PORTLAND, Ore. -- Melvin Jones celebrated like a basketball player, of course. Hoops got him here, as did his motley family, and now came the moment he always figured would turn him into "one of the happiest people walking the streets."
SEATTLE -- The decline in recent decades of the mountain snows that feed the West's major rivers is virtually unprecedented for most of the past millennium, according to new research published Thursday.
SEATTLE -- The attorney representing Colton Harris-Moore said Thursday he is "within a day" of finalizing a plea agreement that will satisfy the dozens of jurisdictions where the so-called "Barefoot Bandit" is believed to have committed crimes during his years as a fugitive."A draft is on the table," said lawyer John Henry Browne.One of the final hurdles is an agreement over what will come of any money that Colton-Moore will make from movie and book deals about his escapades.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- Authorities were trying to determine Tuesday if the teenager fatally shot Sunday in Port Orchard was a 13-year-old girl believed to have run away from the Salt Lake City area with a 31-year-old man killed in the shooting.
The man, Anthony A.
SEATTLE -- They retrieved two severed fingers from a hiding place at an Army base in southern Afghanistan, ventured to a remote village to search for forensic evidence of murder and traveled to eastern Oregon to look for an e-mailed photograph of an Afghan corpse.