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10 killed in fiery crash along Mexico's Pacific coast   5 people visiting from the United States were among 10 people killed in a fiery car crash on a coastal highway in southern Mexico Deaths as carriages fall on US motorway Map of Tacoma Washington State


year 2017 Top ^



December 2017 ... more > Top ^
2017 Dec. 31    
2017 Dec.18    
  At least three people have been confirmed killed after a passenger train derailed onto a motorway during rush hour on Monday morning
 72 people were taken to hospitals


August 2017 ... more > Top ^
2017 Aug.21     Solar eclipse: Americans gaze at sky spectacular
  A huge shadow cast by the Moon as it passed in front of the Sun swept across the nation, from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east


June 2017 ... more > Top ^
2017 Jun.16   Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7bn  Online retail giant Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a $13.7bn (10.7bn) deal that marks its biggest push into traditional retailing yet

May 2017 ... more > Top ^
2017 May.30   Portland stabbing: Jeremy Joseph Christian appears in court  The suspect accused of fatally stabbing two people on a train in Oregon, after they intervened in his alleged anti-Muslim rant, has appeared in court

April 2017 ... more > Top ^
2017 Apr.3   North Carolina beats Gonzaga for 6th national championship  7165. ?It was a sloppy game filled with fouls, and both teams struggled to make shots from the field

February 2017 ... more > Top ^
2017 Feb.4   Trump appeal against Seattle judge's travel ban ruling  The US justice department has filed a court motion against the suspension of Trump's travel ban on people from seven mainly Muslim nations 2017 Feb.3       Trump travel ban: Judge issues nationwide block
  A US judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations


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2016 Dec.17   Nine die in Vancouver from fentanyl opioid overdose  Nine people have died in Vancouver in the past 24 hours from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl opioid, officials say

September 2016 ... more > Top ^
2016 Sep.24   Washington State gun attack suspect in custody  Arcan Cetin, 20, suspect sought over a fatal gun attack at a shopping centre in Washington state on Friday evening has been captured, police say 2016 Sep.23   Burlington gun attack: Deadly shooting at US shopping centre  Three women have been shot dead and a man critically injured at a shopping centre in Burlington, Washington state

June 2016 ... more > Top ^
2016 Jun.16   Microsoft to help track legalised marijuana sales  Microsoft has teamed up with Kind Financial, which helps businesses and government agencies track sales of legalised marijuana 'from seed to sale'

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
2016 Mar.26       US Election 2016: Sanders wins in Washington, Alaska, Hawaii   Bernie Sanders has won 2 more states in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, as he tries to close the gap on Hillary Clinton

February 2016 ... more > Top ^
2016 Feb.11     Oregon stand-off: Final occupier surrenders
Map of Harney County Oregon Oregon  The remaining armed occupiers of a US wildlife sanctuary in the state of Oregon have surrendered, the FBI confirms 2016 Feb.10   Oregon stand-off: Occupiers 'ready to surrender'  The four armed occupiers of a US government wildlife reserve in the US state of Oregon are preparing to surrender, a member of the group says

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2016 Jan.27   Oregon leader Bundy tells remaining protesters to go home  Ammon Bundy, the leader of an armed siege at a wildlife refuge who was arrested on Tuesday, has urged the remaining occupiers to go home 2016 Jan.26     Oregon armed protest leader Ammon Bundy seized in deadly clash
Map of Burns Oregon  US police have arrested the leader of an armed militia which occupied a wildlife refuge in Oregon, with one person killed in a shoot-out

