The Associated Press http://www.kplu.org en Microsoft To Cut Up To 18,000 Jobs; 1,351 In Puget Sound Area http://www.kplu.org/post/microsoft-cut-18000-jobs-1351-puget-sound-area <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159118241&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe><p>Microsoft says it will cut up to 18,000 jobs in what observers are calling the company's largest layoff ever. The news came in <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/jul14/07-17announcement1.aspx">an e-mail from CEO Satya Nadella.</a></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:22:02 +0000 Ed Ronco & The Associated Press 17768 at http://www.kplu.org Microsoft To Cut Up To 18,000 Jobs; 1,351 In Puget Sound Area House Votes To Allow Marijuana-Related Banking http://www.kplu.org/post/house-votes-allow-marijuana-related-banking <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">The House voted Wednesday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks how to report on their dealings with marijuana-related businesses without running afoul of federal money-laundering laws.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:11:24 +0000 The Associated Press 17761 at http://www.kplu.org House Votes To Allow Marijuana-Related Banking FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' App Charges http://www.kplu.org/post/ftc-sues-amazon-over-kids-app-charges <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:28:17 +0000 The Associated Press 17674 at http://www.kplu.org FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' App Charges Knox Defense Turns To Italy's Last Resort Court http://www.kplu.org/post/knox-defense-turns-italys-last-resort-court <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Amanda Knox's lawyers have formally asked Italy's court of last resort to review the U.S. student's appeals court conviction for the 2007 murder of her British roommate.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Defense lawyer Luciano Ghirga said the paperwork was submitted last Thursday to the Rome-based Court of Cassation.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:14:09 +0000 The Associated Press 17231 at http://www.kplu.org Knox Defense Turns To Italy's Last Resort Court Wash. State Setting Traps For Moths That Attack Wine Grapes http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-state-setting-traps-moths-attack-wine-grapes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Washington state is setting traps to learn if four species of moths that attack wine grapes have moved into Washington.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Washington is the second-largest grape-growing state in the nation, but vineyards could be damaged if certain species of moths appear.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:12:23 +0000 The Associated Press 17110 at http://www.kplu.org Wash. State Setting Traps For Moths That Attack Wine Grapes Attorney: Suspect In Seattle Pacific Univ. Shooting Sorry http://www.kplu.org/post/attorney-suspect-seattle-pacific-univ-shooting-sorry <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The attorney for a man suspected of killing one student in a <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/police-spu-student-disarmed-gunman-shooting-left-1-dead-3-injured">shooting rampage</a> at a small Seattle university says he's sorry for the suffering he has caused.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Public defender Ramona Brandes says Aaron Ybarra&nbsp;is on suicide watch at the jail.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:52:42 +0000 The Associated Press 17024 at http://www.kplu.org Attorney: Suspect In Seattle Pacific Univ. Shooting Sorry Study: Hatcheries Can Disrupt Steelhead Navigation http://www.kplu.org/post/study-hatcheries-can-disrupt-steelhead-navigation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A new study suggests steelhead trout can have trouble using the Earth's magnetic field to navigate if they were raised in a hatchery, where the field may be distorted by iron pipes.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:18:37 +0000 The Associated Press 16935 at http://www.kplu.org Study: Hatcheries Can Disrupt Steelhead Navigation Another Body Found At Site Of Oso Slide http://www.kplu.org/post/another-body-found-site-oso-slide <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Officials say another body has been recovered from the site of a landslide that killed dozens of people Washington state.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said Thursday it's not clear if the body is that of either of the two people remaining on the missing list after the March 22 mudslide.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:54:04 +0000 The Associated Press 16795 at http://www.kplu.org Another Body Found At Site Of Oso Slide Report: FAA Too Reliant On Boeing For Battery Test http://www.kplu.org/post/report-faa-too-reliant-boeing-battery-test <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A new report says the government failed to properly test the lithium-ion batteries on the Boeing 787 and relied too much on the company for technical expertise.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The National Transportation Safety Board Thursday criticized the process used by the Federal Aviation Administration to certify the new jet in 2007. It also recommends that FAA look outside the aviation industry for independent technical expertise.