Washington

Report: 2 Seattle police officers broke law during DC riots

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SEATTLE — Two Seattle police officers who were in Washington, D.C., during the Jan. 6 insurrection were illegally trespassing on Capitol grounds while rioters...

Oregon adopts most protective heat rules for workers in US

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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon adopted an emergency rule Thursday that strengthens requirements for employers to safeguard workers from extreme heat, including expanding access to...

Bill, Melinda Gates to run foundation jointly after divorce

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NEW YORK — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce....

Amtrak plan to replace dozens of aging trains: cost $7.3B

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DETROIT — Amtrak plans to spend $7.3 billion to replace 83 passenger trains, some nearly a half-century old, though much of the funding must...

Death toll from record-breaking heat wave hits 116 in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s death toll from last weekend’s record-smashing Pacific Northwest heat wave has risen to 116. ...

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

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The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra...

Evanescence, Halestorm double up on rock riffs for new tour

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Evanescence and Halestorm will bring double dose of rock to arenas this fall on their joint tour, an idea that sprang...

Amazon begins new chapter as Bezos hands over CEO role

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NEW YORK — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO on Monday, handing over the reins as the company navigates the challenges of...

LGBTQ youth of faith pray, bond at ‘Beloved Arise’ group

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Jessika Sessoms grew up in a conservative Black evangelical family, attended Christian schools and often heard that being gay was an abomination, until she...

People along the US-Canadian border await word of reopening

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BURLINGTON, Vt. — In a normal, pre-COVID-19 summer, scores of pleasure boats are anchored in Lake Champlain off the Burlington waterfront by July 4,...