SPOKANE, Wash. - A man died after being submerged in the cold waters of the Spokane River for more than an hour Saturday afternoon.
Spokane Fire Department officials say the man was rafting down the river at about 1:00PM with another friend when he fell out of the raft next the bridge at People
CHENEY, Wash. - Walking the sidewalks near Eastern Washington University in Cheney has become a little bumpier over the past several days.
Portions of concrete have started buckling, and street engineers say the hot weather is a likely cause for the damage.
Street crews were driving
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Nearly $25 million has already been spent to prepare for the immediate aftermath of this year's wildfires, putting the U.S. Forest Service on track for another possible record year of spending on burned-area recovery efforts.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's withdrawal from an environmental ratings registry has prompted at least one city - San Francisco - to stop buying its computers.
The decision does not apply to iPads or iPhones. But Francis Tsang, spokesman for Mayor Edwin Lee's office, says the city's rules
By KANTELE FRANKO and MITCH STACYAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Exploding freight cars full of ethanol made for a dramatic early morning scene in Ohio's capital on Wednesday, but officials said the train derailment that led to a hurried evacuation of an urban neighborhood could have
By DAVID RUNK and JOHN FLESHERAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - The Canadian operator of an oil pipeline that ruptured in southwestern Michigan two years ago, causing the most expensive onshore spill in U.S. history, failed to deal adequately with structural problems detected years ago and to
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Federal regulators proposed a $3.7 million civil penalty Monday against the Canadian owner of a pipeline that ruptured in 2010, dumping more than 800,000 gallons of oil into a southwestern Michigan river
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders pushed a sweeping highways-student loans package salvaging millions of construction jobs and maintaining low interest rates on millions of new college loans toward a House vote Friday even as conservative groups
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson says fears about climate change, drilling, and energy dependence are overblown.
In a speech Wednesday, Tillerson acknowledged that burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet, but
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - A big-rig truck and nearly 20 cars collided Tuesday on a freeway in the mountains north of Los Angeles, leaving at least 17 people injured, including two critically, authorities said.
Television news footage showed more than a half-