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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.

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Local (New) Kidnapping suspect's sister files claim vs. FBI
The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI.

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National & World Washed-up wing part may be 1st trace of missing Malaysia jet Washed-up wing part may be 1st trace of missing Malaysia jet (Photo Gallery)
A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.

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Sports Tom Brady vows to fight on, denies 'deflategate' accusations
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension on Wednesday, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to "believe and unequivocally support" the three-time Super Bowl MVP.
Sports Godley, Peralta lead Diamondbacks past Mariners, 8-4
Rookie right-hander Zack Godley pitched six strong innings in his second career start, David Peralta had three hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

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Microsoft Review: Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor 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.

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Weather Even the most in-shape firefighters affected by Seattle's heat wave Even the most in-shape firefighters affected by Seattle's heat wave
Firefighters, by the nature of their job, already have one of the hottest jobs you could imagine. But what about when Mother Nature brings blazing temperatures on the outside as well?

When a massive fire broke out in an apartment building on Queen Anne Hill on July 1 , firefighters were called in from as far away as Redmond, Shoreline and Bellevue as temperatures were sitting at 90 degrees. Why so many firefighters from all over? To make sure there were plenty on hand to rotate in and out so firefighters didn't overheat.

And with 90 degrees suddenly common this summer around Seattle, I wondered how local fire departments were dealing with the relentless heat, and how they manage to keep firefighters cool when their surroundings are burning up.

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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.
Technology Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?
Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

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Business US home rental prices rise again in June
U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington.
Business Bleisure: Table for one? Dining alone on a business trip
A business trip might leave you too tired to venture out for dinner. But if you're up for something beyond room service or hotel restaurants, a good meal out is one way to brighten up long days spent in meetings. Here are some strategies for dining out while traveling for work.

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Offbeat Cat found alive aboard sunken boat
A trapped, hungry, wet and scared cat is now safe after it was found tucked away in a boat that had sank to the bottom of Lake Havasu.