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  • Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

    DETROIT (AP) — Starbucks has a point to prove: There’s more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people. The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort to put more coffee shops — and create more jobs — in poor neighborhoods. Starbucks plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the U.S. Each store will hire local staff, including […]

  • Microsoft: ‘carbon-negative’ by 2030, even for supply chain

    Microsoft says it will be 100% “carbon-negative” by 2030 by removing more carbon from the environment than it emits. CEO Satya Nadella says the commitment announced Thursday will go beyond its direct carbon emissions to include emissions from its supply chain. It’s a shift from the company’s previous approach of buying renewable credits to make up for carbon emissions. We will do our part and more. It's time to get to work. 💪🌎 — Microsoft On the Issues (@MSFTIssues) […]

  • Plastic bag ban passes Washington Senate again

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Senate has once again approved a measure to ban single-use plastic bags. The chamber voted 30-19 Wednesday to re-pass the measure it first passed during last year’s legislative session. The bill now heads to the House, where it stalled last year. The bill would ban stores from giving out single-use plastic carryout bags and require an 8-cent charge for other bags handed out. Beyond banning single-use plastic bags, the bill would require paper bags to […]

  • 3 men rescued from capsized fishing boat off Oregon coast

    COOS BAY, Ore. — Authorities say fishermen were rescued from inside a capsized fishing vessel along the Oregon coast. The Coast Guard said on Twitter Tuesday that officials from the fire department rescued all the fishermen, who were reported to be cold but OK. Authorities had said three fishermen were on board. #BreakingNews local fire department have rescued the fishermen from inside the capsized fishing vessel Pacific Miner. Fishermen all reported to be okay but were cold. — USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) […]

  • Washington State hires Nick Rolovich as coach, replacing Mike Leach

    Nick Rolovich has left behind the beaches of Oahu for the wheat fields of the Palouse and the chance to see if his pass-happy, high-scoring style can work at Washington State.

  • Gov. Jay Inslee says state must act on homelessness

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee told a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday that Washington state must act now to reduce the number of people who are living without permanent shelter. Inslee highlighted what he called a “growing crisis” as his top issue in his annual State of the State address to lawmakers who started their 60-day legislative session this week. He said that Washington’s homeless population is not just people living in tents under freeways, it […]

  • NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

    AP – Computer security experts are urging individuals and organizations to fix a major Windows 10 security flaw that the National Security Agency has discovered. The flaw could let hackers intercept seemingly secure communications. Rather than exploit the flaw for its own needs, the intelligence agency tipped off Microsoft so that it can fix the system for everyone. Security experts say that it is unusual and represents the “constructive role” the NSA can play in improving global information security. Microsoft […]

  • Two popes — one retired, one reigning — cause a furor

    VATICAN CITY (AP) – Ever since Benedict XVI announced he would become the first pope in 600 years to resign, Catholic theologians, canon lawyers and others warned of the potential confusion in having two popes living side by side in the Vatican, one reigning, the other retired but calling himself “emeritus pope” and still wearing the white cassock of the papacy. Their worst fears came true this week. In a saga befitting the Oscar-nominated movie “The Two Popes,” Benedict co-wrote […]

  • American Airlines sees more delay in return of Boeing Max

    American Airlines said Tuesday it is removing the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule for two more months and canceling nearly 20,000 flights through early June, an acknowledgment of the ongoing uncertainty over when the grounded plane will fly again. American had 24 Max jets when the planes were grounded worldwide in March and expected to receive more of them throughout 2019 and 2020. The airline has estimated that the grounding cost it $540 million in pretax income during 2019 […]

  • Toyota recalls nearly 700K vehicles to fix faulty fuel pumps

    Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall. That can increase the risk of a crash.

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