In California, giant Stratolaunch jet flies for first time

U.S. 04/13/19, 14:59

A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan completed what company officials called a superb initial flight over California's Mojave Desert, bringing to life a dream held by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen. Stratolaunch Systems Corp. chief executive Jean Floyd said Saturday the aircraft made a "spectacular" landing ...

Former Trail Blazers owner Weinberg died at 92

Sports 01/03/19, 20:04

Larry Weinberg, one of the founders and original owners of the Portland Trail Blazers, has died. He was 92.Weinberg's death was announced Wednesday by the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee.KATU reports that Weinberg was one of three partners who got the franchise started as an NBA expansion team in 1970 ...

End of death penalty, new hockey team among top 2018 stories

Hockey 12/26/18, 10:35

The abolishment of the death penalty was voted the state's top news story of 2018 by Associated Press staff and member editors.Other top news items of the past 12 months included the awarding of a new professional hockey franchise for Seattle, the death of Microsoft co-found Paul Allen and the ...

Seahawks sign coach Pete Carroll to extension through 2021

Football 12/24/18, 17:18

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is sticking around through the 2021 season after signing a three-year contract extension.Carroll was first approached about an extension last week and finished the deal Monday. The contract will take Carroll through his 70th birthday in September 2021.Carroll is in his ninth season as Seattle's ...

Blazers spoil James’ debut with 128-119 win over the Lakers

Basketball 10/19/18, 01:42

LeBron James opened with two thunderous dunks and had 26 points and 12 rebounds in his first game with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.Damian Lillard had 28 points and Nik Stauskas came off the bench ...

What’s next for Paul Allen’s big investments? It’s not clear

Tech 10/18/18, 17:16

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative.FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2004, file photo, Paul Allen, chairman of Charter Communications and co-founder of Microsoft looks in the air while making remarks during the ceremonies and ...

Future of Paul Allen’s sports holdings remains unclear

Football 10/16/18, 19:00

Paul Allen's love was basketball and he delved into professional football out of loyalty to his hometown Seattle.In the wake of his death, Allen's ownership of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and NFL's Seattle Seahawks has come into focus because of questions about how the franchises will move forward in ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 10/16/18, 09:26

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. POMPEO MEETS SAUDI KING OVER MISSING WRITERTurkish officials fear Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Istanbul consulate and reports in the U.S. media suggest the kingdom may acknowledge the journalist was slain there.2. ...

Paul Allen’s passions: Rock n’ roll, sports and philanthropy

Football 10/16/18, 02:18

Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.Allen used the fortune he made from Microsoft — whose Windows operating system ...

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies

Tech 10/16/18, 02:07

Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, technology investor and owner of several professional sports teams, has died. He was 65.He died Monday in Seattle, according to his company Vulcan Inc. Earlier this month Allen announced that the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ...

Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest

Football 10/15/18, 21:05

No one had more influence on professional sports in the Pacific Northwest than Paul Allen.But though he was the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and partial owner of Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, Allen usually shied away from the spotlight sought by others ...

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Football 10/15/18, 21:05

Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his company Vulcan Inc. announced.Gates said he was ...

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dead at 65

Tech 10/15/18, 18:21

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Vulcan Inc. said Monday on behalf of his family. Allen passed away Monday afternoon in Seattle at 65 years old, Vulcan said. His sister, Jody, said he was "a remarkable individual on every level." Early this month, billionaire Seattle Seahawks owner ...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Football 10/15/18, 14:29

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65.Allen's company Vulcan Inc. said in a statement that he died Monday. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, had returned.FILE - In this March 11, 2003 ...

Paul Allen says his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has returned

Football 10/01/18, 20:19

Billionaire Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says cancer he was treated for in 2009 has returned.Allen said on Twitter Monday that he recently learned of the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and plans to fight it aggressively.FILE--In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen holds his ...

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