Sillman. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:31:07 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Marcie Sillman 20180 at http://kuow.org Seattle Arena Lawsuit Dismissed; Chris Hansen Fined $50,000 http://kuow.org/post/seattle-arena-lawsuit-dismissed-chris-hansen-fined-50000 <p></p><p>The city of Seattle has no basketball team yet, but the fight over a proposed arena continues.</p><p>The state Court of Appeals upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union over the proposed site for a new basketball arena in SODO.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The longshoremen argued that an environmental review should have happened before the city made an agreement with arena investor Chris Hansen.</span></p><p>The appeals court <a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/?fa=opinions.disp&amp;filename=700065MAJ">ruled</a> that the Memorandum of Understanding between the city of Seattle, King County and Hansen did not constitute final approval for the project.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In essence, the court wrote that there was no action as of yet to challenge. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 01:43:28 +0000 Patricia Murphy & Liz Jones 20018 at http://kuow.org Seattle Arena Lawsuit Dismissed; Chris Hansen Fined $50,000 Spokane Honors Slain Veteran At Memorial Service http://kuow.org/post/spokane-honors-slain-veteran-memorial-service <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/082913JR_BeltonMemorial_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>More than 300 people turned out Thursday in Spokane for the burial of World War II veteran Delbert Belton. The 88-year-old was robbed and beaten to death last week while he waited in his car.<p>Scores of veterans turned out to honor Belton at a cemetery in west Spokane. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:19:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 19470 at http://kuow.org Spokane Honors Slain Veteran At Memorial Service Two Spokane Teens In Custody, Charged With Murdering WWII Vet http://kuow.org/post/two-spokane-teens-custody-charged-murdering-wwii-vet <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/082613JR_WWIIVetDeath_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Police have arrested the second teenager accused of beating to death an 88-year-old World War II vet in Spokane. The two 16-year-old males have been charged with first degree robbery and first degree murder in case that's attracted national attention.<p>Delbert Belton was beaten beyond recognition while he waited in his car outside the Eagles Lodge in north Spokane last week. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:59:55 +0000 Jessica Robinson 19267 at http://kuow.org Two Spokane Teens In Custody, Charged With Murdering WWII Vet Federal Scrutiny At Snohomish County Jail http://kuow.org/post/federal-scrutiny-snohomish-county-jail <p>A federal review team is taking a close look at the Snohomish County Jail in Everett this week. The review comes after last month’s death of a jail inmate. It was the eighth such death since 2010. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:02:13 +0000 Liz Jones 19032 at http://kuow.org Egypt Crisis: Death Toll Rises As Violence Spreads http://kuow.org/post/egypt-crisis-death-toll-rises-violence-spreads <p id="story_continues_2">Hundreds of people gathered at a mosque in Ramses Square on Friday, after the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Mr. Morsi is a member, appealed to its supporters to join a "march of anger".</p><p>The demonstrations are taking place under the slogan "the people want to topple the coup" - referring to the military's removal of Mr. Morsi on 3 July. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:55:53 +0000 BBC News 18724 at http://kuow.org Egypt Crisis: Death Toll Rises As Violence Spreads Egypt Declares National Emergency http://kuow.org/post/egypt-declares-national-emergency <p>Egypt's presidency has declared a state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed protest camps in Cairo.</p><p>The camps had been occupied by supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi, who was deposed in early July. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:29:17 +0000 BBC News 18553 at http://kuow.org Egypt Declares National Emergency