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Sports Mariners fire manager Lloyd McClendon after 2 seasons
The Seattle Mariners have fired manager Lloyd McClendon after two seasons, with new general manager Jerry Dipoto choosing to bring in his own field boss to take over Seattle's operations.



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Aurora and moonrise above the Sanpoil October 3rd. Still smoky here from the fires. Metal sculpture at Keller park early Sunday morning.

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National & World North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration
North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an attention-getting event that is the government's way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty - now in its third generation - is firmly in control and its military a power to be reckoned with.
National & World Obama says 'it's about the families' after Oregon meeting
President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But given the freshness of the week-old tragedy, he said, "Today, it's about the families."
National & World Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks
Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers.


Sports Former UW DE Kikaha riding wave of early success with Saints
Saints rookie linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha's inexperience may have been most obvious after his third sack of the season, when he tried to pay homage to his upbringing in Hawaii with a celebration meant to look like a surfer catching a wave.
Sports Huskies ride defense to upset win over ranked USC
Myles Gaskin ran for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Washington shut down No. 17 Southern California's high-powered offense throughout a 17-12 victory over the Trojans on Thursday night.

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Consumer Consumer Reports rates best leaf blowers Consumer Reports rates best leaf blowers
With fall cleanup looming, it’s that time of year when people are buying leaf blowers. Consumer Reports has tested and rated more than 60 gas, electric, and battery-powered models.
Consumer ATM fees hit new record high, survey finds ATM fees hit new record high, survey finds
Using the wrong ATM fee can really cost you a bundle.

The average nationwide fee to withdraw money from an ATM that is not affiliated with your financial institution is now $4.52, according to a new nationwide survey by Bankrate.com. And it can be a lot higher in some cities: $5.15 in Atlanta, $5.



Entertainment Netflix raising US price for most popular video plan by $1
Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming.


Technology Tokyo auto show to highlight 'smart' green cars (Photo Gallery)
The Tokyo Motor Show, opening to the public Oct. 30 at Tokyo Big Sight convention hall, will be packed with futuristic eye-catching vehicles that drive themselves, offer online information in dazzling ways and are so green they are zero-emissions.
Technology Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon
Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.


Business SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid
SABMiller met with investors Friday to underscore its strength as an independent company, as the world's second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.