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Washington state has issued a $12,500 fine to the owner of a Port Angeles mortuary after finding that cremated remains were removed and reprocessed without family permission.    The Peninsula Daily News reports the state Department of Licensing determined Mount Angeles Memorial Park and Crematory engaged in unprofessional conduct because it was unauthorized to reprocess the cremains.    According to the order reached following negotiations between the department an...

ROME (AP) - The Leaning Tower of Pisa isn't leaning so much anymore. After more than two decades of efforts to straighten it, engineers say the famed Tuscan bell tower has recovered four centimeters (1.57 inches) more and is in better structural health than predicted. 

It’s a wall that costs no tax dollars, has a near-perfect approval rating with voters, and is actually already built… but that doesn’t mean it’s complete. The town of Fairfield has less than 700 residents, spurring several locals to call it “small town America.” But there’s nothing small about how it celebrated Veterans Day: adding 30 new plaques/veterans to the town’s “Military Wall of Honor.” “As long as ...

In the town of Paradise, little remains of the Sierra Nevada foothill community founded in the 1800s.  A fire that has become the most destructive in California history wiped it out in less than a day, destroying more than 6,700 structures, almost all of them homes. 

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A community group in Helena has unveiled four possible designs to replace a Confederate memorial fountain that was removed from a city park last year amid outcry after a racially-motived shooting at a black church in South Carolina and a deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia.