Business Summit aims to become a Northwest attraction

Over the last year, the Chamber, which organizes the Business Summit, has unveiled and pursued four major areas for development.

Corps ‘Industry Day’ draws crowd

WALLA WALLA — If the crowd was any indicator, doing business with the government is good business.

Ukraine's Crimea base taken, commander detained

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea — Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen. Pro-Moscow Crimean authorities also detained the Ukrainian navy commander and reportedly blocked the defense minister and another government official from traveling to the peninsula in what they said was a bid to defuse tensions.

Machinist seeks delay in Boeing contract vote

SEATTLE — A Boeing machinist worker is seeking to delay a vote on a proposed contract with the company.

Las Vegas cab driver finds $300K in back seat

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas cab driver Gerardo Gamboa thought someone left a bag of chocolates in the back seat of his vehicle, but the stash turned out to be $300,000 in cold hard cash.

Nigerian extremists abduct soldiers' wives, kids

MAIDUGURI (AP) — Nigeria’s military is pursuing Islamic extremists who abducted soldiers’ wives and children when they attacked a barracks in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said today.

Washington health exchange getting record use

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s online health insurance exchange was offline overnight until nearly 9 a.m. on Monday morning despite a looming deadline for Washington residents to sign up for health insurance — or at least try to start the process.

Oregon lawyer who won abuse case against Boy Scouts dies

PORTLAND — A Portland attorney who won a nearly $20 million judgment for a sex abuse victim against the Boy Scouts of America and forced the organization to release secrets on pedophiles contained in its so-called “perversion files” has died. Kelly Clark was 56.

Lillie Rice earns fifth accreditation

Lillie Rice Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its community employment services.

Drivers using electric car-charging stations

SEATTLE — Electric car drivers are increasingly plugging in and charging up at Washington state’s network of public car-charging stations, according to new data from the Washington state Department of Transportation.