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 17:05:39 +0000 The Associated Press 16772 at http://www.kplu.org Report: FAA Too Reliant On Boeing For Battery Test Wash. High Court: Sea-Tac Airport Workers Unknowingly Fed Pork Can Sue Over Lunch http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-high-court-sea-tac-airport-workers-unknowingly-fed-pork-can-sue-over-lunch <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150826665&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Washington employers must “reasonably” accommodate the religious practices of their employees, according to a ruling issued by the Washington Supreme Court Thursday.</p><p>The case involves four men employed by a company that makes meals for airline passengers at Sea-Tac Airport.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:18:09 +0000 Austin Jenkins & The Associated Press 16767 at http://www.kplu.org Wash. High Court: Sea-Tac Airport Workers Unknowingly Fed Pork Can Sue Over Lunch WSU Names New Apple Variety With Starburst Spots 'Cosmic Crisp' http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-names-new-apple-variety-starburst-spots-cosmic-crisp <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The newest variety of apple developed by Washington State University is one step closer to supermarkets with the announcement of its brand name.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The apple will be called the Cosmic Crisp.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:47:10 +0000 The Associated Press 16751 at http://www.kplu.org WSU Names New Apple Variety With Starburst Spots 'Cosmic Crisp' Pot Growers Can't Use Federal Irrigation Water http://www.kplu.org/post/pot-growers-cant-use-federal-irrigation-water <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red" style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Marijuana</font><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">&nbsp;growers in Washington and Colorado and other states cannot use irrigation water from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to grow their crops.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The agency on Tuesday said that&nbsp;<font color="red">marijuana</font>&nbsp;growing remains illegal under federal law, so irrigation water from its dams cannot be used to grow pot even in states that have legalized recreational or medical use of the drug.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:53:09 +0000 The Associated Press 16715 at http://www.kplu.org Pot Growers Can't Use Federal Irrigation Water Search Planned For Susan Powell's Remains At Wash. Home http://www.kplu.org/post/search-planned-susan-powells-remains-wash-home <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">An attorney for Susan Powell's family says private investigators with cadaver dogs will search a former home of her father-in-law.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Attorney Ann Bremner says a date for the search of a Puyallup home Steve Powell used to own has not been set.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:52:12 +0000 The Associated Press 16709 at http://www.kplu.org Search Planned For Susan Powell's Remains At Wash. Home Murray Nominates Boston's First Female Police Commissioner As New SPD Chief http://www.kplu.org/post/murray-nominates-bostons-first-female-police-commissioner-new-spd-chief <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150325798&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray&nbsp;has nominated former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole as new chief of the Seattle Police Department.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If confirmed by the Seattle City Council, </span>O’Toole<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> would be the department’s first female chief.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 22px;">Murray has said he wants someone who can “reform and change the culture” on the force and “restore the respect of the community.”</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 22px;">"We can be a national model for urban policing, and Kathleen&nbsp;O'Toole&nbsp;is the right choice to lead us there," Murray said Monday.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 17:06:41 +0000 Paula Wissel & The Associated Press 16666 at http://www.kplu.org Murray Nominates Boston's First Female Police Commissioner As New SPD Chief Seattle Mayor Proposes Sales Tax, Car Tab Fee Hikes To Preserve Bus Service http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-mayor-proposes-sales-tax-car-tab-fee-hikes-preserve-bus-service <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149381291&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants Seattle voters to approve both tax and fee increases to pay to keep buses running in the city and to and from the suburbs.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Murray on Tuesday announced a proposed $60 car tab increase and a sales tax increase to buy bus service back from King County Metro. Metro has said bus service will be cut this fall after the state Legislature did not find more money for transit and King County voters defeated a tax increase.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 16:57:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Paula Wissel 16528 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Mayor Proposes Sales Tax, Car Tab Fee Hikes To Preserve Bus Service