National » Page 2

code

Big tech aims at talent shortage with ‘Hour of Code’

Call it the thinking man's ice bucket challenge.

keg

Survey: Drugs, binge drinking down among U.S. teens

The annual survey of teens shows marijuana use is leveling off and some other drug use dropping.

vivek

New Surgeon General makes history

The Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday.

schoolattack

130 killed, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.

gun

Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims sue gunmaker

The families of nine people killed in the 2012 attack on a Connecticut elementary school filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.

PHILLY

Police surround Philadelphia-area home as killing suspect sought

Police discovered the bodies of five people, all shot at close range, in three separate locations northwest of Philadelphia.

obamacare

Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups

Monday is the deadline for new customers to pick a health plan that will take effect Jan. 1.

gasstation

Oil prices hit 5-year low

Crude oil hit a new low, close to $60 a barrel on Monday.

sydney

Sydney hostage siege ends, gunman killed

Police stormed the café in a dramatic end to a standoff that had dragged on for more than 16 hours.

guantanamo

Guantanamo 9/11 hearing to focus on FBI infiltration

A U.S. military court hearing for suspects in the 9/11 attacks starts on Monday.

Police

Three teens shot at Oregon high school

At least three people were shot on Friday at a Portland, Oregon high school, and officers were searching for suspects who were believed to have left the area.

AP436295962262

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

shop

Americans feel pretty good about the economy

Consumer sentiment is at an eight-year high.

Dodge Ram pickup trucks are lined up for sale at Bill DeLuca's dealerships in Haverhill, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup.

Chrysler expands air bag recall

Chrysler and Dodge are recalling nearly 200,000 more vehicles to fix air bags that can explode.

computers

FCC to boost Internet spending

The $4 billion spending package will help more Americans access to the Internet, particularly in poor and rural areas.

vapor

Some states let minors buy e-cigarettes

CDC: More than 16 million children in 10 states have access to electronic cigarettes.

WALKOUT

Congressional staffers stage walkout in latest police protests

Congressional staff protested decisions by grand juries not to charge police officers in the killings of unarmed black men.

boehner

Shutdown averted: House narrowly passes spending bill

The House of Representatives averted a shutdown, passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill despite Democratic objections.

reid

Shutdown deadline looms as opposition mounts

With the threat looming of a midnight government shutdown, the fate of a $1.1 trillion spending bill remains in doubt.

doctors

43 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

A new report shows nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers have unpaid medical debts.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Tanev lifts Canucks over skidding Flames

Vancouver Canucks' goalie Ryan Miller (30) is congratulated by Kevin Bieksa (3) after the Canucks' victory 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in St. Louis.

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the skidding Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

in Local Sports

No. 8 Gonzaga struggles past Cal Poly

Gonzaga’s mascot

No. 8 Gonzaga struggled to shake pesky Cal Poly before pulling away for a 63-50 win on Saturday night.

in Local Sports

No. 16 Washington edges No. 15 Oklahoma

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar, left, hugs guard Andrew Andrews (12) after an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. Washington beat San Diego State 49-36.

The Huskies (10-0) led by as many as 20 in the first half.

in Sports

No. 1 Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA

From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

in Local Sports

Lynden beats King’s & prep hoops scoreboard

Lynden vs. King's bball

Lynden, ranked No. 2 in 2A, improves to 3-0 on the season.