Young Humpback Whale Leaps Out of Seattle Bay, Dazzling Onlookers

[ad_1] SEATTLE (AP) — A humpback whale visiting the waters off Seattle dazzled onlookers Thursday morning with several breaches in they bay just beyond the city’s downtown area. The whale has been spotted for the last three days swimming around Elliott Bay. But on Thursday, the whale breached for about 40 minutes, also performing several … Read more

Leaked Document Says US Is Willing to Build Replacement Energy Projects in Case Dams Are Breached

[ad_1] SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. government is willing to help build enough new clean energy projects in the Pacific Northwest to replace the hydropower generated by four controversial dams on the Snake River, according to a leaked Biden administration document that is giving hope to conservationists who have long sought the removal of the … Read more

US Navy Removes Fuel From Plane That Overshot Hawaii Runway and Is Now Resting on a Reef and Sand

[ad_1] KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Monday that it has removed nearly all of the fuel from a large plane that overshot a Hawaii runway and landed in an environmentally sensitive bay, but it doesn’t have a timetable for when it will get the aircraft out of the water. Rear Adm. … Read more

States Recycle and Donate Food Headed to Landfills

[ad_1] ELMSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — When Sean Rafferty got his start in the grocery business, anything that wasn’t sold got tossed out. But on a recent day, Rafferty, the store manager for ShopRite of Elmsford-Greenburgh in New York, was preparing boxes of bread, donuts, fresh produce and dairy products to be picked up by a … Read more

Jeff Bezos’s Fund Has Now Given Almost $640 Million to Help Homeless Families

[ad_1] Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ fund to support homeless families announced $117 million in new grants on Tuesday to organizations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, which is a part of a $2 billion commitment Bezos made in 2018 to support homeless families and to run free preschools. That brings the amount granted by the … Read more

Judge Bars Media Cameras in University of Idaho Slayings Case, but the Court Will Livestream

[ad_1] The judge overseeing the case of a man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death late last year is banning members of the media and the public from using cameras and audio recording devices in the courtroom, saying they jeopardize the defendant’s right to a fair trial. Second District Judge John … Read more

Court Upholds Pretrial Jailing of Man Charged in Shooting Over Spanish Conquistador Statue

[ad_1] SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An appeals court Monday upheld a judge’s decision to deny bail to a New Mexico man charged with attempted murder in the September shooting of a Native American activist during confrontations about canceled plans to reinstall a statue of a Spanish conquistador. The New Mexico Court of Appeals affirmed … Read more

Canned Seafood Moves Beyond Tuna Sandwiches in a Pandemic Trend That Stuck

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sardines swirling in preserved lemons. Mackerel basking in curry sauce. Chargrilled squid bathing in ink. All are culinary delicacies long popular in Europe that are now making their mark on U.S. menus. The country’s canned seafood industry is moving well beyond tuna sandwiches, a pandemic-era trend that began with Americans … Read more

Officials Stock up on Overdose Antidote Naloxone After Fentanyl-Laced Letters Disrupt Vote Counting

[ad_1] SEATTLE (AP) — The suspicious letters sent to vote centers and government buildings in six states this month were undeniably scary, some containing traces of fentanyl or white powder, accompanied by not-so-veiled threats and dubious political symbols. Harkening back to the anthrax attacks that killed five people in 2001, the mailings are prompting elections … Read more