Author: GENE JOHNSON. Associated Press

Study: Seattle minimum wage hasn't cut jobs

SEATTLE (AP) - A new study says Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs.The report, from the University of California at Berkeley, is certain to add to the debate as activists around the country push for increases in local, state and federal minimum wages.

Lawyer: Sheriff ID'd wrong man as would-be assassin

LONG BEACH, Wash. (AP) - A man convicted of shooting a Washington state trooper in 2010 is seeking a new trial, saying another man confessed and that the trooper deliberately misidentified him.The wounded trooper, now a sheriff, adamantly denies it.Martin Jones is serving a 50-year sentence after being convicted of shooting Scott Johnson in Long Beach, a tourist town in Pacific County on the southwest Washington coast. Johnson is now the county sheriff.