Woodland Park Zoo elephants rerouted to San Diego due to weather

SEATTLE — The trip to Oklahoma City for Woodland Park Zoo elephants Bamboo and Chai has taken a detour to Southern California due to severe weather in the Rockies. The elephants are now temporarily housed at the San Diego Zoo, Woodland Park Zoo officials said. “The caravan had to change their route in Salt Lake […]

Grandma, baby rescued moments before car is swept to sea

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. — A Kent grandmother and a small child were pulled from their stranded car Thursday night just as waves were about to flip it on its top. Home video shows how close they came to being a real tragedy. A brand new Infinity rested upside down with ocean waves bashing it. It […]

1 dead as SUV drives through guardrail, lands on train tracks

TACOMA, Wash. — For the second time in as many weeks, a motorist died Friday afternoon in a bizarre car crash in Tacoma. The driver, who has only been identified as an adult male, crashed through a guardrail near the entrance to the Tacoma Avenue South Bridge just after 4:30 p.m. and landed roughly 100 […]

PubliCalendar: It’s Time for Seattle’s LGBTQ Reality Check

For Friday Gender Identity in Seattle and Beyond With trans activists like Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) and Janet Mock (Redefining Realness) making waves in mainstream media and with violence against queer and trans folks on the rise in Capitol Hill, it’s time for the public to learn how gender and identity intersect.  Advocate […]

After Alps crash, Turkish Air CEO urges pilots to marry

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish Airlines’ CEO has one possible solution to avoid another case like last month’s Germanwings crash: have pilots get married. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had suffered from depression before he deliberately flew the Airbus A320 into a French mountainside on March 24. At an event Thursday, Temel Kotil told new Turkish Airlines […]

Machinists withdraw request for SC Boeing union vote

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that it’s withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of what it called a toxic atmosphere and political interference. Almost 3,200 production workers at Boeing facilities in North Charleston, where the […]

GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale

NEW YORK (AP) — The industrial heart of General Electric, the company’s new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-announced sale of most of the assets in its finance subsidiary. Net income from the part of GE that the company will retain after […]

Recalls this week: blowers, bike hooks, mattresses, toys

A line of bike hooks that can unexpectedly detach from their mounting are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Other recalls include mattresses that failed flammability standards and truck and motorcycle toys with excessive amounts of lead. Here’s a more detailed look: BIKE HOOKS DETAILS: Husky Securelock vertical bike hooks used with a Husky Trackwall […]

US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 34 to 954

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this week to 954 amid depressed oil prices. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday 734 rigs were seeking oil and 217 explored for natural gas. Three were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, […]