State fire officials say they have not had time to test drones over the major fires in Okanogan County, though federal officials did fly some over a more remote fire in Olympia National Park.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos. The e-commerce powerhouse will now let members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program download some shows and movies on its streaming video service to watch offline, or when there is no Internet connection available, for free. To watch […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that construction spending rose 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.08 trillion, the highest level since […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong dollar and China’s economic slowdown dragged growth at U.S. factories to the lowest level since May 2013. The Institute for Supply Management reported Tuesday that its manufacturing index slid to 51.1 last month from 52.7 in July. It was the second straight drop; economists had been expecting the index to […]
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales were expected to drop in August, but a quirk in the calendar — not lack of demand — was likely to blame. Labor Day is typically one of the biggest sales weekends of the year as dealers hold model year-end clearance sales and new models arrive. Last year, Labor […]
A review of “Lost and Found,” works by Seattle artist Lydia Boss, at Pilchuck Glass School Seattle Exhibition Space.
The Post Falls Police Department was investigating a man who was using a hotel's Wi-Fi without being a guest, when they discovered there was a $25,000 warrant for his arrest.
ATLANTA (AP) — A police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said. The homeowner was also shot in the leg and his dog was killed in what DeKalb County police Chief Cedric Alexander is calling a […]
BALTIMORE (AP) — There are only three rules at the Kids Safe Zone: Sign in, clean up after yourself, and read for 15 minutes before playing with the toys stacked around the space, a converted laundromat in West Baltimore. Ericka Alston — who launched the center in the poor, crime-riddled neighborhood in response to the […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church’s upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the “sin of abortion” if they repent with a “contrite heart.” Reflecting his papacy’s central theme of mercy, Francis said in letter published Tuesday by the Vatican that he has met […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tuesday, after spending two decades behind bars. The release of Jeff Mizanskey followed years of lobbying from family, lawmakers and advocates for the legalization of marijuana, who […]
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb. “It would be […]
More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found. Just under 6 percent of the full-time students surveyed by University of Michigan researchers for the annual “Monitoring the Future” study reported using […]
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Police in Auburn are crediting a quick thinking 12-year-old girl with thwarting a man she saw breaking into her home. Chief Andrew Sluckis Jr. says the girl hid in a closet and called 911 when a man broke in Monday afternoon. After the suspect left, the girl came out of the […]
PHOENIX (AP) — Monsoon storms hit the Phoenix area Monday night that knocked out power to thousands, slowed air travel, and stranded motorists in flash floods. The storms began moving through the area around sundown with high winds, lightning and heavy rain. Officials say there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injury. Phoenix […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Selznick and Edwidge Danticat, authors of two of fall’s most anticipated works for young people, both know something about living in multiple worlds. Selznick has been traveling, in his mind, among movies, printed books and digital texts. He worked on drawings for “The Marvels,” a 600-page adventure across the centuries […]
Buttery buckle batter collapses slightly into the fruit beneath it as it bakes. Its surface cracks unevenly and browns marvelously, while any sugar that you’ve sprinkled on top melts into a crunchy crust.
Gratin proves to be a perfect vehicle for summer chard.
Readers rant about taking roses, rave about helpful neighbors removing tree downed by storm
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine for a moment the peculiar experience of finding yourself in the Arabian desert, telling C3PO what to do. Such was the case for J.J. Abrams, who — despite his own trepidation — stepped into George Lucas’ space opera with the monumental task of meeting the Death Star-sized expectations that await […]