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Officials: Gunman committed suicide

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Christopher Harper-Mercer killed himself after he shot nine people to death and wounded nine others during an attack at Umpqua Community College, officials said Saturday.

Computer science expanding to more schools

SEATTLE — Though the technology industry is booming, especially in Washington, only about one in four high schools nationwide teach computer science.

10 killed in college shooting

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A 20-year-old gunman opened fire on a community college classroom in southwestern Oregon on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and injuring 20 before he was killed in an exchange of fire with police, authorities said.

Man critically injured in 3-semi crash

NORTH BEND — A man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries after he apparently drove his semitruck into two other semis on an offramp from Interstate 90 around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Father of school shooter convicted on gun charges

SEATTLE -- The father of a Washington state teen who went on a deadly shooting rampage at his high school last October was convicted on Tuesday of federal gun charges, prosecutors said.

Wildfire retardant flights under review

SEATTLE — Hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemical fire retardant were dumped from planes all over wildlands in Washington last fire season, more than almost anywhere in the West. And this summer’s even bigger fire season could see just as much of the crimson chemical slurry dumped on the landscape, if not more.

High-tech mammogram tool doesn’t boost detection

SEATTLE — A high-tech tool now used on more than 90 percent of U.S. mammograms doesn't improve breast-cancer detection and may lead to missed diagnoses — all while adding at least $400 million to the nation's annual health-care tab, a study by investigators in Boston and Seattle has found.

Tri-City Goodwill votes to join Teamsters

WENATCHEE — The two dozen employees at seven Goodwill Industries of the Columbia stores in the Wenatchee, Walla Walla and Tri-Cities are joining Teamsters Local 839 after a vote last week.