Zak Keefer Indianapolis Star Published 1:15 PM EDT Sep 14, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — Anthony Castonzo, the longtime anchor of the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive line at left tackle, will not play in Sunday's game at Washington due to a setback with his hamstring injury, according to coach Frank Reich. Defensive tackle Denico Autry will also miss the game with an ankle injury. "I think it was a minor setback but it was enough to keep him out of Sunday," Reich said. When asked if Castonzo would have to go on injured reserve, Reich shook his head no. Running back Marlon Mack, however, "looks good," according to Reich and could play. Castonzo participated in a limited capacity on Wednesday and vowed the same day that there was “no question” he was set to make his season debut in Washington. Castonzo, battling the injury since before training camp, returned to the practice field last week for the first time in a month. The left tackle was a game-time … [Read more...] about Colts’ Anthony Castonzo (hamstring) is out vs. Washington
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is expected to plead guilty to federal charges as part of a deal with the special counsel's office.It's unclear what the details of the plea agreement are, and whether it includes a pledge from Manafort to cooperate with Mueller's investigators in their probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.His DC trial was set to begin September 24. A mistrial was declared on the remaining 10 charges after jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict. Trump has not said whether he would pardon Manafort, but the president has not publicly ruled it out.Manafort had the option of rolling all the charges he faced into one trial, but chose not to.Manafort was accused of concealing from the IRS tens of millions of dollars in proceeds from his Ukrainian patrons and conspiring to launder that money through offshore accounts in Cyprus and elsewhere.The charges in his second trial were set to include money laundering, conspiring to defraud the U.S., … [Read more...] about Manafort Agrees to Plead Guilty to Avoid New Washington Trial
Leading up to Labor Day, two dozen public-school districts across Washington state were dealing with threatened or active teacher strikes. As many as 240,000 students stood to be affected, with classes just about to begin. Deals were subsequently reached in many districts, but teachers-union strikes have been ongoing in others, including Tacoma’s. In Episode 90 of The Overcast, the Seattle Times news and politics podcast, Times education reporter Neal Morton schools host Daniel Beekman on the chaos. The seeds for the contract battles were planted last year, when Democrats and Republicans in the state Legislature, after years of debate, agreed on a plan to vastly boost money for Washington’s public schools by raising property taxes. The move meant more money for teacher wages, but the lawmakers didn’t finish the job until this March, the state Supreme Court didn’t sign off until June and the plan treated each district differently. So, districts and teachers had a … [Read more...] about Podcast: Lessons from Washington state’s teacher-contract chaos, with reporter Neal Morton
The ‘90s were hard times in Seattle and Washington. The 1890s, that is. In his new book, “The Panic of 1893: The Untold Story of the State’s First Depression,” retired Seattle Times editorial columnist and veteran business journalist Bruce Ramsey details how the last economic contraction of the 19th century shattered the new state. It’s an important piece of context as we’re revisiting the 10th anniversary of the Great Recession. Although that more recent event brought the world to the brink of a second Great Depression, Seattle fared relatively well and kicked off one of its biggest, gaudiest booms ever. Thousands of newcomers to the Puget Sound region don’t realize that this is a bust and boom place. And some of the busts have been staggering. The 1893 collapse began in Argentina, with contagion to London banks and a European run on U.S. gold reserves. America was on the gold standard, where dollars could be redeemed in the precious metal. … [Read more...] about Washington state’s first bust was staggering, with lessons for today
U.S. Hurricane Florence The hurricane that was threatening the Eastern coast of the United States for days made landfall Friday morning as a Category 1 storm. The eye of Hurricane Florence reached Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina—its first point of landfall—at about 7:40 EDT, according to the National Hurricane Center. Through its formation, Florence reached several different categories on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, which is used to classify storm strengths. But even though the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 1 by the time it made landfall, its threats—especially of flooding—were still severe. Rain remains one of the major threats. The areas that could see the most rainfall are North and South Carolina, and parts of Georgia and Virginia. Through the weekend and into early next week, the rain could even reach Tennessee, Kentucky and possibly West Virginia as the storm travels inland, according to the National Hurricane Center's Friday … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence Flooding Map: Watches, Warnings Issued for North and South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C.