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Offbeat Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast.

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Local Prosecutor: Gunman, others dead after shooting Prosecutor: Gunman, others dead after shooting
A Michigan camper was shot and killed as he slept when a drive-by gunman shot up five vehicles in an Oregon beach parking lot before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Tuesday.

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National & World St. Louis suburb pledges outreach efforts after shooting (Photo Gallery)
Ferguson's leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes.
National & World Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun
A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he thought the man pointed a gun at him, his new defense attorney said.

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Sports Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies
Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Sports Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too
Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team.
Sports Malcolm Smith back to practice for Seahawks
Malcolm Smith tracked the eyes of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and leapt into the air, snagging the football with one hand for an interception before racing 60 yards in the opposite direction for a touchdown.
Sports Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit
A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here Saying goodbye to the historic Mercer Island Coval House Saying goodbye to the historic Mercer Island Coval House (Photo Gallery)
After multiple appeals, the Mercer Island City council approved a plan in July that will tear down the five acre Mercer Island Coval House to make way for sixteen other homes to be built on the property. The MI 84th Limited Partnership bought the property for $7 million from Myer and Barbara Coval last year.

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Consumer Best local dry cleaners Best local dry cleaners (Video)
Researchers at checkbook.org want to help you find the best dry cleaners. They asked thousands of local customers to weigh in, and got feedback on nearly 150 dry cleaners throughout the Puget Sound area. The research turned up several notable trends.
Technology No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook
At a time when just about everyone and their mother is intent on publicizing the newest generation's early years on social media sites, an increasing number of parents are bucking the trend by consciously keeping their children's photos off the Internet.

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Entertainment Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96
Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."

Technology

Technology Government wants to make cars talk to each other
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.
Technology Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader
Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

Business

Business McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally
McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants.

Offbeat

Offbeat Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai
A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub.
Offbeat Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s
In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.