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ISIS video appears to show beheaded body
A new ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Kenji Goto. The Japanese journalist went to Syria, he said, to try to tell the stor...

ISIS fighters explain why they left Kobani
Two ISIS fighters say the constant pummeling by coalition airstrikes is the reason for retreat from the Syrian city of Kobani. ISIS ATTACKS OIL-RICH K...

5 things to know for the big game
Whether you're a hardcore NFL fan or just a wannabe watching the game for the halftime show and commercials, here are 5 things you need to know for th...

Says some U.S. troops to Iraq front lines possible
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says "not everyone at the White House" has agreed with him on how to release Guantanamo Bay detainees. He also said that...

Ukraine talks in Minsk yield no deal, source says
No agreement was reached in Belarus on Saturday in talks aimed at ending months of deadly fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebe...

Arizona parents worry about child with leukemia
"My family has been through enough with cancer," says the mother of 3-year-old Maggie Jacks. "I don't want her to go through anything else." | MEASLES...

Whitney Houston's daughter in medically induced coma
Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was placed in a medically induced coma after she was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub fu...

Boy, 3, shoots parents
A 3-year-old boy shot his father and pregnant mother over the weekend inside a hotel room in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Painting bought for $5,212 sells for $5.2M
An art enthusiast paid $5,212 in 2013 at a London auction for a painting of an 19th-century English landscape.

2 pilots survive midair plane crash
Two small planes collided midair in Alaska over the weekend, leaving two pilots injured.

Baby for Timberlake, Biel
Justin Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, are expecting their first child.

Is your car on the list?
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has issued a recall of 2.1 million vehicles after discovering faulty airbags. Rene Marsh rep...

Local News for Western Washington
2 injured climbers airlifted off Mount Hood, offi...
An Oregon National Guard helicopter has airlifted two climbers off Mount Hood after the two were injured in a fall, rescue officials said.

Paul Allen to Seahawks fans at Super Bowl rally: ...
A crowd of 25,000 Seahawks fans cheered Saturday at a rally before Sunday?s Super Bowl.

POSTCARD FROM PHOENIX

520 toll payers? lawsuit not exactly a surprise
The steady drumbeat of 520 bridge toll horror stories has finally boiled over into a class action lawsuit, exactly as a judge predicted it would, five...

Simmering anger over Carlton Complex fire
With memories of a bad wildfire season still fresh, officials are seeking more funding and changes in approach.

Super Bowl dream becomes nightmare for Seahawks f...
Seahawks fan Brian Hartline, who spent $1,750 each for two tickets to the Super Bowl, traveled to Phoenix before learning Friday he wouldn’t get...

Cigar aficionados light up new effort to allow sm...
For the fourth time since Washington state?s indoor smoking ban took effect, making restaurants, places of employment and other public places smoke-fr...

For math teacher, solving puzzles a perfect pursuit
A math instructor at Washington State University?s Vancouver branch campus was part of the 40-member team that, in January, won one of the puzzle-solv...

Higher catch limits for halibut recommended
The International Pacific Halibut Commission is recommending higher catch limits in U.S. and Canadian waters for 2015, a 6 percent increase over last ...

Moving day, no boxes required

If Seahawks repeat, they?ll do what no Seattle pr...
The Seahawks are young, talented and cocky, but it takes luck to win back-to-back championships. How hard is it? No Seattle pro team has ever pulled i...

Longest stretch of Eastside Rail Corridor opens i...
On Saturday, the longest stretch of trail on the Eastside Rail Corridor officially opens in Kirkland. It’s now open to pedestrians and bicyclist...

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Super Bowl Sunday kicks off with scandal and spec...

The Super Bowl kicks off Sunday as American football seeks to put a scandal-plagued season behind it, with this year's spectacle featuring a Katy...



Quiros thrives in Dubai after 11,000 kilometer re...

By Bernie McGuire Dubai (Reuters) - Spain's Alvaro Quiros undertook an 11,000 kilometer (6,800 mile) round trip for a sinus surgery and then reco...



Seau headlines 2015 Hall of Fame class

Junior Seau was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a bittersweet reminder of the ebullient linebacker who took his own life in 2012 after battl...



Pats stand in way of Seahawks dynastic aims

Sunday's Super Bowl 49 caps a National Football League season marred by scandal with a compelling clash between Seattle and New England that prom...



Hawks thump 76ers and stretch win streak to 19

Al Horford scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to spark the Atlanta Hawks over Philadelphia 91-85 for the NBA overall leader's team-record 1...



Cavs star Love makes triumphant Minnesota return

Kevin Love scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high 17 rebounds in his triumphant return to Minnesota as the Cleveland Cavaliers ripped the Timberwolv...



New Jersey Governor heads to UK for trade, politi...

By Megan Davies and Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a likely 2016 Republican presidential contender, will be prom...



Packers' Rodgers captures second MVP award

By Frank Pingue PHOENIX (Reuters) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the National Football League's Most Valuable Player on ...



Arizona's Sheriff Joe picks Patriots; inmates to ...
By Daniel Wallis PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Arizona lawman who bills himself as "America's toughest sheriff" predicts the New England Patriots will win t...

Panthers' Davis wins Man of the Year award for of...

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis was named the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year on Saturday for his commitment to community service and exc...



Entertainment
Steven Tyler headlines Rolling Stone party on Sup...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler charged up a frenzied crowd on the eve of the Super Bowl that features his beloved New E...

Rihanna rocks DirecTV party on eve of Super Bowl
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The crowd at DirecTV's Super Saturday Night party came for Rihanna, and got a healthy dose of Kanye West as a bonus....

Wahlberg and Bay reunite for pre-Super Bowl chari...
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- "Transformers" star Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay reunited Saturday night for a charity event that organiz...

Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) -- The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken...

Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' K...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion "Suge" Knight struck two men with his pickup - leaving one...

Val Kilmer says he's awaiting tests but doesn't h...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Val Kilmer confirmed Saturday that he is hospitalized and awaiting medical results, but said he has no tumor and hasn't had su...

Jimmy Fallon set for Super Bowl Sunday show in Ph...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jimmy Fallon is planning his own match-up on Super Bowl Sunday....

George R.R. Martin recalls TV pilot with alien at...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The creator of "Game of Thrones" says he once wrote a TV pilot with a plot focused on an alien landing at the Super Bowl...

'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' sweeps Sundance ...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Sundance breakout "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film lovers who ...

Justin Timberlake shares baby news on his 34th bi...
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's Justin Timberlake's birthday, but it's another birth date that's on his mind - that of his future son or daughter....

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