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A small return of chinook this summer will result in the Hoh River and South Fork Hoh River to be closed for fishing from June 6 through July 31. The spring/summer chinook has been near or under the spawning escapement goal of 900 fish for the past nine years.
PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities are escorting coffins representing four World War II resistance figures through the French capital toward the Pantheon, the resting place of French heroes. The event Tuesday is part of two days of national ceremonies honoring the two women and two men, meant to symbolize French efforts against extremist violence in […]
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A suburban Albuquerque police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop, the first time a Rio Rancho officer was fatally shot in the line of duty in the department’s 34-year history. The officer, a military veteran who had been with the Rio Rancho Police Department for four years, […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer’s actions before the crash. The engineer, Brendan Bostian, suffered a head injury in […]
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The Franklin County Coroner’s Office says the death of a toddler who was hit by a truck driven by his father was an accident. The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/XdG7Jw ) that 13-mont-old Quinn Axel Kysar was in the backyard of a home on West Sagemoor Road north of Pasco on Monday […]
For customers, little should change. Nordstrom will continue to fund and manage its Nordstrom Rewards loyalty program, as well as its debit cards.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir. The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he planned to tell both his personal story, including overcoming polio as a child in Alabama, and the story of his long career in public life. “It’s hard for […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state. Kirkpatrick, 65, is serving her third House term in a district she has won narrowly. She was already being targeted […]
Only five cities saw prices increase at a faster pace than Seattle’s, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore city police said dozens of people have been shot and at least eight killed in a series of separate weekend shootings. WBAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1BmU9W4) reports that a man and woman were shot in a car about 12:30 a.m. Monday. Both were taken to the hospital, where the man died. Officers responded to […]
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — More than 750 people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday. The southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana have been hit the hardest. More than 550 people have died from the unrelenting heat in Andhra Pradesh since […]
At their annual luncheon, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington talk tech education; and ArtsFund honors Tom Skerritt and Ann Ramsay-Jenkins.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cherry picker accident that left a man and a boy dead and injured three other children happened as the man was giving the neighborhood kids a demonstration of the elevated lift, authorities said. The cherry picker carrying the group toppled over from a strong gust of wind Sunday afternoon, fell […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 95.4 in May from 94.3 in April. Last month’s reading had been sharp drop from March’s 101.4. A year ago, the index stood at 82.2. Consumers’ assessment of current economic […]
MACAU (AP) — Macau is doubling down even as the odds change. The world’s casino capital this week welcomes the first of a new wave of lavish casino resorts for its up-and-coming Cotai Peninsula. It’s a $20 billion bet by casino operators amid an extended losing streak in the tiny Chinese enclave. Gambling revenue growth […]
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and European stocks fell moderately Tuesday as concerns over Greece’s debt crisis overshadowed some upbeat economic news out of China. A U.S. report showing soft demand for durable goods also weighed on the market. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 113 points, or 0.6 percent, to 18,118 as […]
LONDON (AP) — Music lovers have the chance to own a strand of history. Auctioneer Sotheby’s is selling a lock of hair from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, resting in a gilt locket. Taking composers’ hair as keepsakes was common in the 18th and 19th centuries. After Mozart died in 1791, aged 35, his […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Olive Garden isn’t finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks. The Italian restaurant chain said earlier this month it would introduce “breadstick sandwiches” as part of a broader menu revamp intended to play up its most popular offerings. The sandwiches don’t arrive until June 1, but Olive Garden already […]
Police say a 17-year-old boy is dead following a shooting at a park in the Skagit County city of Burlington.