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  • Asiana Airlines fined $500k over response to SFO crash

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Asiana Airlines has been fined $500,000 for failing to assist passengers and their families following last year’s deadly crash in San Francisco. Federal transportation officials say it took up to five days for the airline to contact family members of those onboard and to provide other services required by federal law. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Asiana Airlines did not have adequate resources to carry out its family assistance plan, noting it took two days for the […]

  • First Lady wants to nix junk food in schools

    WASHINGTON D.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama’s quest for healthier school meals continues. Mrs. Obama is set to unveil a new proposal to ban the marketing of junk food and sodas in schools. Under her plan, schools would no longer be able to house vending machines that have images or posters promoting unhealthy food. Advertisements for snack foods and sugary sodas on scoreboards would also be nixed. The new measure stems from the 2010 “Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.” The move […]

  • Russell Wilson suits up for Texas Rangers

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — No rest for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. He posted this picture on Twitter, and announced that he will be at the Texas Rangers’ facility on March 3. At this point, it’s unclear if Wilson will participate in drills or just talk with the players. His schedule is expected to be released in the next few days. The Rangers selected Wilson in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft in December, and he said at the […]

  • Fatality risk triggers massive GM recall

    DETROIT — General Motors Co. is recalling 778,562 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5’s because of a dangerous ignition switch problem. GM no longer makes either car. Officials say the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine. If that happens, air bags may not work. GM spokesman Alan Adler said the automaker is aware of five frontal impact crashes in which […]

  • Toyota recalls millions of Prius hybrids

    Toyota is recalling 1.9 million of its popular Prius hybrids worldwide. The car maker says there’s a software glitch with its engine control unit. The software problem causes a glitchy boost converter, which can lead to overheating that can, in turn, damage or deform transistors, Toyota said. This can lead to the car entering a failsafe mode, where it can still be driven while at reduced power. In limited cases, the hybrid system could shut down and cause the vehicle […]

  • Intoxicated driver in serious condition after slamming into fire truck

    BREMERTON — A Kitsap Fire and Rescue truck suffered damage after being hit nearly head-on by a car Monday night. It happened around 7 p.m. on Fairgrounds Road between Hwy 303 and Old Military Road. Authorities say the driver of a Pontiac was traveling eastbound when it crossed the center line. The driver of the fire truck took evasive action, swerving off the road into a ditch when the car slammed into it, officials said. The Pontiac was totaled. The 48-year-old […]

  • Time flies! Facebook turns 10

    Happy Birthday Facebook! The social network co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg in a Harvard dorm room turned 10 on Tuesday. At the beginning, users could only join “the facebook” if they were at Harvard university, but that wasn’t the case for long. Just one year after it was founded, Facebook dropped its “the” and had 6 million users. Now, Facebook has 1.2 billion users. The site is now worth $135 billion with revenues of $7.87 billion in 2013, including $1.5 billion […]

  • Super Bowl security focused on mass transit

    NEW YORK — If you’re going to the Super Bowl, prepare for long security lines in New York and New Jersey this Sunday. Law enforcement says bomb attacks like the two that ripped through transit sites in Russia earlier this month are a top concern. “Vehicles are going to be scanned, they’re going to checked, they’re going to swept. That includes trains, that includes buses, that includes cars. We’re going to do this in a practiced and expeditious way because […]

  • Ruling expected in Knox murder appeal

    FLORENCE, Italy — The retrial of Amanda Knox is nearing its end. On Thursday, a court in Florence is expected to offer its ruling on the crime. In 2009, Knox was convicted and sentenced to 26 years in prison for the death of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito received a 25-year sentence. Prosecutors claimed that Kercher’s death was as a result of a violent sex game gone awry. In 2011, the appeals court overturned the convictions, citing […]

  • Weekend lane closures expected to snarl traffic on I-5

    SEATTLE — Brace for big traffic delays on I-5 through downtown Seattle this weekend. Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close two of four lanes on northbound I-5 between I-90 and just south of the Washington State Convention Center to repair 50-year-old worn and aging bridge expansion joints. The northbound I-5 ramp to Edgar Martinez Drive S. also may close for portions of the weekend. WSDOT is urging drivers to […]

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