Nearly two years after public radio and the Associated Press investigated lobbyist-paid meals for Washington lawmakers, the issue is still a topic of discussion in the legislature.
A Senate panel Thursday took testimony on two proposals related to gifts of food and beverage.
Washington state has set a six-mile quarantine circle around a new major bird flu site in near Riverside in north-central Washington.
About 5,000 birds — mainly ducks but also geese, turkeys and chickens — are in the infected flock.
Gas prices have plummeted, but Washington’s gas tax could soon go up.
Republican Curtis King, the chair of the Senate Transportation committee, is looking at an 11.5-cent per gallon increase phased in over three years. It would help fund a $14 billion transportation package with projects on both sides of the Cascades.
Jundullah, a Sunni militant group with links to the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque in Shikarpur, Sindh province.
The Dawn newspaper reported that many victims were trapped in the debris after the mosque's roof collapsed as a result of the blast.
Today, we celebrate Donald Fauntleroy Duck, first sighted in Hollywood in 1934.
Despite nearly 80 years on the big screen and more than 150 films and countless comic books to his credit, Donald's plumage has never changed.
Donald doesn't migrate, but resides year round in Duckburg. To our knowledge, longtime sweetheart Daisy has never made Donald a father. But he does show a strong paternal instinct for a trio of unruly nephews.
While he means well, he tends to get in over his head, but he somehow overcomes the odds. And that perhaps is why Donald Duck is still loved after all these years.
But it's not so easy in practice.
Two big experiments run by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation have delivered mixed early results in enhancing primary care, two studies find.
Just last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a mobile app-based system can monitor a person's sugar levels remotely.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney isn't running for president in 2016, he told supporters in a statement.
"After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee," he said in the statement.
The former Massachusetts governor was the GOP nominee in 2012, b
American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," surpassed a 5,209-mile distance record for gas balloons on Thursday. The previous record was set in 1981 by Ben Abruzzo, Larry Newman, Ron Clark and Rock Aoki aboard Double Eagle V, which also launched from Japan.
Separately, Ensaf Haidar, Badawi's wife, told Agence France-Presse, she was unclear why the 30-year-old blogger was spared today.<
Athletics Kenya, the body that governs running in the country, said Rita Jeptoo tested positive for erythropoietin, or EPO, which stimulates the production of red blood cells.
Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon three times and she won her second Chicago Marathon in October.
At an educational forum, Yuan Guiren said universities should also forbid criticism of China's leaders and the country's political system, according to the Xinhua News Agency.
Frank says the edict comes as the government disrupts virtual private networks, or VPNs, which help people access foreign websites that China's Internet cops have already blocked.
He says that earlier this week, an
McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry.
His work included the Academy Award-nominated song "Jean" from the 1969 film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and McKuen's music for the animated feature "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" was also nominated for an Oscar.
As we've reported, Jordan has indicated it was willing to release a convicted terrorist in exchange for the release of a Jordanian prisoner. On Thursday, Jordan demanded proof of life from the Islamic State, which had demanded the exchange take place by sundown on Thursday.
So far, there is no word on the fate of the pilot, Lt.
With the hype almost over, the Seahawks say they're ready to take on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday.
KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel is in Glendale, Arizona, for Super Bowl XLIX.
It's not necessarily out of concern about who's getting fed. Instead, it's most often used to talk about concentrations of poverty and how that effects learning.
The phrase refers to students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program — an easily available data point for any school and any district.
But is it the best yardstick for measuring children's economic circumstances?
As The Guardian reports, Eugene de Kock, who was known as "Prime Evil," was sentenced to two life terms in connection to the killings.
"South Africa's justice minister, Michael Masutha, told a news conference on Friday De Kock would be rele
The virus is called GB Virus-C, and more than a billion people alive today have apparently been infected with it at some point during their lives, says Dr.
For the past decade, they've come in large numbers to ski the fabled Alpine slopes around Mont Blanc. But the drop in the ruble is now keeping them away.