VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - About three dozen Washington State Patrol recruits are looking to graduate Friday from the Basic Training Academy in a ceremony at the state Capitol. The patrol is on a recruiting drive to replace troopers who are entering retirement age.
CHENEY, Wash. - With students gone for Christmas break, Eastern Washington University is looking for guest musicians to play at this Saturday's football playoff game. The Eagles host Sam Houston State on Saturday in an FCS semifinal playoff game in Cheney.
By By BOB SALSBERGAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts utility regulators slapped three power companies with penalties totaling nearly $25 million on Tuesday for their handling of widespread outages caused by two major storms in 2011.
The record fines against National Grid, NStar and
By By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKERAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was recovering in Cuba on Tuesday after an operation targeting an aggressive cancer that has defied multiple treatments and has prompted the socialist leader to name a political successor.
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The crowning spire of the World Trade Center's tallest building arrived in New York on Tuesday - in giant steel pieces on a barge that floated in past the Statue of Liberty.
"It signifies that we're back, we're better than ever, and
By By STEVE LeBLANCAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts retailers are hailing a deal reached between online seller Amazon.com and state officials to begin collecting the state's 6.25 percent sales tax from Bay State residents who order items through the website.
Gov. Deval Patrick
'Substantial' Cuts Likely To Military
ALEX ROZIER: A group of house Republicans and Democrats came together on Monday and they insist that substantial reductions in military spending should be part of any budget deal that President Barack Obama negotiates with Congress to avert the so-
By By KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - University of Pennsylvania student Sharree Walls didn't realize when she signed up for a course on philanthropy that she'd actually become a philanthropist at the end of the semester.
Then her professors announced that the class
By By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Every state should require convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them from starting a car's engine if their breath tests positive for alcohol, the National Transportation Safety Board said
By By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas judge has ordered TransCanada to temporarily halt work on a private property where it is building part of an oil pipeline designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast, the latest legal battle to plague a project