As a drought tightens its grip on the Pacific Northwest, burning away mountain snow and warming rivers, state officials and Native American tribes are becoming increasingly worried that one of the region's most precious resources — wild salmon — might disappear.Darryl Fears
Videos involving white officers and black civilians have become ingrained in the nation’s consciousness -- to many people, as evidence of bad police conduct. And while they represent just a tiny fraction of police behavior, they have begun to alter public views of police use of force and race relations, experts and police officials say.Richard Perez-Pena and Timothy Williams
Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.Gene Johnson
A sleeping toddler was burned to death when suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in a West Bank village early Friday, an attack that also critically wounded the child's 4-year-old brother and parents and outraged both Israelis and Palestinians.Mohammed Daraghmeh, Aref Tufaha
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it was investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing of Cecil, a lion that is thought to have been lured out of its protected habitat in Zimbabwe this month and killed by...KATIE ROGERS
Through more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in a span of just 14 years.Stephen Wilson
Last week, officials announced updates to an agreement that allows Native residents of Alaska and Russia's Chukchi Peninsula to travel between the two countries without a visa for stays of up to 90 days.Ryan Schuessler | The Washington Post
Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday night after an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people.Miriam Berger
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chairman of the committee, championed the bill, which passed by a party-line vote of 12-10. She said lifting the ban would turn the U.S. into an energy superpower.Kevin Freking | Associated Press
While the world mourned Cecil, the 13-year-old lion allegedly shot by an American hunter in Zimbabwe, an even more devastating poaching incident was quietly carried out in Kenya.               Kevin Sieff
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