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2015 Dec.23   US prisoners released early by software bug  The bug miscalculated the sentence reductions prisoners in Washington state had received for good behaviour 2015 Nov.3   Amazon opens physical bookshop in Seattle  Amazon is opening a bookshop in Seattle in a move it described as a 'physical extension' of its business 2015 Oct.5   Community college gunman 'left behind manifesto'  Chris Harper Mercer accused of killing nine people at a community college in Oregon left behind a manifesto detailing his grievances, US media report 2015 Oct.3   Oregon shooting: Gunman killed himself  Chris Harper Mercer, 26, who killed nine people in a shooting rampage at a college in the US state Oregon then killed himself as police arrived 2015 Oct.2     Gunman Chris Harper Mercer had 13 guns   The gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage at a college in Oregon had 13 weapons, federal agents said 2015 Oct.1     10 killed in college shooting in Oregon
Map of Umpqua Community College Roseburg Oregon Oregon
  At least 10 people have been killed in a shooting at Umpqua Community College. At least 20 people have been wounded
 The attacker was Chris Harper Mercer
2015 Sep.24   Four foreign students die in Seattle bus crash  A tour vehicle and a charter bus carrying foreign students have collided in Seattle, Washington state, leaving four people dead 2015 Jul.30   US Coast Guard moves to end Shell icebreaker protest  The US Coast Guard has begun an operation to remove Greenpeace protesters blocking an icebreaker from departing Portland, Oregon 2015 Jul.14   Washington state plane crash girl, 16, hikes to safety  Autumn Veatch has been found after hiking to safety from the scene of a plane crash in a mountainous area of the north-western US 2015 Jul.5   USA beat Japan 5-2 in World Cup final  Carli Lloyd scored an incredible 13-minute hat-trick as the United States thrashed Japan to win their third Women's World Cup title 2015 Jul.2   Measles: First death in 12 years in Washington state  The death of a woman in Washington state in spring has been confirmed as the first US fatality from measles in 12 years, health authorities say 2015 Jun.21   US Open: Jordan Spieth wins historic title  America's Jordan Spieth added the US Open title to his Masters victory after a thrilling climax at the much-criticised Chambers Bay 2015 May.3   Alaska Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Vancouver  A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing. Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle 2015 Apr.28   Louie Louie singer Jack Ely dies aged 71  Jack Ely, the lead singer of the Kingsmen who was best known for 1960s hit Louie Louie, has died aged 71 2015 Apr.13   Alaska Airlines plane 'flew with worker trapped'  An Alaska Airlines flight 448 declared an emergency and made a priority landing at Seattle after taking off with a worker trapped in the cargo hold 2015 Mar.4   Chemical fire at Vancouver's port prompts evacuation  Health officials are warning people near the city's port to stay indoors due to a fire in a shipping container holding an industrial disinfectant 2015 Mar.2   Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list  Bill Gates has been declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires 2015 Jan.21   Windows 10 to get 'holographic' headset and Cortana  Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will bring its voice-controlled assistant Cortana to PCs

