The leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Sunday canceled a vote on what the next step should be in their monthlong street occupation, saying they hadn't properly consulted with the demonstrators before calling the referendum.
The strong windstorm overnight knocked out power and led to overflows at four of King County's pump stations, sending wastewater into Puget Sound and Lake Washington, according to the county's Wastewater Treatment Division.
The sun had just set below the Pacific Ocean's indigo horizon. Our Long Beach bonfire was blazing merrily in the windbreak of a drift log, and a glass of cabernet washed down some sticky s'mores rather nicely. It was the kind of moment the local visitor bureau likes people to talk about.