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Troy Kelley mounts defense in recall case

State and private attorneys defended Troy Kelley in legal briefs Wednesday against a citizen recall attempt.

State Auditor Troy Kelley, seen here at an April press conference in Tacoma after his federal indictment for tax evasion and other charges, is also fending off a recall attempt.

Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, Army top’s cyberwarrior, wants to “open up” recruiting for cybersecurity

Senior Pentagon leaders have been trying to build relationships with West Coast tech firms.

Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, the Army’s top cyberwarfare commander, came to University of Washington Tacoma on Tuesday to discuss ways they to protect critical digital infrastructure from potentially crippling network attacks.

Man pleads not guilty to hurting Puyallup police dog

A man suspected of trying to choke a Puyallup police dog has been ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Puyallup Police Department K-9  Maverick, shown here training in July 2012, was allegedly attacked last week after leading police to a man hiding in a Sumner attic. Chad Fields has pleaded not guilty to harming the dog and to other charges related to the incident.

Man arrested in connection with Friday drive-by shooting in Tacoma

Police arrested a man Tuesday night suspected of a drive-by shooting last week in Tacoma.

Business

Tacoma’s Winthrop hotel building has a new owner

The sale has been in the works for almost a year, but it closed on Tuesday. The new owner plans millions in construction that could start any day.

The new owner of the Winthrop hotel building plans extensive renovations, including replacing the apartment windows and repairing the elevators.

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Tom Brady: Unbelievable.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tacoma’s MultiCare partners with Rite Aid to open clinics, expand to North Puget Sound

The joint venture takes MultiCare, Pierce County’s largest employer, into Snohomish County

Sports

Dave Boling: NFL needs to get collegiate on repeat cheaters

Doubtful the Patriots will have to give back the Lombardi Trophy, but league might make it harder for them to win another soon

An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was “at least generally aware” of the rules violations.

John McGrath: Seahawks’ pick of Clark result of Carroll, Schneider believing their own hype

It’s been four days since the Seattle Seahawks made their bewildering decision to spend a second-round draft choice on a player dismissed from...

Michigan defensive end Frank Clark has had trouble with the law in his past.

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Tom Brady: Unbelievable.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Nation/World

Germanwings co-pilot may have practiced fatal crash

The co-pilot of the doomed flight appeared to practice a controlled descent on a previous flight, 2 hours before he crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside...

Andreas Lubitz competes at the Airportrun in Hamburg, northern Germany, in 2013. Lubitz co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Dusseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday May 6, 2015.

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Tom Brady: Unbelievable.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

A Kosovo father recounts harrowing trip to retrieve sons from Syria

In the end, Faik Uksmajli failed in his quest. Just a day after an Islamic State death threat forced him to leave Syria, 21-year-old Arbnor died and...

Faik Uksmajli repeatedly asked Kosovo police to prohibit his sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren from leaving the country and traveling to Syria -- his eldest wanted to fight with ISIS. The police, however, failed to stop them. So he went after them himself. Uksmajli was unable to retrieve his sons, one of whom was killed and the other badly wounded in airstrikes in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in August 2014. The family is from a small village called Naradinja.

Pentagon still mishandling military whistleblower cases, report finds

Military personnel who report retaliation for reporting wrongdoing confront a dysfunctional bureaucracy and long delays, according to an assessment...

Although the Pentagon inspector general’s office has tried to improve its tracking of cases and increased staff dedicated to whistleblower reprisal cases, long delays are still a problem. A new tracking system has “limited reporting capabilities,” the GAO found.

Jerry Sandusky appeal cites several issues with case

“I hope you understand that, by God, this guy is going to get a fair trial,” said Judge John Cleland as he presided over Jerry Sandusky...

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