Ron Burkle will no longer be involved in Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings. We talk to Kevin Pelton, writer for NBA Insider. // Washington state's version of the Dream Act is dead. // GQ magazine paid $1,500 to have a group of goons kidnap one of its writers. Drew Magary tells us about the experience. // A man who hoped to become a "martyr" in an attack on a Seattle military installation was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison on Monday. In a letter, he said, "I would like to apologize to my country for my betrayal. I would like to apologize to my religion. My actions were cowardly and shameful. I accept full responsibility."