The U.S. suspect in the slaughter of 16 villagers in Afghanistan has a trail of shaky financial dealings — from working in penny-stock boiler rooms that drew numerous client complaints, to an unpaid $1.5 million fraud judgment, to a failed investment partnership with a former high school football teammate, records show. His Lake Tapps, WA home was put up for sale earlier this month.
An FBI spokeswoman in Seattle says there’s no specific target or credible information about an imminent attack. In Afghanistan, there are activist demonstrations against the US since a soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been accused of shooting and killing 16 Afghan civilians.
Five days after the massacre, a portrait of the 38-year-old staff sergeant is beginning to emerge, though it remains very sketchy. Much of what is known about the suspect was disclosed by his lawyer, John Henry Browne, a veteran defense attorney from Seattle who came forward Thursday.
Days after the slayings of more than a dozen Afghan civilians by a suspected US serviceman, the military has kept under wraps one of the most salient details — his name. According to the Tacoma News Tribune, the soldier was flown out of Afghanistan on Wednesday, and may be tried at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The 70-foot trawler went down in the night this past weekend, probably in a matter of seconds, 17 miles off the rugged coast of southern Washington. When the Coast Guard reached the scene hours later, there was nothing but an oil slick, an empty life raft and some crab pots to mark where the trawler disappeared. The Coast Guard found no survivors in concluding a search of 640 square miles.
The American Kennel Club says the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 21st straight year. Do you own one of the top ten favorites?
Seattle’s Queen Underwood won the most thrilling bout of the landmark tournament, held near Spokane, WA, weathering hundreds of punches from 19-year-old N’yteeyah Sherman before pulling out a 25-24 victory with a strong fourth round.
The list of the 2012 Travelers’ Choice awards has been revealed. And among this 10th annual award group are the top 10 hotels in the US as rated by TripAdvisor. Three of the Top 10 are in the Pacific Northwest. And, by the way, so is number 11! Take a look at the four boutique properties the Pacific Northwest raves about.
Seattle-based Starbucks says it needs to raise prices in certain areas of the US due to rising costs.