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Local Microsoft to buy Minecraft game maker for $2.5 billion
Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones.
Sports Chargers upset Seahawks 30-21 in San Diego (Photo Gallery)
Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches and the San Diego Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle's offense off the field and upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks 30-21 Sunday.



Your Photos

YouNews Weekend Sky Objects Weekend Sky Objects
These images were taken Friday and Saturday under with a bright moon. M42 is a 45 minute stack of 122 frames and M15 is a 34 minute stack of 14 frames. A Meade 6-inch refractor
and a Nikon D3100 was used for all the images. Stacking was
done with Deep Sky Stacker (freeware).


Local & Regional

Local 4 arrested after body found in Columbia River
The Okanogan County sheriff says four men were arrested for allegedly killing a man in a fight and dumping his body in the Columbia River near Pateros.
Local (New) Resources rushed to 2 new Oregon wildfires
Two wildfires that started over the weekend were threatening scattered rural homes in western Oregon, where forests are critically dry and the weather has been hot.
Local Report: Wash. state sales tax dependence benefits wealthy
Washington is among the states that depend most heavily on sales taxes for revenue, and a new report links a decline in growth of such funds to the rising concentration of wealth for the richest U.S. households.

Around the World

National & World (New) Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.


Sports (New) Huskies taking advantage of big plays
If there's anything the Washington Huskies have proven through the season's first three games, it's that they have the ability to make big plays.
Sports Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge
Adrian Peterson is coming back to the Minnesota Vikings two days after he was charged with child abuse for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
Sports Lester pitches Athletics past Mariners 4-0
Bellarmine Prep product Jon Lester could not find his command. There was no one pitch he could lean on or one side of the plate he could hit with any consistency.

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here 5 new Asian restaurants to try this September (Photo Gallery)
Whether you just can’t live without handmade noodles, or pho is your favorite dish - Seattle’s got plenty of new places to try this September. You can warm up your belly with some oysters and kimchi puree, bibimbap covered in honey-chili sauce, or Thai-style fried chicken. Here are five new Asian restaurants that just opened their doors, or are about to, this month.
Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Seattle is one of 20 cities on the rise in the U.S.
Women’s Health and Yelp compiled the first annual Social Cities Awards based on a six-month, research-based partnership to determine 20 social metropolises on the rise in the United States. There were four categories winners placed in: Fitness Cities, Nightlife Cities, Cities for Foodies and Cities for Art and Culture. Can you guess which category we won in?

Top Video

Home KOMO Town Hall Special: 'Guns in America' KOMO Town Hall Special: 'Guns in America' (Video)
Watch the town hall discussion KOMO-TV aired Sept. 12 from 8-9:30 p.m. that gave supporters and opponents of initiatives 591 and 594 the opportunity to debate their stances and answer questions posed by audience members, online viewers, radio listeners and submitted by email.

Your Life, Your Style

Consumer Disaster plans should include your pets Disaster plans should include your pets
It's National Preparedness Month.

Every September we're reminded to have a plan and preparations in place for an emergency. You never can tell when you might be forced to leave your home in a hurry because of a flood, fire or earthquake.



Entertainment Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA
Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.


Technology France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe
Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest heavily in French productions.
Technology Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?
On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.


Business U.S. factory output drops 0.4 percent in August
U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.
Business GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation
The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.


Offbeat Brooklyn show looks at mystique of 'killer heels'
A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the elevated shoe as a design object, from platform shoes dating to about 1600 to a contemporary - and lethal - 8-inch dagger stiletto.