Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls

Accidental shootings have happened in recent years at agencies small and large and at all levels.

  • Dec 9, 2019


Flight chief at Horizon Air alarmed at pilots’ safety culture

One flight out of Paine Field in Everett discovered a 4.5-ton discrepancy in weight after take-off.


FAA seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts

The action covers critical parts on Boeing 737s that were “more prone to fatigue and failure.”


FAA issues updated equipment rules for Boeing’s 737 Max jet

The public will have 30 days to comment on the document, which was posted on the FAA’s website.

Boeing chief engineer who defended Max airliner is retiring

John Hamilton will be replaced by Lynne Hopper, VP of engineering for Boeing’s commercial airplanes.

United buying 50 Airbus jets to replace older Boeing planes

The decision is a setback for Boeing, which is still reeling from the grounding of its 737 Max jets.

Trump-backed gun owners seek Supreme Court win before 2020 vote

Today, the court will hear a case that could produce its first ruling bolstering gun rights since 2010.

  • Dec 1, 2019

Nation and World in Brief: Deadly storm takes aim at Northeast

Meanwhile, the social media star at the heart of the admissions scandal is back on YouTube.

  • Dec 1, 2019

White House says it won’t participate in impeachment hearing

Investigators plan a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office.

  • Dec 1, 2019

UN chief warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change

He says the impact of rising temperatures is being felt around the world. A two-week climate conference begins Monday in Madrid.

  • Dec 1, 2019

With prime minister out, Iraq in constitutional ‘black hole’

The country’s constitution does not spell out how to replace the PM. Meanwhile, protests rage in Baghdad.

  • Dec 1, 2019

Impeachment trial presents campaign challenge for 6 senators

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the rest would be pulled off the trail just before ballots are cast in 3 early states.

  • Dec 1, 2019

A tiny Montana town’s toxic-waste battle reaches high court

The plaintiffs say federal law does not override Montana’s constitutionally guaranteed right to a “clean and healthful environment.”

  • Dec 1, 2019

Judge keeps California law on utilities paying fire damages

Preserves a long-standing principle known as “inverse condemnation.”

  • Nov 28, 2019

William Ruckelshaus, who started EPA and defied Nixon, dies

He also served as the first head of the Puget Sound Partnership, a state environmental agency.

  • Nov 27, 2019

FAA, not Boeing, will handle approvals for new 737 Max jets

The agency said it will retain all authority to issue safety certificates for newly manufactured planes.

1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

The scientist has not been seen publicly since January and his work has not been published.

  • Nov 27, 2019

Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event

The act of clemency benefited Butter, as well as Bread, from being served up on a Thanksgiving table.

  • Nov 27, 2019

One-two punch of storms threatens Thanksgiving travel in US

And the storm system could mean disappointment for fans of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

  • Nov 26, 2019

Trump order creates task force on missing American Indians

It will create a multi-jurisdictional team to develop protocols to apply to new and unsolved cases.

  • Nov 26, 2019