The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Investigators are trying to answer questions about body parts found by searchers after a dog brought a human leg to a home in Thurston County. It’s too early to tell if the remains are from a man, woman or child, how long ago the person died and even
The northern town of York is one of the worthiest destinations in England.
Typhoon Haiyan is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people in the Philippines. Here are the natural disasters in the last decade that had higher death tolls:
Carolyn Hax advises a reader whose parents want the family to get together every weekend.
Highlights from Steve Sarkisian‘s window on the Pac-12 coaches’ call today: (on whether emergence of Myles Jack alter UW game plan?) No, we’re going to run our stuff, whether it’s on offense, defense or special teams. We’re going to try put our players in the best posit
If you haven’t already read the wonkishly titled Aggregate Supply in the United States: Recent Developments and Implications for the Conduct of Monetary Policy, it is definitely worth your time. Written by David Wilcox, the head of research at the Federal Reserve, and two other Fed economists,
A Kentridge High School student was killed and two other drivers were injured this morning in a three-vehicle crash in Kent. A vehicle driven by a 49-year-old woman was heading north on 120th Place Southeast when she turned left onto South 208th Street, Kent police said. A second vehi
Microsoft is announcing today that it’s partnering with library systems across Washington state to provide technology training online to the general public. The program offers the Microsoft IT Academy curriculum and can result in certifications showing proficiency in certain fundamental techno
The Supreme Court is declining to revive Oklahoma's strict ultrasound law for women seeking abortions.
Andy Kaulkin doesn’t remember where he started that day, but his Spotify rabbit hole eventually led him to The Melodic, a British band as influenced by classic American folk as with African and South American beats. He was instantly hooked. “A lot of times when people are embracing older
[This post has been updated with more details of the new review system.] Microsoft is getting rid of its stack ranking review system — its much-criticized practice of ranking employees against each other during performance reviews. In an email sent to company employees today, Lisa Brummel, Mic
Over the weekend, Sacha Baron Cohen was given the Charlie Chaplin Brittania Award for Excellence in Comedy by BAFTA (the British Academy Awards equivalent). Being Sacha Baron Cohen, he didn’t just accept the award and say thank you; instead, after receiving Chaplin’s cane from an elderly
The son of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma, the U.S. Secretary of Defense confirmed.
American Airlines and US Airways have cleared the last major hurdle to merging, but it will be several months -- if not years -- before passengers see any significant impact.
Microsoft has released an update to its Surface 2 tablets. The update, which installs automatically, includes improvements to battery life, the Type and Touch covers, and camera and audio system. There is no November update for the Surface Pro 2, though there were October updates for both the Surfac
Six Pac-12 players were named to the John R. Wooden Award preseason watch list, comprised of 50 players vying for the sport’s most prestigious honor. The Pac-12 players include UCLA’s Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson, Arizona State’s Jahii Carson, Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie,
Seattle superintendent to present “State of the District”: José Banda, superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, will give a “State of the District” address this Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the John Stanford Center, 2445 Third Ave. S. in Seattle. Members of the pu
Iowa's Heartland Express Inc. has announced its purchase of Pacific, Wash.-based Gordon Trucking Inc.
Foreign governments and agencies have announced a major relief effort to help victims of the Philippine typhoon. Here are some of the pledges they have made: