• Minnesota Oct 19, 2019

    Move Over, Honeycrisp: New Apple to Debut at Grocery Stores

    They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It’s not a video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song. It’s a new variety of apple, coming to a grocery store near you Dec. 1 Cosmic Crisp is the first apple ever bred in Washington state, which grows the majority of the United States’ apples. It’s expected to be...

  • Donald Trump Dec 21, 2018

    As Advisers Leave, Trump's Guardrails Come Off: Analysis

    Last year, during one particularly frenetic stretch in Donald Trump’s presidency, a top Republican senator said there were three men guarding the country from chaos: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House chief of staff John Kelly and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Within weeks, not one will be left in the administration. Mattis will be the last to go, and...

  • Afghanistan Dec 21, 2018

    Read Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' Resignation Letter

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is resigning from the Trump administration at the end of February so President Donald Trump can have someone in the role with views on defense that are closey aligned with his own. Mattis told Trump he has “the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours” on subjects like how...

  • Donald Trump Dec 21, 2018

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Resigns Over Differences With Trump on Alliances, International Order

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will step down at the end of February, according to a resignation letter he hand-delivered to President Donald Trump Thursday, a day after Trump overruled his advice against pulling troops out of Syria. Mattis, perhaps the most respected foreign policy official in Trump’s administration, will leave by the end of February after two tumultuous years struggling...

  • Donald Trump Jan 22, 2018

    50 Years After Key Vietnam Battles, Mattis Seeks Closer Ties

    A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win: incremental progress as partners in a part of the world the Pentagon has identified as vital for the United States to compete with China and Russia. Mattis, a retired general...

  • United States Nov 17, 2017

    Navy Plane Draws Vulgar Symbol in Sky Over Washington State

    Residents of the town of Okanogan, Washington, got quite an air show courtesy of the U.S. Navy. A U.S. Navy plane based at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island created the sky writing in the shape of male genitalia in the skies over the rural community on Thursday, the station said. Many residents spotted the contrails in the clear blue...

  • CONGRESS May 4, 2017

    Nuke Waste Debate: Turn it Into Glass or Encase in Cement?

    Congress should consider authorizing the U.S. Department of Energy to study encasing much of the nuclear waste at the nation’s largest waste repository in a cement-like mixture instead of turning it into glass logs, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Doing so before burying the waste would be less expensive than a process called vitrification...

  • NBC Sep 8, 2016

    University Offers ‘Adulting' Program to Teach Students to Cope

    A skyrocketing number of students are seeking crisis counseling at East Carolina University, prompting the school to make sure it educates pupils not just on academics but also on how to cope with life’s challenges.

  • central Washington Jan 23, 2015

    College to Put on Condom Fashion Show

    Students will show off outfits made entirely of condoms as part of sexual health week at Central Washington University.

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