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Sports Art Thiel: Foe happy to take thrash for Huskies' cash
For those wondering what in the name of Mike Lude is Georgia State doing on the University of Washington's football schedule Saturday, keep in mind in the marketing strategy of the Mariners.

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Offbeat

Offbeat Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds? Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds?
Scientists who found that sticking cured pork up your nose can stop an uncontrollable nosebleed and owning a cat can be hazardous to your mental health are among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel prize.

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Local (New) Clint Didier files complaint in US House race
Republican U.S. House candidate Clint Didier has filed a complaint in federal court seeking to stop a volunteer for his opponent from "using state resources" in the campaign.
Local Millions expected in pot taxes through 2019
Economic forecasters are predicting that the state's legal recreational marijuana market is expected to bring in about $636 million to state coffers through the middle of 2019.

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National & World Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
Authorities say a man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home in the small Florida town of Bell.

Sports

Sports Morrison's HR in 9th puts Mariners past Angels 3-1
Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
Sports Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.
Sports Mariners stumble again, lose 5-0 to the Angels
C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels moved to the brink of the AL West title with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

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Consumer Paper receipts tainted with toxin? Paper receipts tainted with toxin? (Video)
Cash register receipts, ATM receipts, the receipts the gas pump spits out, and even baggage claim checks-if they're printed on thermal paper, they probably contain bisphenol A, known as BPA. It's a chemical that raises safety concerns because it's linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive abnormalities.

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Weather It happens fast: Seattle just 2 months away from wettest day of the year It happens fast: Seattle just 2 months away from wettest day of the year
As dry weather returns this weekend and temperatures soar past 80 for what will be at least the 46th time, the brilliant sun glare may be preventing you from seeing the cliff we're about to fall off.

Some years, such as this one, summer can hang on with all its might, clinging-- nay, clawing into the dirt, refusing to give up. But in the Pacific Northwest, the period from early September to late October represents the wildest change in weather during the year.
Weather Just how hot would a warm Seattle autumn and winter be? Just how hot would a warm Seattle autumn and winter be?
We've all heard how it's been such a hot summer. And you've likely been reading about how the Pacific Northwest is expected to maintain a warmer than normal autumn and winter.

UW Atmospheric Sciences professor Cliff Mass just did an excellent blog post showing why we're expected to be so warm. In a nutshell, Mass says a persistent ridge of high pressure last fall that kept the storms away also keep the ocean from churning very much, which is needed to mix in some cooler water from the depths of the ocean.

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Technology

Technology Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.
Technology Self-driving cars now need a permit in California
Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.

Business

Business (New) Alibaba surges in its debut
Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse begins its first day trading as a public company.

Offbeat

Offbeat Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show (Photo Gallery)
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.