The 318-kilogram sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below.
Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations early next year over the future of the Columbia River Treaty.
Harbor seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have been rebounding along the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades.
At least one broken bolt holding the rail in place caused the fiery derailment of a Union Pacific train moving volatile crude oil through the Columbia River...
SEATTLE (AP) - An oil-train derailment and fire has damaged essential city services in a small Oregon town, authorities said Sunday.