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2014 Dec.25   Xbox and PlayStation online crash  Xbox and Sony PlayStation online services have been suffering technical problems, amid claims a hacking group has disabled their services 2014 Oct.27   Marysville shooting: Second girl dies  Gia Soriano, 14, has died of wounds she suffered in a US school shooting in Washington state which ended when a young man fatally shot himself 2014 Oct.10   Microsoft boss rues female pay gaffe  Satya Nadella, has apologised for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have 'faith in the system' 2014 Sep.30   Microsoft unveils Windows 10  Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS). It will run on a wide range of devices 2014 Aug.19   Former Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer leaves firm  Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has said he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect 2014 Jul.23   Last missing victim of US mudslide found  Searchers in the US state of Washington have located Kris Regelbrugge, 44, they believe to be the final missing body following a mudslide in March 2014 Jul.17   Microsoft set to axe 18,000 jobs  Microsoft is to cut up to 18,000 jobs marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm's 39-year history. The bulk of the cuts will be in its phone unit Nokia 2014 Jun.15   US DJ Casey Kasem dies aged 82  DJ Casey Kasem, best known for hosting US radio show American Top 40, has died at the age of 82, his daughter has said 2014 Apr.28   Search ends for US mudslide victims  Authorities are ending the search for victims in the US state of Washington five weeks after a mudslide claimed at least 41 lives 2014 Apr.7   Windows XP security deadline arrives  There will be no more official security updates and bug fixes for the operating system from Microsoft 2014 Apr.2   US mudslide site yields more bodies  The death toll from a mudslide that hit the north-western US state of Washington has risen to 29 people, with 20 others still missing 2014 Mar.27   US mudslide toll expected to leap  The number of fatalities in a mudslide in Washington state will rise 'substantially' in the next two days, authorities say 2014 Mar.26   US mudslide missing falls to 90  The official death toll remained at 24 on Wednesday night, including eight bodies authorities say they have located but been unable to retrieve 2014 Mar.25     US mudslide death toll rises to 16
Map of Oso Washington State  Authorities say they have recovered the bodies of two more people killed in a massive mudslide in the US state of Washington, bringing the total to 16 2014 Mar.24   More bodies found after US landslide  Authorities in the US state of Washington have found six more bodies after huge landslide, bringing the number known to have been killed to 14   Landslide: Hopes fade of finding survivors  The search for victims of a huge landslide in the north-western US state of Washington, which has claimed at least eight lives, is in its third day 2014 Mar.23     Many killed by a landslide in US state of Washington Map of Oso Washington State
  At least 8 people have been killed and several badly injured in a huge landslide in a rural area of the north-western American state of Washington
 The 177ft deep landslide destroyed 30 houses near the town of Oso, north of Seattle
2014 Mar.18   News helicopter crashes in Seattle near Space Needle  A news helicopter has crashed in central Seattle, just blocks from the iconic Space Needle.The helicopter belonged to local broadcaster KOMO 2014 Mar.3   Bill Gates regains 'world's richest' tag  Microsoft founder has regained the top spot as the world's richest person. Total net worth was estimated at $76bn this year 2014 Feb.4     Microsoft names Nadella as new boss
  Indian-born Satya Nadella is currently Microsoft's head of Cloud and Enterprise. He takes over from Steve Ballmer who announced plans to step down 2014 Feb.2     Seahawks win Super Bowl over Broncos   Behind a suffocating defense, Seattle won its first NFL championship by thumping favored Denver 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium
 Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned an interception of Peyton Manning 69 yards for a touchdown late in the first half, and Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for another TD. Halftime show: Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers
2014 Jan.12   Railway blames train derailment on washed out beaver dam  A Canadian National Rail spokeswoman says heavy rainfall led to a coal train derailment

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2013 Dec.1   Amazon testing drones for deliveries  Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers, according to Chief Executive Jeff Bezos 2013 Sep.17   Microsoft in $40bn share buyback  Microsoft has announced a share buyback worth $40bn and will raise its dividend payout to shareholders by 22% 2013 Aug.23   Microsoft chief Ballmer to retire  Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is to retire from the technology giant within the next 12 months. Shares in Microsoft leapt 9% on the news 2013 Aug.4   Moderate quake rattles Canada's Vancouver Island  5.7-magnitude quake hit about 6:20 a.m. local time about 96 miles (108 kilometers) south of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island 2013 Jul.14   Stars pay tribute to Cory Monteith  Showbusiness colleagues have paid tribute to Glee star Cory Monteith who has been found dead in a Canada hotel 2013 Jul.13   Glee star Monteith dies in hotel  The 31-year-old, who played Finn Hudson in the Fox TV hit, was found dead at the Pacific Rim Hotel in the city centre on Saturday 2013 Jun.19   Microsoft U-turn in Xbox games row  Microsoft has made a dramatic U-turn over its decision to impose restrictions on pre-owned titles on its new Xbox One console 2013 Jun.11     Tech firms urge security transparency   Google, Facebook and Microsoft have asked the government to allow them to disclose the security requests they receive for handing over user data 2013 May.30   Start button returns to Windows 8  Microsoft has confirmed a Start button is returning to the desktop mode's taskbar of its Windows 8 operating system 2013 May.23   US road bridge falls into river  Part of a road bridge has collapsed into the Skagit River in the US state of Washington 2013 Apr.22   Five killed in shooting near Seattle  Five people have been killed in shootings at an apartment complex south of the US city of Seattle, police say 2013 Feb.22   Washington State nuclear waste tanks leaking  Six underground storage tanks at a nuclear site in the US state of Washington are leaking, authorities say   Hackers attack Microsoft computers  Microsoft has become the latest US technology company to confirm that it has been targeted by computer hackers

