Offbeat Mar 31, 2020

U.S. man teaching dog how to drive arrested after high-speed chase

A resident of the western U.S. state of Washington was arrested following a high-speed chase that left officers dumbfounded after they found the man's pit bull behind the wheel. The incident unfolded Sunday afternoon after police received calls about a driver hitting two vehicles in ...

World Sep 2, 2015

Washington's Grand Coulee Dam inspected after M4.2 temblor hits nearby

A magnitude-4.2 earthquake struck near Grand Coulee Dam, the largest U.S. hydropower facility, in northeastern Washington state on Tuesday, prompting an immediate inspection of the facility but leaving no visible damage, a spokeswoman said. Operation of the Columbia River dam, which supplies electricity to 11 ...

Winds fanning raging, deadly Pacific Northwest forest conflagrations

World Aug 21, 2015

Winds fanning raging, deadly Pacific Northwest forest conflagrations

Crews battling a flurry of wildfires raging unchecked in the Pacific Northwest braced on Thursday for high winds forecast in the region a day after three firefighters were killed and four others were injured in Washington state. Authorities late on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of ...