| Oct 25, 2012
Judge Betty Binns Fletcher, considered a liberal stalwart of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for decades, died Monday in Seattle. She was 89.
The 9th Circuit announced her death but did not give the cause.
Appointed to the bench by President...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:10 AM
Real estate website Zillow.com has built a successful business out of telling online visitors how much your house is worth. Now it's telling the world whether you're in foreclosure.
The company, which is based in Seattle, launched a free feature on...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 9:02 AM
SAN DIEGO - After spending nearly two years in one of the most notorious prisons in Central America for a crime he did not commit, Jason Puracal was set free.
Monday afternoon the 35-year-old and his sister thanked the California Innocence Project of San...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 11:17 PM
The pain in Estela Delgado’s back was excruciating for months. One day the 51-year-old was fine. She had been exercising, eating right, taking vitamins. Then she felt a pop in her back, and the pain started. After getting worse and worse over a two-...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Voter registration rates have declined since 2008, especially among young people, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center report.
The organization said that in interviews conducted over the course of 2012 so far, 72% of adults 18...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:51 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Adults who do not have HIV but are at risk of getting the disease will now be able to take a drug to reduce their chance of getting infected.
For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug for this use on Monday....
| May 11, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Jack Benaroya, one of Seattle's most renowned philanthropists and real estate developers, died Friday. He was 90.
His family said he died peacefully in his sleep.
Born in Montgomery, Ala., on July 11, 1921, Benaroya grew up in Vallejo, Calif., and moved...
| May 15, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Paying for college has never been more expensive, and universities and community colleges across the state are looking to increase tuition again. That has many students and parents wondering what the best way to pay for college is -- and how to handle the...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:58 PM
When a man broke into a UW students’ group house in March and held six female students at knifepoint, it worried many people on campus, especially women. Now a free self-defense program called RAD – or Rape Aggression Defense Program –...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:40 AM
A simple, cheaper exam of just the lower part of the bowel can cut the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disease, a large federal study finds.
Many doctors recommend a more complete test — colonoscopy — but many people refuse...
| May 26, 2012
| 1:24 PM
As part of a federal project aimed at better treating pain, the University of Maryland, Baltimore will begin revamping the way it teaches future doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists.
Pain affects approximately 100 million Americans and their...