The Eugene Register Guard reported she began stripping off her burning clothes before she fell some 40ft.

An Oregon woman who set herself on fire while driving, crashed her car on an interstate and then jumped off a highway bridge to a park below, survived(...)

DC law permits adults over the age of 21 to posses up to two ounces, 56 grams, of marijuana. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

The District of Columbia became the first place on the US east coast to legalise recreational marijuana this week despite grave threats from congressi(...)

Digicel has accused UPM of bypassing its Haitian systems to terminate international calls on its network for free using a sophisticated technique

Digicel, the Caribbean mobile phone company owned by Denis O’Brien, has stepped up its war on internet telephony firms it accuses of profiting from a(...)

Jason Mayden: “I was rejected by Nike three times, I wrote letters, I sent my portfolio, and on the next time, I figured instead of just sending queries through the mail, I would actually send a portion of who I am, and I just told my story rather than just show them my work”

Most boys want to become star athletes when they grow up; rather fewer want to become star designers. But for Jason Mayden, growing up in an unforg(...)

The Seven Dwarfs walk along Main Street during a parade at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. File Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

A US paediatrician’s group has urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles after an outbreak that began at Disneyland(...)

The Glasshouse at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/NY Times
Weekend in Seattle
  • Travel
  • January 12, 2015, 15:00

The sky is often grey, the residents tend to be muted (except when cheering their teams), calm waters lap the green cityscape, but beneath its mild(...)

 If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

Furniture is seen outside homes that were smashed by debris flows as a powerful storm that has been lashing northern California moves southward. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday, triggering a small tornado, flash floods and mudslides that prom(...)

 Dmitri Kovaltsuk , Allen Rosenberg and Jevgeni Agnevshtshikov, of Chop-e, at  Web Summit 2014 in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke
Web Summit for start-ups

Walking through the rows of exhibiting start-ups at the Web Summit is like running a gauntlet. The entrepreneurs are eager to pitch their ideas to any(...)

Washington DC voters approved possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use. Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters

Oregon and Alaska have become the latest US states to legalise recreational marijuana in ballots hailed by supporters as evidence a national change of(...)