SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — The CEO of Office Depot apologized Friday to a suburban Chicago woman who said the company discriminated against her religious beliefs when its employees told her that making copies of an anti-abortion prayer violated company policy. Maria Goldstein, who is Roman Catholic, asked the Office Depot in Schaumburg last month to […]
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities ended the search for the remaining eight missing in a massive chemical warehouse explosion last month, setting the final death toll at 173 in China’s worst industrial disaster in years. The announcement on the Tianjin city government’s microblog said there was no hope of finding the eight people, and the […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump clarified, sort of, a long-standing question about his personality during an appearance on Friday’s “Tonight Show.” Host Jimmy Fallon asked him, playfully, if the billionaire developer and GOP presidential front-runner has ever apologized for anything. “I fully think apologizing is a great thing,” the famously self-assured Trump replied before […]
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A small plane assigned to the crew of a movie starring Tom Cruise crashed in the Colombian Andes on Friday, killing two people, including a Los Angeles-based film pilot, and seriously injuring a third, the country’s civilian aviation authority said. An official with the aviation agency, who spoke on condition of […]
Storm coach Jenny Boucek has talked all season about the work her younger players have done behind the scenes. That was on display Friday against Minnesota at KeyArena as the Storm beat the Lynx, 78-64. Four Storm players finished scoring in double figures.
Oakland signed troubled pass rusher Aldon Smith to a contract, five weeks after he was released by San Francisco. The 49ers cut ties with Smith on Aug. 7, a day after his fifth arrest since being drafted by the team in 2011.
Front-line combat is still a reality for a battalion of elite JBLM troops, who paused on Friday’s 9/11 anniversary to honor soldiers for heroism under fire.
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week of Sept. 7-12.
Contract negotiations will resume Saturday between Seattle Public Schools and the city’s teachers union after the first three days of a strike. The district hasn’t yet said whether school will be canceled Monday.
First baseman Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees will miss the rest of the season after tests revealed he has a broken right leg. The 35-year-old leads the team with 31 home runs.
The Washington State Fair opened Friday, Sept. 11. It continues through Sept. 27 at the fairgrounds in Puyallup.
The bassist, who started his career playing alongside jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane, also had a deep and abiding love for classical music. Born in Harlem, he died in Bothell on Aug. 31, 2015.