Stories tagged: General news
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 7:13 P.M.
IS effort to erase Iraqi history devastates archaeological sites
The giant winged bulls that once stood sentry at the nearly 3,000-year-old palace at Nimrud have been hacked to pieces. The fantastical human-headed creatures were believed to guard the king …
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 5:56 P.M.
Boko Haram leader says violent campaign continues
Boko Haram’s leader has declared in a new video that he is alive, denying Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 4:23 P.M.
Texas judge halts federal transgender health protections
A federal judge in Texas on Saturday ordered a halt to another Obama administration effort to strengthen transgender rights, this time over health rules that social conservatives say could force …
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 3:42 P.M.
Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence
Hundreds of people carried crosses Saturday for each person slain in Chicago this year during a quiet march along Michigan Avenue.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
Dutch fertility clinic warns couples of possible sperm mix-up
Unable to make babies on their own, more than two dozen couples went to a top-flight fertility clinic in the Netherlands for help. But the clinic has announced it may …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
Woman dies, 2 children injured in Colorado chairlift fall
A woman is dead and two children are injured after falling from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski area.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 11:39 A.M.
Wounded Mount Vernon police officer continues to improve
Mount Vernon police officer Mike McClaughry has made further improvements this week while at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, said Mount Vernon police Lt. Chris Cammock.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 6:39 A.M.
Iraqi forces in Mosul reinforced; new push against ISIS soon
Iraqi forces stalled for weeks on the edges of Mosul have been bolstered by reinforcements and are now ready, along with elite special forces, to launch a stepped up, three-pronged …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 4:14 A.M.
Report: 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million
As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 12:53 P.M.
Philippine President Duterte threatens to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter – and says he’s done it before
In his latest controversial statement, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his bloody anti-drug war that has killed thousands, threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter, saying he …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 11:45 A.M.
Chicago speeds up plan to equip officers with body cameras
Chicago authorities say all police officers will be equipped with body cameras by the end of 2017, a year ahead of schedule.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 10:22 A.M.
Philippine blast wounds at least 23 people at boxing match
A Philippine army spokeswoman says an explosion has wounded at least 23 people who were watching a boxing competition held as part of celebrations of an annual religious festival in …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 10:20 A.M.
Dylann Roof won’t work to spare his life in church massacre
Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says he won’t call any witnesses or present evidence while representing himself during the punishment phase of his death penalty trial, but he is working …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 9:43 A.M.
Mall shooting, Sounders’ MLS Cup top 2016 Washington stories
A shooting at a Skagit County shopping mall that killed five people ranging in age from 16 to 95 was voted the state’s top news story of 2016 by Associated …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 7:13 A.M.
3 earthquakes hit near Lake Tahoe, felt across region
Three earthquakes in the magnitude 5 range struck early Wednesday about 70 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, and their rumblings were felt across areas of Nevada and California. There were …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 4:33 P.M.
Stray bag of toys prompts scare at Trump Tower
A stray backpack prompted the partial evacuation of Trump Tower on Tuesday, though bomb squad technicians quickly determined the unattended bag contained children’s toys and was harmless.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 3:41 P.M.
Kerry plans Middle East speech as Israel retaliates over UN snub
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will offer a “comprehensive vision” for how Middle East peace can be achieved in a speech Wednesday in Washington, as Israel steps up its …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 12:36 P.M.
8-year-old transgender boy asked to leave Cub Scout pack
The family of an 8-year-old New Jersey boy says he was kicked out of Cub Scouts because he is transgender, a move that could open a new front in the …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 12:18 P.M.
House GOP aiming to prevent another Democratic sit-in
House Republicans are aiming to ensure there’s no repeat of a Democratic sit-in last summer over gun control.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 11:51 A.M.
Five Ohio officers sued over chase injuries not liable, court rules
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that five police officers sued by a woman injured during a high-speed chase are immune from legal liability.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 11:17 A.M.
3 dead, others injured in multi-car crash near Warm Springs
Three people have died in a multivehicle crash on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 9:36 A.M.
Gunmen abduct Iraqi journalist from her Baghdad home
Gunmen kidnapped an Iraqi journalist after breaking into her Baghdad home, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, a reminder of the dangers reporters face in a war-torn country where authorities have …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 8:37 A.M.
Israel to build in Jerusalem, mulls more steps against UN bodies
Israel is pushing ahead building plans in areas the U.N. Security Council recently declared as occupied Palestinian territory and weighing new steps against U.N. agencies, as the censure roils its …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 8:32 A.M.
Death toll from tainted liquor climbs to 31 in Pakistan
At least 31 people have died from drinking tainted liquor over the Christmas holiday in Pakistan, police and doctors said Tuesday, raising an earlier toll.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 7:22 A.M.
Germany: 7 suspected of trying to set fire to homeless man
German investigators are questioning seven young men who are suspected of trying to set a homeless man alight in a Berlin subway station over Christmas.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 7:17 A.M.
Weeklong occupation of tribal headquarters ends peacefully
The weeklong occupation of a tribal government building by a faction of the Rhode Island Narragansett tribe has ended.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 11:22 A.M.
Prison unit on lockdown after 2 fights; 1 inmate injured
Two large fights led to a lockdown at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 11:18 A.M.
Homes, cars damaged in Kennewick drive-by
Kennewick police are investigating a drive-by shooting that caused Christmas Day property damage.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 10:41 A.M.
Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after U.N. controversy
Israel says its ambassador to Ukraine has been summoned by the foreign ministry in Kiev following Israel’s decision to cancel a planned visit by the Ukrainian prime minister.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 9:59 A.M.
Yakima County sheriff’s deputy shows man true meaning of season of giving
The season of giving became personal for Andrew Rosas when he left his overnight shift at Shari’s Restaurant early this morning.