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Local Seattle police apologize for arresting man with golf club (New) Seattle police apologize for arresting man with golf club
The Seattle Police Department has apologized to a 69-year-old man who was arrested and jailed last year after an officer claimed he swung a golf club at her. However, dashcam video of the incident failed to substantiate the arresting officer's claims.

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Local (New) Seattle police apologize for arresting man with golf club
The Seattle Police Department has apologized to a 69-year-old man who was arrested and jailed last year after an officer claimed he swung a golf club at her. However, dashcam video of the incident failed to substantiate the arresting officer's claims.
National & World After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy
For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public scrutiny after recent decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed men.

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Perry Shea, CEO of SCJ Alliance in Lacey, was so excited after the NFC Championship comeback that the first thing he did the following Monday was to order that Seahawks building lights be installed as soon as possible.

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Local Microsoft stock tanks 10 percent amid PC slump, warnings
Microsoft shares plunged 10 percent Tuesday after the software giant reported quarterly revenue that beat expectations but warned that a weak PC market and a strong dollar will curb growth this year.

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Consumer The risk factors for osteoarthritis The risk factors for osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It happens when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time.

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Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming
IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.
Technology Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

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Business U.S. consumer confidence jumps to 7½-year high in January
The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed this month to 102.9, highest level since August 2007 - four months before the start of the Great Recession. January's figure was up from a revised 93.1 in December.
Business Employers: Agreement made on key issue in port labor dispute
Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday.

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Offbeat Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes
Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.