By JAKE PEARSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - With a flick of the switch, a 76-foot Norway Spruce officially became the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree after it was illuminated for the first time this holiday season in a ceremony that's been held since 1933.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg turned
By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed "Herb's Hot Rod." When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words "Pearl Harbor Survivor," he
By BRADY McCOMBSAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge says he'll do his best to rule by early next year on a legal challenge to a same-sex marriage ban in Utah, after an attorney called for an end to the prohibition by arguing that the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation's largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.
Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway Co., read
By JAMES MacPHERSONAssociated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the roustabouts, roughnecks and thousands of others working
NEW YORK (AP) - Tramps like us, baby we were born to bid.
A handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run" could sell for as much as $100,000 on Thursday, Sotheby's has predicted.
The document used to be in the collection of Springsteen's former manager
By JENNIFER PELTZ and SAM HANANELAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - It's sometimes called highway hypnosis or white-line fever, and it's familiar to anyone who has driven long distances along a monotonous route.
Drivers are lulled into a semi-trance state and reach their destination with
Wednesday afternoon a group of very special kids had the chance to do some Christmas shopping in Spokane Valley at Target and each one with a very different kind of personal shopper.
Armed with gift cards and their own personal escort, 14 kids took to the aisles of target this afternoon to do a
Julie Popper, a spokeswoman with SEIU, says after 24 hours of picketing, hospital workers with Valley Hospital and Deaconess will end their strike Thursday morning at 6am.
The employees went on strike Wednesday morning calling for their hospitals to improve staffing to provide better care for
ROY, Wash. (AP) - Emergency crews are working into the night to vacuum up tons of spilled corn from a collapsed grain silo in hopes of recovering the body of a buried feed mill worker.
A giant metal mesh screen attached to an excavator has been brought in as crews Wednesday tried to stabilize 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. Fortunately no one was injured.
The northbound lane was partially blocking for a short time, but it was opened shortly after.
KUNA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has died and four children and one adult were injured when a dump truck collided with a school bus carrying students to an elementary school in southwestern Idaho. Canyon County Sheriff spokeswoman Theresa Baker says as many as
UPDATE: The suspect, who hasn't been identified yet, has been captured and is in jail right now. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Friday.
All Athol Elementary School buses will be running 2 hours late. Parents can drop their kids off as soon as the school is open...or