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December 29, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian has already hired three former Washington assistants, and he is apparently adding two more. Marques Tuiasosopo has accepted an offer to coach tight ends at USC, the Seattle Times' Adam Jude reported Sunday night , citing multiple unnamed sources. USC also is expected to announce the hiring of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, Jude reported, citing sources. Tuiasosopo was Washington's quarterbacks coach last season and was the Huskies' interim coach for their Fight Hunger Bowl victory over BYU on Friday.
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September 24, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Six boys, ages 14 and 15, broke out of a maximum security juvenile detention facility near Snoqualmie, Wash., on Saturday night after knocking out a female staff member, authorities said. Police recaptured them on Sunday after spotting them in a nearby woods from a helicopter. The boys had been locked up on charges of assault, possession of firearms and burglary, the King County Sheriff's Office told the Associated Press; now they'll face charges of assault, unlawful imprisonment and escape.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- For the city of Seattle, Amazon.com has long been the 500-pound gorilla. But it isn't on fine display at the zoo, where the city can preen and show off the $48-billion-a-year company to visitors. Rather, the company is more like King Kong in the jungle, a powerful, largely invisible and vaguely threatening presence. Started in 1994 in the Seattle suburbs, the online retailer is one of the city's biggest downtown tenants, spread across a dozen buildings in the city's up-and-coming South Lake Union neighborhood.
SPORTS
May 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un formed quite a bond earlier this year when the former NBA star visited North Korea and partied with the country's dictator, infamously telling him that he has "a friend for life. " Well, that friendship is about to be put to the test after this tweet from Rodman on Tuesday: I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him "Kim", to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose. - Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) May 7, 2013 Bae, a Korean American tour operator who was arrested in North Korea last November, was sentenced by the North's Supreme Court last week for unspecified “hostile acts” against the state.
NATIONAL
February 7, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values. Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena for violating the morality clause of her contract, the diocese said. “As with any Catholic school, we have the obligation to provide an authentically Catholic learning environment,” Supt.
NATIONAL
April 22, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A Boy Scout troop in Seattle that was chartered in November lost its affiliation with the national organization last week after refusing to remove a scout leader who is gay, Boy Scouts of America said. Geoffrey McGrath first announced his sexual orientation in 1988. But last month, his personal life caught the Boy Scouts' attention. McGrath had answered a news reporter's question about his sexual orientation during an interview about his troop, and the reporter in turn checked in with Boy Scouts officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Washington state schoolteacher who last month pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old student whose child she bore in May said she had hoped to hide her family identity throughout the ordeal because her father, former Orange County Republican Rep. John Schmitz, is dying of cancer. "It's a tragedy that this came out about me before his death," Mary Kay LeTourneau, one of Schmitz's eight children, told the Seattle Times in an emotional interview from jail in Kent, Wash. "He has cancer.
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