N Carolina lawmakers halfway to veto override on court size
Apr 26, 2017 7:56 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? North Carolina’s House has voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of legislation that reduces the number of judges on the state Court of Appeals. Wednesday&a...
Alaska Air?s profit tumbles, partly from Virgin merger costs
Apr 26, 2017 7:50 pm
Alaska Air Group?s first-quarter profit was dragged down by more expensive fuel and the cost of combining with Virgin America. The growth from the merger has also raised labor issues.
Mariners make multiple roster moves: Felix Hernandez, Mitch Haniger both placed on the 10-day disabled list
Apr 26, 2017 7:21 pm
Mariners also bring up three pitchers from Class AAA Tacoma.
Wildfire on US refuge doubles in size in less than a week
Apr 26, 2017 7:20 pm
FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) ? Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles (300 sq. kilometers), having doubled in size since last weekend. Sustai...
Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education
Apr 26, 2017 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to reduce the federal government’s role in K-12 education. Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 30...
VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care
Apr 26, 2017 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump errs on the court system
Apr 26, 2017 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Donald Trump misstated how the federal court system works in a trio of tweets Wednesday about a judge who blocked his order to penalize cities that don’t cooperat...
Belarus march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary
Apr 26, 2017 6:46 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) ? About 400 people have marched in Belarus’ capital to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear p...
How I?m going to speed through 19 bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day
Apr 26, 2017 6:45 pm
This is the third year for the Independent Bookstore Day Challenge, in which hardy souls visit 19 Puget Sound-area bookstores in a day.
New US office seeks to aid victims of crimes by immigrants
Apr 26, 2017 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Trump administration on Wednesday opened an office dedicated to helping victims of crimes committed by immigrants ? an initiative criticized as misguided because studies have sho...