PASCO — Police officers who fatally shot a Mexican farm worker in Pasco after he pelted them with rocks fired 17 shots at the man, striking him five or six times, police said on Wednesday, in an incident that has fueled protests.
A skin patch that experts say could be a breakthrough treatment for peanut-allergy sufferers appears to be both safe and effective, according to an early stage clinical trial that involved Seattle-area children, among others, to test the potentially lifesaving technology.
LOS ANGELES — Two U.S. Cabinet secretaries joined congressional leaders, three governors and a big-city mayor on Wednesday in pushing shipping lines and the dockworkers’ union to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of turmoil and cargo backups at 29 West Coast ports.
SEATTLE —Protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant in southeastern Washington spread to the state’s largest city, Seattle, on Wednesday, with demonstrators renewing calls for change in policing tactics in the United States.
LOS ANGELES — U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez planned to hold a second round of talks with shipping company executives and union leaders for 20,000 dockworkers on Wednesday, seeking to broker a deal to end months of labor turmoil clogging cargo traffic at 29 West Coast ports.