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2012 Dec.31   Nine killed in Oregon bus crash  Nine people died and 26 were treated in hospital after a tour bus crashed through a guard rail and plunged 100ft (30m) in Oregon, authorities say 2012 Dec.11   Deadly shooting at Oregon mall  A gunman has opened fire at a shopping mall near the city of Portland, Oregon, killing two people and himself 2012 Oct.29   Windows Phone 8 operating system launched  Microsoft has formally launched the Windows Phone 8 operating system in a bid to reclaim smartphone market share 2012 Oct.24   Microsoft to make more hardware  Microsoft's chief boss Steve Ballmer has confirmed he plans to release more devices 2012 Aug.15   Bill Gates backs 'future' toilet  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is looking for future loos that can improve sanitation around the world 2012 Jul.27   Tech titan backs gay marriage law  Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com and his wife are donating $2.5m to defend a gay marriage law passed in the US state of Washington 2012 Jul.19   Microsoft makes first ever loss  The computing giant Microsoft has made its first-ever quarterly loss after it wrote off some of the value of its online advertising business 2012 Jul.5   Android phones 'used for botnet'  Smartphones running Google's Android software have been hijacked by an illegal botnet, according to a Microsoft researcher 2012 Jun.26   Hollywood writer Nora Ephron dies  Screenwriter and director Nora Ephron, who penned such films as When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, has died at the age of 71 2012 Jun.18   Microsoft unveils iPad rival Surface  Microsoft has unveiled its own-brand family of tablets. The touchscreen computers will be powered by its upcoming Windows 8 system 2012 Jun.6   Police link suspect to body parts sent to schools  What appeared to be a human hand and foot were sent separately to two area schools, Vancouver police said 2012 May.14   Rattlesnake bites customer in Wal-Mart  A Wal-Mart customer is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake in a garden department of the store chain 2012 Mar.3   Mitt Romney wins Washington caucuses  Republican presidential candidate Romney has won the party's caucuses in the state of Washington with 36% of the vote 2012 Feb.19   Deadly avalanche in US ski area  At least three people are said to have died after an avalanche near a ski resort in the US state of Washington 2012 Jan.2     Mount Rainier gunman found dead   The body of Benjamin Colton Barnes, an Iraq war veteran, wanted over the killing of a park ranger in Washington state has been found   Manhunt closes US national park  Police are scouring Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state for an Iraq war veteran wanted in connection with the killing of a ranger

year 2011 Top ^

2011 Sep.28   Amazon unveils Kindle Fire tablet  Amazon has unveiled a colour $199 tablet computer that will run a modified version of Google's Android operating system 2011 Jun.16   Vancouver riot after hockey defeat  Riot police used tear gas to quell violence that broke out after the Vancouver Canucks lost the final game of the Stanley Cup

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2010 Feb.28   Vancouver bids Olympics farewell  The Winter Olympics drew to a spectacular close after 17 days of intense competition. Canada topped the medal table     Canada win thrilling final gold of Olympics  Crosby's extra-time goal secured Canada the gold medal after a dramatic 3-2 win over the United States in the men's ice hockey 2010 Feb.22   Canada Wins Ice Dancing Gold  Tessa Virtue, 20, and Scott Moir, 22, skating with romance and creativity, gave the Canadians their first-ever ice dancing gold medal 2010 Feb.13   Warm temps hit some Olympic events  It is unseasonably warm in the Northwest, and several events on the Olympics have already been postponed or canceled   Luge resumes with safety changes  The men's event was moved to the lower women's start, which was expected to cut speeds by around 10kph 2010 Feb.12     Olympic opening clouded by death
  The opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics began on a somber note as members of the delegation from Georgia mourned the loss   Luger killed in Olympics practice crash  Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, a luge slider from Georgia was crashed during an Olympic training session hours before the opening ceremony

