Stories tagged: news
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:53 p.m.
Four years after a fatal Seattle crash, the Washington Senate on Tuesday approved an update to parts of the state’s wrongful death law.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:29 p.m.
The CEO of Southwest Airlines says a spike in planes ruled out of service for mechanical items is costing the carrier millions each week because of delayed and canceled flights.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
The 2018 holiday season turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers, with some of them defying a gloomy government report in December that raised concerns that shoppers were …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
The fracking boom is gaining speed in the Permian Basin of west Texas and New Mexico, as Exxon Mobil and Chevron are primed to sharply boost oil production in the …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
When the feeding grounds of blue whales overlap with busy shipping lanes, business interests often supersede those of the endangered marine mammals.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Sales of new U.S. homes climbed in December to their highest pace in seven months, a sign that lower mortgage rates are helping the real estate market.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
U.S. service companies grew in February at the fastest pace in three months, rebounding after a decline in January.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
The FDA is warning people not to use three make-up products from Claire’s that tested positive for asbestos.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:20 p.m.
Papa John’s has reached a settlement agreement with founder John Schnatter that will see him step down from the pizza chain’s board once an independent director that is mutually acceptable …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 2:46 p.m.
Chocolate, alcohol and Twitter are some of the popular indulgences many Christians give up during the period of Lent leading up to Easter. But this year, some churches are encouraging …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 2:31 p.m.
An Ohio teen defied his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 – and told Congress on Tuesday that it’s crucial to counter fraudulent claims …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that he would not run for president, concluding his path to the Democratic nomination was narrow and he could accomplish more as …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 12:54 p.m.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday appealed for support from Venezuela’s state workers in his push to oust President Nicolas Maduro, whose government has yet to comment on the defiant …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:26 p.m.
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the agency’s response to a host of public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, rising …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:28 p.m.
Two girls who were lost in a dense Northern California forest for nearly two days say they survived frigid nights by huddling under a tree branch and a huckleberry bush …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 12:33 p.m.
Fast-food chain KFC is memorializing a popular Chinese Communist hero with restaurant decor extolling his deeds, in a rare matching of an iconic American brand with Communist propaganda.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 12:26 p.m.
A prominent French militant who joined the Islamic State group, Jean-Michel Clain, was killed in a mortar strike over the weekend as he struggled with wounds suffered in an earlier …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 12:23 p.m.
French President Emmanuel Macron drew both support and skepticism Tuesday with a clarion call to voters in 28 nations to choose a stronger European Union and reject populists, amid concerns …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
University of Idaho presidential candidate Diane Z. Chase addressed community members in a pair of open forums Monday, starting off a week of meet-and-greets that will feature each of the …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
Three major Montreal radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs as a result of child-molestation allegations against the late musician that aired Sunday in an HBO documentary.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 12:09 p.m.
Police are searching for a thief with expensive taste in Massachusetts. Chris Gasbarro’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Seekonk says someone stole a $4,000 bottle of the Remy Martin Louis …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
A man in Florida is accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at his impounded car.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
The Library of Congress will begin presenting an award named for Ken Burns, who elevated the craft of historical documentaries.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:21 a.m.
A $6.3 million fund established after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will primarily be split among the families of the dead and survivors of the worst attack on Jews in U.S. …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:18 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s administration is seeking to stem the number of veteran suicides with a plan to boost outreach by awarding grants to community programs.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:17 a.m.
The top U.S. commander for Europe says he would recommend the United States not sell its high-tech F-35 fighter jet to Turkey, if Ankara moves ahead with plans to buy …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
A 39-year-old father robbed his 20-year-old son in the Capital Mall parking lot Saturday night, according to Olympia police.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
The Whitman County Commissioners approved an ordinance Monday enacting a six-month moratorium on businesses that produce, process or sell marijuana in the unincorporated areas of Whitman County.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
The latest evidence unequivocally denying any link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella – a two-dose course that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says …