Now's the time for whale watching on Oregon coast

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:01
SALEM, Ore. - The exodus of gray whales heading south along the Oregon Coast is beginning. Each year, from mid-December to mid-January, around 20,000 whales swim from the cold Alaskan seas to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico.

US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:03
Sanctions imposed, diplomats expelled
HONOLULU - The United States struck back Thursday at Russia for hacking the U.S. presidential campaign with a sweeping set of punishments targeting Russia's spy agencies and diplomats. The U.S.

Carrie Fisher, of 'Star Wars' fame, dies at age 60

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:02

LOS ANGELES — Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Hollywood royalty who played Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” and turned her experiences with addiction and mental illness into bestselling books, a hit film and popular stage performances, died Tuesday after suffering a medical emergency...

Pipeline uncertainty shows broader concerns for tribes

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 00:01
For hundreds of protesters, it was cause to cheer when the Obama administration this month declined to issue an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline's final segment.

Canadians sent home for trying to sneak cat into New Zealand

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 00:03
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A Canadian woman who authorities say managed to hide her 4-year-old pet cat Bella in her handbag during a trans-Pacific flight had her vacation cut short when border agents discovered the ruse at a New Zealand airport.

'Obamacare' holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:47

WASHINGTON - "Obamacare" seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year's pace.

Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 00:01
WASHINGTON - There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday - ensuring he will become America's 45th president.

Truck rams German Christmas market, killing at least 9

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 13:00

BERLIN - A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening, killing at least nine people as it tore through tables and wooden stands.

Gunman kills Russian ambassador to Turkey at photo exhibit

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 13:01

ANKARA, Turkey - Shouting "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!" a Turkish policeman in a suit and tie fatally shot Russia's ambassador to Turkey in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibit. Police killed the assailant after a shootout.

WWII on www: Thousands of oral histories going online

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 00:03

NEW ORLEANS - It's D-Days - that is, digital days - at the National World War II Museum, with historians seeking to storm the internet and move thousands of first-person accounts of the fighting online.

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