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Local (New) Man in prison 19 years freed after claim recanted
A man who has been in prison for nearly two decades walked out of an Olympia courtroom as a free man Thursday, two years after his supposed victim recanted allegations that he molested her.
Local (New) Local immigrants wait for Obama's decision
On the eve of President Barack Obama's announcement of his plan to use executive action to partially change the nation's immigration system, immigrants across Washington state wait and hope.

Entertainment

Entertainment Putting Oscar on the block Putting Oscar on the block
'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February.

Offbeat

Offbeat 'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks '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."

Your Photos

YouNews Cyler Miles meets Scooby Wright Cyler Miles meets Scooby Wright
Miles goes airborne after encountering Arizona legend Scooby Wright. Tremayne Bondurant and Jonathan McKnight close in during Washington's 27-26 loss in Tucson Saturday.

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Local & Regional

Local Everett firefighter arrested in underage prostitution sting
A 60-year-old Everett firefighter was arrested Wednesday afternoon in West Seattle on suspicion of trying to meet an underage prostitute as part of a Seattle Police Department sting targeting men seeking out sex with underage girls online.

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National & World (New) 5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney
A 16-year-old boy driving his family on a "dream trip" to Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the sport utility vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday.

Sports

Sports AP: Bermuda to host 2017 America's Cup (New) AP: Bermuda to host 2017 America's Cup
The tax haven of Bermuda has been picked over San Diego to host the 2017 America's Cup, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Sports FIFA to review World Cup corruption report
FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.
Sports Seahawks hope Wagner able to return vs. Arizona
When Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner was first told he'd completely torn the tendon connecting his big toe and the bottom of his foot, the recovery was estimated to be eight weeks.

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Your Life, Your Style

Technology Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide 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.
Consumer Consumer Reports rates prepaid debit cards Consumer Reports rates prepaid debit cards
Prepaid debit cards are a popular way for millions of Americans to manage their money. There's no credit check and no link to a bank account. You simply load the cards with cash and use them to pay bills or make purchases.

Extras

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.

Entertainment

Entertainment Thai students detained at 'Hunger Games' opening
Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign of defiance.
Entertainment NBC scraps Cosby project amid sex allegations
NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation against the comic emerged.

Technology

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 U.S. consumer prices unchanged in October
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.

Offbeat

Offbeat TSA: Ice skates OK on plane; fake saw stays home (Photo Gallery)
The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday displayed thousands of items confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are no-nos.
Offbeat Ireland's gay bull Benjy saved from slaughterhouse
He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon.
Offbeat Peruvian frog juice drinkers laud health benefits
Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive.