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Sports Sherman's big night leads Seahawks past 49ers again (Photo Gallery)
Richard Sherman set up the only touchdown with another key defensive play in this heated rivalry, then made a second interception with the 49ers driving late, and the Seattle Seahawks ended a five-game losing streak on San Francisco's home field with a 19-3 win Thursday night.
Sports 49ers fan barred from Seahawks game files appeal
A San Francisco 49ers fan who sued the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks and Ticketmaster because he was barred from buying playoff tickets has appealed a judge's order to dismiss the case.

Entertainment

Offbeat

Offbeat Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it
Pat Hanson of Central Point says she's lost about 10 pounds recently, an aftereffect of a fall, and noticed in church earlier this month that her mother's wedding ring was loose on her finger.

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YouNews The Great Wheel The Great Wheel
Spent Thanksgiving with family and friends at Fisherman's on Pier 57.

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Local & Regional

Local Money questions for new Hanford facility
State officials support the idea of a proposed new facility that would allow Hanford's vitrification plant to start treating some radioactive waste at the country's most contaminated nuclear site sooner, but worry about how the federal government will pay for the facility.

Around the World

National & World (New) Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.

Sports

Sports Ray Rice wins appeal, NFL suspension vacated Ray Rice wins appeal, NFL suspension vacated
Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the players' union said Friday.
Sports Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship
Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own.
Sports Huskies' quirky DT Shelton ready for finale
Washington's Danny Shelton can sometimes be the biggest, meanest, most intimidating presence on the field. His ability to cause havoc as a defensive tackle is why many are expecting the senior to get picked early in the NFL draft.

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here 6 tips for a u-cut Christmas tree family vacation (Photo Gallery)
If you plan on going Griswold this year and cutting your own tree Christmas Vacation-style, you’ll want to avoid some of the hilarious (and dangerous) missteps in the classic movie. Here are six tips for cutting your own Christmas tree this year, and making sure it stays fresh through the holiday season.
Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Photos: Nordstrom's holiday transformation (Photo Gallery)
There are several stages to the holiday season in Seattle. Stage 1 = Starbucks gets its red cups. Stage 2 = lights go up downtown. Stage 3 = Nordstrom transforms into it's fantastical holiday equivalent. We snuck behind the scenes to check out the elves hard at work in the downtown store last night.

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Home Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision (Photo Gallery)
President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint.

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Extras

Weather Front slices Puget Sound region into two distinct temperature camps Front slices Puget Sound region into two distinct temperature camps
There's the ever popular "don't like the weather, just wait 20 minutes" but in Western Washington, the adage should be "just drive 20 miles... or less."

A distinct warm front sat right over the North Sound Tuesday evening, bring a stark difference in temperature that if you were to drive from Seattle to Everett on I-5 , you'll have wondered if you entered some sort of meteorological portal around Shoreline.

Entertainment

Entertainment Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story
Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.
Entertainment Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.

Technology

Technology Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
The U.S. military, along with the auto industry, is scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.
Technology Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens - and their top-end price tags - and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.
Technology Does bad behavior really hurt business?
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
Technology Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment
Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun.

Business

Business Oil price plunge a panacea for much of world economy
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump.
Business Black Friday special: Prison handicrafts
Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure - an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.
Business European inflation dips again as energy costs tank
A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.

Offbeat

Offbeat Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
The battery-operated seat includes a fan that sucks in air, pushing it through an odor-eating carbon filter and over an optional scent pack. Product manager Jerry Bougher says the idea is to attack smells "where the action is."