MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Barbara McWilliams told her caretaker she didn’t want to leave her home near Middletown, despite a nearby wildfire. The world traveler and sharp-minded woman with advanced multiple sclerosis said she would be fine. The decision ended up costing her life. Her body was found late Sunday in her burned-out home after […]
"It was one of the guttier performances that I've seen out of him," says Utah State's coach of the senior quarterback.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say a Chicago-bound American Airlines flight was diverted to Indianapolis after a woman struck another passenger and a flight attendant. Airline spokeswoman Laura Masvidal says the flight, which departed from Miami, landed around 5:45 p.m. Monday at Indianapolis International Airport. Jeff Dutton, the airport’s communications manager, says the woman had to […]
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say a woman was hit with a hot flying brisket when a contestant’s temper flared during a beef over a shared cooker at a central Kentucky barbecue festival. Danville police say they were called to the Kentucky State BBQ Festival after a dispute was reported between contestants who were sharing […]
EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper wanted to do a favor for the driver he pulled over late at night. It turned out the man was driving with a suspended license, so the lawman was arranging for overnight lodging for the man and his fellow travelers, including two children. Those plans soon […]
DALLAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is renewing his campaign against illegal immigration, telling a cheering crowd of thousands in Dallas that “it’s disgusting what’s happening to our country.” Trump’s continued harsh statements on immigration come despite calls from GOP officials to tone down his rhetoric on the sensitive issue. He told the […]
Sounders Brad Evans and Clint Dempsey and Seattle natives DeAndre Yedlin and Jordan Morris have all been named to the preliminary rosters for the upcoming “CONCACAF Cup” between the United States and Mexico, a one-off playoff to decide which men’s national team will represent the region in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. The match […]
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With a big anniversary drawing near, North Korea declared Tuesday it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants — meaning it could possibly make more, and more sophisticated, nuclear weapons. The statement, coming just a day after it said it is ready to conduct more rocket launches […]
Anglers can now fish to their hearts content as six lakes in eastern Washington now have no daily catch or size limits. The new rule changes are now in effect on Upper and Lower Green Lakes and Rat Lake in Okanogan County through Oct. 18, and No Name Lake in Pend Oreille County, and Badger […]
The coho continue to move into Puget Sound in greater numbers, and the timing is perfect for those taking part in the Everett Coho Derby this coming weekend (Sept. 19-20). The derby is the largest salmon fishing derby on the West Coast, and one lucky angler who catches the biggest coho will take home $10,000 […]
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Declaring a state of emergency, Hungary sealed off its southern border with Serbia on Tuesday and detained those trying to enter illegally, aiming to shut down the flow of migrants pouring in. Chaos ensued at the border, as hundreds of migrants piled up in a no man’s land, and Serbian officials […]
The district hopes to start school by Thursday, if the nearly weeklong strike ends.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses boosted their stockpiles by a tiny amount in July while sales also showed a slight gain. Business inventories increased 0.1 percent in July compared to June when stockpiles were up 0.7 percent, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The July gain was the smallest since a 0.1 percent increase in March. […]
HOUSTON (AP) — Two students are dead and three other people are seriously injured after a school bus rolled off a Houston freeway overpass. A Houston Independent School District statement says a girl died at the scene Tuesday morning, and another student died at a hospital. The district says two other students and the bus […]
NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co. may move up to 500 American jobs overseas because Congress did not renew a government program that allows foreign companies to borrow money to buy U.S. products. Authorization for the U.S. Export Import Bank was not approved by Congress, causing it to stop lending on July 1. Foreign […]
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Rwanda (AP) — Deep in Rwanda’s steep-sloped forest, the mountain gorillas look both endearing and intimidating. A tourist might feel conflicting impulses to shy away and reach for a hug (the latter is not advised) when a gorilla brushes past on a path. The way a gorilla snoozes, scratches a leg or […]
LONDON (AP) — Elton John says Vladimir Putin has phoned him, after the musician requested a meeting to discuss Russia’s anti-gay environment. On Instagram, the star said “thank-you to President Vladimir Putin for reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today. I look to forward to meeting with you face-to-face to discuss LGBT equality […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runways to celebrities as eight days of spring previews entered their sixth day Tuesday. ____ GAGA STYLIST BRANDON MAXWELL STEPS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT Brandon Maxwell knows how to make a woman feel beautiful. Most Read StoriesSo what happens now […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Former National Book Award winners Terrance Hayes and Marilyn Hacker will have another shot at the prize this year. Both are on the longlist for poetry, released Tuesday by the National Book Foundation, which presents the awards. Nominees for young people’s literature were announced Monday, with nonfiction and fiction longlists to […]
New books by Seattle-area authors include a new “Lakeshore Chronicles” novel by Susan Wiggs, a new Lisa Kleypas novel and a primer on lessons learned from the video-game world by a Microsoft /Xbox executive.