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National & World (Updated) Ferguson businesses torched in violent overnight protests (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Missouri's governor ordered more National Guardsmen into Ferguson on Tuesday to keep order after a night of violence over the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown, as attorneys for the Brown family lashed out at the authorities' handling of the case.
Local Bremerton naval shipyard to hire 850 workers
The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard plans to hire 850 helpers — an entry-level position that allows workers to advance in production trades.

Entertainment

Entertainment Barbie dethroned by Team Elsa of 'Frozen' fame Barbie dethroned by Team Elsa of 'Frozen' fame
For the first time in more than a decade Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls. The new reigning champion in the hearts of little girls is Team Elsa.

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YouNews Monday Morning Sunrise Monday Morning Sunrise
These images of the sunrise with Mt. Rainier were taken around 8am Monday November 24th. The pictures were taken with a Nikon D3000 DSLR with a 50-200mm telephoto lens.

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National & World Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals
Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.
National & World France suspends delivery of warship to Russia
France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin.

Sports

Sports Huskies prep for Apple Cup vs. Washington St Huskies prep for Apple Cup vs. Washington St
Washington coach Chris Petersen had barely sat down Monday when he started getting peppered with questions about coaching in his first Apple Cup.
Sports Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight
A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.
Sports Industry leaders: Skiing cheaper than you think
Industry leaders say that even though last-minute lift tickets at some resorts now exceed $100, skiing has never been more affordable if you're savvy about discounts.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here This holiday take houseguests on a tour of the Seattle Public Library (Photo Gallery)
If you’re looking to get your holiday guests out of the house but they’ve already seen the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, I’ve got another suggestion for you. The Central Library branch of the Seattle Public Library is one of the most interesting buildings in the city. Let’s go inside for a photographic tour.

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Technology Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
The U.S. military, along with the auto industry, is scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.

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Weather Mt. Rainier casts big shadow to kick off Thanksgiving week Mt. Rainier casts big shadow to kick off Thanksgiving week (Photo Gallery)
There are a number of reasons fall and winter are my favorite times of the year, but this is one of the biggies: the amazing Mt. Rainier sunrises.

In late fall and into early winter, the sun rises in just the right spot on our horizon to where if there is a mid-to-high level cloud layer, Mt. Rainier casts its large shadow into the sky. It can make for a rather dramatic start to the day!
Weather New long range forecast maps: Still chugging along for warmer/drier winter New long range forecast maps: Still chugging along for warmer/drier winter
El Nino may be struggling to keep a foothold in the Pacific Ocean, but the long range forecasts from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center are still sticking with their consistent theme of increased odds of a warmer and drier winter.

So far, the maps have been relatively accurate. At least in Seattle we are running counter to November's forecast from last month that was saying warmer than normal -- with the chilly nights of late we're trending about a degree cooler than normal, although really that cold pattern went away about five days ago and chilly air has been trapped at the surface with the inversion -- the atmosphere just above ground level has been fairly warm.

Entertainment

Entertainment One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs (Photo Gallery)
One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.

Technology

Technology Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens - and their top-end price tags - and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.
Technology Does bad behavior really hurt business?
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
Technology Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment
Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun.
Technology Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide
Experts have a message for anyone with a webcam, baby monitor or home security camera: change your password now, because feeds from the cameras are being posted online by a Russian website.
Technology Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search
Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.

Business

Business (New) U.S. economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in 3rd quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving the country its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade.

Offbeat

Offbeat Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
The battery-operated seat includes a fan that sucks in air, pushing it through an odor-eating carbon filter and over an optional scent pack. Product manager Jerry Bougher says the idea is to attack smells "where the action is."