REI's business acumen has taken it to heights rarely seen by a retail cooperative. But as a record-low turnout in the latest annual election shows, REI's original democratic fervor seems to have stayed at base camp. Ángel González | The Seattle Times
NATO will deploy ships to the Aegean Sea in an attempt to stop smugglers moving migrants from Turkey to Greece, the military alliance’s secretary-general said Thursday.
Arctic sea ice was less extensive last month than in any January since satellite records begin in 1979 -- the result of unusual weather patterns in the region.Yereth Rosen
The Department of Justice filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, less than a day after the city rejected an agreement to overhaul its beleaguered criminal justice system and address allegations of widespread abuses by its police department.Matt Apuzzo
The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after the FBI surrounded them.Rebecca Boone and Lisa Baumann
National Air and Space Museum officials presented a preview Thursday of a virtual 3-D model that will allow the public a look inside the car-sized Apollo 11 command module.Jessica Gresko
 Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday, and the leader of a 2014 standoff with federal authorities was criminally charged in federal court.Rebecca Boone, Martha Bellisle | Associated Press
When die-hard "Harry Potter" fans first heard that J.K. Rowling was writing a sequel to her beloved seven-part series, they couldn't wait to get their hands on the book. Then they realized the sequel wasn't going to be a book at all -- it was a play.Jessica Contrera
In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.Joel Achenbach, Rachel Feltman | Washington Post
Controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy -- whose two sons are already imprisoned for their roles in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon -- was unexpectedly arrested by the FBI after arriving in Portland late Wednesday, en route to the refuge himself.Sarah Kaplan | The Washington Post