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Local Lawsuit for Washington wildfire claims prepared Lawsuit for Washington wildfire claims prepared
More than 150 property owners are preparing to sue the state of Washington over wildfire damage claims that have been denied by the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Local Lawsuit for Washington wildfire claims prepared
More than 150 property owners are preparing to sue the state of Washington over wildfire damage claims that have been denied by the state Department of Natural Resources.
National & World (New) US, NATO mark end of 13-year war in Afghanistan
The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting from U.S.-led combat troops to the country's own security forces.

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Entertainment Michael Sam: Coming out was right thing to do Michael Sam: Coming out was right thing to do
The Oprah Winfrey Network said in a release that the 90-minute program followed by a one-on-one with Winfrey and Sam was the player's first TV appearance since being cut by the Dallas Cowboys in mid-October. After one day of filming last spring, the Rams pulled the plug on the network's plans for a Sam documentary during training camp.
Entertainment Guitarist doesn't miss day of Vegas Cirque work Guitarist doesn't miss day of Vegas Cirque work
It's easy to miss Bruce Rickerd during the "Mystere" show at Treasure Island especially when there's a man balancing upside-down on the foot of another, or a giant inflatable snail emerging from the massive moving stage or the gasp-inducing drops from acrobats above.

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YouNews December Twilight on Liberty Bay (New) December Twilight on Liberty Bay
We set out one evening in December 2014 to capture Liberty Bay at dusk. Taken with our D7100 Nikon we snapped these photographs. As the sun dipped behind the Olympics we framed a shot to highlight the clouds in contrast between the evergreens and sailboat.

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National & World Congress likely to make key decisions on drones
The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.

Sports

Sports 3 showdowns highlight final weekend 3 showdowns highlight final weekend
'Tis the season to watch bowl games. So if anyone is dubbing the Panthers-Falcons matchup for the NFC South title the Garbage Bowl, well, let them - while also remembering the winner will make the playoffs.
Sports No. 8 Gonzaga beats BYU in WCC opener, 87-80
Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points and Kevin Pangos had 21 points and seven assists, leading No. 8 Gonzaga to an 87-80 win over Brigham Young in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams Saturday night.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Photos: Superbowl Memories (New) Photos: Superbowl Memories (Photo Gallery)
Call us nostalgic, but we've been scrolling through our photos of last year's New York City Superbowl this past week as it becomes more and more of a viable opportunity again for us this year! Take a look at some of our favorite (some as-yet-unpublished) pictures from February 2014 in New York City.

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Home Kangaroo annoyed by drone Kangaroo annoyed by drone (Video)
A kangaroo in Australia knocked an aerial drone out of the sky when it flew a little too close.

The drone was retrieved but damaged beyond repair.

Your Life, Your Style

Consumer Tips for dog safety during the winter months Tips for dog safety during the winter months
On a recent cross-country ski trip in the Bridger Mountains, I noticed my dog was walking a little funny. It was a frigid day and close to a foot of snow had fallen the night before. Kato, who burst out of his kennel with his usual exuberance at the car park, was looking chilly on the trail.
Technology Chattanooga touts transformation into Gig City Chattanooga touts transformation into Gig City
A city once infamous for the smoke-belching foundries that blanketed its buildings and streets with a heavy layer of soot is turning to lightning-fast Internet speeds to try to transform itself into a vibrant tech hub.
Technology PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims
Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.

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Entertainment Texas movie set used by John Wayne fading away (Photo Gallery)
Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated 1960 movie and that for decades was a tourist mecca and film production site.

Technology

Technology It's down to the wire for online shopping
As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.
Technology Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

Business

Business AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about the economy
Few issues in a presidential campaign come close to being as meaningful as the economy. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll offers a look at how the public feels about this issue, which touches nearly every aspect of American life. As the 2016 candidates get set to kick off their campaigns, here are five things to know about public opinion on the economy.
Business Flying high: Airstream can't keep up with demand
Not only are the retro-looking "silver bullet" travel-trailers still being built by hand at the same western Ohio site that has produced them for 60 years, but the company also can't roll them out of there fast enough to meet the demand these days.
Business Japan's McDonald's to put big fries back on menu
McDonald's Japan said Friday it will resume serving all portion sizes of fries on Jan. 5 after resolving shortages due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast. The fast-food giant began limiting customers to orders of small fries earlier this month.

Offbeat

Offbeat At age 101, dedicated union rep is calling it quits
At 101, Charlie Ponti has finally decided to retire for good - probably. On Dec. 31, he will officially finish up a 77-year stint with the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153.