Deaths of 18 whales puzzle scientists

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday.

Attorney general gives glowing report to court on education

SEATTLE —The Washington attorney general's office said Monday the state has made so much progress toward fully paying the cost of basic education that the state Supreme Court should dissolve its contempt order on education funding.

Middle schoolers' robotic arm design wins national competition

Lake Shore — The Jason Lee Middle School Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) team won first place at the MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition.

Police arrest man after two-hour standoff in Vancouver

Police were locked in a two-hour standoff Sunday afternoon with a man who reportedly ran naked through Vancouver’s Ogden neighborhood with a knife.

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NSA will stop looking at old phone data

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining — and will destroy — millions of American calling records it collected under a program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away

WASHINGTON — In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.

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