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Weather As the rain keeps pouring down, Seattle sets rainfall record (New) As the rain keeps pouring down, Seattle sets rainfall record (Video)
February was among the wettest on record with 6.11" in Seattle. March did it one better and smashed the all time rain record with a whopping 9.44 inches.

While April likely won't make those lofty heights (11th wettest on record), when combined with the soggy February and March, they make quite the rain trio.

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Weather (New) As the rain keeps pouring down, Seattle sets rainfall record (Video)
February was among the wettest on record with 6.11" in Seattle. March did it one better and smashed the all time rain record with a whopping 9.44 inches.

While April likely won't make those lofty heights (11th wettest on record), when combined with the soggy February and March, they make quite the rain trio.
Local Avalanche warning for Mount Hood, Mount Rainier
The National Weather Service is warning of avalanches on the west slopes of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon Thursday morning because of heavy snow and rain in the mountains.
Local Fetal tissue, amputated limbs used to power Oregon homes
An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.
Local Taliban ready to deal on captive U.S. soldier?(Photo Gallery)
The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal.

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National & World Families of ferry's lost confront S. Korea officials(Photo Gallery)
Angry relatives of some of the more than 130 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones.

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Sports Seahawks open season at home against Packers
The Seattle Seahawks will open the season at home against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4, the NFL announced as it unveiled its schedule for the 2014 season.
Sports Seager's walk-off HR breaks M's 8 game losing streak
Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday to snap an eight-game losing streak.

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Technology U.S. proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards(New) U.S. proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards
The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.
Consumer Wow Cup: Does it work? Wow Cup: Does it work?(Video)
We all know children spill things. And they break things. So why would anyone spend $10 on a kid's drinking cup? Promoters of the "Wow Cup" claim their cup is spill-proof and unbreakable. The packaging says it's for ages 12 months and up- and the marketing makes a big deal about no leaks, no drips, no spills.

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Technology Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps(Photo Gallery)
Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.

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Business (New) Applications for U.S. unemployment aid jump to 329,000
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter.
Business (New) U.S. durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans increased at the fastest pace in four months.
Business (New) GM profit sinks; CEO sees no recall hit to sales
The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales.

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Offbeat Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event(Photo Gallery)
Lucey beat out 49 drooling competitors Monday to take this year's "Beautiful Bulldog" pageant, a tongue-in-cheek event designed to kick off the weeklong Drake Relays, an internationally renowned track and field meet in Des Moines.