About 240 more homeless veterans in Washington state will soon have an option for permanent housing.
The federal government has teamed up with local officials across the country, including Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine, to tackle veteran homelessness. Julian Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, spelled out their ambitious goal at a press conference in Seattle.
As NPR's Jackie Northam reports, the vessels are joining others in the region in an increasing show of force. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:
"The U.S. Navy says it's deploying the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided-missile cruiser Normandy to the Gulf of Aden to ensure the vital shipping lanes in the volatile region remain open and safe.
"The two U.S. warships had been stationed in the Persian Gulf.
You may never have heard of Moore's law, but it has a lot do with why you will pay about the same price for your next computer, smartphone or tablet, even though it will be faster and have better screen resolution than the last one.
Most of us are used to the cycle of technology.
Pianist and composer Omar Sosa left his home in Cuba in 1993 but carried his Yoruban spiritual beliefs with him. These beliefs are the underpinning of his approach to jazz, as you’ll hear in this live studio session, hosted by Abe Beeson.
Quarteto Afrocubano consists of Sosa, Ernesto Simpson (drums), Childo Tomas (electric bass) and Leandro Saint-Hill (sax and flute). Together they present music that is compelling, uplifting and somehow charmed…music that fills the soul while also always making room for the ‘spirits.’
If you remember, right before he was found dead in his home, Nisman was about to tell lawmakers that he wanted to charge Kirchner for allegedly thwarting an investigation into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.
Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita took up Nisman's investigation but a judge in February threw out the allegations and now federal prosecutor Javier De Luca, a Kirchner loyalist who was assigned to the case
On the shore of Seaview Park in West Seattle, a group of young activists stand behind a row of bright yellow kayaks. Most of them are new to boating. An instructor from Alki Kayak Tours gives a safety briefing before they head out for a sunset paddle.
Ah, but here they come!
Cows, despite their tendency to lumber, become almost sprightly when treated to a change of scenery.
Internationally, there are concerns about increasing casualties and questions about the strategy in the Saudi operation, which is receiving help from U.S., among others.
But at home in the kingdom, the war has sparked a patriotic fervor that's noticeable just about everywhere you turn.
Saudi state television and radio are playing patriotic music and running TV s
All of this would be taking place in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington state.
Industrial-scale geothermal power has been a dream clean energy source since the 1970s.
Most have children and lead the typically harried lives of working parents. They say they didn't set out to be pioneers.
But when her 2½-year-old son, King David, got sick with a mysterious condition, it didn't occur to her that it might be from environmental toxins. He had a high fever that wasn't responding to medication. He couldn't sleep. He was plagued with diarrhea, and his eyes became runny.
"You have to remember, that was literally weeks and months on end when you could turn on the TV at any time of day and see an oil well leaking unabatedly into the Gulf of Mexico," says Brett Anderson, feature food writer for Nola.com.
Looking around a packed dining room at the local Cajun Seafood House in New Orleans on a recent day, it's clear that epidemic of worry is over.
Ditto if you're pregnant, elderly or have small children at home.
Pets can transmit dozens of diseases to humans, but doctors aren't always as good as they should be in asking about pets in the home and humans' health issues, a study finds.
And that goes for people doctors and animal doctors.
Photos from the flight out of the Coast Guard's Traverse City, Mich., air station show a variety of ships resting on the lake bottom, including the James McBride, a 121-foot brig that sank in 1857.
One of the pilots on that flight was Lt. Cmdr.
King County officials are asking local voters to support a property tax hike so local law enforcement officers, firefighters and other emergency first-responders can get an upgrade for their aging radio system.
"Communicating with people you may or may not know in real life just got easier," says Twitter Senior Software Engineer Nhu Vuong in a blog post announcing a change to Twitter's direct messaging system. The new feature gives users the ability to receive messages whether the user follows them or not.