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Local Photos: Out and about in sunny Seattle Photos: Out and about in sunny Seattle
There's plenty of fun to be had in Seattle on a sunny day, especially on the weekend. We've rounded up social media posts made by folks within the city for a look at how they celebrate the sun.

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Local Photos: Out and about in sunny Seattle
There's plenty of fun to be had in Seattle on a sunny day, especially on the weekend. We've rounded up social media posts made by folks within the city for a look at how they celebrate the sun.

Entertainment

Entertainment Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy (Photo Gallery)
Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature - and a nuisance - for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:

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YouNews 8yr Pure Athleticism, Talent and Heart 8yr Pure Athleticism, Talent and Heart
My son Keoni Bananola Lamar is 8yr old. The video is when he was 6yrs. He started doing flips on a trampoline in his grandma back yard when he was 5yr. From the first time he got on the trampoline I knew he was fearless.

Local & Regional

Local Oregon considers banning most vaccine exemptions
Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn't like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized.

Around the World

National & World Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making
For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies.
National & World Dallas-area ice forces cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights
Freezing rain that coated parts of Texas and Oklahoma for the second consecutive day left highways slick and forced the cancellation of another 1,000 flights Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one of the nation's biggest airline hubs.

Sports

Sports Stolen NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta Stolen NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta
The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.

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Consumer Top-rated car brands from Consumer Reports Top-rated car brands from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports is out with its annual report card on carmakers and once again Japanese brands take the top spots – with Lexus out in front.

"They have excellent cars that are comfortable, well made and absolute aces for reliability,” said Mike Quincy with Consumer Reports Autos.

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Weather Seattle sets twin records for warmest February, winter on record (New) Seattle sets twin records for warmest February, winter on record (Photo Gallery)
In what will go down as one the best -- or worst -- winters on record, depending on what you want out of a Seattle winter, now there will be some official trophies to go along with the memories.

Seattle has set its record for all-time warmest February since official measurements began at Sea-Tac Airport. The average temperature (high temperature plus low temperature, divided by two) was 48.8 degrees narrowly edging 1977's record at 48.7. (And I mean narrowly. Had Saturday just been a couple degrees cooler, it would have been a tied record instead.)

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Technology

Technology Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

Business

Business Buffett reflects on his firm's success and strength
Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector.
Business As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises
Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos in favor of more hipster guises: PepsiCo, for instance, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's last year and McDonald's opened a cafe that lists lentils and eggplant on its menu.

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