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Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Washington lawmakers must release public records when the public requests them, judge says

Legislators and their offices are subject to the law that requires them to release public documents, judge rules.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Attorney General says lawmaker records subject to disclosure

The Washington Attorney General’s office said Wednesday that state lawmakers are subject to the same rules of disclosure that cover other elected officials and employees at state agencies.


Poll: Americans pessimistic about Trump, country

President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Court rules for AP in reporter impersonation document fight

A federal appeals court has sided with reporters in a court fight over documents that began after an FBI agent pretended to be an Associated Press journalist while investigating bomb …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Hercules Mata’afa named AP’s Pac-12 Defensive Player of Year, earns first team recognition at DE and DT

Mata’afa led the conference with 9.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles-for-loss, but lost out on the Pac-12’s official Defensive Player of the Year award to Washington defensive lineman Vita Vea two …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Stanford’s Bryce Love, WSU’s Hercules Mata’afa top AP All-Pac-12 team

Stanford’s Bryce Love was named the AP’s All-Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year by unanimous vote, and also earned first-team honors at running back. Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa was named …


Judge dismisses Russian billionaire’s suit against AP

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against the Associated Press by a Russian billionaire with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Richard Pyle, AP reporter of Vietnam War and much more, dies

NEW YORK – Reporter Richard Pyle, whose Associated Press career spanned a half-century of war, catastrophe and other indelible stories, died Thursday at age 83. He died at a hospital …


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 7 p.m.

AP Exclusive: CEOs got biggest raise since 2013

The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a …


Associated Press reviews its coverage of Nazi Germany

The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also …


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

Pay for news? More than half of Americans say they do

A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously.


Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings

Earnings at the Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. Revenue also edged downward, reflecting …


Sally Buzbee named Associated Press executive editor

Sally Buzbee, a veteran journalist with deep experience in both U.S. and overseas news, has been named the new executive editor of the Associated Press.


UPDATED: Mon., April 18, 2016, 12:59 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize: News organizations take top prizes

“Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama.


Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins. Driven as ever, Williams won plenty this year. She …


Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

LONDON — Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.


National votes tallied locally

With white walls and desks full of computers, the nondescript room on the fifth floor of the Lincoln Building in downtown Spokane doesn’t particularly reflect its importance. It’s only used …


Citing ‘radical feminist themes,’ Vatican takes on nuns

The Vatican orthodoxy watchdog announced Wednesday a full-scale overhaul of the largest umbrella group for nuns in the United States, accusing the group of taking positions that undermine Roman Catholic …


Rangers beat M’s, win West title

Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre hit long home runs and Craig Gentry had an inside-the-park homer for A.L. West-leading Texas in a 5-3 victory over Seattle on Friday night at …


U.S. women’s goalkeeper Solo moves past 2007

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Hope Solo thought the memory and misery of the 2007 World Cup would be left far behind as she got closer to this year’s championships. Three weeks …


Four Teens Arrested In Drive-By Killing College Football Player Among Those Arrested In Tacoma Death

Four teenagers, including a Walla Walla Community College football player, have been arrested in a Tacoma drive-by shooting that left one man dead and wounded two others, police said Friday. …


Congress To Keep Chaplains

Republicans are striking at the sins of Congress but will spare those responsible for the souls of its members. The Republican leadership has decided, after some debate, not to do …