WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year by House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip the Ohio Republican of his position as the top House leader. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina on Tuesday filed a resolution to vacate the chair, an initial procedural step. […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Five thousand people dressed in white got together for the world’s largest popup picnic — at a Manhattan location that was revealed only at the last moment. Guests for Tuesday’s Diner en Blanc (dee-NEH’ ahn BLAHN) — French for dinner in white — showed up at one of 24 designated city […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled the state. Stephens Production and Devon Energy each voluntarily closed one well, and Stephens reduced operations at another well by […]
An SUV swerved onto a sidewalk, striking and killing a 68-year-old woman who was pushing a stroller in Spokane.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation of the incident. The Allegiant plane with 144 passengers landed safely last […]
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 200 people were ordered from their homes Tuesday when a wildfire jumped a containment line east of California’s Napa Valley wine country in one of several blazes burning across the state. The week-old fire was given a burst of energy by rising temperatures, wind gusts and low humidity, said […]
A total of $2.4 million will be paid to the family of a man who died from medical complications while in the Snohomish County Jail in July 2012.
“They all sucked,” the “outcome shows a lack of understanding about governing” — lobbyists had harsh words about lawmakers and this year’s legislative sessions.
Even as it has transformed mostly into a streaming service, Netflix has managed to maintain a profitable DVD operation despite having fewer customers getting those red envelopes in the mail.
Remains found on Mount Rainier may be that of a 64-year-old Tacoma man who went missing while hiking last year.
Wednesday Pro baseball TV Radio 12:40 p.m. Arizona at Seattle ROOT 710 5 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston ESPN 6:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at El Paso 850 6:35 p.m. NWL, Everett at Salem-Keizer 1380 WNBA basketball 8:30 a.m. Seattle at Washington NBA TV MLS soccer 6 p.m. MLS All-Stars vs. Tottenham FS1 Special Olympics 4 […]
Tips for helping plants thrive when it’s hot and how to use less water while gardening.
A Roman Catholic committee has urged Catholic churches to keep sponsoring troops despite the Scouts’ decision to permit openly gay leaders.
The guest column by the Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory (HALA) Committee’s co-chairs makes many assertions about the panel’s affordable-housing plan for Seattle without offering evidence that the plan would produce its desired results [“Housing will become even more unaffordable if Seattle doesn’t act now,” Opinion, July 27]. Saying that “deliberate planning is required to […]
Spending on health care will outpace the nation’s overall economic growth over the next decade, threatening to make medical care increasingly unaffordable, according to new government projections.
In an essay in his 1976 collection, “Mortal Lessons,” the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find “a foreignness upon the pavement,” a softness underfoot. Looking down, Selzer first thinks he sees oversize baby birds, then rubber […]
Providing fetal tissue for research is valid and contributes to the advancement of science and to improvement of medical care.
Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson and actor Joel McHale competed in a friendly competition on Tuesday -- a team effort in pulling a 92,000-pound Alaska Airlines' 737-800 plane in the fastest time -- to benefit "Strong Against Cancer" and Seattle Children's Hospital.
More than 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers last year in South Africa, home to three-quarters of the world’s rhino population. Calves are often left behind when their mothers are killed.
FISHING REPORT Cowlitz River – 15 bank anglers at the barrier dam kept 3 adult spring Chinook and 3 summer run steelhead. 14 boat anglers sampled at the trout hatchery kept 12 summer run steelhead. Fishing for steelhead was also reported very good in the Castle Rock area. During five days of operations at the […]