By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 10:31 a.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — In a surprising move after Russia flexed its military might in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine's new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help -- appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow are strong.
By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 10:13 a.m.
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said there is “no way” he will recognize Israel as a Jewish state and accept a Palestinian capital in just a portion of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, rebuffing what Palestinians fear will be key elements of a U.S. peace proposal.
Thomas Prill stifled a small, self-deprecating laugh when he admitted that as a 45-year-old, he's still fascinated with Lego toys. But the soft-spoken Vancouver engineer, president of the Portland-area adult Lego group PortLUG, is far from alone in his love for the interlocking plastic pieces.
Evergreen Public Schools' board of directors will meet in a workshop to review applications for deputy superintendent, followed by an executive session to examine applicants' qualifications, at 5 p.m. Friday in the Burgundy Complex in the Administrative Service Center, 13501 N.E. 28th St.
Clark County is showing signs of economic growth as it exits the hardest period since the Great Depression, Commissioner Tom Mielke said Thursday, but more could be done to make it the most business-friendly community in the state.
The former girlfriend of Pedro "Junior" Godinez Jr. changed her story Thursday, testifying that she was solely responsible for robbing a Beaverton, Ore., man in November 2012. She told the courtroom that Godinez had nothing to do with it.
By By JOAN LOWY Associated Press
March 6, 2014 4:32 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Government regulators are taking too long to write new rail safety regulations in light of recent fiery oil train accidents and a deadly commuter train derailment, senators complained Thursday.