By By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Deaths of bicyclists and occupants of large trucks rose sharply last year even as total traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, federal safety officials said Monday.
Bicyclist deaths jumped 8.7 percent and deaths of
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says some discrimination complaints from federal workers can go to federal district court, instead of being forced into the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
The justices on Monday ruled unanimously that some appeals from the Merit Systems Protection
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A top-secret mini-space shuttle has blasted off from Cape Canaveral. The Air Force launched the unmanned spacecraft Tuesday aboard an Atlas V rocket. It's the second flight for this original X-37B spaceplane. It circled the planet
FROM THE CITY OF SPOKANE: City crews are out deicing and sanding, concentrating on hills and intersections on arterials. Night crews stayed late to improve the morning commute today.
Street conditions are slick, and City officials are asking people to slow down and drive for conditions this
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't reinstate an award against a racy magazine in a dispute over nude pictures of a model published after she was killed by her professional wrestler husband.
The court turned away a request by the family of Nancy Toffoloni Benoit to reinstate a jury's
SEATTLE (AP) - About 140 same-sex couples got married at Seattle's City Hall on Sunday. City officials opened City Hall on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 16 local judges volunteered to conduct the weddings. There were five separate chapels to accommodate the couples.
KHQ.COM - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped ten cents over the past three weeks.
That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.38.
Midgrade costs an average of $3.55 a
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An Olympia bar known for allowing patrons to smoke cigarettes for an annual fee has announced it's also welcoming marijuana smokers. KING 5 (http://bit.ly/RjAXae) reports that Frank Schnarrs has battled state regulators and won over allowing smoking
By By MELINDA DESLATTEAssociated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Top officials in Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration used personal email accounts to craft a media strategy for imposing hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid cuts - a method of communication that can make it more
By By TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Manuel Pardo was a decorated Florida police officer before he was fired for lying and turned to life as a vigilante, slaying nine people during a three-month crime spree.
Almost 27 years later, Pardo, 56, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday