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  1. Jury convicts ex-Russian soldier of terror-related chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    This photo provided by the U.S. Government shown during a trial shows a photo of Irek Hamidullin surrendering after being wounded by U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Nov. 29, 2009. Hamidullin is charged with 15 counts, including providing material support to terrorism and trying to destroy U.S. military aircraft.


  2. Altria sells more Marlboros, raises earnings outlookRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    The increase in cigarettes sold is unusual in a time when tobacco companies have routinely seen declines as people smoke fewer cigarettes because of tax increases, smoking bans and increasing social stigma. Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American said Tuesday that it also sold more cigarettes in the quarter.


  3. Court: Airlines get leeway when someone references a bombRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    Airline employees cannot be held liable if they misinterpret a passenger's reference to a bomb as a threat when they report it to security authorities as long as their statements are not false on key facts, an appeals court said Thursday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan gave workers plenty of leeway as it rejected a $50 million lawsuit brought by Rosalinda Baez, a former female executive.


  4. Broadway's Idina Menzel readies US tour like a pop starRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    Idina Menzel, who has crossed over from the Broadway stage to the Billboard charts, is still surprised that she's able to sell concert tickets like a proper pop star. "It's hard to cross over like that and that's what this whole last year has been about for me," Menzel said in a recent interview.


  5. Justices allow new hearings in North Carolina capital casesRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    The Supreme Court has left in place lower court rulings ordering hearings over jurors in two North Carolina death penalty trials who reached beyond the jury room for biblical references to help their deliberations. The justices on Monday rejected North Carolina's appeal of the two rulings by the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia.


  6. Virginia woman charged with trespassing at Will Smith's homeRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    Prosecutors say a housekeeper found the 26-year-old Richmond, Virginia woman in the kitchen of the Calabasas house on March 21. Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and their children were not home at the time.


  7. Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effectsRead the original story

    May 22, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a partial win for cigarette makers in the long-running legal fight that began in the Clinton administration in 1999.


  8. Starboard Value says it bought 4M shares of Brink'sRead the original story

    May 4, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    Activist investment firm Starboard Value says it bought an 8.2 percent stake in armored car company Brink's, and it called the stock undervalued. Starboard Value disclosed ownership of almost 4 million shares in a form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.


  9. Supreme Court rejects North Carolina appeal on election lawRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    The Supreme Court has passed up an early chance to review a contested North Carolina election law that opponents say limits the ability of African-Americans to cast ballots. The high court intervened in October to order that the law remain in effect for the fall elections after a lower court ruling blocking part of the law.


  10. Shaka Smart leaving VCU to coach Texas basketballRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    University of Texas officials announced the hiring of Shaka Smart as the Longhorns' new basketball coach and expect to introduce him at a news conference Friday on campus. The official announcement from Texas came a day after Smart met with athletic director Steve Patterson in Richmond, Virginia, to strike a deal.


  11. Obama praises payday lender rules, vows veto of limitationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    Embracing proposed new rules aimed at payday lenders, President Barack Obama on Thursday said working families need protections from heavy debt burdens and warned Republicans that he would veto attempts to unravel regulations that govern the financial industry. Obama praised the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for its proposal to set standards on a multibillion-dollar industry that has historically been regulated only at the state level.


  12. Former Va. governor's appeal cites broad bribery definitionRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    McDonnell filed a "notice of appeal" Monday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. The court has scheduled arguments in the case for the week of May 12. A jury in September found the McDonnells guilty of doing favors for a nutritional supplements executive in exchange for $165,000 in gifts and loans.


  13. Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oilRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, center, holds Haley Smith, 14, from White Stone, Va., on his lap and smiles at Haley's mom, Lisa, right, after signing HB1445 and SB1235, the bills that allow the possession of marijuana oils to help treat patients with epilepsy, during a ceremony in the Governor's conference room at the state Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. One of the bill patrons, Sen. Dave W. Marsden, D-Fairfax, is just behind McAuliffe.


  14. Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smokingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the nation's largest cigarette makers to publicly admit that they had lied for decades about the dangers of smoking. The basis for the punishment: Testimony from 162 witnesses, a nine-month bench trial and thousands of findings by the judge that defendants engaged in what the largest public health organizations in the country have called a massive campaign of fraud.


  15. US to fine air bag maker Takata $14,000 per dayRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    The U.S. government will fine Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in a long-running investigation of faulty and potentially dangerous air bag inflators. The inflators, which are in cars made by 10 auto companies, can explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel into drivers and passengers.


  16. Philip Morris Int'l 4Q profit falls about 19 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    Philip Morris International's fourth-quarter profit dropped about 19 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar. The seller of Marlboro and other cigarette brands outside the United States said Thursday it earned $1.61 billion, or $1.03 per share, in the quarter, down from $1.99 billion, or $1.24 per share, a year ago.


  17. Marlboro maker Altria's 4Q profit more than doublesRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter on higher cigarette prices and lower costs for paying down debt. The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, said Friday the number of cigarettes it shipped fell nearly 2 percent to more than 31 billion cigarettes, but its share of the U.S. retail market rose 0.1 percentage points to 50.9 percent.


  18. MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn join to form $16B packaging behemothRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    This Sept. 7, 2011, file photo, shows the exterior of MeadWestvaco's corporate headquarters in downtown Richmond, Va.


  19. Chilly reception awaits jailed lawmaker at Virginia CapitolRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    Voters who have long overlooked Virginia lawmaker Joseph D. Morrissey's history of fistfights, contempt of court citations and disbarment have now given him a pass for a sex scandal that landed him in jail, choosing him over two decidedly less colorful candidates in a House of Delegates special election. But a chilly reception awaits Morrissey when the General Assembly opens Wednesday.


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