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Local Texts between girl, MPHS shooter Fryberg released
A judge ordered the release of text messages between a 15-year-old girl and her ex-boyfriend in the days before he fatally shot four classmates - messages that reportedly dealt with the tumultuous end of their relationship.



Offbeat College student proudly drives Barbie Jeep after DWI arrest College student proudly drives Barbie Jeep after DWI arrest
Twenty-year-old Texas State student Tara Monroe was arrested on March 4 on DWI charges, with a $3,000 bond, according to Hays County Jail records. By refusing a breathalyzer test, Monroe says her license was automatically suspended.

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YouNews The Twelfth Cat! The Twelfth Cat!
Here's the Twelfth Cat. The perfect companion to warm your lap during a game. He's deaf, so he's never startled by your yelling, he thinks he's a dog and he was born with Seahawks colors.

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Local DelBene 6th member of state delegation to back Iran deal
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, late on Thursday, became the sixth member of Washington's congressional delegation to support the agreement negotiated by the Obama administration and five major powers, under which Iran would stand down from its nuclear weapons program in exchange for lifting of economic sanctions.

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Home 'Cat-fishing' on the Warrior River 'Cat-fishing' on the Warrior River (Video)
ALABAMA -- Two fishermen had quite the surprise while out on the water. Two abandoned kittens took a leap off a small island and swam a long distance in order to be rescued.

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Weather Well that's rare: British Columbia painted on tropical storm tracking map Well that's rare: British Columbia painted on tropical storm tracking map
Hurricane and tropical storm tracker maps are a way of life in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Seaboard (and Hawaii too) but British Columbia?

The latest storm tracker map from NOAA for Hurricane Ignacio shows the weakening storm currently in the Central Pacific Ocean heading north, then curling back to the east, making "landfall" in central British Columbia on Wednesday.



Technology Judge approves $415M settlement in Apple, Google wage case
A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.
Technology Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking
Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords.


Business US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.
Business Central banks falling short of 2 pct. inflation target
The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank have been striving to generate a small dose of inflation — around 2 percent annually, just enough to spur more spending and income but not so much that prices surge out of control.