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North Korea's Kim Jong-un crosses into South Korea
In a hugely symbolic moment, North Korea's Kim Jong-un has crossed into South Korea for historic talks.
Trump delays full release of some JFK assassination files until 2021, bowing to national security concerns
In a White House memo, President Trump said that the nation’s intelligence community persuaded him to keep some documents secret because their exposure could harm.
Smiling and holding hands, leaders of two Koreas meet at historic summit
SEOUL (Reuters) - Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between the countries on Friday in the first summit for the two Koreas in over a decade.
Kim Jong Un steps into South Korean territory for historic peace summit
Kim Jong Un has become the first North Korean leader to step into South Korean territory since 1953, crossing the line separating the nations for a historic summit on Friday morning.
U.S. Military Official Barred From Leaving Pakistan After His S.U.V. Kills Man
The U.S. has refused to waive diplomatic immunity despite Pakistan’s demands that the military attaché face trial for the death of a man on a motorcycle.
Supporters of El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Foil Efforts to Soften It
Lawmakers adjourned without voting on proposals to allow exceptions to the country’s total ban on abortion, including cases in which the life of the mother is at risk.
Recovered text messages between FBI officials capture reactions to Comey firing, Mueller appointment
The latest batch of text messages provided to Congress on Thursday between two top FBI employees who have come under scrutiny for criticizing then-presidential candidate Donald Trump capture their immediate reactions to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the appointment of special counsel...
North and South Korean leaders hold historic meeting
The leaders of North and South Korea will meet for the first time in more than a decade. Follow here for the latest on the historic meeting.
Lawmakers grilling EPA chief Scott Pruitt: 'You are unfit to hold public office'
Scott Pruitt's controversial spending and travel decisions were the subject of a blistering congressional hearing Thursday, where the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency faced House members amid weeks of scandal.
Kim Jong-un Crosses Into Demilitarized Zone for Historic Korea Talks
A meeting between Mr. Kim, North Korea’s leader, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea seemed unthinkable just a few months ago.
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Seattle just recorded its first 80-degree day of 2018
Seattleites last reveled in this warm of weather on Sept. 28, 2017, according to the National Weather Service.
Statewide survey asks Washington what’s left to pay for in public schools
In a typical year, Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction would seek advice from its top experts when crafting budget requests for state lawmakers to consider. This year, however, as the Legislature appeared to finally satisfy a 6-year-old Supreme Court order to fully fund ba...
Are most homeless people living outside because of drug abuse?
There is definitely a connection, but it’s not the entire cause.
Why E. coli keeps getting into our lettuce
Food-safety experts say convenience greens — those handy bags of chopped and washed salads — carry an extra risk because they come in contact with more people and machinery before they arrive on your plate.
Seattle’s biggest fireboat is back at its dock as Fire Station 5 reopens
Sketched April 25, 2018 You may have caught a glimpse of Seattle’s largest fireboat, the 108-foot Leschi, when it shoots its water cannons during spring and summer drills on Elliott Bay. Or you may have seen it during public events such as Opening Day of boating season, which is coming up May 5. ...
Watch Allison Janney & Patti Lupone Get Off To A Bad Start In This Clip From ‘Mom’
In this clip from tonight's 'Mom', Bonnie encounters the Rita when she shows up at the front door asking about a vacant apartment. In typical Bonnie fashion, their conversation gets them off to a poor start.
Wine And Dine: 4 New Casual Spots In Seattle, With A Tasting Room And Pizzeria
Looking for the Seattle wine bar of your dreams? We've found a lineup of eateries and a vineyard worth checking out. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you've got wine on the mind.
Seattle appeals ruling that rejected city’s first-come, first-served law for renters
City Attorney Pete Holmes filed a notice of appeal, skipping over the state Court of Appeals in requesting an immediate review by the state Supreme Court of Seattle's rental rule.
Roommate arrested in stabbing death of Wallingford woman
Neighbors described the victim, ‘Lita’ Byrnes, as a pillar in Wallingford who led by example and built bonds of community through her kindness.
It’s a sold-out run as elementary students stage ‘Beauty and the Beast’
The Auburn elementary school's production of "Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr." sold out a month ago.
Bills trade up to 7th with Bucs, snag QB Allen
The Buffalo Bills selected quarterback Josh Allen with the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL draft after trading up five spots with Tampa Bay to get the Wyoming star.
Cowboys legends can't stop boos for Goodell
Commissioner Roger Goodell took the NFL draft stage with Cowboys legends Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach and Jason Witten, but that didn't stop fans at AT&T Stadium from booing Goodell on Thursday night.
Giants prioritize run game by picking Barkley
The New York Giants added another weapon to their offense with the selection of Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick.
NHL to Marchand: Stop licking other players
Bruins star Brad Marchand, who appeared to lick the face of Leafs forward Leo Komarov in Boston's Game 1 win over Toronto, has been told by the NHL to not repeat that particular antic again.
Browns draft Mayfield with No. 1 overall pick
Cleveland surprised the NFL world by making quarterback Baker Mayfield the first overall pick in the draft Thursday, then used the No. 4 pick on cornerback Denzel Ward.
Bills trade up to grab Josh Allen at No. 7 in NFL draft amid controversy over QB's tweets
Josh Allen had a turbulent lead-up to the NFL draft, as offensive tweets he made in high school resurfaced on the eve of the first round.
