Dec. 06—Audience members taking their seats at Tacoma Musical Playhouse might not notice the $1.2 million in improvements the nonprofit community theater has just installed. But they will when the show starts.
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Dec. 07—OLYMPIA — Governments, tribes and organizations in Kitsap County will receive an additional $2.5 million next year for salmon restoration projects, as part of a statewide appropriation of $42 million.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The brightly painted ferry sailed to the island prison like a dazzling bird swooping down to land. The prisoner caught sight of the vessel, far off on the shimmering sea.
The Dallas-Fort Worth region is shivering this weekend with below-freezing temperatures that have shut down roads, canceled flights and halted much of city life.
California’s winter weather is being blamed for the deaths of four homeless people, the closure of major roads and serious losses for citrus farmer in the middle of a harvest.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signaled Saturday that he was prepared to allow Iran to enrich uranium on its own soil, saying that a final deal could be structured to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.
Dec. 07—Cold-weather shelters are available as winterlike temperatures hit the South Sound. High temperatures in the Olympia area are expected to hover below freezing through the weekend, with low temperatures barely into the low teens.
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old war veteran who was held prisoner in North Korea for six weeks, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday following his release.
From European royal palaces to impoverished African townships, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his tireless fight against injustice and racism and celebrated for the better world he left behind.
Alice Babson was growing up to become like her father — both caring souls quick to offer sincere smiles and helping hands.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela are forever linked in history as the first black presidents of each of their countries, inspiring millions in the United States and South Africa.
In Las Vegas, where once in three hours he spent more than $8,000 of investors’ money on drinks and tips, he was nicknamed “Jose Big Spend.”
BENGHAZI, Libya — Relatively few Americans remained in this eastern Libyan city as street battles raged and Islamic militants made ever-bolder forays in recent weeks. But Ronald Thomas Smith II, a chemistry teacher at an English-language school, stayed on, planning, colleagues said, to return soon to the United States for Christmas.
SANAA, Yemen — In a strike that bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida, assailants in military uniforms staged a brazen daytime assault Thursday on Yemen’s Defense Ministry, setting off a daylong battle that killed at least 52 people and left scores injured, with some foreigners believed to be among the dead.
MEXICO CITY — Authorities sought at least two thieves on Thursday who had seized a truck with radioactive material in central Mexico, while a family who found and took home the exposed stolen container was under medical observation, officials said.