OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A $16.1 billion transportation revenue bill that includes an 11.9-cent increase in the gas tax over the next two years passed the Legislature early Wednesday, though the House still must approve key accompanying bills. A dispute between Senate Democrats and Republicans over unrelated bills led to a hourslong overnight delay in […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new […]
Before the Greek crisis, the EU could strut as the world's largest economy. Now it and a host of world economic assumptions are in question.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The younger sister of a woman who authorities say was killed by their mother in March has been accused of helping dump the body in a field. Hannah Tyburski, 19, was arrested Tuesday on charges of obstructing justice, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. The body of her sister, 26-year-old […]
MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine have used a drone to deliver a lifejacket to a boy stranded on a rock in the middle of a raging river. Two boys needed rescuing Tuesday afternoon after their tube overturned in the Little Androscoggin River. Only one was wearing a lifejacket. Auburn Fire Chief Frank […]
A 12-year-old boy has been taken to a Seattle hospital after being burned by fireworks near an Auburn fireworks stand.
A 12-year-old boy was burned by fireworks near an Auburn fireworks stand on Tuesday night.
Boeing raised the cost for the largest version of its updated 777X jetliner to $400 million as it boosted 2015 aircraft list prices prices 2.9 percent across the board.
Seattle just finished its warmest June on record — by more than three degrees.
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate the nation’s birthday.
A Bellevue company is turning ordinary people into personalized superhero action figures.
You’re familiar with the loose-fitting, roomy muumuu. Now meet the active Seattle woman’s version: the Nuu-Muu.
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America’s tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse. Casino bosses everywhere have ways of making so-called “advantage players” feel unwelcome, regularly tossing and blacklisting them. But gamblers have […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To us, fireworks are the sparkling embodiment of July Fourth. But to dogs, they truly are bombs bursting in air. The pops and explosions, raucous block parties and other loud noises during holiday festivities can scare dogs into leaping over or digging under fences to escape the thunderous blasts, leading them […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a “new chapter” in relations after a half-century of hostility. “We don’t have to be imprisoned by the past,” Obama said from White House Rose Garden. “Americans and Cubans alike are ready to […]
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — One of two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum-security prison in June told police that they conducted a practice run the night before their daring escape, a district attorney said. Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie said David Sweat, 35, told police from his Albany Medical Center hospital bed […]
ST.PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — General Motors has halted production at its single assembly plant in Russia as sales have plummeted amid an economic downturn. Sergei Lepnukhov, GM’s spokesman in Russia, said Wednesday the plant in St. Petersburg stopped work “in the framework of the company restructuring its business model in Russia.” GM announced the plant’s […]
NEW YORK (AP) — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson’s calendar, it’s also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. Anderson is the mastermind of the National Day Calendar, an online compendium of pseudo-holidays that has become a resource for TV and radio stations looking to add a little […]
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NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s is the latest company to end its relationship with Donald Trump as the fallout from the real estate mogul’s remarks about Mexican immigrants continues. Companies have been cutting ties with Trump left and right after his presidential campaign kickoff speech last week in which he declared that some Mexican immigrants […]