LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations. The demonstrators blew into their shells in unison on Wednesday on the sand in front of the Westin Maui resort on Kaanapali Beach, where ministers were […]
One man is dead and two others wounded after a shooting in Federal Way early Thursday morning.
Readers thankful for bike repair, scold about baggage-claim crowding.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year. It also ended up squeezing out some growth in the first quarter, reversing an earlier […]
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $361 million. On a per-share basis, the Bellevue, Washington-based company said it had profit of 42 cents. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew more slowly over the past three years than the government had previously estimated, held back by more frugal consumers and steeper spending cuts by state and local governments. The Commerce Department says the economy expanded at just a 2 percent annual rate from 2012 through 2014, down from […]
The McCleary case is seven years old, and counting. Bad economic times yield better teachers. Learning a second language builds brainpower. And a $1,000 college scholarship for women 40 and over.
Agapanthus blossoms beautifully in the middle of summer, in more shapes, sizes and colors than ever, but it’s a flower that needs full sun and well-drained soil to do well.
Amy Helm, ‘Didn’t It Rain’ (Entertainment One) Amy Helm’s debut solo album, “Didn’t It Rain,” feels like a certain kind of home — familiar and happy. Its inviting nature derives largely from Helm’s clear, elastic voice that immediately grabs your attention on the funky title track. If she had decided to make an album full […]
TOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese. IBM Watson, a unit of the U.S. technology and consulting company, said Thursday it was working with Japanese telecommunications and robotics company Softbank Corp. to share […]
Seattle photo-editing company PicMonkey has received a $41 million boost from private equity firm Spectrum Equity.
A review of “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” starring Tom Cruise as the irrepressible superspy Ethan Hunt. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.
The Tacoma Rainiers fought off rain and multiple El Paso scoring threats to beat the Chihuahuas, 5-1, and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games on Wednesday night at Southwest University Park.
Police are looking into the apparent killing of a woman found in a car in a Northgate-area parking garage Wednesday night.
Asset managers that operate outside the banking industry’s regulatory oversight are becoming more active in a market that burned traditional lenders in the 2008 financial crisis.
Kaka scored on a penalty kick and set up David Villa’s goal minutes later in the first half to help the best players in Major League Soccer beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on a blustery Wednesday night.
Two people familiar with the deal say the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade ace left-hander Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California National Guard is using a drone to search El Dorado National Forest for a missing San Francisco teacher, marking the first time the Guard has used an unmanned aircraft for a search-and-rescue mission. The drone will collect images in real time, allowing searchers on the ground to make faster, […]
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian media: Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 has been hanged .
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and rape Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Police say Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured Madyson Middleton into his family’s apartment from a courtyard where she had been riding her scooter over […]