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National & World Obama defends moves on immigration (New) Obama defends moves on immigration
President Barack Obama on Sunday dismissed Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.
Local Seattle US attorney collects $6.9 million in cases (New) Seattle US attorney collects $6.9 million in cases
Annette Hayes, the acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, says federal authorities took in an additional $12.2 million in forfeited assets related to criminal activity. She says the collections show the Justice Department's commitment to protecting public safety and tax dollars.

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National & World (New) Obama defends moves on immigration
President Barack Obama on Sunday dismissed Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.
Local (New) Seattle US attorney collects $6.9 million in cases
Annette Hayes, the acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, says federal authorities took in an additional $12.2 million in forfeited assets related to criminal activity. She says the collections show the Justice Department's commitment to protecting public safety and tax dollars.
Technology (New) Does bad behavior really hurt business?
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
Sports Huskies beat Beavers 37-13, become bowl eligible
Jaydon Mickens caught a 54-yard touchdown on Washington's first drive and added a 36-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, Dwayne Washington ran for a 68-yard touchdown and the Huskies became bowl eligible with a 37-13 win over Oregon State on Saturday night.

Entertainment

Entertainment Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift set for 2014 AMAs (New) Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift set for 2014 AMAs
Iggy Azalea, who was born Down Under, is the lead nominee at Sunday's show. She will compete for top awards such as artist, new artist and single of the year for her smash hit, "Fancy."

Offbeat

Offbeat Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
The battery-operated seat includes a fan that sucks in air, pushing it through an odor-eating carbon filter and over an optional scent pack. Product manager Jerry Bougher says the idea is to attack smells "where the action is."

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Another beautiful sunset in Edmonds tonight.

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Local Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon
It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

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National & World Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba (New) Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba
Since the day in 1959 that Cuban government agents blackmailed his father into committing suicide, Gustavo Villoldo has been on an anti-Castro mission that included co-piloting a B-26 bomber during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, infiltrating Cuba for the CIA numerous times and tracking down Fidel Castro lieutenant Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Bolivia in 1967.
National & World Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy
A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, before he was shot to death by other law enforcement officers, authorities said.

Sports

Sports No. 13 Gonzaga eases past St. Thomas Aquinas, 109-55 No. 13 Gonzaga eases past St. Thomas Aquinas, 109-55
Angel Nunez scored 24 points and Byron Wesley added 22 to help No. 13 Gonzaga beat Division II St. Thomas Aquinas College 109-55 on Saturday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Sports Kemp, Andrews lead Washington past Seattle 63-48 (Photo Gallery)
Andrew Andrews hit three 3-pointers in the first 4 minutes of the second half and finished with 11 points, Shawn Kemp Jr. scored 12 points and Washington pulled away in the second half for a 63-48 win over crosstown rival Seattle on Friday night.

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Technology Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment
Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun.

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Weather New long range forecast maps: Still chugging along for warmer/drier winter New long range forecast maps: Still chugging along for warmer/drier winter
El Nino may be struggling to keep a foothold in the Pacific Ocean, but the long range forecasts from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center are still sticking with their consistent theme of increased odds of a warmer and drier winter.

So far, the maps have been relatively accurate. At least in Seattle we are running counter to November's forecast from last month that was saying warmer than normal -- with the chilly nights of late we're trending about a degree cooler than normal, although really that cold pattern went away about five days ago and chilly air has been trapped at the surface with the inversion -- the atmosphere just above ground level has been fairly warm.

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Technology

Technology Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide
Experts have a message for anyone with a webcam, baby monitor or home security camera: change your password now, because feeds from the cameras are being posted online by a Russian website.
Technology Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search
Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.
Technology How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road
A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot? Slam the brakes and brace for head-on impact?
Technology Nokia plots comeback with Android tablet
Just months after selling its ailing handsets business to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to go back into the consumer market with a new tablet.
Technology Giant solar plant lags in early production
The largest solar power plant of its type in the world — once promoted as a turning point in green energy — isn't producing as much energy as planned.

Business

Business (New) Health care M&A leads global deal surge
Large drugmakers are buying and selling businesses to control costs and deploy surplus cash. A rising stock market, tax strategies and low interest rates are also fueling the mergers and acquisitions.
Business UK firms Aviva, Friends Life in $8.8B merger talks
Britain's Aviva says it is in talks to buy another insurer, Friends Life for over 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) in a deal that would create the country's leading insurance, savings and asset management company by number of customers.
Business Egypt to host major economic conference in March
Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy.
Business Study: CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430 million
This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.

Offbeat

Offbeat 'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks
Jack Maxwell drinks for a living. From moss schnapps in Iceland to gut-busting raki in Turkey and homebrew in the Himalayas, he's learned the hard way that tippler's truism: "It's always 5 o'clock somewhere."