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Legislative leaders to outline plans for upcoming session

Funding schools and fixing the state's struggling mental health system are top priorities for the upcoming legislative session, lawmakers and the governor said Thursday during panel discussions in Olympia. "We are in a crisis when it comes to mental...

 

States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a Texas company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said Tuesday the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the...

 

US: 3 Ukrainians arrested in hacking plot that hit 47 states

SEATTLE (AP) — Three Ukrainian members of a sophisticated international hacking group that targeted restaurants, casinos and other businesses in 47 U.S. states to steal credit and debit card records have been arrested and face charges in federal...

 

Judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday stopped the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns as President Donald Trump questioned whether his administration should have agreed to allow the plans to be...

 

Gun background check system riddled with flaws

SEATTLE (AP) — Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation's gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. The problem with the legislation,...

 

A look at how background checks are conducted for gun buys

SEATTLE (AP) — When someone buys a weapon from a gun dealer in the U.S., they are subjected to a background check to see if they have a criminal record, mental illness or other issues that prevent them from owning weapons It's a process that has...

 

Government seeks change to order lifting Trump refugee ban

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers with the Department of Justice have asked a federal judge to change his order that partially lifted a Trump administration refugee ban. Just before Christmas, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle imposed a nationwide i...

 

AP Exclusive: Hawaii psychiatric hospital had 17 escapes

HONOLULU (AP) — More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient who admitted killing a woman decades ago walked off the grounds and made it to California before he was captured....

 

Escaped hospital patient aimed to show he could be outside

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii psychiatric patient who acknowledges killing a woman nearly four decades ago said Thursday he escaped from his hospital and flew to California to prove he could live responsibly in the community. Randall Saito told San Fran...

 

Texas massacre is seized on by both sides in gun debate

Gun-rights supporters have seized on the Texas church massacre as proof of the well-worn saying that the best answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Gun-control advocates, meanwhile, say the tragedy shows once more that it is too...

 

Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions...

 

US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take data

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department asked a judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft and keep a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. Microsoft says its...

 

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