Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city is planning a crackdown on illegal indoor smoking lounges after complaints of crime and violence.
Members of the small southeastern Washington community of Lamont have banded together to help a neighbor manage his fields.
A woman is facing charges of animal cruelty after 28 cats were found shut inside a small, black vehicle where temperatures had reached 120 degrees. Eight of the cats had died before they could be rescued by Nampa Animal Control.
Pierce County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a murder-suicide in Puyallup.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday, led by a slumping energy sector as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods slumped after cutting its earnings outlook for the year. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down one point, […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending increased in June by the smallest amount in five months as a big drop in nonresidential building activity offset a third straight increase in home building. Construction spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in June following a 1.8 percent increase in May and a 3.8 percent rise in […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. One check, from one donor, topped those results. New York hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer’s […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday’s Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group’s little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers. Conservatives have long targeted Planned Parenthood, […]
ST. LOUIS (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown’s death, […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are both taking a big gamble as they agree to work together against the Islamic State group militants in Syria. Their goals, while overlapping in some ways, are far different in others, mainly on the question of how to handle Kurdish militants battling […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors and on the cities themselves. “Practically all living things, […]
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July. Jan Casimir Seski of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, shot the lion with a bow and arrow near Hwange National Park, without approval and […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. The tweaks to Obama’s unprecedented emissions limits on power plants, to be unveiled at the White House on Monday, aim to address a bevy of […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. The national survey provides a glimpse into how Americans think water should be managed at a time when abnormally dry weather has afflicted […]
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the “coward” who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught. The small blasts just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants Sunday morning at the churches in southern New Mexico. There were no injuries or deaths […]
A man has died after a weekend canoeing accident on the Clark Fork River in western Montana.
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened by Northern California wildfires Monday, while more than 9,000 firefighters battled 21 major fires in the state, officials said. Wildfires were also burning in Washington and Oregon as the West Coast suffered from the effects of drought and […]
This marinated tenderloin has enough personality to serve on its own, but mixing it into a slawlike cabbage salad laced with mint, basil and cilantro is the most refreshing way to go on sultry nights.
The texture is always smooth and light. It is not the watered-down salsa or grainy sludge often served in the United States under the name of gazpacho, but an emulsion of olive oil in vegetable juice and vinegar that is light and fluffy on the tongue.
The Tacoma Rainiers scored four runs in the sixth inning, then held off a late surge by Las Vegas to win, 6-4