Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn pleaded guilty Wednesday in Kittitas County to driving under the influence after driving his pickup into a ditch last month.
The Northwest’s biggest quake of the year rattled nerves early Wednesday from Seabeck, in Kitsap County, to Seattle. More than 500 “felt it” reports were filed with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Jeff Bezos’ private aerospace company, Blue Origin, agreed to develop its rocket engine in partnership with Boeing and Lockheed Martin, an alliance that could reduce Russia’s role in U.S. orbital flights.
Seattle U professor finds lessons for the Middle East in Irish history.
King County Metro Transit has found enough savings to limit planned bus cuts, news that comes as Seattle voters consider new transit taxes.
Puget Sound-area veterans had a chance to sound off Wednesday night about their struggles to get medical care when the Department of Veterans Affairs held a town-hall meeting.
UPDATE - 11:29 PM
A large annual event that celebrates the Pacific Northwest's Native American culture with a tribal canoe journey and ceremonies is expected to take a one-year hiatus in 2015 because no tribe has stepped up to host it, officials said.
The Eagles have started 0-2 after coming into the season ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 4A.
Chatty Cougars cornerback will have plenty to say to Ducks, as he does to every opponent and anyone who spends time with him.
UPDATE - 12:03 AM
Jameis Winston will be a spectator in the first half of Florida State’s showdown against Clemson on Saturday after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about women — the latest embarrassment in a growing list of poor decisions off the field.
The Houston Rockets acquired Jason Terry and draft picks from the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson.
Rookie left-hander left Tuesday’s game in the fifth inning. He will have an MRI Thursday in Seattle.
Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals was arrested in a domestic-violence investigation Wednesday as the NFL continued to find itself under siege for its handling of such cases.
No. 3 Marysville-Pilchuck travels to face No. 2 O’Dea at West Seattle Stadium Friday in an early-season showdown.
Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go.
Manning doesn’t have much interest in reliving the past. Denver plays at Seattle Sunday.
Teaching Pro at Meridian Valley shoots a 7-under 65 to take two-stroke lead over first-round leader Tony Robydek.
Strong numbers coincide with Everett Coho Derby.
“It’s really funny,” Sherman says of chatter after the loss at San Diego, when Keenan Allen caught five passes. “Especially when you have little guys like the Chargers guys talking about how they exposed something.”
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.
The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.
Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations.
The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.
UPDATE - 11:12 PM
Cross country results for Wednesday, Sept. 17
UPDATE - 11:14 PM
Golf results for Wednesday, Sept. 17
UPDATE - 11:15 PM
Tennis results for Wednesday, Sept. 17
UPDATE - 11:13 PM
Cross country results for Tuesday, Sept. 16
UPDATE - 11:14 PM
Golf results for Tuesday, Sept. 16
UPDATE - 12:07 AM
The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer.
The online retail giant adds new Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets to its family of products. But for all the technical improvements and new features built into these devices, one principle remains prominent throughout — price matters.
The head of Amazon’s hardware business talks about the importance of price, expectations of customers, what those on the Kindle staff like and other subjects.
Novo Nordisk, which closed a Seattle research hub two weeks ago, is hinting the location could become its chief site for a broad new initiative targeting obesity and employing many scientists.
The statewide unemployment rate in August was 5.6 percent, the same as in July, but the rate for the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett area increased slightly to 4.8 percent.
Starbucks said Wednesday it has updated its Android app to allow tipping, matching the improvements made to its iPhone app earlier this year.
Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.
Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.
Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years -- but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.
NASA will pay longtime space company Boeing $4.2 billion and upstart SpaceX $2.6 billion to certify, test and fly their crew capsules on as many as six missions.
A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.
Consumer prices in the Seattle area dropped slightly in July and August, in parallel with a national decline for the first time since April 2013.
American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever.
World stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates and reports that China is providing extra liquidity to major state banks.
Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger.
Kohl's Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent increase over last year.
U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.
The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings.
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years.
NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.
Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.
A skit at a Wyoming high school in which new staff members were hazed with sexually suggestive words and actions has resulted in disciplinary action against some employees and the resignation of the principal.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said that prescribing language on blockbuster testosterone treatments should be revised to make clear they have not been shown to reverse common aging issues such as low libido, fatigue and muscle loss.
President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.
Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.
School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.
If Scotland exits the United Kingdom after a referendum this week, it can stake a claim to inventions that transformed modern life, from surgical anesthetic and penicillin to TV, the telephone and even the flush toilet.
Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.
It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"
Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.
Clearing up some of the confusion over the U.S. mission in Iraq.
Kilauea is erupting in two places, and the newer lava flow threatens to close an important road on Hawaii Island.
A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.
Natural gas is no long-term fix in the effort to shield the world from the most severe effects of climate change or meet the difficult goal set by world leaders to keep global temperatures from rising no more than 2 degrees Celsius.
At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war, activists said.
A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."
The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seems likely to enter.
Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.
Police stepped up security in Times Square on Wednesday amid concerns that the mounting hostilities between the United States and the Islamic State group could have repercussions on U.S. soil.
Saudi Arabia's highest body of religious scholars issued a stern ruling on Wednesday calling terrorism a "heinous crime" and saying perpetrators including Islamic State militants deserve punishment in line with Islamic law.
South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.
The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.
Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after their homes were inundated two weeks ago.
An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.
The Philippines' most active volcano has sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Wednesday.
Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.
The militant Islamic State group released a video warning the United States that its fighters are waiting for it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as his top general said may happen if the current strategy of airstrikes fails.
Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile barreled toward Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the last two weeks.
There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and eight years of autocratic rule. But democracy may not have much of a new look to it.
Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products mill offline for an undetermined amount of time.
Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said.
Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.
Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona.
A video of Ray Rice hitting his now wife sparked a national conversation about domestic violence, opening up an opportunity to address the issue.
Froma Harrop / Syndicated columnist
Between the Bob McDonnell and Mark Sanford stories emerged the video of football star Ray Rice punching his girlfriend, now wife, cold in an elevator and then dragging her limp body out, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.
NEW - 12:05 AM
A movie review of “The Maze Runner,” a smart and fast-paced rendering of James Dashner’s 2009 young-adult best-seller set in a dystopian future. The young cast and set design are its greatest strengths. It got three stars out of four.
NEW - 12:05 AM
“This is Where I Leave You” is a family-forced-to-be-together dramedy that jells better than most thanks to its funny cast, which includes Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda. 3 stars out of 4.
NEW - 12:05 AM
A movie review of “Tusk,” about a sensationalistic podcaster (Justin Long) taken prisoner in backwoods Manitoba by a serial killer (Michael Parks) infatuated with walruses. It got 0 stars.
NEW - 12:05 AM
Liam Neeson is a private eye taking “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” a thriller that isn’t quite as good as his character is. 2.5 stars out of 4.
TV picks for Tuesday, Sept. 17, include the season premiere of “Red Band Society” on Fox, “America’s Got Talent” on NBC and “Extant” on CBS.
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 19-25, 2014.
We answer readers’ Happy Hour questions.
The different mix of microbes, the researchers contend, changes the metabolism of glucose, causing levels to rise higher after eating and to decline more slowly than they otherwise would.
From purées to pestos, there are many ways to revisit summer flavors deep into fall and winter.
NEW - 06:15 AM
Furniture & home furnishings
Wrought Iron Stand w Mirror $25
10 HUMMEL wooden plaques 1970's
12th & Madison Huge Storage Auction
POST A FREE LISTING