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Local Barge moved after damage caused to popular Seattle dive site Barge moved after damage caused to popular Seattle dive site
A construction barge was moved from the waters near Seacrest Park in Seattle Friday after activists received a letter from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The barge, which is called the Solar Polar Pioneer, was causing problems underwater.

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Local Barge moved after damage caused to popular Seattle dive site
A construction barge was moved from the waters near Seacrest Park in Seattle Friday after activists received a letter from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The barge, which is called the Solar Polar Pioneer, was causing problems underwater.
Local Animal-rights activists target construction workers on UW project
Managers at the general contractor hired to build a new animal testing lab at the University of Washington are locked in a legal fight with an animal rights activist they claim has been harassing them at their Eastside homes.

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Entertainment TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports
TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.

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Local West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract
The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract.

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Sports Hernandez gets 7th win, Mariners beat Blue Jays 4-3 Hernandez gets 7th win, Mariners beat Blue Jays 4-3
Nelson Cruz hit his big league-leading 17th home run, Felix Hernandez became the first seven-game winner in the majors and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday night.
Sports Mariners fail in clutch situations, fall to Orioles 5-4
The Seattle Mariners spent nearly six hours trying to get a win that ultimately eluded their grasp for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was an ejection that infuriated manager Lloyd McClendon.
Sports Former players: NFL teams 'conspired' to push painkillers
Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

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Home Glacier collapses into ocean Glacier collapses into ocean
During a boat tour in Alaska's Prince William Sound, a group of tourists witnessed a huge glacier break off and fall into the water.
Home Adorable Daddy-Daughter Extreme Snowboarding Adorable Daddy-Daughter Extreme Snowboarding
Two little girls love to hit the slopes with their dads to do some extreme snowboarding. The dads are both expert snowboarders. They say not everyone should try these moves with their kids.

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Technology FAA unveils next-generation message system to reduce delays FAA unveils next-generation message system to reduce delays
A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors.
Consumer Top gas grills Top gas grills (Video)
Consumer Reports has finished testing more than 100 grills. Some weren't so hot, but we did find plenty of good options --particularly among medium-sized grills, which are the most popular. They usually hold about two dozen burgers.

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Technology Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star
An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.

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Business $100 billion Saudi built-from-scratch city to be ready by 2035
A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world's "largest new emerging market," said the CEO of the company in charge of the mega-project.
Business Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects
America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

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Offbeat Large stuffed tiger atop SUV generates 911 call
OK, it is a stuffed tiger - but it's a very large stuffed tiger. And the sight of it lashed to the top of an SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real.