• Starbucks Mar 15

    Starbucks to Close Some Cafes, Move to To-Go Model in Rest

    Starbucks says it’s moving to a to-go model for all its stores in the U.S. and Canada for at least two weeks over concern about the new coronavirus.

  • Seattle Jul 9, 2016

    Shelter Dogs, Cats on ‘Death Row’ Flown to New Homes

    Hundreds of dogs and cats on “doggy death row” that entered shelters because of Fourth of July fireworks and recent wildfires were flown to new homes across the nation Saturday.

  • Seattle Apr 13, 2016

    Food Truck Trend Moves Beyond Humans, Caters to Canines in Seattle

    Stand on any block around lunchtime near’s downtown Seattle headquarters and there are two common sights: people walking their dogs and people buying lunch at food trucks. The scene offers a window into Seattle’s infatuations with dogs (and cats), which outnumber children here, and the maturing roaming food truck market. Now, one truck is combining both by catering to...

  • coronavirus Jan 25

    Patient Diagnosed With Coronavirus in Chicago: CDC

    A person has been diagnosed with coronavirus in Chicago, marking the second confirmed case in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Seattle Jan 23

    Seattle Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 7 Injured

    A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities said. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said authorities began receiving calls at about 5 p.m. Wednesday of multiple gunshot victims. One person was found dead in a heavily trafficked area of downtown and five others were taken to a Seattle hospital, he…

  • shooting Jan 23

    Seattle Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Injured

    Police responded to calls of a shooting near Pike Place Market Wednesday afternoon, near a press briefing about a separate officer-involved shooting.

  • coronavirus Jan 22

    Washington Man Is 1st in US to Catch Newly Discovered Viral Pneumonia

    The U.S. has its first case of a new virus that was found only last month in China. A U.S. citizen who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus. The man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak...

  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    ‘Highly Contagious’ Box of Urine Triggers Evacuation of Seattle Area Movie Theater

    A Seattle area movie theater was evacuated on Friday after mistakenly receiving a leaking package that contained bodily fluids, NBC News reports. The North Bend Theatre in North Bend, Washington — about 30 miles east of Seattle — received a box marked “highly contagious human substance” on Friday night, according to a Twitter thread from Eastside Fire & Rescue. Authorities...

  • NBC News Nov 23, 2019

    Stranger Hacks Into Baby Monitor, Tells Child, ‘I Love You’

    A stranger hacked a Seattle couple’s baby monitor and used it to peer around their home remotely and tell the pair’s 3-year-old, “I love you,” the child’s mother said and NBC News reported. The parents’ concerns were aired Friday by NBC News affiliate KING TV, which identified the shaken mother and father by their first names only, Jo and John....

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Esper Defends $10B Pentagon Contract Disputed by Amazon

    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October, and Amazon said there was “unmistakable bias” on the government’s part and it intended to challenge the decision in court. Esper recused himself...

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2019

    Still Unknown? Many Yet to Form Opinions on Warren

    Warren has risen in the polls for months, among the front-runners now in the 2020 Democratic primary and finding herself portrayed by comedian Kate McKinnon on “Saturday Night Live.” For many people, however, Warren is still a relative unknown, even among those who have begun paying closer attention with voting beginning in under three months.

  • JUDGE Nov 8, 2019

    Friends, Family Support Twitter Employee Charged in Spy Case

    Family and friends of a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia call him a dedicated husband and father who has overcome recent mental health struggles, according to letters of support filed to federal court. Ahmad Abouammo, a U.S. citizen and a media partnership manager for Twitter’s Middle East region, is charged with acting as an agent of...

  • Minnesota Oct 19, 2019

    Move Over, Honeycrisp: New Apple to Debut at Grocery Stores

    They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It’s not a video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song. It’s a new variety of apple, coming to a grocery store near you Dec. 1 Cosmic Crisp is the first apple ever bred in Washington state, which grows the majority of the United States’ apples. It’s expected to be...

  • Commissioner Oct 18, 2019

    Women Impacting NBA in Various Roles, 11 Assistant Coaches

    Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. “Thanks coach,” Edwards says before exchanging a high-five with Lawson.

  • Attorney Oct 16, 2019

    British Family Decries Treatment by US After Border Crossing

    Seven members of an extended British family who made an unauthorized crossing into the United States from Canada are being held in federal custody at a Pennsylvania detention center nearly two weeks after their arrest, their lawyer said Tuesday.

  • NBC Sep 30, 2019

    Ready for Some Hockey? Green Day Song May Be New NHL Anthem

    The NHL could be on the way to its version of “Are You Ready For Some Football?” The league is announcing a two-year partnership with Green Day that includes an opening song for NBC Sports’ “Wednesday Night Hockey.” The song, “Ready, Fire, Aim” isn’t custom-made for the NHL and will be on Green Day’s next album, though it’s likely a...

  • New York Sep 25, 2019

    Report Reveals the ‘Best Coffee Cities in America’ for 2019

    Java culture is all around us – so much so that, according to a Reuters poll, 63 percent of Americans age 18 or older say they drank coffee the previous day. With this in mind, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities in the country across 14 key indicators of coffee lover-friendliness to determine the best coffee cities in America and...

  • social media Sep 17, 2019

    Kale Candy Canes Are Here to Ruin Christmas — and Everything Else

    For anybody with a sweet tooth who is completely over traditional candy canes, there’s a new flavor hitting store shelves ahead of the holidays that will really give your taste buds a kick … or just make you gag. Archie McPhee, a novelty candy and funny toy emporium, is getting into the holiday spirit early — like really, really early...

  • ADVOCATE Sep 15, 2019

    Mobile Home Parks Move From Mom-and-Pop to Corporate

    In the Aurora mobile home park where she lived for 16 years, eviction notices kept coming to Petra Bennett’s door — for unauthorized guests, lack of insurance, late rent. They were bogus threats to make the single mother leave. And eventually, she did. In Federal Heights, Karla Lyons’ waitressing wages are eaten up by a constant stream of home and...

  • shooting Sep 14, 2019

    Gunfire at Seattle Train Station Kills 1, Wounds 2

    Authorities in Seattle say gunfire at a light-rail station has killed one person and wounded two others, and that police are searching for suspects. The Seattle Times reports that the shooting happened on the northbound tunnel platform of the Westlake station at about 9:20 p.m. Friday. The newspaper quotes a witness as saying a shooter wearing a dark hoodie yelled,...

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