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Tremors shove Washington westward, offer clues into next big earthquake

The Pacific Northwest last saw a big earthquake about 300 years ago. Scientists widely expect the region to experience a similar event every 500 years on average.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:00 pm

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Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:00 pm

Rant & Rave: A salute for the Fourth of July

Readers rant about cars parked on sidewalk, rave for Fourth of July salute

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:00 pm

U.S. Chamber spends $200k lauding Dino Rossi on trade, but TV ads avoid mention of Trump tariffs

Republican leaders in Congress have complained about Trump's tariffs, but have not limited his trade authority.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:00 pm

Keeping family connected after mother-in-law’s death

Her husband’s not great at keeping in touch; is it appropriate for her to communicate with her sisters-in-law directly?

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:00 pm

Speaking of Business: Seattle has a ‘Manhattan moment’

This week’s best quotes in business address apartment towers right down the street and negotiations across the Atlantic, among other things.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:00 pm

Lawyer Casado elected new leader of Spain’s Popular Party

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rising conservative politician Pablo Casado has been elected as new leader of Spain’s Popular Party in a landslide victory, ending a bitter and divisive election. The 37-year-old lawyer beat his opponent, former deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, with 1701 votes against 1250 on Saturday. Casado succeeds former Prime Minister […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:53 pm

Suspended Zoroastrian regains seat in municipal council

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting the country’s top arbitration body has restored a suspended Zoroastrian member of Yazd City Council to his position, saying all religious minorities are eligible to hold office. IRNA reported Saturday the Expediency Council decision came in the case of Sepanta Niknaml who was suspended […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:38 pm

French investigators raid home of Macron’s bodyguard

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor’s office says investigators have raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides, who was caught on camera beating a protester in May. The presidential Elysee Palace fired Alexandre Benalla a day before police raided his home Saturday morning in the Parisian suburb of Issy-Les-Moulineaux. Benalla […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:36 pm

New evacuations in southwest Syria as offensive continues

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and Syrian media say a new group of rebels and their families are being evacuated from the country’s southwest, where the government has gained new ground in its ongoing offensive. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 25 buses have arrived Saturday at a crossing point to evacuate those who refuse […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:29 pm

Judge rejects US efforts to strip terrorist of citizenship

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The government can’t strip a terrorist of his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled this month in a decision siding with a Pakistan-born man serving the last few years of a 20-year prison sentence for his guilty plea to plotting to destroy New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. The case involves Iyman Faris, […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:28 pm

Australian skull displayed in US museum buried in France

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian soldier’s skull has been buried in a French war grave a century after it was taken for eventual display in a Philadelphia museum, Australia’s government said Saturday. Private Thomas Hurdis was wounded in Belgium on Sept. 26, 1917, and died a week later in a U.S. field hospital in […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:14 pm

Fiat Chrysler board meets in light of CEO’s surgery

ROME (AP) — The boards of Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari and CNH Industrial were called to urgent meetings Saturday in Italy in light of executive Sergio Marchionne’s recent surgery and prolonged convalescence. The La Stampa daily, the hometown newspaper of Fiat’s headquarters city, Turin, where the boards were summoned to separate meetings, said the huddles were […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:12 pm

Washington state’s colleges lead the nation in training more teachers of color, study finds

In Washington state, the race and diversity of undergraduates studying to become teachers largely reflects the demographics of the colleges and universities that house them.

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:00 pm

Pakistan candidate kills himself after sons oppose him

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say an independent candidate for parliament has shot himself to death after his sons disagreed with his politics. Officer Ishfaq Khan said Saturday that Mohammad Ahmed Mughal was running for office in both the national and provincial assemblies from the central city of Faisalabad. He said Mughal faced […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 11:37 am

German prosecutors charge bus attacker with attempted murder

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man who attacked passengers on a crowded city bus with a knife in the northern town of Luebeck on Friday with attempted murder. Luebeck prosecutors said in a statement Saturday they’re also charging the German-Iranian dual citizen with serious bodily harm and arson for trying to […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 11:31 am

At least 10 Iranian troops killed in attack near Iraq border

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least 10 Iranian border guards were killed in an overnight attack by unidentified gunmen near the Iraqi border, Iranian media reported Saturday. The attack took place near the town of Marivan, in a Kurdish area of Iran some 620 kilometers (385 miles) west of the capital Tehran, according to the […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 10:27 am

Margaret Thatcher’s spouse not happy about McCartney invite

LONDON (AP) — Most hosts would be quite happy to have Paul McCartney come to a shindig. But that wasn’t the case with Denis Thatcher in 1988 when planning a gala reception at 10 Downing Street. Newly released papers show that the late husband of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher put a question mark […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 9:44 am

Zimbabwe’s leader tries to rally white voters as gap narrows

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s president is trying to rally white minority voters as the race in this month’s historic election becomes too close to call. President Emmerson Mnangagwa told a meeting in the capital, Harare, that the era of land seizures from white farmers is over. The land grabs under former leader Robert Mugabe […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 9:44 am

Survivor, 2 bodies from migrant boat wreck arrive in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A survivor of a capsized migrant boat brought to the Spanish island of Mallorca along with two bodies from the wreck has been transferred to a hospital for trauma treatment, Spanish authorities said Saturday. A rescue boat operated by Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms had found the Cameroonian woman along […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 9:11 am

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