Umpqua Bank has been on a self-proclaimed mission of changing the face of banking with its living-room-friendly "stores," its hyper-courteous employees, and the "world's greatest bank" moniker it brashly embraced years ago as a tiny Oregon community bank.
By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy-Tribune
April 17, 2014 5:24 p.m.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — The military judge in the USS Cole bombing case has ordered the CIA to give defense lawyers details — names, dates and places — of its secret overseas detention and interrogation of the man accused of planning the bombing, two people who have read the still-secret order said Thursday.
Owners of the downtown Esther Short Building on Thursday announced plans to move six tenants and 60 employees into the vacant structure at 610 Esther St. that is owned by an LLC made up of local investors.
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 1:40 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
By LARA JAKES and JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 7 p.m.
GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 4:33 p.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.