By MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's lower house voted Tuesday to double the country's sales tax to 10 percent over three years in a bid to rein in a bulging national debt as an aging population burdens the country's social security system
By PAT GRAHAMAP Sports Writer
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The persistent rain ruined high jumper Jesse Williams' rhythm and nearly washed away his Olympic chances right along with it.
The reigning world champion bowed out of the competition in fourth place at the U
By The Associated Press
WHAT HAPPENED: A U.S. federal court backed several patents protecting Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s multiple sclerosis treatment Copaxone from generic competition.
WHAT THAT MEANS: Teva said the decision should prevent other
By MARTIN GRIFFITHAssociated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Organizers of the Reno National Championship Air Races are pursuing plans to build a permanent memorial for victims of last year's mass-casualty crash in Nevada.
Reno Air Racing Association officials are
Former Washington State center Aaron Baynes is going to London with Team Australia!
The former Cougar is one of 12 members of the Australian Boomers 2012 Olympic team. The announcement was made Friday.
The team includes a handful well-known players among basketball fans around the Inland Northwest
Six former Washington State track stars are set to compete at the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials beginning this week in Eugene, Ore.
On the track, two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat will run the 5000m, defending US Outdoor champion Jeshua Anderson will run the 400m hurdles, Joe Abbott
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback R.J. Archer and released wide receiver Troy Burrell.
The move that creates competition for Kellen Moore was announced Thursday.
Archer was cut as a rookie free agent by the
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. has been hammered by the strong yen, putting extra pressure on the automaker to stay lean and come up with new innovations to ride out the challenge, a senior executive said Thursday.
By DAVID BAUDERAP Television Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - In the midst of the first prolonged challenge to its morning supremacy in 16 years, NBC News is discussing a plan to remove Ann Curry as co-host of the "Today" show with Matt Lauer.
Curry, who has been with "
By SHAWN POGATCHNIKAssociated Press
DUBLIN (AP) - The Irish government is keeping an open mind on Ryanair's surprise new takeover bid for the national airline Aer Lingus but won't be "shoved into a fire sale" because of the country's debt difficulties, Prime Minister