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Sports (New) Husky Stadium's name gets a corporate addition
Husky Stadium's name got a little bit longer Thursday as the University of Washington and Alaska Airlines announced a expanded partnership that includes adding the airline's name to the football stadium.

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Local Wash. soccer players suspended after blackface incident
Five members of the women's soccer team at a private Christian university in Washington state were suspended for one match Wednesday after a social media post surfaced showing them dressed in blackface and afro wigs.

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National & World Photos: Dramatic images of record hurricane activity in Pacific
Chalk up two firsts for the planet this year when it comes to hurricanes this summer -- a parade of three simultaneous hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean over the weekend, plus a rather odd record set in the Atlantic too.

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Sports (New) Seahawks vs. Raiders: 5 things to look for
The Seahawks close out their preseason tonight against the Raiders. The starters had their dress rehearsal Saturday night against San Diego, so expect to see little if any action from the frontline players who will start one week from Sunday in the regular season opener against the Rams. Tonight the field at CenturyLink will be a showcase for players trying to earn a spot on the 53 man rosters for both teams. Final cuts for the Seahawks and all NFL teams are this weekend, 22 players will be let go.
Sports O'Malley, Morrison shine late, lift Mariners over Astros 8-3
Rookie Shawn O'Malley had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in a two-run eighth inning, and Logan Morrison padded the lead with a three-run shot in the ninth to help the Seattle Mariners to an 8-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

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Home 'Cat-fishing' on the Warrior River (New) 'Cat-fishing' on the Warrior River (Video)
ALABAMA -- Two fishermen had quite the surprise while out on the water. Two abandoned kittens took a leap off a small island and swam a long distance in order to be rescued.

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Weather UW Prof: 'Godzilla' El Nino to vanquish warm 'blob' of ocean waters UW Prof: 'Godzilla' El Nino to vanquish warm 'blob' of ocean waters
Two weather entities have been battling it out for media attention of late: The warm 'blob' of water in the Pacific Ocean largely blamed for our year-plus long of warmer temperatures in the Northwest, and a budding El Niño of super strength that has been given a variety of monikers, from "Bruce Lee" El Niño to "Godzilla" El Niño.

But University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences professor (and fellow weather blogger) Cliff Mass says only one can survive, and the two will engage in a meteorological battle that will rival those found on late night monster movies.

Who will win? Mass reveals who he'd put his money on:

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Technology (New) Judge approves $415M settlement in Apple, Google wage case
A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.
Technology Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking
Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords.

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Business U.S. factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July
Orders to U.S. factories posted a modest gain in July, helped by the biggest rise in motor vehicles orders in a year and a solid gain in a category that tracks business investment plans.

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