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YouNews Up! Up! And away! Up! Up! And away!
When I saw this dramatic cloud to the north, it reminded me of smoke, rising in billows until it hits the jet stream, then it's pulled hundreds of miles east. I had to capture it quickly. Within minutes the effect had faded.

Local & Regional

Local (New) Ex-worker sues Safeway over leering customer
A former Safeway employee has filed a lawsuit against the grocery store chain saying she was forced to quit because a customer repeatedly stared at her breasts and made vulgar comments.

Around the World

National & World Cranes fall on homes in Netherlands, 1 survivor rescued
Rescuers pulled a survivor from under the wreckage of apartments and shops flattened on Monday shortly after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city toppled onto a row of buildings, a fire department spokesman said.


Sports Cruz hits 30th homer, Mariners beat Rockies 8-7 Cruz hits 30th homer, Mariners beat Rockies 8-7
Felix Hernandez pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Nelson Cruz homered in a fourth consecutive game to reach 30 for the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Monday night.
Sports Mariners outlast Twins 4-1 in 11 innings
Logan Morrison hadn't taken batting practice in the cage for four days because of a sore thumb and had only recently started swinging again since leaving a game on Wednesday.

Seattle Refined

Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Country Dough needs a bit more time to rise (Photo Gallery)
When Country Dough, Chef Cheng Biao Yang’s new Pike Place Market Chinese restaurant, is focused on its titular product, it succeeds marvelously. Unfortunately, an even more apt name might be Country Lettuce: the fillings (mostly lettuce) and sauces that are on top of, underneath, or within that dough don’t live up to the standard Biao Yang himself set at previous restaurants.

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Home Orcas pop out of water close to coast Orcas pop out of water close to coast
Whale watchers on an island in southern British Columbia got quite a treat. A pod of orcas popped out of the water very close to shore.

Your Life, Your Style

Consumer An app for Alzheimer's? (New) An app for Alzheimer's?
It seems like there is an app for everything. A new one called Gray Matters delivers reliable information each day about dementia and encourages behavior that may reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease.
Consumer Answering phone brings jail threat Answering phone brings jail threat (Video)
After what just happened, Barbara Berg feels kind of like the garden she waters every day - soaked. A company called her out of the blue about and said she owed $4,995 for an unpaid bill. It didn't add up- but Berg and her husband are in the process of buying property.


Weather Time lapse videos show off beauty, power of nature Time lapse videos show off beauty, power of nature (Video)
West coast photographers have been busy getting great videos of the power and beauty of nature lately, so it's a perfect time to feature a few in the blog.

This first one (above) is from Arizona storm chaser Mike Olbinski, who spent quite a bit of time traversing the Midwest and Desert Southwest compiling the video for his film, which has over 45,000 images.

I suggest playing the video full screen on 4k resolution if you've got the bandwidth for it. It's amazing.



Technology Review: Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor
With Windows 10, everyone gets along. There are still separate desktop and tablet modes, but you largely stick with one or the other depending on whether you have a keyboard.
Technology Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.
Technology Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means
Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.
Technology Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research
Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.


Business U.S. consumer spending edges up in June
Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items.