The Buoy-10 salmon fishery at the Lower Columbia River mouth remains fairly good as more than 2.6 million chinook and coho are predicted to enter the Big-C.
Drone crashed and sank in Grand Prismatic Spring; there’s fear the drone’s melted plastic and battery lead could harm spring’s thermal bacteria.
A dam holding back the tailings pond at a metals mine in central British Columbia burst on Monday, releasing a massive amount of water and what was feared to be toxic silt into adjacent lakes, rivers and creeks.
Mahinder Watsa, a gynecologist in Mumbai, tackles matters of sexual anxiety in his Ask the Sexpert column in a daily Indian newspaper, and tens of thousands of people have sought his help.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education has concluded that two Virginia public schools denied the right of education to emotionally disabled students after discovering teachers had frequently secluded and restrained them. The department wrote in a July 29 letter of findings that it had entered an accord with the two public schools in Prince William County, PACE East and PACE West, to correct the problems. The schools are for students with serious emotional and behavioral problems. According to the letter from the department's Office for Civil Rights, school employees in some cases physically forced students to lie face down on the floor or put them into solitary padded areas.
Frances Burns OKANOGAN, Wash., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Crews continued mopping up Washington State's gigantic Carlton Complex fire Friday, working in 90-degree temperatures.
Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire traps drivers, causes parts of a river bank to collapse and leaves more than 800 homes without power.
Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson apologises after the second day of the Old Trafford Test is abandoned.
The Football League season begins with a draw at Ewood Park as Blackburn come from behind to hold Cardiff.
Sixty years ago, Amir Mehdi was betrayed by his Italian companions and denied glory at the summit of Pakistan's K2 mountain.
ATLANTA (AP) — An American doctor infected with Ebola while working in Liberia indicated Friday he's getting stronger every day, and the husband of a second aid worker with the deadly virus said his wife also seems to be improving.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma teen has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher as investors were relieved by reports of easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Stock markets showed volatility on Friday over worries about the impact of conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine.
The Yazidis are a small, misunderstood and long-persecuted religious sect rooted in the town of Sinjar, in northern Iraq, and in parts of Syria and Turkey.
Officials in the Lehigh Valley are investigating a train derailment near a casino in Bethlehem.
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A fast-spreading wildfire threatened 740 dwellings in northern Oregon on Friday after destroying a home and five other buildings overnight in what officials said could be one of the state's worst blazes for years. About 600 households have already been evacuated from the path of the so-called Rowena Fire, which has almost doubled in size since Thursday and is burning to around 3,400 acres in the scenic Columbia River Gorge. In Oregon alone some 4,600 firefighters are battling a dozen blazes across more than 105,000 acres of forests and grasslands. "This is shaping up to be one of the more active fire seasons we think we will see in decades," Alisa Cour, a spokeswoman for crews fighting the Rowena Fire, said on Friday.
SEATTLE — During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported on Friday.
During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported on Friday.
A UN delegation is in the Libyan capital Tripoli to try and help bring to an end the hostilities between rival militias.