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Entertainment NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired (Photo Gallery)
NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

Offbeat

Offbeat Legal fight centers on recipes of 'M-A-S-H' hot dog eatery Legal fight centers on recipes of 'M-A-S-H' hot dog eatery
Ownership of secret recipes and ingredients from an Ohio restaurant made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" is at the center of a legal dispute between a grandson of the original owner and the current ownership group.
Offbeat Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name
Bikinis, Texas, is no more. The privately owned town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith, the name it had before it was bought by an Austin restaurateur whose chain requires waitresses to wear bikinis.

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YouNews Thunderstorms at 3AM Thunderstorms at 3AM
I was woke up at 3AM to the best thunderstorm show I have ever seen in my life! ��

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National & World WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business
WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage.

Sports

Sports Cano injured, Mariners drop game to Angels 4-2
Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano was hit in the head by a stray ball while the Angels were warming up in between innings and exited early in Los Angeles' 4-2 win Saturday.

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Patriotic must-haves for your 4th of July party Patriotic must-haves for your 4th of July party (Photo Gallery)
Three cheers for the red, white and blue! The 4th of July is the perfect holiday for getting together with friends and family and celebrating our great nation. Here are some fun and festive ideas that will add some serious sparkle to your patriotic party. Best of all, these items are all created by northwest companies.

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Home Watch: University Link light rail train testing Watch: University Link light rail train testing
University Link light rail train testing from Sound Transit Video on Vimeo.

A light rail train makes a test run from Capitol Hill Station to the University of Washington Station as part of the first phase of train testing for the University Link light rail extension from downtown Seattle to UW.

Your Life, Your Style

Consumer Does sunblock clothing work? (New) Does sunblock clothing work? (Video)
Skin cancer is among the most common of all cancers. Sun exposure is a primary cause. Covering up when you're outside can be a critical step in prevention.
Consumer Top-rated exterior paints and stains Top-rated exterior paints and stains
Buy a good exterior paint or stain for your siding or deck and it should last you about 10 years. But the latest tests by Consumer Reports show that some products – well-known brands – are not up to the job.

Extras

Weather 113 in Walla Walla? Historical E. Washington heat wave shatters records 113 in Walla Walla? Historical E. Washington heat wave shatters records
Sunday was one of those classic summer days in the Desert Southwest. The high temperature in Phoenix was 110 degrees -- four degrees above a normal day on June 28, so Sunday was a bit hot even by Arizona standards.

Still, some in Eastern Washington could have headed there to cool off as the region baked in a historical heat wave.

An incredibly hot air mass destroyed high temperature records across Eastern Washington, not only reaching unheard of levels in June, but approaching some all-time heat records as we sit still four weeks short of the statistical peak of summer heat.
Weather Dozens of temperature records broken Saturday Dozens of temperature records broken Saturday (Photo Gallery)
The heat wave Saturday wasn't just impressive for the actual temperature readings, but for the time of year. Some of the temperature readings observed across the Pacific Northwest are usually reserved for the peak heat of the summer.

Some spots in Oregon and southeastern Washington broke not just daily temperature records, but all-time June records!

Here are a list of record reports from the various offices of the National Weather Service:

Entertainment

Technology

Technology Audio overkill? Some question benefits of 'high-res' music
Some recording-technology experts say this super high-res format — known by its 192 kHz, 24-bit technical specs — is pricy digital overkill, an oversized "bit bucket" that contains sounds only dogs or dolphins can truly enjoy.
Technology Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that
Person-to-person mobile payment services like PayPal-owned Venmo are catching on as a way to bypass searching for an ATM or splitting a bill on multiple cards when the dinner check comes. And they're particularly popular among millennials.

Business

Business Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone
Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives.
Business Disney merges consumer product, interactive divisions
Disney is merging its consumer product and interactive divisions, a move that acknowledges the shared goals of important product lines like the Disney Infinity video game franchise and the upcoming line of wearable toys called Playmation.

Offbeat

Offbeat Dictionary editors say 'twerking' goes back almost 200 years
The provocative dance that gained global fame thanks to an attention-grabbing performance by Miley Cyrus has been admitted to the venerable Oxford English Dictionary - and lexicographers say its origins go back almost 200 years.