year 2009 Top ^

2009 Jul.29   Microsoft and Yahoo seal web deal  Yahoo and Microsoft have announced a long-rumoured internet search deal that will help the companies take on chief rival Google
 Bing search engine will power the Yahoo site and Yahoo will become the advertising sales team for Microsoft's online offering. Yahoo will get to keep 88% of the revenue from search ad sales on its site for the first 5 years of the 10-year deal, and have the right to sell ads on some Microsoft sites
2009 Feb.13   Microsoft bounty for worm creator  A reward of $250,000 has been offered by Microsoft to find who is behind the Downadup/Conficker virus

year 2008 Top ^

2008 May.20       Obama 'within reach' of victory  Barack Obama says he is now within reach of winning the Democratic Party's nomination to run in the presidential election in November 2008 May.3     Microsoft walks away from Yahoo  Microsoft has dropped its 3-month-old bid to buy internet firm because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price 2008 Feb.29   Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal  The owner of Airbus, EADS, and Northrop Grumman have won a contract to build refuelling aircraft for the US Air Force 2008 Feb.27   EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn  The European Commission has fined US computer giant for defying sanctions imposed on it for anti-competitive behaviour 2008 Feb.1   Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo  Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine company for $44.6bn in cash and shares. The offer is 62% above Yahoo's closing share price

year 2007 Top ^

2007 Dec.9     Pig farmer found guilty of killing 6 women   Robert 'Willie' Pickton accused of being Canada's worst serial killer was found guilty of 6 2nd-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence 2007 Jul.8   Boeing unveils Dreamliner plane  US plane manufacturer has unveiled its 787 Dreamliner, the firm's first all-new jet since 1995 2007 Jan.22     Pig farmer confessed to 49 killings
  In videotaped interviews accused serial killer Robert William Pickton allegedly acknowledges slaying 49 women

year 2006 Top ^

2006 Jul.21   Zune challenge beckons for iPod  Microsoft is developing a 'ortable music player which will compete directly with Apple's iPod 2006 Jun.15   Gates to end daily Microsoft role  Bill Gates will end his day-to-day role as head of software giant by July 2008 to spend more time at his charity 2006 Feb.5   Steelers win Super Bowl over Seahawks  Parker broke a record 75-yard touchdown run, sparking Pittsburgh's 21-10 victory over Seattle

year 2005 Top ^

2005 Aug.10   Microsoft in $7m spam settlement  Software giant has won a court settlement from Scott Richter, one of the world's biggest senders of spam e-mail

year 2004 Top ^

2004 Jul.6   Claims 'bankrupt archdiocese'  A Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland cannot meet the cost of claims by people allegedly abused by its priests

year 2003 Top ^

2003 Nov.5   Most prolific U.S. serial killer pleads guilty  Hatred and arrogance fueled Gary Leon Ridgway(Green River Killer)'s killing spree   Anti-virus fight gets cash boost  A $5m reward fund has been set up by Microsoft to help track down people who unleash MSBlast or Sobig viruses 2003 Jul.2   2010 Winter Games given to Vancouver  The International Olympic Committee selected Vancouver over bids from Salzburg, Austria, and Pyeongchang, South Korea

year 2001 Top ^

2001 Nov.2   Microsoft reaches anti-trust deal  Microsoft would be obliged to provide rivals with information about middleware products 2001 Oct.25   Windows XP hits the streets  Microsoft has launched the latest version of its main product using a $250m marketing drive 2001 Sep.18   Boeing slashing up to 30,000 jobs  Aviation industry asked for $24bn as financial rescue package 2001 Apr.21   Gates toppled as world's richest  Microsoft billionaire has been ousted as the richest by Walton, the chairman of the Wal-Mart retail empire 2001 Feb.28   6.8 earthquake injured 28  Washington governor declares emergency after power outages and damaged roadways were reported

year 2000 Top ^

2000 Apr.4     Microsoft loses antitrust suit  Microsoft is confident that it will eventually overturn the decision by a judge that it violated anti-monopoly laws 2000 Jan.14     Microsoft CEO Gates Steps Down  Bill Gates is handing the reins to his former Harvard classmate, Steve Ballmer, the company's president