A man was apparently electrocuted when he climbed a 200-foot tower, touched a high-voltage power line and fell to a platform where his body was recovered by a Seattle Fire Department team.
An Iowa woman whose nose was severely injured by an attacking dog says her husband bit the animal to make it stop assaulting her.
The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them.
Gunmen on Friday killed the lead Pakistani prosecutor in two high-profile cases - the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and the brutal assault on civilians in Mumbai - shocking a country reeling from Taliban attacks as it prepares for nationwide elections.
Three people died in car crashes early Friday in Sumner and Kent. In the Sumner area, along Highway 410, drivers of a pickup and car were fatally injured after their vehicles collided with a loaded dump truck about 6 a.m. Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said an eastbound pick
Yes, spring has sprung, especially for kids at a private school in Bellingham. Saying he wants the kids at Bellingham Christian School to enjoy today’s sunshine, Principal Bob Sampson has given the school’s 205 students the day off. Seriously? We don’t reme
Stocks are soaring in early trading after hiring surged in the U.S. last month and unemployment hit a four-year low.
Investor Warren Buffett believes that the economy and the U.S. job market will continue to improve, but slowly.
Philadelphia jurors are debating murder charges against an abortion provider as they start their third full day of deliberations in his trial.
Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the courage and dedication of U.S. diplomats slain in the line of duty as they led a memorial service on Friday to honor those killed in last year's terrorist attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya and an April roadside bombing in Afghanistan.
Plans for shutdown must be definite and lawful President Obama is correct in his understanding and willingness to end the use of the Guantánamo prison [“Gitmo closure elusive, Obama looks at other steps,” seattletimes.com, May 1]. What is needed now is a definite date. This means:
Italian police have arrested 29 airport baggage handlers accused of stealing cameras, cellphones and other loot from passengers' luggage, a bust made possible after hidden cameras were installed in airplane cargo holds where the thefts occurred.
Most of the victims were immigrants and their deaths at first failed to make headlines. Police were quick to blame the slayings on foreign gangs with links to gambling and drugs.
Chinese police have broken up a criminal ring accused of taking meat from rats and foxes and selling it as lamb in the country's latest food safety scandal.
Nations have concluded a round of global nuclear talks, expressing alarm that many nuclear weapons are kept on a high-alert level and are modernized, despite promises to get rid of them.
The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has sent shut-down-or-else letters to 11 Seattle-area marijuana dispensaries. These are medicine shops, which the federal government supposedly tolerates, not the “Initiative 502 stores” for all over-21s. Those won’t open until next year,
A survey of U.S. service firms says the sector expanded at a slower pace in April than March, as companies reported less business activity and couldn't raise their prices.
Maine lawmakers are being told they need to get ahead of the marijuana legalization issue and set up a regulatory framework now.
A government agency poll indicates the Spanish monarchy's popularity rating has plunged to unprecedented levels.