By Mike Baker, Associated Press
December 13, 2013 10:26 a.m.
SEATTLE — Leaders in the International Association of Machinists publicly differed Friday on whether to bring Boeing's latest contract offer to a vote, exposing tensions within the union over how to handle the high-stakes negotiations.
Though the tools were familiar — charcoal, erasers, paper — the scale of artist Michael Smith's portraits also required the use his entire body. Often hopping up and down a ladder to reach parts of the 6-foot-tall portraits, "I was using a chunk of charcoal the size of my fist," he said. Smith viewed it as a "kinetic form of drawing."
A Vancouver-based relief organization is gearing up to help typhoon victims in the Philippines. Based on recent -- and not so recent -- disaster responses, Forward Edge International will be there for a while.
CANON CITY, Colo.— Officials at a Colorado school where a 6-year-old boy was suspended for kissing a girl have dropped the term "sexual harassment" from the boy's record, instead calling the behavior misconduct.