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Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label

2 hours 4 min ago
A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.

SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.

2 hours 4 min ago
The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.

Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report' and the host he played

2 hours 4 min ago
Stephen Colbert is dead.

8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

2 hours 4 min ago
Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

2 hours 8 min ago
A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years.

IRS head says budget cuts could delay tax refunds

2 hours 23 min ago
Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday.

Global markets rally for 2nd day after Fed pledge

2 hours 36 min ago
Global stocks rallied for a second day Friday after the Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit.

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

2 hours 41 min ago
The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.

Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

3 hours 29 min ago
Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years.

Bondage 'master' convicted in plot to kill wife

4 hours 2 min ago
A Detroit-area man was convicted Thursday of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class suburb with women who called him "Master Bob."

Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

4 hours 2 min ago
Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states.

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

4 hours 2 min ago
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

Mayor’s task force wants more tent cities for the homeless

5 hours 3 min ago
Mayor Ed Murray’s Emergency Task Force on Unsheltered Homelessness suggested Thursday that the city make it easier for more tent cities to operate legally, in addition to other recommendations.

Why the Seahawks extended LB K.J. Wright

5 hours 8 min ago
The Seahawks covet Wright for many reasons, but near the top of the list is his savvy. Wright knows where to be, and he knows where to be at multiple positions. His versatility has been on display when he’s played at middle and weakside linebacker.

‘Buck up,’ Inslee says, as he makes his case for new taxes

5 hours 8 min ago
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to raise $1.4 billion in new revenue, including a new capital-gains tax, as part of his $39 billion two-year budget proposal. The plan drew some praise for boldness, but breaks his campaign pledge not to raise taxes.

Mariners announce the signings of three players to minor-league deals

5 hours 8 min ago
An infielder and two pitchers, including one former Mariner, to join the squad in spring training

Seattle police arrest 2 armed-robbery suspects after standoff near Bitter Lake

5 hours 20 min ago
Seattle police said two suspects were arrested Thursday night after a standoff that lasted several hours at a residence near Bitter Lake.

Medicare cutting payments to hospitals in area over patient safety

5 hours 23 min ago
In King County, nearly half of the area’s 13 hospitals will be sanctioned for patient-safety problems, including four Seattle hospitals.

Bill Gates, Madrona fund radar startup Echodyne

5 hours 38 min ago
Local billionaires and venture capitalists have quietly launched a company building radar systems using exotic "metamaterials."

Sony examines ways to repair many relationships damaged by N. Korea’s cyberattack

5 hours 38 min ago
The cyberattack has disrupted the web of executive, business and talent relationships that stitches together Sony’s core moviemaking operation.