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  • LYNNWOOD, Wash.— A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. The truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m. when it tipped on its side, dumping its load of 448 hives, or about 13.7...

  • WASHINGTON— An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation. There have been a series of fiery oil train explosions in the U.S. and Canada in recent years, including one just...

  • April 17- The union trying to organize Boeing Co's South Carolina plant withdrew its petition for an April 22 election, citing "a toxic environment and gross violations of workers' lawful organizing rights." The decision, which delays the date for an election by at least six months, was made after organizers for the International Association of Machinists&...

  • April 17- The International Association of Machinists& Aerospace Workers withdrew its petition for an April 22 election at Boeing Co's South Carolina plant, citing "a toxic environment and gross violations of workers' lawful organizing rights." The decision, which delays the date for an election by at least six months, was made after IAM organizers conducted...

  • Protesters meet Arctic drill rig in Washington harbor Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    PORT ANGELES, Wash.— Protesters in kayaks greeted a rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic as it arrived Friday in Washington state following a journey across the Pacific that included being boarded by Greenpeace activists. Eric Ross of Shell No Action Coalition says kayakers are training for a "festival of resistance" in Seattle on May 16-18.

  • LYNNWOOD, Wash.— A semitruck carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. The truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m. when it tipped on its side, dumping its load of 448 hives, or about 13.7 million bees,...

  • Jay Inslee on Friday repeated his call for embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley to resign following his indictment by a federal grand jury. The indictment charged him with filing false tax returns, attempting to obstruct a lawsuit and possessing more than $1 million in stolen property related to his former business. Inslee wrote that the indictment "makes it...

  • NEW YORK— Apple Inc.' s cooperation with efforts to improve its compliance with antitrust laws after a federal judge concluded it colluded with electronic book publishers to raise prices five years ago took on an "adversarial tone" recently, a court-appointed monitor says. The monitor, Michael Bromwich, said in a report made public Thursday that the technology...

  • SEATTLE, April 16- Street vendors selling Seattle's Real Change newspaper will accept digital payments from Thursday through a new smartphone application developed by workers at Google Inc in a volunteer project to help hawkers serve increasingly cashless patrons. Seattle residents looking for a weekly dose of reform-minded news will be able to scan a...

  • Seattle/ Paris April 16- The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway. Sales forces at Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co are fighting for potential orders plane by plane as they seek to keep production going beyond the end of the decade, said other aviation market sources. Airbus has said it is also considering a...

  • DETROIT— A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a 2009 bankruptcy order shields General Motors from billions of dollars in death and injury claims tied to defective ignition switches in older small cars. But Judge Robert Gerber in New York, who handled GM's government-funded bankruptcy case six years ago, also ruled that plaintiffs who claim a loss in the value...

  • Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000 Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A Seattle CEO who announced that he's giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees didn't just make those workers happy. Dan Price, chief executive of the company, stunned his 100- plus workers on Monday when he told them he was cutting his roughly $1 million salary to $70,000 and using company profits to ensure...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, April 14- Labor union officials say they could postpone a vote seeking to organize 3,000 workers at Boeing Co's factory here in South Carolina if their campaign fails to gain enough traction against fierce opposition from the company and local politicians. Organizers for the International Association of Machinists are...

  • A modified version of a bill that cleared the Senate in March passed the House with a 58-40 bipartisan vote. The Senate version extended a barrel tax to fund oil cleanups. The bill now moves back to the Senate, which could concur with the House version, make revisions and send it back to the House, or ask to send it to a conference committee.

  • Zillow shares took tumble on weak revenue outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of real estate site Zillow fell Tuesday after the company issued a weak revenue outlook due to the later-than-expected closing of its purchase of rival site Trulia. Seattle- based Zillow, which offers users real estate information online, closed on a $2.5 billion acquisition of Trulia in February after a months-long review by antitrust...

  • The top 20 U.S. metropolitan areas projected to see the biggest growth in average effective apartment rent this year. Effective rent is what a tenant pays after factoring in landlord concessions, such as a free month at move-in. Source: Marcus& Millichap Research Services, MPF Research.

  • The worker banged on the plane for help shortly after takeoff on Monday from Seattle. Alaska Airlines has said the leader of a baggage-loading crew noticed the worker was missing and tried to call and text him before concluding he had gone home when his 9 1/ 2- hour shift ended. Safety experts say the crew should not have closed the cargo doors of Flight 448 to Los...

  • Josh and Vanessa Ellis and their baby, Hudson, died Monday when a chunk of concrete weighing thousands of pounds fell onto the cab of their truck as they drove underneath the span, said James Ludlow, their pastor at EastPointe Foursquare Church. Construction crews were installing a sidewalk on the state Route 410 overpass in Bonney Lake, about 30 miles southeast...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, April 14- Labor union officials say they could postpone a vote seeking to organize 3,000 workers at Boeing Co's factory here in South Carolina if their campaign fails to gain enough traction against fierce opposition from the company and local politicians. Organizers for the International Association of Machinists are...

  • April 10- Security software maker Symantec Corp has been seeking buyers for its storage software business, Veritas, or the entire company for several months, sources familiar with the matter said. Symantec has approached NetApp Inc, EMC Corp and several private equity firms to gauge their interest, the people said, asking asked not to be identified as the...