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Why Netanyahu's visit is a partisan issue
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is just days away from landing in Washington, where a storm is raging over his plans to address a joint sess...

Venezuela says American possibly trying to start ...
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that authorities in his country have captured "an American airplane pilot, who also has Latino roots...

Jeb Bush 5th in CPAC poll
Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll with 25.7 percent of the vote for the third year in a row on Saturday, the ...

Is Boehner facing a 'coup'?
John Boehner faces a looming threat from conservatives to oust him as speaker, and it's tying his hands on funding the Department of Homeland Security...

Her epic fat shaming response
In this week's Lisa's Desk episode, Lisa talks about a recent incident involving "Trainwreck" actress Amy Schumer, who is a size 6.

U.S. writer hacked to death
Extremists had threatened to kill Avijit Roy if he came to his native Bangladesh. FULL STORY

Slain Putin critic spoke of death
In a recent interview, Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov said Russia was "drowning" under Russian President Vladimir Putin's leadership and becoming a fasc...

Egypt: Hamas is a terror group
An Egyptian court has ruled that Hamas is a terrorist organization, according to an Egyptian state-run media organization.

ISIS says it will free 29 Christians
An ISIS court in northern Syria has ordered the release of 29 Assyrian Christian hostages among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, t...

Stolen NASCAR Sprint Cup car found
Maybe the thieves didn't know what they were stealing.

That dress: Why you see blue, she sees white
Before you strangle your best friend who sees the colors in the now-famous dress differently than you do, please know that there's a scientific explan...

Mysterious images of unexplored planet
CNN's Rachel Crane looks at Ceres, a mysterious dwarf planet, as NASA's Dawn spacecraft closes in.

Local News for Western Washington
Nathan Hale to boycott test, risking fed funding ...
A Seattle high school is in hot water with state schools chief Randy Dorn over its refusal to give some state-required tests this spring.

State Senate doing its oily best to ignore us on ...
The state Senate is doing its best to ignore a plan that would tax big polluters to pay for transportation. But it’s catching on with a group th...

Activists hope to trample zoo plan to send elepha...
After two years of turmoil, Woodland Park Zoo?s two remaining elephants are being sent to the Oklahoma City Zoo.

U District night spot should lose liquor license,...
The city of Seattle has asked the state Liquor Control Board to suspend the liquor license of Fusion Ultra Lounge, a University District nightclub.

Gas-tax increase hits surprise bump in state Senate
The GOP-controlled Senate began floor votes Friday on a state transportation package, only to have the progress brought to a halt by Democrats, who t...

Third autopsy of man shot by Pasco police raises ...
A third autopsy performed on the body of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the man fatally shot Feb. 10 by Pasco police, raises questions about how many times...

Man charged after Kent girl, 12, is taken from sc...
A 34-year-old Seattle man accused of luring and abducting a 12-year-old girl from her Kent school was charged with second-degree kidnapping.

60 tribes gather in Tulalip to talk marijuana
Tribal leaders, lawyers and marijuana-industry representatives gathered in Tulalip for the nation’s first tribal marijuana conference, an event...

Sexting doc suspended indefinitely, state says
A Seattle anesthesiologist who sent dozens of sexually explicit texts and photos while supervising surgeries has had his medical license suspended ind...

?Paul? Patu, South Pacific Islander advocate, die...
Von Tresckow ?Paul? Patu, a longtime advocate for Seattle?s South Pacific Islander immigrant community and a Seattle Public Schools community liaison,...

Will woonerf ever be enough in South Lake Union?
The Seattle Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey City Council, going Dutch, paves the way for a parklike street.

Boeing managers to get annual bonuses of 12.5% to...
Boeing’s managers companywide are getting a much fatter 2014 bonus than the engineers or Machinists.

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Bach defends Rio Games amid environmental protest

By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic chief Thomas Bach defended Rio de Janeiro?s venues and legacy projects on Saturday after protester...



Olympics-Bach defends Rio Games amid environmenta...
(Adds Bach quotes, detail) By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Olympic chief Thomas Bach defended Rio de Janeiro's venues and legacy p...

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic scores
Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic at the par-70 course on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida rounds -7 Pad...

Nigerian big man Ezeli suspended for throat grab

Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli, a backup big man to Australia's Andrew Bogut with the NBA overall leaders, was hit with a one-game ban...



Former Knicks, Heat star Mason dead at 48

New York (AFP) - Former NBA star Anthony Mason, a power forward who played 13 league seasons, died early Saturday morning at age 48, his family announ...



Harrington holds lead at Honda as play abandoned

Ireland's Padraig Harrington held the lead after the second round of the Honda Classic on Saturday with play abandoned in the afternoon because o...



Golf-Harrington holds lead at Honda as play aband...
(Updates after play abandoned for day) PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida Feb 28 (Reuters) - Ireland's Padraig Harrington held the lead after the second roun...

Harrington grabs lead at storm-struck PGA event

Ireland's Padraig Harrington completed a four-under par 66 Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead over American Patrick Reed after the second round ...



Ex-New York Knick basketball player Anthony Mason...

(Reuters) - Anthony Mason, a former player with the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks, has died at the age of 48, the team said o...



Coetsee leads Joburg Open as South Africans, Engl...

Wallie Coetsee doubled his Joburg Open overnight lead to two strokes Saturday as a final-round showdown loomed between South African and English golfe...



Golf-European Tour Joburg Open scores
Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Joburg Open on Saturday in Johannesburg 201 Wallie Coetsee (South Africa) 66 65 70 203 Stev...

Entertainment
Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien...

Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) -- Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan....

Dress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gow...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Frida...

One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority...

Morocco reports six-fold spike in foreign filming
TANGIERS, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco saw a six-fold increase in the amount of money foreign film companies spent in the country to make movies, the h...

As Spock, Leonard Nimoy gave a character enduring...
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's no exaggeration to say Leonard Nimoy was perfect for the role that defined his career. His lean, almost sepulchral frame see...

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock" - an attempt to show the world he h...

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world, he also left his mark on science itself....

Spanish police arrest 9 on suspicion of selling f...
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police have broken up a gang that allegedly created and then sold fake works of art purporting to be by renowned artists in...

Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers' defa...
BOSTON (AP) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a federal judge on Friday to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing the comedian o...

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