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Local Woman injured in Beacon Hill shooting
Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Beacon Hill after a woman was injured when a man fired a gun into her car, the Seattle Police Department said.

Entertainment

Entertainment 'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition 'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
"Furious 7" might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but the high-octane action movie maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak.

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Local Protesters vow to keep on fighting for Chai & Bamboo (Video)
Two elephants that left the Woodland Park Zoo Wednesday are expected to soon be back on the road to their new home in Oklahoma City. Several dozen people held a protest outside the zoo's main entrance Saturday morning and vowed not to give up the fight to send Chai and Bamboo to a sanctuary instead of the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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National & World Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat (New) Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat
A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.

Sports

Sports Cruz leads Mariners to wild 11-10 win against Rangers (New) Cruz leads Mariners to wild 11-10 win against Rangers
Austin Jackson singled in the tying run in the ninth inning, Nelson Cruz followed with a two-out single for his fifth RBI of the game, and the Seattle Mariners overcame a pair of five-run deficits to beat the Texas Rangers 11-10 on Sunday.
Sports Felix fans 12 as Mariners beat Rangers 3-1
Felix Hernandez struck out 12 over seven innings, and Mike Zunino's first home run of the season gave Seattle the lead for good as the Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Sports Neagle, Martins propel Sounders past Rapids 3-1
Federal Way's Lamar Neagle scored twice in the first half, Obafemi Martins added a stunning goal in the second and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Saturday night.

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Home Rare 100-carat diamond up for auction Rare 100-carat diamond up for auction (Video)
Sotheby's is preparing to auction a rare 100-carat emerald-cut diamond. The auction house says the diamond is expected to fetch as much as $25 million.
Home Rare whale spotted in Gulf of Mexico Rare whale spotted in Gulf of Mexico
Researchers from the E/V Nautilus had quite a surprise Tuesday, when a curious sperm whale swam around their remotely operated vehicle in the Gulf of Mexico. Cameras captured the encounter.

Your Life, Your Style

Technology Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security
United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.
Consumer Protect your pets year found from fleas Protect your pets year found from fleas
You're not the only one who's enjoying the warmer weather, so are the fleas that are on the lawn, at the park and maybe in your house. That's why you want to make sure your pets – both dogs and cats – are protected.

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Weather Smoke from Siberian wildfires turns Northwestern sunsets a fiery red Smoke from Siberian wildfires turns Northwestern sunsets a fiery red (Photo Gallery)
The scenes have almost felt like they're out of Hollywood imagination -- brilliant red sunrises and sunsets the last couple of days around Western Washington.

Why so red? It's a byproduct of the massive wildfires that recently burned a large area in Siberia.

The atmospheric winds are aligned this week to carry the smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the Pacific Northwest.

First up, to get an idea of just how much smoke is in the atmosphere, look at this visible satellite image taken on April 14 of the southeastern Siberia area where the wildfires got out of control:


Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Where did the smoke go? This graphic is a model trajectory tracing back the air pattern across the Pacific Ocean over the past week. Note the air from the wildfires makes somewhat of a bee line toward Seattle (with a brief stop for a loop-de-loop in the central Pacific:)



Amazingly the smoke is still quite intense when it gets here -- check out this high-resolution satellite image from Saturday and note the haze over Washington and British Columbia:

Entertainment

Entertainment Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?
Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the show.

Technology

Business

Business Gauge of US economy rises 0.2 percent in March
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy slowly crept upward for the third straight month, a sign that the pace of growth has been weakening since the start of 2015.
Business Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor
President Barack Obama pushed back Friday against Democrats who oppose a bipartisan accord on trade, dismissing their stand as a "ratification of the status quo" that would give countries like China a leg up on global commerce.

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