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Officials: Mayor shot, killed by wife
The mayor of a city in Los Angeles County, California, was shot and killed Tuesday, an official said.

Hikers' bodies moved from volcano
Efforts to recover bodies from an erupting volcano in central Japan resumed Wednesday, after search teams had been hampered by gas and hot ash shootin...

35,000 walruses crowd one beach
Arctic ice is dwindling, the waters of the North Pacific Ocean are the warmest on record and tens of thousands of walruses have taken notice, "hauling...

Huge dries up to almost nothing
The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in ce...

The link between cancer and obesity

Morgan: Walmart blames me?
Walmart has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left the comedian in critical condition. The big box store blame...

Surprising reason for hidden cam
Bra cam catches oglers eyeing cleavage...but for a good cause. CNN's Jeanne Moos says raise your eyes-and awareness!

The great American freakout
Late Thursday morning, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a group of reporters in New York that his country had uncovered a plot by ISIS sympat...

How blogger makes millions
CNN's Myleene Klass meets Chiara Ferragni -- the fashion world's biggest blogger.

5-hour thriller in Kansas City
We throw around the word "epic" so casually that we have to dig deep into our thesaurus to accurately convey what happened at Missouri's Kauffman Stad...

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Beckham went where?
They're three of the world's biggest superstars -- so how did Beyonce, Jay-Z and David Beckham spend their night in Paris?

Palin mocks coffee cup salute
Sarah Palin takes another jab at President Obama mocking his "coffee cup salute" moment.

Local News for Western Washington
Seattle pot stores’ slow rollout may soon b...
Two marijuana shops are licensed and soon to open, but supply continues to be a problem in Seattle.

Overturned semi blocks northbound I-5 near Boeing...
Update at 12:10 p.m.: There?s no word yet on what caused a semi to overturn around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, but a spokesman for the Washington State Patr...

2 drivers who struck girl in Rainier Valley sought
Police are searching for two drivers who hit a young girl in Rainier Valley on Tuesday evening and then fled.

Fire chars aviation supplier?s factory in Fremont
A fire in Seattle?s Fremont neighborhood caused several million dollars of damage to a manufacturing building and prompted efforts to contain chemical...

3 teens arrested in L.A. suspected of Capitol Hil...
Three teens arrested in a stolen car in Los Angeles on Tuesday night may be connected to a recent carjacking on Capitol Hill, Seattle police say.

Sheriff's office updates conditions of 3 inju...
The King County Sheriff's Office has updated the conditions three people injured in a fatal crash following a police pursuit Monday night in Covington...

Is Fremont a top neighborhood? Planning group thi...
There's nothing like naked bicyclists to get a little attention.

Texting driver leads Snohomish County deputies on...
A man led Snohomish County sheriff's deputies on a chase from Lynnwood to Everett Wednesday morning after he was spotted texting while driving.

State withholds chunk of money from Seattle speci...
The state is withholding $3 million in federal funds from Seattle Public Schools? long troubled special-education department.

The Hong Kong protests as seen by folks with Seat...
On Tuesday we asked readers to share their reports about the pro-democracy protests happening in Hong Kong. Here are the first of those reports. As we...

Man accused of taking son in Amber Alert charged ...
By Evan Marczynski / Skagit Valley Herald

Snohomish County Jail reports 3rd recent death
The Associated Press

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Ex-NFLer Hernandez's lawyers seek to have phone e...

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER Mass. (Reuters) - Lawyers for ex-National Football League star Aaron Hernandez squabbled with prosecutors in court on We...



Exclusive: For most Americans, spanking is OK, im...

By David Bailey (Reuters) - Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is acceptable at home and a majority say corporal punishment is tole...



MLB seeks to pick up pace of play

New York (AFP) - Major League Baseball will test rules designed to speed up games during the 2014 Arizona Fall League.




McIlroy voted US PGA Tour Player of Year

Los Angeles (AFP) - Back-to-back major titles, with a World Golf Championships crown tossed in for good measure, saw Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy vo...



McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year

(Reuters) - Northern Irish world number one Rory McIlroy was named on Wednesday as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a second time after a st...



Golf-McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year
Oct 1 (Reuters) - Northern Irish world number one Rory McIlroy was named on Wednesday as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a second time after a s...

Royals rally to stun A's and advance

Los Angeles (AFP) - The Kansas City Royals advanced to the American League Division Series with a 9-8 12th inning marathon victory over the Oakland At...



Defiant Royals outfox A's in Wild Card game

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die Wild Card playoff on Tuesday to eke ...



National Basketball Association roundup

(The Sports Xchange) - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant practiced Tuesday for the first time since his knee injury 10 months ago and said he felt ...



Morneau added to Major League Baseball tour team

New York (AFP) - Colorado slugger Justin Morneau has been added to the Major League Baseball team which will play a five-game series against a squad o...



Entertainment
'Good Lie' actors' past guides their performances
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Emmanuel Jal couldn't cry on command....

'Interstellar' to be released 2 days early on film
NEW YORK (AP) -- Christopher Nolan's space epic "Interstellar" will open two days early in theaters projecting the movie on film, rather than digi...

John Mellencamp and his impressive co-authors
NEW YORK (AP) -- John Mellencamp feels he has some impressive co-writers for his latest songs, like playwright Tennessee Williams and folk legend ...

Family gives Lady Antebellum new outlook
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Before singer Charles Kelley and his Lady Antebellum bandmates started writing songs for their new album, Kelley's wife a...

Joy Behar to debut a 1-woman show in New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- Joy Behar may have left "The View" but she's not finished offering her views on everything....

Tim Rice wants 'From Here to Eternity' new life
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tim Rice is hoping his musical "From Here to Eternity" doesn't take an eternity to get to Broadway....

Lena Dunham bares more in new memoir
"Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's `Learned'" (Random House), by Lena Dunham...

Lena Dunham launches tour for book of adult essays
NEW YORK (AP) -- There was a baby in the audience and Lena Dunham wondered why....

Bieber, Kardashian, Vuitton $100M venue wrap Paris
PARIS (AP) -- Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of guests Jennifer...

GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet ...

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