By Betsy Z. Russell, The Spokesman-Review
December 7, 2013 9:38 p.m.
BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge has cleared the way for serial killer Joseph Duncan's execution for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, ruling that Duncan was mentally competent when he gave up the right to appeal his death sentence.
By PHUONG LE, Associated Press
December 7, 2013 9:20 p.m.
SEATTLE — One fisherman uses a bike to deliver hundreds of pounds of salmon to local markets. A mom who regularly shuttles her two kids around town once tried to haul a twin mattress home. And some companies are using the bikes to deliver beer kegs or pick up recycling.
By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press
December 7, 2013 9:01 p.m.
SEATTLE — The Seattle-area family of an American citizen detained in North Korea for more than a year is cheering Pyongyang's decision to release 85-year-old tourist Merrill Newman and wondering when their loved one will come home.