By SARAH EL DEEB and BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 7:47 p.m.
BEIRUT — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.
By BOUBACAR DIALLO, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 7:35 p.m.
CONAKRY, Guinea — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.
By Stacia Glenn, The News Tribune
May 22, 2015 7:06 p.m.
TACOMA — Tacoma police said a mental health patient assaulted three staff members Friday, carjacked a woman in the Stadium District and tried to run down two police officers, prompting one of the officers to shoot at him.
A Vancouver contractor who admitted to working without a license or insurance to cover injured workers was ordered to pay the state more than $72,000, according to a news release from the Department of Labor & Industries.
The Port of Vancouver and Seattle consultant NBBJ will gather Tuesday for a public meeting to discuss components of the port's effort to craft a master plan for revitalizing its Terminal 1 waterfront property. The port's board of commissioners and NBBJ will discuss the planning process and initial concepts for the waterfront project during the workshop, to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the port's office, 3103 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver.
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 3:58 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract.
By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 9:37 p.m.
OLYMPIA — Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer.
SEATTLE — An official with Washington state's Department of Natural Resources says Seattle activists protesting Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic did some environmental damage to a popular dive park.