By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Union leaders and oil companies were unable to agree on a new labor accord on Saturday for workers at 63 U.S. refineries as a deadline passed that could lead to a strike. The United Steelworkers union (USW) said in a text message sent to members that the latest offer from companies was "insulting and fails to address issues that matter to members." Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the lead negotiator for U.S. refinery owners, has said it does not comment on details of labor negotiations. The USW talks have been occurring against a backdrop of falling oil prices. The expiring national contract covers about 30,000 hourly workers at plants that together have two-thirds of U.S. refining capacity.
Andy Avgi scored 33 points Saturday for No. 24 Western Oregon, which solidified its first-place standing in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball standings with a 94-84 double-overtime home win over second-place Seattle Pacific.
Washington State's Ny Redding lost his starting position at guard prior to Saturday's game against Stanford.But Redding, a freshman, sank two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to lift the Cougars to an 89-88 win over the Cardinal.
The Washington State Ferries has announced that for Super Bowl Sunday only, all 24 ferries will be renamed for Seattle Seahawks players. Passengers traveling between Coleman Dock in Seattle and Winslow on Bainbridge Island might be traveling on the M/V Marshawn Lynch or the M/V Jermaine Kearse, inst