Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett was fined $17,363 for a hit on Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith last Friday night. The play drew a penalty for roughing the passer (it was actually Kansas City’s first possession of the game) and the fine was for striking Smith in the head and neck area. While Seattle coach […]
Millions of Hindus are expected to join India’s two-month-long Kumbh Mela festival and immerse themselves in the Godavari river.
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has gotten embroiled in a modern-day, secular version of the Index of Banned Books. The Holy See press office had to set the record straight on Friday after the Italian media interpreted a formulaic blessing by Pope Francis of a lesbian children’s book publisher and her partner as an endorsement […]
The system could bring winds of up to 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph on the coast, the weather service predicts. Winds this strong usually occur in fall and winter.
Here is a rundown on coastal salmon catch figures gathered by state Fish and Wildlife on how fishing success fared: ILWACO (Coho quota is 79,400 and chinook guideline is 15,000. Cumulative chinook catch is 7,118 with 45.2 percent of the guideline caught, and cumulative coho catch is 35,181 with 44.3 percent of the quota caught […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices surged again Friday, a day after recording their biggest gain in more than six years. U.S. crude rose 6.3 percent to finish at $45.22 per barrel after climbing 10.3 percent on Thursday. That was the biggest one-day gain for U.S. oil since March 2009. The price of U.S. crude […]
Tacoma Public Schools has closed the athletic facility at Stadium High School after three sinkholes appeared in the Stadium Bowl.
The Washington Department of Ecology has fined Foster Farms in Kelso $44,000 for releasing untreated chicken processing wastewater to a treatment plant.
Several Idaho Vandal football players allegedly were caught on video stealing nearly $400 worth of clothing from a campus store. Coach Paul Petrino returned the clothing and said the incident will be handled internally.
Husky fans are likely to get a truer image of defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski and his philosophy in his second year at Washington than last season when he inherited a veteran defensive unit that included three All-Americans and four players taken in the first two rounds of the NFL draft.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won’t be easy. While Clinton and her team speak warmly of Biden in public, they have taken steps to make clear how they’ve taken control of the […]
Also worth watching on Friday, Aug. 28: “Cold Justice,” “Redwood Kings” and “Dark Matter.”
A graduate of a New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses against a freshman in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.
The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costumes have heated up early. Petitions and social media outrage are flying over a blood-spattered dentist's smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head, along with a replica of Caitlyn Jenner's corset she wore for her coming out.
I hopped on MLSSoccer.com’s ExtraTime Radio podcast this week to talk the upcoming Sounders-Timbers match at CenturyLink, including Clint Dempsey’s status, Seattle’s playoff hopes and the biggest day on the local soccer calendar.
OULU, Finland — In a sweaty, dark, clubhouse in northern Finland, people were jerking, jumping and screaming into the early hours Friday while moving their fingers with precision through the air. To the sound of blasting rock music, they were battling it out for a spot in the final of a competition now in its […]
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops. Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. says that the Russet Burbank can also be stored at colder temperatures longer to reduce food waste. The potato is the […]
NEW YORK — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members. Avid Life Media Inc. says Noel Biderman’s departure is effective immediately and was a mutual decision. “This change is […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews. Ian Rogers is leaving Apple to take a job at an unidentified company in Europe. Apple confirmed Rogers’ departure Friday without providing additional […]
About a dozen international firefighters arrived in camp to help fight the Okanogan complex blazes, and at least two more are at the North Star fire.