News of NHL expansion could be coming soon, and the league sees Seattle as a strong possible market. “I think Seattle will certainly be an intriguing marketplace from the league’s perspective,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge.
A solar-power plant that sprawls across federal land near the California-Nevada border formally opened Thursday after years of regulatory and legal tangles ranging from relocating protected tortoises to assessing the impact on Mojave milkweed and other plants.
The Mariners hope the signing of all-star closer Fernando Rodney will fix problems they had last season in the bullpen. Seattle won’t have outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who informed the team he won’t play this season.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A backcountry ski guide and his client were identified Thursday as the people killed in an Eastern Oregon avalanche, while two of their rescued companions were recovering at a hospital after suffering broken bones and spending more than 24 hours stranded on a snowy slope.