By TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The family of a woman slain during the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard is filing a lawsuit against the Navy, the Department of Veterans Affairs and two defense contractors in federal court in Florida.
The lawsuit on behalf of the family of
By BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona commission approved a nearly $560,000 fine on Wednesday against the state Forestry Division in the deaths of 19 firefighters after an investigative agency found that officials put protection of property ahead of safety and should have pulled
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - Skydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier.
Two skydivers were killed Tuesday after they collided during a
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The familiar black dog with the white chest and white front paws starred in past Christmases in President Barack Obama's White House, but America's first pooch had to let someone else in the picture this holiday season: his little
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Sex toys. French films. Star Wars action figures. Erotic photos.
What do these things have in common? They're the gifts that keep on giving - about every month.
Dozens of online subscription businesses have popped up offering to ship
By LINDA DEUTSCHAP Special Correspondent
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - The man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding two other agents and a civilian during a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport made his first court appearance
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years.
At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel laid out details of the plan, which was announced in broad terms last summer. It is part of a larger
By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy accused of killing his high school math teacher pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges on Wednesday.
Philip Chism is charged in the Oct. 22 death of Colleen Ritzer, a popular teacher at Danvers
By BECKY BOHRERAssociated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency he says tried to silence him to protect its political goals.
Charles Monnett was
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Tuesday, December 3rd, at 10:20 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Byron Zlateff responded to a commercial burglary at Verizon Wireless located at 15150 E. Indiana.
Deputy Zlateff arrived on scene and saw the front window of the
KHQ.COM - On Wednesday afternoon a Washington State Patrol trooper crashed while driving to stop a wrong-way driver on Hwy. 195 just 3 miles south of Spokane.
No one was seriously hurt and there was no severe damage to either vehicle.
We're still awaiting more details from WSP.
LATAH COUNTY, Wash. - The Idaho State Police say an 18 year old was killed Friday night in Latah County on Genesee Juliaetta Road.
The single car accident happened at 11:40. Authorities say Zachary Brunes was traveling westbound on the 3000 block of Genesee Juliaetta.
He tried to make a right
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - The nation's largest freight rail carriers announced Wednesday they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees, one day after legally married, gay engineers filed a federal lawsuit in Seattle.
Gus Melonas, a