10:49 AM / Tuesday August 20, 2019


Back to Earth: Washington set to allow ‘human composting’

April 26, 2019

By Rachel La Corte ASSOCIATED PRESS OLYMPIA, Wash.  — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as “natural organic reduction” — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks. The bill legalizing the process, sometimes referred to as “human composting,” has passed the Legislature and…

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Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

April 26, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: A dove flies over Frank DeAngelis, who was principal of Columbine High School during the attack 20 years ago, as he reads the names of the students who died during a program for the victims of the massacre Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) By Kathleen Foody ASSOCIATED PRESS…

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FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore Mayor’s homes, City Hall

April 25, 2019

By DAVID McFADDEN BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents executed search warrants Thursday morning at two homes belonging to Baltimore’s embattled mayor and at City Hall. Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman out of the agency’s Baltimore office, says agents with the FBI and the IRS criminal division in Washington were “executing court-authorized search warrants” at “both…

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Possible intel failures to be examined in Sri Lanka blasts

April 21, 2019

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI and KRISHAN FRANCIS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka said Monday the investigation into the Easter Sunday bombings will examine reports that the intelligence community failed to detect or warn of possible suicide attacks before the violence. The nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites was Sri…

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$62 billion in education cuts proposed, key college aid could be slashed

April 19, 2019

By Charlene Crowell Every budget defines priorities and values. To put it another way, what’s really important in life gets supported financially. For many families, having a home, food, and utilities usually ranks pretty high. Then there are other budgetary concerns, like saving for college or having a ‘rainy day’ fund to cover less…

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House issues subpoena for full Mueller report, escalates investigation

April 19, 2019

Photo: Shutterstock By LISA MASCAR WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel’s Robert Mueller’s report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. “It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must…

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