Stories by Paul Curtis

Ethiopia declares immediate, unilateral cease-fire in Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s government on Monday declared an immediate, unilateral cease-fire in its Tigray region after nearly eight months of deadly conflict and as hundreds of thousands of people face the world’s worst famine crisis in a decade.

‘Heat dome’ atop Northwest sends temps soaring

SEATTLE — Portland, Oregon, broke its all-time heat record on Saturday. It then broke it again on Sunday, registering a temperature of 112 degrees Fahrenheit — besting the record set a day earlier by 4 degrees.