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  • Washington state landslide death toll now at 30

    Washington state landslide death toll now at 30
    SEATTLE -- Nearly two weeks after a deadly landslide ravaged the once placid Stillaguamish Valley, the death toll continued to rise, and the hard work of moving on came into sharper focus. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday...
  • U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance

    U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance
    The number of federal contractors that have been suspended or excluded from future contracts for poor performance has more than doubled in the past five years — a development that watchdogs inside and outside of government say is positive. The...
  • 'An urgent humanitarian situation' at the U.S.-Mexico border

    'An urgent humanitarian situation' at the U.S.-Mexico border
    President Obama on Monday ordered a new level of interagency cooperation to deal with what he described as “an urgent humanitarian situation”: unaccompanied minors trying to enter the country illegally. But it’s unclear exactly what this...
  • Children crossing border alone create 'urgent humanitarian situation'

    Children crossing border alone create 'urgent humanitarian situation'
    A recent surge in the number of children who are detained while illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents is an “urgent humanitarian situation” that has prompted the opening of special facilities to house them in San...
  • Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes

    Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes
    Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...
  • Thanks, El Niño: Only one or two major hurricanes expected this year

    Thanks, El Niño: Only one or two major hurricanes expected this year
    Enough crazy weather already: You can expect an average or below-average hurricane season starting in June, national forecasters said Thursday. In a radical year of weather -- from severe drought in California to brutal, will-it-ever-end winter across...
  • Short bridge, lengthy inconvenience on Albert Street, Allentown

    Q: I live on the south side of Allentown. I believe it was a year ago when the bridge on Albert Street after the Chapel Avenue split was closed. I was wondering if there were any plans to reopen the bridge any time soon. Albert Street is a handy...
  • Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald

    Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald
    File under irony: Earlier this month Politico reported that former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm to help corporations firm up their cybersecurity to protect them from surveillance or other outside...
  • Baltimore Office of Sustainability teaches emergency preparedness

    Baltimore Office of Sustainability teaches emergency preparedness
    Earl Johnson and his neighbors were more serious about emergency preparedness after they experienced a power outage and no running water at the same time a few years ago, he said. "We had elderly people who needed water," he said. "We went to the...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns

    Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns
    A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on Thursday. Individually, the storms,...