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Local Deflate-gate: Patriots owner denies wrongdoing, wants apology
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

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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.

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Local State lawmakers introduce bill to abolish death penalty
Lawmakers in the House have introduced a measure to abolish the death penalty, an effort that has failed in Washington state in previous years but which supporters hope will gain traction following Gov. Jay Inslee's decision last year to impose a moratorium on capital punishment.

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National & World Man accused in 'American Sniper' murder going to trial Man accused in 'American Sniper' murder going to trial
A murder trial is set to start next month for the man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose life inspired the Academy Award-nominated film “American Sniper”. The defense is concerned with getting an impartial jury because of the film.
National & World Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter
A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.

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Sports Report: Patriots' Browner urges teammates to break Sherman's arm
New England Patriot Brandon Browner is urging his teammates to try and break Richard Sherman's elbow and Earl Thomas' injured shoulder when they meet the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, according to media reports.
Sports No. 12 Utah snaps Huskies winning streak, 77-56
Utah players always try to find the best shot on every possession. That's why the Utes lead the Pac-12 in shooting and rank second in 3-point field-goal percentage and scoring.

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Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming 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.
Consumer New app promises instant alerts about car safety recalls New app promises instant alerts about car safety recalls (Video)
A new app by vehicle history researchers at Carfax - links your vehicle's VIN to your license plate so all you have to do is enter your license plate number to find out about safety recalls involving your vehicle. We downloaded the app and took our smart phone to the Fauntleroy ferry dock in West Seattle, where there were plenty of cars and people waiting

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Entertainment 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office
The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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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.

Business

Business Death toll from GM ignition switches rises to at least 50
With only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches.
Business Survey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in 1st quarter
Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.
Business Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations
Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations.

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