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Tourist braves chilly Seattle lake to rescue seagull tangled in fishing line

A 17-year-old California tourist saved a seagull at Green Lake struggling while tangled in fishing line.

Get ready for ‘explosive’ grain market as shutdown quiets USDA

As the partial U.S. government shutdown enters its second week, the lack of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is sending market participants to Twitter and other sources to …

Mega Millions jackpot swells to $415 million for New Year’s Day drawing

It’s been a record-breaking, memory-making year for Mega Millions. Yet as 2018 closes, the lottery game is bringing on 2019 with a bang.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

Omak boy, 8, dies after plunge into frigid water

Chanse Tepley and his 6-year-old brother were left unsupervised while playing at a neighbor’s home and wandered into a fenced area near a spillway at Conconully Lake around 2:30 p.m., …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

House Democrats unveil measure to re-open government

House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

Elizabeth Warren makes big move toward 2020 presidential run

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

Markets stage late rally but 2018 decline still worst in a decade

U.S. markets trimmed 2018 losses in a Monday rally, but it was not enough to prevent the worst yearly decline for stocks since 2008.

Colorado man charged with murder in missing fiancee’s death

A Colorado man was charged Monday with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee as police try to find out what happened to the …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

National parks dealing with vandals, human waste in shutdown

Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government …

Mattis’ final words from Pentagon: ‘Hold fast’ with allies

Jim Mattis ended one of history’s more turbulent tenures as defense secretary on Monday by re-emphasizing a key difference with President Donald Trump and encouraging Pentagon employees, civilian and military, …

In France, protests planned amid New Year’s Eve celebrations

Paris is preparing to hold its annual New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Champs-Elysees under heavy security as some yellow vest protesters are planning to march on the famed avenue.

Louis C.K. mocks Parkland students in audio of stand-up set

Audio has emerged of Louis C.K. apparently mocking the students-turned-activists from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto

The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto hurtled toward a New Year’s Day rendezvous with a tiny, icy world a billion miles farther out, in what …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection mark transition to new year

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including politics, trade, alliances and religion. Fireworks, concerts, …

2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall

Suspected Muslim militants remotely detonated a bomb near the entrance of a mall in the southern Philippines on Monday as people did last-minute shopping ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations, …

Vatican spokesman, deputy resign amid crisis period for pope

The Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, and his deputy resigned abruptly Monday amid an overhaul of the Vatican’s communications operations and a crisis period in Pope Francis’ papacy.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

Intern killed by lion had a passion for working with animals

An intern was cleaning an animal enclosure at a North Carolina wildlife center when a lion escaped from a nearby pen and attacked her, killing the young woman and sending …

Revelers say hello to 2019, goodbye to an unsettling year

Revelers around the globe are bidding a weary farewell to an unsettling year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions.

Seattle, Columbus mayors wager $105 donation on Rose Bowl

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Andrew Ginther are making a charitable bet on Tuesday’s matchup between Washington and Ohio State in the 105th Rose Bowl.

2 dead in Seattle house fire

Authorities say two people were found dead in a fire that burned a home housing a marijuana grow in Seattle.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019

Getting There: Local transportation officials fear ‘ripple effect’ from ongoing federal shutdown

It’s been more than a week since the federal government went dark.

100 years ago in Spokane: After dodging bullets overseas, 20-year-old dies in a fall

Charles Fred Eberlin, 20, just returned from wartime service, died after falling 130 feet from the Seventh Avenue bridge over Hangman Creek.

Then and Now: The Palace and J.C. Penney

The old Palace building got a complete makeover in mid-century style, for the incoming J.C. Penney store.

Wharton has helped thousands as a nurse, chaplain, Red Cross volunteer, counselor and more

Days after the Freeman High School shooting, Barb Wharton sat in a circle with about 15 teachers who had locked down their classrooms that day to keep the gunman out.

From 50 to 50,000, ‘Leopard of the Kootenai’ makes spectacular rebound in Kootenai River

In the early 2000s, the world’s only freshwater cod was all but gone from the waters of the Kootenai River in north Idaho and British Columbia. Once counted in the …

Professor names beetle species after ‘Game of Thrones’

A Nebraska entomologist has named three of his eight newest beetle discoveries after the dragons from the HBO series “Game of Thrones” and George R.R. Martin book series “A Song …

Tesla names two new directors

Tesla announced two new independent directors Friday, naming Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, a Walgreens Boots Alliance executive, to its board.

Kids who assault on U.S. bases can still escape accountability

Despite new rules addressing sexual assault among the children of U.S. service members, the federal government failed to fix a flaw that on many military bases has let alleged juvenile …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018

After being blocked, evangelist Franklin Graham claims Facebook ‘is censoring free speech’

Franklin Graham, the son of the evangelist Billy Graham and a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, said Sunday that he accepts “Facebook’s apology” after the platform blocked him for …

911 outage prompted Washington’s first statewide use of cellphone alert system

At around 11:30 Thursday night, people around Washington were jolted awake by their cellphones. The devices blared and vibrated, delivering an urgent 88-character message: “Widespread 911 outage in WA. In …