AMVETS National Headquarters – The National Football League, amid controversy surrounding its players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem, has refused to run an ad by American Veterans (AMVETS) in the official Super Bowl program because of its simple, two-word message – “Please Stand.”

From June 28 to July 8, the White County Prosecutor’s Office filed 18 cases related to criminal matters for a total of 363 cases so far this year.

All this reporting and writing about the moon landing's 50th anniversary got us in the mood to read and watch some science fiction. So here are Seattle Times' staffers' picks for some of their favorite astronaut-themed science fiction books, movies and TV shows. We narrowed it down to selections grounded in science and space travel. (Thus, the exclusion of "Star Wars.") Here goes, sorted by ...

PHILADELPHIA - There were eight men sitting on a dais inside the 76ers' headquarters in Camden on Friday afternoon - managing partner Josh Harris and general manager Elton Brand, Tobias Harris and Al Horford, Josh Richardson and James Ennis, even Kyle O'Quinn and Raul Neto - and there was an aspect to the scene that was odd, unfamiliar. It was not because of the new players who were there. It ...

HOUSTON - The Civil Rights Act had just passed and the slide rule was giving way to computers when Frances "Poppy" Northcutt arrived at NASA's Houston campus in 1965, eager to join the space race. But her job title stunned her: "computress." Northcutt, then 22 and fresh out of the University of Texas at Austin with a mathematics degree, soon learned that at NASA, men were engineers, women ...

ATLANTA - It was a stunning admission, though not a surprising one to some of the victims who allege they were sexually molested by Boy Scout troop leaders. "I have reviewed information that now makes clear to me that decades ago BSA did, in at least some instances, allow individuals to return to Scouting even after credible accusations of sexual abuse," Boy Scouts of America Chief Executive ...