Articles by Lisa Baumann

Associated Press

Rare Tornado Touches Down in Washington, Damages Homes

A rare tornado touched down in a Seattle suburb on Tuesday, the National Weather Service confirmed. The tornado damaged several homes and toppled trees, authorities said. Based on radar imagery and video evidence, a tornado touched down south of Port …

Attorneys for Washington Deny Fraud Committed in Landslide Trial Prep

Attorneys for the state of Washington have denied allegations of fraud in the deletion of emails by their expert witnesses in preparing for a trial over a deadly 2014 landslide. But they acknowledge emails were deleted and at least one …

Washington Jury Finds Auditors Liable for $10M in Madoff losses

A Seattle, Wash. jury has found of Ernst & Young liable for half of more than $20 million lost by a Washington investment company in the wake of Bernie Madoff’s multi-decade investment scam. FutureSelect Portfolio Management attorney Steven Thomas said …

Washington Mudslide Death Toll at 30

The number of confirmed deaths in the Washington state mudslide rose to 30 on Thursday with the release of two more victim names. The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office says 67-year-old Gloria Halstead and 13-year-old Jovon E. Mangual, both of …

Seattle To Regulate Rideshare Companies

See related story: Uber Announces New Policy to Cover Gap The Seattle City Council passed a measure Monday that puts some regulations on rideshare companies that use smartphone apps to connect passengers with rides from drivers using their personal cars. …