MINEOLA, N.Y. — Former investigators are pushing to reopen the probe into Ethe 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of New York, saying new evidence points to the often-discounted theory that a missile strike may have downed the jumbo jet.
TOKYO — Japan’s nuclear watchdog formally approved a set of new safety requirements for atomic power plants today, paving the way for the reopening of facilities shut down since the Fukushima disaster in a move critics charged was too hasty.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats characterized as yet another example of a GOP war on women.
PORTLAND — A Springfield, Ore., couple face federal charges after authorities say they bought a gun for two people accused of a three-state killing spree and then helped them avoid capture.
Yet another study by yet another team of researchers has discovered what most of us already know (but some choose to deny).
It’s time to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.50 per hour and bring it closer to a living wage.
Farm subsidies are necessary at times, but the broad use in proposed legislation is too much.
The U.S. farm subsidy program can be an important tool in stabilizing crop prices and ensuring a consistent food supply. The federal program began in the midst of the Great Depression as a way to get food in bellies and improve the economy.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A heat wave hitting Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven — or a tropical paradise.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Milton-Freewater Senior center will host a chicken dinner, 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the center, 311 N. Main St.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Fire District 4 will conduct training burns at Walla Walla Farm Labor Homes on Thursday starting at 8 a.m.
WALLA WALLA — You don’t have to be Superman to save lives — you only need $9. Beginning Friday, the Blue Mountain Humane Society will offer the “9 Lives for $9” feline adoption deal through the end of the month.
Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of area law enforcement and emergency service agencies.
RITZVILLE, Wash. — The wheat in Eric Maier’s Eastern Washington fields is green and thigh high.
WALLA WALLA — As with wheat farmers elsewhere, local farmers are also worried about what the future holds for soft white wheat, one of their staple crops.
SALEM — The driver accused of fatally hitting a man attempting to walk from Seattle to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup was released from jail on Tuesday after telling the court he is in hospice.
The Grande Ronde River in June offers the rare pleasure of hot fishing and no crowds — a treat that’s savored as much by a fishing guide as it is by the average angler.
PORTLAND — The discovery of blue-green algae in an Eastern Oregon reservoir has the Oregon Health Authority worried that drinking water near Heppner could be contaminated.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Cars and trucks are rolling again across the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge, restoring the traffic flow on the main route between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
An appeals court ruled a plea deal was breached during sentencing.
WALLA WALLA — A career criminal who police say set up a large methamphetamine lab at the Walla Walla Vineyard Inn in 2011 apparently will get at least another day in court as the result of an opinion issued Tuesday by the state Court of Appeals.
WASHINGTON — Worry and speculation have consumed investors since Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to Congress last month about the Federal Reserve’s drive to keep long-term interest rates at record lows.