Baker Mayfield drafted No. 1 overall by Cleveland Browns
SportsPulse: Here's what Browns fans need to know about the Heisman Trophy-winning QB from Oklahoma.
J.J. Watt reminds everyone Texans fans hated him at his draft
Once upon a time, Texans fans hated J.J. Watt.
Saquon Barkley drafted No. 2 overall by the New York Giants
SportsPulse: Here's what Giants fans need to know about the star running back from Penn State.
President Trump threatens political repercussions over World Cup bid
President Trump tweeted in support of the USA's 2026 World Cup bid, threatening nations that do not support the bid that includes Canada and Mexico.
Trump’s Doctor Accused of Handing Out Ambien. D.E.A. Calls the Practice Illegal.
If Dr. Ronny Jackson gave sleeping pills to reporters and staff on long flights abroad, he broke the law, a D.E.A. spokesman said. “You could be prosecuted.”
Leaky roofs, pest control 'risking NHS patient safety' - Labour
The Labour Party says some individual trusts are facing huge bills for maintenance work.
Migrant rules 'leaving NHS short of doctors'
Health bosses warning patients are facing delays and rotas going unfilled because of cap on non-EU workers.
Do Serial Killers Just Stop? Yes, Sometimes
Joseph James DeAngelo’s arrest occurred more than 30 years after the Golden State Killer’s spree ended. Experts cite cases involving murderers whose crimes ceased long before they were caught.
Bra tattoo changed woman's life after breast cancer
A 69-year-old breast cancer survivor gets her confidence back after having a bra tattoo.
Sugar tax revolt: Meet the Ribena stockpilers
Some people hate the new Ribena so much, they've started to stockpile the last "classic" bottles.
Vertex Pharma profit tops estimates on strong launch of new CF drug
(Reuters) - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc topped analysts' forecasts for quarterly profit on Thursday, led by stronger-than expected sales of its latest cystic fibrosis drug as well as double-digit growth in sales of older treatments.
Teens who get more sleep may curb screen time
(Reuters Health) - When teens get extra sleep on school nights, they might cut back mostly on sedentary activities like screen time without making major changes to their exercise habits, a small experiment suggests.
Common antibiotic significantly reduces child deaths across Africa
Giving the antibiotic azithromycin twice a year to young children in sub-Saharan Africa reduced childhood deaths by 13.5%, a new study has shown.
There’s No Smoking in Disney Films. What About When It Owns Fox?
Walt Disney Studios hasn’t released a movie that depicts smoking since 2015. Now antismoking activists want that rule extended to all films aimed at young audiences by Fox, which Disney is buying.
Cord Cutting Caused By 74 Percent TV Price Hikes Since 2000, Says Report
A new study by Kagan, S&P Global Market Intelligence finds that cord cutting is being caused primarily by a 74% increase in customer cable bills since 2000. From a report: That increase is even adjusted for inflation, and it should be noted that individual earnings have seen a modest decline ...
Yahoo is making it harder for users to sue - CNET
A class action waiver and mutual arbitration clause are two big changes for Yahoo users as the site integrates further into the Verizon Oath family.
Amazon: For every dollar of op. profit going into Bezos' pockets, 73 cents came from AWS
It's pretty much a cloud provider with a gift shop on the side Amazon.com on Thursday reported $51bn in sales for its Q1 2018, an increase of 43 per cent from $35.7bn in the year-ago quarter.…
Apple iTunes finally arrives in the Windows Store
With Microsoft’s BUILD 2018 conference right around the corner, the company just made good on a promise from last year’s conference; Apple iTunes is finally coming to the Windows Store. The music software was originally forecast to arrive by the end of 2017, but it took a bit longer to finally fi...
Tesla Autopilot Crisis Deepens With Loss of Third Autopilot Boss In 18 Months
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: It is no secret that Tesla's Autopilot project is struggling. Last summer, we covered a report that Tesla was bleeding talent from its Autopilot division. Tesla Autopilot head Sterling Anderson quit Tesla at the end of 2016. His replacement w...
Genealogy site credited with helping ID Golden State Killer suspect - CNET
Authorities say consumer DNA databases provided their big break, but popular sites deny involvement.
The DS X E-Tense Concept is an asymmetrical, electric French fever dream - Roadshow
With 1360 electric horsepower routed to the front wheel only and one of the weirdest passenger layouts yet described to us, the DS X E-Tense promises a weird, wonderful future.
John Legend's texts to Kanye West proves he's as kind and perfect as he seems
Kanye West has had a busy week. In the past few days, he's divided Twitter with his "free thinking" support for Donald Trump and other far-right personalities. When he tweeted a photo of his signed Make America Great Again hat, he reportedly lost some significant celebrity followers, including R...
Suspected serial killer caught after relative shares DNA with genealogy websites
Think twice before you send companies your spit. A suspected serial killer was caught when investigators compared his DNA to samples collected by ancestry websites. SEE ALSO: Facebook's richer than ever, despite data privacy scandals Services like 23andMe and Ancestry have become popular by usin...
Jeep's Grand Commander 3-row SUV lands in China - Roadshow
The full-size, three-row SUV is big, attractive, luxurious and economical, and we're bummed it's not coming stateside.
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