China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats Tuesday on the U.N. Human Rights Council, riling independent human rights groups who said their election undermined the rights watchdog's credibility.
British composer John Tavener, whose career was boosted with the help of The Beatles and who often is remembered for the elegiac song performed as Princess Diana's coffin was carried out of Westminster Abbey, died Tuesday. He was 69.
The billion dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom.
Here are the latest casualty figures and damage reports from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. All figures are preliminary and based on national and regional government officials and media reports.
Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the chamber.
Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan and daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, leaves for Japan on Thursday to begin her work to strengthen the critical bond between the U.S. and the Asian nation.
RealNetworks is launching another mobile product as part of founder Rob Glaser’s effort to reinvent and revive the Seattle digital media company. Called Listen, it’s a new ringback app and service that the company is launching in the U.K. later this yea
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and 10 other Senate and House members are proposing to expand free preschool to all 4- and 3-year olds from families with low or moderate incomes.
After a drunken driver on a California highway back in 1968 slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, killing 19, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But 45 years later, safety advocates are still waiting for the government to act on seat belts and other measures to protect bus passengers.
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda reviewed district progress over the past five years and outlined goals for the next five years in his “State of the District” address on Tuesday at Wing Luke Museum.
AT&T and Verizon are offering free calls and texts to the Philippines for customers trying to contact friends and family there in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Now that Tim Massad has been tapped to lead the federal agency that regulates futures and options markets, a key question has surfaced: Will he prove as aggressive as his predecessor in holding big Wall Street banks to stricter standards?
Second-ranked Michigan State beat No. 1 Kentucky 78-74 in an early season showdown in Chicago.
“I was worried that I wasn’t welcomed because I didn’t talk properly,” said Alicia Wassink, as she described her experience as a kindergarten student in 1973. “But at the same time, I was worried that I would be scrutinized even more because I didn’t [talk properl
The tax breaks the Legislature just passed for Boeing are apparently the largest state-tax subsidy deal for a private company in American history.
Kshama Sawant’s momentum in her race against longtime Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin has put her in position to win or to force a recount.
Some questions and answers to explain the issues as the largest union at the region’s cornerstone manufacturer prepares to vote on an eight-year contract extension.
The matchup was the first between the cross-state schools since 1986.