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  • Flowers were placed in front of an entrance to the Cascade Mall on September 24, 2016 in Burlington, Washington. Five people were killed last night when a gunman opened fire in the shopping mall.

    Five victims were killed after a gunman opened fire inside a Macy's department store at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, NBC News reports.

  • Medics wait to gain access to the Cascade Mall after four people were shot dead in Burlington, Washington, U.S. September 24, 2016.

    Police said the shooter remains at large and the motive of the attack remains unclear, NBC News reports.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy meet at Tufts University to discuss a range of issues- 1545 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy meet at Tufts University to discuss a range of issues- 1545 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal...

  • Sept 23- Alaska Air Group Inc agreed this week to give the U.S. Justice Department additional time to review its merger with Virgin America Inc, but the deal is still on track to close in the early part of the fourth quarter, an Alaska spokeswoman said Friday. Alaska Airlines reached an understanding with the U.S. regulator earlier this year not to close the merger...

  • SEATTLE— The U.S. Forest Service is taking steps to prevent future mining at about 340,000 acres of federal lands in Washington's Methow Valley. Such a process would likely delay a permit decision on a proposed project to explore for copper in Okanogan County, said Michael Liu, Methow Valley district ranger for Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted...

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted...

  • BEIJING, Sept 22- China has conditionally lifted an import ban on some shipments of U.S. boneless beef and beef on the bone, and will also ease restrictions on Canadian beef, the Asian nation's agriculture ministry and its premier said on Thursday. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told a business dinner in New York on Tuesday that China would soon allow imports of beef on...

  • Seattle, Sept 22- Boeing Co is still studying whether to build a larger version of its best-selling 737 aircraft to counter runaway sales by rival Airbus of a large version of its competing plane, a senior executive said. The company has not made a decision yet to build the larger jet, dubbed the 737 MAX 10, said Michael Teal, vice president and chief project engineer...

  • Research published this year found that Dungeness crab eggs and larvae collected from Puget Sound and exposed to higher levels of carbon dioxide— which increases ocean acidity— grew more slowly and larvae were more likely to die than those in less corrosive seawater. "They're so economically and ecologically important here on the West Coast," said Paul...

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration on Thursday claimed a victory in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over whether the 28- country bloc is illegally helping airplane manufacturer Airbus. In June 2011, the World Trade Organization found that the EU and four of its member countries provided billions of dollars in subsidized financing...

  • CLE ELUM, Wash.— A Dora the Explorer-themed banner, paper plates full of fruit and a bevy of troll dolls make up the decorations at a special birthday party in Washington state. It's a festive occasion but underlines a painful past: Foxie was born in a Texas laboratory and was used for hepatitis experiments, which included frequent liver biopsies.

  • Starting Thursday, a new partnership with an Anchorage hospital will virtually beam critical care doctors 800 miles away to the emergency room on Unalaska Island, home to Dutch Harbor, the operations base for the Bering Sea crabbing fleet made famous by the Discovery Channel show "Deadliest Catch." "We are kind of mix-mashing everything together to try to make...

  • LONDON- Bank of England's Monetary Policy Member Kristin Forbes will discuss why economics shocks can have global reach and the variety of factors involved- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank releases its economic bulletin- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank publishes the results of its second targeted long-term refinancing operation, a...

  • LONDON- Bank of England's Monetary Policy Member Kristin Forbes will discuss why economics shocks can have global reach and the variety of factors involved- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank releases its economic bulletin- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank publishes the results of its second targeted long-term refinancing operation, a...

  • REDMOND, Wash.— Microsoft Corp. says its board has approved a dividend increase and a new $40 billion stock buyback plan. The Redmond, Washington, company said Tuesday it will pay a quarterly dividend of 39 cents on Dec. 8 to shareholders of record Nov. 17. Shares of Microsoft are up about 30 percent in the past year.

  • SEATTLE— Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes. Seattle was among the first to phase in a $15 hourly minimum wage, mandate sick leave for many companies and offer paid parental...

  • A more upbeat sales outlook from homebuilders could be a good sign for small business, and in turn, the economy. Sales of new and already occupied homes help spur sales of building supplies, home furnishings, landscaping and other items. The survey released Monday by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo& Co. showed builders' confidence is the...

  • SEATTLE— Retail and food-service workers will have more predictability with their schedules after the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a new law Monday requiring employers to schedule shifts 14 days in advance and pay workers extra for certain last-minute scheduling changes. Seattle becomes the second the second major U.S. city behind San...