‘War on coal’? Trump EPA nominee says natural gas is the...

Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency said fracking, not EPA regulations, was responsible for displacing coal in the nation’s power generating sector, in testimony before a House … Click to Continue »

Not alarmed: Carroll positive on Lockett, Rawls, Seahawks’ situation

Tyler Lockett should be recovered from his broken leg in time for training camp next season and play in the 2017 season. Thomas Rawls’ bruised shoulder should be fine for … Click to Continue »

Carroll: Expect Lockett ready for training camp, Rawls should play at...

RENTON Tyler Lockett is expected to return from his broken leg in time for training camp next summer. Thomas Rawls’ bruised shoulder isn’t likely to keep him from being Seattle’s … Click to Continue »

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With rock music and pinatas, S. Koreans rally against Park

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is seeing its biggest wave of street demonstrations in decades, but gone are the raised fists, flying rocks and police water cannons that had symbolized the intensity of the country’s protest culture. For the tens of thousands of people who filled a major avenue in downtown Seoul for […]


Hong Kong, Chile ink investment deal at APEC meeting

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and Chile have signed a bilateral investment agreement on the sidelines of an Asian-Pacific summit in Peru. The Hong Kong government said Saturday that the deal provides for investment disputes to be settled under internationally recognized rules. The deal also allows for compensation if investments are expropriated, and gives […]

Vietnam formally scraps plans for first nuclear power plants

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s legislature on Tuesday endorsed the government’s decision to scrap plans to build the country’s first two nuclear power plants. A statement from the government announcing the endorsement said cheaper renewable energy and power imports were available and that investment should be made in more urgent infrastructure needs. The National Assembly […]

Amazon’s Marketplace merchants get help ‘poking the dragon’ for profit

For some third-party merchants who sell wares on the Amazon website, dealing with the company can be so bewildering that a cottage industry of consultants has sprung up to help them navigate the company’s rules and practices.

Cambodia opposition ends boycott of parliament

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition party has ended a six-month boycott of the parliament, saying it wants to ensure the national budget for 2017 is debated properly in the house. The Cambodia National Rescue Party had stopped attending parliamentary sessions after its members were stripped of their parliamentary immunity and confronted with lawsuits […]

Drill, baby, drill? Election reignites offshore-oil debate

The controversy over drilling for oil in the Atlantic Ocean has been reignited by the election of Donald Trump, and environmentalists and coastal businesses say it could be the first major fault line that divides them from the new president. The Obama administration has moved to restrict access to offshore oil drilling leases in the […]

Arts & Entertainment

For Kanye West, a swirling, eventful year ends in a hospital

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a hectic year for Kanye West. There was a new album that had a tortured, months-long release. Two fashion shows that were plagued by last-minute changes and long delays. There also was the reopening of a bitter feud with Taylor Swift, an ambitious U.S. concert tour, a newborn son, […]

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