Defense: Shooter’s dad never told he couldn’t have guns

SEATTLE — Prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that the father of the teenager who shot and killed four classmates and himself repeatedly lied on forms to… Continue reading

Felony pot charges for teens being reduced in Asotin County

ASOTIN, Wash. (AP) — A prosecutor in Washington’s southeastern corner is reducing felony marijuana charges he filed against six juveniles because of a misinterpretation of… Continue reading

Los Angeles panel proposes homelessness emergency, funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s no secret to people who walk or drive the streets of Los Angeles that homeless people — tens of thousands… Continue reading

Sage grouse plan aims for industry, wildlife balance

BILLINGS, Mont. — A cooperative effort to save a ground-dwelling bird has diverted it from possible extinction, federal officials declared Tuesday, as they sought to… Continue reading

Deputy saves drowning kids in dark pond; the dad is arrested

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy says he heard wailing in the darkness and plunged into an apartment complex’s pond at night… Continue reading

Activists of the Hungarian Red Cross give water to migrants who arrived by train from Tovarnik, Croatia at the railway station in Zakany, 230 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (Gyorgy Varga/MTI via AP)

European ministers agree to relocate 120,000 refugees

BRUSSELS — Deeply divided European Union ministers agreed Tuesday to relocate 120,000 asylum-seekers to ease the strain on Greece and Italy, which are on the… Continue reading

Activists of the Hungarian Red Cross give water to migrants who arrived by train from Tovarnik, Croatia at the railway station in Zakany, 230 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (Gyorgy Varga/MTI via AP)

Meetings with Chinese leader bring agreement

SEATTLE — Leaders from Michigan to Beijing attended meetings Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the U.S. and signed an agreement aimed at pushing… Continue reading

Clinton breaks Keystone silence, says she opposes pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over a project criticized… Continue reading

Ranks thinning, traditional GOP candidates try to adapt

WASHINGTON — Scott Walker and Rick Perry entered the 2016 presidential race with a combined 18 years of experience as governors. They exited the Republican… Continue reading

Carson blames ‘PC culture’ for Muslim comment flap

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Tuesday blamed “P.C. culture” for the political fallout over his statement against electing a Muslim president.Carson… Continue reading

Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The Pope is spending three days in Washington before heading to New York and Philadelphia. This is the Pope's first visit to the United States. First lady Michelle Obama is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pope Francis arrives, faces polarized country

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of… Continue reading

Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The Pope is spending three days in Washington before heading to New York and Philadelphia. This is the Pope's first visit to the United States. First lady Michelle Obama is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Gamers attend the first in-theater video game league for multi-players of all ages to compete in the Super League Gaming event held at Cinemark Playa Vista and XD Theater in Los Angeles.

A little league for ‘Minecraft’ gamers

LOS ANGELES — On a recent afternoon inside the Cinemark Playa Vista multiplex, a sold-out movie theater was packed with more than 100 children and… Continue reading

Gamers attend the first in-theater video game league for multi-players of all ages to compete in the Super League Gaming event held at Cinemark Playa Vista and XD Theater in Los Angeles.
Raymond Fryberg, left, the father of the Washington state teenager who fatally shot four classmates and himself at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October 2014, arrives at the federal courthouse in Seattle, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Fryberg is on trial this week for six counts of illegally possessing firearms, including the one used in the shooting, while under a domestic violence restraining order that meant he was not allowed to have guns. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Trial begins for father of teen who fatally shot classmates

SEATTLE — About a dozen prospective jurors were dismissed Monday from the federal trial of the father of the teenager who fatally shot four friends… Continue reading

Raymond Fryberg, left, the father of the Washington state teenager who fatally shot four classmates and himself at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October 2014, arrives at the federal courthouse in Seattle, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Fryberg is on trial this week for six counts of illegally possessing firearms, including the one used in the shooting, while under a domestic violence restraining order that meant he was not allowed to have guns. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Hundreds of students rally Thursday, September 10, 2015, at Summit Sierra public charter school in Seattle's International District. Charter school students, parents and staff rallied to support the schools and to call for Governor Jay Inlsee and the legislature to show their support after the State Supreme Court ruled state funding of the schools to be unconstitutional. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

More problems found at state’s first charter

SEATTLE — The state auditor has found sloppy bookkeeping, cash flow problems and a host of other issues at Washington’s first charter school.The report comes… Continue reading

Hundreds of students rally Thursday, September 10, 2015, at Summit Sierra public charter school in Seattle's International District. Charter school students, parents and staff rallied to support the schools and to call for Governor Jay Inlsee and the legislature to show their support after the State Supreme Court ruled state funding of the schools to be unconstitutional. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

Washington state to write new rule to limit carbon output

SEATTLE — The state Department of Ecology on Monday proposed capping greenhouse gases from the state’s 35 largest emitters, rolling out a new rule-making process… Continue reading

Walker exits 2016 race with harsh words for Trump

MADISON, Wis. — Warning that the Republican presidential race has become too nasty, Scott Walker exited the 2016 campaign on Monday and urged others to… Continue reading

For years, VW software thwarted pollution regulations

DETROIT — Volkswagen became the world’s top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America’s tough Clean… Continue reading

Prosecutor: Short life of Baby Doe marked by neglect, abuse

BOSTON — In her short, tumultuous life, Bella Bond loved cats, dancing to country music and the color green.Those were but brief flashes of happiness… Continue reading

Study: Twice as much trash put in landfills than estimated

WASHINGTON — Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study.It turns… Continue reading

State obesity rates hold steady; 30 pct or more in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) — New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.Results from a telephone survey show… Continue reading