OLYMPIA, Wash. - Local sales tax rates will be changing in San Juan County and the cities of Sequim and Spokane on Jan. 1.
Sales and use tax rates in San Juan County will increase three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) for criminal justice and public safety purposes. The higher rate
By By NICHOLAS RICCARDIAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Shock, disgust and fear spread across the campus of the Colorado university - the man who shot up a midnight movie was identified as James Holmes, and faculty members suspected they knew him.
As professors and others questioned what to do
By By MIKE CORDERAssociated Press
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Four crew members died and seven were missing in the icy waters of the North Sea, after a cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank off the Dutch coast Wednesday night, rescuers said.
"We can confirm that four bodies have
By By SONIA PEREZ-DIAZAssociated Press
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Software company founder John McAfee was arrested by police in Guatemala on Wednesday for entering the country illegally, hours after he said he would seek asylum in the Central American country.
The anti-virus guru was detained at a
By By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is taking action against the makers of a portable baby recliner called the Nap Nanny after five infant deaths.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission filed an administrative complaint Wednesday alleging that the new model
By By ANN M. JOBFor The Associated Press
Don't let the words "large, luxury sedan" fool you.
The largest sedan in Cadillac's lineup, the 2013 XTS, handles with the poise and competence of a smaller car and with a smoothness not typically found in high-end, sporty sedans.
The modern, top
By By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Four people were found shot to death in a Detroit home, authorities said Wednesday, padding the city's homicide total that already has surpassed last year's.
Officers discovered the bodies of a teenage boy, two men and woman Tuesday
NBCNEWS.COM - It isn't very often a ceramic coffee mug is recalled, but "Homer's All-Purpose Bucket" mug sold at The Home Depot since October could pose a fire hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that the mug may not be "microwave safe" as claimed. The
By By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a sick girl with leukemia deepened Wednesday after her father said his 11-year-old daughter is being treated in Mexico and authorities considered bringing child neglect charges against the family.
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media quoted a former worker as saying he set the fire that killed 14 young women at a Chinese undergarment factory because he was angry about less than $500 in unpaid wages.
The suspect, Liu Shuangyun, told the Guangdong TV broadcaster in a jailhouse interview