OROFINO, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and aggravated battery after taking a 6-year-old hostage last summer and holding a bread knife against him. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/10TvbLb) that 57-year-old Roger D. Ehler of Lewiston
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Football and basketball coaches are the top-paid state employees in Washington. University of Washington coach Steve Sarkisian earned $2.7 million last year, followed by Washington State University coach Mike Leach at $2.3 million. The
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Passion for geography runs deep in Sathwik Karnik's family.
When he was about 6, his mother began challenging Sathwik and his older brother, Karthik, to her own version of hide-and-seek - using an atlas. The boys would comb through the book,
GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE RESPONDS TO KC-46A's GOING TO MCCONNELL:
May 22, 2013
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued this statement about today's news that the Air Force had selected McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas as the main operating base for its new Boeing KC-46A air
By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal regulators said Wednesday that they are conducting a special inspection of a nuclear power plant outside North Carolina's capital city that was forced to shut down last week after operators discovered corrosion and cracking in
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil Corp.
In the latest
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Two infants were among the 24 people killed by the tornado that ripped across the Oklahoma City area this week, the Oklahoma medical examiner's office said Wednesday.
The office said it has identified 23 of the 24 victims and that 10 of them were children, including seven
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from a California base on Wednesday, a month after the test flight was postponed because of tensions with North Korea.
The Minuteman 3 lifted off at 6:27 a.m. PDT Wednesday from
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The United States and its Arab and European allies will step up their support for Syria's opposition to help them "fight for the freedom of their country" if President Bashar Assad's regime doesn't engage in peace talks in good
By JIM FITZGERALDAssociated Press
SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. (AP) - Weeping filled a church Wednesday during a funeral for a Hofstra University student who was accidentally shot by police responding to a Long Island home invasion, with friends describing her fearlessness and love of life - riding bikes,
By DAN SEWELLAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans protested outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
A crowd packed the
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday
SPOKANE, Wash. – The trial of Clay Starbuck, charged with killing his ex-wife Chanin and sexually violating her remains, entered its third week Monday at the Spokane County Courthouse.
Chanin Starbuck was found strangled to death in her Deer Park home in December of 2011, and Clay