NEW YORK — Russell Fredrick’s middle son was 12 when he wouldn’t quit playing around in class and ignoring his homework, so the barber did what he does best. He picked up his clippers and cut off his fade. But it wasn’t just any cut. It was a complete shave intended as a form of […]
NEW YORK — Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, the visionary saxophonist who pioneered “free jazz” and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, has died. Publicist Ken Weinstein says Coleman died on Thursday at 1 a.m. in Manhattan. He was 85. The Texas-born Coleman was only the second jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize in music […]
Rafael Marques de Morais, a journalist and human-rights advocate, needles Angola's ruling establishment with reports on alleged wrongdoing by officials, military figures and business executives. He runs Maka Angola, an investigative news website.
National output growth continued to be modest last year, but there were some standouts. Two were in the Northwest, and they didn't depend on oil.
PARIS — The co-pilot who crashed a Germanwings jet into the Alps feared that he was losing his eyesight, and some of the many doctors he consulted felt he was unfit to fly, a French prosecutor said Thursday. The doctors didn’t report their concerns to Andreas Lubitz’s employers, however, because of German patient privacy laws, […]
LAMAR, Colo. — Two people died and several were injured when a dust storm enveloped a highway and triggered an 11-vehicle pileup in southeastern Colorado. Reid says that a vehicle heading north on Highway 287 near Lamar slowed because of the dust, setting off the chain-reaction crash Wednesday evening involving passenger vehicles and tractor-trailers. Trooper […]
Airlines are doing a better job lately of arriving on time and canceling fewer flights. That’s according to government figures released Thursday. The U.S. Department of Transportation says 81.8 percent of flights on the nation’s leading airlines arrived on time in April. That’s up from 78.7 percent in March and 79.6 percent in on-time rate […]
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URBANA, Ohio — An Ohio woman accused of faking brain cancer and accepting donations to help with her expenses has pleaded guilty to theft. Court documents say community members, online donors and a local Fraternal Order of the Eagles chapter raised money in 2013 for 34-year-old Heather Guas after she said she had brain cancer. […]
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A measure allowing some court officials to refuse to perform gay marriage responsibilities because of their religious beliefs became law in North Carolina on Thursday, with the state House voting to override the governor’s veto of the bill. The Senate had voted to do the same with Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s […]
France wants to develop wine tours as part of a series of measures aimed at boosting tourism and retaining the country's position as the top destination in the world. The target is 100 million foreign tourists per year, up from 84 million now.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday to say exactly where she stands on President Barack Obama’s trade agenda now that Congress is considering it. “I think our trade policies have been disastrous,” Sanders said during a breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor. “Secretary […]
PARIS (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a French court that he participated in sex parties reminiscent of orgies in antiquity because he needed “recreational sessions” while he was busy “saving the world” from one of its worst financial crises. The women at the sex parties, however, were prostitutes — and […]
DALLAS — A 92-year-old Dallas woman has adopted her 76-year-old cousin to formalize the loving relationship that the two women have had for decades. Family court Judge Kim Cooks this week approved Muriel Clayton’s adoption of Mary Smith. Clayton had raised Smith since childhood, following the death of Smith’s father in 1950. Instead of the […]
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Rupert Murdoch, 84, is preparing to hand over the CEO job at Twenty-First Century Fox to his son, James.
Murdoch remains the chairman and controlling shareholder of the company behind Fox News Channel, Fox broadcast network and the 20th Century Fox movie studio.
Darnell Taylor is the new head girls basketball coach at West Seattle, which is coming off its most successful season in school history.
Follow along as the Mariners go for the series sweep of the Indians in Cleveland on Thursday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 9:10 a.m. PST.
CLEVELAND — Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the offensive outburst last night, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon kept his lineup untouched for the series finale against the Indians on Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field. Seattle topped Cleveland 9-3 on Wednesday night, scoring more than three runs in a game for the third time since late May and getting […]
The spring chinook fishing on the Icicle and Wenatchee rivers has started to drop off, but anglers still should keep an eye on this one for days to come. “It slowed way down, but there are still some spring chinook around to catch,” said Travis Maitland, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “As far as […]