Since 2013, there have been six domestic-violence related homicides in Benton and Franklin counties, the most in a two-year span since 2005-06. The victims included two women, two men, a teen and a baby.
Trios volunteer Maria Gallington, right, of Kennewick, talks to friend and volunteer Marjorie Einspahr, 90, Thursday as she celebrates her 100th birthday with Trios Auxiliary members at the Trios Volunteers Building in Kennewick. Born November 2, 1914 in Spain, she is an active volunteer for Trios Health, logging over 31,000 hours since 1981. "Volunteering is what keeps me going," Maria said.
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - In an informal survey during the World Series, Reuters asked around for the most important elements of the reign of Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, who is retiring in January: -- Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants manager "It's a better game today and that's because of our commissioner. He's had a great tenure and really is a great ambassador for our game. I think we're all thankful that it's an improved game, a cleaner game. "He's created more interest in baseball, it gives more teams hope, more cities hope. ...
The goal is to help area nurses finish their last year of education and get the bachelor’s degree that is becoming an industry standard. The industry aims for 80 percent of the nursing workforce to have bachelor’s degrees by 2020.
(The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Youkilis, a three-time All-Star known affectionately as Yoooouuuuk in Boston and "the Greek God of Walks" in the book "Moneyball," announced his retirement Thursday. The 35-year-old was limited to 21 games in Japan last season due to plantar fasciitis. Youkilis spent most of his 10-year major-league career in Boston, where he was part of World Series champions in 2004 (as a rookie) and 2007. - - The Red Sox re-signed right-hander Koji Uehara to a two-year contract on Thursday. The deal was reported by WEEI.com to be worth $18 million. ...
FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compound for the first time in more than a decade following violence on the streets.
(Reuters) - A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp , helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's spy agency and national police force are so constrained by a lack of resources that they can’t keep close track of all the Islamic extremists who may be a potential threat at home and they have also had to abandon some counter-espionage work and criminal investigations, according to current and former intelligence and police officials.
Washington growers have regained the ability to ship Red and Golden Delicious apples to China, a major export market.
Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America.
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