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NFLers call cops on ex-Beyonce backup
Farrah Franklin, whose claim to fame is five months backing up Beyonce in the band Destiny's Child, was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday.

New 'Star Wars': Check out the X-wing
J.J. Abrams has given "Star Wars" fans something new to geek out about, and better yet, it's for a good cause.

'Star Wars' director's 'nerd porn'
CNN's Lisa France explains why Star Wars fans are drooling over a charity video released by director J.J. Abrams.

Strippers sue San Diego cops
Several strippers in California are suing the San Diego Police Department on charges of unreasonable search and seizure.

Why Perry called National Guard
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border is the latest move in an ongoing debate over the influx of unaccomp...

MERS may be airborne
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published Tuesday ...

Who switched Brooklyn Bridge flags?
The NYPD is investigating how two American flags that fly at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by two white flags.

Queen's horse fails drugs test
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II cheered Estimate on to success at the Gold Cup in 2013 but now her her five-year old filly is in the dock on doping charg...

Billionaire fugitive in ferry case is dead
DNA taken from a body found in June matches that of fugitive billionaire Yoo Byung-eun, police in South Korea said Tuesday.

Gynecologist took pics; hospital pays
Johns Hopkins Health System has agreed to pay $190 million to settle the case of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and recorded his patients.

What if you only worked 3 days?
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has proposed a 3-day work week. We asked New Yorkers what they thought.

'XL Love': Fat is affecting our sex lives
A new book, "XL Love," focuses on how obesity is "complicating" America's love life.

Local News for Western Washington
Vicious cycle: Earlier slides set the stage for O...
The Oso slide was the deadliest in U.S. history, but a new report says the North Fork of the Stillaguamish has been hit by 15 similar slides in t...

Rain forecast for fire zones, so next threat is f...
The weather service warns of possible flash floods as 2,110 firefighters continue to battle the largest wildfire in Washington history, the Carlton co...

Obama hits 2 fundraisers, gets word from Inslee o...
The president headlined a pair of fundraisers ­? one in Seattle and one in Hunts Point ? to benefit the Democratic National Committee and a Democ...

New Seattle FBI chief sees progress in Wales inve...
Frank Montoya Jr., who took over the Seattle FBI office in May, described what he called ?momentum? in the case during a briefing Tuesday that also to...

Ybarra chose SPU for shootings because he was unf...
Accused SPU campus shooter Aaron Ybarra didn’t ?want to attack my own city,? according to his recently released journal.

Hash-oil explosions lead to federal charges
The chemical process used to make hash oil ? a method so fraught with volatility that police compare it to making methamphetamine ? has come under att...

PeaceHealth stops affiliation plans in Snohomish ...
PeaceHealth, a Catholic health-care system, has delayed indefinitely its planned affiliations with small hospitals in Snohomish and Skagit counties, c...

City takes a whack at volunteer in Magnuson Park ...
An exuberant volunteer cut down some invasive trees in Magnuson Park. The city seems bent on turning him into a criminal.

Last mudslide victim?s remains found in deep pock...
Diligence, drier weather and new clues led searchers to recover the remains of Kris Regelbrugge, the last missing victim of the March 22 Oso mudslide.

Report: SEIU halts mandatory fees for some workers
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month striking down mandatory payroll deductions for public-sector unions has started to show some impact in Washingt...

Family awakened, robbed at gunpoint in Seattle...
Seattle police are investigating a home-invasion robbery that reportedly involved three men who robbed a family at gunpoint in Seattle's Hillman City ...

Man fatally shot by Kent police had lengthy crimi...
The man who was fatally shot Sunday by Kent police following a manhunt, shootout and propane-tank explosion was identified Tuesday by the King County ...

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Sports
Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for ...



AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract
CLEVELAND (AP) ? Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.

CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remain...



Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings
NEW YORK (AP) ? The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.

Selig still waiting on Tommy John report

PITTSBURGH (AP) ? Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is "anxious" to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying...



Jets eliminating paper season tickets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) ? The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for ...

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

NEW YORK (AP) ? Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to ...



A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.




Mercury win 13th straight, clinch playoff berth
SEATTLE (AP) ? Diana Taurasi isn't focused on winning streaks. She's just trying to get the Phoenix Mercury to keep improving.

Moore has 48 points in the Lynx's 112-108 2OT win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Maya Moore put on one of the best scoring displays in the history of the WNBA and it was barely enough to lift Minnesota.

Sterling files new suit amid Clipper collapse fear

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling filed a new lawsuit as testimony continued in a probate trial on the validity of a $2 billion dea...



Athletics make 10-year Oakland stadium lease deal

The Oakland Athletics announced a 10-year lease extension deal with the city council to continue playing Major League Baseball games at the team'...



Entertainment
Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face `subdued sexism'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run...

Nathan Lane: Straight actors can play gay roles
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said....

'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- "Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlo...

Review: Allen casts a limp spell in 'Magic'
Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fe...

Ken Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynasty
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible."...

Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Inter...

Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a star-heavy lineup amid increased festival jockeying for the most plum premiere...

Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut
Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled....

Vine star Mendes finds breakthrough on pop charts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Six seconds isn't a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media p...

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles....

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