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Local (New) 12-year-old boy accused of sex assault on school bus
The Jefferson County prosecuting attorney is weighing potential charges against a 12-year-old Chimacum boy whom deputies accuse of molesting a 7-year-old girl on a school bus earlier this year.


Entertainment E! names Jenner series 'I Am Cait' E! names Jenner series 'I Am Cait'
The E! Entertainment network says its documentary series on the former Bruce Jenner premiering next month will be titled, "I Am Cait," and is showing a promo video for the series depicting her applying makeup.


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Sports Browns coach dismisses Manziel bottle-throwing incident
Browns coach Mike Pettine is defending quarterback Johnny Manziel, saying he's unhappy with outside chatter about Manziel's relationship with the team following a rehab stay and a minor confrontation with a fan.
Sports American Pharoah owner paved path of bold bets
Ahmed Zayat boldly spends big bucks buying and betting on horses, and brags about how successful he's been at everything he's set out to accomplish.

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Home Cheetah cub feeding Cheetah cub feeding
Three cheetah cubs were recently born at the Richmond Zoo in Virginia. One of the cubs had to be fed by zoo workers when it started losing weight.
Home Silver City brews up success Silver City brews up success (Video)
Silver City Brewing is just one of the hundreds of craft breweries in Washington. KOMO's Brad Goode takes a look at what makes this business so special.

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Consumer Rent-to-own realities Rent-to-own realities (Video)
Looking for an affordable way to buy that new refrigerator or living room set? Shopping at a rent-to-own store may seem like the best option if you're short on cash. But Consumer Reports warns that some of those so-called deals could end up busting your budget.


Weather What's in Scott's Inbox? Sunsets, thunderstorms, and fire rainbows What's in Scott's Inbox? Sunsets, thunderstorms, and fire rainbows
I've found even when you take a couple weeks off, the weather blog material still flows into the ol' email (along with thousands of other emails. 3,797 emails awaited my return! E-gad.)

So much like Thanksgiving leftovers, here are a few tidbits that probably would have been posted in the blog had someone been here to write them.



Technology Hollywood dipping toes into virtual reality worlds
Once seen as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, movie studios, television producers and artists are now adopting the technology, which immerses people in faraway realms using bulky goggles, house-sized domes, and smartphones.


Business (New) Cities keen on 'sharing economy' but concerned about safety
American cities are enticed by the economic growth and services that "sharing economy" companies such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft can offer, but officials are anxious about safety in a largely unregulated realm, a city advocacy group found in a study released Wednesday.
Business (New) U.S. trade deficit drops sharply in April
The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in April as exports posted a modest gain and imports fell, raising hopes that trade's drag on economic growth will ease in the current quarter.


Offbeat 'God' settles with credit rating agency
A New York City man whose first name is God has settled a lawsuit with a credit reporting agency that had refused to recognize his name as legitimate.