SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington State Patrol has fired a trooper accused of an unjustified shooting last April in Renton. The patrol says Trooper Jeff Laeuger was not in danger when he fired at a car that ran over his foot and was driving away. The trooper's
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline in Taliban attacks last year, and officials said Tuesday that there was actually no change in the number of attacks on international troops from 2011 to 2012.
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An expert witness for people and businesses who sued BP over the Gulf oil spill says he found ample evidence that the company's cost-cutting culture led to the disaster.
University of California-Berkeley engineering professor Robert Bea
By MATT WOOLBRIGHTAssociated Press
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The tale of a mysterious Nevada recluse's gold reached a new chapter Tuesday when a portion of the trove raked in more than $3.5 million at auction.
It was the allure of mystery that pulled some bidders to the courtroom, but for others
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is arguing that looming government-wide spending cuts could idle military resources like naval aircraft carriers, while Republicans are criticizing the president for taking his arguments outside Washington instead of staying
By SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - After a fierce primary campaign dominated by gun control, ethics and economic woes, voters were choosing the likely replacement for Jesse Jackson Jr. on Tuesday, three months after his legal troubles and battle with depression forced
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A deeply divided Senate moved toward a vote Tuesday on President Barack Obama's contentious choice of Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department, with the former Republican senator on track to win confirmation after a protracted political fight
SPOKANE, Wash. - The position of Ombudsman was created to keep the police department accountable after the 2006 beating death of Otto Zehm. Complaints to the Ombudsman's officer were up during 2012, and Ombudsman Tim Burns says it is because more people are aware of the position.
SPOKANE, Wash – Funding for education is one of the biggest things on the chopping block, if the so-called "sequester" budget crisis isn't resolved in Washington D.C.
According to a report from the White House, Washington "will lose approximately $11,606,000 in funding for
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane City Council unanimously approved an ordinance putting a moratorium on the establishment of medical marijuana collective gardens and licensed dispensaries in Spokane.
The emergency ordinance goes into effect today and is suppose to last for no longer than six months